Ducati DesertX Rally Bookings Commence Ahead of India Launch; to Get Forged Carbon Parts, Spoked wheels

Ducati has started taking pre-orders for the Ducati DesertX Rally in India, ahead of its launch. The new Rally edition differs significantly from the standard Ducati DesertX, which starts at Rs 18.33 lakh (ex-showroom) in India.

By Sanorita | on April 15, 2024 Follow us on Autox Google News

Ducati has opened reservations for the DesertX Rally ahead of its launch in India. The new Rally edition, an off-road version of the standard DesertX (18.33 lakh (ex-showroom), made its global debut last year. The new off-road adventure tourer includes many changes compared to the base model, such as spoked wheels (21-inch front and 18-inch rear), a fresh livery, a KYB USD front fork, a rear mono-shock, and a long beak on the front mudguard. It has machined gear pedals, a forged carbon sump guard, a rear brake lever, and an additional 20mm of suspension travel on both front and rear axles. With these modifications, the Rally variant weighs 1kg more than the standard DesertX. Though the launch date for the DesertX Rally in India has not been announced, there are rumours that the bike will be available here later this year. Let's look at some of the features of the upcoming off-road ADV in more detail.

2024 Ducati DesertX Rally Edition Side View

Ducati DesertX Rally: Features

The DesertX Rally features a vertically inclined 5-inch colour TFT screen, which works with the Ducati Multimedia System, allowing for music control, call management, and optional turn-by-turn navigation. Ducati additionally provides cornering ABS, traction control (DTC), and wheelie control (DWC), along with six riding modes – Sport, Touring, Urban, Wet, Enduro, and Rally.

Ducati DesertX Rally: Mechanical Specifications and Price

The Ducati DesertX Rally has the same desmodromic 937cc Ducati Testastretta twin-cylinder engine as the standard version. The engine produces a maximum power of 108bhp at 9,250rpm and a peak torque of 92Nm at 6500rpm. In terms of market competition, the standard Ducati DesertX competes with models such as the Triumph Tiger 900 Rally, the Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin, and the BMW F850 GS. With several improvements, the new Rally edition is expected to cost more, at around Rs 20 lakh.

Ducati DesertX: A Quick Recap

The standard DesertX has twin-pod headlights, a tall windscreen, a semi-faired design, a 21-litre fuel tank, split-style seating, a side-slung exhaust, a bash plate, and wire-spoke wheels (21-inch front and 18-inch rear) with tubeless tyres. For suspension, it gets KYB rear mono-shocks (with 220mm travel) and 46mm fully adjustable front forks (with 230mm travel). For braking, it uses a single 265mm rotor with a Brembo double-piston floating calliper at the rear and dual 320mm discs with Brembo M50 monobloc radial callipers at the front.

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