Here’s ANOTHER drawing of the 1100cc Desert X Scrambler motorcycle. And it’s come DIRECTLY from Ducati itself!


This is the new Desert X illustration from Ducati.  A nice and chunky motorcycle, eh?
This is the new Desert X illustration from Ducati. A nice and chunky motorcycle, eh?

When we brought you the live coverage of the Ducati World Premier event last month, we knew that Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali was going to announce some future model plans – what we weren’t expecting was another couple of variations to the current Scrambler model.

This is how the Desert X was announced to the world at the Ducati World Premier event which was streamed live on MoreBikes last month.
This is how the Desert X was announced to the world at the Ducati World Premier event which was streamed live on MoreBikes last month.
And this is the Motard version, this will have the 800cc engine in its chassis.
And this is the Motard version, this will have the 800cc engine in its chassis.

Domenicali was very clear that this was the direction that the line-up was moving towards with a Motard appearing soon, but the bike that really stood out was the Desert X variant.

Big tyres and lots of suspension = good. Hugging front mudguard = bad if you're mud-plugging.
Big tyres and lots of suspension = good. Hugging front mudguard = bad if you’re mud-plugging.

No specs for the Desert X have yet been released outside of the 1100cc motor (based on the current Scrambler 1100) and 18 inch back wheel with a 21 inch front wheel.

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Current Scrambler rear shock and swingarm set-up look likely to be used.
Current Scrambler rear shock and swingarm set-up look likely to be used.

And now Ducati itself has released another illustration of what the Desert X will look like. This latest illustration shows the bike from a more front-on angle so we can see the twin headlights clearly (a bit early Yamaha TDM, donchathink?).

If the headlights end up looking like this, then it's going to look cool.
If the headlights end up looking like this, then it’s going to look cool.

We’re expecting a bit more on this and the Motard at EICMA in Milan next week but until then, this extra illustration will do us nicely. What do you think? Fancy a bit of this in 1100cc form?

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