The year has barely begun and Ducati has already given us plenty to look forward to. As many as 11 new bikes will be launched in 2022, says the Italian brand.
The year begins with the introduction of the Scrambler 1100 Tribute Pro (a special edition unveiled at the Ducati World Premiere a few months ago) and the Panigale V2 Troy Bayliss Edition (which wears a livery inspired by the 996R on which Troy Bayliss won his very first WSBK title in 2001). Bookings for these two special editions are open now, followed by the launch of the Multistrada V2 (an evolution of the Multistrada 950) and the Scrambler 800 Urban Motard.
The second quarter of the year will see the launch of the Streetfighter V4 SP – a lighter, tougher version of Ducati’s meanest naked bike. It will be followed by its full-dress cousin, the Panigale V4, which will be launched in 2022 with a series of sensible updates. Its little brother, the Streetfighter V2, will make its India debut right after. Next up is the Multistrada V4 Pikes Peak, a sportier version of Ducati’s flagship adventure tourer, and the XDiavel Poltrona Frau – a special edition made in collaboration with the Italian luxury furniture brand.
The second half of the year seems to be a little less action-packed, with only two launches planned. But one of those two is the exciting DesertX – Ducati’s toughest off-road bike in a long time. The other is the 2022 model year Panigale V4 SP, which will be a more focused version of the brand’s flagship superbike with new aero, suspension and chassis geometry.
And when all this subsides, Ducati should be ready to host the 2022 edition of its world premiere, which will give us much more in 2023.