Ducati DesertX launched at Rs 17.91 lakh

The Ducati DesertX competes with the Triumph Tiger 900 Rally and the Honda Africa Twin in India.

Ducati has announced the launch of the DesertX adventure bike in India. It is available in a single variant priced at Rs 17.91 lakh (ex-showroom).

The Ducati DesertX is an off-road-focused motorcycle. The semi-faired ADV features twin LED headlamps with a short windscreen and a 5-inch digital instrument console. The bike rides on 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wire-spoke wheels with 46 mm upside-down Kayaba fork suspension at the front and a Kayaba mono-shock at the rear. The fully adjustable suspension offers a ground clearance of 250 mm.

The DesertX is powered by a 937cc, L-twin, liquid-cooled engine that makes 110 BHP @ 9,250 rpm and 92 Nm @ 6,500 rpm. The engine is mated with a 6-speed gearbox. The bike comes with 6 riding modes: Sport, Touring, Urban, Wet, Rally and Enduro and four power modes: Full, High, Medium and Low.

Some of the electronic aids offered on the DesertX include engine brake control, traction control, wheelie control, cornering ABS and a bi-directional quick-shifter.

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