August 13, 2022

Australia with its 10 deserts and 70% arid panorama should certainly be the brand new homeland for Ducati’s newest new mannequin, the DesertX.

The bike, introduced in a single day, received’t be out there in Australia and New Zealand till the third quarter of 2022, however Ducati Australia has already revealed the pricing.

In Australia, it should price $A24,200 journey away, whereas in New Zealand the retail value is $NZ24,995.

We surprise what this can do to gross sales of the Multistrada 950 ($21,500) and S fashions ($24,000).

DesertX is powered by the 937cc Testastretta 11° engine from the SuperSport 950, new V2 and Multistrada 950.

Apparently, Ducati hasn’t down-tuned the engine from its 81kW/92Nm output within the V2 and Multistrada 950, so it ought to be a vigorous performer within the hardest of situations.

This bike is a devoted off-roader appropriate for Australia’s many sand dunes and arid landscapes.

Chief off-road traits are the 21” entrance spoked wheel and 18” rear, Kayaba long-travel suspension, beneficiant floor clearance, Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR tyres and Dakar-style 21-litre gasoline tank.

It seems like one thing you would race within the gruelling Dakar Rally with its massive tank and twin headlights.

Maybe we are going to see a couple of of those competing within the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia subsequent month.

Ducati backs the bike with a two-year guarantee or 4 years in case your nation has Euro5 emissions requirements.

It additionally options beneficiant service intervals of 15,000km (9000 miles) or each two years with costly valve clearance intervals of 30,000km.

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On the draw back, gasoline financial system is a thirsty 5.6 l/100km, presumably as a result of it weighs 223kg when stuffed with gasoline.

The DesertX additionally incorporates a host of digital rider aids corresponding to nook traction management, driving and energy modes, wheelie management, a two-direction fast shifter and cruise management.

It additionally has Brembo brakes, LED lights, USB and 12V sockets, self-canceling flip indicators and a steering damper.

The bike is about as much as additionally accommodate their multimedia system, an antitheft system, turn-by-turn navigation app, fog lights and heated grips.

There’s even an auxiliary gasoline tank you may add so you may compete within the Dakar Rally … or perhaps the Hattah or Finke desert races in Australia.

Ducati DesertX


Ducati Testastretta 11°, L-Twin cylinders, Desmodromic valvetrain, 4 valves per cylinder, liquid cooled

92Nm (68lb-ft, 9.4 kgm) @ 6500rpm

Bosch digital gasoline injection system, 53mm throttle our bodies with ride-by-wire system

Stainless-steel single muffler, catalytic converter and a pair of lambda probes

Straight reduce gears, ratio 1.85 : 1

1=38/14, 2=31/17, 28=28/20, 4=26/22, 5=24/23, 6=23/25

Chain, entrance sprocket Z15, rear sprocket Z49

Slipper and self-servo moist multiplate clutch with hydraulic management

Tubular metal trellis body

KYB Ø 46mm upside-down fork, absolutely adjustable

Cross-spoked, tubeless, 2.15’’x21’’

Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR 90/90 – 21 M/C 54V M+S TL (A)

KYB monoshock, absolutely adjustable, distant preload adjustment, aluminium double-sided swingarm

Cross-spoked, tubeless, 4.5’’x18’’


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the RoyalSERIES kits from Crooked Motorcycles. Photo courtesy of BikeEXIF.

Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR 150/70 R18 M/C 70V M+S TL

2 x  320mm aluminum flange semi-floating discs, Radial mount Brembo monobloc 4-pistons calipers, Bosch Cornering ABS

265mm disc, Brembo floating 2 pistons caliper, Bosch Cornering ABS

5’’ TFT color show

Ducati Security Pack (Cornering ABS, Ducati Traction Management)

Using Modes, Energy Modes, Ducati Wheelie Management (DWC), Engine Brake Management (EBC), Ducati Fast Shift up/down (DQS), Cruise management, full LED lighting system, DRL, Ducati brake gentle (DBL), USB energy socket, 12V socket, self canceling flip indicators, Steering damper

Ducati Multimedia System (DMS), Antitheft system, Flip by flip navigation by way of app, fog lights, heated grips, auxiliary gasoline tank