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2017 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled

Discussion in 'Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports' started by Rorider, Nov 8, 2016.

  1. juanfrancisco

    juanfrancisco Been here awhile

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    Maybe the Desert X concept?
  2. ckomatz

    ckomatz Adventurer

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    I bet it is a fasthouse special edition from their mint 400 win.

    I recently had an off while riding a rally here in florida and dented the tank and broke the steering stop. I guess I will own this bike forever now since it would be "totalled." Really bummed but I suppose crashes are a part of bike life
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  3. ckomatz

    ckomatz Adventurer

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    Here are the pics of the sled after the rally.

    I bent my brake lever, broke the turn signal switch, broke the steering stop, dented the tank and dented/scratched my brand new slip on in one high side. Just the way it goes sometimes!

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  4. motoman12

    motoman12 Adventurer

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    Do we have the Desert X coming???
  5. motoman12

    motoman12 Adventurer

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    Where was the tank dented?
  6. motoman12

    motoman12 Adventurer

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    The rider does have the fast house racing shirt on!
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  7. olli_darjeeling

    olli_darjeeling Adventurer

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    [mention]ckomatz [/mention] argh that sucks. i hope you are OK though.
  8. al803

    al803 Tenere700

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    Ι thought it could be the Desert X and posted in the Desert X thread but it was a long shot...it will be a fasthouse special edition of the sled...
    check the instagram teaser...
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CMNQ7kcIRFc/
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  9. ckomatz

    ckomatz Adventurer

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    It was dented right underneath the plastic shroud where the right fork hit the tank. I only noticed it when I was washing the bike today.
  10. ckomatz

    ckomatz Adventurer

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    I am okay, a little sore but my heart was hurt more than my body lol
  11. motoman12

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    Wow. That was definitely a hard break of the fork stop! Btw, I switched my back tire to the reg Pirelli scorpion rally (non STR) and found the off road grip much more confident, especially in sand, rocky gravel/limestone, and mud. The front STR has always worked fine for me. I like the good asphalt grip (even in rain) and off road I haven't had issues of it swimming around. Florida has some tight single track, but I assume that wasn't where you were for the enduro. Glad to hear you are ok!
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  12. motoman12

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    I'm really hoping they offer the extended tank range, and Lighter would make this a serious off road bike. If that happens, expect quite a few to show up on the resale board, including mine. :)
  13. ckomatz

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    Yes the stock tires are not the best for offroad. But I am a mostly road rider only 1500 of my 11000 miles have been off road.

    It was a crappy section in goethe state forest that caught me out. I heard one other rider had a much more serious crash there.
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  14. al803

    al803 Tenere700

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    Total disappointment! Just a paintjob. not even a 21" front wheel...
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  15. tonyubsdell

    tonyubsdell Ténéré Supporter

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    i was hoping for the same...
    just another so called limited edition: 800 „fast house“ models world wide.
    would not have meant a hell of an investment to put in larger wheels, a bigger tank and maybe the 1100 cc engine.
    i keep on waiting for the desert x then...

    cheers,
    wolf
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  16. Moto45

    Moto45 Been here awhile

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    upload_2021-3-10_15-4-48.jpeg Hello? Ducati? If you really want to dominate the Scrambler market you could literally do it overnight with mostly off the shelf components.
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  17. al803

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    Ι think a 21-18 would be fine. but the Fasthouse edition used the Earle link...and that may be not legal. A real scrambler has to be light so the 1100 would be too heavy...The Desert X is an adventure bike not a scrambler bike.
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  18. alekScrambler

    alekScrambler n00b

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    I love the look of the DS, however, I am 5'6 and with a 28" inseam. I actually sat on the DS at the D'Moto here in SATX but can't remember if I even touched the ground. I am thinking of getting the UE just because of the height, and it kind of has the DS look to it.

    I currently own the ICON but looking for that Enduro look that the DS and UE have.

    Would you say it's too high to manage out in the real world. I currently also have a BMW G310GS and claims to have a 32+ seat height, in the garage I can manage it well, but when I take it out, I'm sweating balls.

    Thank you.
  19. juanfrancisco

    juanfrancisco Been here awhile

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    I'm 5'6 with slightly longer inseam, 30 on a good day. I'm on the tip of my toes but have gotten used to it. I just shift my body to one side on stop lights, and flat foot on one side. When parking I just get off and wheel the bike into place. I had a hypermotard before that. Can't remember the last time I flat footed a bike...
  20. olli_darjeeling

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    They could at least have added the kick ass skid plate they designed for the Mint 400.
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