BMW F 900 GS 2024 vs. Ducati DesertX 2022

BMW F 900 GS 2024

BMW F 900 GS 2024

Ducati DesertX 2022

Ducati DesertX 2022


Overview - BMW F 900 GS 2024 vs Ducati DesertX 2022

BMW F 900 GS 2024

BMW F 900 GS 2024

Ducati DesertX 2022

Ducati DesertX 2022

Technical Specifications BMW F 900 GS 2024 compared to Ducati DesertX 2022

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Engine and Drive Train

Engine typeEngine typeIn lineEngine typeV
BoreBore86 mmBore94 mm
StrokeStroke77 mmStroke67.5 mm
Engine powerEngine power105 HPEngine power110 HP
Rpm at Max. PowerRpm at Max. Power8500 rpmRpm at Max. Power9250 rpm
TorqueTorque93 NmTorque92 Nm
Rpm at TorqueRpm at Torque6500 rpmRpm at Torque6500 rpm
Compression RatioCompression Ratio13.1 Compression Ratio13.3
Fuel systemFuel systemInjectionFuel systemInjection
Clutch TypeClutch TypeMultiplate in oil-bathClutch TypeMultiplate in oil-bath, Antihopping
Transmission TypeTransmission TypeGearshiftTransmission TypeGearshift
Number of gearsNumber of gears6Number of gears6
Valves per cylinderValves per cylinder4Valves per cylinder4
ValvesValvesDOHCValvesDesmodromic, DOHC
Can be restricted for A2 licenceCan be restricted for A2 licenceYesCan be restricted for A2 licenceYes
DisplacementDisplacement895 ccmDisplacement937 ccm

Suspension Front

Front suspensionFront suspensionUpside-Down telescopic forkFront suspensionUpside-Down telescopic fork
DiameterDiameter43 mmDiameter46 mm
TravelTravel230 mmTravel230 mm
AdjustmentAdjustmentCompression, Preload, ReboundAdjustmentCompression, Preload, Rebound

Suspension Rear

SuspensionSuspensionSwing armSuspensionSwing arm
Shock absorberShock absorberMonoshockShock absorberMonoshock
TravelTravel215 mmTravel220 mm
AdjustmentAdjustmentPreload, ReboundAdjustmentCompression, Preload, Rebound


Frame typeFrame typeTwin Tube, Load-bearing engineFrame typeTubular
RakeRake62 degreeRake62.4 degree
TrailTrail119.8 mmTrail122 mm

Brakes Front

TypeTypeDouble diskTypeDouble disk
DiameterDiameter305 mmDiameter320 mm
PistonPistonDouble pistonPistonFour pistons
Shock mountShock mountFloating caliperShock mountSemi-Schwimmsattel

Brakes Rear

DiameterDiameter265 mmDiameter265 mm
PistonPistonSingle pistonPistonDouble piston
Shock mountShock mountFloating caliperShock mountFloating caliper

Assistance Systems

Advanced Rider Assistance SystemsAdvanced Rider Assistance SystemsABS, Riding modes, Cornering ABS, Ride by Wire, Traction controlAdvanced Rider Assistance SystemsRiding modes, Cornering ABS, Ride by Wire, Shift assistant with blipper, Cruise control, Traction control, Anti-wheelie

Dimensions and Weights

Front tyre widthFront tyre width90 mmFront tyre width90 mm
Front tyre heightFront tyre height90 %Front tyre height90 %
Front tyre diameterFront tyre diameter21 inchFront tyre diameter21 inch
Rear tyre widthRear tyre width150 mmRear tyre width150 mm
Rear tyre heightRear tyre height70 %Rear tyre height70 %
Rear tyre diameterRear tyre diameter17 inchRear tyre diameter18 inch
WheelbaseWheelbase1585 mmWheelbase1608 mm
Seat HeightSeat Height870 mmSeat Height875 mm
Kerb Weight (with ABS)Kerb Weight (with ABS)219 kgKerb Weight (with ABS)223 kg
Fuel Tank CapacityFuel Tank Capacity14.5 lFuel Tank Capacity21 l
License compliancyLicense compliancyALicense compliancyA2, A


EquipmentEquipmentHeated grips, LED daytime running lights, LED-Headlights, TFT display, Windscreen adjustableEquipmentConnectivity, Heated grips, LED daytime running lights, LED-Headlights, TFT display

Pros and Cons in comparison

Pros and Cons in comparison

BMW F 900 GS 2024

BMW F 900 GS 2024

The F 900 GS feels completely different to its direct predecessor, the F 850 GS. Instead of a sedate all-rounder, it has become an agile adventure bike with considerable off-road capabilities. Uncomplicated yet powerful, it can be ridden on and off the beaten track. However, it only really comes into its own with a few accessories. The Enduro Pro package and Dynamic package are almost compulsory purchases, which also pushes up the price. All in all, a remarkable reorientation of BMW's in-line two-cylinder Enduro.

Linear, fun engine

Nice sound thanks to standard Akrapovic sports exhaust

Suitably sized brakes

Super responsive, optional suspension

Optional Enduro Pro mode offers versatile configuration options

Successful ergonomics for seated and standing riding

Significant weight saving and low centre of gravity make it nimble

Good quickshifter

Well thought-out off-road solutions, such as folding footbrake lever riser

Wind protection could be better

Only tubeless rims available

Standard suspension strut could do with more damping

Ducati DesertX 2022

Ducati DesertX 2022

The first real enduro of the modern era from Ducati has succeeded - and how! A heart-warming design in the look of the glorious 90s Dakar bikes but packed with noble components and state-of-the-art technology. The high-quality and stable chassis concept really comes into its own in both on- and off-road use. The DesertX immediately conveys an unbelievably confident and safe riding feeling. The straddle that Ducati has managed with the suspension elements is also admirable, whether on or off road, it simply feels good.

great chassis with fully adjustable suspension

sophisticated driving modes

powerful engine

powerful brake

well thought-out detail solutions

extensive standard equipment

Smooth running of the engine in the lower rev range

Suspension response slightly behind that of the fork

Very high, non-adjustable seat height

Little space and no handholds for pillion passenger

Price Comparison Avarage Market Price BMW F 900 GS vs Ducati DesertX

Price BMW F 900 GS

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