Ducati presented a selection of their 2020 model lineup in Rimini, Italy, ahead of the annual EICMA event in Milan. Included in the lineup are three all-new bikes, three ebikes, and five new versions of established models.
The Streetfighter V4 and V4 S
Ever since Ducati announced the prototype of the Streetfighter with a V4 engine configuration, gloriously presented and proven by the late Carlin Dunne at the 2019 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, Ducatisti have been anticipating its release as a production model. Wait no more as the 2020 Streetfighter is here. In essence, the Streetfighter is the bare-knuckle brawler, stripped-down version of the Panigale V4. Powered by a vicious 1103cc Desmosedici Stradale engine, the Streetfighter punches out 208 horses. The Streetfighter is the result of what the engineers call the “Fight Formula”: the Desmosedici Stradale 1,103 cc engine, the latest-generation electronic package of the Panigale V4, a dry weight of 392.5 pounds, added a tall and wide handlebar, removed the fairings = 208hp @ 12,750 rpm. The model is equipped with biplane aerofoils to keep it grounded. The Streetfighter’s minimalist full LED, V-shaped DRL headlight is designed to suggest a mischievous grin, much like the DC Comics character, The Joker, from whom the engineering team drew inspiration.
The Panigale V4 and V4 S
The Panigale turned the motorcycle on its ear when it made its debut. The engineers at Ducati continue to do so with refinements of the model that enhance the rider experience by making it more rider-friendly: improved aerodynamics, chassis, electronic control, and Ride by Wire mapping changes. The Desmosedici Stradale powered V4 delivers a manageable 214 horses and is equipped with a suite of features that make this model a foothold in the 2020 Ducati lineup.
The Panigale V2
The Panigale V2 enters the lineup as a new model and smaller sibling to the V4 platform. The V2 is powered by a Superquadro engine with a maximum power output of 155 horses. However, it is more than just a scaled-down version of the V4. The V2 has a new look, new electronics, and improved rider ergonomics.
The Scrambler Icon Dark
From the land of joy, emerges the all-new, entry-level model for the Scrambler range, the 800cc Icon Dark.
The Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour
The 1260 S Grand Tour is for those riders that genuinely embrace the concept of “seat time.” It is a special version of the 1260 S that has been enhanced to provide greater rider comfort for rides of greater destinations.
The Diavel 1260
The Diavel returns for 2020 in two new colorways, Dark Stealth and Ducati Red. The Dark Stealth will be available only for the base model.
Ducati’s 2020 EBike range includes three models. The MIG-RR Limited Edition features Ohlins suspension, carbon rims, electronic gearbox, and is enriched by special Ducati Corse graphics, designed by Aldo Drudi’s D-Perf. The MIG-RR Limited Edition will be made in Italy with a run of only 50 units.
The entire Ducati 2020 Model Lineup will be presented to the public at the 77th EICMA in November.