In the heart of the desert, where the sand meets the horizon, Ducati has unveiled its latest masterpiece – the 2024 Ducati DesertX Rally. Drawing inspiration from the rich heritage of Dakar racing and building upon the success of the DesertX, this new Rally variant stands as a testament to Ducati’s relentless pursuit of off-road excellence.
A Glance into the Past: The Dakar Legacy
Ducati‘s rendezvous with the prestigious Dakar race traces back to the 1980s when Italian manufacturer Cagiva and Ducati collaborated to dominate the race tracks. Fast forward to 2024, and Ducati is gearing up to re-enter the iconic race with the DesertX Rally, a bike designed to conquer the toughest terrains.
The DesertX Rally: Unmatched Prowess
At the heart of the DesertX Rally lies a powerful 973cc Testastretta 11° L-Twin engine, delivering an impressive 110 horsepower. This beast is equipped with a Pro KYB suspension setup, featuring a Kashima-coated 48mm USD closed-cartridge fork and a KYB mono-shock, offering 9.8” and 9.4” of travel, respectively. These enhancements not only optimize the bike for hardcore off-roading but also elevate the ground clearance to a staggering 11 inches.
Rally-Specific Design and Features
The DesertX Rally sports a distinctive Rally-exclusive livery, reminiscent of Ducati’s race bikes, capturing the essence of speed and adventure. A new high-mount MX-style front fender and rally-specific red seat adorned with embossed rally graphics add to its rugged charm. Ducati’s commitment to rider safety and convenience is evident with the inclusion of a 5.54-gallon tank and a comprehensive suite of electronic rider aids.
The Adventure Begins: Pricing and Availability
Enthusiasts and adventurers alike can now make the 2024 Ducati DesertX Rally their own, with orders open at an enticing starting price of $22,995. As you embark on your off-road escapades, Ducati ensures a worry-free journey with a two-year, unlimited mileage warranty.
Gear up, rev your engines, and get ready to embrace the spirit of true adventure with Ducati’s DesertX Rally, where the desert becomes your playground and every journey is a story waiting to be told. Click here for more details.