Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled


Ant Anstead of Dirtbikes
The stock exhaust is super heavy with a giant catalytic converter that does this air cooled bike no favors. So I picked up a carbon fiber Akropovic knock off and a mid pipe from a ZX400 (since it was shaped similar) did a very slight modification and using a KTM exhaust hanger was able to get it to fit up just how I wanted.


I probably lost 10+ lb and according to the non scientific decibel meter app - only picked up a very very slight increase in volume (with the sound damper cap in).

I think it sounds lots better, what do you guys think?

Really the best part is that having a cat on an air-cooled bike makes them run really hot and generally a bit too lean for my liking so deleting the cat on my other bike actually help me pick up a few MPGs and made it run much cooler. I'm hoping to see the same on this bike since it's essentially the same machine just longer suspension than the Scrambler Classic.



Ant Anstead of Dirtbikes
So my wife and I ran into town to go to supercross on our Scramblers Saturday.
So great. Got to park up close.

Then she got to do her first lane filtering through downtown traffic and we got out of there in 1/3 of the time. So proud. It's a little intimidating the first time especially if people saddle up close to the line.

I don't think she would have the confidence to lane filter without comms so that I could reassure her.