DREAM WILDER

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.

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. 

Off-road chassis

21 ”front and 18” rear wheels, long stroke suspension, generous ground clearance (9.8 in) 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 3.7 lb 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.
$18,495 i
$17,995 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. 

Dream Wilder in Colorado

Aspen, Colorado with endless off-road climbs, dirt trails and treacherous rocky descents became the location for the North American Press launch of the DesertX. Our goal was to put the bike through the toughest test for any Adventure bike to prove the bikes off-road capability, performance and ruggedness.

Watch as Jordan Graham and Jake Zemke conquer Aspen.

Production by Phlewid Films 

See the DesertX in action

Ducati DesertX vs Audi RS Q e-tron
United Arab Emirates
Dorno
DesertX World Première

Conquer the Dirty Dozen Challenge

Trek across twelve specially selected mountain passes in the stunning Colorado Rockies and claim your reward.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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Generous ground clearance 250 mm


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.

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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

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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.

121"/18" wheel combination

2Generous ground clearance 250 mm

3Wide choice of tires

4Kayaba long stroke suspension

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
    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
  • 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)
    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)
    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.
  • 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
    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 Navi
    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.
Engine 937 cc Desmodromic Testastretta 11° Discover More
Electronics Advanced equipment for safety and performance in all conditions Discover More
Displacement
937 cc
Power
110 hp (81 kW) @ 9,250 rpm
Torque
68 lb-ft (92 Nm, 9.4 kgm) @ 6,500 rpm
Seat Height
34.4 in (875 mm)
35.0 in (890 mm) with high seat accessory
34.1 in (865 mm) with low seat accessory
33.3 in (845 mm) with low seat + low suspension kit accessory
Standard Equipment
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, Lithium-ion battery
tech spec
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. 

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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 rider and the engineer
DesertX Making Of

Ducati and Audi together in Sardinia with DesertX and RS Q e-tron for a special event

The new DesertX and the surprising rally prototype met in Sardinia for a special event organized in partnership by Ducati and Audi. The new Ducati DesertX and the Audi RS Q e-tron took centre-stage in the first test reserved for the international media.

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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.

Accessories

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 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

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 93 miles.

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

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Design, Chassis, Electronic.

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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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