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 Post subject: Ducati Desert Sled
PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:55 am 
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any one had any experience with one of these?
https://www.adventurebikerider.com/duca ... ed-review/

looks an interesting alternative to BMW and KTM

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 Post subject: Re: Ducati Desert Sled
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Should Hope Not.

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 Post subject: Re: Ducati Desert Sled
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I did consider a Ducati Scrambler as a fun road bike but didn't even get as far as a test ride.
To my mind, they are all styling exercises for going down the pub. A lot of fittings looked really flimsy. My mate had one for a while and raved about it but he usually does with every bike he buys but they don't stay much beyond the warranty period.

That said, the Sled may be a notch or two higher but are Ducati really committed to that market for the long term?

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 Post subject: Re: Ducati Desert Sled
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tonylacey wrote:
Should Hope Not.


:roll:

no wonder choice is so limited

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 Post subject: Re: Ducati Desert Sled
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davidscott wrote:
I did consider a Ducati Scrambler as a fun road bike but didn't even get as far as a test ride.
To my mind, they are all styling exercises for going down the pub. A lot of fittings looked really flimsy. My mate had one for a while and raved about it but he usually does with every bike he buys but they don't stay much beyond the warranty period.

That said, the Sled may be a notch or two higher but are Ducati really committed to that market for the long term?



;) at least you had a look :) and we all have mates that rave "about it" and then dissappear :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Ducati Desert Sled
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Very cool bike that mike, Barbour jacket, redwing boots, yellow roper gloves, Levi’s, bell 500 custom lid etc 8-)

You know what I’m saying ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Ducati Desert Sled
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Just looked at some photos.
That rear shock looks very shallow - probably bottom out dropping off a high kerb.

I did wonder if being 6'3 might be a bit tall for quite a small bike, which was another reason not to bother pursuing the idea. I think they are also heavier than they look but maybe carry it low.

It has to be worth getting a test ride Mike, if only for the fun of it.

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 Post subject: Re: Ducati Desert Sled
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davidscott wrote:
Just looked at some photos.
That rear shock looks very shallow - probably bottom out dropping off a high kerb.

I did wonder if being 6'3 might be a bit tall for quite a small bike, which was another reason not to bother pursuing the idea. I think they are also heavier than they look but maybe carry it low.

It has to be worth getting a test ride Mike, if only for the fun of it.



Yes Dave i was thinking along those lines but Phil's post before yours reminded me that i could not afford the necessary clobber. :lol: Besides which i just bought a full KTM suit to wear in the IOM with the Ribble valley Trailriders. 8-) Tony didn't recognise me then so he will have no chance if i turned up looking like Steve McQueen :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Ducati Desert Sled
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Think that bikes more Freddie Mercury than Steve McQueen.

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 Post subject: Re: Ducati Desert Sled
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