Ducati held a launch party in Melbourne and Sydney recently, to unveil some 2024 offerings from the Italian brand. We attended the Sydney event, held at the Beta in the CBD, where the Hypermotard 698 Mono, Multistrada V4 S Grand Tour & RS, plus DesertX Rally broke cover Down Under. 

The Hypermotard 698 Mono ($22,800 Ride Away) is designed and built to achieve maximum performance on asphalt and is equipped with the new Superquadro Mono, the most sophisticated and high-performance single-cylinder road engine ever made. A record-breaking engine thanks to the maximum power of 77.5hp and the 10,250rpm maximum rotation which constitute new benchmarks for the category. This engine derives from the twin-cylinder of the 1299 Panigale, from which it inherits the 116mm bore piston, combustion chamber, titanium intake and steel exhaust valves and Desmodromic distribution, the same solution that Ducati uses in MotoGP….

Read all of the details about the Hypermotard 698 Mono here…

The Multistrada V4 RS ($55,800 Ride Away) offers the unique and  unmistakable sound of the Desmosedici Stradale with dry clutch and Akrapovič silencer. Ducati say this is the sportiest Multistrada in the family, thanks to Öhlins suspension, single-sided aluminium swingarm and forged rims. The Ducati Multistrada V4 RS combines the Multistrada line with technical solutions that are typical of Borgo Panigale’s superbikes. There are various carbon fibre components such as the front mudguard, the hand guards (designed specifically for this model), the heat shields and the front “beak”.

Read all of the details and features of the Multistrada V4 RS here

The new Multistrada V4 S Grand Tour will be available shortly in dealerships in the Ducati network in Grand Tour livery only. 

The new Multistrada V4 S Grand Tour will be available in dealerships in the Ducati network in Grand Tour livery only.

The Multistrada V4 S Grand Tour ($45,200 Ride Away) is a Full Optional motorcycle based on the S model with Travel and Radar setup. Equipped as standard with a radar system with Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Blind Spot Detection (BSD) to improve safety and riding comfort. Still regarding safety, the TPMS system, which shows the tyre pressure on the dashboard, and additional LED lights (standard) to improve visibility at night and in fog, are fitted as standard on the Grand Tour.

The side panniers, standard on the Multistrada V4 S Grand Tour, are integrated with the livery of the motorbike. Thanks to the overall volume of 60 litres, they allow you to take everything you need with you even on longer journeys. The central stand, included in the standard equipment, helps to make all operations on the cases easier and safer, from assembly and disassembly to opening and closing.

Read about the full details and features of the Multistrada V4 S Grand Tour here

The Ducati DesertX Rally ($26,200 Ride Away) is equipped with a 21in front and 18in rear Takasago Exel wheels, Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR tyres, KYB 48mm closed cartridge forks with 250mm of travel, solid CNC billet triple-clamps, KYB shock with 46mm piston and 240mm of travel, and the bike has 280mm of ground clearance.

It also has an adjustable Ohlins steering damper, six riding modes (Sport, Touring, Urban, Wet, Enduro, Rally), cornering ABS, 8 level traction control, wheelie control, engine brake control, cruise control, 5in TFT dash, utility bar, up and down quickshifter, LED lighting and lots more.

For the full details on the Ducati DesertX Rally edition click here

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