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Ducati launches the all new Scrambler Desert Sled in India

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  • Ducati launches the all new Scrambler Desert Sled in India

    Ducati India has announced the launch of the Scrambler Desert Sled.

    Drawing its inspiration from the off-road bikes of the '60s and '70s that made US motorcycling history in the mountains and deserts of California, the Scrambler Desert Sled offers a unique incomparable style.

    Equipped with a 6-speed gearbox, the EURO 4-compliant, twin-cylinder 803 cm3 air, and the oil-cooled engine delivers 75 hp at 8,250 rpm and a torque of 68 Nm at 5,750 rpm. The updated homologation introduces a new throttle control and an all-new engine calibration that has made power delivery even smoother, especially at the bottom end of the rev range.

    The modified frame and suspension, high mudguards (specially designed for this version), type-approved headlight mesh guard and engine skid plate lend to the off-road capability of the Scrambler Desert Sled.

    The Scrambler Desert Sled is the natural evolution of the Urban Enduro version towards a more functional off-road style. It is also characterized by a new riding position thanks to the full 200 mm extended travel on the front and rear suspension, higher seat (a 20 mm low seat option is available as an accessory) and off-road style foot pegs with removable rubber pads.

    The 19” front and 17” rear spoked wheels on the Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled mount the new Pirelli SCORPION™ RALLY STR tyres that have been specially designed to combine the performance of a top-flight off-road tyre with that of an enduro street one.

    Combining maximum stopping performance with minimalist styling, the Brembo braking system features a Bosch 9.1 MP ABS system with a pressure sensor. The front wheel has a single 330 mm disc and a 4-piston Brembo M4.32B monobloc caliper while the rear features a 245 mm disc gripped by a 32 mm diameter piston caliper.

    Sergi Canovas Garriga, Managing Director of Ducati India said, “We’ve introduced for the first time in India, a motorcycle in the ‘easy off-road’ category. Staying true to the Scrambler family and inspiration from the '60s and '70s, California motorcycle scene, the Desert Sled reinforces the pure essence of motorcycling: two wheels, wide handlebars, a straightforward engine and endless fun. The bike is perfect for the city and to get off the tarmac and explore the road less traveled.”

    In perfect Scrambler style, the Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled also comes with a dedicated accessory and apparel line. The Scrambler Desert Sled is available in ‘Red Dusk’ and ‘White Mirage’ with black frame and spoked wheels with gold rims at INR 9,32,000 & INR 9,45,000 (Ex-showroom) respectively.

    Prices for the Euro 4 version of the Scrambler Icon and Scrambler Classic start at INR 7,23,000 and INR 8,48,000 respectively.

    Bookings for Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled, Icon and Classic (now available in Euro 4 version) are open and the motorcycles are available across all dealerships in Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, Ahmedabad and Kochi.

    Main as-standard features - Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled

    Colours

    "White Mirage" with black frame and spoked wheels with gold rims
    "Red Dusk" with black frame and spoked wheels with gold rims

    Equipment

    Desmodue twin-cylinder engine,
    EURO 4-compliant with black finish
    Exhaust with dual tail pipe and black covers
    Reinforced off-road frame
    New aluminum 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
    Extended rear mudguard High plate holder
    High plate holder
    An off-road-inspired chassis set-up

    The Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled features an all-new chassis set-up, perfect for “soft off-road” adventure riding.

    Compared to other Ducati Scrambler 800 versions, the Desert Sled frame has been reinforced to take the punishment meted out by off-road terrain. It's also been equipped with two side plates that hug the engine and support the new swingarm, itself reinforced and longer than those on other Scrambler 800 versions. The swingarm also gets a new chain guard and, as you'd expect with an off-road bike, a rear sprocket protection fin.

    Even the fork yokes are new on the Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled, boasting wider inter-fork clearance and an augmented offset.

    The suspension has been designed to ensure comfort and control, even when you put the asphalt behind you. That's why front and rear suspension now have a full 200 mm of travel. At the front, the upside-down 46 mm Kayaba forks offer spring pre-load, compression and rebound damping adjustment; at the rear the Kayaba shock absorber allows for adjustment of spring pre-load and rebound damping and is equipped with a separate gas cartridge.

    This new set-up gives the Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled a seat height of 860 mm and a wheelbase of 1505 mm.

    19" front wheel: fun everywhere

    The spoked wheels on the Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled - a beefy 19" up front and 17" at the rear - mount the new 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.

    The Pirelli SCORPION™ RALLY STR is the new “enduro on/off” tyre specially designed for the latest generation of adventure, dual purpose and enduro street bikes. The SCORPION™ RALLY STR revolutionises the tyre world as it successfully combines the performance of a top-flight off-road tyre with that of an enduro street one.

    The Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled mounts a Brembo braking system featuring a Bosch 9.1 MP ABS system with pressure sensor. Combining maximum stopping performance with minimalist styling, the front wheel has a single 330 mm disc (a good 5 mm thick) and a 4-piston Brembo M4.32B monobloc caliper with radial attachment. This decision to mount a powerful single-disc front braking system was taken to leave a clear view on the right side of the wheel. At the back, instead, a 245 mm disc is gripped by a caliper with a 32 mm diameter piston.

    Engine

    The Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled mounts the EURO 4-compliant, twin-cylinder 803 cm3 air and oil-cooled engine taken from the Icon. Together with the new homologation comes a new throttle control and an all-new engine calibration that has made power delivery even 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 75 hp at 8,250 rpm and a torque of 68 Nm at 5,750 rpm. Designed to be simple and accessible, just like the Ducati Scrambler itself, it also features 12,000 km (7,500 miles) maintenance intervals.

    Dirt, Fun & Style

    In perfect Scrambler style, the Desert Sled comes with a dedicated accessory and apparel line, including a pad for the handlebar strut, an extra pair of front spotlights (a must on more adventurous routes), hand guards and a type-approved high exhaust. Moreover, anyone preferring a lower seat can order an optional version with a height reduction of 20 mm.

    The Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled line includes an eye-catching off-road Bell helmet designed by legendary Los Angeles customiser and designer Roland Sands, plus an all-new collection of off-road style gloves, sweatshirts and T-shirts.

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    Re: Ducati launches the all new Scrambler Desert Sled in India

    Looks cool, but i have always thought that Scramblers are overpriced, but we are talking about Ducati here...! Perfect for our Indian roads i must say.

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      Re: Ducati launches the all new Scrambler Desert Sled in India

      Lovely bikes, just rightly done for mild off-roads which we have plenty. This would have so good if they had priced it around 7L.

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