Published on June 9th, 2022 | by Amirul Mukminin0
Next Bike Launches 6 New Ducati Models In Malaysia
The Italian brand continues to expand its lineup of exciting motorcycles in the country
Next Bike Sdn Bhd had a pretty busy year in 2021, introducing a slew of new Ducati motorcycles such as the Scrambler Nightshift, Multistrada V4 and Monster. To keep the momentum going for 2022, the company has launched six more models into the local market, namely the Scrambler Urban Motard, Scrambler 1100 Tribute Pro, Multistrada V2 S, Panigale V2 Bayliss, Streetfighter V2 and Streetfighter V4 SP.
Scrambler Urban Motard – RM68,900
Essentially a supermoto, the Scrambler Urban Motard features a new livery that combines Star White Silk and Ducati GP ’19 Red presented in graffiti-inspired graphics. Its supermoto characteristics are clear in the choice of elements such as the 17-inch spoked wheels, the high front mudguard, the flat seat and the side number plates.
The Scrambler Urban Motard is powered by the 803 cc L-twin engine with desmodromic distribution, which delivers 73 hp at 8,250 rpm and 66 Nm of torque at 5,750 rpm. It also comes standard with LED lights with LED DRL, Cornering ABS, and Ducati Multimedia System (DMS), which enables a smartphone to be connected to the bike via Bluetooth.
Scrambler 1100 Tribute Pro – RM85,900
Created to pay homage to the history of the air-cooled twin-cylinder engine, the Scrambler 1100 Tribute Pro comes with a 1,079 cc L-twin air-cooled engine making 86 hp at 7,500 rpm and and 92 Nm of torque at 4,750 rpm. There are three riding modes, each associated with different Power Modes and various levels of Ducati Traction Control (DTC).
It brings with it iconic Ducati elements of the 1970s, such as the special “Giallo Ocra” livery, the Ducati logo designed by Giugiaro, black spoked wheels, circular rear-view mirrors as well as the brown seat with dedicated stitching.
Multistrada V2 S – RM105,900
Taking over from the 950 as the entry level offering in the Multistrada family, the Multistrada V2 S is powered by a 937 cc Testastretta 11° L-twin unit with an output of 113 hp at 9,000 rpm and 96 Nm of torque at 7,750 rpm. The engine features new connecting rods, new 8-disc hydraulic clutch and an updated gearbox, which according to Ducati, is more fluid and precise.
Unlike the base V2 version which is equipped with a 48 mm upside-down KYB front fork and a rear Sachs shock absorber with remote spring preload adjustment, the V2 S version gets the more sophisticated Ducati Skyhook Suspension EVO semi-active suspension system. It rides on 19-inch front and 17-inch rear aluminium wheels wrapped in Pirelli Scorpion Trail II tyres.
Panigale V2 Bayliss – RM136,900
The Panigale V2 Bayliss takes inspiration from Troy Bayliss’ Ducati 996 R, which he rode to clinch his first WSBK title in 2001. Apart from the iconic red/white/green livery, it has Bayliss’ race number #21 on the sides and front, as well as the Australian’s signature on the fuel tank. Stamped onto the billet aluminium triple clamp is the bike’s production number.
Power comes from a 955 cc Superquadro twin-cylinder engine that churns out 155 hp at 10,750 rpm and 104 Nm of torque at 9,000 rpm. Elsewhere in the technical department, the bike also comes with Ohlins NX30 front forks and TTX36 rear shock absorbers, Bosch ABS Cornering, Quick Shift, Traction Control, Wheelie Control and Engine Brake Control.
Streetfighter V2 – RM101,900
First unveiled in November 2021, the Streetfighter V2 may be regarded as the entry-level model in its lineup but it is by no means a slouch. At the heart of this naked bike is a 955 cc Superquadro twin-cylinder mill, capable of delivering 153 hp at 10,750 rpm and 101.4 Nm of maximum torque at 9,000 rpm. Compared to the Panigale V2, the Streetfighter V2 has a shorter final ratio which guarantees greater torque to the wheel.
Its chassis comprises of 43 mm Showa BPF front forks and a Sachs rear shock absorber, the latter which is connected to a single-sided swingarm that is 16 mm longer compared to that of the Panigale V2. On the software side of things, there’s the 6-axis IMU inertial platform that manages all the electronic controls of the bike such as ABS Cornering EVO, Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO 2 and Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO.
Streetfighter V4 SP – RM239,900
Sitting at the top of the Streetfighter range is the new Streetfighter V4 SP, which sets itself apart from other variants with its special ‘Winter Test’ livery, carbon biplane wings and 5 split-spoke carbon wheels. According to Ducati, the wheels are 1.4 kg lighter than the forged aluminium ones fitted on the Streetfighter V4 S and capable of reducing the inertia by 26% at the front and 46% at the rear.
Like the V4, the Streetfighter V4 SP is still powered by the 1,103 cc Desmosedici Stradale V4 engine with 208 hp and 123 Nm, but here, the engine is paired with a STM-EVO SBK dry clutch. An Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 system varies the damping according to the rider’s riding style, while the exclusive Brembo Stylema R front brake callipers provide ample braking power.