With the ‘Ducati World Premiere 2019‘ the house of Borgo Panigale has unveiled three all-new motorcycles, the
Panigale V4 R, the Diavel 1260, and the Hypermotard 950 that will be presented at the ‘Eicma
2018’international motorcycles fair – scheduled at the Milan-Rho Fair from November 8th to 11th. Ducati also
presented the rest of its impressive 2019 range, making a total of nine bikes.
During the presentation of the evening, Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali stated: “Ducati has achieved
extraordinary maturity and represents some of the best aspects of the Made in Italy in the world. Today our
company has an extremely modern and wide range developed on the fundamental values of style,
sophistication, and performance. This year, in addition to the first major intervention on the entire Scrambler
range since its launch, the Diavel and the Hypermotard, two motorcycles that very popular with our brand’s
fans, have been completely renewed. Values such as security and ease of use are now solidly represented, even
if the decidedly sporty soul of the brand is always present and stronger than ever this year. The Panigale V4 R
is, in fact, the most powerful series bike ever made by Ducati. We are also very satisfied with our digital
presence, where we have recorded excellent growth results, proving the extraordinary attractiveness of Ducati’s
The Ducati ‘fun bike’ par excellence, the new Hypermotard 950, is a full 4 kg lighter than the previous model
and mounts a renewed 937 cm3 Testastretta 11° engine with a more muscular 114 hp, combining greater
pulling power with new electronics to ensure smoother control.
The new Diavel 1260 offers more assertive outlines and higher performance, is more fun on mixed-road routes
and offers greater comfort for both rider and passenger. Its sport naked soul is evident in the Testastretta DVT
1262 engine, capable of delivering 159 hp (117 kW) at 9,500 rpm.
The undisputed star of the World Premiere 2019 – and aspiring candidate for the title of ‘best-looking
bike of EICMA2018’ – was the Panigale V4 R. The modifications extend far beyond the engine and suspension
set-up: they also include the fairing, designed and developed by Ducati Corse in close collaboration with the
Ducati Style Centre to improve aerodynamic efficiency. An actual road-legal WSBK category competition bike, it
represents the technical foundation for the official Ducati Superbikes that will compete in the World
Championship from the 2019 season.