Ducati Unveils New DesertX Discovery Model Loaded with Features

Exploring the Features and Performance of Ducati's New DesertX Discovery Model

Ducati has introduced its latest adventure motorcycle, the DesertX Discovery, priced at $19,995 in the United States. This model comes with new features and a sturdy design, promising a better riding experience on both roads and trails.

Ducati Desertx Discovery Launched

Ducati DesertX 2025Ducati DesertX 2025The Ducati DesertX 2025, priced at $17,995 in the United States, it features a 937cc Testastretta engine, generating 110 hp and 68 lb-ft of torque. It features Cornering ABS, Ducati Traction Control, and Ducati Wheelie Control for enhanced safety. With 4 power modes, 6 riding modes, and a Ducati Quick Shift transmission, it offers agility and control across diverse terrains. The DesertX also boasts a robust chassis, full LED lighting, and a 21-liter fuel tank, ideal for reliable off-road journeys.
Ducati DesertX DiscoveryDucati DesertX DiscoveryThe Ducati DesertX Discovery packs a 937cc Testastretta engine delivering 110 hp and 68 lb-ft of torque. It boasts a 6-speed transmission with Ducati Quick Shift for smooth gear changes. Ride with confidence thanks to 4 power modes and the Ducati Safety Pack with cornering ABS, traction control, and wheelie control. Full LED lighting and a 5" TFT display enhance visibility and information access. All this for a US price of $19,995.

Key Features:

Here are the main highlights of the Ducati DesertX Discovery:

-Enhanced protection with reinforced hand guards and an engine guard.
-Improved comfort with heated grips and a larger windshield.
-Advanced navigation capabilities through the Ducati Link App.
-Powerful 937 cc engine with versatile riding modes for various terrains.

Ducati Desertx Discovery

Enhanced Durability and Protection:

The DesertX Discovery comes equipped with reinforced hand guards and an engine guard that includes protection for essential components such as the water pump and radiator grill. A reinforced sump guard further ensures the bike's resilience in challenging terrains.

Comfort and Convenience Upgrades:

Riders can now enjoy extended comfort with heated grips and a larger windshield, ideal for tackling low temperatures and long journeys. The inclusion of a centre-stand simplifies maintenance tasks and access to luggage during stops.

Optional Aluminum Pannier Set:

For added storage convenience, Ducati offers an optional aluminum side pannier set, allowing riders to customize their adventure setup according to their needs.

Ducati Desertx 2025

Advanced Navigation Technology:

Navigating unknown routes is made easier with the turn-by-turn navigator, accessible through the Ducati Link App. This feature displays directions directly on the dashboard, ensuring riders stay on track towards their destination.

Powerful Performance:

At the heart of the DesertX Discovery lies a 937 cc liquid-cooled Testastretta 11° engine, delivering an impressive 110 horsepower at 9,250 rpm and 92 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm. With three dedicated road riding modes and two optimized for off-road adventures, this motorcycle offers versatility across various terrains.

Ducati Desertx Discovery

Fuel Efficiency and Range:

Designed for endurance, the DesertX Discovery boasts a fuel tank capacity exceeding 21 liters, minimizing the need for frequent refueling stops during long-distance rides.

Pricing and Availability:

Available initially in the striking Matt Star White Silk livery, the Ducati DesertX Discovery is priced at $29,800 in Australia, £17,295 in the United Kingdom, and $19,995 in the United States. This positions it as a premium choice within the adventure motorcycle segment. Expected to arrive by the fourth quarter of 2024, enthusiasts can anticipate experiencing its capabilities firsthand soon.

Ducati Desertx Discovery key features

Technical Specifications Overview:

Technical SpecificationsDetails
Engine Displacement937.00 cc
Engine DetailsTestastretta 11°, L-Twin cylinder, 4 Desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder, liquid cooled
Bore x Stroke94mm x 67.5mm
Compression Ratio13.3:1
ClutchWet multiplate, self-servo action on drive, slipper action on over-run, hydraulic control
Fuel SystemElectronic fuel injection system, 53mm throttle bodies
Maximum Power110 hp (81 kW) @ 9,250 rpm
Maximum Torque68 lb-ft (92 Nm) @ 6,500 rpm
Transmission6 speed with Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down
Riding Modes6 Riding Modes (Sport, Touring, Urban, Wet, Enduro, Rally)
Display5” full-TFT color display
Head LampLED
Tail LampLED
Front Brake2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc 4-piston calipers, cornering ABS
Rear Brake265 mm disc, 2-piston floating caliper, cornering ABS
FrameTubular steel trellis frame
Front Suspension46mm fully adjustable USD fork
Rear SuspensionKYB monoshock, fully adjustable, remote preload adjustment, aluminium double-sided swingarm
Front TyrePirelli Scorpion Rally STR 90/90-21 M/C 54V M+S TL (A)
Rear TyrePirelli Scorpion Rally STR 150/70 R18 M/C 70V M+S TL
Seat Height875 mm
Wheelbase1608 mm
Kerb Weight202 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity21 litres
Vehicle Warranty24 months, unlimited mileage


The Ducati DesertX Discovery combines advanced features, a durable build, and versatile performance. With its enhanced protection, comfort upgrades, and powerful engine, it is a strong contender for adventure riders looking for a reliable companion on both paved roads and off-road trails.

Last updated on 28-06-2024. Published in US Motorcycle News
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