Paper Fight: Ducati Icon Vs Full Throttle Vs Cafe Racer Vs Desert Sled

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Ducati had recently launched their all-new Scrambler range in India. The new Ducati Scrambler range includes the Icon, Full Throttle, Cafe Racer and Desert Sled, and are priced at Rs 7.89 Lakhs, Rs 8.92 Lakhs, Rs 9.78 Lakhs and Rs 9.93 Lakhs (ex-Showroom, India) respectively. This renewed series is specially built for more fun, comfort and safety. The bikes in this range have a lot in common like the same engines, same transmissions and same features, but they have a few distinguished specifications too. Let’s have a look at how these Scramblers are different from each other:

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Dimensions and Design

The Scrambler Icon is a classic Scrambler made specifically for style and comfort. The Icon and Full Throttle, both share the same dimensions and are 2100 mm in length, 855 mm in width and 1150 mm in height. However, the Desert Sled which is more off-road focused has a higher ride height and a tough look for difficult terrains and is 2200 mm in length, 940 mm in width and 1213 mm in height. The Cafe Racer gets lowered handlebars and a retro-racing look and is 2090 mm in length, 875 mm in width, and 1066 mm in height.

LengthWidthHeightWheelbaseSeat Height
Icon2100 mm855 mm1150 mm1445 mm798 mm
Desert Sled2200 mm940 mm1213 mm1505 mm860 mm
Full Throttle2100 mm855 mm1150 mm1445 mm798 mm
Cafe Racer2090 mm875 mm1066 mm1436 mm805 mm

Scrambler Ducati Desert Sled rear view


Although the bikes in this range have many mechanical similarities, the main differences are in some components. The Icon and Full Throttle share an identical chassis and get a 41mm USD front fork and a rear monoshock. However, the Desert Sled gets a 46 mm USD front fork and a rear monoshock with a double-sided swingarm. The Cafe Racer gets the same chassis as the Icon and Full Throttle but is equipped with Pirelli Diablo Rosso 3 Racing tyres and a set of aluminium spoke rims which are shared with the Desert Sled too.

Front SuspensionFront TyreRear SuspensionRear TyreRims
Icon41 mm USD ForkPirelli MT R18MonoShockPirelli MT R1710-Spoke Alloys
Desert Sled46 mm USD ForkPirelli Scorpion R19MonoShock with Double-Sided swing-armPirelli Scorpion R17Aluminium Spokes
Full Throttle41 mm USD ForkPirelli MT R18MonoShockPirelli MT R1710-Spoke Alloys
Cafe Racer41 mm USD ForkPirelli Diablo Rosso 3 R17MonoShockPirelli Diablo Rosso 3 R17Aluminium Spokes

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The 2019 Ducati Scrambler range has been priced between Rs 7.89 lakh to Rs 9.93 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The Icon is priced at Rs. 7.89 lakhs, the Full Throttle is priced at Rs. 8.92 lakhs, the Cafe Racer is priced at Rs.9.78 lakhs and the Desert Sled is priced at Rs.9.93 lakhs.

Price (Ex-showroom, Mumbai)
IconRs 7.89 lakhs
Desert SledRs 9.93 lakhs
Full ThrottleRs 8.92 lakhs
Cafe RacerRs 9.78 lakhs
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