Featuring the Top 2022 Bikes in AMCN's ‘Motorcycle of the Year’ (MOTY) Awards
Ducati's DesertX. Media sourced from CycleWorld.
Around the world, platforms are swinging a leg over the favorite bikes of 2022, ranking big-bore, supersport, and ADV-inclined machines from best to worst – and apparently, AMCN’s ‘Motorcycle of the Year’ (MOTY) is none other than Ducati’s new off-roading aficionado.
The reason for the choice? It appears our industry’s hype for more versatile scoots isn’t a bunch of baloney; the Desert X’s capabilities (both off-road and on-road) impressed the AMCN team – especially considering the bike’s Dakar-inspired styling and aggressive aesthetics had many believing this bike was a one-trick pony.
“While there are two off-road ride modes (Rally and Enduro), there are also four on-road ride modes (Sport, Touring, Urban and Wet) which ensure the DesertX is more of an all-rounder than its Dakar-inspired styling might suggest..and its bloody great fun to ride over just about any surface.”
Second place was the obligatory Yamaha MT-10…followed closely by the surprise single-cylinder supersport of the list, KTM’s RC 390.