Ducati Scrambler Italia Indipendent
Ducati Scrambler Italia Indipendent (representational image)Ducati Press

Italian motorcycle manufacturer Ducati has released a video that teases a new variant for its Scrambler range. Christened as Scrambler Desert Sled, the debut of the model has been confirmed at the Milan Motorcycle Show, EICMA, in November.

Unfortunately, the 14-second teaser video doesn't give valuable information on the bike. There are no images or spy shots in the video. The video ends with a long shot of a rider riding the new version of Scrambler. But the shot is not enough to even imagine how the new model will be.

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The video has been taglined "It belongs to the deserts of California." That sheds some light that it will be an off-road focussed version of Scrambler. The dual-purpose version is expected to get off-road friendly bits such as the long travel suspension and raised exhaust pipe. The model will also feature metal mesh cover and different colour schemes compared to other Scrambler variants.

Scrambler Desert Sled will be powered by an 803cc L-Twin, Desmodromic distribution, 2 valves per cylinder, air-cooled petrol engine that also does duty in other 800cc Scrambler models. The mill is expected to develop 75bhp and 68Nm of torque mated to a six-speed gearbox.

Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled will be a tribute to the 1960s 'desert sled' bikes which raced in Baja California Desert. In addition to Desert Sled, a Ducati Scrambler cafe racer version is also rumoured for unveil at the EICMA show.