of the global motorcycle event EICMA 2019, to be held in Italy from November 7
to 10, 2019, motorcycle major Ducati has unveiled its latest bikes and Ebikes
new models for 2020 included the Streetfighter V4 / S, the Panigale V2 and the
Panigale V4 / S. There were new versions that included the Multistrada 1260 S
Grand Tour, Diavel 1260 S “Ducati Red”, Diavel 1260 “Dark Stealth”, Scrambler
Icon Dark and Monster 1200 “Black on Black”. Apart from this, Ducati also
unveiled its latest ebikes- Ducati MIG-RR Limited Edition, Ducati MIG-S and
Ducati World Première 2020 was the final act of the Global Dealer Conference,
an event bringing together key Ducati dealers - more than a thousand people -
representing 71 countries. Claudio Domenicali, CEO of Ducati Motor Holding,
personally unveiled the new 2020 range.
are now new colours for the Diavel and Ducati Scrambler and the special Grand
Tour version for the Multistrada 1260 S. Among the new bikes, the Panigale V2
is the company’s super-sporty twin powered by the 955 cc Superquadro engine.
the success of the Ducati MIG-RR, presented at last year's EICMA, for 2020
Ducati is offering nothing less than a range of Ebikes. The first major
development takes the shape of the Ducati MIG-RR Limited Edition, of which just
50 will be made; assembled in Italy, these feature Ohlins suspension, carbon
rims, electronic gearbox and are enriched by special Ducati Corse graphics,
designed by Aldo Drudi's D-Perf.
Ducati MIG-S is a sporty all mountain bike designed for those who want
all-terrain agility, performance and fun. Completing the range is a third
variant, the E-Scrambler, a 'Trekking' version with high-end components.
first of the all-new Ducati bikes for 2020 was the Panigale V2. The
twin-cylinder Panigale has a completely new look, as well as sophisticated
Inertial Platform-based electronics and, thanks also to a comfortable seat and
its suspension set-up, it offers better yet safer sports performance while
making road riding more enjoyable and user-friendly than ever. It is powered by
a 995 cc Superquadro engine with a maximum power of 155 hp at 10,750 rpm and a
maximum torque of 104 Nm at 9,000 rpm (Euro 5 compliant).
around the monocoque frame, the chassis set-up is embraced by a new,
sports-style design. The extensive fairing hugs the mechanics, highlighting the
compactness of the Superquadro twin-cylinder engine to create a bike that is
key Panigale V2 features include the single-sided swingarm and an exhaust with
extremely compact under-engine silencer and single-side tail pipe. The clean
lines typical of Ducati superbikes are enhanced by the traditional Ducati Red
livery and black wheels.
major EICMA 2019 preview took the form of the Panigale V4. A series of
refinements for 2020 make for a more user-friendly, less fatiguing ride while
simultaneously making the bike faster not just on individual laps but over
entire timed sessions.
Panigale V4 is now equipped with content taken from the V4 R, starting with the
aero pack (aerofoils, Plexiglas screen, nose fairing and larger lateral
fairings, more efficient side vents for radiator through-air). This provides
better airflow protection and improves overall vehicle stability, enhancing
confidence. Completing the update is the Front Frame, with modified stiffness
to give better front-end 'feel' at extreme lean angles.
to a new 'predictive' control strategy, Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO 2
significantly improves out-of-the-corner power control; Ducati Quick Shift
up/down (DQS) EVO 2, instead, shortens up-shift times, allowing sportier
high-rev gear shifts (over 10,000 rpm) and boosting shift stability during
aggressive acceleration and cornering. The bike also features
specially-developed Ride by Wire system mappings with several different torque
delivery control logics.
Powering the Panigale V4 is the 1,103 cc
Desmosedici Stradale: a MotoGP-derived 90° V4 with Desmodromic timing, a
one-of-a-kind engine with a counter-rotating crankshaft and Twin Pulse firing
order. The engine can deliver 214 hp at 13,000 rpm and a torque of 12.6 Kgm at
10,000 rpm, making for extremely satisfying road riding.
'star' of the Ducati World Première 2020 was the new Streetfighter V4, the
super-naked long awaited by enthusiasts worldwide and a prime candidate for the
title of “best looking bike of EICMA 2019”.
foundation of the Steetfighter V4 is a Panigale V4 stripped of its fairings and
equipped with high, wide handlebars. Weighing 178 kg, it is powered by a 1103
cc Desmosedici Stradale engine, its 208 hp kept under control by biplane
aerofoils and a latest-generation electronics package: a combination of factors
and modifications that Ducati calls the "Fight Formula". The result
is an over-the-top naked Ducati, modern and technological, with an assertively
eye-catching design. A bike that does nothing to hide its segment-leading
performance, but which also ensures practicality and full-on fun during
minimalist full-LED headlight with its V-shaped DRL captures the spirit of the
Streetfighter V4 perfectly. On the one hand, it recalls the front of the
Panigale V4 and, on the other, evokes the crazy grin of the Joker (the comic
strip character from which the Ducati Style Center drew inspiration for this
new Bologna-built naked).
the Streetfighter V4, the Front Frame and Desmosedici Stradale engine take
centre-stage. Only partially screened by superstructures that have been cut to
a bare minimum, their sharp lines create a clean, essential whole.
powerful design demands a powerful engine, and the 1103 cc 208 hp Desmosedici
Stradale fits the bill: for a naked, it packs an impressive punch, yet
dedicated engine mapping lets the rider control the power with confidence. The
engine - combined with a kerb weight of 178 kg (“S” version) - boosts the
power/weight ratio to an impressive 1.17. Performance can be further improved
by mounting the full-racing Ducati Performance exhaust by Akrapovic, which
raises power to 220 hp and reduces weight by 6 kg.
feisty performance of this bike is stabilised by sophisticated electronics
lifted directly from the Panigale V4 and the 'biplane' aerofoils developed by
Ducati Corse aerodynamicists. Brought forward to maximise their effect, the
aerofoils generate 28 kg of downforce at 270 kph, attenuating front wheel
'floating' at high speed and the tendency to wheel-up. They also boost
stability during braking at the turn-in point and through the corner. On the
road, this dynamic behaviour instils confidence. On the track, instead, it
boosts performance by limiting electronic control intervention and allowing
latest-generation electronics package on the Streetfighter V4 is based on a
6-axis inertial measurement platform which instantly detects the bike's roll,
yaw and pitch angles. The electronics oversee every part of the ride: some
controls manage start, acceleration and braking, others handle traction, while
some lend a helping hand on corners and out-of-the-corner stretches. Safety,
performance, and bags of personality: the new Ducati Streetfighter V4 has