Ducati revealed 3 brand new bikes at EICMA 2018 along with 6 new updates.
Ducati revealed a range of new and updated motorcycles in Milan for the EICMA 2018. The new models include the Panigale V4 R, Diavel 1260 and 1260 S along with Hypermotard 950 and 950 S. The entire updated Scrambler series including the Icon, Desert Sledge, Cafe Racer and Full Throttle will also be present at Ducati’s stall. The updated Multistrada 950 S and the 1260 Enduro version were also revealed for the EICMA 2018.
The Panigale V4 R was the centre of attraction among the entire lineup. It is powered by a smaller 998cc Desmosedici engine which generates 221 HP at 15,250 RPM. The high redline is due to increased air intake efficiency. The power figure can be further increased to 234 HP by installing the Ducati Performance exhaust from Akrapovic. The technology used on the bike is taken directly from the company’s Moto GP bike.
The amazing design of the motorcycle is courtesy of the Ducati Corse Racing. The bike features special vents all over the bodywork which help in engine cooling, while the special carbon fibre wings help in keeping the bike stable. The wings are designed to reduce the intervention of onboard electronics and to inspire the rider with confidence.
The Panigale V4 R also features Ohlins suspension, a lighter and stiffer monocoque frame along with Marchesini forged aluminium wheels using Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tyres. The bike comes equipped with Bosch cornering ABS EVO, Ducati traction control EVO, Ducati wheelie control EVO, Ducati quick shift up and down EVO and many more features.
The next new models include the 2019 Ducati Hypermotard 950 and the 950 special edition. The new Hypermotard models now produce 114 HP with the help of a 937cc Testastretta 11° engine. The 2019 Hypermotard 950 now has a higher compression ratio and twin under-seat mufflers. The new bike is 4 kg lighter and comes with a host of new electronics. The list of rider-aid includes Bosch cornering ABS with the slide by brake function, Ducati traction control EVO, Ducati Wheelie control EVO, and Ducati quick shift for both up and downshifting. The quick shifter is standard on the SP version and optional for the standard version.
The Hypermotard comes equipped with new Marzocchi forks with Sachs shock on the standard version while the SP variant features Ohlins suspension. The Marzocchi offers a suspension travel of 6.7 inches while the Ohlins can dive deeper with a 7.3-inch of travel. The 950 standard edition is equipped with Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tyres while the special edition gets Diablo Supercorsa SP rubber. The wheels on both bikes are also new and help in reducing the overall weight. The standard variant is available in Red colour while the SP edition comes with a Red and White paint scheme.
The third new bike is the Ducati Diavel 1260. It comes in two variants the 1260 and the 1260 S. The Testastretta DVT 1262cc engine makes 159 HP and 129 Nm of torque. The torque comes in at 7500 RPM which should allow the bike for easy cruising. The power-band on the new motor is wide to deliver punchy performance at every RPM.
The Diavel 1260 features an upgraded chassis which houses a number of features like the cornering ABS and Ducati quick shift up and down EVO for the S version. The S version also gets upgraded brakes, fully adjustable Ohlins suspension at the front and back along with dedicated wheels.
The Multistrada 950 gets a special edition this year. The 950 ‘S’ model comes equipped with a Ducati skyhook suspension, Ducati quick-shift up and down, 5-inch TFT colour display, hands-free system, cruise control and backlit switches. The new version also features hydraulic control and Bosch cornering ABS.
The company also unveiled three new versions of their bikes. The Monster Stealth 821, Monster 25th Anniversary edition and Panigale V4 S Corse. The Monster Stealth 821 features a quick shift system, adjustable forks and nose fairing. The 25th edition monster 1200 is the same as it was first seen at the World Ducati Week 2018. The Panigale V4 Corse features the same colour scheme which Michele Pirro used on his bike in Race of Champions at WDW 2018.
Ducati also revealed a new e-mountain bike, the MIG-RR. The bike will be featured on the Ducati’s stand at EICMA 2018.
2019 Ducati Lineup
– A total of nine bikes were revealed for the EICMA 2018
– The three brand new bikes include the Hypermotard 950, Diavel 1260 and Panigale V4 R
– The updated scrambler series bikes, Multistrada 950 S and a brand new e-mountain bike was also revealed