• This Ducati DesertX-inspired Supermoto Looks More Competent Than A Hypermotard 950

Dubbed the 937 XSM, this digital render by Nick Murray deserves to exist in the real world

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Just a couple of months back, Ducati took the wraps off its newest “middleweight” ADV, the DesertX, and the bike grew on a lot of people, thanks to its Dakar-inspired styling.

So much so, in fact, that digital artist Nick Murray (@muzza.nz on Instagram) even took things one step ahead, reimagining it as a Ducati supermoto bike, which he calls the 937 XSM. Now, we know Ducati already has the Hypermotard 950 in its stable, serving as a supermoto offering, but hey, the sky’s the limit when it comes to imagining things in the digital world.

Ducati 937 XSM Supermoto Bike by Nick Murray

Things started off as the Ducati DesertX but Nick (a supermoto fan and owner, by the way) got a bit carried away, ending up with this one-of-a-kind Ducati supermoto render.

As you can see, there’s not much of the DesertX’s bodywork remaining and the only real indication this is indeed based on the Ducati, is the white and red livery. One of the highlights here is the unique ‘X’ logo on the tank shrouds, which we think should actually be on the original bike as well, rather than the red graphic it currently has.

This Ducati DesertX-inspired Supermoto Looks More Competent Than A Hypermotard 950
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Further, the artist swapped the DesertX’s 21/18-inch wheels with 17-inch ones to keep the supermoto vibe intact

Another neat touch is the black-red rim, something we also see on the new Ducati Monster.

Speaking of which, the artist has swapped the 21/19-inch spoke wheel setup of the DesertX with a more supermoto compatible 17-inch spoke wheel setup.

This Ducati DesertX-inspired Supermoto Looks More Competent Than A Hypermotard 950
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For some added pizazz, the artist played around with the hue, creating a cyan blue and deep blue iteration of the 937 XSM alongside the red.

Apart from these bits, what remains untouched here are the engine and the suspension. The engine casing, bash plate, airbox, USD forks, mono-shock, and even the toothed footpegs are all intact, making the render even more impressive and believable.

Not to mention, the DesertX’s 937cc, twin-cylinder engine with 110 horsepower and 68 pound-feet, coupled with the low weight of a supermoto, would be a riot to ride, just like the Hypermotard is.

This Ducati DesertX-inspired Supermoto Looks More Competent Than A Hypermotard 950
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Compared to the Ducati’s current supermoto offering, we think the render here comes out as the more viable motorcycle. Why, you ask? Well, swipe up for our two cents.

To wrap it up, the DesertX-inspired supermoto shown here looks more capable and bash-proof than the more premium Hypermotard 950, thus turning it into a bike that Ducati should surely consider doing themselves.

But given the limited market for such bikes, we’re pretty sure Ducati’s happy to sit with just one supermoto-like motorcycle in its stable.

Credits: Instagram

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