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Ducati unveils host of new models

Ducati Multistrada 950
Ducati Multistrada 950

Ducati has unveiled two new Scramblers, an entry level Multistrada (pictured above), Monster 797, 1299 Superleggera and updated 1200 Monster at EICMA in Milan.

That’s on top of the Supersport and Supersport S unveiled at Intermot in Cologne a month earlier.

The Scramblers are the Desert Sled and Cafe Racer. Read all about them here.


The Multistrada 950 is powered by the 937cc 11 degreee Testastretta engine from the Hypermotard 939 with 84kW of power and 96Nm of torque.

The Baby-strada should make the all-road family a little more accessible.

It still comes with a lot of features including a Ducati Safety Pack with ABS, Traction Control and four riding modes.

The 950 is also more dirt-based with the Enduro’s 19-inch front wheel and double-sided swingarm.

It also features Brembo brakes with 320mm discs up front, fully adjustable KYB 48mm upside-down forks, fully adjustable Sachs monoshock and Pirelli Scorpion Trail II tyres.

Ducati Australia hasn’t said yet when it will arrive, but we expect it will be early next year with a sub-$20,000 price tag.


The new baby of the Monster range is the 797 powered by the air-cooled 803cc L-twin engine from the Scrambler, which is from the old Monster 800.

It features wide bars, lower 805mm seat, slipper clutch, Kayaba 43mm upside-down forks, Sachs shock with adjustable preload and rebound damping, 320mm brake discs, Brembo calipers, LCD instruments, LED indicators and taillight and a USB port under the seat.

Ducati Australia probably would have preferred another LAMS model like the 695 they had specially sleeved to 659cc. The only remaining LAMS Ducati is now the ridiculously expensive 400cc Scrambler Sixty2 at $11,990.

The Minster 797 will no doubt be slightly cheaper than the 821 Dark at $16,490. There is no word yet on when the new model will arrive.

Monster 1200

2017 Ducati Monster 1200 set
2017 Ducati Monster 1200

Updates to the Monster 1200 and 1200 S include more power, a slimmer fuel tank, the 1299 Panigale electronic rider aids and new headlight, tail and foot pegs.

The Euro 4 compliant 1198cc twin-cylinder Testastretta engine now produces 11kW more power at 111kW and has 126Nm of torque, thanks to new throttle buddies and the twin mufflers.

It also comes with cornering ABS and the inertial measurement unit (IMU) to monitor the traction and wheelie control systems.

They come in red with black wheels and the 1200 S also comes in Liquid Grey Concrete with black frame and wheels.


Ducati has already sold out of its limited run of 1299 Superleggera, even before it was unveiled.

It has lashings of carbon fibre in the frame, fairing, wheels and the world’s first carbon swingarm in a production bike, so it weighs just 167kg, ready to ride.

Ducati says that the frame alone is 40% lighter than the 1299’s.

The engine is the 1285cc desmodromic L-twin Superquadro with 160kW (215hp) of power at 11,000rpm and 146Nm of torque at 9000rpm, making it their most powerful twin yet.

inside are exotic titanium materials and low-friction components nd special input and output ducts for better breathing, plus a World Superbike Akrapovic exhaust.

It is tamed by a new six-axis IMU for more fine-tuning of the traction control allowing the rider to slide the rear wheel while leaning in a corner.

It also features cornering ABS, Ducati Power Launch, wheelie control, quickshifter and for clutchless up and down shifts and a data analyser.

Up front are fully-adjustable Ohlins FL936 forks with a TTX36 rear shock.

Brembo Evo M50 four-piston monobloc calipers bite into 330mm semi-floating discs with a 245mm disc on the rear.

A track kit adds 3kW and comes with a titanium Akrapovic exhaust, paddock stands, mirror blanking plates, race screen and licence plate removal plug.