Thursday, November 10, 2016

Ducati World Première 2017 1299 Superleggera Panigale, New Ducati Supersport, New Monsters

read the whole story: Two new Monsters (797 and 1200), an exceptional Multistrada 950 and the exclusive 1299 Superleggera, alongside two original Ducati Scramblers, the Desert Sled and the Cafe Racer: six great new Ducati models to be unveiled at EICMA

Taking centre-stage at the Ducati World Première 2017 were the new motorcycles that complete and extend the Ducati range for 2017. Of the eight new motorcycles set to join Model Year 2017, no less than six were unveiled on the eve of EICMA (preceded by the SuperSport, already successfully presented at INTERMOT 2016, the international fair held in Cologne last 3 - 9 October). The eighth and last new bike, instead, will arrive in January 2017. During the Ducati World Première Claudio Domenicali announced a new deal with renowned clothing brand Diesel which - following the success of the Monster Diesel presented in 2013 - will see the arrival of a Diavel Diesel, a new, unique interpretation of this mutually rewarding partnership.

There's only one motorcyle that's instantly recognisable without having to check what's written on the tank: the Monster. Much more than a bike, it's an icon that, for an incredible twenty-four years, has defined both a segment and an original “made in Ducati” motorcycling philosophy. For 2017 the Monster family is being renewed and extended with the arrival of the new 1200 and a fresh 797. The Monster 1200 is packed with new design and content, but retains that pure Monster essence. Shaping, silhouettes, fuel tank and headlight are faithful to the lines of the motorcycle that came out in 1993. Available also as a higher-performance S version, the Monster 1200 has a sleeker tank, a fully redesigned sports-style tail, an all-new, technologically advanced headlight and a first-rate electronics package derived from the one on the 1299 Panigale.
Sporty, compact, essential yet incredibly stylish and up to date, the Monster 797 embodies all the allure of the Monster and represents the gateway to the Ducati world. Everything on the Monster 797 recalls the iconic '90s bike but with cutting-edge modernity: from tank to Trellis frame, from air-cooled L-twin engine to the round headlight.

Another major new unveiling at the Ducati World Première 2017 regards the new Multistrada 950, the Bologna-based bike manufacturer's smallest “multibike”, designed to provide all the excitement of the Multistrada in a more accessible, versatile way. Designed to put great performance within everyone's grasp, the Multistrada 950 is for those who want to get in some touring (and perhaps enjoy the company of a passenger) and those who want an agile fun bike that's ideal for everyday use.

Ducati Scrambler will be at EICMA with two great new bikes, further extending the range of the new Ducati brand. The first is the Ducati Scrambler Cafe Racer, an interpretation of the legendary '60s bikes that triggered a motorcycling revolution. Free spirit and style: with its "Black Coffee" colour scheme, the Ducati Scrambler Cafe Racer takes us from the 1960s all the way to today's Land of Joy. With 17'' wheels and “racer” handlebars, the bike has also been given a complete rear-end re-design in pure Cafe Racer style.