Custom seat and side panels and SC slip on. Many of Ducati’s Scrambler iterations look similar but not this one. The Desert Sled departs from the norm with a nod to actual off-road scrambling, thanks to its 19-inch front wheel and lugged Pirelli Scorpion dual-sport rubber. Despite the Desert Sled’s urban roots, these tires suggest this particular Scrambler can actually accomplish a meaningful off-road foray. Other deviations from urban duty are more suspension travel (7.9 inches versus 5.9 inches for the Scrambler Classic), a dirt-bike handlebar bend, a long and fairly flat saddle (bowed in the middle to provide a claimed 33.9-inch seat height), a vestigial skid plate, well-tucked-in low exhausts, and motocross-style fenders. Following economy-of-scale principles, the Scrambler Desert Sled is otherwise close to its street brethren. This includes the 803cc, four-valve, air-cooled V-twin engine and steel trellis frame. Speaking of which, the gold rims and 1980s paintwork are clearly scuffling for control with the ’60s seat and ’70s gas tank and wire-mesh headlight grille.