Milan show: two new Ducati Scramblers unveiled: Desert Sled and Café Racer


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.


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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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