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DesertX Rally

Unleash your inner rally rider.

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Whether you’re looking for off-road adventure or the competition of a rally-raid, the 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 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-colored 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

The 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. The DesertX Rally flaunts a technology used on MX and enduro bikes that guarantees homogeneous behavior and the necessary support even during the most extreme use.

Lighter, more technical wheels

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

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

Lighter components

The DesertX Rally is more efficient off-road thanks to its dedicated wheels, carbon sump guard, and billet aluminum rear brake and gear level. It weighs about the same as the DesertX (just 2 pounds more), but the sensation is completely different.

Off-roading soul

The DesertX Rally is even more efficient off road equipped with the state-of-the-art 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 aluminum. The sump guard is in forged carbon, more resistant than the standard version on the DesertX and lighter than the version currently available as a Ducati Performance accessory for the DesertX. 

Solid-colored plastics

The plastics are solid-colored and unpainted, so any scratches are less visible. The graphics are adhesive, in thick PVC, to better protect the surfaces of the bike and ensure greater scope for customization.

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

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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Apparel Flaunt DesertX style with the new Explorer outfit Explore
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Type
Ducati Testastretta 11°, L-Twin cylinders, Desmodromic valvetrain, 4 valves per cylinder, liquid cooled
Power
110 hp (81 kW) @ 9,250 rpm
Torque
92 Nm (68 lb-ft, 9.4 kgm) @ 6,500 rpm
Displacement
937 cc (57.2 cu in)
Warranty
24 months, unlimited mileage
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 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.
  • 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 DesertX comes complete with EBC (Engine Brake Control). Adjustable according to three levels, this allows engine brake behavior to be modulated depending on riding style and vehicle use.
    SAFETY
    Engine Brake Control (EBC)
    The DesertX comes complete with EBC (Engine Brake Control). Adjustable according to three levels, this allows engine brake behavior to be modulated depending on riding style and vehicle use.
  • 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 center 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 characterized by an ultra-fast climb (over 600 meters in height difference over 8.3 miles). But the DesertX also qualified as the only twin-cylinder in the Mitas Rocket Ride Superfinal.

The challenge of a lifetime: DesertX Rally from the Todra 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 grueling and impressive routes, from the Todra Gorge to Marrakech.

In ancient times, travelling the Todra Gorge 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. Join the tribute to a wonderful land and an extraordinary people, who, just a few days prior to the earthquake tragedy, welcomed us with real warmth and professionalism. We send them our message of hope at such a difficult time. 

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 Neisser A successful enduro and cross-country rider, he set the fastest time up the Erzberg mountain in 2017.

Adventure has no limits.

Find the ideal clothing with which to tackle your latest challenge or essential accessories to round out your equipment in the configurator.

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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