Ducati India has announced the launch of the Scrambler Desert Sled. The motorcycle draws inspiration from the off-road bikes of the ’60s and ’70s that made US motorcycling history in the mountains and deserts of California. The Scrambler Desert Sled features modified frame and suspension, high mudguards (specially designed for this version), type-approved headlight mesh guard and engine skid plate which lend to the off-road capability of the motorcycle.
The motorcycle comes equipped with the EURO 4-compliant, twin-cylinder 803 cm3 air and oil-cooled engine which is tuned to deliver 75 hp of power at 8,250 rpm and 68 Nm of torque at 5,750 rpm. The engine comes equipped with a 6-speed gearbox. The updated homologation introduces a new throttle control and an all-new engine calibration that is claimed to have made power delivery even smoother, especially at the bottom end of the rev range.
Ergonomics are characterised by a new riding position 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 19-inch front and 17-inch rear spoked wheels on the Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled mount the new Pirelli SCORPION RALLY STR tyres that have been specially designed to combine the performance of a top-flight off-road tyre with that of an enduro street one.
Stopping power is provided by Brembo braking system featuring 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 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled also comes with a dedicated accessory and apparel line. The Scrambler Desert Sled is available in ‘Red Dusk’ and ‘White Mirage’ with black frame and spoked wheels with gold rims at INR 9,32,000 and INR 9,45,000 (Ex-showroom) respectively.
Meanwhile, prices for the Euro 4 version of the Scrambler Icon and Scrambler Classic start at INR 7,23,000 and INR 8,48,000 respectively. Bookings for Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled, Icon and Classic (now available in Euro 4 version) are open.