DREAM WILDER

Ducati DesertX

Dream Wilder

Exploration. Fun. Performance. And a real craving to set off and head for the horizon. The identity of this bike leaves no doubt: just one look at it will have you dreaming of adventure.

Get set for adventure

Equipped with a 21” front and 18” rear wheel, the new DesertX is designed to handle even the most challenging off-road terrain. Ducati has combined its road expertise with dedicated off-road development to create a responsive and manoeuvrable bike that is at ease on all types of trail and asphalt.
DesertX Off-road chassis

A 21” front and 18” rear wheel, long stroke suspension, generous ground clearance (250mm) and an off-road frame designed and tested to withstand the toughest conditions.
DesertX Ergonomics for all conditions

A focus on ergonomics and aerodynamics makes for a motorcycle that is at home off-road and equally comfortable, easy, and safe during everyday use and when travelling.
DesertX Advanced electronics, for maximum versatility

The versatility of DesertX is also reflected in its Riding Modes, all six of them. The Enduro and Rally modes are specifically dedicated to the off-road riding experience.
DesertX Lightweight engine tuned for off-road use

DesertX is equipped with the latest evolution of the 937 cc Testastretta 11° with desmodromic timing, 1.7 kg lighter than the previous generation of engine and equipped with a new gear ratio to ensure the very best off-road performance.

RR22 and Star White Silk

The new RR22 livery, inspired by that of the Audi RS Q e-tron that participated in the last Dakar, complements the Star White Silk color scheme.
$21,195 i
$20,595 i
  • RR22
  • Star White Silk

Listen to the DesertX sound 🔊

Enjoy the sound of the Testastretta 11° desmo and imagine yourself riding the DesertX: your next adventure is just around the corner!

Listen to the DesertX sound 🔊

Post-heritage and digital

The Centro Stile faced a totally new challenge with DesertX, seizing the opportunity to experiment with a new design language and seeking inspiration from the world of African rally raids.

The result is a sturdy, clean, modern design, based on shapes from the off-road world. A bike that wants to be robust, solid, and functional at the same time.
DesertX Apparel Explore
DesertX Accessories Explore

Bike of the year 2024

German magazine Motorrad named DesertX bike of the year in the Enduro/Supermoto category.

Developed to take on the most challenging off-road trails

We worked by drawing on the very best of our ergonomics, engine, aerodynamics, and electronics know-how and developed a new chassis that is off-road specific. DesertX is a 'sport tool', functional, competent, technologically advanced, and as efficient as every Ducati.
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Kayaba suspension


The Ducati DesertX is equipped with first-class components to ensure the best setup and real reliability off-road. The Kayaba long stroke suspension is adjustable, for comfort in every situation.

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Electronic equipment


6 riding modes, a 5” color TFT display, and full LED lights. Like all Ducatis, DesertX flaunts advanced electronic equipment to ensure safety and performance in all conditions.

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Front fork and rear mono shock


Discover all the secrets of our collaboration with Kayaba for the development of the Ducati DesertX chassis. Versatile on any road.

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21"/18" wheel combination


DesertX is equipped with spoked wheels, 21-inch at the front and 18'-inch at the rear, as per enduro tradition. Ready to tackle any type of obstacle and asphalt with ease.

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Generous 250 mm ground clearance


Fundamental when off the beaten track, DesertX offers ground clearance of 250 mm, which really comes into its own during more extreme off-road riding.

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Wide selection of tires


The DesertX is equipped with Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR tubeless tyres that comiine greater reliability and safety in case of puncture with easier repair. Thanks to the different homologations obtained, a wide selection of alternative tires is also available.

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2Electronic equipment

3Front fork and rear mono shock

421"/18" wheel combination

5Generous 250 mm ground clearance

6Wide selection of tires

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All the essentials for off-road use

Spoked wheels, 21” at the front and 18” at the rear, generous ground clearance, and various types of tire thanks to the different homologations obtained, including those dedicated to off-roading.

Post heritage look

The Ducati DesertX is designed to be essential and robust. Style is driven by functionality, and that's why we’ve pushed for a minimalist aesthetic.

Go to Design
Go to Design

Power and versatility for all uses

Ducati DesertX is equipped with the 937 cc Testastretta 11° engine with desmodromic timing. Steady and reliable, even in the desert.

Displacement
937 cc
Power
110 hp (81 kW) @ 9,250 rpm
Torque
92 Nm (68 lb-ft, 9.4 kgm) @ 6,500 rpm
Seat Height
875 mm (34.4 in)
890 mm (35.0 in) with high seat accessory
865 mm (34.1 in) with low seat accessory
845 mm (33.3 in) with low seat + low suspension kit accessory
Tech Specs

Electronic riding aid systems

Many of the electronic systems that are now standard on motorbikes in the various segments were pioneered by Ducati, which over the years has earned a place among the most advanced companies in the sector. Safety, comfort and performance improved year after year thanks to the continuous improvement and search for innovation.

Click on the icons and discover the features of DesertX.

  • SAFETY
    ABS Cornering
    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. There are different ABS intervention levels, depending on the selected Riding Mode.
    SAFETY
    ABS Cornering
    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. There are different ABS intervention levels, depending on the selected Riding Mode.
  • COMFORT
    Cruise Control
    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.
    COMFORT
    Cruise Control
    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.
  • SAFETY
    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.
    SAFETY
    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.
  • COMFORT
    Ducati Multimedia System (DMS)*
    The bike is ready for this infotainment system for connecting the smartphone to the bike via Bluetooth, which allows the rider to manage the main multimedia functions of the mobile phone.

    * The feature is available as a Ducati Performance accessory
    COMFORT
    Ducati Multimedia System (DMS)*
    The bike is ready for this infotainment system for connecting the smartphone to the bike via Bluetooth, which allows the rider to manage the main multimedia functions of the mobile phone.

    * The feature is available as a Ducati Performance accessory
  • PERFORMANCE
    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.
    PERFORMANCE
    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.
  • SAFETY
    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.
    SAFETY
    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.
  • SAFETY
    Ducati Traction Control (DTC)
    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.
    SAFETY
    Ducati Traction Control (DTC)
    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.
  • PERFORMANCE
    Ducati wheelie control (DWC)
    System that controls the wheelie and allows you to achieve maximum acceleration performance with ease and safety.
    PERFORMANCE
    Ducati wheelie control (DWC)
    System that controls the wheelie and allows you to achieve maximum acceleration performance with ease and safety.
  • SAFETY
    Engine Brake Control (EBC)
    The EBC helps riders to optimize the stability of the bike in extreme cornering conditions, balancing the forces to which the rear tire is subjected in conditions of intensive application of the engine brake.
    SAFETY
    Engine Brake Control (EBC)
    The EBC helps riders to optimize the stability of the bike in extreme cornering conditions, balancing the forces to which the rear tire is subjected in conditions of intensive application of the engine brake.
  • PERFORMANCE
    Ride-by-Wire system
    Also known as electronic accelerator, it is a system that electronically manages the opening and closing of the throttle (s).
    PERFORMANCE
    Ride-by-Wire system
    Also known as electronic accelerator, it is a system that electronically manages the opening and closing of the throttle (s).
  • COMFORT
    Turn-by-turn Navi*
    The bike is ready for this feature, which gives the possibility to 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.

    * The feature is available as a Ducati Performance accessory
    COMFORT
    Turn-by-turn Navi*
    The bike is ready for this feature, which gives the possibility to 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.

    * The feature is available as a Ducati Performance accessory

Designed for adventure

Take your wildest dreams and make them come true. Bring some friends and get ready to enjoy the adventure of a lifetime.

DesertX will take you all the way.
Desertx - deserts rally

A 100% Offroad Weekend at Bassella Race

Antoine Méo raced DesertX at the Bassella Race in Catalonia, and the entire audience enjoyed the epic spectacle from the first to the last lap

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Learn all the secrets of the DesertX straight from the words of the designers, riders and engineers who have been working on this project for years.

DesertX Presentation
DesertX Antoine Méo
and Pierluigi Zampieri:
the pilot and the engineer
DesertX Making of

A collection inspired by the desert

The bike has such a strong identity that, for the first time, we decided to design a dedicated apparel line in-house at the Ducati Centro Stile. We named it 21/18.

Discover the exclusive garments dedicated to DesertX, and get ready to set off on your next adventure.

DesertX As stylishly robust as the bike

The rugged style of the bike is transferred to the clothing. We went from the three-dimensional proportions of the motorcycle to two-dimensional fabric, which meant going from the juxtaposition of wide and narrow curves on the bike to the clean cuts and soft lines of the clothing.
DesertX A jacket, trouser and helmet combo that is outside of time and trends

The capsule collection comprises jacket, trousers, and helmet. White helps to reflect sunlight and has an important historical value in that it was the colour worn by rally riders in the 90s.
DesertX Style and functionality

The jacket sleeves are detachable for greater freedom of movement during off-road riding. The front pockets are large and inspired by the travel packs used in the enduro world, while the back pocket is asymmetrical for easier opening.
Accessories

DesertX already boasts significant equipment as standard but can be further enhanced with a wide range of accessories dedicated to off-road or touring use.

OFF ROAD ACCESSORIES Rally saddle, reinforced hand guards, headlight and radiator grilles, and more. discover more
TOURING ACCESSORIES Aluminum side and top cases, the center stand, and more. discover more
Configure it for your adventure

We have developed a bike that is truly ready for the most challenging off-road paths, in the desert for example, but also extremely intuitive and comfortable when used on the road. 

8-liter tank

For the first time on a Ducati, we also have an 8-litre rear tank in the catalogue. This truly functional and evocative accessory increases the bike's range by over 150 kilometres.

When the front tank reaches a sufficiently low fuel level, the rider receives notification via the dashboard to transfer fuel from the rear to the front tank. This can be easily activated via the handlebar controls.

Homologated Termignoni titanium silencer

This reduces weight and further improves the performance of the bike thanks to the dedicated mapping.

Racing exhaust

This reduces weight and further improves the performance of the bike thanks to the dedicated mapping.

Contact Dealer

Contact your nearest dealer for more information on the new Desert X.

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Images and videos show only stunts performed by professional riders in closed streets and private area closed to public. Do not attempt. No animals were harmed.

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