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The Scrambler® Desert Sled Black Edition is a special version that adds a stamp of personality to the off-road character. The name Desert Sled refers to standard motorcycles over 500 cc that were modified by riders for use in the Californian desert with knobby tyres, reinforced suspensions, spoked wheels and engine protection plates to protect the bike against the debris of impassable desert roads. The Scrambler® Desert Sled Black Edition evokes this spirit exactly, accented by a colour that pays tribute to the 1980s, the golden era of enduro motorbikes.
The name Desert Sled refers to standard motorcycles over 500 cc that were modified by riders for use in the Californian desert with knobbly tyres, reinforced suspensions, spoked wheels and engine protection plates to protect the bike against the debris of impassable desert roads. The Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled perfectly reflects this spirit without forgetting lifestyle values, and expands the Ducati Scrambler family with a new version dedicated to off-road style.
Wheelbase 1505 mm (59,3 in)
Trail 112 mm (4.4 in.)
Total steering lock 35°
Fuel tank capacity 13.5 L – 3.57 gallons (US)
Dry weight 191 kg (421 lb)
Wet weight* 207 kg (456 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
*Kerb weights indicate total bike weight with all operating consumable liquids and a fuel tank filled to 90% of capacity (as per EC standard 93/93).
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 * 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 Stainless steel muffler with catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes, aluminium tail pipes
Standard ** Euro 4
Emissions and Consumption CO2 ** 5,1 l/100km – 119 g/km
** Only for countries where Euro 4 standard applies.
* The power/torque values indicated are measured using an engine dynamometer according to homologation regulation and they correspond to the homologated data, as quoted in the Bike Registration Document.
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 sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 46
Clutch APTC wet multiplate with mechanical control