Photos: Ducati debuts the DesertX adventure motorcycle in Singapore

Derryn Wong

Ducati’s Dakar-style, first ‘proper’ off-road adventure bike is here and priced at S$58,700 on-the-road


Ducati Singapore has launched its newest model, which also happens to be the brand’s first proper off-road motorcycle. The motorcycle costs S$58,700 on-the-road, inclusive of road tax, COE, but without insurance.

The new DesertX looks quite unlike anything Ducati has made before, and that’s because it channels the spirit of Dakar motorcycles and off-roading very clearly. In this case, its spiritual successor is the 1990 Cagiva Elefant, which Ducati supplied the engine for. 

The new bike has a 937cc L-twin engine (as found on the Ducati Supersport and Multistrada V2) which makes 110hp.

Standard on the motorcycle is a vertical 5.0-inch digital display, six riding modes including a new Enduro mode, fully-adjustable KYB suspension, 21-inch front and 18-inch rear spoke wheels with Pirelli Scorpion Dual tyres. There’s a full load of rider assistance systems including Traction Control, Wheelie Control, Engine Brake Control, Cornering ABS, Quickshifter Up & Down and Cruise Control.

MotoBuyer has already tested the DesertX in Ducati’s hometown of Bologna – read our review to find out how it does both on- and offroad, and whether it’s good enough to meet competition from the likes of Yamaha and KTM. 


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Derryn Wong

CarBuyer's former chief editor was previously the editor for Top Gear Singapore and a presenter for CNA's Cruise Control motoring segment.

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