Series production of the SuperSport 950 has officially begun at the Ducati factory in Borgo Panigale, Italy.
Presented during the 2021 Ducati World Première, the SuperSport 950 is a motorcycle capable of combining sportiness with everyday road use and is the perfect choice for anyone wishing to approach the world of Borgo Panigale sports bikes.
The new model has been revised in design and features better electronics and equipment, as well as becoming compliant with Euro 5 anti-pollution legislation.
The aesthetic link between the SuperSport 950 and the Panigale V4 is even more accentuated in this new version. The full-LED headlamp equipped with DRL immediately recalls the sharp light signature of the Panigale V4, while the fairings have been specially redesigned to highlight the sportiness of the bike and the fluidity of its forms.
Among the key features on the SuperSport 950 includes a single-sided swingarm, and the trellis frame fixed to the engine that acts as a stressed/load-bearing element to reduce weight and bulk and a dry weight of 184 kg.
The electronic package on the other hand, consists of ABS Cornering, traction control, wheelie control, electronic gearbox, and Riding Modes functionality (Sport, Touring, Urban).
Thanks to the updates introduced, the SuperSport 950 is now more comfortable. The seat has new padding and a flatter shape that together offer better comfort and greater freedom of longitudinal movement, as well as allowing maximum control for the rider and plenty of room for the passenger.
The height of the handlebars allows you to assume a sporty riding position without putting too much strain on your wrists, while the footrests are positioned so as not to fatigue the knees.
To improve the riding experience, both in town and out of town or on the track, also the standard version of the SuperSport 950 is equipped with the Quick Shift Up & Down.
The new clutch control is now hydraulic, and the lever can be adjusted in distance from the handlebar, while the gearbox has been modified to facilitate the engagement of neutral when the bike is stationary and to ensure precise gear engagement.
The instrumentation of the SuperSport 950 family includes a new 4.3” full-TFT display. The graphics are characterized by a large round rev counter that shows the gear engaged in the centre and allows you to keep the most important information under control during sporty riding.
The interface, inspired by that of the Panigale family, makes it easy to navigate the menu, adjust the settings and allows for more immediate identification of the selected Riding Mode.
The twin-cylinder Ducati Testastretta engine complies with Euro 5 homologation, maintaining maximum power and torque values of 110 hp at 9,000 rpm and 93 Nm at 6,500 rpm respectively.
The very fluid torque delivery makes the SuperSport 950 a bike capable of giving fun to experienced riders, but at the same time it is not intimidating for novice motorcyclists, making it the perfect choice for those wishing to enter the world of Borgo Panigale sports bikes.
The new SuperSport 950 is available in “Ducati Red” colour, while the S version is on sale in “Ducati Red” and “Arctic White Silk” and is enriched by sportier fully-adjustable Öhlins suspension with dedicated set-up and passenger seat cover.
The Ducati Monster has reached a very significant milestone in its history with the recent delivery of the 350,000th model to the owner by the boss man himself.
The aforementioned model, which is a Monster 1200 S “Black on Black”, was personally delivered to its owner Francois Yves Hervé De Rose, by Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali and the Director of the Ducati Design Center Andrea Ferraresi.
De Rose, who ordered the Monster 1200 S from the Ducati dealer in Milan, was invited to Borgo Panigale for the occasion. The bike was personalized with a plate bearing the number 350,000 and was delivered to the owner accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Claudio Domenicali and a sketch of the Monster signed by the designer Angelo Amato.
The Monster is the biggest selling Ducati model of all time, as well as the longest-serving motorcycle in the range. Its legend was created in 1992 when the company had the intuition of putting on the road a Ducati with a Superbike chassis stripped of the fairings and all elements not strictly necessary.
With the launch of the M900 model, the first Monster ever, Ducati was able to give rise to a new segment of the motorcycle market – the sports naked – creating a bike that has represented a true benchmark for several generations.
Over the course of almost thirty years the Monster has changed, improved and evolved from a technical and aesthetic point of view, but without ever losing sight of its main goal – to be a fun-to-ride bike for motorcyclists from all over the world and inspire new generations of enthusiasts.
History of the Monster
From the legendary Monster 600, which opened the Ducati world to many young motorcyclists, to the second generation with the 696 and 1100 models, passing through the 4-valve versions, up to the most recent 797, 821 and 1200, Monster represents an extraordinary success for the brand and for the Ducati company.
On 2 December 2020, the Borgo Panigale manufacturer presented the new generation of the Monster to the public, which will arrive in dealerships in April 2021. A light and essential bike, inspired by the original recipe from 1992, with a frame derived from the Superbike and a high-performance engine perfect for road use.
Thanks also to the new design, which has evolved in a modern, sporty, elegant and technological direction, the new Monster (also available in a depowered version for A2 license holders) is the ideal choice both for those approaching the world of two wheels for the first time and for the expert rider and is ready to inspire new generations of motorcyclists with brilliant but always easy-to-manage performance, extremely low weight, a nimble and intuitive chassis and a prestigious array of electronic equipment.
While it still has the immediately recognizable traits of the Monster like the fuel tank shaped like a “bison back”, and the “shoulder-embedded” round headlight, the tail now looks sharper and cleaner, resulting in a much more modern looking Monster than before.
The main highlight of the new 2021 Ducati Monster is the fact that it is 18kg lighter than the outgoing Monster 821. Weighing 166 kg dry, the new Monster comes with a lighter front frame, lighter swingarm, lighter wheels, as well as a lighter sub-frame.
To ensure maximum manoeuvrability and comfort, the Monster’s steering angle has been increased by 7° to 36°, the handlebar has been brought closer to the rider’s torso by about 7 cm to have a more upright riding position, and the position of the feet has also been changed, where the legs are now less curled up. All this translates into greater riding ease.
The height from the ground of the seat of the new Monster is 820 mm. This, combined with the narrow sides of the bike, allows the rider to put his feet on the ground very easily.
A seat is available as an accessory that reduces the height from the ground to 800 mm, while still maintaining good padding. Also a kit of springs for the suspension can be purchased, which lower the vehicle by reducing the seat height to 775 mm from the ground.
Powering the new Ducati Monster is the Testastretta 11° 937 cc twin cylinder L-shaped engine that produces 111 hp and 9.5 Nm of maximum torque. Thanks to the increased displacement, the torque is improved at all revs, particularly in the medium-low range, most used on the road and between curves.
Paired to the engine is a new gearbox with the Ducati Quick Shift Up / Down feature fitted as standard. Further complementing the powertrain package are features like ABS Cornering, Traction Control and Wheelie Control, Launch Control, three Riding Modes (Sport, Urban, Touring), and a 4.3″ colour TFT dashboard featuring racing graphics that echo those of the Panigale V4, with a large rev counter that shows the indication of the gear inserted.
To allow each Monsterista to make their bike even more unique, sticker kits have been created that enhance the shapes of the Monster and celebrate Ducati’s sportiness. For those wishing to accentuate the style of their Monster in an even more decisive way, cover kits will also be available.
A wide range of Ducati Performance accessories are also available such as the double Termignoni approved silencer with carbon fibre end caps.
The new Monster is available in Ducati Red and Dark Stealth with black wheels, Aviator Grey with GP Red wheels. For those who want the bike with an even sportier image, there is the Plus version in the same colours with an aerodynamic windshield and the cover for the passenger seat as standard.
After all these years, Ducati and Lamborghini have finally decided to join forces, and the result is nothing short of mindblowing. Yes, say hello to the Ducati Diavel 1260 Lamborghini, inspired by the Lamborghini Sian FKP 37.
Limited to just 630 units, the Ducati Diavel 1260 Lamborghini was conceived by transferring the basic components of the Sian’s design to the motorcycle world and redesigning the parts that most characterize the Diavel.
These parts include the lightweight forged wheels, air intakes and radiator covers made of carbon fibre, and superimposed floating elements on the main structure.
The livery of the Diavel 1260 Lamborghini on the other hand, rocks the same paint as the Siàn FKP 37, with the bodywork characterized by the “Gea Green” colour, while the frame, the seat tail and the forged rims are embellished with the use of “Electrum Gold” colour.
There is also a touch of “Ducati Red” colouring on the Brembo M50 radial mount brake calipers.
Other important identifying elements of Lamborghini design are the hexagon and the “Y” motif. This special version of the Diavel pays homage to the former in the shape of the exhaust and the latter thanks to the aesthetic details created on the seat.
In addition to the aforementioned radiator covers and air intakes, the silencer cover, spoiler, central tank cover, seat cover, front and rear mudguards, dashboard cover and headlight frame are also made of carbon.
In case you’re wondering, the “63” on the tank represents the year 1963 when Lamborghini was founded. The “63” also represents the 630 units of the Diavel Lamborghini that will be produced. Every bike will also come with a serial number each.
Owners of the Diavel 1260 Lamborghini can also purchase an exclusive helmet with special graphics coordinated with the bike, designed by the Centro Stile Ducati.
Last but not least, we have the special TFT display in which both brands’ logos and the silhouette of the Diavel Lamborghini will appear upon startup.
Powering the Diavel Lamborghini is the 1262 cc Ducati Testastretta DVT engine with variable timing. This Euro 5 homologated engine is capable of delivering 162 hp and 129 Nm of torque.
After a series of teasers, Ducati has finally unveiled the new Multistrada V4 to the world.
According to Ducati, the fourth generation Multistrada is an even more performing bike now, but still easier to ride. More robust yet lighter, Ducati also claims that the Multistrada is more versatile and comfortable now.
There are three versions of the new Multistrada V4 – the standard V4 which is available in red and represents the version dedicated to those who love the 170 hp engine and 215 kg of weight, followed by the V4 S which is available in “Aviator Grey”, alloy wheels, and a new package of configurations that can be ordered directly from the factory (Essential, Travel, Radar, Performance, Full), and last but not least; the Multistrada V4 S Sport, which offers a particularly bold dedicated livery and the standard Performance package with Akrapovič exhaust and carbon front fender.
The biggest highlight of the new Multistrada V4 is that it is the first bike in the world to feature the revolutionary front and rear radar system, which allows the use of Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Blind Spot Detection (BSD).
Featuring a more compact design, the new Multistrada V4 comes with a 22-litre tank, combined with the slim rear that allows an optimal riding position even when standing in off-road sections.
Powering the new Multistrada is Ducati’s V4 Granturismo engine which has a displacement of 1,158 cc and delivers 170 hp, with a maximum torque of 125 Nm.
In addition, adopting this engine allows for a significant lengthening of maintenance intervals: on the Multistrada V4 the oil change is scheduled every 15,000 km, while valve clearance check and eventual adjustment is required every 60,000 km. No bike in production goes that far.
In terms of features, there is a long list which includes ABS Cornering, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC), Ducati Traction Control (DTC), and Cornering Lights (DCL) on the Multistrada V4 S.
Also standard on the Multistrada V4 S is Vehicle Hold Control (VHC), which makes it easy to restart on sloping roads. On the Multistrada V4 S, the inertial platform also communicates continuously with the semi-active Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) control system with Autoleveling function.
The Multistrada V4 is equipped with an aluminium monocoque frame, 19-inch front wheel and double-sided swingarm, capable of accommodating spoked wheels. It has a limited wheelbase (1,567 mm), a sporty front end, suspension with large travel (170 mm front wheel and 180 mm rear wheel), ground clearance of 220 mm and a dry weight of 215 kg.
Further making the ride more comfortable and enjoyable is the newly developed Plexiglas screen with a new shape, adjustable in height with a single finger, associated with two side deflectors.
The shapes of the handguards and the parts most exposed to the air have been studied in detail, as well as the “sound” of the engine, which is refined but always present and with the Ducati tone.
The V4 Granturismo engine also adopts the strategy of deactivating the rear bank at idle. In this way, when the bike is stopped at the traffic lights, the rear bank is deactivated (there is no combustion in the cylinders), thus improving the thermal comfort of the rider and passenger thanks to a lowering of the temperature and reducing the fuel consumption.
Other goodies also include a 6.5-inch TFT screen, In color, with high resolution and perfect visibility in any light condition, which also features a new HMI interface, completely redesigned to be more intuitive, easy to use and pleasant to look at.
The system also incorporates the Ducati Connect system that is compatible with iOs and Android, accessible through smartphone mirroring.
That said, the new Ducati Multistrada V4 will be delivered to the first batch of owners worldwide from the end of this month.
Next Bike Sdn Bhd, the official distributor of Ducati products in Malaysia has unveiled the Ducati Streetfighter V4, and the Scrambler 1100 Pro and 1100 Sport Pro.
Ducati Streetfighter V4 – From RM115,900
A Panigale V4 with stripped off fairings, a high and wide handlebar, 178 kg (dry weight) on the scale, powered by the 1100 cc Desmosedici Stradale delivering 208 hp, aerodynamically enhanced with biplane wings, and finished off with a complete electronics package.
The Streetfighter V4 expresses its intentions perfectly with its minimalist full-LED headlights, and the V-shaped DRL already featured on the Panigale V4.
Its compact headlights are embedded in a meticulously designed dual-layer fairing that incorporates the air-box and LED cooling intakes, while a rear deflector diverts airflow from impacting the tank directly. The bike’s elegant yet aggressive design is complete with a front cover that hides the fixings and wirings of the TFT display.
The Streetfighter V4’s fast, agile mixed-road performance demands maximum stability at high speed and when braking, reduced wheel-up during acceleration and minimized electronic control of the suspension set-up. Thus, Ducati Corse specialists together with the Ducati Style Centre have developed aerodynamic biplane wings for the bike for optimum stability without compromising its performance.
The latest-generation electronics package on the Streetfighter V4 is based on a 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (6D IMU) which instantly detects the bikes’ roll, yaw and pitch angles. The electronics oversee every part of the ride; some controls manage start, acceleration and braking, others handle traction, while some lend a helping hand in corners and out-of-corner stretches.
Alongside the Streetfighter V4, the Streetfighter V4 S was also launched, featuring Marchesini forged wheels and Ohlins electrically controlled suspension (43 mm NIX30 forks and TTX36 monoshock) and steering damper.
The latter also uses the second-generation Ohlins Smart EC 2.0 system which, in addition to making full use of the IMU 6D, provides a more rider-friendly interface.
The Ducati Streetfighter V4 and Streetfighter V4 S products are priced at RM115,900 and RM145,900 respectively.
Ducati Scrambler 1100 PRO & 1100 Sport PRO
The Ducati Scrambler 1100 PRO now features new two-tone “Ocean Drive” colour scheme, combined with a steel Trellis frame and rear aluminium subframe, both finished in black. The aluminium covers are also black.
A new right-side dual tailpipe and low-slung plate holder ensure distinctive rear-end styling and, together with the new livery, give the bike a coiled, compact look.
Another hallmark is the framed headlight; inspired by the protective adhesive tape used back in the ‘70s, a black metal “X” has been incorporated inside the headlight.
The Ducati Scrambler 1100 Sport PRO is the beefiest version in the Scrambler family. It features all the styling details of the PRO, but also unique equipment set with Öhlins suspension, low-slung handlebars and Café Racer rear-view mirrors.
The 1100 Sport PRO also features a Matt Black colour scheme, complemented by side panels sporting a painted 1100 logo.
Both Ducati Scrambler 1100 PRO variants are also at the forefront of electronics. They are equipped with Ducati Traction Control (DTC), regulated specifically for these models, and ABS Cornering, which ensure safety on every bend. The three standard Riding Modes (Active, Journey and City) help even less experienced riders to find the right balance in the use of electronic components by choosing their riding style.
The Ducati Scrambler 1100 PRO and Scrambler 1100 Sport PRO are priced at RM75,900.00 and RM80,900.00 respectively.
To celebrate the launch of the aforementioned bikes, Ducati Malaysia is also running a Ducati Digital Festival campaign from 1st November – 31st December 2020 which offers great deals including discounts up to 70% on official merchandise, demo bikes clearance sale and special financing packages with the lowest interest rates available.
NZ Wheels Sdn Bhd, an authorised dealer for Mercedes-Benz in Malaysia, is now giving customers a reason to look forward to Double Celebrations with a chance to win a Ducati XDiavel S with any purchase of a selected Mercedes-Benz model during the NZ Wheels Double Celebration campaign.
Running from now to 30th September 2020, the NZ Wheels Double Celebrations campaign offers customers an exciting chance to win a Ducati XDiavel S sport cruiser bike worth RM161,900, on top of the tax exemption recently announced by the government.
To be in the running, every successful booking, purchase and take delivery of selected Mercedes-Benz vehicles at any authorised NZ Wheels Autohaus is entitled to ONE contest entry only.
Participants are required to fill in a contest form with proof of purchase attached to qualify as one entry for the contest. The details of the grand prize winner will be displayed on the NZ Wheels website and social media channels; Instagram and Facebook, 30 days after the contest period. The winners will also be notified directly via telephone and invited to a prize presentation ceremony held at NZ Wheels premises.
Customers can visit the nearest NZ Wheels Autohaus to check out the Mercedes-Benz models on display.
All NZ Wheels Autohauses strictly adhere to the implemented health and safety measures under the Mercedes-Benz Star Shield initiative, a safety protocol for our dealers and customers.
Just a few days after the launch of Lego Technic Ducati Panigale V4 R set, Lego Italia and Ducati have surprised us again, presenting the only model in the world of Borgo Panigale’s Red motorcycle 1:1, built with Lego Technic bricks by the artist Riccardo Zangelmi.
Riccardo, who is at his absolute debut with Technic elements, built the 1:1 model completely by hand working 400 hours on it, proving that the concept “Build for Real” is a step up from play to reality.
The Ducati Panigale V4 R and its Lego “twin” were placed side by side on 19th June at the Circuit in Modena, where the latter was witnessed and unveiled by official Ducati MotoGP racer Andrea Dovizioso, Paolo Lazzarin, General Manager of Lego Italia, and Claudio Domenicali, Ducati CEO.
Riccardo Zangelmi, who has been creating brick artworks for years and using LEGO Technic for the first time on this occasion, said he was thrilled with the result:
“Taking part in this project of Lego Italia and Ducati was the most exciting professional challenge I’d ever faced. It pushed me well beyond any limit and I succeeded by crossing the finishing line as part of a team. I approached the project as an official pilot of the Borgo Panigale Company, giving it my all on the track, looking for and overcoming new challenges. I was the first to look at the two motorbikes side by side, and I am happy to have captured the DNA that characterizes both Lego Technic and Ducati, recreating with bricks the motorbike that is symbolic of Italian excellence”.
Weight: 180 KG
Number of bricks: 15,000
Working hours for the building: 400
No piece or anchorage is glued
The most common elements are the BEAMS and the PINS
Ducati just announced the introduction of the new Hypermotard 950 RVE, which will sit between the entry model Hypermotard 950 and the top of the range Hypermotard 950 SP.
Characterized by a livery called “Graffiti” that is inspired by street art, the bike builds on the success achieved in 2019, especially on social media, by the Hypermotard 950 Concept presented at the prestigious Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este.
In order to make it look as cool as it does now, Ducati said that they employed highly skilled labour, used very low thickness decals, and adopted a particularly long and complex process, with the result being something that is comparable to airbrushed bodywork.
Besides the graphics, the list of standard equipment has also been upgraded for this new version. The electronic package of the Hypermotard 950 RVE is enhanced by the Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) Up and Down EVO, which is added to the components already present in the standard version, namely Bosch Cornering ABS with Slide by Brake function (in setting 1), Ducati Traction Control Evo (DTC EVO) and Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO.
Powering the Hypermotard 950 RVE is the twin-cylinder 937 cc Testastretta 11° engine which produces 114 hp at 9,000 rpm and 96 Nm of torque, of which over 80% is already available at 3,000 rpm.
The Ducati Hypermotard 950 RVE will be available in Europe beginning next month. Whether it will come to Malaysia remains a mystery for time being.