If you’re struggling to decide which Ducati to choose, rest assured that there’s no such thing as a bad choice when it comes to Ducati. The Italian brand has been making high-quality motorcycles since the 1920’s and is world-renowned as the motorbike measuring stick.
Ducati makes a number of different bikes for sale because they know there are a number of different riders. No matter your preferences regarding style, performance, and use, there’s sure to be a Ducati built just for you.
So which Ducati should you buy? Use the guide below to determine what kind of rider you are and which Ducati may be right for you.
Find the Ducati Made for You
The Ducati Superbike 1299 Panigale can crank up to 205 horsepower and boasts more than 106 lb.-ft. of torque, making it the most powerful bike in Ducati’s 2016 lineup. The 1,285cc engine features a direct fuel injection system. Meanwhile, the Panigale’s body is designed for enhanced agility, Engine Brake Control (EBC) boosts stability, and Ducati Traction Control (DTC) helps riders grip the road better. The Panigale is the ultimate in motorcycle performance.
The multi-terrain rider
The Ducati Scrambler Urban Enduro knows no boundaries. Featuring Pirelli® dual sport tires, an inverted fork suspension, and a dry weight of less than 390 pounds, the Scrambler Urban Enduro zips and whips its way around busy city streets. At the same time, it features a high front mudguard, fork protectors, an off-road handlebar with crossbar, and a Kayaba shock absorber, making the Urban Enduro equally effective on rugged dirt terrain. Whether you work in a downtown office or on a remote farm, this bike will get you where you need to be.
The adventure tourist
The Ducati Multistrada Enduro features cruise control, an upright seating position and a spring preloaded suspension system perfectly suited for windy and demanding roads. Cornering ABS systems on both the front and rear brakes combine with 17-inch street tires for maximum handling and control on challenging rides. With a dry weight of 461 pounds in the base trim, the Multistrada provides for plenty of stability when it’s needed the most.
Ducati is an advanced manufacturer but they haven’t forgotten about the beginners. The Scrambler Sixty2 is the ideal ride for the inexperienced rider. With an engine of just 399 cubic centimeters that produces just 41 horsepower, the Scrambler Sixty2 is not too much motorcycle for a beginner to handle. And at under $8,000, those new to Ducati will not be turned off by the price. This is the best Ducati for a beginner and a perfect doorway into the brand.
The twin rider
Bringing some company? The Hypermotard is a Ducati built for two. Instead of two individual seats, the Hypermotard features one long seat which brings the passenger closer to the driver for increased stability. The seat sits 34.2 inches high and at a more upright angle with the passenger in mind.
If you’re looking for a true Ducati, you’ll find it in the Diavel. From the dominant, broad stance to the carbon coated appearance, everything about the Diavel suggests it was derived from pure Ducati DNA.
The versatile rider
If you like options, you’ll love Ducati’s Monster series. With three riding modes and an adjustable seat and passenger handles, the Monster can be easily customized for any rider. This bike is a healthy, well-rounded blend of Ducati’s entire collection.
Test Ride Your Ducati with Help from Local Experts
To get an even better idea of which Ducati is right for you, visit your local Ducati dealer and hop on for a test ride.