Bookings for the Ducati DesertX motorcycle are now open, and deliveries for it will begin in early 2023.
Ducati has officially debuted the long-awaited DesertX adventure motorcycle in the country. The new offering from the Italian bikemaker has been introduced in India at an ex-showroom price of ₹17.91 lakh.
The 937cc L-Twin liquid-cooled fuel-injected Testastretta engine powers the Ducati DesertX and produces 108bhp at 9,250rpm and 92Nm of peak torque at 6,500rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission. The Monster and Multistrada V2 are powered by this engine. According to Ducati, its powertrain has been adjusted to better suit its off-road capabilities and ADV features.
The DesertX's design is a contemporary rendition of the Centro Stile Ducati's enduro motorcycles from the 1980s, which had angular, sporty lines. The bike features a skid plate made of aluminium, frame guards, double full-LED DRLs, and a 46mm fork coupled with a 21-inch front wheel. For extended range, an additional 8-litre rear fuel tank can be added to the bike.
The DesertX also features a massive 230mm of travel and a 46mm diameter upside-down Kayaba front fork with compression, rebound, and preload adjustments. Through the aluminium swing arm, the Kayaba single shock absorber provides 220mm of rear wheel travel and is adjustable for compression, rebound, and preload. The ground clearance of the DesertX is 250mm. The ABS offered in the motorcycle can be deactivated in Enduro and Rally Riding modes by a dedicated button.
In India, only one variant of the new 2023 Ducati DesertX will be available. Moreover, the DesertX will just be offered in the Star White Silk paint job. Bookings for the bike are currently being accepted at all Ducati India dealerships in Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Kochi, Kolkata, and Chennai.
The brand-new Ducati DesertX sports twin LED headlights with round LED DRLs, which are modelled after the 1990s Cagiva Elefant. The ADV has a streamlined appearance and features an upswept exhaust, multi-spoke wheels, and a tall visor. The DesertX is equipped with a 5-inch TFT display with Bluetooth connectivity, several riding modes, and a variety of technological devices to guarantee performance and safety under all circumstances.