2019 Ducati Panigale V4 R, Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro, Ducati Multistrada 950 S, Ducati Hypermotard 950 S, Ducati Diavel 1260 S Launched

  • Ducati Malaysia launched the 2019 Ducati Panigale V4 R, Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro, Ducati Multistrada 950 S, Ducati Hypermotard 950 S, Ducati Diavel 1260 S tonight.

  • All bikes cater to different segments for riders seeking different types of rides.

  • The crown jewel is the Panigale V4 R superbike.

Ducati Malaysia launched nine new motorcycles for 2019 tonight. They included the Ducati Panigale V4 R, Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro, Ducati Multistrada 950 S, Ducati Hypermotard 950 S, Ducati Diavel 1260 S and four Scrambler variants (please click here for the launch report).

All models have been highly anticipated since their launch late last year, more so the Panigale V4 R.

2019 Ducati Panigale V4 R – From RM 299,900

The Panigale V4 R is the homologation model for racing in the World Superbike Championship (WorldSBK). The rules of the series require manufacturers to produce a certain number of specially-prepared variant that’s as close as possible to the race motorcycle and available to the public.

That’s where the Panigale V4 R fits in – being Ducati’s commitment to dominate WorldSBK that the factory once did. In other words, the Panigale V4 R is a pure race-ready road bike. Every part is designed for a purpose and none is superfluous.

Since its introduction in 2019 WorldSBK, Alvaro Bautista steered it to 9 race and 4 Superpole wins in six rounds. The Panigale V4 R’s stranglehold is so absolute that the organizers made Ducati cut the bike’s maximum rev limit.

Highlights (in addition to the V4 and V4 S):
  • MotoGP-inspired Desmosedici Stradale R 1000cc 90V4 engine.
  • 56mm oval throttle bodies with variable height intake funnels.
  • The engine produces 221 hp (162 kW) at 15,250 RPM and 112 Nm of torque at 11,500 RPM, with a dry weight of only 172 kg.
  • STM EVO-SBK dry clutch system like its racing brethren.
  • Taller windscreen to flow air over rider’s helmet when in full tuck.
  • Aerobody with winglets adds 30kg of vertical load to the front wheel at 270km/h.
  • Extractors on fairing move 6% and 16% through the radiator and oil cooler, respectively.
  • Adjustable swingarm pivot (2mm) to change the bike’s chassis balance.
  • High-end Öhlins suspension.
  • Electronics include riding modes, power modes, Bosch Cornering ABS EVO, Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO, Ducati Slide Control (DSC), Engine Brake Control (EBC) EVO, Auto Tyre Calibration.
  • A Bosch 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) provides data to the ECU for traction and chassis control strategies.
  • High-resolution, 5-inch TFT display.
  • Ducati Lap Timer GPS (DLT GPS) provides detailed lap analysis.
  • Pit lane speed limiter can be set to between 40 km/h to 80 km/h.
  • The Ducati Panigale V4 R is available in any colour you like, as long as it’s red.

2019 Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro – From RM 138,900

The Multistrada 1260 Enduro expands the Multistrada 1260’s performance envelope to include off-road adventure riding.

The Enduro especially benefits from the 1262cc Testastretta DVT engine. The Desmodromic Variable Timing valve actuation system provides an ultra-smooth power and torque delivery, resulting in total rider confidence when riding in the rough.

Highlights:
  • 1262cc 90V-Twin Testastretta DVT engine.
  • It produces 158 hp (116 kW) at 9,500 RPM and 128 Nm of torque at 7,500 RPM.
  • Ducati QuickShift (DQS) for clutchless up- and downshifts.
  • Redesigned chassis reduces suspension travel and seat height to 860mm.
  • Ducati Skyhook Suspension EVO (DSS) semi-active electronic suspension. It can be tuned to 400 configurations.
  • Bosch Cornering ABS and Ducati Traction Control.
  • Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) with 8 levels.
  • Vehicle Hold Control allows the bike to move off a slope of up to 24.5 degrees.
  • Ducati Cornering Lights (DCL) utilize LEDs to illuminate the inside of corners when the bike is leaned over.
  • The bike weighs 225kg, dry.

2019 Multistrada 950 S – From RM 95,900

The Multistrada 950 S offers great versatility, comfort, performance and fun at a much more accessible level.

The 2019 models is redesigned to follow the Multistrada 1260’s family resemblance and is full of many great features.

Highlights:
  • 937cc, 90V-Twin Testastretta 11engine.
  • It produces 113 hp (83 kW) at 9,000 RPM and 96 Nm of torque at 7,750 RPM.
  • Ducati QuickShift (DQS) for clutchless up- and downshifts (Multistrada 950 S only).
  • Hydraulically-actuated clutch for reduced lever effort.
  • Ducati Skyhook Suspension EVO (DSS) semi-active electronic suspension. It can be tuned to 400 configurations.
  • Bosch Cornering ABS and Ducati Traction Control.
  • Vehicle Hold Control allows the bike to move off a slope.
  • Ducati Cornering Lights (DCL) illuminates the inside of corners when the bike is leaned over.
  • Cruise control.
  • The bike weighs 204 kg, dry.

2019 Ducati Hypermotard 950 – From RM 75,900

The hooligan is back! The Hypermotard 950 embodies the essence of fun on two wheels, letting nothing stand in your way. It’s a bike for being thrown around through traffic and into corners, then pulling a massive crossed-up wheelie on the way out.

Highlights:
  • 937cc, 90V-Twin Testastretta 11engine, with higher 13.3:1 compression ratio (up from 12.6:1).
  • It produces 114 hp (84 kW) at 9,000 RPM and 96 Nm of torque at 7,250 RPM.
  • Clutch with self-servo and anti-hop (slipper) functions.
  • A Bosch 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) provides data to the ECU for traction and chassis control strategies.
  • Electronics include riding modes, power modes, Bosch Cornering ABS EVO, Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO.
  • New 45mm, fully-adjustable Marzocchi forks.
  • The bike weighs a lithe 178 kg, dry.

2019 Ducati Diavel 1260 S – From RM 139,900

The leading muscle cruiser, bar none. It combines the looks and attitude of a cruiser with Ducati’s superbike to deliver high performance and imposing street cred.

Highlights:
  • 1262cc 90V-Twin Testastretta DVT engine.
  • It produces 159 hp (117 kW) at 9,500 RPM and 129 Nm of torque at 7,500 RPM.
  • Ducati QuickShift (DQS) for clutchless up- and downshifts.
  • High-handlebar and central footpegs power cruiser ergonomics.
  • Fully-adjustable forks.
  • Electronics include riding modes, power modes, Bosch Cornering ABS EVO, Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO and Ducati Power Launch (DPL) EVO.
  • The bike weighs 218 kg, dry.
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