Ducati | 2015 Sportbike Buyer’s Guide | Sport Rider

Ducati | 2015 Sportbike Buyer's Guide

Research new Ducati motorcycles. Sport Rider has specifications and price comparisons of many 2015 Ducati sportbike models.

By Sport Rider staff posted Jun 12th, 2014 at 8:39pm

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Ducati 1299 Panigale / S / Panigale R $TBD
Engine: L-C 8V 1285 /1198 V-Twin Seat Height: 32.7 in. Wheelbase: 56.6 /56.8 in.


2015 Ducati 1299 Panigale



Panigale 1299 First Look

Ducati Monster 821 /Dark $11,495/$10,995
Engine: L-C 8V 821 V-Twin Seat Height: 30.9 – 31.9 in. Wheelbase: 58.3 in.


This new mid-size Monster utilizes the 821cc second-generation testastretta 11° V-twin engine first seen in the latest Hypermotard, pumping out a claimed 112 horsepower and 65.9 ft/lb of torque. The chassis looks to be the same integrated trellis frame structure that uses the engine as a load-bearing member first seen on the Monster 1200, along with the adjustable seat height. Ducati is claiming a 395.7-pound dry weight figure for the new Monster 821.

Monster 821 First Look | Monster 821 First Ride

Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring D-Air
New model wirelessly connects to Ducati Apparel D-Air airbag jackets by Dainese


The Multistrada D|Air model wirelessly connects to Ducati Apparel airbag jackets manufactured by Dainese and marks a world's first in the motorcycle industry.The system uses sensors incorporated into the Multistrada 1200 S Touring model's electronics to analyze dynamic conditions, and deploys the rider's and passenger's airbags when an accident scenario is detected; just 45 milliseconds is required for the data analysis and airbag deployment.

Multistrada 1200 S Touring D|Air First Look

Ducati Multistrada 1200 /S $TBD
Engine: L-C 8V 1198 V-Twin Seat Height: 33.5 in. Wheelbase: 63.2 in.


2015 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S


As expected, the Multistrada now features Desmodromic Variable Timing (DVT). The updated Multistradas also feature the Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) used in the Panigales; the IMU measures roll, pitch and yaw and allows the ABS system to be upgraded to include a cornering function.

2015 Multistrada 1200 First Look

Ducati Hypermotard SP $14,995
Engine: L-C 8V 821 V-Twin Seat Height: 39.0 in. Wheelbase: 59.3 in.


Ducati has announced the availability of the 2015 Hypermotard SP model in this new Ducati Corse Stripe livery.

2015 Hypermotard SP image gallery | 2013 Hypermotard ride review

Ducati Diavel /Carbon $17,995/$20,995
Engine: L-C 8V 1198 V-Twin Seat Height: 30.3 in. Wheelbase: 62.6 in.


The new Diavel features the latest Dual Spark version of the Testastretta 11-degree 1198cc engine, with upgrades similar to those found in the new Monster 1200 engine. The Diavel's styling has also undergone changes, with all-LED illumination and new bar-risers, radiator covers, seat and headlamp cover. The standard Diavel ($17,995) will be available in Dark Stealth, with a black frame and black wheels. The Carbon Diavel ($20,995), which features forged Marchesini wheels, will be available in red or white, both over matte carbon and with color-matched frames.

2015 Diavel First Look

Ducati Scrambler $8495 – $9995
Engine: L-C 8V 803 V-Twin Seat Height: 31.1 in. Wheelbase: 56.9 in.


2015 Ducati Scrambler Icon


Ducati's new Scrambler model, available in four versions, harkens back to the iconic model produced in the '70s and is “a contemporary bike that expresses the pure essence of motorcycling.” The new bike has a “post-heritage design” that incorporates styling cues such as the steel teardrop tank and machine-finished aluminum covers for clutch, alternator and belt covers along with up-to-date technology such as front and rear LED lighting and an LCD instrument panel.

2015 Ducati Scrambler First Look

Scroll through the gallery below to see other color options for the 2015 Ducati lineup.