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ADV NewsDucati Launches Limited-Edition Desert Sled ‘Fasthouse’

Ducati Launches Limited-Edition Desert Sled ‘Fasthouse’

A limited edition of 800 units created to celebrate victory in The Mint 400.

Published on 03.11.2021

After many teasers from Ducati touting a new off-road focused Scrambler, the Italian marque has finally dropped the cover on a limited-edition Desert Sled Fasthouse — Sorry, no big unveiling of the much-awaited Desert X as some had speculated. The bike announced is a celebration of the collaboration between Ducati and the clothing brand Fasthouse, which in 2020 took the rider Jordan Graham to victory in the Hooligan class of The Mint 400, the oldest and perhaps most prestigious off-road race in America.

The Fasthouse model will be limited to 800 units and is based on the 803cc Scrambler Desert Sled. As it turns out, it is basically the same as the standard bike; mainly distinguished by its special livery, which replicates the graphics used by the bikes that took part in The Mint 400. 


The main colors are black and grey, which combine in a geometric design on the tank and the Fasthouse logo inserted alongside the Ducati Scrambler one. The frame is in Ducati Red and is embellished with an aluminum plate bearing the number of the bike within the limited series, making each one of the 800 units to be produced unique.

The seat is also said to have been tweaked featuring a saddle with non-slip coating that keeps the seat height at 860 mm. The black spoked wheels measure 19” at the front and 17” at the rear and are fitted with Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR tires. As with the standard bike, the Fasthouse model features adjustable Kayaba suspension with 200 mm of travel and off-road inspired foot pegs with removable rubber pads. 

Pricing and Availability

The model will be available in U.S. and Canadian dealerships from May 2021 with an MSRP of $12,295, $300 more than the asking price of the standard Desert Sled.

Desert Sled Fasthouse Specs

Engine Type:L-Twin, Desmodromic distribution, 2 valves per cylinder, air cooled
Displacement:803 cc
Bore x stroke:88 x 66 mm
Compression ratio:11:01
Power:73 hp (53,6 kW) 8250 rpm/min
Torque:6,7 Kgm (66,2 Nm) @ 5750 rpm
Fuel injection:Electronic fuel injection, 50 mm throttle body
Exhaust:Stainless steel muffler with catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes, aluminium tail pipes
Standard:Euro 5 (Only for countries where Euro 5 standard applies)
Consumption – Emissions:5,4 l/100 km – CO2 124 g/km
Gearbox:6 speed
Ratio:1=32/13 2=30/18 3=28/21 4=26/23 5=22/22 6=24/26
Primary drive:Straight cut gears, Ratio 1,85:1
Final drive:Chain, front spocket 15, rear sprocket 46
Clutch:Hydraulically controlled slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch
Frame:Tubular steel Trellis frame
Front suspension:46mm fully adjustable usd forks
Front wheel travel:200 mm (7,9 in)
Front wheel:Spoked aluminium wheel 3,00″ x 19″
Front tyre:Pirelli SCORPION™ RALLY STR 120/70 R19
Rear suspension:Kayaba rear shock, pre-load and rebound adjustable. Aluminium double-sided swingarm
Rear wheel travel:200 mm (5,9 in)
Rear wheel:Spoked aluminium wheel 4,50″ x 17″
Rear tyre:Pirelli SCORPION™ RALLY STR 170/60 R17
Front brake:Ø330 mm disc, radial 4-piston calliper with Bosch Cornering ABS as standard equipment
Rear brake:Ø245 mm disc, 1-piston floating calliper with Bosch Cornering ABS as standard equipment
Wheelbase:1.505 mm (59,3 in)
Trail:112 mm (4,4 in)
Total steering lock:35°
Fuel tank capacity:13,5 l – 3,57 gallon (US)
Dry weight:193 kg (425,5 lb)
Wet weight**:209 kg (460,8 lb)
Seat height:860 mm (33,9 in) – low seat 840 mm (33,0 in) available as accessory
Max height:1.213 mm (47,8 in) (brake reservoir)
Max width:940 mm (37,0 in) (mirrors)
Max length:2.200 mm (86,6 in)
Number of seats:Dual seat
Standard equipment:Steel tank with interchangeable aluminium side panels, headlight with DRL by LED light-guide and interchangeable aluminium cover, LED rear light with diffusion-light, LED turn indicator, LCD instruments with gear and fuel level indications and interchangeable aluminium cover, under-seat storage compartment with USB socket, ABS cornering, machine-finished aluminium belt covers, black engine with brushed fins
DESERT SLED equipment:Aluminium handlebar with cross-strut, front stem protectors, seat with specific design, high front mudguard, long rear mudguard and high plate support
Details:24 months unlimited mileage
Servicing:12,000 km (7.500 mi) / 12 months
Checking valve clearance:12,000 km (7.500 mi)

Author: ADV Pulse Staff

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