Ducati India has announced the list of motorcycles that would reach our shores in 2022. The Indian arm of the Italian manufacturer has confirmed several models for our market, although it has remained tight-lipped about the launch timeline. Here's the complete list of upcoming Ducati motorcycles that would be launched in India in 2022. Do note that the list is in the order of the photographs seen on the company's Instagram profile. The launch sequence could vary from this.
On the top of the list is the Pikes Peak variant of the new Multistrada V4 series. Unlike the other variants of the Multistrada V4 series, the Pikes Peak features a 17-inch wheel setup on both ends. The sporty version of Ducati's flagship adventure tourer also gets a dedicated livery, a shorter windscreen, and a single-sided swingarm. The motorcycle also features revisions to the chassis and ergonomics that are sportier than the standard models.
Meanwhile, the mechanical specifications are similar to the standard model and the Multistrada V4 Pikes Peak retains the 1,158cc, 90-degree-V4 cylinder, liquid-cooled engine. Linked to a six-speed gearbox, the motor makes 167.6bhp at 10,500rpm and 125Nm of peak torque at 8,750rpm.
The Multistrada family will also witness the arrival of the new Multistrada V2 S that will replace the existing Multistrada 950 S. This new model from the Italian manufacturer uses the same 937cc Testastretta, twin-cylinder engine as the Multistrada 950. The maximum power output of 111.5bhp, too, is similar to the outgoing version. However, the peak torque has increased from 94Nm to 96Nm on the V2.
The design remains similar to the Multistrada 950 S, and the new Multistrada V2 S continue to feature a twin-pod headlight, a tall windscreen, a semi fairing, a step-up seat, a side-slung exhaust, and 19-inch front and 17-inch rear alloy wheels. The feature list comprises an LED headlight, an LED taillight, a digital instrument cluster, and a comprehensive electronics package.
Scrambler 1100 Tribute Pro
The year 2021 marked the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the air-cooled twin-cylinder engine on a Ducati. To celebrate the occasion, Ducati announced the Scrambler 1100 Tribute Pro edition. This new variant, which pays homage to the history of the engine, features the “Giallo Ocra” livery. The Italian brand used the colour on the twin-cylinder 450 Desmo Mono and 750 Sport of 1972. The styling cues on the motorcycle include a round headlight at the front, a body-coloured front fender, a single-piece saddle, twin-pod exhaust, and black spoked wheels.
The mechanical specifications on the Scrambler 1100 Tribute Pro include a 1,079cc, L-twin, air-cooled engine that makes 84.4bhp of power at 7,500rpm and 88Nm of peak torque at 4,750rpm. The motor is linked to a six-speed gearbox.
Scrambler Urban Motard
The new Scrambler Urban Motard is the latest member of the middleweight Scrambler series. The motorcycle features a contemporary design that comprises graffiti-style graphics and a dual-tone paint theme. The styling cues on the motorcycle comprise a round headlight at the front, a tall front fender, spoke wheels, a flat seat, a side numberplate design, and a side-slung exhaust. The motorcycle uses an 803cc, L-twin, air-cooled motor that is linked to a six-speed gearbox and produces 71.8bhp at 8,250rpm and 66.2Nm of peak torque at 5,750rpm.
The new Streetfighter V2 is the lower-displacement version of the Streetfighter V4. The motorcycle draws styling cues from its bigger sibling and packs design elements such as a V-shaped LED DRL, a muscular fuel tank, silver-coloured radiator shrouds, a sporty engine cowl, a step-up saddle, a single-sided swingarm, and an underbelly exhaust setup. The Streetfighter V2 uses a Euro5-compliant 955cc, twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that makes 150.9bhp of power at 10,750rpm and a peak torque output of 101.4Nm at 9,000rpm.
The Streetfigher V4 SP is a higher-spec version of the standard Streetfighter V4 series that benefits from several upgrades. This variant of the naked roadster range gets BST carbon fibre wheels, Brembo Stylema R callipers, a dry STM slipper clutch, and Ohlins SMART 2.0 EC suspension. The SP variant also benefits from the unique Winter Test livery that includes black paint and an aluminium-finished fuel tank with red highlights. It continues with the 1103cc Demosedici Stradale V4 engine with a claimed 208bhp and 122Nm of peak torque.
Ducati has already introduced the 2022 Panigale V4 in select international markets. The latest iteration of the company’s flagship supersport model features a few styling tweaks over the old motorcycle. The winglets on the new model are now compact and thinner than before. Ducati claims that the new, relatively smaller winglets deliver 37kg of downforce at 300kmph. Ducati has also revised the ergonomics on the 2022 model to improve the control of the bike during track sessions.
The 2022 model benefits from performance upgrades as well and the 1,103cc, four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, Desmosedici Stradale engine now makes 212.5bhp at 13,000rpm and 123.6Nm of peak torque at 9,500rpm. The six-speed gearbox has been updated too, and the updated transmission provides for lengthening of the ratio for the first, second, and sixth gears.
The Ducati Panigale V2 Bayliss 1st Championship 20th Anniversary edition, which is based on the standard Panigale V2, will be produced in limited numbers. The motorcycle is already available in the US market where it is priced at USD 21,000 (Rs 15.66 lakh). The Bayliss edition retains the design of the standard Panigale V2 and features a twin-pod headlight, fairing-mounted mirrors, a full-fairing, and a single-sided swingarm. This limited-edition features a dedicated livery that comprises green and white coloured graphics all across its body.
The mechanical specifications are identical to the standard Panigale V2, and this special edition motorcycle uses the same 955cc, L-twin, liquid-cooled motor that delivers 152.9bhp of power at 10,750rpm and 104Nm of peak torque at 9,000rpm. The engine is linked to a six-speed gearbox.
The new DesertX will compete in the middleweight segment of the Indian market. The motorcycle draws styling cues from the concept motorcycle that was revealed in 2019 and it features a twin-pod headlight, a tall windscreen, a semi-fairing design, a 21-litre fuel tank, split-style seats, a side-slung exhaust, bash plate, and tubeless-tyre compatible wire-spoke wheels. Unlike the Multistrada range, the new DesertX uses a 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wheel combination. The cross-spoke wheels are wrapped in Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR tubeless tyres.
The mechanical specifications include a 937cc, L-Twin, liquid-cooled engine that the DesertX shares with the new Monster and Multistrada V2. Linked to a six-speed gearbox, the motor is tuned to produce 110bhp of power at 9,250rpm and 92Nm of peak torque at 6,500rpm.