On Monday 22 January 2024, in the stunning setting of Madonna di Campiglio during the Official Launch of the Ducati Corse 2024 teams, the historic and iconic Borgo Panigale motorbike manufacturer officially presented the new Desmo450 MX to the world, marking the birth of the Ducati Corse Off-Road division and its debut in the international motocross arena.

All the historical tradition and expertise in the world of Off Road of Galfer at the service of Ducati Corse Off-Road.

Galfer, the undisputed leader in braking technology and a reference brand in the world of international competitive off-road racing as a synonym for high performance, reliability and expertise, is proud to be part of this new and exciting chapter in the world of Motocross by equipping the Desmo450 MX motorbikes with its iconic and constantly evolving Disc Wave® brake discs Galfer’s Disc Wave® discs are distinguished by their lightweight and high-performance design, the new Desmo450 MX will be equipped with a 260 mm diameter front disc and a 240 mm diameter rear disc.

Manufactured with precision through laser cutting, tempering, painting, CNC machining and grinding, they offer exceptional quality that is perfectly in line with the high-quality standards to which Ducati has always accustomed its admirers and enthusiasts.

Commitment to high quality and safety: 70 years of history in braking systems at the service of one of the most successful motorbike manufacturers ever.

Ducati chose Galfer as its OEM supplier and technical racing partner because it is the undisputed synonym for quality, technology and performance in braking systems and the brand with the greatest experience and expertise in the off-road racing sector with over seventy years of glorious career and more than one hundred titles won in international off-road competitions.

Guaranteeing precise, modular, and always-ready braking, Galfer brake discs meet the highest quality standards that Ducati has set for its innovative Desmo450 MX motorbike intended for motocross enthusiasts.

Ducati Desmo450 MX takes to the track to write Motocross history.

Developed in collaboration with Motocross legend Tony Cairoli in partnership with multiple Italian champion Alessandro Lupino, the new Ducati Desmo 450MX will be equipped with a Desmo engine, in keeping with Ducati tradition, which will guarantee a much higher rev range than its European and Japanese rivals and will feature futuristic lines and technical solutions.

Equipped with the best components on the market, the Ducati Desmo 450MX stands out not only for its eye-catching design but also for its exceptional performance. This successful project reflects Ducati’s dedication to excellence and the strategic choice of collaborators such as Galfer to offer an unprecedented riding experience in the world of motocross.

The Galfer-equipped Desmo450 MX will be raced this year, in the Italian Motocross Pro – Prestige MX1 Championship, by the Ducati Corse R&D – Factory MX Team with the main objective of acquiring data and information in this first season of racing and contributing to the development of the Desmo450 MX that will go into production in the second half of 2025.

Alessandro Lupino will take part in all the races of the Italian Championship, as well as in an intense test program in which he will be joined by Antonio Cairoli.

The first track date is for 16 and 17 March in Mantova for the first round of the Italian Motocross Pro – Prestige MX1 Championship.