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2020 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled [Model Overview]

2020 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled

The 2020 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled

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.

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled in one place.

2020 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled

Model Overview

General Info

  • Price: $ 11,995
  • Key Features:
    • LED Lighting
    • ABS
    • Fuel Injection

Key Specs

  • Engine type: 803 cc, L-Twin cylinder
  • Power: 73 HP
  • Dry weight: 193 kg (425,5 lb)
  • Seat height: 860 mm (33,9 in)

2020 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled

2020 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled Specifications

From Ducati Scrambler


Engine 803 cc, L-Twin, Desmodromic distribution, 2 valves per cylinder, air cooled
Power 73 HP
Bore x Stroke 88 mm x 66 mm
Compression Ratio 11:1
Fuel System Electronic fuel injection, 50 mm throttle body
Starter Electric
Exhaust Stainless steel muffler with catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes, aluminium tail pipes


Clutch Hydraulically controlled slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch
Transmission 6 Speed
Final Drive Chain, front spocket 15, rear sprocket 46


Suspension Front 46mm fully adjustable usd forks
Suspension Rear Kayaba rear shock, pre-load and rebound adjustable. Aluminium double-sided swingarm
Brakes Front Ø330 mm disc, radial 4-piston calliper with Bosch Cornering ABS as standard equipment
Brakes Rear Ø245 mm disc, 1-piston floating calliper with Bosch Cornering ABS as standard equipment
Tires Front Pirelli SCORPION™ RALLY STR 120/70 R19
Tires Rear
Pirelli SCORPION™ RALLY STR 170/60 R17
Fuel Tank Capacity 13,5 l – 3,57 gallon (US)
Color White Mirage


Spark Plugs
Headlight LED
Tail Light LED


Overall Length 2.200 mm (86,6 in)
Overall Width 940 mm (37,0 in) (mirrors)
Max Height 1.213 mm (47,8 in) (brake reservoir)
Wheelbase 1.505 mm (59,3 in)
Trail 112 mm (4,4 in)
Seat Height 860 mm (33,9 in) – low seat 840 mm (33,0 in) available as accessory
Dry Weight 193 kg (425,5 lb)


Warranty 24 months unlimited mileage

2020 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled

2020 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled Features

Premium LED Lighting

Headlight with glass lens and DRL. LED turn indicators.

New Red Frame

Reinforced for offroad use.

Offroad setting

High front mudguard. Extended rear fender. High plate holder. Variable cross-section handlebar. Adjustable Kayaba Suspensions with 46mm fork and 200mm excursion.


Front 120/70 R 19 M/C 60V M+S TL and rear 170/60 R 17 M/C 72V M+S TL tyres, for the right balance between off-road and enduro street performance.

Brand New Seat

860mm, with dedicated riding position.

Improved Riding Experience

Ducati Multimedia System ready. New selected gear indicator and fuel level. New handlebar switch controls. Hydraulic clutch control with adjustable lever.

Improved Security

Dual-channel Bosch Cornering ABS.

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