- Likely to be an off-road spec model
- May introduce a higher displacement Scrambler Desert Sled
- Official details unavailable yet
Ducati has confirmed via a teaser that it will unveil a new Scrambler on 10 March, 2021. The company kept most of the details under cover, although it gives a glimpse at an off-road setup, which hints at one product in the company’s Scrambler portfolio, the Desert Sled. Ducati had, however, already unveiled the 2021 Scrambler Desert Sled 800 in November last year.
The new model, then, could be an even more off-road focused version of the existing motorcycle with a bigger front wheel and more suspension travel. There’s also a possibility that Ducati could unveil a higher displacement version of the Desert Sled, and we could see an 1100 variant of the motorcycle that will rival the likes of Triumph Scrambler 1200 and the BMW R nineT Scrambler.
The higher displacement Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled, if launched, will be based on the company’s existing platform. The off-road biased model, however, will feature a longer suspension travel than the Scrambler 1100. It could also benefit from wire-spoke wheels and dual-purpose tyres.
The existing Scrambler 1100 uses a 1,079cc, L-twin, air-cooled engine that makes 84.4bhp at 7,500rpm and 88Nm of peak torque at 4,750rpm. We could see similar numbers on the Scrambler Desert Sled 1100.