2019 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled
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The Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled is an A2 licence friendly retro off-road style bike which saw a minor update in I took my wife for a coffee at the new Ducati dealership in Glasgow a year ago this week and on leaving the dealership I had purchased a brand new Desert Sled. As a 46 year old this was my first bike in 10 years and my last bike had been an Aprilia RSV Factory so I was more used to the pocket rocket bikes. The sled in my eyes just ticked so many boxes aesthetically so it was a no brainer for me although I still had worries about Italian build quality and electrics. I've had two problems.
The Desert Sled, taking cues from the scramblers of the 60s and 70s, looks to be no different. For the Desert Sled, some subtle frame design and a revised suspension brings forth a tall-legged, very fetching machine. Most readers know the author spends most of his riding time on the tarmac with the very occasional foray into the dirt. However, the siren song of the V-twin was too hard to resist, and we did the best we can with the Desert Sled. Matteo Graziani, previous cc class winner of the Paris-Dakar Rally, did have other things to say about this Scrambler, though, and proved it during the Rimba Raid enduro in Mat Daling, Pahang. First off, the cc air-cooled V-twin produces 75 hp and 68 Nm of torque, which is, in this particular Scrambler variation, quite entertaining. Starting up the Desert Sled, the familiar V-twin rumble is an aural symphony, helped by the low-slung two-into-one-into-two exhaust.
Another Ducati Scrambler? Hell yeah. The Scrambler of and is a solid bike. The price was fair, the styling both Ducati, retro and inoffensive, and it's likeable. The Desert Sled is a Scrambler that has been re-tweaked and beefed up to go off-road in a throw back to the late 60s when off-road bikes were road bikes that had were adulterated in a workshop. Just like those desert smashing bikes to which the hipster revolution is paying homage, the Scrambler Desert Sled has been under the angle grinder too and although it uses the same Scrambler engine and basic frame, a lot of the bits around it are new. The biggest change is the suspension and wheel size combo.
First ride: Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled review