Exploration. Fun. Performance. And a great desire to take and leave towards the horizon. The identity of this bike leaves no room for doubt: just looking at it, it brings you into the atmosphere of Dakar racing.
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DesertX is the first modern Ducati with 21 "front wheel and 18" rear, long stroke suspension and a new frame designed specifically for the off-road experience.
21 ”front and 18” rear wheels, long stroke suspension, generous ground clearance (250mm) and an off-road frame designed and tested to withstand the toughest conditions.
Ergonomics optimised for every condition
Ergonomics and aerodynamic study give life to a motorcycle that has off-road as a natural territory and at the same time remains comfortable, easy and safe for urban commuting and long travels.
Advanced electronics, dedicated to versatility
The versatility of DesertX is also reflected in the Riding Modes: there's 6 of them, with Enduro and Rally dedicated specifically to the off-road riding experience.
Off-road chassis Lightweight engine tuned for off-road use
DesertX is equipped with the latest evolution of the 937 cc Testastretta 11th desmo, lighter by 1.7 kg compared to the previous generation and equipped with a new gear ratio to ensure the best off-road behavior.
DISPLACEMENT 937 cc
POWER 110 hp (81 kW) @ 9,250 rpm
TORQUE 92 Nm (68 lb-ft, 9.4 kgm) @ 6,500 rpm
DRY WEIGHT 202 kg (445 lb)
SEAT HEIGHT 875 mm (34.4 in)
The versatility of DesertX is also reflected in the Riding modes: up to six options, two of which are specifically dedicated to the off-road riding experience.
Riding assistance systems
The electronic equipment is completed by the package of riding assistance systems: Traction control, Wheelie control, Engine brake control, cornering ABS, Quickshifter up & down and Cruise control, to make riding on long journeys even more relaxing.
The bike’s completely Full LED lighting system equipment is of the highest level. The double front headlight has two bi-function polyellipsoidal modules with Daytime Running Light (DRL) and has been designed to ensure excellent visibility, which is particularly important for a bike that can ride in all conditions. The rear headlight is equipped with the Ducati Brake Light. The system, in the event of sudden braking, automatically activates the flashing of the rear light to signal the condition of sudden slowing to following vehicles, making a further contribution to rider safety.
TFT & Connectivity
DesertX is equipped with a high resolution 5 ”color TFT display oriented vertically and positioned to offer the best visibility even in standing riding. This display is designed for integration with the Ducati Multimedia System which allows you to connect your smartphone via Bluetooth and activate Turn by Turn navigation by receiving directions directly on the dashboard.
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Get 50% off the SRP* on a Termignoni Homologated exhaust system with new DesertX
Purchase a new Ducati DesertX between February 5th and March 31st, 2024, and get 50% off the SRP* on a Termignoni Homologated exhaust system (Part no. 96482041AA) when ordered at point of purchase.
This offer will help you unlock even more performance from the already potent DesertX and allow you to dream wilder on or off-road. Contact your local participating dealer for more details and book your test ride
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Terms & Conditions
* 50% off Termignoni Homologated exhaust system only available when purchasing a new DesertX model. Must be purchased and registered between Feb 5 – March 31 2024. Fitting charges applied at the supplying Ducati Dealership’s discretion.
4Ever 4-year warranty for all Multistrada V4, Multistrada V2 and DesertX models.
Created to satisfy the desire to travel without restrictions and boundaries, Multistrada and DesertX are ready to expand your horizons of freedom.
Ducati offers a 4-year warranty on all models of the Multistrada and DesertX family with the 4Ever Ducati warranty.
Increasingly strict and prolonged testing, improved production processes and advanced numerical simulations have enhanced the reliability of the Multistrada and desert family models to the highest level ever.
Terms & Conditions
4Ever Ducati applies to all Multistrada V4, Multistrada V2, Multistrada 950, Multistrada 1260 and DesertX models belonging to Model Year 2020 or later.