Ducati’s new, nineteen eighties inspired, Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled livery is an homage to Enduro Racing.
This is the newly released Scrambler Desert Sled Black Edition, which was launched by Ducati at EICMA 2017. No changes in technical specifications from the original white Desert Sled, but arguably a more appealing paint-scheme.



DUCATI SCRAMBLER DESERT SLED BlACK EDITION

The Scrambler Desert Sled is of-course Ducati’s true off-road scrambler – so named, after the bikes of the 60s and 70s that were customised to race across the Californian desert.

…special version that adds a stamp of personality to the off-road character.”

Bike builders in California modified their bikes (usually road-heavy, 500cc+ Harleys, Indians and later Triumphs), adding knobbly tyres, skid plates, reinforcing suspension etc. and then they raced!

DESERT SLED BLACK EDITION – AN EDURO HOMAGE

DUCATI SCRAMBLER DESERT SLED Black Edition Left Side Detail
DUCATI SCRAMBLER DESERT SLED Black Edition Tank Detail

Ducati says that this livery actually pays homage to the “golden era of enduro racing 1980s”. Eighties children, will find something endearingly familiar, about the tri-tone/colour detail, on the tank.

DUCATI SCRAMBLER DESERT SLED Fork Detail
DUCATI SCRAMBLER DESERT SLED Black Edition Front Detail