2021 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled Guide

2021 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled

2021 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled 2021 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled 2021 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled 2021 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled

2021 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled : EYE CATCHING EXCITEMENT.

Introducing the new 2021 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.

 

 

 

 

 

2021 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
  • Colour
    • “Sparking Blue” with details in “Ducati Red” and “Iceberg White”, black frame and golden rims
  • Main Features
    • Cornering ABS
    • Riding Mode Off Road
    • Exhaust with dual tailpipe and black covers
    • Reinforced off-road frame
    • Dedicated aluminium swingarm
    • 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.
    • 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
    • Dedicated logo
    • Ready for DMS (Ducati Multimedia System)
    • Hydraulic clutch control

 

 

2021 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.

 

 

 

 

2021 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $11995 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $ 13795 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £9995  GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
ENGINE
TYPE 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 73 hp (53,6 kW) 8250 rpm/min
TORQUE 48,8 lb-ft (66,2 Nm) @ 5750 rpm
FUEL INJECTION Electronic fuel injection, 50 mm throttle body
EXHAUST Stainless steel muffler with catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes, aluminium tail pipes
TRANSMISSION
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
CHASSIS
FRAME Tubular steel Trellis frame
FRONT SUSPENSION 46mm fully adjustable usd forks
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 200 mm
REAR TYRE Spoked aluminium wheel 4,50″ x 17″
WHEEL TRAVEL (FRONT/REAR) 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
INSTRUMENTATION LCD
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS
DRY WEIGHT 193 kg (425,5 lb)
KERB WEIGHT* 209 kg (460,8 lb)
SEAT HEIGHT 860 mm (33,9 in) – low seat 840 mm (33,0 in) available as accessory
WHEELBASE 1.505 mm (59,3 in)
RAKE 24°
TRAIL 112 mm (4,4 in)
FUEL TANK CAPACITY 13,5 l – 3,57 gallon (US)
NUMBER OF SEATS Dual seat
EQUIPMENT
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.
DEDICATED EQUIPMENT Aluminium handlebar with cross-strut, front stem protectors, seat with specific design, high front mudguard, long rear mudguard and high plate support
WARRANTY AND MAINTENANCE
WARRANTY 24 months unlimited mileage
MAINTENANCE SERVICE INTERVALS 12,000 km (7.500 m) / 12 months
DESMOSERVICE 12,000 km (7.500 m)
EMISSIONS AND CONSUMPTION (Only for countries where Euro 5 standard applies)
STANDARD Euro 5
CO2 EMISSIONS CO2 124 g/km
CONSUMPTION 5,4 l/100 km
*Kerb weights indicate total bike weight with all operating consumable liquids and a fuel tank filled to 90% of capacity (as per EU Regulation 44/2014 Annex XI).

 

 

2021 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details
ENGINE
TYPE 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 73 hp (53,6 kW) 8250 rpm/min
TORQUE 48,8 lb-ft (66,2 Nm) @ 5750 rpm
FUEL INJECTION Electronic fuel injection, 50 mm throttle body
EXHAUST Stainless steel muffler with catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes, aluminium tail pipes
TRANSMISSION
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
CHASSIS
FRAME Tubular steel Trellis frame
FRONT SUSPENSION 46mm fully adjustable usd forks
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 200 mm
REAR TYRE Spoked aluminium wheel 4,50″ x 17″
WHEEL TRAVEL (FRONT/REAR) 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
INSTRUMENTATION LCD
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS
DRY WEIGHT 193 kg (425,5 lb)
KERB WEIGHT* 209 kg (460,8 lb)
SEAT HEIGHT 860 mm (33,9 in) – low seat 840 mm (33,0 in) available as accessory
WHEELBASE 1.505 mm (59,3 in)
RAKE 24°
TRAIL 112 mm (4,4 in)
FUEL TANK CAPACITY 13,5 l – 3,57 gallon (US)
NUMBER OF SEATS Dual seat
EQUIPMENT
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.
DEDICATED EQUIPMENT Aluminium handlebar with cross-strut, front stem protectors, seat with specific design, high front mudguard, long rear mudguard and high plate support
WARRANTY AND MAINTENANCE
WARRANTY 24 months unlimited mileage
MAINTENANCE SERVICE INTERVALS 12,000 km (7.500 m) / 12 months
DESMOSERVICE 12,000 km (7.500 m)
EMISSIONS AND CONSUMPTION (Only for countries where Euro 5 standard applies)
STANDARD Euro 5
CO2 EMISSIONS CO2 124 g/km
CONSUMPTION 5,4 l/100 km
*Kerb weights indicate total bike weight with all operating consumable liquids and a fuel tank filled to 90% of capacity (as per EU Regulation 44/2014 Annex XI).

 

 

 

2021 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
ENGINE
TYPE 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 73 hp (53,6 kW) 8250 rpm/min
TORQUE 48,8 lb-ft (66,2 Nm) @ 5750 rpm
FUEL INJECTION Electronic fuel injection, 50 mm throttle body
EXHAUST Stainless steel muffler with catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes, aluminium tail pipes
TRANSMISSION
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
CHASSIS
FRAME Tubular steel Trellis frame
FRONT SUSPENSION 46mm fully adjustable usd forks
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 200 mm
REAR TYRE Spoked aluminium wheel 4,50″ x 17″
WHEEL TRAVEL (FRONT/REAR) 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
INSTRUMENTATION LCD
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS
DRY WEIGHT 193 kg (425,5 lb)
KERB WEIGHT* 209 kg (460,8 lb)
SEAT HEIGHT 860 mm (33,9 in) – low seat 840 mm (33,0 in) available as accessory
WHEELBASE 1.505 mm (59,3 in)
RAKE 24°
TRAIL 112 mm (4,4 in)
FUEL TANK CAPACITY 13,5 l – 3,57 gallon (US)
NUMBER OF SEATS Dual seat
EQUIPMENT
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.
DEDICATED EQUIPMENT Aluminium handlebar with cross-strut, front stem protectors, seat with specific design, high front mudguard, long rear mudguard and high plate support
WARRANTY AND MAINTENANCE
WARRANTY 24 months unlimited mileage
MAINTENANCE SERVICE INTERVALS 12,000 km (7.500 m) / 12 months
DESMOSERVICE 12,000 km (7.500 m)
EMISSIONS AND CONSUMPTION (Only for countries where Euro 5 standard applies)
STANDARD Euro 5
CO2 EMISSIONS CO2 124 g/km
CONSUMPTION 5,4 l/100 km
*Kerb weights indicate total bike weight with all operating consumable liquids and a fuel tank filled to 90% of capacity (as per EU Regulation 44/2014 Annex XI).

 

 


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