INTERMOT is four days away and people are already getting itchy with their press release triggers.
The official announcement isn’t until 6pm on October 4th, but Ducati have already told us today the bikes that they’re looking to reveal on stage.
Top of the schedule is the new Ducati SuperSport of course.
Already revealed to visitors to World Ducati Week, and leaked out via spy shots during the same event, the SuperSport is being pegged as ‘a bike for those eager to ride sports-style on everyday roads’.
“Fun, versatile and accessible, with true Ducati sports styling and zest, the SuperSport promises exciting, fun riding sensations while ensuring everyday comfort and easy handling whatever the roads are like. An innovative leap that, even before its debut, has won widespread support and aroused considerable interest; at Cologne, the SuperSport is set to steal the limelight to say the least.”
Next – in a similarly styled housekeeping move to Yamaha earlier in the week – we’ve got a couple of new colours to take a gander at.
The 2017 Multistrada 1200 is now going to be made available in a rather fetching “Volcano Grey” but there is more to the 2017 MS than just new threads; the 2017 Multistrada 1200 family is going to sport a new airbox and new engine calibration.
Also at INTERMOT, Ducati have sad that they will be presenting the new EURO 4 engines for the Monster 821 and Diavel. So expect slightly uglier exhausts but also a few more engine tweaks. Oh and there’ll be a new “Dust Grey” colour for the Monster 821 too.
There have been upgrades to the 1299 Panigale and Panigale S as well. With the welcome introduction of the latest EVO version of Ducati Traction Control (DTC) and Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC).
As suspected it looks as if the bulk of the new Ducati models (including new Scramblers?) will be left for a reveal at the Milan EICMA show in November. But let’s get INTERMOT out of the way first. The SuperSport alone should be enough for us to fill a few pages of ‘content’ with!