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

Multistrada 950 S

Another exciting 2019 bike is the new Multistrada 950 S . A major upgrade of the smallest Ducati ‘multibike’, this latest Multistrada features cutting-edge technology to boost safety and riding enjoyment: electronic Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS), Ducati Quick Shift up & down (DQS), full-LED headlight, 5″ colour TFT display, Hands Free system, Cruise Control and backlit switchgear controls. From a styling viewpoint, the new Multistrada 950 inherits the side ‘wings’ from its bigger 1260 counterpart, making the front even cleaner and more streamlined. It also features hydraulic control and, above all, Bosch ABS Cornering, which increases active safety.

The first of the all-new motorcycles in the Ducati 2019 range is the Hypermotard 950 , now racier, more adrenalin-packed and rider-friendly. The Ducati ‘fun bike’ par excellence has been given a full-blown makeover: the new look takes its cue from the supermotard race world, the completely overhauled ergonomics ramps up the fun and riders can now count on an ultra-advanced chassis set-up and electronics package.

A full 4 kg lighter than the previous model, the new Hypermotard 950 mounts a renewed 937 cm³ Testastretta 11° engine with a more muscular 114 hp, combining greater pulling power with new electronics to ensure smoother control.

Hypermotard 950

The Hypermotard 950 electronics package includes Bosch Cornering ABS with the Slide by Brake function, Ducati Traction Control EVO (DTC EVO), Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO and Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) Up and Down EVO (as standard on the 950 SP version and available as an accessory on the 950).

Now even higher-performing and with racing overtones, the Hypermotard 950 SP features a flat seat, increased-travel Öhlins suspension to ensure an acuter lean angle (+3°), Marchesini forged wheels and Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) Up and Down EVO.

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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