The Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled takes inspiration from the off-road bikes of the ’60s and ’70s that made history in the mountains and deserts of California back then.
Ducati India has just announced the launch of its Scrambler Desert Sled. The Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled features an all-new chassis set-up which is perfect for ‘soft off-road’ adventure riding. The modified frame and suspension, high mudguards (specially designed for this version), type-approved headlight mesh guard and engine skid plate lend to its off-road capability. It is based on a Urban Enduro version with a functional off-road style. It riding position too is completely different from the said motorcycle thanks to the full 200 mm extended travel on the front and rear suspension, higher seat (a 20 mm low seat option is available as an accessory) and off-road style foot pegs with removable rubber pads.
The Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled is powered by a EURO 4-compliant, twin-cylinder 803cc air and oil-cooled engine that delivers 75 HP at 8,250 RPM and a torque of 68 Nm at 5,750 RPM. The engine has been recalibrated to ensure smoother power delivery. The Brembi braking system features a Bosch 9.1 MP ABS system with pressure sensor. The front wheel has a single 330 mm disc and a 4-piston Brembo M4.32B monobloc caliper while the rear features a 245 mm disc gripped by a 32 mm diameter piston caliper. The Scrambler Desert Sled is available in ‘Red Dusk’ and ‘White Mirage’ with black frame and spoked wheels with gold rims at Rs. 9,32,000/- and Rs. 9,45,000/- (Ex-showroom) respectively.
Sergi Canovas Garriga, Managing Director of Ducati India said, “We’ve introduced for the first time in India, a motorcycle in the ‘easy off-road’ category. Staying true to the Scrambler family and inspiration from the ’60s and ’70s, California motorcycle scene, the Desert Sled reinforces the pure essence of motorcycling: two wheels, wide handlebars, a straightforward engine and endless fun. The bike is perfect for the city and to get off the tarmac and explore the road less traveled.”