Ducati India has upgraded its product line-up with the debut of the new Ducati DesertX in the Indian market. The motorcycle is only offered in one variant and is currently priced at Rs 17.91 lakh (ex-showroom). Here, we go through the top five highlights of the Honda Africa Twin's brand-new competitor.
Priced at Rs 17.91 lakh (ex-showroom), the recently launched Ducati DesertX comes equipped with a host of features and impressive exterior styling. Here are the key highlights of this new offering from Ducati.
Ducati DesertX Powertrain
The new Ducati DesertX is powered by the same 937cc L-Twin liquid-cooled engine that propels the new Monster and Multistrada V2. The motor is tuned to generate a maximum output of 110bhp at 9,250rpm and a peak torque of 92Nm at 6,500rpm and is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. Additionally, Ducati claims that it has overhauled the engine to reduce its weight by approximately 1.7kgs.
Ducati DesertX Exterior
The Ducati DesertX features twin-pod headlights, a tall windscreen, a semi-faired design, a 21-litre fuel tank, split-style seats, a side-slung exhaust, a bash plate, and wire-spoke wheels (21-inch front and 18-inch rear wheels), which are shod with tubeless tyres. For the Indian market, there is only one paint scheme available – white with red graphics on the fairing and the rear panels.
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Ducati DesertX Hardware
Coming to the hardware of the Ducati DesertX, KYB rear mono-shocks with 220mm of travel and 46mm fully-adjustable front forks with 230mm of travel take care of the suspension duties of the motorcycle. The anchoring system consists of a single 265mm rotor with a Brembo double-piston floating calliper at the rear and twin 320mm discs with Brembo M50 monobloc radial callipers up front.
Ducati DesertX Features
The new DesertX features full-LED lighting and a five-inch TFT display with Bluetooth, among a long list of other features. The electronic aids include four power settings (Full, High, Medium, and Low), six riding modes (Sport, Touring, Urban, Wet, Rally, and Enduro), Bosch IMU, engine brake control, traction control, wheelie control, bidirectional quick-shifter, and cornering ABS.
Ducati DesertX Rivals
A contemporary interpretation of the enduro motorcycles of the 1980s, the Ducati DesertX has been designed by Centro Stile Ducati with a focus on toughness and essentiality. Given all these features and equipment, no wonder that the new Ducati DesertX was such an anticipated launch.