Ducati DesertX Rally Pre-Order
Ducati DesertX Rally Pre-Order
Ducati has just announced a very limited production run of what stands to be their most extreme adventure motorcycle of all time, the DesertX Rally. The 2024 Ducati DesertX Rally will tackle the toughest off-road routes you may encounter over desert, rock and forest terrain.
If you want to get your hands on a Ducati DesertX Rally, now is the time to get your $250 fully-refundable deposit on file with us as the rumor is that Ducati will only bring 100 of these units to the U.S. market for model year 2024. The bikes won't be numbered as a special edition but they're definitely gonna be hard to find!
*** Please be aware that putting down a pre-order deposit does not guarantee an opportunity to purchase. These bikes are in VERY high demand and we may not get sufficient supply from Ducati to fill all pre-orders. Pre-orders will be filled in the order they are received and any pre-orders that fail to be filled will be refunded.***
• For the most demanding off-road riders: Heightened off-road performance, ready to take on the most extreme of adventures.
• Race-spec equipment: Pro KYB suspension with increased travel, greater ground clearance, dedicated wheels, and reinforced components for extreme off-road use.
• Designed for off-roading: Mass-colored plastics, adhesive PVC graphics for greater
resistance, and a robust nature that instils safety and proficiency on any terrain.
• Unique and distinctive style with dedicated livery, high front fender, and benchmark technical equipment for off-roading such as suspension with closed cartridge fork and specific wheels for the most extreme off-roading.
• Already race proven with Antoine Meo at the Erzbergrodeo, the DesertX Rally offers an even more specialized and effective package for offroad use.
Professional off-road suspension
The bike offers an additional 0.8 inches (20mm) of suspension travel, for a total of 9.8 inches (250mm) at the front and 9.4 inches (240mm) at the rear. Both the 48mm closed cartridge front fork and 46mm rear shock are produced in collaboration with KYB. The DesertX Rally flaunts a technology used on MX and enduro bikes that guarantees homogeneous behavior and the necessary support even during the most extreme use.
Engine and electronics
Equipped with the 937 cc Ducati Testastretta 11° twin-cylinder with desmodromic distribution. Maximum power is 110 hp at 9,250 rpm and maximum torque of 68 lb-ft (92 Nm) at 6,500 rpm. This engine, characterized by a linear and manageable power delivery to tackle any route, has been optimized for off-road thanks to a dedicated ratio and specific strategies and calibrations of the electronic systems.
The six Riding Modes of the DesertX Rally (Sport, Touring, Urban, Wet, Enduro, Rally) have Cornering ABS, Ducati Traction Control (DTC), and Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) recalibrated according to the new chassis, and for more challenging off-road use.
The electronic functions of the DesertX Rally are managed through the vertically oriented, highresolution 5" color TFT display positioned to offer optimal visibility even when riding standing. This display is designed for integration with the Ducati Multimedia System which allows you to connect your smartphone, thus activating new functions such as music control, call management and Turn by Turn navigation* (optional) with road directions directly on the dashboard.
Lighter, more technical wheels
The DesertX Rally is more efficient off-road thanks to wheels that are lighter and more technical, with carbon steel spokes machined from solid hubs and high-resistance Takasago Excel rims. The front wheel retains its 21”x2.15” size, while the rear is narrower than that of DesertX, measuring 18”x4”.
The DesertX Rally is even more efficient off road equipped with the state-of-the-art off-road componentry. The front brake line is split, to allow for the mounting of the high mudguard. The Öhlins steering damper is adjustable and attached directly to the handlebar. The gear lever and rear brake pedal are in billet aluminum. The sump guard is in forged carbon, more resistant than the standard version on the DesertX and lighter than the version currently available as a Ducati Performance accessory for the DesertX.
The plastics are mass-colored and unpainted, so any scratches are less visible. The graphics are adhesive, in thick PVC, to better protect the surfaces of the bike and ensure greater scope for customization.
The colors and graphics of the new livery take up those of the DesertX with which Antoine Meo triumphed in the Erzbergrodeo Prologue.
Flaunt DesertX style with the new Explorer outfit. Enthusiasts who want to complete their look will be able to choose from various specialist apparel proposals with graphics coordinated with the DesertX Rally livery. The collection, which also includes a women's line, is made up of the Explorer jacket-trousers set, Atacama gloves, Explorer T7 boots and Arai Tour-X5 helmet.
The DesertX Rally has all the essential components for off-road use as standard, but those who want to customize it can do so by choosing from the Ducati Performance accessories catalogue.
To extend autonomy, it is possible to mount an additional 2-gal tank which guarantees almost 40% more, perfectly integrated into the line of the motorbike. Aluminum side cases are available which, combined with the top case, give the motorbike a total load capacity of almost 120 liters.
For travelers who never stop there are also additional LED spotlights and heated grips.
The steel tube engine guards protect the tank and engine from falls or impacts during off-road use. Finally, enthusiasts who wish to make the image of their bike even more racing can choose the Termignoni homologated exhaust.