Ducati unveils three facelifted 2013 models

Ducati unveils three facelifted 2013 models

Ducati, the Italian motorcycle manufacturer, has unveiled three new facelifted models, during the recent EICMA International Motorcycle Show.

Revised for 2013, is the Ducati Hypermotard featuring a water-cooled 821cc Testastretta 11-degree DS V-twin engine, good for 110 hp and 89 nm of torque. It features Kayaba front forks, and Sachs rear shocks, allowing 6.7-inches and 5.9-inches of flex respectively. The shocks on the Hypermotard SP stretches out even more.

The 2013 Ducati Diavel Strada, a revised-for-2013 version of the Diavel cruiser bike, now offers a larger windscreen, slightly higher handlebars with heated grips, gel seat, and a higher capacity generator powering two 12-volt ports.

For the upcoming year, the Ducati 1199 Panigale R sports bike now features a 500 rpm rev-boost, a four-point adjustable swing-arm, and a full racing exhaust and ECU. Rated for 201 hp, Ducati claims a 15-percent increase in mid-range power.

The prices for the 2013 Hypermotard starts from over Dhs 40,000, while the 2013 Diavel Strada will retail at an equivalent of over Dhs 60,000. The 2013 Panigale R will set you back at an equivalent of over Dhs 100,000.

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