Ducati 1199RS13 superbike and 2013 models revealed: Multistrada 1200 a huge hit at the Intermot International Motorcycle Show

Ducati has accomplished a number of achievements since its inception and with the dawning of the Intermot International Motorcycle Show the company is looking to reveal its 2013 lineup. These new models are clothed with a new paint scheme and through superior sales and customer rapport, the company has managed to stand firm in the market and maintain its financial position.

Brands like the Ducati Multistrada 1200 and the 1199 Panigale RS13 were displayed at the Intermot Show. Anniversary versions of the 696, 796 and 1100EVO models were also on display. The four bikes in one concept used in the new 2013 Multistrada 1200 as also the Ducati skyhook suspension and the new and improved testastretta 11° DS engine are also on display at this event. New colors for the Diavel and 848, 1199 as also Ducatisti are on display at the event.

The Ducati monster has completed 20 years of production and at the event one will be able to witness the Monster Diesel on display. Top of the range sports bike the 119RS13 will be making its first public appearance at this event. The Intermot International Motorcycle Show is being held from the 3rd to the 7th of October 2012 at Cologne, Germany.

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Ducati present 1199RS13 Superbike and start to reveal 2013 models at Cologne’s Intermot show

Cologne, Germany

Ducati has started to reveal its 2013 range at the Intermot International Motorcycle Show in Cologne, Germany, displaying new colours in the Diavel and Superbike families and, as the famous naked icon now celebrates 20 years of production, special Anniversary versions of the Monster 696, 796 and 1100EVO. The recently released 2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200 also made its first-ever public appearance, as did the brand new 1199 Panigale RS13, which is now ready to make its debut in the World Superbike series next year. Company CEO, Gabriele Del Torchio, and General Manager, Claudio Domenicali addressed the world’s motorcycle press during a special conference held on the Italian manufacturer’s stand at the massive biennial event.

“Ducati has entered a new era,” said Gabriele Del Torchio, CEO of Ducati. “Being part of such a prominent and significant group as Volkswagen makes us look to the future with confidence and optimism and we are very happy to be here at Intermot with so many new products to present. Despite today’s severely shrinking market, Ducati continues to show positive growth, and since 2007 has consistently increased its market share and further strengthened its financial position. 2011 was a record year in the history of Ducati and we expect to continue our growth in 2012. Our 2013 motorcycles, such as the new Multistrada 1200, demonstrate the consistency of our development strategies and today I am especially proud to present our new Monster Anniversary, a celebration of the glorious history of this iconic model in the Ducati family.”

“Twenty years have passed since the presentation of our first Ducati Monster, right here at Intermot,” said Claudio Domenicali, General Manager of Ducati Motor Holding, during the press conference. “This model redefined the parameters of the naked segment and our new Monster Anniversary is dressed in the original livery of that very first version and applied to the whole range of latest-generation Monsters. In addition to the Monster Anniversary, we have brought a number of interesting new products to Cologne. Our new Multistrada 1200 is an evolution of the 4-bikes-in-1 concept and now becomes even more versatile with the introduction of the revolutionary Ducati Skyhook Suspension system. The model also presents a new and improved Testastretta 11° DS engine, with enhanced power delivery and smoother operation, and a re-styled front-end with new LED lighting. We are also presenting brand new colour schemes for the Diavel and the Superbike 848 and 1199 Panigale and Ducatisti here in Cologne have the first chance to see the RS13 version of the 1199 Panigale, now available for teams to prepare their fight for the 2013 Superbike World Championship.”

First introduced in Cologne in 1992, the Monster family now reaches a milestone 20 years of production and Ducati celebrates the iconic naked with special 20th Anniversary editions of its latest 696, 796 and 1100EVO models. Standing proudly alongside the exclusive Monster Diesel, this bold range of lifestyle motorcycles are dressed in special liveries, revised colour finishes and character-forming features.

The innovative Ducati Diavel, which has become one of Ducati’s most desired models, rolls into 2013 with an exciting line-up that sees the flagship Diavel Carbon now exclusively in carbon red and the standard Diavel in three stunning new colour versions. The Diavel Dark in matte black with black-finished components and two “street-sport” schemes that introduce metallic blue or Ducati red with stylish white stripes, white wheels and special defining features.

The 2013 Ducati Superbike family introduces arctic white versions of the exciting 1199 Panigale and 1199 Panigale S alongside the signature Ducati red, while the 1199 Panigale S Tricolore continues proudly as the flagship of the family. The highly successful 848EVO is available in the traditional colours of Ducati red* and dark stealth*, while the exclusive 848EVO Corse Special Edition, with a new-for-2013, lightweight, aluminium fuel tank, gets dressed in the stunning new Ducati Corse Test Team livery of matte black and matte grey.
*Country specific

The 2013 Ducati Multistrada family has its first public showing at Intermot and presents an innovative and technically advanced evolution of an already successful range. Restyled aesthetics, a brand new Granturismo model and the new Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) system, which provides confidence-inspiring, intelligent electronics, are just a few of the many enhancements that continue the Multistrada’s excellent reputation.

Ducati’s highly anticipated 1199 Panigale RS13 also breaks cover for the first time at Intermot. The spectacular Ducati Corse prepared machine previews the full race version of the company’s top-of-the range sportbike model, now ready and available for teams to prepare for competition in the 2013 World Superbike series.

Intermot will be open to the public from 3-7 October and Ducati’s impressive 2013 models, accessories and apparel can be viewed on stand A-042/C-055 in Hall 8 of Cologne’s exhibition complex.

New Multistrada 1200 a huge hit with Intermot show visitors

Cologne, Germany

The Intermot International Motorcycle Show in Cologne opened its doors to the public today and, with Germany celebrating its national “Unity Day” holiday, the prestigious fair complex enjoyed a massive turn-out of enthusiastic visitors.

At an equally packed press conference yesterday, Ducati presented the new-for-2013 Monster Anniversary as well as new Diavel colours and the stunning 1199 Panigale RS13 intended for next year’s World Superbike Championship, but the focus of the adventure-driven German public visiting the Ducati stand today was definitely the new Multistrada 1200 S Granturismo.

The model attracted considerable interest in its long distance ergonomics and enhanced luggage capacity as well as design features like the pinch-and-slide adjustable screen and LED lighting. The innovative and comfort-enhancing Ducati Skyhook Suspension system and Ducati Safety Pack of latest generation ABS and traction control – as fitted to all 2013 S models – were also well received and look set to continue the Multistrada’s impressive success.

Intermot is open to the public until Sunday, 7 October and Ducati’s impressive 2013 models, accessories and apparel can be viewed on stand A-042/C-055 in Hall 8 of Cologne’s exhibition complex.

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