The DesertX is powered by Ducati’s returning 937cc 11° Testastretta L-twin as used in the Multistrada V2 and Monster vehicles. Ducati says the engine is good for 110 hp at 9,250 revs and 68 pound-feet of torque at 6,500 rpm. The six-speed gearbox features lower gear ratios specifically for off-road riding. As usual Ducati fits an electronic quickshifter for immediate and clutchless upshifts and downshifts. The engine drinks from a generous 5.5-gallon fuel tank. Ducati says it will offer an auxiliary 2.1-gallon gas tank as an OE accessory.