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DesertX Rally

Unleash your inner rally raider.

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Whether you’re looking for off-road adventure or the competition of a rally-raid, DesertX Rally is here to help you conquer the toughest challenges and push yourself beyond every limit.

Unleash your dreams

Born in the desert and raised off-road, the DesertX Rally is ready to accompany you on your most extreme adventures with its top-notch professional off-roading equipment.

For the most demanding off-road riders Heightened off-road performance, top-notch componentry. Ready to race and take on the most extreme adventures.
Race-spec equipment Pro KYB suspension with increased travel, greater ground clearance, dedicated wheels and reinforced components for extreme off-road use.
Designed for off-roading Mass-coloured plastics and adhesive PVC graphics for greater resistance. A robust sports-tool that instils safety and proficiency on any terrain.
Born to embrace challenges

Discover the adventure on the Atlas mountains on the DesertX Rally.

Exploration with supreme performance

DesertX Rally is a high-performance machine, designed to cross desert, rock and forest and satisfy your desire to conquer.
Professional off-road suspension

The bike offers an additional 20mm of suspension travel, for a total of 250mm at the front and 240mm at the rear. Both the 48mm closed cartridge front fork and 46mm rear shock are produced in collaboration with KYB. DesertX Rally flaunts a technology used on MX and enduro bikes that guarantees homogeneous behaviour and the necessary support even during the most extreme use.

Lighter, more technical wheels

DesertX Rally is more efficient off-road thanks to wheels that are lighter and more technical, with machined from solid hubs, carbon steel spokes and high-resistance Takasago Excel rims.

The front wheel retains its 21”x2.15” size, while the rear is narrower than that of DesertX, measuring 18”x4”.

Lighter components

DesertX Rally is more efficient off-road thanks to its dedicated wheels, carbon sumpguard, and billet aluminium rear brake and gear level. It weighs the same as DesertX (just 1kg more), but the sensation is completely different.

Off-roading soul

DesertX Rally is even more efficient off road equipped with the top-notch off-road componentry. The front brake line is split, to allow for the mounting of the high mudguard. The Öhlins steering damper is adjustable and attached directly to the handlebar. 

The gear lever and rear brake pedal are in billet aluminium. The sump guard is in forged carbon, more resistant than the standard version on DesertX and lighter than the version currently available as a Ducati Performance accessory for DesertX. 

Mass-coloured plastics

The plastics are mass-coloured and unpainted, so any scratches are a lot less visible. The graphics are adhesive, in thick PVC, to better protect the surfaces of the bike and ensure greater scope for customisation.

The colours and graphics of the new livery take up those of the DesertX with which Antoine Meo triumphed in the Erzbergrodeo Prologue.

Conquering the Iron Road of the Erzbergrodeo with Antoine Meo.

Antoine Meo took on the Erzbergrodeo mine with the DesertX, finishing first in the Prologue.

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Find the ideal clothing with which to tackle your latest challenge or essential accessories to round out your equipment.
Apparel Flaunt DesertX style with the new Explorer outfit Explore
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High mudguard


As well as being a distinctive element of the off-road character of DesertX Rally, it allows for even the toughest off-roading, preventing any build-up of mud.

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Carbon sump guard


It offers greater resistance with respect to the standard version on DesertX and is lighter than the Ducati Performance accessory version.

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Mass-coloured plastics


The DesertX Rally plastics are unpainted and mass-coloured, a technique that ensures a significant aesthetic result and limits the visibility of any scratches.

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Adhesive graphics


In thick PVC to ensure better protection of the bike’s surfaces and greater scope for customisation.

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Dedicated rally seat


Complete with dedicated upholstery with a special texture that facilitates the rider’s movements for easier off-road riding.

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Front fork


The KYB fork has 48mm stanchions, for greater stiffness and riding precision. It is closed cartridge, a technology that keeps the oil inside the cartridge pressurized to avoid cavitation, or the formation of vapor bubbles that would reduce the damping capacity and efficiency of the entire suspension.

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Rear shock


Professional KYB rear shock with 46mm piston adjustable in compression at low and high speed. The rebound and pre-load are also adjustable. The shock ensures better oil flow and, hence, better behaviour during intensive off-road use.

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Lighter, more technical wheels


Completely new, they flaunt stronger and lighter Takasago Excel rims, carbon steel spokes and lightened billet aluminium hubs (-0,5 kg vs. DesertX complete wheelset). We chose to have an inner tube rims to have central spoked wheels that are less exposed to stones during off-road use.

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2Carbon sump guard

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4Adhesive graphics

5Dedicated rally seat

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8Lighter, more technical wheels

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 Rally.

  • SAFETY
    Cornering ABS
    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
    Cornering ABS
    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) - 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
    COMFORT
    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
  • 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.
  • SICUREZZA
    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.
    SICUREZZA
    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.
  • SICUREZZA
    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.
    SICUREZZA
    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 GPS
    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.
    COMFORT
    Turn-by-turn GPS
    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.

Hidden by a layer of mud

Beneath its surface, the DesertX Rally guards professional-level equipment, designed to tackle off-road routes with performance, precision and unrivalled control.

DesertX Rally
Race Wilder.

Developed to tackle the toughest off-road routes, DesertX is a sports tool that is functional, specialist, technologically advanced and efficient, just like every Ducati.

Engine 937 cc Testastretta 11° with desmodromic timing Explore
The network A global network of over 800 service points serving Ducatisti. Explore
DesertX success at the Erzbergrodeo with Antoine Meo and Patrick Neisser

Ridden by multi-titled champions Antoine Meo and Patrick Neisser, DesertX took centre stage at the famous Erzberg iron mine, just as the Multistrada 1260 did in 2016.

Enjoy the Ducati riders’ journey, from their first sighting laps of the circuit to highlights of the race.

Antoine Meo conquers the Iron Road Prolog, a race open to single and twin-cylinder motorbikes with a spectacular course characterised by an ultra-fast climb (over 600 metres in height difference over 13.5 km). But the DesertX also qualified as the only twin-cylinder in the Mitas Rocket Ride Superfinal.

Erzbergrodeo

Ducati DesertX conquers the Erzbergrodeo Iron Road Prolog with Antoine Meo

The Ducati DesertX dominates in the twin-cylinder category of the Erzbergrodeo, one of the most popular extreme enduro competitions
The challenge of a lifetime: DesertX Rally from the Atlas Gorges to Marrakech

Fortified by their experience together in the Erzbergrodeo, Antoine Meo and Patrick Neisser decided to take on a new challenge along one of North Africa’s most gruelling and impressive routes, from the Atlas Gorges to Marrakech.

In ancient times, travelling the Atlas Gorges was the only way to reach Morocco from the Sahara Desert. An almost sacred challenge in which wayfarers would take on the mountain path.

Relive the adventure with this photo gallery. Our hearts are with the Moroccan prople who have friendly and professionally welcomed us into the wonderful lands we crossed on this adventure, recentlly hit by the earthquake tragedy.

Antoine Meo A five-time enduro world champion, Meo was involved in the DesertX project right from the start, as a product ambassador. He won the Iron Road Erzbergrodeo Prologue aboard the DesertX.
Patrick A successful enduro and cross-country rider, he set the fastest time up the Erzberg mountain in 2017.

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