Here is a super LOW miles, super CLEAN, super wonderful FUN bike for the rider who might enjoy extending his or her explorations beyond well-worn highways and byways. This very appealing Ducati Scrambler “Desert Sled” has that distinctly retro look typical of most of today’s scramblers, but when you ride it you’ll be reassured of its 21st century competence. You’d better SCRAMBLE if you want it. Call 1-888-269-2627 to speak with one of our BMW Certified Sales Advisors —Jim, or Todd. Call TODAY!
Cycle World magazine called the Ducati Desert Sled a “scrambler that might actually scramble,” and went on to declare it as, “One of the nicest streetbike-based scramblers extant.” Similar to other Ducati Scrambler models, it’s powered by a 73-horsepower, 803 cc Desmodromic L-twin engine, captive inside a steel trellis frame. Then we depart from the norm with features such as the gold rims, wire-mesh headlight grille, and its nod to actual off-road scrambling, thanks to its 19-inch front wheel and lugged Pirelli Scorpion dual-sport rubber — tires that suggest this particular Scrambler can actually accomplish a meaningful off-road foray. Other deviations from urban duty are more suspension travel (7.9 inches), a dirt-bike handlebar bend, a long and fairly flat saddle, a vestigial skid plate, well-tucked-in low exhausts, and motocross-style fenders. Not stopping there, 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). You can see that this bike is built to be flogged, jumped and skidded where the pavement ends.
Are you begging for an adventure yet? OK, this Scrambler is barely used; really not even broken in. As its new owner, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’ve just stolen a brand new bike! In these photos it looks absolutely perfect, but as we favor full disclosure, we’ll tell you exactly where it falls just slightly short of “perfect.” There are two or three barely visible scratches or marks on the tank, one of which was caused by a jacket zipper, as the previous owner admitted to us. Also the bike tipped over, although remaining evidence of that fight with gravity are scant. Look for tiny scratches on one of the passenger footpegs, a bar end, a mirror edge. The brake lever, which was apparently damaged enough to require replacement, is now a new, upgraded CRG lever. The bike has a nice sport windshield on it that the previous owner added. But you may notice that a control cable rubs slightly on the inside of it and has left a wear mark. None of these blemishes really rise to the level of concern. In fact, if we didn’t mention these things you’d likely not notice most of them. In any case you probably won’t care because the bike is in magnificent condition and, thanks to the full professional detailing we’ve given it, gleams on our showroom floor like brand new.
The bike has only been in use long enough to get its break-in service performed, which the previous owner had done dutifully on schedule. When the bike came to us, we went ahead and gave it another fresh oil & filter change and brake fluid change as part of our standard service preparation. We also performed a top-to-bottom pre-purchase inspection to assure every component meets or exceeds factory spec for safety and performance, filled the Pirelli tires with nitrogen to give them a performance and longevity edge, ran it through the rigorous Maryland State Inspection. And we should mention that this bike also has a Battery Tender lead harness installed to make your future routine battery care a breeze.
Get to Bob’s — on whatever sled you’re currently running — to see and admire this very fine Ducati. It comes with two keys, original owner’s books and the complete tool kit. When you see it, don’t be surprised when you automatically imagine yourself scrambling over some not-quite paved surfaces to discovered places you’ve never been before. It’s OK. We understand. Talk to one of our Certified Sales Advisors to find out how easy it is to make that dream a reality!