On Wednesday 6th March 2019 at 6pm Ducati Glasgow officially announced the model range they will have on display at the MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show, Royal Highland Center, Ingliston EH28 8NB on Saturday 9th March and Sunday 10th March 2019.
Ducati Glasgow supported by Ducati UK will present for the first time in Scotland the 2019 range which consists of eleven bikes, including seven completely new motorcycles, Corse models and Selected Ducati Scramblers.
The highly anticipated Ducati Panigale V4 R will be revealed at 10am on both Saturday and Sunday at The Scottish Motorcycle Show. This is an unveiling which you should not miss.
Ducati Glasgow Managing Director, Martin Rees will be hosting the unveiling and revealing some of the highlights for this road-legal WSBK category competition bike. The modifications extend far beyond the engine and suspension set-up: they also include the fairing, designed and developed by Ducati Corse in close collaboration with the Ducati Style Centre to improve aerodynamic efficiency. The new fairing also incorporates the aerofoil appendages developed for the MotoGP prototypes. Made of carbon fibre, they increase stability throughout the ride, to allow for reduced reliance on electronic controls, boosting confidence for the pinnacle of rider performance.
Martin Rees added, “The Panigale V4 R, in fact, is the most powerful factory motorcycle ever built by Ducati. Compared to previous R versions, the Panigale V4 R is now even more specialised with technology taken directly from MotoGP. The result is 221 hp of power at 15,250 rpm which is 2,250 rpm higher than the point of peak power on the V4! These impressive figures can be taken even higher by fitting the full-racing Ducati Performance exhaust by Akrapovič, which boosts maximum power to 234 hp at 15,500 rpm. In short: the most powerful Ducati factory motorcycle ever!“
To get the show under way, Ducati Glasgow will be at the very front of the main hall entrance and will be offering part exchange quotes, test ride bookings and you can even shop the 2019 clothing and merchandise from the Italian manufacturer.
The bikes which will be presented by Ducati Glasgow at the Scottish Motorcycle Show will be:
Another major development for Ducati in 2019, is the new Diavel 1260. Unconventional, unique and absolutely unmistakeable: as soon as it was announced the Diavel stunned with its personality, design, sport naked handling and thoroughbred engine. The second-generation Diavel 1260 remains faithful to the original spirit of that incredibly special bike, drawing on its key styling elements and putting a decidedly more contemporary slant on them: it now offers more assertive outlines and higher performance, is more fun on mixed-road routes and offers greater comfort for rider and passenger alike.
An immensely satisfying torque curve ensures both breath-taking acceleration and a low-rev smoothness that's ideal for everyday riding or touring. An upgraded chassis set-up makes the Diavel 1260 more responsive while top-drawer technology and electronics provide braking performance on a par with that of a sports bike (and does so safely, thanks to Bosch Cornering ABS) and user-friendly engine performance control. The excellent riding position and 'power cruiser' ergonomics that helped make this motorcycle so successful remain unaltered: what has changed is the chassis set-up, characterised by a new tubular steel Trellis frame that goes perfectly with another Diavel hallmark, the 17" inch rear wheel with its 240 mm wide tyre. The outcome? Superb handling, surprising lean angles and outstanding comfort.
A sportier S version of the Diavel 1260 is also available: features include fully adjustable Öhlins suspension at both front and rear, dedicated wheels and an even higher-performance braking system. Moreover, the S version mounts Ducati Quick Shift up & down Evo (DQS) as standard to allow clutchless shifting.
Hypermotard 950 SP
One of the all-new motorcycles in the Ducati 2019 range is the Hypermotard 950, now racier, more adrenalin-packed and rider-friendly. The Ducati 'fun bike' par excellence has been given a full-blown makeover: the new look takes its cue from the supermotard race world, the completely overhauled ergonomics ramps up the fun and riders can now count on an ultra-advanced chassis set-up and electronics package.
A full 4 kg lighter than the previous model, the new Hypermotard 950 mounts a renewed 937 cm3 Testastretta 11° engine with a more muscular 114 hp, combining greater pulling power with new electronics to ensure smoother control. The Hypermotard 950 electronics package includes Bosch Cornering ABS with the Slide by Brake function, Ducati Traction Control EVO (DTC EVO), Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO and Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) Up and Down EVO (as standard on the 950 SP version and available as an accessory on the 950). Now even higher-performing and with racing overtones, the Hypermotard 950 SP features a flat seat, increased-travel Öhlins suspension to ensure an acuter lean angle (+3°), Marchesini forged wheels and Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) Up and Down EVO.
Multistrada 950 S
Another exciting 2019 bike is the new Multistrada 950 S. A major upgrade of the smallest Ducati 'multibike', this latest Multistrada features cutting-edge technology to boost safety and riding enjoyment: electronic Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS), Ducati Quick Shift up & down (DQS), full-LED headlight, 5" colour TFT display, Hands Free system, Cruise Control and backlit switchgear controls. From a styling viewpoint, the new Multistrada 950 inherits the side 'wings' from its bigger 1260 counterpart (which will also be on display at the Scottish Motorcycle Show), making the front even cleaner and more streamlined. It also features hydraulic control and, above all, Bosch ABS Cornering, which increases active safety.
Panigale V4 S Corse
The new livery on the Panigale V4 S Corse aroused enthusiastic interest. Created using official Ducati MotoGP team colours, it mirrors the special version with the exact same colour scheme that Michele Pirro rode to victory in the Race of Champions at WDW2018. That bike and the other 11 variants that competed in the race were won by twelve lucky enthusiasts in a global auction that attracted record-breaking bids.
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The Scottish Motorcycle Show is the starting act for the Ducati Glasgow event calendar, as just 3 weeks later on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st March 2019 Ducati Glasgow are hosting the annual Ducati Season Launch at their showroom at Pit Lane, Hillington Park, Glasgow.
The following week after that on Saturday 6th April and Sunday 7th April, The Ducati Roadshow takes over the Green Welly Stop for all those interested in these 2019 Ducati models, it gives you the opportunity to test ride them in their natural habitat, Scotlands most stunning scenery.
For more information on the above models, part exchange quotes, test riding and other events, call the Ducati Glasgow Team on 0141 333 4998 or email firstname.lastname@example.org