November 2, 2015 at 8:42 am #10101EddiebKeymaster
Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter
- Town/City: Tauranga
- Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
Ducati has something new in the pipeline, known only as X, and it’s coming in 2 weeks.
The letter X has in recent years been used by many motorcycle manufacturers to signify an adventure / dual sport model, will Ducati follow this pattern or is it something completely different?
Ducati’s preview videos don’t offer any hints, but use phrases like “The intersections of worlds” “The multiplication of potential”, “Maximum strength with minimum effort” and “low speed excitement”
Here’s some thoughts we at Adventure Riding NZ had about Ducati’s choice of marketing phrases, 2 weeks time will tell on whether any of our thoughts are close to the mark.
“The intersections of worlds”
Adventure / Dual Sport. On and off road?
“The multiplication of potential”
forced injection, turbo or supercharged, OR, more than 2 cylinders?
“Maximum strength with minimum effort”
Again forced injection, fast acceleration
“low speed excitement”
tuned for torque, OR, a low engine capacity?
A small bore, forced injection adventure bike doesn’t sound likely to me and I’m suspecting it might be another Diavel/cruiser/street bike but only time will tell. Have a look at the videos released by Ducati so far and let us know your thoughts below
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