Could the Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled be the Scrambler we’ve always wanted? And with a premium of Rs 2.0 lakh over the Icon, is it worth it?
Scramblers were once considered the rebels of the motorcycling world. Road going motorcycles stripped of all comfort, retrofitted with off-road tyres, a high mounted exhaust, minimal bodywork and built for the purpose of racing from point A to point B regardless of the terrain. But soon even the rebels were made into race horses as specially built dirt bikes began competing for top honours in organised events. The...read more »
Specifications Summary of Desert Sled
|Engine Displ. :||803 cc|
|No Of Cylinders :||2|
|Torque :||67 Nm @ 5,750 rpm|
|Power :||73.41 PS @ 8,250 rpm|
|Top Speed :||NA|
|ABS :||Dual Channel|
|Head Lamp :||LED|
|Tyre Make :||NA|
Latest On Ducati Desert Sled
Scrambler Desert Sled is the latest addition to the Ducati Scrambler India portfolio. The new Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled has been priced at Rs 9.32 lakh for the Red Dusk colour, while the White Mirage shade has been priced at Rs 9.45 lakh (both prices are ex-showroom, pan-India). The new motorcycle is the most expensive bike in the Ducati Scrambler range. It takes its design inspiration from the off-road bikes of the 60’s and 70’s that were hugely popular in the US. As the names suggest, the new bike is a dual-purpose offering.
To better suit its needs, it gets a revised riding position, thanks to the full 200mm extended travel on the front and rear suspension, higher seat (a 20mm lower seat option is available as an accessory) and off-road style foot pegs with removable rubber pads. Other off-road elements on the new Scrambler Desert Sled include high-mounted mudguard, knobby tyres, bash plates and spoke wheels.
Powering the Desert Sled is the same 803cc air-cooled motor as seen on the standard Scrambler which delivers 76PS of power and 68Nm of peak torque and is now Euro 4-compliant. The bike is devoid of any electronic aids and the frame has been stiffened up. ABS is a standard fitment on the motorcycle. The Scrambler Desert Sled rides on a 19-inch front wheel, while a 17-inch unit does duty at the back, and both the wheels are shod in Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR rubber.
Ducati Desert Sled Variants
Ducati Desert Sled Price
Ducati Desert Sled Comparisons
|Features||Ducati Desert Sled Rs. 9.32 lakh View On Road Price|
|No Of Gears||6 speed|
Harley Davidson Iron 883 Rs. 9.23 lakh Compare with Desert Sled 883 cc 17 Kmpl 50.6PS@5500rpm 5 Speed 200+
Harley Davidson Roadster Rs. 10.99 lakh Compare with Desert Sled 1202 cc - - 5-Speed -
Triumph Bonneville Bobber Rs. 10.08 lakh Compare with Desert Sled 1200 cc 24.39 Kmpl 77PS@6100rpm 6 Speed 150.29 Kmph
Kawasaki Z900 Rs. 7.68 lakh Compare with Desert Sled 948 cc 15.26 kmpl 125PS@9500rpm 6-speed 194.56 kmph
Triumph Bonneville T100 Rs. 8.70 lakh Compare with Desert Sled 900 cc 22 Kmpl 55PS@5900rpm 5 Speed 160 Kmph
Suzuki GSX S750 Rs. 7.46 lakh Compare with Desert Sled 749 cc - 114.2PS@10500rpm 6-Speed -
Triumph Street Triple Rs. 9.20 lakh Compare with Desert Sled 765 cc 16.23 kmpl 113PS@11250rpm 6 Speed 191.05 Kmph
Ducati Monster 797 Rs. 8.03 lakh Compare with Desert Sled 803 cc - 73.41PS@8250rpm 6 speed 158.2 kmph
Indian Scout Sixty Rs. 11.00 lakh Compare with Desert Sled 999 cc 25 Kmpl 77.4PS 5 Speed 159.1 kmph
Yamaha MT 09 Rs. 9.56 lakh Compare with Desert Sled 847 cc 25.85 Kmpl 115PS@10000rpm 6 Speed 198.26 Kmph
* Showing information of base variants
Ducati Desert Sled Colours