Ducati Desert X Revealed Ahead Of Launch Date (December 9)
The production version of Ducati’s upcoming Desert X middleweight adventure has been teased.
In 2019, the Ducati Desert X was originally shown as a concept. The next middleweight ADV appears to be nearly ready for debut, with the Italian manufacturer promising a production version. While the production bike retains the neo-retro look of legendary Dakar bikes, there are some significant alterations beneath the surface.
The production Ducati Desert X will be powered by the liquid-cooled 937cc Testastretta L-twin engine used in the Monster, Multistrada 950, SuperSport 950, and Hypermotard 950 models, as opposed to the air-cooled Scrambler engine seen in the concept version. This implies that the engine’s output will be around the 110hp and 95Nm area.
You might be wondering why Ducati is producing another ADV based on this engine since the Multistrada is already available. The Multi is a street-oriented adventure tourer with 19-inch/17-inch alloy wheels, whilst the Desert X is a considerably more hardcore off-roader with a 21-inch/18-inch wire-spoke wheel combination, as well as more off-road focused tires.
That’s all we know about the bike so far, but with the debut still a few months away (December 9), Ducati will almost certainly be releasing more teasers to keep the enthusiasm going.