A new Monster 821 version named “Stealth” made its debut at the 76th
edition of the International Motorcycle and Accessories Exhibition (EICMA) in
Milan, Italy from November 6 to November 11, 2018. Compared to the previous
model this new steed has been conceived with a richer and more refined standard
equipment: adjustable Kajaba front fork, windshield as well as up & down
quickshifter. The Ducati Monster 821 Stealth is available in Matt Black.
At Ducati booth at EICMA 2018
visitors also admired the new Multistrada
950, which has been revised in many details. As a matter of fact the 6-axis
Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) makes its debut on this bike, a solution which
allows for the adoption of the ABS Cornering. The bike design has been
refreshed while the mechanical features include 937 cc, 113 hp “L”
twin-cylinder, 4 Riding Modes, Traction Control and ABS. A new “S” version is
also offered, equipped with Skyhook system, up & down quickshifter, cruise
control, high-res colour TFT display and spoked wheels (available as an
Ducati also showed the new Ducati Panigale V4 R. its race-ready engine
produces 221 hp at 15,250 rpm which comes equipped with 998 cc V4 engine ready
to compete in the 2019 World SBK Championship. The motorbike fairing has been
built keeping in mind aerodynamics functionality requirements, as happens with
the MotoGP bikes. Among main features there are in fact carbon-fiber wings stuck
to the front fairing along with a wider and higher windshield. The V4 engine
has been strongly modified: thanks to the Akrapovic exhaust system (equipped
with an ad hoc mapping) the bike now reaches 234 hp at 15500 rpm. Mechanical
Öhlins suspensions are also included. On the electronics front the Bosch ABS Cornering,
DTC (Ducati Traction Control), DSC (Ducati Slide Control), DWC (Ducati Wheelie
Control) and EBC (Engine Braking Control) make use of the 6-axis Inertial
Measurement Unit (IMU), not to mention Launch Control and Quick Shifter.
The Ducati stand also had on
display the new Diavel 1260 with the
1262 cc Testastretta DVT engine. The motorcycle increases its displacement as
well as its (claimed) power, which is now 159 hp at 9.500 rpm. The Diavel 1260
is still offered in two versions: the standard and the richer “S” variant,
which takes advantage of fully adjustable Öhlins suspension, up & down
quickshifter, Brembo M50 monobloc calipers, LED headlight DRL, exclusive seat
along with Ducati Multimedia System which is available as standard.
Ducati enthusiasts could also
get to see the new Hypermotard 950.
Compared to the recent past this new bike adopts the same technical base whilst
its maximum power delivery increases from 110 to 114 hp. Lighter than before (4
kg less; now 200 kg), it can count on a revised ergonomics in order to
guarantee more comfort and fun to any rider in any condition. Among main
features there is also the 6-Axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), which
manages ABS Cornering, Traction Control and Wheelie Control. It is also
predisposed to the use of electronic gear, heated grips as well as Ducati
Multimedia System (DMS), capable of connecting the bike to the rider’s
smartphone via Bluetooth. The new Hypermotard 950 is equipped with a high
resolution colour TFT display. Furthermore the "SP" version adopts
Marchesini forged wheels, flat seat, Öhlins suspension system together with
Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tyres.
Ducati also updated its
“small” 800 Icon Scrambler not only in terms of design but above
all in terms of technical features. The 803cc twin-cylinder air-cooled engine
is confirmed but now is equipped with hydraulically controlled slipper. A lower
seat (798 mm), LED headlight, LED indicators that turn-off automatically
together with a new instrumentation are among its completely new features.
Bosch Cornering ABS is actually the most important novelty ever seen on a
modern classic bike and represents a further step on the active safety
The refreshed Ducati Scrambler
family includes three new versions: the Full Throttle, inspired by the Flat
Track racing scene; the Café Racer, which offers a fresh take on the legendary
bikes of the ‘60s and the Desert Sled, inspired by the off-road bikes of the
’60s and ’70s. Steel tear drop fuel tank, headlight with DRL (Daytime Running
Light) and Bosch ABS Cornering are all-new components. Riders can also
appreciate the LCD instrument menu - which now displays fuel gauge and gear
position indicator - the softer-feel hydraulic clutch control and a renewed
Also on display was the new Ducati MIG-RR, an exclusive enduro e-mtb born out of close
collaboration with the Italian company Thok. The frame and power unit of this
bicycle are derived from the Thok MIG base. It is equipped with 6061 T4/T6
aluminum frame, forged elements, CNC machined, suspension set-ups with
different degrees of wheel travel (29" and 170 mm at the front, 27,5” and
160 mm at the rear). High-level components such as Fox Factory Kashima
suspension, carbon fibre Renthal handlebars, Mavic wheels, 4-caliper Shimano
Saint brakes are also included.
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