2019 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled
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2019 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled

Financing example for this bike: from only $175 per month

Extended warranty for 12, 24 or 36 months available at a discounted rate.

Named after ’60s- and ’70s-era street bikes modified for the rigors of desert racing, the Desert Sled isn’t just a styling exercise. In addition to many of the protective parts, the Desert Sled has a beefed - up frame, a longer reinforced swingarm, a stronger triple clamp and larger - diameter tubes for the upside-down fork (46mm, up from 41). Intended to be flogged, jumped and skidded where the pavement ends, the adjustable suspension offers more travel (7.9 inches front and rear, up from 5.9) and the 19-inch front/17-inch rear spoked wheels are shod with Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR dual-sport tires.

Among the Desert Sled’s many dirt-ready features are a headlight grill and a high front fender. Extra brawn and extra suspension travel means the Desert Sled is a taller, longer, heavier machine than its Scrambler stable mates. Seat height has been boosted from 31.1 inches to 33.9, wheelbase has been extended from 56.9 inches to 59.3 and wet weight has increased from a feathery 411 pounds (for the last base-model Scrambler Icon we tested) to 477 pounds—an extra 67 pounds on a bike aimed at an environment where light makes right.

The taller Desert Sled is also easier to stand up on, vital for off-road excursions.

- Stock #: R2037


Miles: 964.00

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2019 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled


Type: Air-cooled, transverse 90-degree L-twin
Displacement: 803cc
Bore x Stroke: 88.0 x 66.0mm
Compression Ratio: 11.0:1
Valve Train: Desmodromic SOHC, 2 valves per cyl.
Valve Insp. Interval: 7,500 miles
Fuel Delivery: EFI w/ 50mm throttle body
Lubrication System: Wet sump, 3.4-qt. cap.
Transmission: 6-speed, cable-actuated wet clutch
Final Drive: O-ring chain


Ignition: Electronic digital
Charging Output: 487 watts max.
Battery: 12V 10AH


Frame: Tubular-steel trellis w/ engine as stressed member, aluminum swingarm
Wheelbase: 59.3 in.
Rake/Trail: 24 degrees/4.4 in.
Seat Height: 33.9 in.
Suspension, Front: 46mm USD, fully adj., 7.9-in. travel
Rear: Single shock, adj. for spring preload & rebound damping, 7.9-in. travel
Brakes, Front: Single 330mm floating disc w/ radial-mount 4-piston opposed caliper & ABS
Rear: Single 245mm disc w/ floating 1-piston caliper & ABS
Wheels, Front: Spoked aluminum, 3.00 x 19 in.
Rear: Spoked aluminum, 4.50 x 17 in.
Tires, Front: Tube-type, 120/70-VR19
Rear: Tube-type, 170/60-VR17
Wet Weight: 477 lbs. (including right saddlebag)
Load Capacity: 361 lbs.
GVWR: 838 lbs.


Fuel Capacity: 3.6 gals., last 0.8 gal. warning light on
MPG: 90 PON min. (high/avg/low) 36.9/39.2/44.0
Estimated Range: 140 miles
Indicated RPM at 60 MPH: 4,100