"DesertX is a sport-tool, which we made easy on every road."
Pierluigi Zampieri, Head of Vehicle
The DesertX is a versatile bike: it has been specifically developed to cope with the most demanding off-road riding, but it is also safe and comfortable for touring, and at home on everyday trails.
01 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.
02 Generous ground clearance
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.
03 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.
04 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.
As far as the suspensions are concerned, we have worked with a brand of proven success in the off-road world: the Japanese company Kayaba, with whom we have shared several days of testing in the definition of the best setup, using top-level components.
Quality and adjustments of these components allow us to meet the needs of each rider in different riding conditions.
The 1.8 inch diameter upside-down Kayaba front fork offers a whopping 9 inches of travel and is adjustable in compression, rebound and preload.
The single shock absorber, also Kayaba, is adjustable in compression, rebound and preload and, through the aluminum swingarm, allows 220 mm of rear wheel travel.
The DesertX is equipped with Brembo brakes with ABS Cornering function. The braking power setting has been studied to offer the right power for road use, but also good modulability in off-road riding and on difficult terrain.
The front system is characterized by the presence of Brembo M50 monobloc radial calipers with 4 pistons of 1.1 inch diameter, axial master cylinder with adjustable levers and 12.5 inches double front disc with aluminum flanges.
At the rear we find instead a single 265 mm diameter disc on which works a double-piston floating caliper, always Brembo.
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 SURFACESThe shape of the tank, saddle and other components ensure better control of the bike.
saddleThe seat height is 34.4 inches and can be reduced thanks to the seat and lowered suspension kit available as an accessory.
Long distance traveling
We worked on a number of features that make the DesertX truly enjoyable on all types of asphalt.
Rider and passenger comfort
A comfortable riding position for both rider and passenger, thanks to targeted form and padding for each seat.
Aerodynamics and heat management
The management of heat, with openings and flows of fresh air studied.
Aerodynamic protection with great care taken in defining the shape and size of the original and accessory windshield.
Adequate autonomy for longer journeys thanks to the fuel tank with a capacity of over 21 liters and the possibility of mounting a second tank at the rear of the bike as an accessory, adding an additional 8 liters of gasoline.
Load capacity and tires
The excellent load capacity, almost 120 L of volume available between bags and top cases, made of aluminum. The tires are the tubeless Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR that combine excellent off-road performance with grip and confidence in all asphalt conditions.
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 by looking at it, it brings you into the atmosphere of dakarian competitions.