Ducati has added another DesertX variant to the stable. Joining the DesertX and DesertX Rally is the all-new DesertX Discovery. This new model will be available in Q4 and will come with a price tag of $29,800 R/A in Australia and $32,172 R/A for our Kiwi family. Press: Ducati ANZ.

Filling a place between the base model $26,400 R/A DesertX and the top spec $36,800 R/A DesertX Rally is the third member of the DesertX family, the Discovery, featuring more long distance comfort and ergonomics than the off-road focussed Rally and some upgraded adventure kit over the DesertX. Alloy panniers are also available as an optional extra at an additional cost. Details are here

“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”. Say Ducati.

Check out our DesertX Review here

Read how Ducati Australia tackled the Finke Desert Race on a DesertX here

2024 Ducati DesertX Discovery Specifications


Price: $29,800 rideaway
Warranty: Two years/unlimited kilometre
Colours: Black/Ducati Red
Claimed power: 81kW@9250rpm
Claimed torque: 92Nm@6500rpm
Dry weight: 202kg
Fuel capacity: 21L
Fuel Consumption Claimed: N/A
Fuel Consumption (measured): N/A

Engine: Ducati Testastretta 11°, L-Twin cylinders, Desmodromic valvetrain, 4 valves per cylinder, liquid cooled, 94 x 67.5mm bore x stroke, 13.3:1 compression, Bosch electronic fuel injection system, 53mm throttle bodies with ride-by-wire system, Stainless steel single mufler, catalytic converter. Gearbox: Six speed, DQS EVO2 quickshifter Straight cut gears; 1=38/14, 2=31/17, 28=28/20, 4=26/22, 5=24/23, 6=23/25 Clutch: Slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch with hydraulic control Final drive: Chain

Chassis: Tubular steel trellis frame
Rake: 27.6 degrees Trail: 122mm
Suspension: KYB 46mm upside-down fork, fully adjustable (f), KYB monoshock, fully adjustable, remote preload adjustment, aluminium double-sided swingarm (r)
Brakes: 320mm Brembo rotors, Brembo four-piston monobloc calipers, ABS, 265mm rear rotor, twin-piston caliper. Bosch cornering ABS
Wheels & Tyres: Cross spoked, Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR 90/90 – 21 / 150/70 – 18.

Wheelbase: 1608mm
Seat Height: 875mm
Ground Clearance: N/A
Overall Length: N/A
Overall Width: N/A
Overall Height: N/A

Instruments & Electronics: 5in TFT colour display , 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 canceling turn indicators, Steering damper.

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