Day: 8 July 2020

French artist Jisbar has painted a Ducati-themed picture that will go to auction in favour of #RaceAgainstCOVID

“Ducati Mona Lisa” is the name of the work of art created by the French artist Jisbar (born Jean-Baptiste Launay) which will be auctioned on Thursday 16 July in order to raise funds for the #RaceAgainstCOVID, the initiative organized by the Borgo Panigale motorcycle manufacturer in support of the rehabilitation programs that the Polyclinic of S. Orsola in Bologna has developed for patients in post Covid-19 convalescence.

The painting is part of the “Mona Lisa” series, where Jisbar reinterprets Leonardo Da Vinci's famous masterpiece in different ways through his imaginative and colourful style, which is consecrating him as one of the most interesting emerging youngsters on the pop-art scene world. In “Ducati Mona Lisa” the female figure in the centre of the picture is surrounded by visual and graphic elements that recall the history of Ducati, its models in the range and some of its most famous riders: the French artist created this work with great enthusiasm and has now made it available for free to support the #RaceAgainstCOVID initiative organized by Ducati.

“Ducati Mona Lisa”, an acrylic on canvas of 141 x 106 cm, will be put up for auction by Cambi Aste on the morning of Thursday 16 July, during auction #481 dedicated to modern and contemporary art, photography and comics, starting at 10.00 until the end of the last batch. The auction will be streamed online and offers can be placed directly from the page of the site which can be accessed via a link obtained during the registration phase.

Registrations are already open on www.cambiaste.com. The site is available in Italian, English, French and Chinese, while the auctioneer's live streaming will only be in Italian.

The proceeds from the sale of the work will be entirely donated to the Policlinico di S. Orsola in Bologna.

“The Red Essence. In white”: new livery for the Ducati Panigale V2

  • The colour range of the Ducati Panigale V2 is extended with the new White Rosso livery, production from July 2020
  • The purity of Star White Silk white combines with the traditional Ducati Red colouring the rims, the front air intakes and the air deflectors of the upper half-fairings
  • Francesco “Pecco” Bagnaia (Pramac Racing Team), riding the Panigale V2, is the protagonist of the photo-video shooting of the new livery at the Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli”

Borgo Panigale (Bologna, Italy), 1 July 2020 – The colour range of the Panigale V2 is extended with the new White Rosso livery, which goes alongside the monochromatic Ducati Red livery with which the bike was presented last November.  

The new White Rosso livery has Star White Silk as its main colour. The predominance of white enhances the design of the Panigale V2, highlighting the lines and the purity of the geometrical shapes. At the same time the details in Ducati Red emphasize its sporty and powerful character. The Ducati Red colours the rims, the front air intakes and the deflectors of the upper half-fairings. These last two red touches ideally accompany the path of the airflows inside the motorcycle, i.e. those that feed the engine and those that pass through the radiator.  

This new livery is completed with an additional touch of sportiness thanks to the positioning on the lower half-fairings of the large Panigale V2 logo, inspired by the graphics of Ducati Corse motorcycles.  

Testimonial of the Panigale V2 and protagonist of the photo and video shooting of the new livery is the rider of the Pramac Racing Team Francesco “Pecco” Bagnaia. In fact, Pecco was able to enjoy a preview of the bike by testing it at the Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli”.  

“Since 2016, my personal motto has been #GoFree. For me it means living in a light-hearted and carefree way, having fun and giving priority to the things you love to do. I think the Panigale V2 fits well with this definition and reflects my way of being “, said Pecco Bagnaia after trying the Panigale V2. “The new livery, so white, is very beautiful and different from the usual. Despite being a street bike, it surprised me how much speed it can have when cornering. It is a fun, very stable and very sincere bike that allows you to go fast, safely, without becoming tired, while having a very strong and decisive character and personality.” 

The Panigale V2, presented less than a year ago and capable of immediately conquering an enthusiastic public, is the super-mid of the Ducati sports bikes and represents the entry model to the Panigale family. It is powered by the 955 cc Superquadro twin-cylinder engine (compliant with Euro 5 standard) and has a maximum power of 155 hp at 10,750 rpm and a maximum torque of 104 Nm at 9,000 rpm. The power of the Panigale V2 allows to have fun on the track, delivering a motorcycle in the hands of the rider that never puts you in difficulty and can always be fully exploited. The delivery of the twin-cylinder is such that more than 70% of the maximum torque is constantly available beyond 5,500 rpm, allowing to get out of the corners quickly, even the slowest ones.  

The chassis of the Panigale V2 is based on the monocoque frame and is dressed in an elegant and sporty design inspired by that of the Panigale V4. The fairing has extensive and clean surfaces that surround the mechanical components, enhancing the small size of the Superquadro twin-cylinder and creating a visually compact motorcycle.  

The “family feeling” with the other Panigale models is also underlined by the single-sided swingarm, while the compact-sized single lateral exit exhaust, with under-engine silencer, emphasizes the clean lines of the Panigale V2.  

The complete and modern electronic equipment, based on the 6-axis inertial platform, leaves no doubt about the sporting DNA of the bike. The electronic package, dedicated to active safety and vehicle dynamics control, includes the “cornering” functionality applied to the Bosch ABS, an electronic gearbox, with operation also in downshift and traction, engine braking and wheelie controls. All the controls are integrated into the three Riding Modes (Race, Sport and Street) that can be modified via the 4.3” TFT colour dashboard with graphics and interface designed to make menu navigation and setting adjustments intuitive, as well as the immediate identification of the selected Riding Mode.  

The chassis has fully-adjustable suspension with a Showa Big Piston Fork (BPF) 43 mm in diameter and a Sachs shock absorber set up to make the bike intuitive, agile and fun; in addition, the specific calibration of the hydraulic brakes makes it comfortable for road use. Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa II multi-compound tyres, which combine track performance with versatility on the road, also contribute to the dynamic qualities of the Panigale V2.  

The ergonomics of the semi-handlebars and the rider seat offer a non-fatiguing position on the road and an efficient one on the track, thus allowing the rider to move freely. 

The technical equipment is completed by a Sachs steering damper and by a Brembo braking system with M4.32 monobloc callipers activated by a radial brake master cylinder. The discs are 320 mm in diameter at the front with a single 245 mm disc at the rear. Braking is powerful, never excessively aggressive and always adjustable. 

 Production of the Panigale V2 in White Rosso livery from July 2020.

The Ducati Museum reopens to the public!

On Saturday 4 July, on the occasion of the anniversary of the founding of the Società Radio Brevetti Ducati, the Ducati Museum and the Fisica in Moto educational lab reopen their doors to visitors, albeit gradually. 

Until the end of September, in fact, the opening of the Ducati Museum and the educational lab will be limited to Saturday and Sunday, but some exceptional openings are already scheduled in the weeks from 3 to 9 August and from 17 to 23 August. 

For visitors who choose to discover the history of the Borgo Panigale motorcycle manufacturer, a single ticket will be available at the special price of €25 instead of €32. This ticket will include admission to the Ducati Museum and a guided tour of the Fisica in Moto lab, a truly unique opportunity to discover the laws of physics applied to the world of engines. 

In line with the safety provisions against the spread of Covid-19, access to the facilities will be allowed to a maximum of 7 people at a time and subject to reservation and purchase of the ticket on the Museum Ducati website. Tour groups are scheduled every 15 minutes from 9.00 to 17.00. 

For the entire duration of your tour within the company area, it will be necessary to always maintain the interpersonal safety distance of at least 1 metre and it is compulsory to wear the face mask. Should visitors not have one, they will be provided with it by the Museum staff.

In order to guarantee a greater availability to visitors and to avoid crowding, the maximum duration of the tour is of one hour and a half, 45 minutes at the Museum and 45 minutes at the Fisica in Moto (Physics in Motion) Lab. 

New experiences to discover the territory

You will also be able to combine the tour in the Ducati Museum and the educational lab with some new experiences that Ducati offers to allow its fans to discover the history and tradition of the area that saw the birth of the historic Bolognese brand. Proposals that can be carried out during the day or at the weekend, independently, by renting a Ducati or by mountain-bike accompanied by the certified E-xplora guides from the National MTB Academy. 

Here are the proposals prepared specifically for the reopening: 

1. Bologna by E-xplora: a short and a longer tour to visit the city centre of Bologna, its historical monuments and the Bolognese hills on Ducati Scrambler e-bikes. On both tours visitors will be accompanied by a certified E-xplora guide from the National MTB Academy. Cost of the city centre tour is €65, city centre tour + Bologna hills €85; Ducati Scrambler e-bike rental and guide included. 

2. Valley of the Reno and Savena rivers: a route to discover the ancient history of the Bolognese Apennines and their waters through two legendary roads: the “Porrettana” and the “Futa”. From the Ducati Museum, in fact, you can easily take the “Porrettana” – a road connecting Bologna and Pistoia built in the crucial years of our country, between the wars that determined the independence and the Unification of Italy. You can ride this path independently or by renting a bike at the Ducati Factory Store (price list for bike and clothing rental can be found on the Ducati web site). 

The main legs of this journey are: 

a. the Sluice in Casalecchio di Reno, a real hydraulic monument built in 1894; 

b. Villa Grifone in Sasso Marconi, home to the mausoleum of the scientist who inspired the work of Antonio Cavalieri Ducati; 

c. the Rocchetta Mattei, a castle that combines medieval and Arab-Moorish styles; 

d. the Church of Santa Maria Assunta in Riola, a Catholic religious building built between 1975 and 1980 to a design by Finnish architect Alvar Aalto. 

e. Lizzano in Belvedere, located on the border with the provinces of Modena and Pistoia, at the far end of the Bolognese Apennines, whose highest peak is Corno alle Scale (1945 m) – 

f. Loiano, inside the Setta Valley and through Via Dei Mulini, for a stretch of about 40 km along which you can still admire some of the ancient watermills that only about fifty years ago were an essential element for the local economy. 

g. Pianoro, last stop before returning to Bologna. 15 kilometres from the town, in the area of the Parco Naturalistico dei Gessi and the Calanchi dell'Abbadessa (Naturalistic Park of Chalk and the Gullies of the Abbess) is the Sanctuary of Santa Maria di Zena on Monte delle Formiche, an isolated mountain, reachable by car or through a footpath, from which you can enjoy a beautiful view of the Valleys of the Idice and Zena rivers.

3. The Stradelli Guelfi. From the Middle Ages to the origins of motorcycling in Romagna, from Baracca and Taglioni, up to Cervia and Cesenatico, the origin of the Mototemporada Romagnola: the route of the so-called Stradelli Guelfi (Guelph roads) represents an intelligent alternative to reach the seaside, avoiding the summer traffic directed daily to the destinations of the Riviera Romagnola and retracing roads that tell the origins of motorcycling in the region. An authentic example of “slow ride”, the Stradelli run along the stretch of Romagna that reaches the Riviera Romagnola around Ravenna, immersed in a colourful countryside. You can ride this path independently or by renting a bike at the Ducati Factory Store (price list for bike and clothing rental can be found on the Ducati web site). 

The main legs of this journey are: 

a. Lugo di Romagna, the birthplace of Fabio Taglioni – engineer, inventor and designer who, over the course of his thirty-year career at Ducati, was the author of over a thousand projects, including the trellis frame, the “L” twin-cylinder engine and the desmodromic system – but also of Francesco Baracca, Italian air-ace and hero of the First World War whose exploits are remembered in the Baracca Museum. The symbol of Francesco Baracca, the Prancing Horse, also appears on the bikes designed by Taglioni between 1956 and 1960 and is still clearly visible on the 125 and 250 Desmo bikes on display at the Ducati Museum; 

b. Cervia, a town known not only for its seaside resorts and its sea view, but also for its historical salt works, already in operation in Roman times, which still today produce the famous “Cervia sweet salt” using artisan methods

c. Cesenatico, a seaside resort in whose historical centre you can still breathe the atmosphere of the ancient fishing village. Cesenatico also saw the birth of the “Mototemporada Romagnola”, a series of races on the city circuits of the Riviera that from 1959 to 1971 saw the participation of riders such as Agostini, Hailwood, Pasolini, Read, Spaggiari and all the most important motorcycle brands of the time. 

Experience the essence of Ducati

PANIGALE V2

New Panigale V2 Offer


The new Panigale V2 now available from just £155.00 per month (plus deposit & optional final repayment).

The Panigale V2 offers the perfect fusion of power and elegance whilst embodying classic Ducati Superbike flair.

PCP Representative Example based on Panigale V2 with an annual mileage of 4,000.

CASH PRICE

DEPOSIT

TOTAL AMOUNT OF CREDIT

AGREEMENT DURATION

PURCHASE FEE*

36 MONTHLY REPAYMENTS OF

OPTIONAL FINAL REPAYMENT

TOTAL AMOUNT PAYABLE

INTEREST RATE (FIXED)

REPRESENTATIVE APR

£16,251

£3,895.75

£12,355.25

37 Months    

£10

£155

£9,689

£19,164.75

8.53%

8.9% APR

 *Included in Optional Final Repayment.

Credit is subject to status and is only available to UK residents aged 18 and over. This finance offer is only available through Ducati Finance which is a trading style of Black Horse Ltd, St. William House, Tresillian Terrace, Cardiff CF10 5BH. Finance offer ends 30th September 2022. The Cash Price shown above includes 1st registration fee and road fund licence. With TriOptions Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) you have the option after you have paid all of the regular monthly repayments to:

(1) Return the motorcycle and not pay the Optional Final Repayment. In this example if the motorcycle has exceeded 12,333 miles, a charge of 7.2p (including VAT at 20%) will apply per excess mile. If the motorcycle is in good condition (fair wear and tear accepted) and has not exceeded 12,333 miles you will have nothing further to pay. (2) Pay the Optional Final Repayment to own the motorcycle or (3) Part exchange the motorcycle subject to settlement of your existing finance agreement; new finance agreements are subject to status.

Figures are correct at time of publication and can be subject to change.

New Panigale V4 Offer

Speed Evolves for 2022

The new Panigale V4 now available from just £199.00 per month (plus deposit & optional final repayment).

For 2022, the Panigale V4 has once again evolved, to become even more refined on the road and faster, more exciting on the track for both the amateur and the professional rider. 

PCP Representative Example based on Panigale V4 with an annual mileage of 4,000.

CASH PRICE

DEPOSIT

TOTAL AMOUNT OF CREDIT

AGREEMENT DURATION

PURCHASE FEE*

36 MONTHLY REPAYMENTS OF

OPTIONAL FINAL REPAYMENT

TOTAL AMOUNT PAYABLE

INTEREST RATE (FIXED)

REPRESENTATIVE APR

£21,651

£5,422.82

£16,228.18

37 Months

£10

£199

£12,915

£25,501.82

8.54%

8.9% APR

 

*Included in Optional Final Repayment.

Credit is subject to status and is only available to UK residents aged 18 and over. This finance offer is only available through Ducati Finance which is a trading style of Black Horse Ltd, St. William House, Tresillian Terrace, Cardiff CF10 5BH. Finance offer ends 30th September 2022. The Cash Price shown above includes 1st registration fee and road fund licence. With TriOptions Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) you have the option after you have paid all of the regular monthly repayments to:

(1) Return the motorcycle and not pay the Optional Final Repayment. In this example if the motorcycle has exceeded 12,333 miles, a charge of 7.2p (including VAT at 20%) will apply per excess mile. If the motorcycle is in good condition (fair wear and tear accepted) and has not exceeded 12,333 miles you will have nothing further to pay. (2) Pay the Optional Final Repayment to own the motorcycle or (3) Part exchange the motorcycle subject to settlement of your existing finance agreement; new finance agreements are subject to status.

Figures are correct at time of publication and can be subject to change.