Triumph Street Scrambler vs. Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled – Spec comparo
Praveen M, Engineer-turned-motorcycle journalist. I'm a sucker for cruising down the highways, and twisties in the hills.
Triumph and Ducati recently launched their off-road friendly offerings, the Triumph Street Scrambler and the Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled respectively, in the Indian market.
Both the bikes are designed for maximum fun off-roading, so let’s see how they fare against each other on paper.
|Specifications||Triumph Street Scrambler||Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled|
|Engine||900cc 8-valve Parallel twin, liquid cooled||803 cc 4-valve L-win, air-cooled|
|Maximum Power||55 PS at 6,000 rpm||73.4 PS at 8,250 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||78.84 Nm at 3,050 rpm||67 Nm at 5,750 rpm|
|Transmission||5-speed with assist clutch||6-speed with APTC slipper clutch|
|Front Suspension||41 mm KYB forks with 120 mm travel||46 mm fully adjustable inverted forks with 200 mm travel|
|Rear Suspension||KYB twin shocks with 120 mm travel||Kayaba monoshock with 200 mm travel|
|Front Brake||310 mm disc, 2 piston floating calliper with ABS||330 mm disc, radial 4-piston calliper with ABS|
|Rear Brake||255 mm disc, 2 piston floating calliper with ABS||245 mm disc, 1-piston floating calliper with ABS|
|Front Tyre||Metzeler Tourance 100/90-19||Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR 120/70 R19|
|Rear Tyre||Metzeler Tourance 150/70 R17||Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR 170/60 R17|
|Dry Weight||206 kg||191 kg|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||12 L||13.5 L|
|Service Intervals||16,000 km||12,000 km|
|Price, ex-showroom, pan India||INR 8.10 lakhs||INR 9.32 lakhs|
The Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled makes 18.4 PS more power compared to the Triumph Street Scrambler. But the Street Scrambler makes up by generating 11.84 Nm more torque at earlier revs. The 6-speed gearbox of the Desert Sled comes with the slipper clutch; whereas the Street Scrambler gets a 5-speed unit with clutch lever assist. The Triumph gets switchable ABS and traction control, whereas the Ducati only offers a dual channel ABS in its bike.
The Desert Sled gets 80 mm more travel on both the front and rear suspension. The bike is also lighter than its British counterpart by 15 kg. At 860 mm, the standard seat height of the Desert Sled is 70 mm more than the Street Scrambler’s (790 mm). The liquid cooled Street Scrambler engine gets 4,000 km longer service interval than the Italian bike. The price difference between the two bikes is INR 1.22 lakhs.