Ducati Desert X is for the off-road enthusiasts
Ducati has unveiled its latest offering, 2022 Ducati Desert X. Inspired by vintage Dakar bikes, the DesertX is an off-road motorcycle with a notable 21-inch front wheel and an 18-inch rear wheel.
The bike is equipped with a 937 cc Testastretta 11° Desmodromic valvetrain engine, the same V-twin motor that Ducati uses in the Multistrada V2. The engine can churn out 110 HP and 92 Nm. To keep the off-roading smooth, Ducati has tweaked the gear ratios, and the powerhouse is now 1.7 kgs lighter than its previous iterations.
The off-road chassis of Ducati Desert X is designed to give the ultimate riding experience on terrains. It comes with a long-travel suspension, a solid frame to withstand the toughest of conditions, and has 250 mm of ground clearance as well. The headlights are twin-pod LED units, a tribute to the vintage rally bikes.
Ducati offers six ride modes on the Desert-X: Sport, Touring, Urban, Wet, Enduro, and Rally – designed specifically for unmatched off-road experience. Electronics offered include Traction Control, Wheelie Control, Engine Brake Control, Cornering ABS, Quickshifter Up & Down, and Cruise Control.
Another notable feature is its 5-inch TFT color display integrated with Ducati’s in-house Multimedia system that allows the best visibility to the rider, even when they are riding standing up. With a seat height of 875 mm, the DesertX weighs 202 Kgs. The bike is expected to launch in India sometime in 2023.