With industry trade shows like EICMA and INTERMOT having to cancel their 2020 plans because of coronavirus concerns, motorcycle brands are having to get creative on how they are debuting their 2021 wares.
To that end, Ducati has just released its plan, and it involves over a month of stealing headlines with its new model year releases.
The debuts will come in the form of an online web series of videos, which will start on November 4th, and release a new episode each Wednesday every week after that, for a total of five episodes.
Our assumption is that Ducati will start with the Multistrada V4 on November 4th, as the Italians have already signaled that date for the bike’s release.
The question will be if we are going to see multiple variations with this bike, as Ducati has teased the Multistrada V4 as both an on-road (cast wheels with street rubber) and off-road machine (spoked wheels with knobbies).
Another model we are certain to see is a new Monster 821, and while that displacement size is a strong guess, we have a very good indication that the street bike will feature a twin-spar aluminum frame (as seen in spy photos).
Last year, Ducati seemed set to make good on its Scrambler Desert X concept, which could be an easy guess for 2021, as the bike was quite the hit. We would hope for a liquid-cooled engine in the machine though, which seems unlikely to happen.
The other models that could show up in November in December are a bit of a guess, however.
An update to the Ducati Panigale V4 R could be coming, to help the Italian brand’s fortunes in the WorldSBK Championship.
Also, we wouldn’t be surprised to see the Ducati Supersport finally getting an update, or the Ducati Diavel, though news on those fronts has been non-existent.
Beyond that, the schedule should have some surprises…and who doesn’t like those?