Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 21st October 2020 – Offering only the best of Ducati products and services, Next Bike Sdn Bhd, the official distributor of Ducati products in Malaysia today unveils key products from both Ducati and Scrambler Ducati brands – the Ducati Streetfighter V4, and the Scrambler 1100 PRO and 1100 Sport PRO models. These models now join the brand’s impressive 2020 line up.
Dato’ Nik Hamdam Nik Hassan, Group Chief Executive Officer, Automotive Group, Naza Corporation Holdings “It’s a fact that Malaysia and the rest of the world are facing unprecedented challenges together, but it is also encouraging to see how individual brands across different industries and their customers have continued to maintain positive momentum and energy throughout. It brings us great joy to be able to bring more excitement to the Malaysian motorcycle and automotive scene with the launch of these amazing new Ducati and Scrambler models.
“The recent 2020 model launches over the past months have contributed to increasingly positive growth for the Ducati brand in Malaysia, which is remarkable given the rough roads that we are all traversing right now. Our sales performance has been highly encouraging and we are extremely grateful to our partners, affiliates, members of the media, and of course, our esteemed Ducati customers and enthusiasts for keeping our pace at a consistently high level. The near future remains volatile but our goals, ambitions and trajectory remain steadfast – we will continue to stay on the right track.”
Ducati Streetfighter V4
A Panigale V4 with stripped off fairings, a high and wide handlebar, 178 kg (dry weight) on the scale, powered by the 1100 cc Desmosedici Stradale delivering 208 hp, aerodynamically enhanced with biplane wings, and finished off with a complete electronics package. This is the “Fight Formula” that gives life to the Streetfighter V4. The result is a modern and technologically advanced naked bike with an aggressive and emotional design, which doesn’t hide its thrilling levels of performance.
The Streetfighter V4 expresses its intentions perfectly with its minimalist full-LED headlights, recalling the front of the Panigale V4 while evoking the grin of the Joker (the comic strip character from which the designer of the new naked drew inspiration). Another clear Ducati hallmark is the V-shaped DRL already featured on the Panigale V4.
Its compact headlights are embedded in a meticulously designed dual-layer fairing that incorporates the air-box and LED cooling intakes, while a rear deflector diverts airflow from impacting the tank directly. The bike’s elegant yet aggressive design is complete with a front cover that hides the fixings and wirings of the TFT display.
The Streetfighter V4’s fast, agile mixed-road performance demands maximum stability at high speed and when braking, reduced wheel-up during acceleration and minimized electronic control of the suspension set-up. Thus, Ducati Corse specialists together with the Ducati Style Centre have developed aerodynamic biplane wings for the bike for optimum stability without compromising its performance.
The latest-generation electronics package on the Streetfighter V4 is based on a 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (6D IMU) which instantly detects the bikes’ roll, yaw and pitch angles. The electronics oversee every part of the ride; some controls manage start, acceleration and braking, others handle traction, while some lend a helping hand in corners and out-of-corner stretches.
Accompanying the Streetfighter V4, the Streetfighter V4 S is also launched and features Marchesini forged wheels and Öhlins electrically controlled suspension (43 mm NIX30 forks and TTX36 monoshock) and steering damper. The latter uses the second-generation Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 system which, in addition to making full use of the IMU 6D, provides a more rider-friendly interface.
Since the arrival of the last Streetfighter variant in 2013, the all-new Streetfighter V4 is ready to rumble as it makes its return with vigor.
The Ducati Streetfighter V4 and Streetfighter V4 S products are priced at RM115,900.00 and RM145,900.00 respectively.
Ducati Scrambler 1100 PRO & 1100 Sport PRO
More fun, more performance, more Scrambler. Featuring an original design, the new Ducati Scrambler 1100 PRO and 1100 Sport PRO models are sculpted for those who want the exhilaration of a 1079 cm³ engine packing generous torque right from the bottom of the rev range, and a 15-litre steel tank that, combined with a plush seat with enhanced coating, ensures that even the longest ride is as comfortable as it is exciting.
The fun is guaranteed on the new Ducati Scrambler 1100 PRO and Sport PRO, thanks to their iconic styling and sense of freedom, together with high levels of agility and safety. Created for those who love riding within and beyond the city streets, even with a passenger, these new models further evolve the Ducati Scrambler “Land Of Joy” philosophy.
The Ducati Scrambler 1100 PRO stands out for its new two-tone “Ocean Drive” colour scheme, combined with a steel Trellis frame and rear aluminium subframe, both finished in black. The aluminium covers are also black. A new right-side dual tailpipe and low-slung plate holder ensure distinctive rear-end styling and, together with the new livery, give the bike a coiled, compact look. Another hallmark is the framed headlight; inspired by the protective adhesive tape used back in the ‘70s, a black metal “X” has been incorporated inside the headlight: a detail that makes the bike instantly identifiable, even with the lights off.
The Ducati Scrambler 1100 Sport PRO is the beefiest version in the Scrambler family. It features all the styling details of the PRO, but also a unique equipment set with Öhlins suspension, low-slung handlebars and Café Racer rear-view mirrors. The 1100 Sport PRO also features a Matt Black colour scheme, complemented by side panels sporting a painted 1100 logo.
Both Ducati Scrambler 1100 PRO variants are also at the forefront of electronics. They are equipped with Ducati Traction Control (DTC), regulated specifically for these models, and ABS Cornering, which ensure safety on every bend. The three standard Riding Modes (Active, Journey and City) help even less experienced riders to find the right balance in the use of electronic components by choosing their riding style.
The Ducati Scrambler 1100 PRO and Scrambler 1100 Sport PRO are priced at RM75,900.00 and RM80,900.00 respectively.
The Ducati Streetfighter V4 and V4 S, and Ducati Scrambler 1100 PRO and Scrambler 1100 Sport PRO are now available for viewing and orders at authorised Ducati dealerships.
To celebrate the launch of the aforementioned bikes, Ducati Malaysia is also running a Ducati Digital Festival campaign from 1st November – 31st December 2020 which offers great deals including discounts up to 70% on official merchandise, demo bikes clearance sale and special financing packages with the lowest interest rates available.
Ducatisti can book a test ride or check out the special savings and packages being offered via Ducati Malaysia’s official social media pages Facebook or Instagram.
For more information on the above and the full Ducati and Scrambler range, customers can reach out to the following dealers:
Ducati Petaling Jaya
Ducati Sungai Buloh