The importance of active safety
Raising the standard of active motorcycle safety is an absolute priority for Ducati.
Designing lightweight, easy-to-handle bikes which brake well is the main requirement for achieving this goal.
On top of this basic requirement there are highly effective devices which technology has placed at our disposal, contributing to greater active safety. In a pioneering move, Ducati has adopted advanced braking systems, first of all ABS, which prevents the wheels locking in an emergency. Today all the Monster* , Diavel and Multistrada families' models are fitted with the anti-wheel locking system. For 2012 our latest addition to the range, the 1199 Panigale Superbike also has ABS as standard
Another factor in our drive towards riding safety is undoubtedly provided by our traction control . In this case, the experience gained by Ducati Corse on the racing tracks has been made available to all motorcyclists for improved performance and above all, safety and better handling in everyday situations.
The Ducati Traction Control (DTC) is now standard on all Multistrada and Diavel models; since it is an integral part of the riding modes, all of the and Streetfighter range and some of the Superbike models.
Your safety: Our mission
Riding a motorcycle is the most exciting way to enjoy the road; offering
the height of safety to bike riders is Ducati's commitment.
It is a commitment which takes us in various directions because motorcycle safety has many sides to it and we can only achieve our goals through well managed initiatives.
One side of our commitment is political. In fact, as members of the national and international motorcycle manufacturer associations (ANCMA and ACEM - respectively), we promote motorcycling as an asset for the present and future of transport to governments and help them make decisions which are sustainable for companies and motorcyclists.
Another side is our popular commitment, which aims to explain - also through these pages - that just a little effort to do the right thing is all that is needed to obtain a big reduction in the number of motorcycling accidents. In support of this, Ducati has organised its DRE courses on safe and sports riding for the past ten years, providing training about how to maintain better control of the bike in extreme conditions.
Finally, we make a technological commitment, on both active and passive
safety aspects. Designing increasingly easy-to-handle bikes, which offer
great control and reliability, not only increases riding pleasure, but
also improves safety. Equipping bikes with advanced systems such as ABS
and traction control raises safety standards even further.
And let's not forget the role of hi-tech clothing, with increasingly advanced protectors and materials designed to withstand impacts and scrapes.
To promote this fundamental topic, Ducati has undertaken major initiatives over the years, such as the campaign held throughout 2009 which offered a back protector to everyone who purchased a new Ducati and distributed tens of thousands of back protectors all over Europe.
*Fitted as standard on 1100Evo, optional factory fitted extra on 696 and 796.