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2020 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled

2020 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled 2020 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled 2020 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled 2020 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled 2020 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled

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2020 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled:

The Desert Sled comes directly from the deserts and mountains of California and offers a fresh take on the off-road bikes of the ’60s and ’70s that made American history.

Desert Sleds were American-born bikes that appeared in Southern California and in Baja California, Mexico, in the ’60s and ’70s. These were road bikes with engine displacements of over 500 cm3, stripped of any non-essential accessories. Fitted with off-road tyres and spoked wheels, they were also given modified suspension systems and engine skid pans. In fact, it’s the engine skid pan – vital in shielding the bike from rocks, stones and the unforgiving desert terrain – that gave the Desert Sled its name.

Over the years these bikes became a motorcycle category in their own right: until their arrival, no comparable style had ever been seen.

The Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled faithfully revives that spirit – but without abandoning the unique Scrambler lifestyle values. Thanks to the dedicated red frame, swingarm, fork yokes and suspension, the spoked wheels (19″ at the front) and ground-breaking lines, this bike is simply perfect for those who want to get off the asphalt and take a less- beaten track. The off-road capability of the Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled is also evident in the type-approved headlight mesh guard, high mudguards (specially designed for this version) and, of course, the engine skid pan.

Thanks to a seat with a lining that maintains a height of 860 mm (a 20 mm lower version is available as an optional), adjustable Kayaba suspension (with 46 mm fork diameter) with 200 mm of travel and off-road style footpegs with removable rubber pads, this Scrambler also has a dedicated riding position. Passenger pegs – separated from the rider’s – are removable.

The Desert Sled also features an Off-Road Riding Mode that allows disengagement of the ABS.

Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled wheels are of the spoked type with black rims, 19’’ at the front and 17’’ at the rear. They mount Pirelli SCORPION™ RALLY STR tyres, 120/70 R 19
M/C 60V M+S TL up front and 170/60 R 17 M/C 72V M+S TL at
the rear. SCORPION™ RALLY STR tyres provide a unique combination of outstanding off-road and Enduro street performance.

 

 

Self-Expression

The Ducati Scrambler family is completed thanks to the arrival of the version that best represents the essentialness of this iconic motorcycle: two wheels, a wide handlebar, a simple engine and a ton of fun. It’s called the Ducati Scrambler Icon Dark and it is the gateway to the “800” model range. It represents the perfect starting point for creating your own version of the bike thanks to the wide range of original accessories that suit the “Matte Black” colour of the tank and fenders, just like the extensive catalogue of apparel that completes the Ducati Scrambler world.

The Ducati Scrambler Icon Dark the versions Ducati Scrambler Icon, the Full Throttle, the Café Racer, and the Desert Sled. All the Ducati Scrambler model range is equipped with EURO 5 compliant engines with the same performance of the EURO 4 engines.

 

 

2020 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Main as-standard features Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled

• Colours
o White Mirage with red frame and spoked wheels with black rims

• Features
o Cornering ABS
o Riding Mode Off Road
o Exhaust with dual tailpipe and black covers
o Reinforced off-road frame
o Dedicated aluminium swingarm
o Spoked wheels, 19″ at the front and 17″ at the rear, with Pirelli SCORPION™ RALLY STR tyres, 120/70 R 19 M/C 60V M+S TL at the front and 170/60 R 17 M/C 72V M+S TL at the rear.
o dedicated seat with a height of 860 mm
o Tapered handlebars with reinforcement strut
o Adjustable Kayaba upside down fork with 200 mm of travel
o Adjustable Kayaba rear shock absorber with separate gas cartridge
o Steel teardrop fuel tank with interchangeable side panels
o Front headlight with type-approved mesh guard
o High front mudguard
o Extended rear mudguard
o High plate holder
o Dedicated logo

 

 

 

2020 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Nonconformist, affordable and essential, the Ducati Scrambler® is the perfect blend of tradition and innovation. The renewed Ducati Scrambler is more contemporary, more comfortable and safer, ensuring even more carefree ‘Land of Joy’ fun!

Cool New Features
Explore the latest Scrambler®. A legendary bike lives again in a truly contemporary guise thanks to its new design.

Premium LED Lighting – Headlight with glass lens and DRL. LED turn indicators.

Improved Riding Experience – Ducati Multimedia System ready. New selected gear indicator and fuel level. New handlebar switch controls. Hydraulic clutch control with adjustable lever.

Improved Security – Dual-channel Bosch Cornering ABS.

Making its way out of the roughest roads of California and New Mexico, the new Scrambler Desert Sled is designed for those who love the unconventional streets and the less traveled paths.
This essential and yet grand version of Scrambler offers a unique mix of off-road spirit and lifestyle values.

New Red Frame – Reinforced for offroad use.

Offroad setting – High front mudguard. Extended rear fender. High plate holder. Variable cross-section handlebar. Adjustable Kayaba Suspensions with 46mm fork and 200mm excursion.

Pirelli SCORPION™ RALLY ST Tyres – Front 120/70 R 19 M/C 60V M+S TL and rear 170/60 R 17 M/C 72V M+S TL tyres, for the right balance between off-road and enduro street performance.

Brand New Seat – 860mm, with dedicated riding position.

 

 

 

 

2020 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ See Dealer USD
Canada MSRP Price: $ See Dealer CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ 9,995 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

L-Twin, Desmodromic distribution, 2 valves per cylinder, air cooled
Displacement
803 cc
Bore x stroke
88 x 66 mm
Compression ratio
11:1
Power **
54 kW (73 hp) @ 8,250 rpm
Torque **
67 Nm (49 lb-ft) @ 5,750 rpm
Fuel injection
Electronic fuel injection, 50 mm throttle body
Exhaust
Exhaust system with single stainless steel muffler, aluminium silencer cover, catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes
Standard
Euro 4
Consumption – Emissions
5,0 l/100 km – 117 g/km

Gearbox
6 speed
Ratio
1=32/13 2=30/18 3=28/21 4=26/23 5=22/22 6=24/26
Primary drive
Straight cut gears, Ratio 1,85:1
Final drive
Chain, front spocket 15, rear sprocket 46
Clutch
Hydraulically controlled slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch

Frame
Tubular steel Trellis frame
Front suspension
46mm fully adjustable usd forks
Front wheel travel
200 mm (7,9 in)
Front wheel
Spoked aluminium wheel 3,00″ x 19″
Front tyre
Pirelli SCORPION™ RALLY STR 120/70 R19
Rear suspension
Kayaba rear shock, pre-load and rebound adjustable. Aluminium double-sided swingarm
Rear wheel travel
200 mm (5,9 in)
Rear wheel
Spoked aluminium wheel 4,50″ x 17″
Rear tyre
Pirelli SCORPION™ RALLY STR 170/60 R17
Front brake
Ø330 mm disc, radial 4-piston calliper with Bosch Cornering ABS as standard equipment
Rear brake
Ø245 mm disc, 1-piston floating calliper with Bosch Cornering ABS as standard equipment
Dashboard
LCD

Wheelbase
1.505 mm (59,3 in)
Rake
24°
Trail
112 mm (4,4 in)
Total steering lock
35°
Fuel tank capacity
13,5 l – 3,57 gallon (US)
Dry weight
193 kg (425,5 lb)
Wet weight***
209 kg (460,8 lb)
Seat height
860 mm (33,9 in) – low seat 840 mm (33,0 in) available as accessory
Max height
1.213 mm (47,8 in) (brake reservoir)
Max width
940 mm (37,0 in) (mirrors)
Max length
2.200 mm (86,6 in)
Number of seats
Dual seat
Standard equipment
Steel tank with interchangeable aluminium side panels, headlight with DRL by LED light-guide and interchangeable aluminium cover, LED rear light with diffusion-light, LED turn indicator, LCD instruments with gear and fuel level indications and interchangeable aluminium cover, under-seat storage compartment with USB socket, ABS cornering, machine-finished aluminium belt covers, black engine with brushed fins.
DESERT SLED equipment
Aluminium handlebar with cross-strut, front stem protectors, seat with specific design, high front mudguard, long rear mudguard and high plate support

Warranty
24 months unlimited mileage
Maintenance service intervals
12,000 km (7.500 mi) / 12 months
Valve clearance check
12,000 km (7.500 mi)

 

 

 

2020 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details

L-Twin, Desmodromic distribution, 2 valves per cylinder, air cooled
Displacement
803 cc
Bore x stroke
88 x 66 mm
Compression ratio
11:1
Power **
54 kW (73 hp) @ 8,250 rpm
Torque **
67 Nm (49 lb-ft) @ 5,750 rpm
Fuel injection
Electronic fuel injection, 50 mm throttle body
Exhaust
Exhaust system with single stainless steel muffler, aluminium silencer cover, catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes
Standard
Euro 4
Consumption – Emissions
5,0 l/100 km – 117 g/km

Gearbox
6 speed
Ratio
1=32/13 2=30/18 3=28/21 4=26/23 5=22/22 6=24/26
Primary drive
Straight cut gears, Ratio 1,85:1
Final drive
Chain, front spocket 15, rear sprocket 46
Clutch
Hydraulically controlled slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch

Frame
Tubular steel Trellis frame
Front suspension
46mm fully adjustable usd forks
Front wheel travel
200 mm (7,9 in)
Front wheel
Spoked aluminium wheel 3,00″ x 19″
Front tyre
Pirelli SCORPION™ RALLY STR 120/70 R19
Rear suspension
Kayaba rear shock, pre-load and rebound adjustable. Aluminium double-sided swingarm
Rear wheel travel
200 mm (5,9 in)
Rear wheel
Spoked aluminium wheel 4,50″ x 17″
Rear tyre
Pirelli SCORPION™ RALLY STR 170/60 R17
Front brake
Ø330 mm disc, radial 4-piston calliper with Bosch Cornering ABS as standard equipment
Rear brake
Ø245 mm disc, 1-piston floating calliper with Bosch Cornering ABS as standard equipment
Dashboard
LCD

Wheelbase
1.505 mm (59,3 in)
Rake
24°
Trail
112 mm (4,4 in)
Total steering lock
35°
Fuel tank capacity
13,5 l – 3,57 gallon (US)
Dry weight
193 kg (425,5 lb)
Wet weight***
209 kg (460,8 lb)
Seat height
860 mm (33,9 in) – low seat 840 mm (33,0 in) available as accessory
Max height
1.213 mm (47,8 in) (brake reservoir)
Max width
940 mm (37,0 in) (mirrors)
Max length
2.200 mm (86,6 in)
Number of seats
Dual seat
Standard equipment
Steel tank with interchangeable aluminium side panels, headlight with DRL by LED light-guide and interchangeable aluminium cover, LED rear light with diffusion-light, LED turn indicator, LCD instruments with gear and fuel level indications and interchangeable aluminium cover, under-seat storage compartment with USB socket, ABS cornering, machine-finished aluminium belt covers, black engine with brushed fins.
DESERT SLED equipment
Aluminium handlebar with cross-strut, front stem protectors, seat with specific design, high front mudguard, long rear mudguard and high plate support

Warranty
24 months unlimited mileage
Maintenance service intervals
12,000 km (7.500 mi) / 12 months
Valve clearance check
12,000 km (7.500 mi)

 

 

2020 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details

L-Twin, Desmodromic distribution, 2 valves per cylinder, air cooled
Displacement
803 cc
Bore x stroke
88 x 66 mm
Compression ratio
11:1
Power **
54 kW (73 hp) @ 8,250 rpm
Torque **
67 Nm (49 lb-ft) @ 5,750 rpm
Fuel injection
Electronic fuel injection, 50 mm throttle body
Exhaust
Exhaust system with single stainless steel muffler, aluminium silencer cover, catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes
Standard
Euro 4
Consumption – Emissions
5,0 l/100 km – 117 g/km

Gearbox
6 speed
Ratio
1=32/13 2=30/18 3=28/21 4=26/23 5=22/22 6=24/26
Primary drive
Straight cut gears, Ratio 1,85:1
Final drive
Chain, front spocket 15, rear sprocket 46
Clutch
Hydraulically controlled slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch

Frame
Tubular steel Trellis frame
Front suspension
46mm fully adjustable usd forks
Front wheel travel
200 mm (7,9 in)
Front wheel
Spoked aluminium wheel 3,00″ x 19″
Front tyre
Pirelli SCORPION™ RALLY STR 120/70 R19
Rear suspension
Kayaba rear shock, pre-load and rebound adjustable. Aluminium double-sided swingarm
Rear wheel travel
200 mm (5,9 in)
Rear wheel
Spoked aluminium wheel 4,50″ x 17″
Rear tyre
Pirelli SCORPION™ RALLY STR 170/60 R17
Front brake
Ø330 mm disc, radial 4-piston calliper with Bosch Cornering ABS as standard equipment
Rear brake
Ø245 mm disc, 1-piston floating calliper with Bosch Cornering ABS as standard equipment
Dashboard
LCD

Wheelbase
1.505 mm (59,3 in)
Rake
24°
Trail
112 mm (4,4 in)
Total steering lock
35°
Fuel tank capacity
13,5 l – 3,57 gallon (US)
Dry weight
193 kg (425,5 lb)
Wet weight***
209 kg (460,8 lb)
Seat height
860 mm (33,9 in) – low seat 840 mm (33,0 in) available as accessory
Max height
1.213 mm (47,8 in) (brake reservoir)
Max width
940 mm (37,0 in) (mirrors)
Max length
2.200 mm (86,6 in)
Number of seats
Dual seat
Standard equipment
Steel tank with interchangeable aluminium side panels, headlight with DRL by LED light-guide and interchangeable aluminium cover, LED rear light with diffusion-light, LED turn indicator, LCD instruments with gear and fuel level indications and interchangeable aluminium cover, under-seat storage compartment with USB socket, ABS cornering, machine-finished aluminium belt covers, black engine with brushed fins.
DESERT SLED equipment
Aluminium handlebar with cross-strut, front stem protectors, seat with specific design, high front mudguard, long rear mudguard and high plate support

Warranty
24 months unlimited mileage
Maintenance service intervals
12,000 km (7.500 mi) / 12 months
Valve clearance check
12,000 km (7.500 mi)

 

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