Ducati DesertX

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.

Equipped with a 21-inch front wheel and 18-inch rear wheel, the new DesertX is designed to handle even the most challenging off-road terrain. Dedicated off-road development combined with Ducati's road expertise result in a responsive and maneuverable bike that is at ease on all types of trails and asphalt.

Off-road chassis

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 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 1.7 kg compared to the previous generation and equipped with a new gear ratio to ensure the best off-road behavior.

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.
INR 18,41,200 i
INR 18,33,200 i
  • RR22
  • Star White Silk
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. 

Watch the DesertX in action

United Arab Emirates
DesertX vs RS Q e-tron

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Technology for the adventure of a lifetime.

We worked by drawing on the best of our knowledge in terms of ergonomics, engine, aerodynamics and electronics. And we developed a new specific chassis for off-road.

DesertX is functional, a 'sport tool', competent, technologically advanced and effective like all Ducatis. 

Front Fork and Mono-Shock Rear Suspension

Easy and adaptable on any road, discover all the secrets of our collaboration with Kayaba for the development of the Ducati DesertX chassis.


DesertX was developed for the most demanding off-road, and therefore has all the essential contents for this type of use: spoked wheels, 21'' at the front and 18'' at the rear and generous ground clearance. Thanks to the various homologations obtained, DesertX has various types of tires available, up to those dedicated to the off-road world.  

ENGINE 937 cc Desmodromic Testastretta 11° Discover more
ELECTRONICS Advanced equipment for safety and performance in all conditions Discover more
Ducati Testastretta 11°, L-Twin cylinders, Desmodromic valvetrain, 4 valves per cylinder, liquid cooled
937 cc
Bore x Stroke
94 x 67.5 mm
Compression Ratio
92 Nm (68 lb-ft, 9.4 kgm) @ 6,500 rpm
110 hp (81 kW) @ 9,250 rpm
Fuel Injection
Bosch electronic fuel injection system, Ø53 mm throttle bodies with ride-by-wire system
Tech Specs

Desert Dreamers

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, having been ridden by a champion of the calibre of Antoine Méo.

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Developed to push you to the limit

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

DesertX adventures

The tale of the travel

Read the story of the first Ducati Patagonia Expedition. A mix of adrenaline and nature, set in one of the most evocative places in the world for adventure enthusiasts.

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Un weekend 100% Offroad alla Bassella Race

 Antoine Méo had a blast as he took the DesertX through the Bassella Race in Catalonia and the entire crowd fully enjoyed seeing the epic show from the first to the last lap. 

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 within the Ducati Centro Stile. We named it 21/18.

Get ready to go for your next adventure, discover the exclusive garments dedicated to DesertX.


DesertX is already very complete with standard equipment, but can be further enriched thanks to a wide range of accessories dedicated to off-road or touring use. 

Off-Road accessories

For off-road use, the rally saddle is available, which combines the rider and passenger seats for greater effectiveness in off-road driving, reinforced handguards, protective grilles for headlight and radiator, a further reinforced engine guard and tubular protection bars.

Touring accessories

For touring, aluminum side cases and top cases, the central stand, heated grips and additional LED lights are available.

For the first time on a Ducati, we also have an 8L rear tank, a truly functional and evocative accessory that increases the bike's range by over 150 kilometers.

The transfer of fuel from the rear tank to the front tank is suggested to the rider through the dashboard when the front tank reaches a sufficiently low fuel level. It can be easily activated through the handlebar controls.

Also available are the homologated Termignoni titanium silencer and the racing exhaust, also produced by Termignoni, which reduces weight and further improves the performance of the bike thanks to the dedicated mapping.

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Design, Chassis, Electronic, Capsule Collection.

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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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