Ducati launched in Europe the 2023 DesertX, its 950cc Bigtrail motorcycle, which arrives with a new livery and equipped with Turn by Turn navigation system, the first in the Ducati range.
DesertX is a bike made mainly for off-road, with a steel trellis frame, long travel suspensions and large wheels, 21″ at the front and 18″ at the rear. Its design is inspired by the Enduro bikes of the 80s which, with the new livery, makes it even more ready for your off-road adventures.
For 2023, the bike is available in Matt Star Silk and in the new ‘RR22’ configuration, a geometric mix of black, white and red.
But, the main novelty is the presence of turn-by-turn GPS navigation system. According to the company, the integrated navigator is based on the Ducati Multimedia System, which uses the bike’s TFT cluster instrumentation to display the route guidance calculated by the Ducati Link App. In this way, navigation functions can be exploited without the need for an external device.
It is an official Ducati Performance accessory and can be purchased at Ducati Stores together with the bike or even at a later date, allowing it to be used even by those who already own a DesertX.
How is the 2023 Ducati DesertX
The 2023 Ducati DesertX is an extreme off-road motorcycle designed to overcome the toughest obstacles on any terrain. It is equipped with fully adjustable Kayaba suspensions plus 21″ spoked wheels at the front and 18″ at the rear, allowing it to face the worst off-road environments.
In addition, it leaves the factory equipped with dual purpose tires, Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR, measuring 90/90-21 at the front and 150/70-18 at the rear.
Based on rally models, it features two eye-catching round headlights at the front, as well as a ‘vintage’ style windshield, positioned like a Rally bike. The rear is simple, with minimal elements.
The 2023 Ducati DesertX has a liquid-cooled 937 cm³ V2 Testastretta EURO5 engine, capable of generating up to 110 HP of maximum power at 9,250 rpm and 92 Nm (9.3 kgfm) of torque at 6,500 rpm.
In addition, to offer the best performance in off-road rides and in various uses, the Testastretta has been specifically optimized, with gearbox with dedicated ratios different from the Multistrada V2. The ratios were generally reduced in all gears up to fifth to ensure the best off-road handling.
Finally, in terms of technology, it comes with 6 riding modes (including Enduro and Rally modes), 4 power modes, ABS Cornering, Engine Brake Control (EBC), Ducati Traction Control (DTC), Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC), Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) Up & Down, Brembo brakes with 4-piston calipers Brembo M50 radial-mounted monobloc at the front, Full-LED lighting with DRL, and 5″ color TFT full digital instrument panel.
Anyway, the 2023 Ducati DesertX it’s being offered in the UK from £14,795 (approximately US$18,219).