The Ducati World Premiere held in Italy’s motor valley brought with it the unveiling of a couple of new e-bikes, a new Panigale V2, slightly tweaked Panigale V4s, and the highly anticipated Ducati Streetfighter V4/S. Other models such as the Diavel and Scrambler received additional color options while the Multistrada 1260 family received a new lux trim package aptly named the Grand Tour. Let’s take a closer look at what Ducati calls “new versions” of these existing models.
The new Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour is a special version of the 1260 S designed to tour in even more comfort than before. The Grand Tour is immediately differentiated by a dedicated color scheme. The new Multi features a center stand, panniers and a dedicated seat with Grand Tour logo. Creature comforts such as heated grips, additional LED lights, a hands-free gas cap, and tire pressure monitoring sensors are also standard on the Grand Tour.
As with the standard S model, the Grand Tour utilizes the 1262cc Testastretta DVT engine, features semi-active electronic suspension, and is packed with ride enhancing technology such as IMU-based traction control and ABS, ride modes, a quickshifter, cruise control, wheelie control, vehicle hold control, and more.
US pricing for the Grand Tour is set at $23,295, a $2,000 premium over the S model.
Following the Multistrada during the premiere were two Diavel 1260s, sporting new 2020 color schemes, namely Dark Stealth (available for the standard version) and an all-new Ducati Red with white trims (for the S version). The models remain otherwise unchanged.
The new Scrambler Icon Dark was the first motorcycle to take stage at the Ducati World Premiere. The 800cc model from the Ducati Scrambler range has been given the “dark” treatment blacking out finishes and surfaces throughout the bike to bring a dark brooding addition to the otherwise bright and cheerful Land of Joy. Mechanically, the model remains the same for 2020. MSRP is $8,795.
Perhaps more interesting to some were the two concept sketches created by the Centro Stile Ducati for EICMA 2019. With one styled like a supermoto bike and the other like a rally version of the Desert Sled, we hope to see both models come to fruition.