My favourite Ducati Scrambler from the 2016 range is the Full Throttle. It draws its inspiration from the flat-track and racing worlds. Not something that many people are exposed to here, but the motorcycle just feels right.
The “Deep Black” tank – which sports a dedicated logo with a yellow-black background. The seat also with yellow inserts, draws on flat-track origins. The end result is a sporty look and outstanding rider comfort.
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The 9 photos series is back with the 2014 Ducati Multistrada 1200 range. Where touring meets passion. The 2014 Ducati Multistrada family continues the technically advanced and award-winning range with the Multistrada 1200, 1200 S Touring, 1200 S Granturismo and 1200 S Pikes Peak. All models of this multi-tasking motorcycle feature confidence-inspiring, intelligent electronics to ensure they are instantly ready for every road.S versions also feature the advanced Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS).
Combining ground-breaking design and unprecedented technology, the Multistrada’s Sport, Touring, Urban and Enduro Riding Modes enable a truly enjoyable and customisable riding experience separated by just one click. The four-bikes-in-one concept makes instant adjustment to power and torque delivery in addition to electronic adjustment of suspension settings, traction control, ABS and Ducati Skyhook Suspension, instantly transforming the Multistrada 1200 to suit its rider and environment with even more precision.
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Ducati has been in India before, without much success. Their latest news release says that they intend to come back to India officially with new partners. Don’t hold your breath for Ducati India though, it will not be cheap or affordable, like most expect any incoming manufacturer these days. Since the do not produce them here, there will not be any financial advantage to the brand. And, given that most Ducatis are more expensive than their traditional Japanese counterparts, expect to see prices over 10 lakhs for the more desirable of the lot. The smaller Monsters may be priced under 10 lakh though.
No idea about the dates though.
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Ducati may not be lighting up the MotoGP grid on fire with well performing motorcycles, but the company is sure churning out some really beautiful motorcycles. Not sure how I missed this earlier, but the Ducati 1199 Panigale won at the 2013 edition of the Red Dot Design Award competition where 4,662 products went through a rigorous selection process. With the Bologna-based manufacturer clinching the award for the innovative motorcycle, has further underlined the company’s status as a design icon within the motorcycle industry.
Ducati 1199 Panigale Superbike will be exhibited for four weeks at the red dot design museum in Germany initially. Then it will be exhibited in Taiwan and, for one year, at the impressive red dot design museum in Singapore. The red dot design award is the only international award that boasts two dedicated design museums, in Germany and Singapore, thus giving further visibility and added credibility to awarded product designs. I love visiting museums that value design as a discipline. This will definitely be a place for me to visit, if I ever go to Singapore.
And man! Check this motorcycle out. I would gladly buy all my motorcycling gear on closeouts to be able afford something as beautiful!
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Ducati introduce the next generation of the Hypermotard family, taking the innovation and excitement of the original concept and enhancing it even further with three incredible new models: The thrilling Hypermotard, Hypermotard SP and the introduction of a stylish and accessible mid-range tourer with everyday practicality – The Hyperstrada. The new range combines Ducati’s latest technologies with outstanding Italian design and engineering to write the latest chapter in the Hypermotard story.
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