Ducati Diavel V4 is the “Most Beautiful Bike” at EICMA 2022
The Ducati Diavel V4 won the title of “Moto più bella” (“Most Beautiful Motorcycle”) at EICMA 2022. Deciding the verdict was the audience of the International Bicycle, Motorcycle and Accessory Exhibition, which over the four opening days crowded the pavilions of the Fiera di Milano-Rho and voted either directly from the show or online.
The “Vota e vinci la moto più bella del Salone” contest, which has been organized since 2005 by the Italian magazine Motociclismo in cooperation with EICMA, sees this year's eleventh win for Ducati. The Diavel V4 took first place with 36.8 percent of the votes out of the approximately 23,000 fans, including visitors to the Fair and users of the Motociclismo website, who expressed their preference.
The announcement of the Ducati Diavel V4's victory came on Sunday, November 13, the final day of the Fair, followed by the official award ceremony at the “Motociclismo” booth. Collecting the prestigious award for the Bologna company was Andrea Amato, Chief Motorcycle Designer of the Ducati Centro Stile.
The awarding was the last act of an intense week of exhibitions and events that saw a number of visitors close to pre-pandemic numbers, a value that confirms the strong recovery of the Milanese event.
Since the opening day of the show, the public has flocked to the Ducati stand in which the Borgo Panigale company displayed the new products presented during the 2023 World Première. The new Diavel V4 represents the perfect synthesis between a maxi sport naked and a muscle cruiser. It is as powerful in design as it is effective in riding and showed the EICMA 2022 audience all its personality, winning the prestigious award.
At the heart of Ducati's booth was the “Next Gen Freedom” Ducati Scrambler, featuring the three models Icon, Full Throttle and Nightshift. Adventure lovers could admire the new Multistrada V4 Rally and the DesertX in the new “RR22” livery, inspired by that of the Audi RS Q e-tron. Also present at the Ducati Stand were the new Panigale V4 R, the spearhead of the Bolognese supersport family with its 240.5 hp, and the new Streetfighter V2 in Storm Green livery, V4 S in Grey Nero coloring, and V4 SP2, the family's top-of-the-line model, produced in a numbered series. Finally, the Monster SP, which completes the Ducati range, and the new Futa AXS e-Bike.
Also on display at EICMA was the V21L prototype, the bike with which the Bologna-based manufacturer will participate from next year in the FIM MotoE™ World Cup as sole supplier. For the Bologna-based company, this bike represents an exciting technological challenge to write a new, exciting chapter in Ducati's great racing history and redefine the future of electric mobility on two wheels.
Admired by the entire EICMA audience were the two 2022 World Champion motorcycles: the DesmosediciGP on which Pecco Bagnaia won the title in Valencia and Alvaro Bautista's Panigale V4 R, which won the World Superbike Championship with its two podiums in Mandalika. In the opening days of the show, fans flocked to photograph the two queens of motorcycling whose successes added to that won by the Diavel V4 in an unforgettable week for the Bologna-based manufacturer.