Ducati DesertX launch in India has been confirmed by the Italian. This is the first machine of this kind by the company…
Adventure bikes have been popular and are now gaining good traction in our country. One – because they look very interesting and two – they can be ridden on almost all kinds of roads. And this makes them perfect for the road conditions in India.
After the Pan America made a statement recently, in the big bike category, there is another new, very exciting ADV that has been confirmed for our market. Ducati have recently announced that they are bringing as many as 11 of their motorcycles to our country. More importantly, this will include the DesertX!
According to the press note that Ducati shared with us, it has listed the DesertX’s launch sometime in the second half of 2022. Now that the model is confirmed for our market let us quickly summarize it…
Highlights of Ducati DesertX:
- DesertX is powered by the Multistrada V2’s 937 cc liquid-cooled Testastretta 11° Desmodromic valve-train engine putting out 110 BHP at 9250 RPM and 92 Nm of torque at 6500 RPM.
- The ADV is Inspired directly from the real Dakar Rally conquering machines, and therefore gets an extra 8-liter auxiliary fuel tank as an accessory over their 21-liter capacity fuel tank.
- Ducati have updated the gearbox ratio making the first two gears considerably shorter for better off road work while the third, fourth and fifth are moderate and the sixth gear being kept longer for better highway cruising.
- DesertX is set-up with a 21″ wheel at the front and an 18″ wheel at the rear to better tackle the wilderness or deserts – a first for Ducati ever.
- Chassis set-up consists of 46 mm Kayaba long travel suspension which is bolted to an all-new Steel trellis frame which allows 230 mm of suspension travel at the front and 220 mm at the rear with tuning more focused towards off road riding.
- Braking is handled by the Brembo system consisting of a pair of M50 monoblocks on 320 mm discs at the front and 265 mm at the rear. ABS comes as standard paired with lean sensitive ABS function.
- The riding position has been tailored for off-roading, with the rider triangle primarily focused for comfort in the standing position.
- There is an addition of Bosch IMU system which controls every safety system including engine braking control, wheelie control, cornering ABS, and traction control.
- Additional features include a 5″ full color TFT screen which has all the connectivity options including turn-by-turn navigation and a dedicated rally info screen mode.
The Ducati DesertX costs £13,795 in the UK which equates to nearly Rs 14 Lakh for our country. We are unsure of its possible pricing in India but it will definitely be an interesting option for all ADV lovers out there in the market.