Ducati Desert Sled Owners Thread

Discussion in 'Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports' started by TBR, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

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    Ducati Desert Sled Owners ~ bring it on, make the thread some great source of knowledge, modifications, tragedy and humor....
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  2. Max Kool

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    (soon to be owner)
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  3. SOCALDUCRIDER

    SOCALDUCRIDER 2014 Ducati Pikes Peak, 2016 RX3 2016 AT DCT

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    (soon to be owner) the fast one RED!
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  4. ejand22

    ejand22 Adventurer

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    Hopefully soon we'll hear of some deliveries in the States. No word on mine yet.
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  5. MazztheSpazz

    MazztheSpazz Adventurer Supporter

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    Not an owner but I just sat on a (supposedly) unreserved white version at Faye Myers in Denver.
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  6. SOCALDUCRIDER

    SOCALDUCRIDER 2014 Ducati Pikes Peak, 2016 RX3 2016 AT DCT

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    Just got update from my dealer, my red DS is at the UPS delivery center getting ready to be delivered to the shop. Will be picking her up in the morning pics soon to come.
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  7. Max Kool

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    Getting close now....

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  8. SOCALDUCRIDER

    SOCALDUCRIDER 2014 Ducati Pikes Peak, 2016 RX3 2016 AT DCT

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    Here is mine!
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  9. SOCALDUCRIDER

    SOCALDUCRIDER 2014 Ducati Pikes Peak, 2016 RX3 2016 AT DCT

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    Max Kool,

    Where are you getting your bike? mine is down in Newport right now getting unboxed and prepped for delivery.
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  10. Max Kool

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    In Beverly Hills, I should be picking it up tomorrow.

    (and take it for some canyon carving to break it in)
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  11. SOCALDUCRIDER

    SOCALDUCRIDER 2014 Ducati Pikes Peak, 2016 RX3 2016 AT DCT

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    I will be doing the same, quick ride up Ortega then over to Wildomar OHV and then pit stop at Hell's Kitchen for a breakfast burrito!
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  12. Generaljohn13

    Generaljohn13 Adventurer

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    I'm going to go test ride one Saturday sooo......
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  13. SOCALDUCRIDER

    SOCALDUCRIDER 2014 Ducati Pikes Peak, 2016 RX3 2016 AT DCT

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    Well just got home with the new DS took her for a little spin, wow what a hoot!!! The first two things that stood right out was a nice crisp easy throttle with no snatchyness and the tranny shifts like butter. I also like the cable clutch very nice. Looking forward to some dirt action this weekend. IMG_0131.JPG
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  14. Rorider

    Rorider Been here awhile

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    I don't even have a delivery date yet, only that it should be sometime this month. I'm jealous of you guys.
    Please post your reviews and opinion of the bike, maybe a video would be nice. Enjoy your DS!
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  15. Maxacceleration

    Maxacceleration Off the grid

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    I hope to add my bike soon. SOCALDUC, your bike looks tits. I'm glad I switched to red. The white looks very good too, of course.
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  16. Max Kool

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    To be honest, I find the throttle a bit on the tame side. Maybe even too soft and I wonder how big the difference is with a 2016 throttle tube. I'm coming from a single cylinder that has a very direct throttle response and the Sled just feels softer than my DR.

    The gearbox shifts like butter yes, but finding neutral however, hmmm.....I teach myself to tap it onto neutral rolling down in second gear...
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  18. BobcatSig

    BobcatSig They call me... Huckajawea

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    If your gear box is anything like any of the Ducatis I've owned, the gearbox will only get better with time. As it breaks in, finding neutral will eventually become telepathic.
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  19. SOCALDUCRIDER

    SOCALDUCRIDER 2014 Ducati Pikes Peak, 2016 RX3 2016 AT DCT

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    Max Kool,

    Yeah I would totally agree with you on the throttle it is very tame but I bet they did that to keep that back tire under control in the dirt until you really need the power and then just pin it! But I will say I am pretty happy with the power delivery I have had Ducati's in the past with that snatchy throttle and it gets to be a pain in the ass!! Going to try the dirt out this Sunday.
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  20. Max Kool

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    Ok first mods done.

    Adjustable bar clamps (wide enough to host my gps mount), speedo bracket and some other stuff.

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