The Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled, one of the latest offering from Turbo Motors Traders — the authorized dealer of Ducati in Nepal — has arrived for the Himalayan terrains of Nepal. Being the latest edition from Ducati’s Scrambler family, the Desert Sled is as stunning as it gets. The bike’s simple but also purposeful and stylish like the other variants of Scrambler. Though you might wanna grace its price tag of Rs. 25,00,000, making it one of the expensive bike from its family.
It is a scrambler in the truest sense on the off-road as well as on road. It has more ground clearance and more suspension travel for a blissful ride in different terrains. And all credits goes to the 19-inch front and fully adjustable forks and shocks for the comfort riding. It also gets the belly pan to protect the steel muffler and off roads pegs of aluminium. The frame itself has been reinforced and the swing arm has been strengthened and extended for the safety. The mudguard at the front has been lifted high, giving the bike an off-road presence.
The engine is the same 803cc L-Twin, air cooled which pumps out same 73 HP @ 8250 RPM and 67NM @ 5750RPM despite meeting Euro IV emission. The bike has the spoke wheels with tubeless & dual-purpose tires which suits the unpredictable roads of Nepal. The braking is taken care by the 330MM Disc which is Radial 4 piston calliper and 245MM disc at the back with 1 piston floating calliper. And of course, it has ABS as standard.
The revised ergonomics should be comfortable for riders in off roads as well as on roads. The dual-purpose Pirelli tires also give the bike muscular looks and a good grip on the terrains. But the seat height has been set tall at 860MM and keeping off-road performance it also gains 21kgs more weight than compared to other Scramblers’ which are 207kgs while the tank still remains same i.e. 13 litres.
The Ducati Desert Sled is something every enthusiast would crave for. But it is for sure that the eye-catching bike will make a big hole in the pocket of the buyers as it is priced at a whopping 25 lakhs in Nepal.