For the last few years, Los Angeles-based custom bike builder, Alex Earle has been transforming Ducati Scrambler Desert Sleds into increasingly capable mid-sized adventure bikes, while simultaneously releasing purchasable moto upgrades and components. And Earle Motors continues its refinement of the Italian L-Twin with an updated take on the Ducati with what Earle has dubbed the “Long Range Desert Raider.”
Starting with a 2018 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled, the Souther California shop has given the build its signature swing-arm extender, stretching it by around 3” and enabling the space to accept a larger, more off-road friendly 18” rear wheel. Out front, the stock 17” unit has been replaced by a more capable 21” front hoop, too. Designed with long-distance use in mind, the build also sports a kevlar skid plate, a suite of crash bars, hand-guards, off-road auxiliary lights, and a hand-formed six-gallon extended-range fuel cell supplemented by an axially tank in the tail. Earle has also added a new brownish livery, an LED headlight set behind a vintage-style yellow lens, a slimmed-down dual-sport seat, and MX-style fenders front and aft. To learn more about the next step in Earle’s evolution of the Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled, you can visit the shop’s website linked below.
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