Ducati doesn’t make a motorcycle that isn’t a jewel; if you didn’t ride yours you would probably hang it on your wall. They are, simply, a pleasure to look at, listen to, feel and ride.
We were surrounded by a forest of Ducatis today in Fort Collins, Colorado at Colorado Euro, gawking at the machines assisted by General Sales Manager Jeff Weheli, who pretty much agreed with us that every machine was awesome in the most literal sense of the world. Here’s the “best” of the dealership’s bunch, and a brief description; click on the links to get more, more, more.
It’s all Monster, this bike, with its compact dimensions making it a good choice for smaller or shorter riders. Notice how the gas tank blends with the sporty lines of the rear section that, thanks also to the new compact, lightweight frame, immediately conveys power and ferocity.
This bike was born to race, man. Twist the throttle and its 205 hp engine reacts instantly, and track-optimised geometry and racing suspension ensure responsive racetrack behavior. Electronics are tuned to deliver maximum performance and a lithium-ion
battery and a titanium Ducati Performance by Akrapovič exhaust will take you and 357 lbs of racing technology straight to the checkered flag.
The XDiavel is a Ducati cruiser with forward controls, belt drive and a fatty-fat 240mm wide rear tire, but it also happens to be an absolutely devasting racer. It’s got a larger, 1262cc version of the Ducati Testastretta Desmodromic Variable Timing (DVT) L-Twin Dual Spark engine, and a full assortment of of Ducati’s latest electronics: Riding Modes, Power Modes, Ducati Safety Pack (Bosch cornering ABS and DTC), multiple riding modes, DPL (Ducati Power Launch), Ride by Wire, cruise control, Hands-Free keyless ignition, full-LED lighting, and backlit handlebar switches.
Here’s a quickie dealership video we made of the Panigale R.
We’ll see you out there this year, and report back.