When one thinks about adventure motorcycles in the Ducati range, the Multistrada is the obvious option that pops out. However, there is a new offering based on the Scrambler. The 2017 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled has been launched in India at Rs 9.32 lakh, pan-India. This one is also powered by the Scrambler's 803cc L-twin air-cooled engine which makes 75PS/68Nm of torque. The engine is coupled to a 6-speed transmission.
The Ducati Scrambler is a mix of on/off-road. However, the Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled looks as if it can take care of some serious level of off-roading. The new offering gets its name from the custom motorcycles with a displacement of over 500cc that were made on the California desert. The Scrambler Desert Sled gets an aluminium handlebar with cross-strut while the front mudguard is placed higher. Additionally, the Desert Sled gets a reinforced tubular frame. It also features a new aluminium double-sided swingarm and a headlight grille.
Upfront, it gets 46mm fully adjustable USD forks and a Kayaba monoshock at the rear which can be adjusted for pre-load and rebound. Both the front and rear suspension offer 7.9 inches of travel. It gets a 330mm front disc brake with a radial 4-piston caliper and a 245mm rear-disc brake with a single-piston caliper. Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled gets ABS as standard.
It has a wheelbase of 1,505mm, a dry weight of 191 kilograms and a seat height of 860mm. It gets an under-seat storage compartment with a USB socket. The Scrambler Desert Sled gets a 19-inch front wheel and a 17-inch rear spoked wheels shod with Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR tyres.