Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled

Complete details of Scrambler Desert Sled Motorcycle

Launched in India in May 2017.

The Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled is the Scrambler model based on the modified adventure bikes that were used by the riders in Californian Desert. Such bikes were fitted with rugged knobby tyres, high travel suspension, engine protectors and reinforced spoked wheels to withstand the untamed terrains. Therefore, the Ducati Desert Sled get all those above-mentioned features. It is equipped with aluminium handlebar with cross-strut, reinforced tubular frame, high front mudguard, stainless steel muffler with aluminium steel pipes, homologate grill, aluminium double sided swingarm with fully adjustable suspension and 19-inch gold spoked wheels.

The Desert Sled gets the same 803cc, L-Twin, Desmodromic, liquid-cooled engine found in the entire Scrambler clan. It comes mated to 6-speed manual gearbox to transmit the power to rear wheels. Moreover, it is BS-IV and Euro-IV compliant engine with lowest of the emissions.

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Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled Price Rs. 9,32,000 [Ex-showroom, New Delhi]

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Delhi, New Delhi Rs. 9,32,000 --
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Technical Specifications
Vehicle TypeMotorcycle
Engine Displacement803.00 cc
Engine DetailsL-Twin, Desmodromic distribution, 2 valves per cylinder, air cooled
Engine StartingElectric Push Start
Bore x Stroke88mm x 66mm
Compression Ratio11.1:1
ClutchAPTC wet multiplate with mechanical control
Fuel SystemElectronic fuel injection, 50 mm throttle body
Cooling SystemAir Cooled
Maximum Power75 bhp @ 8250 rpm
Maximum Torque68.9 Nm @ 5750 rpm
Transmission6 speed
Gear Shift Pattern1-N-2-3-4-5-6
Head LampLED with light guides
Tail LampLED Tail Lamp with diffusion lights
Front Brake330 mm disc, radial 4-piston calliper with ABS as standard equipment
Rear Brake245 mm disc, 1-piston floating calliper with ABS as standard equipment
Chassis and Suspension
FrameTubular Steel Trellis Frame
Front Suspension46mm fully adjustable usd forks
Rear SuspensionKayaba rear shock, pre-load and rebound adjustable. Aluminium double-sided swingarm
Wheels / RimSpoked Aluminium
Front TyrePirelli SCORPIONTM RALLY STR 120/70 R19
Rear TyrePirelli SCORPION™ RALLY STR 170/60 R17
Length2200 mm
Width940 mm
Height1213 mm
Wheelbase1505 mm
Weight207 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity13.5 litres

First Impression Review

The Desert Sled, as the name goes is a motorcycle belongs to the harsh and hot desert. Back in the 60s and 70s, riders used to customise and develop their motorcycle to suits the harsh and high temperatures of the Californian desert. The customisation ranges from motorcycles over 500cc and comes with heavy duty knobbly tyres, highly reinforced suspensions, very rigid spoked wheels and hard cased engine protection plates to enable the motorcycle to cross the very harsh and high temperatures of the desert.

Scrambler Desert Sled

Ducati followed this legendary custom and decided to make a motorcycle entirely for this purpose, and that's how the Scrambler Desert Sled was born. While making this motorcycles, Ducati was successful in preserving the legacy and heritage of the mighty Desert Sleds that conquered the deserts and hefty mountains of California back in the old times.

The Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled looks a more like any other Scrambler, but with knobby tyres, fly mudguards and teardrop fuel tank with a grilled headlamp to make it more suits to the harsh conditions. The looks of the Desert Sled commands unique dynamics and power that matches with the harshness of the Desert. Ducati has provided with a LED with light guides at the front and an LED Tail Lamp with diffusion lights at the rear. The illumination setup gives the Desert Sled a unique appearance while at night.

Ducati Desert Sled


The Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled comes with an L-Twin 803 cc air and oil-cooled engine with Desmodromic distribution. The engine has the capacity to produce 75 bhp of power at 8,250 rpm and 68 Nm of torque at 5,750 rpm. The massive engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox.The Sled uses Electronic fuel injection with 50 mm throttle body system as its Fuel System and comes with APTC wet multiplate with mechanical control as its clutch system.

Chassis, Suspension and Braking

Being a Desert Sled emerged from the DNA of the Urban Enduro, the Ducati Desert Sled has off-road capabilities to make it more usable for riders while on off-road also. The Sled comes with a very strong and heavy duty Tubular steel Trellis frame to make it stronger while engaging on mountains and roads.

Scrambler Desert Sled

The braking system of the Sled comes with 330 mm disc, radial 4-piston calliper with ABS as standard equipment at the front and a 245 mm disc, 1-piston floating calliper with ABS as standard equipment at the rear. Ducati has provided Spoked Aluminium wheels to the Sled instead of alloy wheels to make it withstand the untamed deserts and mountains. A Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR tyres are provided within the bike as standard fitment at the front and rear. The Desert Sled comes with an overall weight of 207 kg.

Final Words

The Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled has all the capacity and vigour to be a very powerful scrambler that has the capacity to conquer the untamed mountains and deserts with ultimate virality. The legacy and heritage of the Desert Sled are carefully preserved in the making of this Scrambler. The Ducati Desert Sled is a perfect fit for those who look for an adventurous life in the mountains and deserts and also match with the likes of the one having an ultimate passion for Scramblers.
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