2014 Ducati Model Announcement Next Week

09/05/2013 @ 9:10 am, by Jensen Beeler12 COMMENTS


Do you like new model motorcycles? Of course you do. Well, this time next week, Ducati Motor Holding will be making a presentation to the motorcycling media at its Bologna headquarters. The invitation in our inbox is light on details (unsurprisingly), though smart money would be on Ducati debuting some of its model refreshes for next year, and possibly its much anticipated 2014 Ducati 899 Panigale.

Teased already on the internet, we know that the Ducati 899 Panigale will have a double-sided swingarm and lower-spec suspension and brakes when compared to its superbike companion. Advanced electronics are expected as well, though time will tell if the rumors regarding the 899cc engine displacement are true.

As for the big pieces of Ducati’s 2014 line-up, those will likely have to wait until the EICMA show in Milan, Italy. Customarily, Ducati likes to whet our appetites with minor releases in September/October, leaving the big fish to fry until November’s trade show.

What could the Bologna Brand have in store for us at EICMA? Time will only tell of course. Rumors suggest that we will have to wait a bit longer to see the Ducati Scrambler, despite the fact that Ducati trademarked “Ducati Scrambler” just two months ago with the USPTO.

Source: Ducati

  • smiler

    899 or MV?………

    MV everytime. Come on Ducati get a grip.

  • Harb

    If those two are your only options, MV if you’re just looking for a garage decoration, Ducati if you’re actually going to ride the thing.

  • Brandon

    Please, please, please be the rumored 1198 Monster with an aluminum gas tank. The Streetfighter needs a TRUE successor.

  • mp

    I have a Duc SP hyper motard and a 1098 and an MV Brutale. I obviously love both but the in-line four of the MV is the sweetest revving thing ever.

  • damn

    wil be a great bike the 899. like his big brother it has no frame and thats smart thinking. it can compeat in wss and thats another smart thought from duc. but the best thing ducati has are smart people paying alot of money for a bike that works both in motogp and dominates in sbk!

  • Wil


    My MV F3 has 8000+ kms so far since this spring, and I know of guys with a lot more than that. They are not just garage queens, they’re beasts looking for a hard ride!

  • mike

    With a normal swingarm…..any chance it also has reverted to normal frame?

  • paulus – Thailand

    Frameless, V-twin, double sided swings arm.
    … it’s a Red “Britten” with more conventional USD forks :)

  • GAC

    If a scrambler appears, I will buy 2!

  • Norm G.

    re: “we know that the Ducati 899 Panigale will have a double-sided swingarm and lower-spec suspension and…”

    …a FULL TRELLIS FRAME to restore it’s unfair advantage over the competition…!!!

    j/k, I totally made that up. ^-^ the name of the game is profitability. same as the DSS, casting a monocoque saves a ton in labor and materials cost vs. welding up a birdcage. there will be no going back. (capt. ramius voice)

  • smiler

    Harb….. factual info please. I have a 312RR and it is as much a Ducati aa any bike. Uncomfortable, beaufitul and hard. But is it also very fast and did 3,000 miles in about 6 months, trackdays and worked without issue.

    Now more than ever MV’s as are good as anything else out there.

    When I saw these I almost lost it…….


  • Faust

    Can’t wait till next week. If MV had a decent dealer network in the US, I might consider it. Same with KTM. They don’t. Looking forward to riding a Duc in the near future.