- Dream Wilder
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 (250mm) and an off-road frame designed and tested to withstand the toughest conditions.
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.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)
CURB WEIGHT 222 kg
SEAT HEIGHT 875 mm (34.4 in)
FUELTANK 21 L (+8L WITH ACCESSORIES)
Ergonomics optimized for every condition
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.
Advanced electronics, dedicated to versatility
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.
Lightweight engine tuned for off-road use
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.
The aesthetic of DesertX manages to combine the suggestion of the “”Dakarians”” with an almost touch interface feeling. It is post-heritage and digital at the same time
Essential and robust
The bike is visually composed of 3 macro elements: a single central volume, the saddle and the windshield that integrates the double headlight. A â€œRobust Designâ€ effect that combines form and function.
Designed for comfort
The surfaces in contact with the rider are wide and well connected, allowing movement in various directions with the highest level of comfort, especially in off-road riding.
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.
Electronics at the service of safety, versatility and style
DesertX, like all Ducati models, has advanced electronics for safety and performance in all conditions.
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 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.
The Flexibility of the riders assistance package
The bikeâ€™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.
Full Led Lighting equipment
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.
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.
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.
Generous ground clearance 250 mm
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.
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.
Kayaba long stroke suspension
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 POSITIONThe 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 875mm and can be reduced thanks to the seat and lowered suspension kit available as an accessory.
Ducati Testastretta 11Â°, L-Twin cylinders, Desmodromic valvetrain, 4 valves per cylinder, liquid cooled
Bore x Stroke
94 x 67.5 mm
110 hp (81 kW) @ 9,250 rpm
92 Nm (68 lb-ft, 9.4 kgm) @ 6,500 rpm
Bosch electronic fuel injection system, Ã˜53 mm throttle bodies with ride-by-wire system
Stainless steel single mufler, catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes
Straight cut gears, ratio 1.85 : 1
1=38/14, 2=31/17, 28=28/20, 4=26/22, 5=24/23, 6=23/25
Chain, front sprocket Z15, rear sprocket Z49
Slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch with hydraulic control
Tubular steel trellis frame
KYB 46 mm upside-down fork, fully adjustable
Cross-spoked, tubeless, 2.15â€™â€™x21â€™â€™
Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR 90/90 – 21 M/C 54V M+S TL (A)
KYB monoshock, fully adjustable, remote preload adjustment, aluminium double-sided swingarm
Cross-spoked, tubeless, 4.5â€
Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR 150/70 R18 M/C 70V M+S TL
Wheel Travel (Front/Rear)
230 mm (9.06 in) – 220 mm (8.66 in)
2 x 320 mm aluminum flange semi-floating discs, Radial mount Brembo monobloc 4-pistons calipers, Bosch Cornering ABS
265 mm disc, Brembo floating 2 pistons caliper, Bosch Cornering ABS
5″ TFT colour display
Dimensions and Weights
202 kg (445 lb)
223 kg (492 lb)
875 mm (34.4 in)
Fuel Tank Capacity
21 l (5.54 US gal)
Number of Seats
Ducati Safety Pack (Cornering ABS, Ducati Traction Control)
Riding Modes, Power Modes, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC), Engine Brake Control (EBC), Ducati Quick Shift up/down (DQS), Cruise control, full LED lighting system, DRL, Ducati brake light (DBL), USB power socket, 12V socket, self canceling turn indicators, Steering damper
Ducati Multimedia System (DMS), Antitheft system, Turn by turn navigation via app, fog lights, heated grips, auxiliary fuel tank
Warranty and Maintenance
24/48* months, Unlimited mileage.
* Only for countries where 4|ever Ducati warranty applies.
Maintenance Service Intervals
15,000 km (9,000 miles) / 24 months
Valve Clearance Check (Desmoservice)
30,000 km (18,000 miles)
Emissions and Consumption
5.6 l/100 km
Only for countries where Euro 5 standard applies.