- Bikes, bikes, bikes at UK’s 2017 Motorcycle Live show
- New Ducati accessories and clothing to browse
- Centre-stage will be limited-edition V4 Speciale
LONDON, England – The 2018 Ducati range will be on display at this year’s Motorcycle Live (18-16 2017) – five new models with the most prominent the Panigale V4.
It’s a machine which, a week earlier, had won the “Most Beautiful Bike of the Eicma Show” in Milan, Italy.
Also on show, centre stage, will be the limited-edition V4 Speciale with special livery, carbon accessories, full titanium Akrapovič exhaust system and a number of other special components.
The 959 Panigale Corse will also be on the stand with a dedicated livery inspired by brand’s MotoGP colours. “This exclusive version of the 959 Panigale,” Ducati told Carman’s Corner, “has high-quality Öhlins suspensions – a multi-adjustable titanium-nitride treated Öhlins NIX30 fork with a diameter of 43mm, and a multi-adjustable Öhlins TTX36 shock-absorber.”
PIKES PEAK VERSIONS
The Multistrada has been upgraded with a new Ducati Testastretta DVT (Desmodromic Variable Timing) 1262cc engine, new chassis, more-advanced electronics, and an aesthetic update that includes new fairing panels and lighter, sportier, wheel rims.
The Multistrada 1260 S, S Touring and Pikes Peak versions will also be on display at Motorcycle Live and be joined by the Multistrada 950 and Multistrada 1200 Enduro.
Another model, upgraded for 2018, is the new Monster 821. It was launched ahead of the Milan show to honour 25 years since the unveiling of the original Monster 900.
The 821 has the same aesthetic and functional features as the Monster 1200, among them a re-designed fuel tank, tail unit, headlight, TFT instrument panel, and a new silencer.
It is not only the Ducati range that will welcome new machines. The Scrambler brand welcomes the new Scrambler 1100 range: three versions with standard / special / sport version, with having defining features but sharing the new 1079cc engine.
Also new for 2018 is a black version of the Desert Sled and new 803cc Scrambler Street Classic.
Stand visitors will also see the rest of Monster range, including a Monster 797 and Monster 1200,, more from the Scrambler range with the Sixty2 and Café Racer versions and Supersport and Supersport S including an S version with touring accessories.
“The XDiavel family,” Ducati says, “will show an addition -a stunning new iceberg-white version alongside Diavel Carbon. The Hypermotard 939 SP always looks sensational but with the addition of Ducati Performance accessories this is a must-see at Motorcycle Live.”