Overall ground clearance has been increased to 9.4 inches thanks to a longer 46mm KYB fork and a KYB rear shock, both with 7.9 inches of travel. Both front and rear suspension are adjustable (the fork is fully adjustable, the shock is adjustable for spring preload and rebound damping), unlike on the base Scrambler which only offers spring preload and rebound-damping adjustment on the shock. The Desert Sled’s 33.9-inch seat height may make the bike’s 456-pound (claimed) wet weight difficult to manage for shorter riders, but luckily Ducati will offer the same re-shaped Sled-specific seat in a low model too. Metal guards for the headlight and oil cooler ensure that rogue rocks won’t cause damage, and a skid pan keeps the underside of the engine from being mangled by hidden obstacles. The stock footpegs are cushioned for both the rider and the passenger, with sharper, more enduro-friendly billet aluminum pegs being offered as factory options.