Ducati desert sled

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Re: Ducati desert sled

Post by dubber68 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:20 pm

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Re: Ducati desert sled

Post by P4ulie » Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:06 pm

I got as far as sitting on one & it was a serious contender for road trips away with a bit of gentle off road. In the end I put my money down on a CCM, (mainly for the weight factor) so didn't bother test riding.

It's a very well designed bike but very tall if you're a short arse like me. Make sure you have an independent Ducati garage somewhere close, even then servicing costs are scary expensive & fairly regular :shock:
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Re: Ducati desert sled

Post by threepot » Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:37 pm

Interesting that Ducati have introduced bikes called 'Scrambler/Desert Sled'? As they have no history in either category?
Original 'sled's' were Harleys,and Indians. Then Triumphs became the bike of choice. Probably because they were faster,and easier to pick up!!

Steve McQueen s 'Sled'
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Re: Ducati desert sled

Post by WIBO » Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:33 am

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Re: Ducati desert sled

Post by WIBO » Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:37 am

145kgs.....an other idea for an Italian?

http://www.caballerofantic.com/en/scram ... ambler-500


Typical Italians....film it pulling wheelies






I digress.


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Re: Ducati desert sled

Post by qcnr » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:22 pm

WIBO wrote:
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:33 am
They might evolve?

https://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/ ... le-motors/

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Re: Ducati desert sled

Post by Seminole » Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:53 pm

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Re: Ducati desert sled

Post by Richard Simpson Mark II » Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:11 pm

threepot wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:37 pm
Interesting that Ducati have introduced bikes called 'Scrambler/Desert Sled'? As they have no history in either category?
Original 'sled's' were Harleys,and Indians. Then Triumphs became the bike of choice. Probably because they were faster,and easier to pick up!!

Steve McQueen s 'Sled'

...errr

http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/ ... ambler.htm

the modern 'Scrambler' from Ducati is an pretty accurate cosmetic pastiche of the original, as it happens.

Most of the Italian manufacturers of the 1960s/70s offered trail/enduro/street-scrambler versions of their road bikes.

Like the little gem that is the Moto Morini 125 Country

http://www.northleicestermotorcycles.co ... orini.html

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Re: Ducati desert sled

Post by Richard Simpson Mark II » Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:19 pm

WIBO wrote:
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:37 am
145kgs.....an other idea for an Italian?

http://www.caballerofantic.com/en/scram ... ambler-500


Typical Italians....film it pulling wheelies






I digress.


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I wish you hadn't posted that... now I want one.

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Re: Ducati desert sled

Post by chunky butt » Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:19 pm

Morph wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:42 pm
This one is nice;

Kevils-Ducati-Desert-Sled-4.jpg

http://thebikeshed.cc/kevils-ducati-desert-sled/

I wouldn't say no if my numbers came up.
Love that one, and the sled as well.....proper posing bikes :D

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