The Italian manufacturer celebrates one of the most important models to come out of the Bologna factory, with the limited edition Ducati Monster 30° Anniversario revealed for a production run of 500 bikes.
As the slightly more refined and upgraded version of the Italian all-rounder, the 2024 Ducati Multistrada V2 S gets black and grey paint for the new model year, as an alternative to red.
Powered by the same 937cc Testastretta twin-cylinder engine, the S model adds semi-active suspension, a quickshifter, cornering lights for the front LEDs and a TST dash rather than the standard LCD. And you also now get Cruise Control, along with the full electronics package of ABS, Vehicle Hold Control (VHC), traction conrol and the Ducati Brake Light System which automatically activates your rear light if you suddenly slow.
And now you can choose your new Multistrada in Ducati Red, or the new ‘Thrilling Black and Street Grey’ which arrives in UK dealers from July 2023.
The paint is the major change for this model year, which celebrates two decades since the first Multistrada launched back in 2003, and more than 100,000 bikes in the range have been sold (which currently also includes the V4 versions).
If you’re planning on buying a new model, the Ducati Multistrada V2 S costs from £15,395, and a 35 kW A2 licence version is also available.
Keep up with all the latest new, custom and classic Ducati motorcycles, here. And if you can’t quite stretch to a brand new Multistrada V2 S, you can find plenty of older models for sale on eBay right now.
It’s not exactly a stealth option, but the 2024 Ducati Panigale V2 is now available in black, if you fancy an alternative to classic red.
The 955cc Superquadro twin-cylinder super sports bike was introduced in 2020, offering 155hp and 104Nm of torque at 9,000rpm. Underneath the new Black on Black Livery and graphics, the bike is pretty much unchanged from last year, with the same electronics package including ABS, traction control, wheel control, quick shifting and engine braking, monocoque frame, single-sided aluminium swingarm, and the two large air ducts under the LED front headlight.
If you do choose a new Panigale V2 in the Black on Black livery, there are still some Ducati Red details, with the graphics on the tank, fairing and wheels. But it does look pretty good in the darker colour, including the revised seat.
Previously, the second colour option for the Panigale was White Rosso, introduced soon after the bike originally launched. And if you own a current model, there’s a voluntary safety recall in the United States via Ducati North America at the moment due to a software issue causing the headlight to change from low beam to daylight running mode automatically, which can be fixed with a quick update. This impacts 2020-2023 model years, but has now been fixed for any new bikes.
Keep up with the latest Ducati motorcycles, including new, classic and custom bikes, here. And if your budget can’t quite stretch to a new Panigale V2, you can find older, secondhand examples for sale on eBay right now.
One of the longest rider and team relationships in MotoGP will continue as Ducati keep Michele Pirro as a test rider until 2027.
The 36-year-old from San Giovanni Rotondo in Italy first joined the manufacturer in 2013, developing the Desmosedici GP for 11 years so far alongside with competing in races as a wildcard rider. He’s also a multiple Italian champion in the superbike and superstock classes, and has also been involved in developing the new Ducati MotoE machine.
Michele Pirro (#51, Ducati MotoGP Test Team): “Most of my sporting career has been with Ducati, and I can’t imagine myself in any other colour than the red of the Borgo Panigale manufacturer. I arrived here in 2013, probably during the most difficult years for Ducati Corse, but now I am also experiencing the best ones for the company. I am very proud of what we have done together. I have worked closely with the new generation of Italian riders and always learn something new from them. As always, I will work hard to continue contributing to developing the Desmosedici GP and the Panigale V4. I thank Claudio, Gigi, Paolo and Davide, and all the people who believe in me. Forza Ducati always!”
There’s a new paint choice available for the Italian naked sports bike, with the 2024 Ducati Monsters now available in Iceberg White. It’s available for both the Monster and Plus version, with a contrasting Ducati Red seat unit.