The Ducati World Premiere 2019 was an absolute success as it was the final act of the Global Dealers Conference, an event that unites Key Ducati dealers (approximately 1,000 people representing 734 Ducati Stores in 91 countries). The event was held evening yesterday (Sunday November 4) at the Linear Ciak threatre in Milan. The new 2019 range of bikes was unveiled by the CEO of Ducati Motor Holding himself, Claudio Domenicali.
“Ducati has achieved a striking degree of maturity”, stated Claudio Domenicali on opening the Ducati World Premiere 2019. “It is a global flag bearer of some of the best aspects of Made in Italy excellence. Based on core values of Style, Sophistication and Performance, our company now offers a range as broad as it is state-of-the-art,” said Domenicali.
“This year sees the first major overhaul of the entire Scrambler range since its inception, plus a complete renewal of the Diavel and Hypermotard, two bikes that are firm favorites with Ducatisti . Today, safety and rider-friendliness have hit new heights, yet the brand’s sporting soul is as evident as it has ever been. The Panigale V4 R, in fact, is the most powerful factory motorcycle ever built by Ducati. We’re also delighted with our on-line presence, an area that has enjoyed excellent growth, thus confirming the extraordinary appeal of the entire Ducati product range.”
Among the new models for the year 2019 are the Panigale V4 R, Diavel 1260/S, Hypermotard 950/SP, Multistrada 1260 Enduro, Multistrada 950/S, Scrambler Icon, Scrambler Full Throttle, Scrambler Desert Sled and the Scrambler Café Racer. The new versions presented are the Monster 821 Stealth, Monster 25th Anniversary and the Panigale V4 S Corse.
The new Multistrada 950 S is a major upgrade of the smallest Ducati ‘multibike’, this latest Multistrada features cutting-edge technology to improve safety and riding enjoyment such as electronic Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS), Ducati Quick Shift up & down (DQS), full-LED headlight, 5″ color TFT display, Hands Free system, Cruise Control and backlit switchgear controls. It also features the side ‘wings’ from its bigger 1260 counterpart and it also comes with hydraulic control and Bosch ABS Cornering.
The new Diavel 1260 is rather unique with its new and refreshed design featuring sport naked handling and thoroughbred engine. It features the testastretta DVT 1262 engine that is a capable of producing 159 hp (117 kW) at 9,500 rpm and 129 Nm (13.1 kgm) at 7,500 rpm.
The new livery on the Panigale V4 S Corse is certainly attractive as it is created using official Ducati MotoGP team colors, which dons the special version with the exact same color scheme that Michele Pirro rode to victory in the Race of Champions at WDW2018.