autoevolution
Car video reviews:
 

Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled Turns Into Limited Edition Fasthouse Mint 400

“The oldest and most prestigious off-road race in America,” this is how organizers describe the Mint 400 event. Held in Las Vegas since 1968, it was initially created to promote the Mint Hotel’s annual deer hunt but quickly expanded into a full-blown desert race for all sorts of rugged pieces of wheeled machinery.
Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled Fasthouse 30 photos
Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled FasthouseDucati Scrambler Desert Sled FasthouseDucati Scrambler Desert Sled FasthouseDucati Scrambler Desert Sled FasthouseDucati Scrambler Desert Sled FasthouseDucati Scrambler Desert Sled FasthouseDucati Scrambler Desert Sled FasthouseDucati Scrambler Desert Sled FasthouseDucati Scrambler Desert Sled FasthouseDucati Scrambler Desert Sled FasthouseDucati Scrambler Desert Sled FasthouseDucati Scrambler Desert Sled FasthouseDucati Scrambler Desert Sled FasthouseDucati Scrambler Desert Sled FasthouseDucati Scrambler Desert Sled FasthouseDucati Scrambler Desert Sled FasthouseDucati Scrambler Desert Sled FasthouseDucati Scrambler Desert Sled FasthouseDucati Scrambler Desert Sled FasthouseDucati Scrambler Desert Sled FasthouseDucati Scrambler Desert Sled FasthouseDucati Scrambler Desert Sled FasthouseDucati Scrambler Desert Sled FasthouseDucati Scrambler Desert Sled FasthouseDucati Scrambler Desert Sled FasthouseDucati Scrambler Desert Sled FasthouseDucati Scrambler Desert Sled FasthouseDucati Scrambler Desert Sled FasthouseDucati Scrambler Desert Sled Fasthouse
A lot of things have changed since the first edition. Last year, for instance, the Hooligan Classes were introduced for bikes powered by 750cc or larger engines. Ducati entered the competition with three Scrambler Desert Sleds, partnering with off-road brand Fasthouse, and won the Hooligan Open Class courtesy of rider Jordan Graham.

Now the Italian bike maker decided to celebrate last year’s achievement properly and chose to do that by releasing a limited edition version of the Desert Sled. Eight hundred units will be made as part of the run, and they will be accompanied by a “capsule collection of Ducati Scrambler Fasthouse apparel.“

Setting these 800 bikes apart in the crowd is a special livery designed to replicate the graphics used by the Sleds in the Mint 400. Other unique details include the Fasthouse logo featured alongside the Ducati Scrambler one and an aluminum plate bearing the number of the bike within the limited series.

Also known as the Ducati Scrambler Fasthouse, each bike is equipped with an 803cc engine, adjustable Kayaba suspension, and black-spoked wheels (19-inch at the front and 17-inch at the rear) wrapped in Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR tires.

Ducati says the new bikes should become available at dealerships by the end of this month. On the American market, the Fasthouse Desert Sled is offered from $12,295.

As for the matching apparel for the bikes, the line includes a short-sleeved t-shirt, a long-sleeved t-shirt, a jacket, and a cap. Those will be offered from the end of April on both Fasthouse and Ducati websites.



press release
 
 
 
 
 

Would you like AUTOEVOLUTION to send you notifications?

You will only receive our top stories