Next Bike Sdn Bhd, the official distributor for Ducati in Malaysia has unveiled their impressive 2019 line-up of nine separate models of bikes at the Ducati Malaysia Premiere 2019 held at Naza Automall PJ.

First introduced at EICMA 2018, the 2019 Ducati 2019 line-up unveiled consisted of the Panigale V4 R, Diavel 1260 S, Hypermotard 950, Multistrada 950 S, Multistrada 1260 Enduro and from the Scrambler range; the all-new Scrambler Icon, Scrambler Full Throttle, Scrambler Desert Sled and Scrambler Café Racer.

Ducati Panigale V4 R

Having enthralled the world in 2017 with the MY 2018 Panigale 1100 V4 S, Ducati has again roused the interest of bike enthusiasts globally with new MY 2019 Panigale V4 R, a 1,000cc version that can be homologated for the World Superbike Championship (WorldSBK).

Fuelled by pure racing adrenaline, the Panigale V4 R is the maximum expression of Ducati’s racing DNA that accompanies the rider towards a dimension of advanced riding, made up of curves and straights that run incredibly fast.

In this latest version of the superbike, its Desmosedici Stradale 1103cc engine has been replaced with the 998cc Desmosedici Stradale R engine to comply with displacement limits set by Superbike World Championship (WSBK) rules, offering extreme performance designed for the track. In fact, the Ducati Panigale V4 R is the most powerful factory motorcycle ever built by Ducati to date.

Designed to elicit a symphony of emotions, the bike also features a dry clutch which greatly improves ‘rider feel’ during braking and maneuvering through the corners while prioritising the safety and ease of riding, regardless of the rider’s experience level.

Ducati Diavel 1260 S

Another Ducati favourite joining the 2019 line-up is the Ducati Diavel 1260 S, which was exclusively introduced to the Desmo Riders Club Malaysia (DOCM) through a sneak preview event in May 2019. Unconventional, unique and absolutely unmistakable, the Diavel 1260 S stuns with its personality, design, sport naked handling and thoroughbred engine.

Built around the Testastretta DVT 1262 engine, the bike is capable of delivering 159hp at 9,500 rpm and 129 Nm acceleration with a low-rev smoothness ideal for everyday riding or touring. The Diavel 1260 S is also equipped with an upgraded chassis set-up which makes the bike more responsive on mixed-road routes, while top-drawer technology and electronics provide braking performance.

Armed with Bosch’s Cornering ABS and user-friendly engine performance control, the sporty Diavel 1260 S features a fully adjustable Öhlins suspension at both front and rear dedicated wheels, and an even higher-performance braking system. It also mounts Ducati Quick Shift up & down (DQS) as standard to allow clutch-less shifting.

Ducati Hypermotard 950

The latest Hypermotard 950 is now racier, more adrenaline-packed and rider-friendly. With a whole new look, the Ducati ‘fun bike’ takes its cue from the supermotard race world with completely overhauled ergonomics, an ultra-advanced chassis set-up and electronics package.

The new Hypermotard 950 is now 4kg lighter than its predecessor, which provides for greater agility when changing directions. Powering the Hypermotard 950 is a renewed 937cc twin-cylinder Testastretta 11˚ with more muscle, greater pulling power and new electronics to ensure smoother control. Achieving 114 hp at 9,000 rpm and a flat torque curve peaking at 9.8 kgm at 7,250 rpm, the engine is perfect for ultimate on-track sports fun, twisting country roads and everyday urban roads alike.

Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro

Made for the adventurous rider with the passion for riding on off-road conditions, the new Multistrada 1260 Enduro expands the concept of adventure with new Ducati Testastretta DVT engine which ensures outstanding pulling power right from the low-to-mid rev range.

The Desmodromic Variable Timing (DVT) system optimises performance and fluidity of delivery at all end speed levels. Achieving a torque of 4,000 rpm, the Multistrada 1260 Enduro is the motorcycle with the highest torque in its category.

The powerful touring motorcycle also comes standard with Ducati Quick Shift Up & Down (DQS) which allows the rider to shift gear without using the clutch for superior riding pleasure, greater ease handling off-road trails and a more relaxing ride in the city.

The new Multistrada 1260 Enduro is equipped with the most advanced Ducati technology safety features including the Bosch Cornering ABS which maximises active safety even when leaning into curves, Ducati Traction Control, Ride by Wire, Ducati Wheelie Control and semi-active Ducati Skyhook Suspensions (DSS) Evolution for unprecedented versatility.

Ducati Multistrada 950 S

Joining the 2019 line-up is the upgraded Multistrada 950 S. Designed to make it safer and even more enjoyable; the versatile bike is now enhanced with a 6-axis Bosch IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit), Bosch Cornering ABS, Vehicle Hold Control (VHC) for easier uphill starts and a hydraulic clutch.

For the first time, the Multistrada 950 is now available in the S version, donning the most advanced technology, performance and comfort, giving the owner to enjoy sheer riding pleasure with the brand’s smallest “multibike”, which is fitted with the Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) system that continuously adjusts fork and shock absorber damping so the suspension responds instantaneously to changes on the road.

Ducati’s Quick Shift Up & Down (DQS) is also available on the bike to allow clutch-less upshifting and downshifting, and the bike also features a full-LED headlight, 5-inch colour TFT display, a Hands-Free System, Cruise Control and backlit switchgear controls, an upgraded rider-bike interface (HMI) which is more user-friendly than ever. Its indicators also feature an auto-off function that takes into account both lean angle and distance travelled.

Ducati Scrambler Range

This year’s exciting line-up sees the first major overhaul of the entire Scrambler range since its inception. Nonconformist, affordable and essential, the Scrambler range is engineered with the perfect blend of tradition and innovation, with the 2019 versions being more contemporary, more comfortable and safer while ensuring even more carefree ‘Land of Surprise’.

Consisting of four carefree bikes; Scrambler Icon, Scrambler® Full Throttle, Scrambler Desert Sled and Scrambler Café Racer, this year’s line-up sees several feature upgrades including all-new headlights with LED DRL (Daytime Running light) and automatic LED indicators which boosts bike visibility in traffic, even during the day.

Perfect for the Malaysian urbanite youths always on the go, the new Scrambler line is installed with the Ducati Multimedia System which allows the rider to ride in the company of his/her favourite music, answer incoming calls or chat with the passenger on the intercom.

Each of the new bikes in the 2019 Scrambler line-up have also been enhanced in terms of style, wheels and bike settings respectively, including the Scrambler Icon’s Yellow and new trendy Atomic Tangerine colour, the Café Racer’s new graphics inspired by the 125 GP Desmo and aluminium handlebar with 60’s racing-style bar end mirrors, the new black and yellow colour scheme with dedicated logo and sporty white border on the Full Throttle, as well as the upgraded Pirelli SCORPION TM RALLY ST Tyres that ensures the right balance between off-road and endure street performance on the Desert Sled.

The impressive nine-bike Ducati 2019 line-up is now available from the nearest authorised dealerships nationwide. Visit the dealers now for enquiries and test rides:

Ducati Petaling Jaya

Ducati Sungai Buloh

Ducati Kuala Lumpur

Ducati Penang ,

Posted by Philip Chong

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