Chassis

The versatile sport-tool

DesertX is a sport-tool, which we made easy on every road

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 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.

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.

Suspensions

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.

Front Fork

The 46mm diameter upside-down Kayaba front fork offers a whopping 230mm of travel and is adjustable in compression, rebound and preload.

Rear monoshock

The single shock absorber, also Kayaba, is adjustable in compression, rebound and preload and, through the aluminium swingarm, allows 220 mm of rear wheel travel.

Braking system

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.

Ergonomics

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 POSITION The 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 SURFACES The shape of the tank, saddle and other components ensure better control of the bike.
saddle The seat height is 875mm 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.

Tank range

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.

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