On the eve of EICMA (Esposizione Internazionale Ciclo Motociclo Accessori) 2016, Ducati just held one of their biggest reveals in recent memory by pulling the covers of six new models. Two are refreshes, two are stylized variations and two are brand-spankin’-new, but all of them look pretty as hell. Ducati says there is one more all-new bike on the way, and though it has yet to be unveiled, based on the showing today it’s safe to bet that it’ll be a stunner too.
Scrambler Desert Sled and Café Racer
Desert Sled and Café Racer are proof Ducati listens to its droves of fans. Since the Scrambler came out, the most popular custom jobs have seen builders turning the Scrambler into a roost-happy dirt bike or a sleek, focused café racer. The two new trims represent dialed-up iterations of what the Scrambler was originally meant to be, but to which Ducati was too nervous to fully commit.
Monsters 797 and 1200
Ducati completely refreshes the Monster design, in both the 797 and 1200. Along with a sleeker tank and overall design the 1200 also gets a not-too-shabby hand-me-down electronics package from the 1299 Panigale superbike.
The all-new Multistrada 950 might be the most versatile bike of all the new additions. The 950 takes the philosophy of the incredibly successful and multitalented Multistrada 1200
and scales it down to a more universally approachable size, giving it an even more nimble character.
But the pièce de résistance of the group is the 1299 Superleggera track bike, that was ridden out on stage by none other than Casey Stoner. Between the “superlight” name and the double-world-champion escort, it’s easy to infer, Ducati has brought all their recent education from MotoGP and distilled it down into the road-going, track-ready Superleggera.