We all know the new model season is upon us, and Ducati has wasted no time in already letting slip two new models for the 2016 model year: the Ducati Monster 1200 R and the Ducati Diavel Carbon.
The Bologna Brand has a few more tricks up its sleeve, as it plans to debut nine new models at the upcoming EICMA show in Milan. In addition to that, Ducati says we can expect machines the will push the company into two market segments that the Italian brand is not in with its current lineup.
We have obviously already seen the Monster R and the Diavel Carbon, and we can likely expect to see Ducati update its 899 line, and add more models to the Scrambler line. There are even rumors of a new Streetfighter, though the release of the Monster R seems to make that unlikely.
With photos of a belt-driven cruiser-style model floating around the internet, one such new model may also be a more “traditional” cruiser that will likely push the progress made by the Diavel even further into Harley-Davidson territory.
Ducati’s lineup has obvious gaps in the small-displacement categories, as well as the more off-road focused segments. It will be interesting to see whether Bologna makes entries into those larger markets, or continues to find space between its current offerings. Let the speculation begin.