Ducati Scrambler Desert X ?

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  1. AllSeasonRider

    AllSeasonRider Wandering, maybe a little lost...

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    Has anyone seen or heard of this bike? This showed up on my Instagram feed, but I can't find a thing about it.
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    I think its just wishing from someone who knows how to design an offroadbike (Oberdan?). There is no post like this on the officiial Scrambler-Instagram-Account.

    Plus, this bike would be much more expensive than the DS - and the Ténéré 700! Would there really be a market for this?

    But it would be nice, if they present it :-) The motorcycle world needs more exciting bikes like this
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  3. AllSeasonRider

    AllSeasonRider Wandering, maybe a little lost...

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    I'd be in the market! Price is not relevant to me - but a DS with more range and this styling would be plenty welcomed. Something of an affordable Walt Siegl Adventure model:
    https://waltsiegl.com/the-adventure/

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  4. Max Kool

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    This picture was actually shown today by Domenica Whatshisname (Ducati CEO) during todays press conference. As a teaser for what's coming on EICMA.
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  5. bark sampler

    bark sampler Been here awhile

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    Yup. Just google it. There’s a video as referenced by Ducati talking about it. Very cool they are considering (doing?!) it. Now they just need to change the name to “Elefant“!
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    btw, knowing how Ducati can tone down a bike between study model and production, I wonder how much ends up in a production Desert X model. Could be just a Scrambler 1100 with a slightly bigger tank, 8" suspension travel and a small windscreen...

    For reference, this was the original design for the Desert Sled, in 2014.... (and we know what ended up in production. A really nice bike, but defo not this one)

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    Anyway, fingers crossed!
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    I have been thinking that a HyperEnduro or Ducati Scrambler Rally would probably be a very good bike for me. So this Desert X looks promising. Yes, hopefully it is not going to be just a Desert Sled with 1100 motor in it. But more towards rally or adventure. At least put a proper size fuel tank on it.
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    Anybody notice the seat height on that Walt Siegle bike? Dang..... you'd need to stand on a KTM seat just to reach it.

    While it looks cool I have zero interest in a 1100 off-road bike. What I would like is a Desert Sled with a real fuel tank, a real skidplate, much lighter "normal" width tubeless wheels, and suspension that was setup for the dirt not the pavement. Harsh does not work in the dirt.

    I think the 800 engine has enough power for off-road and keeping it light is more important than going full boat liter class in the real world. When I rode Ducati's Multistrada Enduro I thought they ruined the bike with all the added weight.

    But that's just me......

    Just as a consideration, the Desert Sled specs out on paper very close to Yamaha's new T7, which is the direction most are headed, lighter more manageable mid-size ADV bikes.
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    but no room for mud on the chain or regearing due to the closeness of the sprocket to the case.
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    I love it!

    Being a Siegel, you can order it anyway you want btw. (or can afford)

    Huh? You can install different rear sprockets, and lower the front to a 14 tooth....
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    Like a few others here, my first thought when seeing it was that it looked a lot like the Walt Seigl ADV bike as well.

    I do hope they make it and if they can keep the weight in check and give it decent suspension it could be a great competitor to the KTM 790 and perhaps better set up as an ADV bike.

    If they go with the double head lights I will be completely smitten and might just be buying my first new bike ever.
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    I really hope they make this thing for production.
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    Less Rally , more Dirty. This is for sale , but , the price means it won't be tested in serious conditions. Bimota DBX ,1100 Ducati power , 385 pounds and $34,000.
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    Damn you, Ducati! You're that crazy girlfriend you just can't quit.
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    Rad!

    Though since Kawasaki has purchased a controlling interest in Bimota, it's unlikely that we'll see any new Ducati-powered Bimotas
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