Ducati Vyper Spy Shots

06/23/2009 @ 1:44 am, by Jensen Beeler10 COMMENTS


The folks at MCN have either been playing with Play-doh again, or have managed to sneak a camera into Ducati HQ. Irregardless, the result is this image of what can only be the rumored Ducati Vyper cruiser.

Details are scarce on the Vyper, other than the obvious: a performance cruiser designed to go after the more red-blooded riders amongst us. Looking at the photo, we do see that the bike has a unique rear-shock placement underneath the swing-arm, which does not definitively seem to be a single-sided swinger. The rest of the bike borrows the steel trellis frame, and styling that looks similar to what Luca Bar rendered for us earlier this year.

We can probably expect to see the first official glimpse of the Vyper at Milan in November, along with the rumored Ducati Adventure, the BMW GS killer.

While the Ducati Vyper will likely fit in at the new Orange Country Choppers Ducati dealership, we can’t imagine the amount of brand equity that is being lost by having a Teutul owned Ducati shop, and Harley-esque competitor coming into the fold. Clearly the folks in Bologna are looking to saturate into every concieveable market segment they can think of.

We can only expect to see a Ducati Scooter in the near future. Some Multistrada critics might say that bike has already arrived.

Photo: MotoRevue via HFL

  • hjworton

    Blue Blooded ? You mean Red Blooded, surely ?

    The bike is quite a good move, I think. We are talking a ‘performance’ cruiser, not yer average hog. I would imagine though that Ducati will be pricing it at a premium, yo compete with things like the new VMAX and the Harley VROD. Those are 2 expensive machines which are not available price-wise to the everyday motorcycle rider, certainly not here in the UK.

    The model does look good, it is recognizably a Ducati. The affluent biker would likely buy it.

  • Jenny Gun

    Surely I do, but please don’t call me Shirley.

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  • http://twitter.com/eatsleepride/status/2293654373 Alex Crookes

    Even Ducati are at the ugly factory today – Vyper spy shots http://is.gd/1a9TS

  • http://deleted hjworton

    Apologies, Jenny.

    I still quite like it.

  • Alex

    Irregardless? Seriously? I’m not a grammar nazi but that is not even a word and if it was, it wouldn’t even mean when you wanted to say.

    Regardless means without regard, so irregardless would be a double negative. Unless of course you meant disirregardless? A triple negative would smotth it all out.

    sorry, pet peeve. i’m done now.

  • http://www.tlzone.net crashtd



    sort of like flamable, and inflamable.

  • Cheese


    VMAX and V Rod? Seriously? For the 50-something who loves to polish the bike more than ride it, I suppose.

  • http://Maui JOMO

    it is about time, are we not Italians, i need one just to kick some bud.
    the price, not important, just want one
    please make a few