The new Ducati 2020 Scrambler Desert Sled Bike belongs to the deserts and mountains of California. It is a modern spin on off-road motorcycles that made American history in the 1960s and 1970s. Desert Slades were American-made bikes that first appeared in Southern California and Baja California, Mexico, in the 1960s and 1970s. These were off-road motorbikes with more than 500 cm3 engines stripped of all unnecessary features. They were equipped with off-road tires and spoke wheels, as well as a reusable suspension system and engine skid pan. The Desert Sled got its name from the engine skid pan, protecting the motorcycle from pebbles, rocks and harsh desert environments.
Over time, these motorcycles developed a motorcycle category of their own: no comparison was seen before their introduction. The Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled enlivens this energy – while adhering to the Scrambler Lifestyle principles, this bike is excellent for those who want to get off the asphalt and walk the less-traveled route, especially the red frame. Thanks to the swing arm, fork yoke, suspension, spoke wheel (front 19 ′) and ground-breaking lines, type-approved headlamp mesh guards, and high mid guards (specially made for this variant). Of course, the engine’s skid pan reflects the off-road capability of the Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled.
The scrambler has a distinctive riding posture thanks to the liner seat that maintains a height of 860 mm (a 20mm lower version is available as an alternative), adjustable cabana suspension with 200mm travel ( 46mm fork diameter), and rubber pads capable of replacing off-road style footpegs. Passenger pegs, which are separated from the rider, can be separated.
Desert Sled also has an off-road riding mode that allows ABS to be disconnected. The Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled has black codes on the spokes and measures 19 “at the front and 17” at the rear. They have Pirelli SCORPIONTM RALLY STR tires on the front, 120/70 R 19 M / C 60V M + S TL in the rear, and 170/60 R 17 M / C 72V M + S TL on the front. ScorpionTM Rally STR offers a kind of combination of tire off-road and enduro street performances.
Ducati 2020 Scrambler Desert Sled Bike – Features and Specs
The Ducati Scrambler family is complete with the debut of this variant that is the perfect symbol of the essence of this legendary motorcycle: two wheels, a wide handlebar, a basic engine, and a lot of fun. The Ducati Scrambler Icon Dark is the entry point in the “800” model line. It is an ideal place to customize your bike version, thanks to a large selection of unique accessories that complement the “matte black” color of tanks and fenders, as well as clothing. A comprehensive catalog outside of Ducati. Scrambler universe.
Ducati Scrambler Icon Dark Ducati Scrambler Icon is available in Full Throttle, Café Racer, and Desert Sled models. All Ducati Scrambler models are equipped with EURO 5 certified engines with the same performance as the EURO 4 engines.
The Ducati Scrambler® is an inconvenient, inexpensive, and essential combination of heritage and innovation. The updated Ducati Scrambler is more sophisticated, comfortable and secure, adding even more unbridled ‘Land of Joy’ pleasure!
Cool New Features
Check out the latest Scrambler®. Due to its fresh design, a popular bike stays in modern clothing.
Premium LED Lighting
Glass Lens Headlights with DRL LED turn signal.
Enhance the riding experience
Ducati Multimedia System has added a newly selected gear indicator and fuel level. New controls for the handlebar switch. Hydraulic clutch control with a lever that can be adjusted.
Bosch Corner ABS with dual channels.
The new Scrambler Desert Sled, off the most challenging roads in California and New Mexico, is designed for those who appreciate unconventional and less frequent walkways.
The primary yet brilliant, off-road version of Scrambler offers a unique blend of passion and lifestyle values.
New red frame reinforced for off-road use.
Front Mid Guard Raised The rear fender has been extended. Holder for a large plate. Handlebar with variable cross-section. Kayaba suspension with 46mm forks and 200mm cruises.
Pirelli ScorpionTM RALLY ST Tires
Front tire 120/70R 19 M/C 60V M plus S TL and Rear tire 170/60R 17 M/C 72V M plus S TL come standard for the best combination of off-road and enduro street performance.
New 860mm seat with designated riding position.
Ducati 2020 Scrambler Desert Sled Bike – Technical Specifications
|L-Twin, Desmodromic distribution, two valves per cylinder, air-cooled
|Bore x stroke
|88 x 66 mm
|54 kW (73 hp) @ 8,250 rpm
|67 Nm (49 lb-ft) @ 5,750 rpm
|Electronic fuel injection, 50 mm throttle body
|Exhaust system with single stainless steel muffler, aluminum silencer cover, catalytic converter, and two lambda probes
|Consumption – Emissions
|5,0 l/100 km – 117 g/km
|First=32/13; Second=30/18; Third=28/21; Fourth=26/23; Fifth=22/22; Sixth=24/26
|Straight cut gears, Ratio 1,85:1
|Chain, Front sprocket 15, rear sprocket 46
|Hydraulically controlled slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch
|All-new Tubular steel Trellis frame
|46mm fully adjustable USD forks
|200 mm (7.9 in)
|Spoked aluminum wheel 3,00″ x 19″
|All-new Pirelli SCORPION™ RALLY STR 120/70R19
|All-new Kayaba rear shock, pre-load and rebound adjustable. Aluminum double-sided swingarm
|200 mm (5,9 in)
|Spoked aluminum wheel 4,50″ x 17″
|Pirelli SCORPION™ RALLY STR 170/60 R17
|Ø330 mm disc, radial 4-piston caliper with Bosch Cornering ABS as standard equipment
|Ø245 mm disc, 1-piston floating caliper with Bosch Cornering ABS as standard equipment
Dimension and Weight
|1.505mm (59,3 inches)
|112mm (4.4 inches)
|Total steering lock
|Fuel tank capacity
|13.5 liters – 3.57 gallons (US)
|193 kg (425.5 lb)
|209kg (460.8 lb)
|860mm (33.9 inches)
|1.213 mm (478 inches) (brake reservoir)
|940 mm (37 inches) (mirrors)
|2.200 mm (866 inches)
|Number of seats
|24 months unlimited mileage
|Maintenance service intervals
|12,000 km (7.500 mi) / 12 months
|Valve clearance check
|12,000 km (7.500 mi)