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

Panigale V4 S Corse

The new livery on the Panigale V4 S Corse aroused enthusiastic interest. Created using official Ducati MotoGP team colours, it mirrors the special version with the exact same colour scheme that Michele Pirro rode to victory in the Race of Champions at WDW2018. That bike and the other 11 variants that competed in the race were won by twelve lucky enthusiasts in a global auction that attracted record-breaking bids.

Nevertheless, the undisputed star of the Ducati World Première 2019 – and aspiring candidate for the title of ‘best-looking bike of EICMA2018’ – was the Panigale V4 R.

Compared to previous R versions, the Panigale V4 R is now even more specialised and bristles with technology taken directly from MotoGP. The modifications extend far beyond the engine and suspension set-up: they also include the fairing, designed and developed by Ducati Corse in close collaboration with the Ducati Style Centre to improve aerodynamic efficiency. The new fairing also incorporates the aerofoil appendages developed for the MotoGP prototypes. Made of carbon fibre, they increase stability throughout the ride, to allow for reduced reliance on electronic controls, boosting confidence for the pinnacle of rider performance

The Panigale V4 R is, to all intents and purposes, a road-legal WSBK category competition bike and constitutes the technical foundation for the official Ducati Superbikes that will compete in the World Championship as from the 2019 season.

Panigale V4 R

The Desmosedici Stradale 1103 cm3 engine has been replaced with the 998 cm3 Desmosedici Stradale R to comply with displacement limits set by WSBK rules. Unlike the larger V4 – designed to provide fluid power delivery and excellent low-rev pulling power for optimal road use – the 998 cm3 Desmosedici Stradale R offers more extreme performance as power delivery has been designed with the track in mind. Moreover, it’s characterised by lighter internal components (which reduce overall bike weight by 2 kg compared to the Panigale V4S, bringing kerb weight down to just 193 kg). Greater air intake efficiency allows faster engine ‘rev-up’ and shifts the rpm red zone higher to ensure improved acceleration. The result is 221 hp (162 kW) of power at 15,250 rpm (EU homologation values), 2,250 rpm higher than the point of peak power on the 1103 cm3 V4. These impressive figures can be taken even higher by fitting the full-racing Ducati Performance exhaust by Akrapovič, which boosts maximum power to 234 hp (172 kW) at 15,500 rpm. In short: the most powerful Ducati factory motorcycle ever!

Solid and successful – with dream bikes of unparalleled design and eye-catching accessories and apparel that faithfully reflect their style and originality – Ducati looks forward to welcoming the public to the 76th edition of EICMA (Hall 15 Stand N06) and continuing the pivotal role this iconic brand plays in the international motorcycle industry.

Ducati Model Year 2019
New Models

1.    Panigale V4 R *

2.    Diavel 1260 / S *

3.    Hypermotard 950 / SP *

4.    Multistrada 1260 Enduro

5.    Multistrada 950 / S

6.    Scrambler Icon

7.    Scrambler Full Throttle

8.    Scrambler Desert Sled

9.    Scrambler Café Racer

* Completely new bikes

New Versions

1.    Monster 821 stealth

2.    Monster 25th Anniversary

3.    Panigale V4 S Corse

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  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.


    • 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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