Ducati recently revealed its line-up for 2019 at the World Premiere event. While some motorcycles get incremental updates, the others receive a major overhaul. Here’s all you need to know about the 2019 model range from the Italian manufacturer.
The Panigale V4R is the homologated version of its WSBK sibling, the V4RS. It also looks far more menacing than the standard Panigale V4 thanks to the gills on the fairing and carbon fibre winglets. Underneath its skin the V4R uses a 998cc, V4 engine that produces 217bhp at 15,250rpm. Add the optional Akrapovic exhaust system and the bike puts out a whopping 230bhp at 15,500rpm. Ducati has also equipped the motorcycle with an updated Ohlins suspension setup and electronics package.
The Italian manufacturer has given the Diavel a complete overhaul for 2019. While the bike retains the muscular charisma of its predecessor, Diavel 1260 is beefier and more aggressive. And aggressiveness is not limited only to its attire as the bike now gets a bigger 1262cc, L-Twin engine that puts out 157bhp and 129Nm of torque. It gets a variety of electronic aids such as wheelie, traction and cruise control, ride modes and cornering ABS. There’s also an ‘S’ model which gets higher-spec Ohlins suspension and Brembo brake setup.
The 2019 Hypermotard 950 gets subtle cosmetic changes like the revised fairing, LED DRLs and twin underseat exhaust system. It continues to be powered by a 937cc, L-Twin motor. However, this unit is 1.5kg lighter and produces 4bhp more, taking the total output to 114bhp and 96Nm. Ducati has also revised the riding and seating ergonomics on the bike for better movement. It is also available in a performance focused ‘SP’ version which sports the Ducati Quick Shift system, Marchesini forged wheels and a few other carbon fibre components.
The Multistrada 950 has followed its bigger sibling, the Multistrada 1260’s footsteps into 2019. It sports a revised fairing design similar to the latter along with a full-LED headlamp and cornering lamps. The 2019 Multistrada also gets a 5-inch TFT instrument display that replaces the LCD dash on the previous model. It is offered in an ‘S’ variant which gets the Ducati Skyhook Suspension and optional spoke wheels. The Multistrada 950 continues with the 937cc, L-Twin motor and six-speed gearbox. However, the S version gets the Ducati Quick Shift system as standard.
The Monster 821 Stealth is based on the standard 821 although with a new black white and red paint scheme. Furthermore, it also gets a fly screen to differentiate it from the standard bike. Ducati has equipped the motorcycle with fully-adjustable front forks and the Ducati Quick Shift system. There are no changes to the bike’s mechanicals and it continues to use a 821cc, L-Twin that produces 109bhp and 86Nm of torque.
The Italian manufacturer also updated its 803cc, L-Twin powered Scrambler range which includes the Icon, Café Racer, Desert Sled and Full Throttle. The 2019 Scrambler Full Throttle gets a black and yellow paint scheme while the Scrambler Café Racer sports a silver and blue colour. The Café Racer rides on 17-inch spoke wheels in place of the alloy wheels on its predecessor. Meanwhile, the Scrambler Desert Sled gets a new red frame and spoke wheels with black rims. All the motorcycles get a blacked-out engine and drivetrain along with redesigned seats and LED lighting for the headlamp and tail lamp. The LCD instrument cluster now displays gear position, fuel gauge, and Ducati’s Multimedia system with optional Bluetooth connectivity.
The 1260 Enduro is essentially based on the Multistrada 1260, however in a more off-road focused avatar. It sports knuckle guards, an engine guard and rides on spoke wheels which are lighter than the ones on the previous version. These 19-inch front and 17-inch rear wheels are wrapped in Pirelli Scorpion II tyres. The Multistrada 1260 Enduro is powered by a 1262cc, L-twin engine that produces 153bhp and 129Nm of torque. It is mated to a six-speed gearbox and the Ducati Quick Shift (DQS). It also gets cornering ABS, traction control, wheelie control and hill-start control and a 5-inch TFT screen.
The MIG-RR is Ducati’s first e-bike built in collaboration with Thok Ebikes. The bike is powered by a Shimano Steps E8000 motor with a 504Wh battery located at the lower tube of the frame to lower the centre of gravity. It also sports Mavic wheels and a suspension setup sourced from Fox. Braking is done by a Shimano Saint setup while gearing is taken care of by a 11-speed Shimano XT set.