When we say First Looks at the 2021 Ducati Scrambler Icon and Desert Sled, we mean it. Changes are minimal for ’21, other than paint, which is worth looking at. However, the two Scramblers aren’t identical to last year, so it is time for a few fast facts. 1. Like all Scramblers for the coming year, the latest Ducati Scrambler Icon and Desert Sled are Euro 5 compliant.
2. The 2021 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled gets a new seat cover. As the motorcycle is designed for off-roading, Ducati has given the Desert Sled an anti-slip seat cover. The seat is entirely different from the standard Scrambler, with more panels and contrasting stitching.3. The Desert Sled gets a new paint job. It’s called Sparkling Blue, but there’s also plenty of Iceberg White on the fuel tank, along with Ducati Red detailing. To highlight the new colors, the frame is black and the wire-spoke wheel rims are gold. Ducati calls it “a tribute to the Enduro bikes of the ’80s.”4. Ducati is offering the new Ducati Scrambler Icon in Ducati Red. Don’t worry—the 62 Yellow color that got the ball rolling is still available.2021 Ducati Scrambler Icon (and Desert Sled) SpecsENGINE
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends, the weekly podcast brought to you by Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
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In this week’s first segment, Senior Editor Nic de Sena goes to the Yamaha MT-10 launch. I have to say, the R1-derived MT-10 is one of my all time favorite street bikes. It’s the perfect balance of instant, usable power, crammed into an agile yet stable chassis. All that is built into an incredibly easy-to-ride package. And I’m not even going to mention it’s ability to wheelie… The latest MT-10 has had some upgrades, so I’m very curious to hear what Nic thinks.
For our second segment this week I chat with Paul Jayson—aka The Motorcycle Broker. Paul has been restoring, collecting, and selling investment grade motorcycles and cars for several decades, and his knowledge and passion for the art of motorcycling seems pretty much unrivaled.
Paul’s quest for total authenticity and insistence on a breathtaking level of detail is incredible. Actually, one of his restorations—a classic MV Agusta—won recently at Salon Privé.
Paul’s take on how the motorcycle market developed globally, and where it’s going, I found fascinating. You can visit Paul’s website at TheMotorcycleBroker.co.uk.
From all of here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!