The Esposizione Internazionale Ciclo Motociclo e Accessori (EICMA 2015) has begun. A number of companies have showcased the lineup. One of which is the Ducati that followed its tradition and showcased its lineup one day before the EICMA in a world premier, that was conducted yesterday. The Ducati World Premier 2016 was live streamed followed by thousands of people. This lineup is showcased at their stand at EICMA today. This includes Multistrada 1200 Enduro, Multistrada Pikes Peak, Hypermotard, XDiavel (with Domenicali), 959 Panigale, Scrambler Flat Track and Scrambler Sixty2. Yes! a very interesting lineup. It unveiled a number of new bikes for 2016 at the world premier, the most awaited out of which are the XDaviel, Scrambler Sixty2 and Multistrada 1200 Enduro. Let us have a closer look at these bikes that form the title of the world premier : ‘More than Red: Black, Wild and Pop’.
The most awaited bike from Ducati at the EICMA 2015 was the XDiavel, which formed the ‘Black’ word of the World Premier title. The new cruiser from the Bologna-based motorcycle manufacturer is a perfect combination ‘low speed riding’ and the sports ride for which Ducati is known around the world. The new XDiavel is powered by a new Twin-Cylinder, Ducati Testasretta DVT 1262 engine that produces 156 HP and a peak torque of 13.1 Kgm at 5000 RPM. This engine is mated on a belt-type final transmission, a must for cruiser bikes but used on a Ducati bike for the first time. The Bosch Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), Ducati Traction Control (DTC), different riding modes, Bosch cornering ABS, cruise control along with the innovative Ducati Power Launch makes the new Ducati cruiser a technological masterpiece that gives the best performance. S version of the new XDiavel is also available.
Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro
The new Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro forms the ‘wild’ part of Ducati and marks the Italian manufacturer’s entry in the maxi-enduro segment. The new off-roader has specially been designed to feel at home on any terrain. The bike is designed to meet all the needs of the riders that are ready to take on any adventure. This is not just a Multistrada with knobby tires but an entire new bike ready to go anywhere the rider wants with spoked 19″ wheel at the front and 17″ wheel at the rear, semi functional Sachs suspension, and huge 30-liter fuel tank that is claimed to deliver a range of more than 450 km. The new bike comes with Multistrada 1200 Enduro Cornering ABS, Cornering Lights (DCL), Ducati Traction Control (DTC), Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) and a 200 mm wheel travel as standard. It also has a range of dedicated accessories to suit the off-roading character of the bike.
Ducati Scrambler Sixty2
The Ducati Scramblers contributed a big chunk in the company’s target of selling 50,000 motorcycles a year which was completed this year. Another awaited bike at the world premier was the smaller sibling of the Ducati Scramblers, the Scrambler Sixty2 that formed the ‘Pop’ part of the title. The Sixty2 is the first under 600 cc bike from Ducati. It will attract new buyers which were not going with Ducati due to the high price tag and the high running costs that follows. The new scrambler has a new 399 cc, desmodromic, air-cooled L-twin engine that pumps out 41 HP. Other details are still under wraps. The bike will have a 14-liter fuel tank with graphics to support the theme of the bike inspired by the year 1962 that marked the entry of the first Scrambler. The bike is expected to come to India shortly after its launch with a price tag of 4-5 lacs.
Many other bikes were unveiled at the world premier. Ducati has grown up to be a global brand with a very impressive reputation as it founds its roots in the history of moorcycling.
Stay tuned for updates on EICMA or more popularly known as the Milan Auto Show.