(SEMASA) Ducati Malaysia launches three powerful and bold bikes

Next Bike Sdn Bhd, official distributor of the Ducati brand in Malaysia today unveiled three high performance and stylish bikes to Malaysians; the Ducati Panigale V4 and V4 S, Multistrada 1260 S and Monster 821.

“Incorporating the essence of Italian style, Ducati motorcycles are engineered with performance and endurance in mind which makes it suitable for riding on the various Malaysian roads. From the congested city roads to the long winding roads leading to the outskirts, Ducati motorcycles are built to withstand most road conditions,” said Dato’ Samson Anand George, Group CEO, Automotive Group, Naza Corporation Holdings.

“As the official distributor of the premium Ducati brand in Malaysia, Naza places high importance on our customers’ interests and value for money experience. We are always looking for opportunities to reward our loyal customers with exclusive offers and promotions,” he added.

Ducati Panigale V4 –Versatile and Made for the Track

The Ducati Panigale V4 marks an important milestone in the Ducati brand’s history as a “symphony” of all-Italian performance and emotion, being the first mass-produced Ducati bike to mount a four-cylinder engine. The superbike was derived directly from the MotoGP Desmosedici, developed in close collaboration with Ducati Corse by drawing directly on know-how and technology from the racing world to provide a road bike closest to its MotoGP counterpart.

Elegant, muscular and equipped with cutting-edge technology, the Panigale V4 is the epitome of Italian sports elegance with a completely new design enhanced from its predecessors, built for both excellent on-track performance and outstanding on-road ridability. Combining the alluring “Panigale” tag and the “V4” designation, the new exclusive superbike indicates the start of a whole new era for the Ducati brand.

The Panigale V4 tops the Ducati supersport range with its enhanced performance and rider-friendliness – riders of all skill levels can experience boundless fun and excitement on the bike. Powered by the new Desmosedici Stradale engine, just like the Desmosedici GP, the Panigale V4 is the most powerful bike in its segment with a maximum of 214 hp at 13,000 rpm with a power/weight ratio of 1:1, and has a torque of 12.6 Kgm at 10,000 rpm which makes it easy to handle. Its engine is the only one in the sports segment with a 90º V configuration and uses a counter-rotating crankshaft and twin pulse ignition which contributes to the agility of the superbike when making a change in direction, while ensuring easier out-of-the-corner torque handling.

Equipped with state-of-the-art control electronics, the new Panigale V4 sets a new performance benchmark with raised vehicle safety and dynamics control standards as it uses the latest generation six-axis inertial platform data (6D IMU). Other extensive safety features include controlled slides during braking, front wheel ABS Cornering designed for track riding and Quickshift Up & Down (DQS) that tackles lean angles.

With a variety of accessories and performance parts packages for upgrade solutions available, the Ducati Panigale V4 starts at RM129,900 and the V4 S starts at RM169,900.

Ducati Multistrada 1260 S – Ultimate Touring Companion

First launched in 2010, the Multistrada was the start of a new revolution in the motorcycling world by offering four bikes in one; from sport bike to long-distance tourer, from everyday runabout to enduro. With its many new features and Riding Modes, the Ducati Multistrada 1260 S brings a whole new level of performance, greater usability, control, comfort and fun.

Maximising the concept of versatility, the Ducati Multistrada 1260 S was made for touring the urban and rural Malaysian landscapes. Equipped with a new engine, chassis and cutting-edge electronics, its performance and control is significantly improved when riding in any condition and on any road.

The heart of the Ducati Multistrada 1260 S is the new Euro 4 approved 1262 cc Ducati Testastretta DVT engine which gives ample low-to-mid range torque. The super bike is now even more pleasurable for everyday use as it offers the highest torque output in its class at 4,000 rpm – the most frequently used average rotation rate when riding. To further enhance its power delivery, the bike also comes complete with the new Ride-by-Wire system to ensure smoother throttle control and Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) Up & Down which significantly improves the riding experience.

The Ducati Multistrada 1260 S was ergonomically designed to ensure comfort during travels. Donning a new chassis with a longer swing arm and new shape at the front end, the rider can easily tackle curves while ensuring maximum stability at full load. The versatile superbike is also equipped with the revolutionary Bosch IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) platform which controls Cornering ABS, Ducati Cornering Lights and Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) with highly revered semi-active Ducati Skyhook suspension (DSS) Evolution control system and Vehicle Hold Control that ensures easy and safe uphill starts.

The Ducati Multistrada 1260 S is priced at RM129,900 (red) and RM130,900 (grey).

Ducati Monster 821 – Perfect for the Sporty and Adventurous Urbanites

The Ducati Monster 821 is the heir to the iconic Monster 900 at the Cologne Motor Show in 1992. With an impressive upgrade, the new Monster 821 embodies the essence of naked sport feel, agility and power, and combines perfect performance with outstanding rider-friendliness, ideal for manoeuvering through the congested Malaysian traffic.

Characterised by the iconic Monster design, the Monster 821’s volumes, silhouette, tank and classic headlight are true to the original lines of its 1993 predecessor but revisited with a modern flair. Similar to the original Monster, the iconic tank also comes with a fastening hook. For the first time on the mid-size Monster, the bike also comes with the colour TFT display with selected gear and fuel indicators.

Engineered to deliver a maximum power of 109 hp at 9,250 rpm, the Ducati Monster 821 is equipped with the Euro 4 compliant liquid-cooled Testastretta 11º engine with 8.8 kgm of torque at 7,750 rpm for high performance and agility.

The Monster 821 conveys pleasant riding sensations without compromising its safety with the Ducati Safety Pack consisting of Bosch ABS and Ducati Traction Control. For maximum safety, the Ducati Monster 821 also comes with three Riding Modes which allow for easy adjustment of ABS DTC and Power Modes, letting riders transform the bike into three different motorcycles personalities. The bike also features Brembo brakes with dual 320 mm discs and M4-32 monobloc radial callipers up front, and a refined suspension system with adjustable shock absorber at the rear.

The Ducati Monster 821 is available in two colour variants; Ducati Red and the Classic Ducati Yellow – a Monster fan favourite, and is priced at RM65,900 and RM66,900 respectively.

The Ducati Panigale V4 variants, Multistrada 1260 S and Monster 821 are now available for viewing. Ducati fans may visit the nearest authorised Ducati dealership for more enquiries and test rides.

To further enhance the premium aftersales experience for owners, Ducati offers the Ducati Smart Service Program, a two-year free service for parts and lubricants, or up to 30,000km including Desmodromic service. This free service program is additional to the current two-year unlimited mileage warranty and is available at all authorised Ducati dealerships nationwide.

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