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New 2019 Models from Ducati Unveiled in Milan, Including Hypermotard 950, Diavel 1260 and Panigale V4R

At the EICMA show in Milan this evening, Ducati unveiled several new, or revised, 2019 models. Among the entirely new bikes are the Hypermotard 950 and 950 SP, the Diavel 1260 and 1260 S, and the superbike homoligation Panigale V4 R.

Among revised versions of existing models, are the Monster 821 Stealth, the Multistrada 950 S and the Panigale V4 S Corse.

Here is the Ducati press release and related photos.  Expect more detail on some of these models on MD later.

  •  Ducati presents the 2019 range in Milan: nine bikes, including three completely new motorcycles, new versions and a first-time enduro e-mtb
  • The three all-new motorcycles unveiled by Ducati in the run up to EICMA 2018 were: Panigale V4 R, Diavel 1260 and Hypermotard 950
  • Streamed worldwide and broadcast live on SKY, the Ducati World Première 2019 was followed by hundreds of thousands of people

Milan, 4 November 2018 – The Bologna-based motorcycle manufacturer has just presented – from a spectacular stage – the bikes that will soon enthral visitors at EICMA 2018 (Milan-Rho Trade Fair, 8 – 11 November).

The Ducati World Première 2019 was the final act of the Global Dealer Conference, an event uniting key Ducati dealers – about a thousand people – representing 734 dealers in 91 countries. Streamed worldwide on the internet, the event was held on the evening of Sunday 4 November at Milan’s Linear Ciak theatre. Claudio Domenicali, CEO of Ducati Motor Holding, unveiled the new 2019 range personally, illustrating company goals and celebrating a thrilling 2018 race season.

“Ducati has achieved a striking degree of maturity”, stated Claudio Domenicali on opening the Ducati World Premiere 2019. “It is a global flag bearer of some of the best aspects of Made in Italy excellence. Based on core values of Style, Sophistication and Performance, our company now offers a range as broad as it is state-of-the-art. This year sees the first major overhaul of the entire Scrambler range since its inception, plus a complete renewal of the Diavel and Hypermotard, two bikes that are firm favourites with Ducatisti. Today, safety and rider-friendliness have hit new heights, yet the brand’s sporting soul is as evident as it has ever been. The Panigale V4 R, in fact, is the most powerful factory motorcycle ever built by Ducati. We’re also delighted with our on-line presence, an area that has enjoyed excellent growth, thus confirming the extraordinary appeal of the entire Ducati product range.”

To get the show under way, the bikes already presented ahead of the Milan fair were illustrated: the new Ducati Scrambler range, with 4 new motorcycles spanning from the Icon version to the more distinctive Cafè Racer, Full Throttle and Desert Sled, and the Multistrada 1260 Enduro.

The new Ducati e-mountainbike, the MIG-RR, also played a major role in the presentation and will have its own special area on the Ducati stand at EICMA 2018.

Monster 821 Stealth

Ahead of the unveiling of the all-new motorcycles, the Première also saw presentations of the new versions that will join the 2019 range. These include the Monster 25th Anniversary, first seen at WDW2018, and the new Monster 821 stealth that features matt black livery and red graphics, quick shift system, adjustable fork and nose fairing.

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13 Comments

  1. Fred says:

    No Monster 950. I thought that would be certainty seeing how the Multi 950 is in a Monster Frame. Looks like you can have too many Monsters in your stable.

  2. Dave says:

    “234 hp (172 kW) at 15,500 rpm. In short: the most powerful Ducati factory motorcycle ever!”

    While I have no use for it, this is incredible.

    • GreenMan says:

      Speak for yourself, Dave.

      I’ll be so bored riding this bike that I’ll probably have to turbo it to prevent myself from falling asleep.

      Or perhaps swap the piddly motor with a turbine.

      But with that being said; it’s gonna be a great starter bike for my 16 Y/O nephew. But of course; he will grow out of it in a few months (If not weeks)…

      Gonna have to turbo his ride too, I guess.

      /s

    • mickey says:

      and just like that the new Aprilia is yesterday’s news lol

  3. Jay says:

    Excellent effort and respect to the engineers and I understand the times and the market is ever changing but in my opinion only a mother would love their children in this guise and in another planet tank seams are a problem ??

  4. Reginald Van Blunt says:

    Wonderfull range of fancy bikes, Panigale so smooth looking at ease with natural air flow, BUT wouldn’t it be grand if they brought back the 450 Desmo without the rusty side cover bolts ? Now that would be a compleat range of red.

  5. Rhinestone Kawboy says:

    I have yet to like any flat black painted bike… until now. Whoever designed the Monster 821 Stealth deserves a BIG raise, that bike is gorgeous and the first flat black I would EVER consider. Ducati designers are really putting out some great looking bikes lately!

    • bmbktmracer says:

      I completely agree with you. They added just enough color to set it off. This is probably the first water-cooled Monster that does it for me.

    • Uncle Stashu says:

      Seconded…..that thing is purty!

    • joe b says:

      I agree. It took me a while to notice, its not really flat black. Its more Satin black, and the engine and swingarm, are dark silver, forks silver, and like the new Katana much of it is gloss black. Mixing up the different finishes of black, not having everything all the same black finish, for some reason breaks it up, gives is some depth. This could be done to other models…

  6. ApriliaRST says:

    Wow, what a beautiful range of bikes. I guess Ducati is to red as KTM is to orange.

  7. Pacer says:

    Ducati has done a good job with their evolution. They have offerings in many segments, yet never let go of their halo bike. I doubt the Panigale makes much money, but does give the rest of the line credibility.

  8. Artem says:

    I was thinking about Laverda

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