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.
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 (9.8 in) and an off-road frame designed and tested to withstand the toughest conditions.
Ergonomics optimized 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.
Lightweight engine tuned for off-road use
DesertX is equipped with the latest evolution of the 937 cc Testastretta 11th desmo, lighter by 3.7 lb compared to the previous generation and equipped with a new gear ratio to ensure the best off-road behavior.
Post-heritage and digital
DesertX presented a completely new challenge to the Centro Stile. The opportunity to experiment with a new design language, seeking inspiration in the history of African Rally. The result is a solid, clean, modern design, based on shapes taken from the most adventurous off-road world. It is a bike that wants to be solid and functional at the same time.
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An anti-lock braking system is a safety system that prevents a vehicle’s wheels from locking during heavy braking. Essentially, the ABS regulates the braking pressure on the wheel, allowing it to continuously have traction on the riding surface.
Ducati Traction Control
Traction control is a system that prevents (or limits) spin of the rear wheel under acceleration. Gently manages engine clearance recovery, modulating the torque delivered and avoiding the peak that can occur when clearance recovery is complete, so as to make it even easier and more predictable. acceleration out of corners.
Electronic system introduced by Ducati for the first time in 2014 on the Multistrada 1200 that allows you to automatically maintain the speed set by the rider without twisting the throttle.
Ducati brake light (DBL)
In the event of sudden braking, automatically activates the flashing of the rear light to alert the following vehicles, a solution that further improves rider’s safety.
Ducati Multimedia System (DMS) Accessory
Infotainment system for connecting the smartphone to the bike via Bluetooth, to allow the rider to manage the main multimedia functions of the mobile phone
Ducati quick shifter (DQS)
Electronic system derived from racing that allows you to change gears without using the clutch and without closing the throttle when shifting to a higher gear.
Daytime running light (DRL)
These are the daytime running lights that are used to comply with the obligation to use dipped headlights during the day.
Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC)
System that controls the wheelie and allows you to achieve maximum acceleration performance with ease and safety.
Engine Brake Control (EBC)
The DesertX comes complete with EBC (Engine Brake Control). Adjustable according to three levels, this allows engine brake behavior to be modulated depending on riding style and vehicle use.
Also known as electronic accelerator, it is a system that electronically manages the opening and closing of the throttle (s).
Connect your smartphone to the bike via Bluetooth and visualise directions directly on your dashboard, without using external accessories or having to stop to consult your phone.