Yesterday at the EICMA motorcycle show Ducati unveiled six new bikes including two variations of the immensely popular Scrambler range, the Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled and Café Racer. Motorcycle customisation trends have had a huge influence on manufacturers in the last three years and these bikes certainly tell that story.
The Café Racer is essentially a base-model Scrambler with traditional cafe styling. The standard one-piece handlebar is replaced with clip-ons and bar-end mirrors while a Termignoni exhaust with anodized black covers, a minimalist front fender, fully adjustable upside-down fork and a removable seat cowl streamline the bike’s appearance.
The Desert Sled responds directly to customers demands – a daily rider with true off-road capability.
For the Desert Sled Ducati has redesigned the swingarm of the Scrambler, and mounted it in a way that takes stress off of the cases when the bike is properly abused out in the desert, or jumped. They have also added suspension travel with thicker forks and shocks, a reinforced the tubular frame, a motocross-style bar, and larger footpegs for better bite as you tear through the desert.
The Desert Sled will be available from June 2017 and will be available in Red ($16990) or White ($17290).
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