The Bologna-based motorcycle manufacturer has just presented – from a spectacular stage – the bikes that will soon enthral visitors at EICMA 2018 (Milan-Rho Trade Fair, 8 – 11 November).
The Ducati World Première 2019 was the final act of the Global Dealer Conference, an event uniting key Ducati dealers – about a thousand people – representing 734 dealers in 91 countries. Streamed worldwide on the internet, the event was held on the evening of Sunday 4 November at Milan’s Linear Ciak theatre. Claudio Domenicali, CEO of Ducati Motor Holding, unveiled the new 2019 range personally, illustrating company goals and celebrating a thrilling 2018 race season.
An exciting 2019 bike is the new Multistrada 950 S. A major upgrade of the smallest Ducati ‘multibike’, this latest Multistrada features cutting-edge technology to boost safety and riding enjoyment: electronic Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS), Ducati Quick Shift up & down (DQS), full-LED headlight, 5″ colour TFT display, Hands Free system, Cruise Control and backlit switchgear controls. From a styling viewpoint, the new Multistrada 950 inherits the side ‘wings’ from its bigger 1260 counterpart, making the front even cleaner and more streamlined. It also features hydraulic control and, above all, Bosch ABS Cornering, which increases active safety.
The first of the all-new motorcycles in the Ducati 2019 range is the Hypermotard 950, now racier, more adrenalin-packed and rider-friendly. The Ducati ‘fun bike’ par excellence has been given a full-blown makeover: the new look takes its cue from the supermotard race world, the completely overhauled ergonomics ramps up the fun and riders can now count on an ultra-advanced chassis set-up and electronics package.Another major development, unveiled during the Ducati World Première 2019, is the new Diavel 1260. Unconventional, unique and absolutely unmistakeable: as soon as it was launched at EICMA 2010 the Diavel stunned with its personality, design, sport naked handling and thoroughbred engine.Nevertheless, the undisputed star of the Ducati World Première 2019 – and aspiring candidate for the title of ‘best-looking bike of EICMA2018’ – was the Panigale V4 R.Compared to previous R versions, the Panigale V4 R is now even more specialised and bristles with technology taken directly from MotoGP.
Solid and successful – with dream bikes of unparalleled design and eye-catching accessories and apparel that faithfully reflect their style and originality – Ducati looks forward to welcoming the public to the 76th edition of EICMA (Hall 15 Stand N06) and continuing the pivotal role this iconic brand plays in the international motorcycle industry.