At the end of September a new road bike press launch will take place.
According to visordown.com, Ducati has scheduled a press launch at the end of September for a road bike. At this point there are no details about the new motorcycle, but taking into account that the press launch will take place on track, we can easily rule out the possibility of a new Scrambler model or a middle class Multistrada.
Speculations are starting to flow and with bikes like BMW’s S1000R, KTM’s 1290 Super Duke R, Aprilia’s 1100 Tuono V4 RR or Suzuki’s GSX-S 1000 it’s most likely Ducati’s new model to be the 1299 Streetfighter. Furthermore, the Streetfighter S (1099 cc) left the model range back in 2013 and the actual 848 Streetfighter with 132 HP is no match for the sheer grunt of the Super Duke R (180 HP) or Tuono (175 HP).
Probably Ducati will launch a Panigale inspired 1299 Streetfighter, featuring monocoque chassis, state of the art engine and the latest electronics package. But we have to wait until the end of September to see what the Italian brand has in store for us.
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