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2022 Ducati Desert Sled [Specs, Features, Photos]

2022 Ducati Desert Sled

Desert X Too Much? Take A Look At The 2022 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled

Most of the Scramblers models in the 2022 Ducati lineup haven’t been updated for the new year. The Scrambler Desert Sled remains the same for 2022. Very much a homage to the desert racers of the past from the Italian Manufacturer, it’s got red and white details on the tank and mudguards, plus a new, off-road character for tackling the dunes.

While the engine has seen a bit of an upgrade to meet emissions standards in Europe, nothing drastic has changed. Ducati Motorcycle kept the motor the same 803cc Desmodromic L-twin engine as before, producing the same outputs of 73 horsepower and 48.8 lb-ft of peak torque. In terms of standard equipment, it also features the usual cornering ABS technology, with smart LED lighting and LCD instrumentation.

The Desert Sled does get a few tasty mods though. These come in the form of an aluminum handlebar with a cross-strut, front stem protectors, a high front mudguard, a longer rear mudguard, and a specially designed seat for real desert scrambling.

For 2022, the Scrambler Desert Sled is available in a stunning “Sparking Blue” color option with red and white details. “Look Ma! It comes with golden rims!”

The 2022 Ducati Desert Sled starts at MSRP: $11,695 USD / $13,295 CDN

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2022 Ducati Desert Sled in one place.

2022 Ducati Desert Sled

Model Overview

General Info

  • Price: 
    • 2022 Ducati Nightshift MSRP: $12,395 USD / $14,095 CDN
  • Key Features:
    • Aluminum handlebar with a cross-strut
    • Unique retro-racing color option
    • Premium LED lighting system as standard
    • Offroad setting
    • New offroad spec seat cover

Main Specs

  • Engine: 803 cc Desmodromic L-Twin engine
  • Power: 73 HP
  • Torque: 48.8 lb-ft
  • Dry Weight: 381 lbs (173 kg)
  • Seat Height: 31.4 in (798 mm)


2022 Ducati Desert Sled

2022 Ducati Desert Sled Specifications

From Ducati


Engine 803cc, L-Twin, Desmodromic distribution, 2 valves per cylinder, air cooled
Power 73 hp (53,6 kW) 8250 rpm/min
Bore x Stroke 88 x 66 mm
Compression Ratio 11:1
Fuel Injection Electronic fuel injection, 50 mm throttle body
Starter Electric
Exhaust Stainless steel muffler with catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes, aluminium tail pipes
Torque 6,7 Kgm (66,2 Nm) @ 5750 rpm


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)


Spark Plugs
Headlight LED
Tail Light LED


Max Length 2.200 mm (86,6 in)
Max Width 940 mm (37,0 in) (mirrors)
Max height 1.213 mm (47,8 in) (brake reservoir)
Wheelbase 1.505 mm (59,3 in)
Rake 24°
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

2022 Ducati Desert Sled

2022 Ducati Desert Sled Features

New livery

New “Sparking Blue” livery enriched with red and white details on the tank and mudguards. This livery is a tribute to the Enduro bikes of the 80s and enhances the distinctly off-road character of the bike, along with the golden rims and the classic black frame.

Premium LED Lighting

Headlight with glass lens and DRL. LED turn indicators.

Offroad setting

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

Pirelli SCORPION™ RALLY ST tyres

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.

Optimize riding experience & safety

Ducati Multimedia System ready. Selected gear indicator and fuel level. Handlebar switch controls. Hydraulic clutch control with adjustable lever. Dual-channel Bosch Cornering ABS.

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