Ducati has added three new models to its 2019 range, including its most powerful model yet, as well as three new versions of current models.
The three new bikes in the range are the Panigale V4 R that Ducati will enter in the 2019 World Superbikes, the Diavel 1260 (and S model) and Hypermotard 950 (and SP).
New versions in the 2019 range are the Monster 821 stealth (in other words, “black”), Multistrada 950 S and Panigale V4 S Corse.
All 2019 models, as well as the MIG-RR electric mountain bike have been unveiled in Milan ahead of this week’s EICMA motorcycle show.
Ducati Motor Holding CEO Claudio Domenicali says the 2019 range shows the company has “achieved a striking degree of maturity”.
Panigale V4 R
With 162kW (221hp) or 172kW (234hp) with Akrapovič exhaust, the Panigale V4 R is the most powerful road-legal Ducati yet.
Apart from engine and suspension modifications, it gets the confronting, yet aerodynamic, MotoGP-style winglets in carbon fibre. Ducati calls them “aerofoil appendages”.
They say they “increase stability throughout the ride, to allow for reduced reliance on electronic controls, boosting confidence for the pinnacle of rider performance”.
The Desmosedici Stradale 1103cc engine has been replaced by the 998cc Desmosedici Stradale R to comply with WSBK rules.
It features lighter internal components that reduce overall bike weight by 2kg compared with the Panigale V4S, bringing kerb weight down to 193kg.
Greater air intake efficiency allows faster engine ‘rev-up’ and shifts the rpm red zone higher to improve acceleration.
The result is 162kW of power at 15,250 rpm (EU homologation values), 2250rpm higher than the 1103cc V4.
The full-racing Ducati Performance exhaust by Akrapovič boosts maximum power to 172kW at 15,500rpm.
A major makeover gives this bike a supermotard race look, a new chassis set-up and more electronics.
It is 4kg lighter and the updated 937cc Testastretta 11° engine lifts peak power 2kW to 85kW.
The Hypermotard 950 electronics package includes Bosch Cornering ABS with the Slide by Brake function, Ducati Traction Control EVO (DTC EVO), Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO and Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) Up and Down EVO (as standard on the 950 SP version and available as an accessory on the 950).
The Hypermotard 950 SP features a flat seat, increased-travel Öhlins suspension for a deeper lean angle (+3°), Marchesini forged wheels and Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) Up and Down EVO.
The “standard” Diavel now gets the variable valve timing Testastretta DVT 1262 engine from the XDiavel. It has 117kW (159hp) of power at 9500rpm and 129Nm at 7500rpm.
Ducati has upgraded the chassis with a new tubular steel trellis frame to be “more responsive on mixed-road routes”.
It now comes wth Bosch Cornering ABS.
The sportier S version includes fully adjustable Öhlins suspension, new wheels, uprated brakes and Ducati Quick Shift Evo.
The Monster 25th Anniversary, unveiled in June, is joined by the new Monster 821 stealth. It has matt black livery and red graphics, quick shift system, adjustable fork and nose fairing.
Multistrada 950 S
The smallest Ducati ‘multibike’ has had a major upgrade with a hot of technology.
It now comes with electronic DSS, DQS, LED headlight, 5″ colour TFT display, handsfree system, cruise, Bosch ABS Cornering and backlit switchgear.
The Babystrada also gets the side ‘wings’ from the 1260.
Panigale V4 S Corse
Official Ducati MotoGP team colours mirror the livery that Michele Pirro rode to victory in the Race of Champions at WDW2018.
That bike and the other 11 variants that competed in the race were bought by 12 Ducatisti in a global auction.
2019 Ducati range
- Panigale V4 R *
- Diavel 1260 / S *
- Hypermotard 950 / SP *
- Multistrada 1260 Enduro
- Multistrada 950 / S
- Scrambler Icon
- Scrambler Full Throttle
- Scrambler Desert Sled
- Scrambler Café Racer
(* new models)
- Monster 821 stealth
- Monster 25th Anniversary
- Panigale V4 S Corse