Ducati Desert Sled – Desert Sled are custom non-dirt bike above 650cc, with knobby tires, skid plate, bar Enduro, a license plate number or caged headlight, and high pipes. The tank is bigger than a classic Scrambler or an Enduro. Also, it doesn’t have the fairing and windshield of a motorbike adventure. Desert Sled were born in America, in Southwest Mexico and in Baja California. Fifty years ago.
Desert Sled, a Real Motorcycle Class
With the passing years, this kind of bikes becomes a real motorcycle “class” in the world of two wheels. Nothing had ever come close to a similar style. The American desert sled were for tough guys. So, now, it seems that the new Ducati Desert Sled embodies this principle. Every desert sled has a distinct personality. Harley, Indian, or any kind of motorcycles could become a desert sled. There are no rules for approval. “So, these bikes were not to go fast through the desert. But it must reach the destination without crashing.” said Matt Cuddy Super Hunky.
Ducati Desert Sled
Directly from the desert and the mountains of California, Ducati Desert Sled arrives in the Land of Joy. The name Desert Sled derives from the skid plate, essential to repair the bike from debris and rugged desert roads. Ducati Desert Sled is a Scrambler that takes up exactly the spirit of the ’60 and ’70 models. It doesn’t forget the lifestyle values of Scrambler. So, thanks to the chassis and suspension modified, spoke wheels with 19″ fronts and new lines, this is the ideal bike for those wanting to get away from urban streets and face the off-road. So, the presence of the grid for the front headlamp underlines the off-road attitude of this Scrambler. Finally, Fenders and the paramotor are designed for this special version.
The Ducati Desert Sled’s engine is the Desmodue with 803 cm3 air-cooled and oil of the Icon. There is a new throttle control and a new engine calibration. They allow to gain smooth delivery. Especially in the early stages of operation. Equipped with six-speed gearbox, the Desmodue’s engine allows the regularity and smoothness of acceleration to each scheme. So, it has a power of 75 HP at 8,250 RPM and a torque of 68 NM at 5,750 RPM.