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Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled Review

Back in the ’60s, young, carefree riders in America used to strip their motorcycles bare, use knobbly tyres, beef up the suspension and ride across the rather treacherous desert passages. These bikes used to be called desert sleds. The ’60s was also the Scrambler era, also stripped down bikes for use both on tarmac and off it. The Scramblers were ... Read More »

2017 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled review, test ride

A few good things have come from this era of hipster revolution, thinks Sherman Nazareth, astride the retro-styled Desert Sled. Has Ducati‚Äôs Scrambler finally earned its true off-road stripes? Located in the South of Spain, the quaint little town of Almeria sits on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea and boasts of perfect weather for the most part of the ... Read More »

2017 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled

Better in worse weather Rain had poured continuously since 4 am. Even with rain gear on, my gloves and boots were soaked to the core. It had been some of the most miserable riding conditions I’ve ever experienced. It was also one of the best long rides I’ve ever joined. Last Independence Day weekend, a group of rider friends thought ... Read More »