It was a triple launch for Ducati Malaysia at the Ducati Malaysia Premiere 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, with the public showing of the 2019 Ducati Panigale V4, Multistrada 1260 S and Monster 821. Pricing for the Panigale V4 is RM129,900 for the base version, while the Panigale V4 S – had a ride on it here – goes for RM169,900, a drop from the post-GST prices of RM133,900 and RM173,900.

Meanwhile, the update for the Ducati Multistrada 1260 S, the Bologna firm’s take on the adventure-tourer, is priced at RM129,900 in Ducati Red and RM130,900 in Grey. Famously known as the bike that saved Ducati, back in the 1990s, the Monster 821 is currently Ducati’s middleweight naked sports bike comes in two flavours, Ducati Red and Classic Yellow, priced at RM69,900 and RM70,900 respectively.

The Panigale V4 is Ducati’s first superbike to use its production V-four engine, the 1,103 cc Stradale which produces 214 hp at 13,000 rpm and 120 Nm of torque at 10,000 rpm. Fed by four oval throttle bodies with an equivalent diameter of 52 mm, coupled to variable length intake manifolds, the Stradale V-four’s valve movement uses Ducati’s Desmodromic mechanical valve actuation.

Updating the 2016 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S is the Multistrada 1260 S, with 158 hp at 9,500 rpm and 129.5 Nm of torque at 7,500 rpm coming from its 1,262 cc Testastretta DVT V-twin. Equipped with a Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) that allows for clutchless up- and down-shifts, the Multistrada 1260 S comes with Ducati’s Skyhook Sachs electronic suspension.

The new 1260 Testastretta mill is claimed to give more low- to mid-range torque, especially at 4,000 rpm where Ducati says the engine spends most of its time. Rider conveniences include a Bosch IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) which controls Cornering ABS, Ducati Cornering Lights and Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC), along with Vehicle Hold Control for uphill starts.

Freshly updated is the Ducati Monster 821, which now comes with LED lighting all-round, a full-colour TFT-LCD screen coupled with three riding modes, power modes and Ducati Safety Pack which provides Bosch ABS and traction control. Producing 109 hp at 9,250 rpm and 86 Nm of torque at 7,750 rpm, the 821 carries on the Monster tradition of the original hooligan bike.

All three Ducati machines – the Panigale V4, the Multistrada 1260 S and Monster 821 – are on display at authorised Ducati dealers. Every Ducati sold via authorised Malaysian distributor Next Bike and its dealers comes with the DucatiSmart Service Program, a two-year free service for parts and lubricants, or up to 30,000km, including Desmodromic service.