2019 Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro
The Multistrada just got even more capable. Ducati has added some capability to its flagship model by throwing in its Enduro series. While the smaller 1200 opened the door to a more versatile trim of the Multistrada, the Enduro version has now evolved to become a 1260.
What this means is that the 1260 is now more powerful thanks to a longer piston stroke and thanks to Ducati’s Desmodromic Valve Timing (DVT), it also produces more power at lower rpm. The new engine is teamed up with an equally new quick shift transmission that eliminates the need to pull the clutch for gear changes. A new Inertial Measurement Unit manages all the fancy technologies found onboard including wheelie control, electronic speed control, and ABS.
The bike’s updated look also bring improve ergonomics to the ride as well as a lower gravity center. Four riding modes allow the adventurer in the saddle to personalize the bike’s behavior.
2019 Ducati Diavel 1260
The quirky-looking receives a few changes of its own. The design evolves on the model’s signature silhouette, adding a few minor tweak to keep the lines modern. New for 2019, the Diavel gets a new saddle profile, new exhaust tips pointing backwards rather than outwards, a new air intake integrated to the gas tank, trellis frame, as well as an updated chassis.
Also new is the addition of the DVT system that optimizes the output in a wider range of revolutions. The S variant of the model adds Öhlins suspension, quick shift transmission, as well as a performance braking system.
2019 Ducati Hypermotard 950
The Hypermotard also gains in power for 2019. The 939 mill has been upgraded to a 950. The 937 cc Testastretta block remains the same, but power has been boosted to 114 horsepower. The model has also lost 10 lb in the process. The look of the bike has been slightly altered, the most noticeable change being the relocation of the double exhaust tail pipe under the seat.
The 2019 Hypermotard also receives a flight of techs including Bosch Cornering ABS, Traction Control EVO, Wheel Control EVO, and Quick Shift transmission. The SP variant adds Öhlins suspension, Marchesini forged wheels, as well standard Quick Shift Up and Down EVO transmission to the list of features.
2019 Ducati Panigale V4 R
You never stop learning, especially not when you have to face some stiff competition on the MotoGP track. For the new model-year, Ducati has injected even more track-ready DNA into the Panigale V4 R which results in a lighter, more performant bike. The V4 engine got downgraded from the 1,203 mill to the 998 Desmosedici Stradale R which improves the performance, but also helps reduce the weight.
The superbike receives a new fairing now complete with carbon fiber airfoils meant to improve its aerodynamics and its stability. An Akrapovič can be fitted to increase the output from 221 hp to 234.
2019 Ducati Scrambler Quatuor
No less than four new variations of the Scrambler have launched this year. Ducati’s little retro off-roader has just become even more versatile with an edition that’s sure to please everyone.
The Scrambler Icon was an existing version of the Scrambler that received some thorough upgrades for next year. It receives a new, modified gas tank and sidecovers, machined wheels, and silver/grey accents. It also gets its share of of techs like the rest of the family including self-cancelling blinker, Bosch Cornering ABS system, improved suspension, hydraulic clutch, and much more.
At Intermot, the brand also launched three fun Scramblers built around the same 803-cc engine as the Icon, but with different looks: there’s flat-track inspired Full Throttle, the classic-looking Café Racer, and the off-roading master Desert Sled.
Ducati has worked on three special-edition models coming in 2019 to treat the true enthusiasts. The Monster 1200 25th Anniversario is a celebration of the model’s 25 years on the market in green, white, and red. Only 500 unites of the Anniversario will be produce; a nice way to highlight one of the brand’s most famous models’ birthday. Dress in an Italian flag livery complete with a branded leather saddle, and carbon fiber components, this is your chance to show how much of a Ducatista you really are.
The Monster 821 Stealth is a vision in black, silver, and red. The last surviving model to sport Ducati’s 821 engine is getting a special treatment with a blacked out look with grey and red accents. The special edition is fitted with a Kayaba adjustable fork as well as Ducati’s new quick shift gear change. The model has also received some minor aesthetic updates. Some speculate that this could go on to be the last 821.
Last but not least is the special edition Panigale V4 S Corse, painted in a MotoGP blue, grey, and red livery with an Alacantra seat. That’s all this special edition, inspired by Michele Pirro’s victory at the World Ducati Week’s Race of Champions, is offering: a humble, victory-inspired paint job.