CUPERTINO, CA – November 12, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Closely following the company’s 2015 World Premiere at EICMA, Ducati North America today announced that Dominique Cheraki, CEO of Ducati North America, will present the brand’s new flagship Superbike, the 1299 Panigale, and the new generation Multistrada 1200 for the first time on North American soil during the press preview at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show (IMS) in Long Beach, Calif., prior to the public viewing from Nov. 14 to 16.
- Dominique Cheraki, CEO of Ducati North America, will present the new 2015 models to the press
- The new Ducati 1299 Panigale and Multistrada 1200 will be showcased for public viewing at the Long Beach Convention Center from Nov. 14 to 16
- All four Ducati Scrambler models will be on display
The 1299 Panigale builds on the engineering and design achievements that were introduced with the 1199 Panigale to create this extreme Superbike. The new 1299 Panigale is an even more powerful and responsive motorcycle, while at the same time easier and safer to ride, thanks to category-leading technological enhancements.
A new standard is reached for the ultimate “four bikes in one.” With the introduction of the completely redesigned Multistrada 1200, this is the first in the motorcycle industry to feature DVT (Desmodromic Variable Timing) technology. In addition, the Multistrada 1200 sets new electronics benchmarks, enhancing performance and safety, and now includes electronic cruise control as a standard feature.
“For Ducati, 2015 is a milestone,” stated Cheraki. “As Ducati enthusiasts will be able to choose from a range more technologically advanced and innovatively designed than ever. A sports bike, the 1299 Panigale, that promises to set a whole new on-track standard thanks to raw power and sophisticated electronics, and a new all-round Multistrada 1200 that combines sports handling and performance with smoothness and low fuel consumption at a whole new level. With ‘The Land of Joy,’ the Scrambler brand will be providing dealerships with a breath of fresh air and high spirits, offering a bike with a never-before-seen mix of motorcycling modernity and heritage.”
Ducati will also have all four iterations of the eagerly anticipated Ducati Scrambler (Icon, Urban Enduro, Classic, Full Throttle) on public display at the Long Beach Convention Center.
Public Relations Manager
Ducati North America
Founded in 1926, Ducati has been producing sport-inspired motorcycles since 1946. “Desmodromic” performance engines, innovative design and avant-garde technology characterize its motorcycles. Covering several market segments, Ducati’s range of motorcycles are divided into model families which include: Diavel, Hypermotard, Monster, Multistrada, Streetfighter and Superbike.
These authentic icons of “made in Italy” are sold in over 80 countries around the world, with concentration on the European, North American and Asia Pacific markets. Ducati competes in both the World Superbike Championship and, with an official team, the World MotoGP Championship. In Superbike Ducati has won 17 Manufacturers’ titles and 14 Riders’ titles and in 2011 passed the historic milestone of 300 race victories. Ducati have participated in MotoGP since 2003, and took both the Manufacturers’ and Riders’ titles in 2007.