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On the first day of the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS), official distributor for Ducati motorcycles in Indonesia, Garansindo Euro Sports, launched four Ducati models – the XDiavel, the 959 Panigale, as well as the 939 Hypermotard and Hyperstrada.

At the event, graced by Ducati regional director Marco Biondi, the four new models were unveiled to underscore Garansindo’s commitment to the the Ducati brand, according to Dhani Yahya, managing director of Ducati Indonesia. Garansindo has invested substantially into Ducati Indonesia, including a new four-storey, 3,000 square meter flagship store in south Jakarta that is the world’s largest.

The 2016 XDiavel is Ducati’s “power cruiser”, which is a development of the previous generation Diavel. Carrying a 1,262 cc Testastretta V-twin with Ducati Variable Timing (DVT), the XDiavel punches out 156 hp and 128.9 Nm torque at 5,000 rpm with a 247 kg wet weight.

Designed for all-round, general purpose, fast riding, Ducati’s hypermotard series bikes have found favour with riders wanting a quick, nimble handling machine. Power comes from a 937 cc Testastretta 11-degree engine with 113 hp and 97.9 Nm torque at 7,500 rpm. All-up weight is 204 kg.

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We track-tested the Ducati 959 Panigale in Thailand, and found a lot to like about this “entry-level” superbike. Smallest of the Panigale family, the 959 Panigale gets a 955 cc Ducati Superquadro V-twin with 157 hp at 10,500 rpm and 107.4 Nm of torque at 9,000 rpm. Wet weight clocks in at 200 kg.

No pricing was announced at the GIIAS launch of the 2016 Ducati XDiavel, 959 Panigale, 939 Hypermotard and Hyperstrada. We have been reliably informed that in Malaysia, the aforementioned Ducati models, along with the 939 Hypermotard SP, will be launched “around October”.