This is how Ducati designed and built the DesertX

There was a rigorous process before the new adventure bike saw the light of day
by Leandre Grecia | Jun 8, 2022
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We can probably agree that Ducati’s new adventure bike, the DesertX, is a bit of a head-turner. With its unique retro-modern styling, it clearly stands out.

It’s no slouch either. Powering it is a 937cc liquid-cooled Testastretta 11° Desmodromic valvetrain engine that generates 110hp and 92Nm. With its off-road-ready build and high-performance suspension, it will easily traverse tricky terrain better than a lot of adventure bikes out there.

But before every great bike gets to see the light of day, there’s a long, rigorous process that takes place. Coming up with a design, finalizing the mechanical aspects of the two-wheeler—manufacturers put in a lot of work. This is exactly what the Italian motorcycle marque wants to show us in its latest documentary.

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Entitled Making of DesertX, Ducati’s new clip covers interviews with the masterminds behind the Bologna-based manufacturer’s newest adventure bike. This includes Centro Stile Ducati director Andrea Ferraresi, Ducati R&D vehicle director Pierluigi Zampieri, Vehicle Testing department manager Luigi Mauro, and Ducati official tester and off-roading veteran Matteo Graziani.

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Curious to see more about the new Ducati DesertX? Click play on the embedded video below. Enjoy.

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