Ducati Australia has confirmed an August release date for its limited-edition Scrambler Desert Sled Fasthouse, which is priced from $20,290 rideaway.
This new Fasthouse variant comes at a slight premium of $790 compared to the standard Scrambler Desert Sled, the latest iteration of which launched earlier this year from $19,500.
As its name suggests, the bike is a product of the collaboration between Ducati and clothing brand Fasthouse, which last year saw its rider Jordan Graham take victory in the Hooligan class of the Mint 400.
Distinguishing the Desert Sled Fasthouse variant is a unique livery that replicates the graphics used on the Mint 400 winning motorcycle, with black and grey body pieces contrasting its Ducati Red frame.
Just 800 units will be built, with each wearing an aluminium plate bearing the number of the bike.
It’s unclear just how many units are allocated for Australia, however, INFO MOTO understands that it will be available in very limited numbers locally.
The Desert Sled is the most off-road focussed of Ducati’s Scrambler modern retro range, with key components fitted like Kayaba suspension with 200mm of travel, off-road foot pegs, a non-slip seat, black spoked wheels measuring 19- and 17-inches and Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR tyres.
Also featured is a homologated grille for the front headlight, high-mounted guards and a bash plate.
Ducati Australia consolidated its Scrambler line-up for 2021, debuting a new Nightshift variant to replace the Full Throttle and Cafe Racer, which adopts a compact stance and a dark paint scheme.
Motivating the entire Ducati Scrambler range is an 803cc L-twin delivering 54kW and 68Nm, while tech features include LED lighting, lean-angle sensitive ABS and a round LCD instrument dial.
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