Ducati DesertX Discovery


Make Model

Ducati DesertX Discovery




Testastretta, L-Twin cylinder, 4 valves per cylinder, Desmodromic valvetrain, 4-Vaves per cylinder


937 cc / 57.2 cu in
Bore x Stroke 94 x 67.5 mm
Compression Ratio 13.3:1
Cooling System Liquid cooled


Bosch electronic fuel injection system, Ø53 mm throttle bodies with ride-by-wire system


Stainless steel single muffler, catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes





Max Power

81 kW / 110 hp @ 9250 rpm

Max Torque

92 Nm / 68 lb-ft @ 6500 rpm


Slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch with hydraulic control


6-Speed Ducati Quickshift up/down

Primary Drive Ratio

Straight cut gears, ratio 1.85 : 1

Gear Ratios

1st 38/14, 2nd 31/17, 3rd 28/20, 4th 26/22, 5th 24/23, 6th 23/24

Final Drive

Chain, front sprocket Z15, rear sprocket Z49

Frame Tubular steel trellis frame

Front Suspension

46 mm KYB upside-down fork, fully adjustable

Front Wheel Travel

230 mm / 9.1in

Rear Suspension

KYB monoshock, fully adjustable, remote preload adjustment, aluminum double-sided swingarm.

Rear Wheel Travel

220 mm / 8.6in

Front Brakes

2x 320 mm aluminum flange semi-floating discs, Radial mount Brembo monobloc 4-pistons calipers

Rear Brakes

Single 265 mm disc, Brembo floating 2 pistons caliper
ABS Bosch Cornering ABS

Front Wheel

Cross-spoked, tubeless, 2.15 x 21

Rear Wheel

Cross-spoked, tubeless, 4.5 x 18

Front Tyre

90/90 – 21 M/C 54V M+S TL (A), Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR

Rear Tyre

150/70 R18 M/C 70V M+S TL, Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR




122 mm / 4.8 in


1608 mm / 63.3 in
Seat Height 875 mm / 34.4 in

890 mm / 35 in with high seat accessory

865 mm / 34.1 in with low seat accessory

845 mm / 33.3 in with low seat + low suspension kit

Ground clearance  

Wet Weight (no fuel)

210 kg / 463 lbs

Fuel Capacity

21 Litres / 5.54 US gal


5.5" TFT colour display
Standard Equipment Riding Modes, Power Modes, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC), Engine Brake Control (EBC), Ducati Quick Shift up/down (DQS), Cruise control, full LED lighting system, DRL, Ducati brake light (DBL), USB power socket, 12V socket, self cancelling turn indicators, Steering damper. Lit-on battery. Ducati Multimedia System (DMS), Turn by turn navigation via app. Central stand. Engine cover in steel tubes, waterpump protection, protection for water radiator, heated grips, engine guard plate, reinforced handguards, Aluminium panniers, touring windscreen
Safety Equipment Ducati Safety Pack (Cornering ABS, Ducati Traction Control)
Ready for Ducati Multimedia System (DMS), Antitheft system, fog lights, auxiliary fuel tank

From a press release issued by Ducati:

The DesertX Discovery is the Ducati that comes ready to experience unforgettable adventures on and off-road thanks to "full optional" equipment that makes it ready to discover any destination. With the new DesertX Discovery you can enjoy your travels like never before, thanks to components designed to increase the comfort and protection of the bike and rider, sure not to go unnoticed with the gritty new Thrilling Black/Ducati Red livery.

The DesertX Discovery was created to be unstoppable on any terrain and for this reason it is equipped as standard with reinforced hand guards and engine guard with protection for the water pump, radiator grill and reinforced sump guard to protect the bike on the most difficult sections. The heated grips and the larger windshield increase comfort at low temperatures, and the central stand makes the motorcycle more stable, facilitating access to luggage during stops and maintenance operations on the chain and rear wheel.

The DesertX is the ideal travel companion even on road routes thanks to a nimble and precise chassis, which ensures easy and intuitive riding. For this reason, the Turn-by-turn navigator, which can be used through the Ducati Link App, guides the rider towards his destination clearly by showing the directions directly on the dashboard.

The DesertX is a versatile motorcycle, at ease on mixed alpine routes as well as on dirt tracks , thanks to a chassis based on a steel trellis frame, with long suspension travel, which makes it suitable for any adventure. At the same time, the triple homologation for the tyres allows you to choose between different possibilities: from solutions that favour road driving, to others more oriented towards off-road.

The heart of the DesertX is the 937 cc liquid-cooled Testastretta 11° desmodromic distribution engine with 110 hp at 9,250 rpm and maximum torque of 92 Nm at 6,500 rpm, optimized for specific use in the gearbox and electronic equipment. On DesertX, in fact, three Riding modes are dedicated to road use while two are specifically designed for off-road riding. Thanks to a tank with a capacity of over 21 litres, it is possible to travel whilst limiting refuelling stops to a minimum.

The DesertX family (which can be customized through the new configurator), in addition to the new Discovery, also includes the Rally model, dedicated to the sportiest and most daring off-roaders, to those who love rally raids and competitions, developed and tested on fields of racing like the Erzbergrodeo. It is characterized by having the best racing-derived components: specialist and powerful off-road solutions have been adopted on the DesertX Rally.

The Ducati DesertX 2025 in standard trim remains available in the Matt Star White Silk livery only. Both versions are also offered in a 35 kW depowered version for A2 license holders.

The Bologna-based motorcycle manufacturer also offers the "4Ever Ducati" guarantee*, valid for 4 years with unlimited mileage, guaranteed by the entire dealer network, on all DesertX models.