Italian bike maker Ducati has unveiled its 2019 product line-up ahead of EICMA 2018. These include the Ducati Multistrada 950S, Ducati Monster 821 Stealth and the Panigale V4 S Corse. The company has also introduced new models like the Ducati Panigale V4 R, Diavel 1260 & 1260 S, and the Hypermotard 950.
Ducati Multistrada 950
The 2019 Ducati Multistrada 950 and the 950 S have been revealed ahead of EICMA 2018. While the motorcycle is powered by the same engine as the old model, the kerb weight has gone down by 4 kg. The bike is available with wire-spoke wheels and tubeless tyres at the dealership level.
The company has completely overhauled the electronics package on the 2019 Ducati Multistrada 950. The electronic rider aids include Ducati Quick Shift up & down (DQS), cruise control system, hydraulic control, and Bosch Cornering ABS. The Multistrada 950 S features the semi-active Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS).
The old digital instrument cluster has been replaced by the 5-inch colour TFT display, while the bike also a full-LED headlight with cornering lamps. Powering the Ducati Multistrada 950 S is the same 937 cc, L-twin engine that produces 111 bhp of power and 96 Nm of peak torque, mated to a six-speed transmission.
The 2019 Ducati Multistrada 950 and the Multistrada 950 S is expected to launch in India by Q1 2019. It will compete with the likes of the Triumph Tiger 800, Honda Africa Twin and the BMW F 850 GS.
Ducati Monster 821 Stealth
Ahead of the EICMA 2018, the 2019 Ducati Monster 821 Stealth has been unveiled at the World Ducati Premier in Milan, Italy. The special-edition Monster 821 Stealth features an enticing matte black livery with white and red graphics. Mechanically, the Monster 821 Stealth stays unchanged.
However, the Ducati Monster 821 Stealth comes with fully-adjustable front forks and Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) as standard. Other features include a colour TFT display, Bosch cornering ABS and a small windscreen as well.
The Ducati Monster 821 Stealth edition continues to be powered by the 821 cc, L-twin, liquid-cooled engine that is capable of producing 109 bhp of maximum power and 86 Nm of peak torque. The motor is mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
While Ducati hasn’t revealed the prices for the Ducati Monster 821 Stealth edition, the bike is soon expected to launch in India by early next year. It will rival the Triumph Street Triple RS, Kawasaki Z900 and the Suzuki GSX-S750 among others.
Ducati Panigale V4 S Corse
The Ducati Panigale V4 S Corse has been introduced under the Panigale V4 family. The new Panigale V4 S Corse features an exclusive livery that is inspired by the official Ducati MotoGP Team colours. Panigale V4 S Corse pays homage to the Ducati racing spirit.
The Panigale V4 has been developed in close collaboration with Ducati Corse, and it replaces the Panigale 1299 as the flagship Ducati Supersport range. According to the company, the Ducati Style Centre has given shape to the character of the new Ducati Panigale V4 S Corse.
The Ducati Panigale V4 S Corse comes equipped with a reworked Öhlins suspension with Smart EC 2.0 system along with aluminium forged rims and a lithium-ion battery pack. Electronics suite includes Ducati Traction Control EVO (DTC EVO), Ducati Slide Control (DSC), Bosch Cornering ABS EVO, Ducati Quick Shift up/down (DQS EVO) and Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO and much more.
Powering the Ducati Panigale V4 S Corse is the 1,103 cc, 90-degree V4 Desmosedici Stradale engine that is capable of churning out a maximum power of 157.5 kW (214 hp) at 13,000 rpm along with a peak torque of 124 Nm (91.5 lb-ft) at 10,000 rpm, mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
The engine uses a counter-rotating crankshaft and a six-axis inertial measuring unit (6D IMU) to record extensive amounts of riding information. The motorcycle has a dry weight of 174 kg. The Panigale V4 S Corse should make way to the Indian shores sometime in 2019.