A quick look at all the exciting motorcycles from Ducati at EICMA show.
The 2016 EICMA show is currently underway, and as you might already know, every hour or two hot new motorcycles are being revealed at the event. Ducati is also going all guns blazing at the show as it has unveiled a range of new motorcycles at EICMA this year. While all of them look pretty exciting, some are borderline bonkers. So, let’s take a quick look at what’s on Ducati’s stall at EICMA.
Ducati 1299 Superleggera
This one is undoubtedly the centerpiece of the Ducati stall at EICMA. In fact, you can also call this motorcycle the show-stopper of the event for this year. And that’s because it’s a scintillating piece of engineering, this Ducati 1299 Superleggera. It js based on the regular 1299 Panigale, but underneath it’s a completely different animal. First off, its highlights – the 1299 Superleggera is the first production motorcycle that features a carbon fibre frame, swingarm, subframe, wheels and bodywork – all of which make it weigh just 156kg (dry). Next up is its 1,285 L-Twin Superquadaro engine that develops a staggering 215bhp, making it the most powerful production twin engine ever! But all of this comes at a price – a whopping $89,000 (approximately Rs 59 lakh). And even if you have that kind of money to spend on this exotic motorcycle, you’ve to be quick to get one since only 500 units will be made.
Meet the all-new Multistrada 950. As its name suggests, it’s a smaller capacity version of Ducati’s flagship adventure-sports Multistrada 1200 range. The Multistrada 950 is powered by a 937cc liquid-cooled Testastretta L-twin engine that develops 113bhp and 96Nm of peak torque. The motorcycle gets a number of electronic aids including four riding modes (Touring, Sport, Urban and Enduro), Ducati Safety Pack comprising Bosch 9.1 MP ABS with 3-level adjustment and 8-level Ducati Traction Control, and a lot more. The Ducati Multistrada 950 will be available in two variants – Standard & Touring Pack. Given the market positioning of the new small capacity Multistrada, there’s a strong possibility of it being sold in India in the near future.
Scrambler Café Racer & Desert Sled
Scrambler Cafe Racer
Ducati took the 2016 EICMA as the opportunity to add two new models to its popular Scrambler range. The first of the two is the Scrambler Café Racer which is styled on a retro-modern theme of a classic café racer. Design highlights include racer-styled humped seat, a small front fender and 17-inch gold alloy wheels. It’s powered by an 803cc L-Twin air-cooled engine that delivers 74bhp and 68Nm of torque.
Scrambler Desert Sled
The Scrambler Desert Sled is the replacement for the Urban Enduro. As can be seen in the images, the Desert Sled is tweaked to do a fair amount of off-roading, meaning its suspension has more travel, the wheelbase has been increased, the handlebar is wide and the tubular frame has been further reinforced. It also gets spoke wheels (19-inch front and 17-inch rear) and meatier rubber. Its powertrain is the same aforementioned 803cc L-Twin engine.