Ducati Are Setting Up For A Big Reveal…!
With World Ducati Week just around the corner, it seems like our favorite Bologna based manufacturer are lining up two big reveals. And if you cast your minds back to their 2014 bike week extravaganza, they hinted at something that shook the biking world: the Ducati Scrambler. Now, I’m not a fan of the Scrambler, but I’m in the minority – the sales were fantastic, and now you can’t go to any biking event without seeing one of those yellow things standing in pride of place somewhere. But that was then, and this is now: what are Ducati up to?
It’s their 90th anniversary celebration too, so we can expect something impressive. According to Ducati, anyone lucky enough to be at this year’s event will be privy to a limited-edition special model, and a cheeky sneak preview of a new Ducati model that’s expected to arrive in 2017. Before we get to excited, this is still Ducati we’re talking about, so if you’re expecting an in-depth, full frontal reveal of anything, you’re going to be disappointed. Close up shots of a logo? Possibly. Badly taken spy shots from passing fans? Certainly. Anything will any real substance? Hell no. But that doesn’t mean we can’t speculate on what’s coming up.
For the new model for next year, a safe bet would be on a larger capacity version of the Scrambler. It’s been hinted at throughout the year and it would make a good deal of sense. However, many dedicated Ducati forum comment-slingers are keeping their fingers crossed for a new breed of Monster. I’m not a betting man, but my money would be on the former, rather than the latter.
But for the 90th Anniversary Special Edition? Who knows!? According to a few motorbike rags, a top-of-the-range and dolled up 1299 Panigale seems to be the weapon of choice. However, we’ve seen beautiful and special Panigales in the past, so I reckon they might try and attempt something different – which will inevitably end up being a yawn fest. My bet? It’ll be another take on the Diavel.
We’ll keep you informed as soon as we know (the event’s on from the 1st to the 3rd of July at Monza, Italy), and no doubt I’ll be eating my words. I’d be really happy to be proven wrong though. I’m bored of looking at the Scrambler, and although I love the Diavel, I’m happy to see a special edition of something else, instead.