The latest Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled is more than just nostalgia. While it takes its inspiration directly from the golden age of scrambling during the 1960s and 70s, the modern Desert Sled features more than enough of its own character to be a legend in its own right. It’s a modern off-road bias scrambler.
Ducati’s Desert Sled version of the Scrambler comes complete with a special frame that has been reinforced for real off-road use, with a number of other off-road practicalities. There’s a higher front mudguard, an extended rear fender, a higher-positioned license plate holder, and a more practical handlebar position. It features a higher riding position too.
The latest iteration of the Scrambler Desert Sled comes equipped with the same engine found on most Ducati Scrambler models: an 802cc air-cooled L-twin engine that produces up to 73 horsepower at 8,250 rpm, and 49 lb-ft of peak torque at 5,750 rpm. It’s a potent powerhouse for a motorcycle with an off-road bias, but the power is delivered right where you want it without being overwhelming.
Other cool features of the Desert Sled include premium LED lighting, new switch controls, hydraulic clutch control, adjustable Kayaba suspension, Pirelli Scorpion Rally ST tires, and Bosch cornering ABS.
For 2020, the Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled gets a new color scheme called “White Mirage,” a white color scheme over a red frame, with black spoked wheels. Prices for the 2020 Desert Sled start from $11,995.
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