Next Bike Sdn Bhd today launched its highly anticipated 2020 product line-up at an event dubbed “Ducati Trio”. Ducati Malaysia launched the Ducati Panigale V4, Ducati Panigale V2 and Scrambler Icon Dark models giving the Ducati enthusiasts in Malaysia a true to Ducati experience.
Panigale V4 -Refined to be better with aero package
A series of refinements for 2020 on the Panigale V4 platform make for a more user-friendly, less fatiguing ride while simultaneously making the bike faster, not just on individual laps but over entire timed sessions. A series of aerodynamic, chassis, electronic control and Ride by Wire mapping changes: designed to increase stability and turn-in speed, these changes make it easier to close corners and ensure riders enjoy more confident throttle control making the Panigale V4 the most engaging motorcycle on track.
The Panigale V4 and Panigale V4 S models are now equipped with content adopted directly from the V4 R, starting with the aero pack (aerofoils, screen, nose fairing and larger lateral fairings which include side vents for radiator through-air having a higher efficiency). The aero pack provides better airflow protection for the rider and improves overall vehicle stability, thereby enhancing confidence.
Other new features also include the new Front Frame, light magnesium front sub-frame, shell-cast aluminium seat sub-frame, Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO 2, Ducati Quick Shift up/down (DQS) EVO 2. For the latest V4 S, it comes standard with an Öhlins NIX-30 fork, an Öhlins TTX36 rear shock absorber and an Öhlins event-based steering damper. Other feastures for the Panigale V4 S is a lithium-ion battery, Marchesini forged aluminium wheels in total black as well as sports grips.
The Panigale V4 and Panigale V4 S are priced at RM 132,900 and RM 172,000 respectively.
Ducati Panigale V2 – Twin cylinder that never compromised performance
The Panigale V2 takes a totally new design, features sophisticated electronics based on a 6-axis inertial platform and, thanks to a more comfortable rider seat and the suspension set-up, offers better yet safer sports performance while making road riding more enjoyable and user-friendly than ever.
The new extensive fairing gently embraces the monocoque frame, highlighting the compactness of the Superquadro twin-cylinder engine to create a bike that is visually more compressed. Another key part of the Panigale V2 look is the single-sided swingarm and the new exhaust with extremely compact under-engine silencer and single-side end pipe. The clean lines typical of Ducati superbikes are enhanced by the traditional Ducati Red livery and black wheels, or customers can also choose an all-new White Rosso livery where the purity of Star White Silk is interrupted by the energy of Ducati Red on the rims, the front air inlets and the deflector on the upper half fairing.
The Panigale V2 sports a Euro 5 compliant, 955 cm³ Superquadro engine which delivers even more power (+5 hp) and torque (+2 Nm) than its predecessor. With a maximum power of 155 hp at 10,750 rpm and a maximum torque of 104 Nm at 9,000 rpm, the Superquadro remains true to its nature: as user-friendly on the road as it is powerful – yet always under control – on the track. Valve play checks are scheduled every 24,000 km and services every 12,000 km or 12 months.
The Panigale V2 comes with safety features including ABS Bosch Cornering EVO, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO, Ducati Quick Shift Up/down (DQS) EVO and Engine Brake Control (EBC) EVO. Additionally, the bike’s front brakes use twin M4.32 Brembo monobloc callipers actuated by master cylinders. The front callipers grip 320 mm discs, while a single 24mm disc at the rear is gripped by a single Brembo calliper.
All controls are incorporated in the three Riding Modes (Race, Sport, Street) and can be adjusted via the new 4.3″ colour TFT dashboard. The Panigale V2 may also be used with the Ducati Multimedia System (DMS). This lets riders accept incoming calls, select and listen to music or receive text messages via Bluetooth. DMS is available as a Ducati Performance plug-and-play accessory.
The Panigale V2 is priced at RM 109,900.
Scrambler Icon Dark – Redefining a darker scrambler
The Scrambler Icon Dark now provides riders with a clean base for them to customize and personalize as they see fit, but it does not skimp on features. An all-new headlight featuring an LED DRL and a new flat seat catches the eye. Together with a renewed suspension set-up, hydraulic clutch control with an adjustable lever and ergonomic switchgear, the Scrambler Icon Dark provides a comfortable set up for any journey the rider undertakes. The rider also has access to a fuel gauge and a gear indicator to make rides further stress-free.
Icon Dark is powered by the air-cooled 803cc Desmodromic L-Twin engine with power of 73 hp at 8,250 rpm.
Ducati Multimedia System (DMS) is also installed on the bike which allows the rider to integrate the bike with a smartphone, rider’s helmet earpiece, passenger’s helmet earpiece or a Ducati navigator system via Bluetooth. The infotainment system allows four devices to be connected simultaneously.
The Icon Dark also comes standard with dual-channel Bosch cornering ABS. This provides the rider added safety and peace of mind when riding on the winding roads leading to the outskirts as Malaysians travel interstate for an exciting road trip. The bike now spot with new Matt Black body colour scheme while complete with machine-finished aluminium belt covers and interchangeable aluminium side panels.
The Scrambler Icon Dark is priced at RM 49,900.
If you’re ready to make a booking for the Ducati Trio, then head over to the following showroom at: Ducati Petaling Jaya, Ducati Sungai Buloh and Ducati Penang.
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