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ADV NewsHere’s Your Chance To See Ducati’s DesertX Before It Hits Showrooms

Here’s Your Chance To See Ducati’s DesertX Before It Hits Showrooms

Be one of the first to get an exclusive look at Ducati’s most dirt-worthy model yet!

Published on 02.04.2022

With production of the DesertX well underway and arrival in North American dealerships set for this Summer, Ducati is taking its new adventure bike on a tour across the U.S. Each “Ready 4 Red” tour stop gives guests an exclusive, up-close preview of the much-anticipated machine during an entertaining evening experience that will also showcase other upcoming models. Meet the Ducati North America team to ask any questions you’ve been itching to ask, all while enjoying antipasti, refreshments, and music.

Starting this week, the ‘Ready 4 Red’ tour is set to span about 2 months and cover 21 cities giving fans plenty of chances to enjoy this unique opportunity. During each stop the Ducati team will give guests an exclusive presentation of the new 2022 models, before they arrive on dealer showroom floors, with the star of the show being the DesertX. The highly-anticipated machine is Ducati’s contemporary interpretation of the iconic Rally Bikes that competed during the golden age of the Paris-Dakar and is their most dirt-worthy model released yet. 

At the heart of the DesertX is a 937 cc liquid-cooled Testastretta 11° Desmodromic valvetrain engine delivering 110 hp and 68 lb-ft or torque. The machine features 9.1 inches of suspension travel in front and 8.7 inches in the rear, along with a 21”/18” tubeless spoked wheel combo. And there’s ample ground clearance too with 9.8 inches on tap. As a unique feature, the bike will have an optional rear tank (available as an accessory) for a total of 7.7 gallons (29 l). And as with any Ducati, the DesertX also comes with an array of premium technological features. 


Other bikes showcased include the Panigale V4 S, Streetfighter V2, Streetfighter V4 SP, Multistrada V4 Pikes Peak and Multistrada V4 S Travel & Radar. All “Ready 4 Red” tour stops are free and open to everyone through an online RSVP process. For more information and to register visit

Ducati “Ready 4 Red” Tour Schedule

February 2St Louis, MO | Ducati St Louis 
February 3Indianapolis, IN | Ducati Indianapols 
February 4Chicago, IL | Motor Cycle Center
February 5Detroit, MI | Ducati Detroit
February 9Philadelphia, PA | Loft On Passyunk 
February 10New York City, NY | Canoe Studios
February 11Boston, MA | Larz Anderson Museum
February 16Washington, DC | The Showroom
February 18Atlanta, GA | The Foundry 
February 19Orlando, FL | Canvas Event Venue 
February 22Miami, FL | Ducati Miami
February 25Houston, TX | Location TBA
February 26Dallas, TX | Advanced Motorsports Ducati Dallas
March 1Austin, TX | Ducati Austin
March 4Phoenix, AZ | Location TBA
March 5San Diego, CA | Location TBA
March 17Los Angeles, CA | Bike Shed
March 19San Francisco, CA | Fort Mason
March 22Portland, OR | MotoCorsa
March 23Seattle, WA | THE 101
March 25Salt Lake City, UT | Harrison Eurosports
March 26Denver, CO | Location TBA

Author: ADV Pulse Staff

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Mark Powell
Mark Powell
February 9, 2022 5:43 pm

Can’t wait to see this bike in the flesh!


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