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Ducati DesertX

Ducati DesertX is a adventure bike available at a starting price of Rs. 17,91,000 in India. It is available in 1 variant and 1 colour. It is powered by a 937 cc BS-VI engine. It comes with both front and rear disc brakes.

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Key specs
  • Displacement937 cc
  • Transmission6 Speed Manual
  • Kerb Weight223 kg

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DesertX Standard

 17,91,000Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Spoke Wheels

Ducati DesertX Summary

DesertX key highlights

Engine Capacity 937 cc
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Kerb Weight 223 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 21 litres
Seat Height 875 mm
Max Power 108.6 bhp

About DesertX

Ducati DesertX is a adventure bike available at a starting price of Rs. 17,91,000 in India. It is available in only 1 variant and 1 colour. The Ducati DesertX is powered by 937cc BS6 engine which develops a power of 108.6 bhp and a torque of 92 Nm. With both front and rear disc brakes, Ducati DesertX comes up with anti-locking braking system. This DesertX bike weighs 223 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 21 liters.

The Ducati DesertX is an off-road focussed adventure-tourer motorcycle that will rival the likes of the Triumph Tiger 900 Rally and the Honda Africa Twin in the Indian market.

The motorcycle draws styling cues from the concept motorcycle that was showcased in 2019. Thus, it comes with a twin-pod headlight, a tall windscreen, a semi-fairing design, a 21-litre fuel tank, split-style seats, side-slung exhaust, bash plate, and tubeless-tyre compatible wire-spoke wheels. As aforementioned, this Ducati has been designed for off-roading, so it comes with a 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wheel combination shod in Pirelli-sourced Scorpion Rally STR tyres. Ducati will also offer several accessories for the new DesertX.

The feature list is premium and the Ducati DesertX comes with full-LED lighting and a Bluetooth-enabled five-inch TFT display as standard. The Ducati Multimedia System offers access to functions such as music, incoming/outgoing calls, and turn-by-turn navigation (optional). The comprehensive electronic rider aids package comprises six riding modes (Sport, Touring, Urban, Wet, Rally, and Enduro), four power modes (Full, High, Medium, and Low), cruise control, Bosch IMU, engine brake control, traction control, wheelie control, bidirectional quick-shifter, and cornering ABS.

The mechanical specifications include a 937cc, L-Twin, liquid-cooled engine that the DesertX shares with the Ducati Monster and Multistrada V2. Linked to a six-speed gearbox, this motor is tuned to produce a maximum output of 110bhp at 9,250rpm and a peak torque of 92Nm at 6,500rpm.

The hardware comprises KYB-sourced 46mm fully-adjustable front forks with 230mm travel and KYB fully-adjustable rear mono-shock with 220mm travel to handle the suspension tasks. Further, the anchoring setup includes twin 320mm discs with Brembo M50 monobloc radial callipers at the front and a single 265mm rotor with a Brembo double-piston floating calliper at the back.

Currently, this motorcycle is available in a single paint option in the Indian market. It rivals the likes of the Triumph Tiger 900 Rally, Honda Africa Twin, and BMW F850GS in the Indian market.
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Ducati DesertX Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Gets excellent off-road capabilities
    • Loaded with lots of top-spec electronics
    • Engine churns out great mid-range performance
  • Could be Better

    • Priced quite high
    • Expensive to maintain

BikeWale's Take

The Desert X from Ducati is an adventure bike that is known for its Dakar inspirations. It gets styling that makes it extremely aspiring and then with its powerful engine combined with top-spec electronics makes it one exciting motorcycle to ride. However, just like the other Ducatis, the Desert X is a bit expensive to purchase and also maintain. 

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Ducati DesertX mileage

As per ARAI, the average of DesertX is 17 kmpl.

DesertX mileage details
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DesertX Specifications & Features

Specifications

  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Fuel Type is the type of fuel that an engine uses to operate. The different types include petrol, diesel, electric, and ethanol among others. Petrol

    Max Power 108.6 bhp @ 9,250 rpm

    Max Torque 92 Nm @ 6,500 rpm

    Cooling System The cooling system suggests the cooling mechanism that a motor uses. The types include air, oil, or liquid. Liquid Cooled

    Transmission 6 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type The transmission type will tell the kind of transmission a two-wheeler has. Chain Drive

    Emission Standard Emission standards indicate the output from the exhaust that is permissible in a country. BS-VI

    Displacement Engine displacement is the measure of the cylinder volume swept by the pistons of an internal combustion engine. It indicates the engine size. 937 cc

    Cylinders The number of cylinders that an engine features. Most two-wheelers sold in the Indian market feature a single-cylinder. 2

    Bore Bore is the diameter of each cylinder. 94 mm

    Stroke Stroke indicates the number of engine cycles during which a piston travels from top to bottom. 67.5 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder Valves per cylinder indicate the intake (fuel) and outlet (exhaust of combustion gases) of an engine. 4

    Compression Ratio A compression ratio suggests the degree to which the fuel mixture is compressed before ignition. 13.3:1

    Ignition Ignition indicates to the type of starting system that a vehicle uses. CDI

    Spark Plugs A spark plug is a device for firing the explosive mixture. --

    Gear Shifting Pattern Gear Shifting Pattern 1 Down 5 Up

    Clutch The clutch disengages or engages the engine from the transmission. --

    Fuel Delivery System Fuel Injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity The capacity of a vehicle to store fuel. 21 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity Reserve fuel is part of the main tank that is used when a vehicle is running low on petrol/diesel. --

    Riding Range The total range that a vehicle can travel on a full tank of fuel. 373.8 Km

    Mileage - ARAI ARAI certified fuel economy that has been tested under controlled conditions. 17.8 kmpl

    Mileage - Owner Reported This is the fuel economy registered by Bikewale followers. --

    Top Speed The maximum speed that a vehicle can achieve. --

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Braking System Braking system is used to reduce the speed of the vehicle or bring it to a standstill. Dual Channel ABS

    Front Brake Type Most vehicles feature a disc brake at the front although some commuter segment products come with a drum setup. Disc

    Front Brake Size Front brake size indicates the size of the disc or drum setup at the front wheel. 320 mm

    Rear Tyre Size Rear tyre size indicates the profile of the rear tyre. 150/70 - R18 M/C

    Tyre Type Tyre types are divided into two - Tubeless and Tube Type. Tubeless

    Radial Tyres Radial tyres use steel belts that run at a 90-degree angle with the tread line. Yes

    Rear Brake Type Most vehicles come with a drum brake setup at the back although higher spec models feature a disc brake at the rear. Disc

    Rear Brake Size Rear brake size indicates the size of the disc or drum setup at the front wheel. 265 mm

    Calliper Type Front - 4 Piston, Rear - 2 Piston Caliper

    Wheel Type Wheel types include two types - Wire-spoke and Alloy wheels. Spoke

    Front Wheel Size Front wheel size indicates the diameter of the front wheel. 21 inch

    Rear Wheel Size Rear wheel size indicates the diameter of the rear wheel. 18 inch

    Front Tyre Size Front tyre size indicate the profile of the front tyre. 90/90 - 21 M/C

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider) --

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider) --

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) --

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) --

    Front Suspension Front suspension usually includes telescopic forks. KYB 46mm USD fork, fully adjustable

    Rear Suspension Rear suspension setup mostly uses a rear mono-shock. KYB monoshock, fully adjustable

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight Kerb weight of the motorcycle is the total weight of a vehicle that is ready for operation. It includes all standard equipment and necessary consumables. 223 kg

    Overall Length Overall length of the vehicle is the total length of a two-wheeler from the front to the back. --

    Overall Width Total width of the vehicle. --

    Wheelbase The wheelbase is the distance between the front and the rear wheel. 1,608 mm

    Ground Clearance The ground clearance is the distance between the ground and the lowest point of a vehicle. --

    Seat Height The seat height is the height of the rider's saddle from the ground. 875 mm

    Overall Height Overall height is the tallest point of a motorcycle, usually the mirror or the top of a windscreen. --

    Chassis Type The chassis type is the primary/main frame of a two-wheeler. Tubular steel trellis frame

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  • Manufacturer WarrantyManufacturer Warranty

    Standard Warranty (Year) --

    Standard Warranty (Kilometers) --

Features

Odometer Odometer keeps the track of the total kilometres travelled by a vehicle in its lifetime. Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) Daytime Running Lights, as the name suggest, are the lights that stay ON when the main headlight is switched off. This feature makes a vehicle easily visible in the rear view mirror of other vehicles. Yes

Mobile App Connectivity Mobile App Connectivity connects the smartphone to the instrument cluster via Bluetooth to offer access to features such as incoming calls, messages, and music. Yes

Low Oil IndicatorYes

Low Battery IndicatorYes

Pillion BackrestNo

GPS & Navigation GPS & Navigation function works via Bluetooth to deliver directions on the instrument cluster. Yes

USB charging port A USB charging port can be used to charge devices on the go. The feature, which is either available as standard or via accessories, can come handy to recharge devices such as smartphones while riding a vehicle. Yes

Front storage box No

Under seat storage No

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) Automatic Headlight On feature keeps the main headlamp of the vehicle running all the time. This improves the visibility of a motorcycle/scooter in the rear-view mirror of vehicle ahead. Yes

Speedometer Speedometer gives an indication of the current speed at which a vehicle is travelling. Digital

Fuel Guage Fuel guage indicates the level of fuel available in the tank of a vehicle. Yes

Digital Fuel Guage Digital fuel guage shows the information about the fuel level in a vehicle through a digital display. Yes

Tachometer Tachometer shows the real-time reading of the revs per minute (RPM) at which the engine is operating. Digital

Stand Alarm Stand alarm notifies the rider if the side stand of the vehicle is engaged. Some vehicles comes with a side stand cut-off feature that does not allow the motor to start until the side stand is lifted. Yes

Stepped Seat In a stepped seat layout, the pillion seat is slightly taller than the rider seat. Yes

No. of Tripmeters No of tripmeters indicate the total number of trip meters that a vehicle's instrument cluster features. Usually, premium vehicles come with two trip meters, while budget two-wheelers feature a single trip meter. 2

Tripmeter Type Tripmeters are available in two type - analogue and digital. The analogue unit usually features a single trip meter while a digital display may come with two trip meters. Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Low fuel indicator aims to remind the rider that the vehicle is running low on fuel, and it should be refueled soon. Yes

Pillion GrabrailYes

Pillion SeatYes

Pillion FootrestYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightYes

KillswitchYes

ClockYes

Battery--

Headlight TypeLED

Brake/Tail LightLED

Turn SignalLED

Pass LightYes

Additional featuresRiding Modes, Power Modes

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FAQs about Ducati DesertX

  • Q: What is the on-road price of Ducati DesertX in 2023?

    A: The 2023 on-road price of Ducati DesertX in Delhi is Rs. 20,15,699. This on-road price includes the ex-showroom price, RTO and insurance charges.
  • Q: Which is better Ducati DesertX or Honda Africa Twin?

    A: Ducati DesertX is priced at Rs. 17,91,000, has a 937 cc 6 Speed Manual engine, and weighs 223 kg, whereas, the price of Honda Africa Twin is Rs. 16,01,500 with a 1082 cc 6 Speed Manualengine, and weighing 239 kg. You can compare Ducati DesertX vs Honda Africa Twin based on their detailed specifications, features, prices and reviews.
  • Q: What are the colour options of Ducati DesertX?

    A: Ducati DesertX is available in only 1 colour which is Star White Silk. You can check all the colour images of Ducati DesertX.
  • Q: What are the key specifications of Ducati DesertX?

    A: Ducati DesertX is a Adventure bike that weighs 223 kg, has a 937 cc BS-VI engine and a fuel capacity of 21 litres. You can check the full specifications and features.

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