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Ducati Introduces 1299 Superleggera, 5 Other New Models At EICMA
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Ducati Introduces 1299 Superleggera, 5 Other New Models At EICMA

Ducati has unveiled six new motorcycles at EICMA 2016 and they are an exceptional Multistrada 950, Two new Monsters (797 and 1200), the Desert Sled and the Cafe Racer, alongside two original Ducati Scramblers and the exclusive 1299 Superleggera. These six new motorcycles were unveiled by Claudio Domenicali, the CEO of Ducati and was ridden on stage by MotoGP test rider Casey Stoner. One of the most powerful twin-cylinder production bike Panigale was showed off by Ducati a couple of days before the  Milan Motorcycle Show 2016. And the end result is new Superleggera which is lightweight and more powerful than Panigale.

For its best customers, Ducati is building just 500 examples of these powerful bike and the frame of Superleggera is 40% lighter than the 1299’s.  It is one of the world’s first carbon swingarm which weighs just 167kg. In order to increase the the compression ratio of the cylinders, the piston crowns have been modified. The valves of the bike is larger than before and is made from titanium. It has 215 horsepower at 11,000 rpm and the engine is 1285cc desmodromic. The swingarm, wheels, fame to the subframe are carbon fiber composite.

There is 11-degree 937 cc Testastretta engine used by Multistrada 950 and claims a horsepower of 113. There are four accessory packages available for the rider and they are urban, enduro, touring and sport.  With the arrival of the new 1200, the Monster family is being extended and renewed for 2017. The new Monster 1200 comes packed with the content as well as the design. Fuel tank, headlight, silhouettes and Shaping are similar to all the motorcycle that came out in 1993. It is also available in S version of higher performance. The Monster 1200 has a redesigned and customized sports-style tail, advanced headlight and sleeker tank.

Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled is the second exciting addition to the range of 2017. It has the spirit of off-road bikes of the ’70s and ’80s and modified the Scrambler range even further. It has a suspension and frame that is modified and is perfect for the riders who want to take a less-beaten track and enjoy the ride. It has a footpegs with removable rubber pads and the the engine skid plate which is perfect for the off-road style. The American-born bikes that appeared in Mexico’s Baja California and South-West California in the ’60s and ’70s were the Desert Sleds. They are road bikes fitted with off-road tyres and with  engine displacements. They have modified engine skid plates that is indispensable in shielding the bike from desert terrain, stones and rock.

A new version of the Diavel cruiser will be unveiled in January and it will be called as Diesel. The most advanced superbike in the market today is the Panigale 1299 Superleggera. But there are only 500 examples of this machine which is made. Believe me Superbikes never gets much more advanced than this!

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