Off-Road: Desmo450 MX unveiled by Ducati Corse ahead of 2024 debut

1 of 5

Ducati Corse has officially launched its new Off-Road project during the Campioni in Pista event in Madonna di Campiglio with the reveal of the Desmo450 MX.

The Desmo450 MX will compete in the Italian Motocross Pro Prestige MX1 Championship in 2024, with the main aim being to acquire data and information in order to develop the bike so that its ready to make the step into the World Championship in the future.

Alessandro Lupino will take part in all rounds of the Italian Championship. Lupino is an eight-time Italian champion, whilst he’s also collected the 85cc World Championship and the MXON World Title.

The front of the 2024 Ducati Corse Desmo450 MX

Nine-time MX World Champion Antonio Cairoli will also play a big part in the project as a test rider, whilst the Ducati Corse R&D – Factory MX Team will be managed by Corrado and Marco Maddii.

The livery for this year’s Desmo450 MX features the same fluorescent graphic detailing found across the MotoGP and World Superbike Championship bikes. The graphic “recalls the curve in the Ducati logo.”

The Ducati Corse Desmo450 MX

The 450 Desmo branding is also visible, as well as key Monster Energy sponsorship with the black, white and bright green claw logo.

The Off-Road Project will be managed by former Ducati Corse Sporting Director Paolo Ciabatti, and the bikes are set to make their on-track debuts on March 16-17 in Mantua for the opening round of the Italian Motocross Pro Prestige MX1 Championship.

The Desmo450 MX is due to go into production in the second half of 2025.

Alongside the new Off-Road project, Ducati’s MotoGP and World Superbike Championship liveries were also unveiled in Madonna di Campiglio.