06-scrambler-desert-sled

Two new models are joining the Ducati Scrambler range: the Café Racer and the Desert Sled. The first is an interpretation of the legendary ’60s café racer bikes, while the latter is inspired by ‘60s and ‘70s off-road bikes.

Although different in looks, both Scrambler versions mount the EURO 4-compliant, twin-cylinder 803 cc air and oil-cooled engine taken from the Icon. Together with the new homologation comes a new throttle control and an up-to-the-minute engine calibration that has made power delivery smoother, especially at the bottom end of the rev range.

Advert
Advert

Equipped with a 6-speed gearbox, the twin-cylinder Desmodue engine on the Scrambler has been designed to favour smooth running and fluid acceleration throughout the rev range, delivering 75bhp at 8,250rpm and a torque of 68Nm at 5,750rpm. Designed to be simple and accessible, just like the Scrambler itself, it features 12,000km (7,500mile) maintenance intervals.

Ducati Scrambler Café Racer

  • Desmodue twin-cylinder engine, EURO 4-compliant, with black finish and machined cooling fins.
  • Termignoni exhaust with dual tailpipes and black anodized aluminium cover
  • 17” Pirelli DIABLO™ ROSSO II tyres, 120/70 ZR 17 up front and 180/55 ZR17 at the rear
  • Dedicated seat with cover for passenger section
  • Lateral number holders
  • Separate aluminium handlebars
  • Fully adjustable upside down fork with black anodized sleeves
  • Sporty front mudguard
  • Rear-view mirrors mounted on aluminium handlebars
  • “Café racer” nose fairing
  • Front radial brake pump
  • Steel teardrop fuel tank with interchangeable side panels
  • Dedicated logo
  • Low plate holder

Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled

  • Desmodue twin-cylinder engine, EURO 4-compliant with black finish
  • Exhaust with dual tail pipe and black covers
  • Reinforced off-road frame
  • New aluminium swingarm
  • Spoked wheels, 19″ at the front and 17″ at the rear, with Pirelli SCORPION™ RALLY STR tyres, 120/70 R19 M/C 60V M+S TL at the front and 170/60 R 17 M/C 72V M+S TL at the rear
  • Dedicated seat with a height of 860 mm
  • Tapered handlebars with reinforcement strut
  • Adjustable Kayaba upside down fork with 200 mm of travel
  • Adjustable Kayaba rear shock absorber with separate gas cartridge
  • Steel teardrop fuel tank with interchangeable side panels
  • Front headlight with type-approved mesh guard
  • High front mudguard
  • Extended rear mudguard
  • High plate holder
Tony Carter

Does this get you revved up? Tell us why...


Bikes for sale


Subscribe to MoreBikes Newspaper

Get MoreBikes delivered through your letterbox every month. 12 issues for £15. Click here for more information.


Get MoreBikes.co.uk Updates

Enter your e-mail address below and you will receive biking news straight into your inbox...



You can unsubscribe at any time.