2022 Ducati DesertX
2022 Ducati DesertX

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Ducati
Ducati
Model Year
2022
2022
Model
DesertX
DesertX
Model Code
NA
NA
Color
Matt Star White Silk
Matt Star White Silk

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front - 2 x Ø 320 mm aluminum flange semi-floating discs, Radial mount Brembo monobloc 4-pistons calipers, Bosch Cornering ABS

Rear - Ø 265 mm disc, Brembo floating 2 pistons caliper, Bosch Cornering ABS

Front - 2 x Ø 320 mm aluminum flange semi-floating discs, Radial mount Brembo monobloc 4-pistons calipers, Bosch Cornering ABS

Rear - Ø 265 mm disc, Brembo floating 2 pistons caliper, Bosch Cornering ABS

Wheels

Front - Cross-spoked, tubeless, 2.15 x 21 in.

Rear - Cross-spoked, tubeless, 4.5 x 18 in.

Front - Cross-spoked, tubeless, 2.15 x 21 in.

Rear - Cross-spoked, tubeless, 4.5 x 18 in.

Tires

Front - Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR 90/90 - 21 M/C 54V M+S TL (A)

Rear - Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR 150/70 R18 M/C 70V M+S TL

Front - Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR 90/90 - 21 M/C 54V M+S TL (A)

Rear - Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR 150/70 R18 M/C 70V M+S TL

Dimensions

Weight

Dry - 445 lb. (202 kg)

Kerb - 492 lb. (223 kg)

Dry - 445 lb. (202 kg)

Kerb - 492 lb. (223 kg)

Wheelbase
63.3 in. (1,608 mm)
63.3 in. (1,608 mm)
Seat Height
34.4 in. (875 mm)
34.4 in. (875 mm)

Drivetrain

Transmission
Gearbox - 6 speeds
Gearbox - 6 speeds
Primary Drive
Straight cut gears, ratio 1.85 : 1
Straight cut gears, ratio 1.85 : 1
Final Drive
Chain, front sprocket Z15, rear sprocket Z49
Chain, front sprocket Z15, rear sprocket Z49

Electrical

Instrumentation
5 in. TFT colour display
5 in. TFT colour display
Lighting

Full LED lighting system

DRL, Ducati brake light (DBL)

Rear - Ducati Brake Light

Fog lights

Full LED lighting system

DRL, Ducati brake light (DBL)

Rear - Ducati Brake Light

Fog lights

Advanced Electronics
Ducati Traction Control, Riding Modes, Power Modes, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC), Engine Brake Control (EBC), Ducati Quick Shift up/down (DQS), Self-canceling turn indicators, Ducati Multimedia System (DMS), Turn by turn navigation via app
Ducati Traction Control, Riding Modes, Power Modes, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC), Engine Brake Control (EBC), Ducati Quick Shift up/down (DQS), Self-canceling turn indicators, Ducati Multimedia System (DMS), Turn by turn navigation via app

Engine

Engine
Ducati Testastretta 11°, Desmodromic valvetrain, 4 valves per cylinder
Ducati Testastretta 11°, Desmodromic valvetrain, 4 valves per cylinder
Cooling
Liquid
Liquid
Cylinders
L-Twin
L-Twin
Horsepower
110 hp (81 kW) @ 9,250 rpm
110 hp (81 kW) @ 9,250 rpm
Displacement
937 cc
937 cc
Bore x Stroke
94 x 67.5 mm
94 x 67.5 mm
Torque
68 ft. lb (92 Nm, 9.4 kgm) @ 6,500 rpm
68 ft. lb (92 Nm, 9.4 kgm) @ 6,500 rpm
Compression Ratio
13.3:1
13.3:1
Gear Ratio

1st - 38/14

2nd - 31/17

3rd - 28/20

4th - 26/22

5th - 24/23

6th - 23/25

1st - 38/14

2nd - 31/17

3rd - 28/20

4th - 26/22

5th - 24/23

6th - 23/25

Clutch
Slipper and self-servo wet multiplate with hydraulic control
Slipper and self-servo wet multiplate with hydraulic control
Exhaust
Stainless steel single mufler, catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes
Stainless steel single mufler, catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes
Emissions
Bike specifications and equipment may vary from market to market. Please refer to your local dealer for further information
Bike specifications and equipment may vary from market to market. Please refer to your local dealer for further information
Fuel Type
Bosch electronic fuel injection system, Ø53 mm throttle bodies with ride-by-wire system
Bosch electronic fuel injection system, Ø53 mm throttle bodies with ride-by-wire system
Fuel Capacity
5.54 US gal. (21 l)
5.54 US gal. (21 l)

Operational

Frame
Tubular steel trellis
Tubular steel trellis
Front Suspension

KYB Ø 46 mm upside-down fork, fully adjustable

Travel - 9.06 in. (230 mm)

KYB Ø 46 mm upside-down fork, fully adjustable

Travel - 9.06 in. (230 mm)

Rear Suspension

KYB monoshock, fully adjustable, remote preload adjustment, aluminium double-sided swingarm

Travel - 8.66 in. (220 mm)

KYB monoshock, fully adjustable, remote preload adjustment, aluminium double-sided swingarm

Travel - 8.66 in. (220 mm)

Rake
27.6°
27.6°
Trail
122 mm
122 mm
Seat
2 person capacity
2 person capacity
Grips
Heated
Heated

Other

Includes
Cruise control, USB power socket, 12V socket, Antitheft system, Steering damper,
Cruise control, USB power socket, 12V socket, Antitheft system, Steering damper,
Warranty

24 months, unlimited mileage

Maintenance Service Intervals - 9,000 mi. (15,000 km) / 24 months

Valve Clearance Check (Desmoservice) - 18,000 mi. (30,000 km)

24 months, unlimited mileage

Maintenance Service Intervals - 9,000 mi. (15,000 km) / 24 months

Valve Clearance Check (Desmoservice) - 18,000 mi. (30,000 km)

Features

Chassis

  • 21"/18" WHEEL COMBINATION: DesertX is equipped with the iconic wheel combination for the enduro segment: spoked wheels, 21'' at the front and 18'' at the rear. Ready to easily tackle any type of obstacle and asphalt.
  • GENEROUS GROUND CLEARANCE: A fundamental feature for off-road use, DesertX has a ground clearance of 250 mm, which is particularly favorable for more extreme off-road riding.
  • WIDE CHOICE OF TIRES: The DesertX is equipped with Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR tubeless tires that combine greater reliability and safety in case of puncture with easier repair. Thanks to the different approvals obtained, there is a wide choice of alternative tires.
  • KAYABA LONG STROKE SUSPENSION: The 46mm upside-down fork and fully adjustable single shock absorber were developed with the Japanese brand Kayaba, a successful producer in the off-road world.
  • SUSPENSIONS: As far as the suspensions are concerned, we have worked with a brand of proven success in the off-road world: the Japanese company Kayaba, with whom we have shared several days of testing in the definition of the best setup, using top-level components. Quality and adjustments of these components allow us to meet the needs of each rider in different riding conditions.
  • FRONT FORK: The 1.8 inch diameter upside-down Kayaba front fork offers a whopping 9 inches of travel and is adjustable in compression, rebound and preload
  • REAR MONOSHOCK: The single shock absorber, also Kayaba, is adjustable in compression, rebound and preload and, through the aluminum swingarm, allows 220 mm of rear wheel travel.
  • BRAKING SYSTEM: The DesertX is equipped with Brembo brakes with ABS Cornering function. The braking power setting has been studied to offer the right power for road use, but also good modulability in off-road riding and on difficult terrain
  • FRONT SYSTEM: The front system is characterized by the presence of Brembo M50 monobloc radial calipers with 4 pistons of 1.1 inch diameter, axial master cylinder with adjustable levers and 12.5 inches double front disc with aluminum flanges
  • REAR SYSTEM: At the rear we find instead a single 265 mm diameter disc on which works a double-piston floating caliper, always Brembo
  • ERGONOMICS: In off-road riding, it is not only the hardware you have at your disposal that determines performance but also, and above all, the confidence and feeling that the bike gives you, which translates into control and safety in all conditions.
  • RIDING POSITION: The ergonomics of the saddle, handlebars and footpegs are designed to make the transitions from sitting to standing, typical of off-road riding, as natural as possible.
  • SHAPES AND SURFACES: The shape of the tank, saddle and other components ensure better control of the bike.
  • SADDLE: The seat height is 34.4 inches and can be reduced thanks to the seat and lowered suspension kit available as an accessory
  • LONG DISTANCE TRAVELING: We worked on a number of features that make the DesertX truly enjoyable on all types of asphalt.
  • RIDER AND PASSENGER COMFORT: A comfortable riding position for both rider and passenger, thanks to targeted form and padding for each seat
  • AERODYNAMICS AND HEAT MANAGEMENT: The management of heat, with openings and flows of fresh air studied. Aerodynamic protection with great care taken in defining the shape and size of the original and accessory windshield.
  • TANK RANGE: Adequate autonomy for longer journeys thanks to the fuel tank with a capacity of over 21 liters and the possibility of mounting a second tank at the rear of the bike as an accessory, adding an additional 8 liters of gasoline.
  • LOAD CAPACITY AND TIRES: The excellent load capacity, almost 120 L of volume available between bags and top cases, made of aluminum. The tires are the tubeless Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR that combine excellent off-road performance with grip and confidence in all asphalt conditions.

Design

  • POST-HERITAGE LOOK: The DesertX pays clear homage to the Enduro bikes of the past, but every reference has been reinterpreted by Ducati with the aim of making the bike absolutely contemporary.
  • DIGITAL SENSATIONS: The dual full LED DRLs are integrated into the windshield, without any other visible structure. It almost looks like a touch interface. It's post-heritage and digital at the same time.
  • ROBUST-DESIGN GUIDELINES: The effect of "Robust Design" is rendered by a studied alternation between large and small curvatures. Lines that, from the first glance, tell of the sportiness of a bike that conveys the pleasure of adventure.
  • FUNCTIONAL ERGONOMICS: The surfaces in contact with the rider are large and well connected, allowing movement in various directions with the highest level of comfort, especially in off-road riding.
  • ENJOY THE DETAILS: We put the emphasis on a few, decisive elements that enhance the technological character of the bike. For example, the front end creates a completely new composition that makes an impression from the first glance. The windscreen merges with the headlight.
  • ASYMMETRICAL TANK DESIGN: The authenticity of the DesertX is underlined by the tank, a real metal tank with a large capacity and an off-centre cap.
  • AERODYNAMICS: We thought about the rider's thermal comfort by creating fresh air ducts hidden behind the side guards, while hot air from the radiator is exhausted from underneath.
  • ROBUSTNESS: The aluminum cowl, standard on this bike, covers most of the engine, creating visual continuity with the front of the bike.
  • DEDICATED CAPSULE COLLECTION: The motorcycle has such a strong identity that, for the first time, we decided to design a dedicated clothing line in-house at the Centro Stile. We named the capsule collection 21/18. These figures refer to the size of the wheels, which characterize the off-road use of the bike. We wanted them to be represented also on the clothing, using them to name the collection.

Electronic

  • RIDING MODE: 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.
  • LIGHTING SYSTEM: 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.
  • ELECTRONICS AT THE SERVICE OF SAFETY, VERSATILITY AND STYLE: DesertX, like all Ducati models, has advanced electronics for safety and performance in all conditions.
  • 6 RIDING MODES: The versatility of the DesertX is also reflected in its Riding Modes. It has 6 modes, 2 of which are specifically dedicated to the off-road riding experience: Enduro and the brand new Rally Mode, in addition to the Sport, Touring, Urban e Wet modes.
  • THE FLEXIBILITY OF THE RIDERS ASSISTANCE PACKAGE: The electronic equipment is completed by a package of rider assistance systems: Traction Control, Wheelie Control, Engine Brake Control, Cornering ABS, Quickshifter Up & Down and Cruise Control, to make long distance riding even more relaxing.
  • FULL LED LIGHTING EQUIPMENT: 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.
  • DISPLAY AND CONNECTIVITY: The DesertX is equipped with a 5" TFT color display ready for integration with the Ducati Multimedia System (and oriented vertically to offer the best visibility even when riding standing up.
  • LIGHTING SYSTEM: The front headlight, which features the unmistakable sector DRL, is full-LED, as are the rear light and the direction indicators to ensure the best visibility and the most decisive look. There is also the Ducati Brake Light system which, in the event of sudden braking, automatically activates the flashing of the rear light in order to signal a potentially dangerous condition to the vehicles following.
  • DISPLAY: The DesertX is equipped with a high-resolution 5" TFT color display oriented vertically and positioned to offer the best visibility even when riding standing up. This display is prepared for integration with the Ducati Multimedia System that allows you to connect your smartphone via Bluetooth and activate Turn by Turn navigation by receiving directions directly on the dashboard. The display offers the possibility to choose between two standard Info Modes: Standard and Rally.
  • STANDARD INFO MODE: In Standard mode, all necessary information for road riding is displayed, with RPM and speed in the foreground.
  • RALLY INFO MODE: Rally Info Mode, on the other hand, brings up the remaining range and the tripmaster function typically used on rally bikes during navigation.
  • 6 RIDING MODES: The safety and performance of the new Ducati model are also guaranteed by the electronic systems, which represent the state of the art in terms of performance and safety. There are 6 riding modes available for the rider, each with its own specific destination of use. Beside the already known Sport, Touring and Urban are the new Wet Riding Mode for use on wet asphalt and the two Riding Modes dedicated to off-road riding: Enduro and Rally. Each riding mode can act on the character of the engine through the 4 power modes: full, high, medium and low, which change the power and responsiveness of the Testastretta.
  • ENDURO RIDING MODE: The Enduro Riding Mode, thanks to the reduced power and the specially designed control settings, makes it possible to tackle even the most demanding off-road terrain with greater safety and facilitates riding for novice riders.
  • RALLY RIDING MODE: Rally Riding Mode, with full engine power and reduced electronic controls, is designed for experienced riders who want to get the most out of their DesertX off-road performance.
  • SETTING ABS: The ABS can be set to three different levels: Level 3: suitable for road use, always safe and stable. Level 2: a bit more permissive, designed for off-road use. Level 1: still off-road, but acting only on the front for even more intense use. Finally, it is possible to completely exclude the ABS system only on Enduro and Rally riding modes. A detail dedicated precisely to the most experienced off-roaders and maybe a little aggressive in driving.

Engine

  • The new DesertX is equipped with the latest evolution of the water-cooled 937 cc Desmodromic 11° Testastretta engine with 110 horsepower and 67.5 lb-ft of torque. It’s the well-known twin cylinder already appreciated on our other models for its double soul: very manageable and smooth at low revs, but with a torque that is always ready and able to release all the Ducati character with a great extension.
  • 3.7 LB LIGHTER: The new version of the Testastretta 11 ° introduces important improvements over the previous generation, which have led to an overall weight saving of 3.7 lb.
  • RELIABLE IN DIFFERENT USES: Reliable and also designed for touring use, the engine has very long maintenance intervals, with oil change every 9000 miles and valve clearance check every 18,500 miles
  • WIDE GEAR RATIO: The work on the DesertX gearshift also involved the ratios, which were shortened overall on all gears up to fifth, in particular first and second, to ensure the best off-road behavior, while maintaining a long sixth gear for greater efficiency at high speed.

Chassis

  • 21"/18" WHEEL COMBINATION: DesertX is equipped with the iconic wheel combination for the enduro segment: spoked wheels, 21'' at the front and 18'' at the rear. Ready to easily tackle any type of obstacle and asphalt.
  • GENEROUS GROUND CLEARANCE: A fundamental feature for off-road use, DesertX has a ground clearance of 250 mm, which is particularly favorable for more extreme off-road riding.
  • WIDE CHOICE OF TIRES: The DesertX is equipped with Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR tubeless tires that combine greater reliability and safety in case of puncture with easier repair. Thanks to the different approvals obtained, there is a wide choice of alternative tires.
  • KAYABA LONG STROKE SUSPENSION: The 46mm upside-down fork and fully adjustable single shock absorber were developed with the Japanese brand Kayaba, a successful producer in the off-road world.
  • SUSPENSIONS: As far as the suspensions are concerned, we have worked with a brand of proven success in the off-road world: the Japanese company Kayaba, with whom we have shared several days of testing in the definition of the best setup, using top-level components. Quality and adjustments of these components allow us to meet the needs of each rider in different riding conditions.
  • FRONT FORK: The 1.8 inch diameter upside-down Kayaba front fork offers a whopping 9 inches of travel and is adjustable in compression, rebound and preload
  • REAR MONOSHOCK: The single shock absorber, also Kayaba, is adjustable in compression, rebound and preload and, through the aluminum swingarm, allows 220 mm of rear wheel travel.
  • BRAKING SYSTEM: The DesertX is equipped with Brembo brakes with ABS Cornering function. The braking power setting has been studied to offer the right power for road use, but also good modulability in off-road riding and on difficult terrain
  • FRONT SYSTEM: The front system is characterized by the presence of Brembo M50 monobloc radial calipers with 4 pistons of 1.1 inch diameter, axial master cylinder with adjustable levers and 12.5 inches double front disc with aluminum flanges
  • REAR SYSTEM: At the rear we find instead a single 265 mm diameter disc on which works a double-piston floating caliper, always Brembo
  • ERGONOMICS: In off-road riding, it is not only the hardware you have at your disposal that determines performance but also, and above all, the confidence and feeling that the bike gives you, which translates into control and safety in all conditions.
  • RIDING POSITION: The ergonomics of the saddle, handlebars and footpegs are designed to make the transitions from sitting to standing, typical of off-road riding, as natural as possible.
  • SHAPES AND SURFACES: The shape of the tank, saddle and other components ensure better control of the bike.
  • SADDLE: The seat height is 34.4 inches and can be reduced thanks to the seat and lowered suspension kit available as an accessory
  • LONG DISTANCE TRAVELING: We worked on a number of features that make the DesertX truly enjoyable on all types of asphalt.
  • RIDER AND PASSENGER COMFORT: A comfortable riding position for both rider and passenger, thanks to targeted form and padding for each seat
  • AERODYNAMICS AND HEAT MANAGEMENT: The management of heat, with openings and flows of fresh air studied. Aerodynamic protection with great care taken in defining the shape and size of the original and accessory windshield.
  • TANK RANGE: Adequate autonomy for longer journeys thanks to the fuel tank with a capacity of over 21 liters and the possibility of mounting a second tank at the rear of the bike as an accessory, adding an additional 8 liters of gasoline.
  • LOAD CAPACITY AND TIRES: The excellent load capacity, almost 120 L of volume available between bags and top cases, made of aluminum. The tires are the tubeless Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR that combine excellent off-road performance with grip and confidence in all asphalt conditions.

Design

  • POST-HERITAGE LOOK: The DesertX pays clear homage to the Enduro bikes of the past, but every reference has been reinterpreted by Ducati with the aim of making the bike absolutely contemporary.
  • DIGITAL SENSATIONS: The dual full LED DRLs are integrated into the windshield, without any other visible structure. It almost looks like a touch interface. It's post-heritage and digital at the same time.
  • ROBUST-DESIGN GUIDELINES: The effect of "Robust Design" is rendered by a studied alternation between large and small curvatures. Lines that, from the first glance, tell of the sportiness of a bike that conveys the pleasure of adventure.
  • FUNCTIONAL ERGONOMICS: The surfaces in contact with the rider are large and well connected, allowing movement in various directions with the highest level of comfort, especially in off-road riding.
  • ENJOY THE DETAILS: We put the emphasis on a few, decisive elements that enhance the technological character of the bike. For example, the front end creates a completely new composition that makes an impression from the first glance. The windscreen merges with the headlight.
  • ASYMMETRICAL TANK DESIGN: The authenticity of the DesertX is underlined by the tank, a real metal tank with a large capacity and an off-centre cap.
  • AERODYNAMICS: We thought about the rider's thermal comfort by creating fresh air ducts hidden behind the side guards, while hot air from the radiator is exhausted from underneath.
  • ROBUSTNESS: The aluminum cowl, standard on this bike, covers most of the engine, creating visual continuity with the front of the bike.
  • DEDICATED CAPSULE COLLECTION: The motorcycle has such a strong identity that, for the first time, we decided to design a dedicated clothing line in-house at the Centro Stile. We named the capsule collection 21/18. These figures refer to the size of the wheels, which characterize the off-road use of the bike. We wanted them to be represented also on the clothing, using them to name the collection.

Electronic

  • RIDING MODE: 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.
  • LIGHTING SYSTEM: 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.
  • ELECTRONICS AT THE SERVICE OF SAFETY, VERSATILITY AND STYLE: DesertX, like all Ducati models, has advanced electronics for safety and performance in all conditions.
  • 6 RIDING MODES: The versatility of the DesertX is also reflected in its Riding Modes. It has 6 modes, 2 of which are specifically dedicated to the off-road riding experience: Enduro and the brand new Rally Mode, in addition to the Sport, Touring, Urban e Wet modes.
  • THE FLEXIBILITY OF THE RIDERS ASSISTANCE PACKAGE: The electronic equipment is completed by a package of rider assistance systems: Traction Control, Wheelie Control, Engine Brake Control, Cornering ABS, Quickshifter Up & Down and Cruise Control, to make long distance riding even more relaxing.
  • FULL LED LIGHTING EQUIPMENT: 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.
  • DISPLAY AND CONNECTIVITY: The DesertX is equipped with a 5" TFT color display ready for integration with the Ducati Multimedia System (and oriented vertically to offer the best visibility even when riding standing up.
  • LIGHTING SYSTEM: The front headlight, which features the unmistakable sector DRL, is full-LED, as are the rear light and the direction indicators to ensure the best visibility and the most decisive look. There is also the Ducati Brake Light system which, in the event of sudden braking, automatically activates the flashing of the rear light in order to signal a potentially dangerous condition to the vehicles following.
  • DISPLAY: The DesertX is equipped with a high-resolution 5" TFT color display oriented vertically and positioned to offer the best visibility even when riding standing up. This display is prepared for integration with the Ducati Multimedia System that allows you to connect your smartphone via Bluetooth and activate Turn by Turn navigation by receiving directions directly on the dashboard. The display offers the possibility to choose between two standard Info Modes: Standard and Rally.
  • STANDARD INFO MODE: In Standard mode, all necessary information for road riding is displayed, with RPM and speed in the foreground.
  • RALLY INFO MODE: Rally Info Mode, on the other hand, brings up the remaining range and the tripmaster function typically used on rally bikes during navigation.
  • 6 RIDING MODES: The safety and performance of the new Ducati model are also guaranteed by the electronic systems, which represent the state of the art in terms of performance and safety. There are 6 riding modes available for the rider, each with its own specific destination of use. Beside the already known Sport, Touring and Urban are the new Wet Riding Mode for use on wet asphalt and the two Riding Modes dedicated to off-road riding: Enduro and Rally. Each riding mode can act on the character of the engine through the 4 power modes: full, high, medium and low, which change the power and responsiveness of the Testastretta.
  • ENDURO RIDING MODE: The Enduro Riding Mode, thanks to the reduced power and the specially designed control settings, makes it possible to tackle even the most demanding off-road terrain with greater safety and facilitates riding for novice riders.
  • RALLY RIDING MODE: Rally Riding Mode, with full engine power and reduced electronic controls, is designed for experienced riders who want to get the most out of their DesertX off-road performance.
  • SETTING ABS: The ABS can be set to three different levels: Level 3: suitable for road use, always safe and stable. Level 2: a bit more permissive, designed for off-road use. Level 1: still off-road, but acting only on the front for even more intense use. Finally, it is possible to completely exclude the ABS system only on Enduro and Rally riding modes. A detail dedicated precisely to the most experienced off-roaders and maybe a little aggressive in driving.

Engine

  • The new DesertX is equipped with the latest evolution of the water-cooled 937 cc Desmodromic 11° Testastretta engine with 110 horsepower and 67.5 lb-ft of torque. It’s the well-known twin cylinder already appreciated on our other models for its double soul: very manageable and smooth at low revs, but with a torque that is always ready and able to release all the Ducati character with a great extension.
  • 3.7 LB LIGHTER: The new version of the Testastretta 11 ° introduces important improvements over the previous generation, which have led to an overall weight saving of 3.7 lb.
  • RELIABLE IN DIFFERENT USES: Reliable and also designed for touring use, the engine has very long maintenance intervals, with oil change every 9000 miles and valve clearance check every 18,500 miles
  • WIDE GEAR RATIO: The work on the DesertX gearshift also involved the ratios, which were shortened overall on all gears up to fifth, in particular first and second, to ensure the best off-road behavior, while maintaining a long sixth gear for greater efficiency at high speed.