Ducati Rumored to Introduce Two New Bikes at the World Ducati Week 2016

Ducati is expanding its range with two models at the World Ducati Week in early July (1 to 3) at the Misano Wold Circuit in Misano. One of the new bikes is the much-anticipated 90th Anniversary machine, albeit what model will it be based on is still a closely-guarded secret.
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Mystery surrounds the other motorcycle, as well, and the best guesses appear to indicate that a new Scrambler model might be in line. The odds for a new member of this family are also supported by the fact that Ducati used the WDW event two years ago to launch what would later become the best-selling bike in Italy, the base-model Scrambler.

The WDW is a meeting that takes place every two years instead of yearly and this edition will also host the first-ever Scrambler rally, so the moment will weigh quite a lot.

Of course, the teasing campaign for the initial (reborn) Scrambler almost drove people insane, but, at least, all the waiting was worth it. This time, however, Ducati flew under the radar, without any hints as to how their new machines would be, leaving everyone guessing.

Recently, rumors of a bigger displacement Scrambler surfaced, indicating that Borgo Panigale might prepare an 1100cc version scramblie, powered by the 1078cc l-twin Monster EVO mill used in the past. With the other end of the spectrum already covered by the 400cc Scrambler that can also be delivered in A2-compliant trim, a bigger, more evil version could be an option if you ask us.

As to the 90th Anniversary bike, it's anyone's guess. We put our money on a Panigale customized with a retro look that would evoke one of the historic sports bikes Bologna put on the road back in the day. A bit predictable, maybe, but looking at the success a similar idea from BMW enjoys (the R nineT), we'd say that Ducati could, at least, to try and replicate such a move. Of course, a special Diavel can't be ruled out, either. Cometh, July!
Here's a list with the World Ducati Week activities:
Paddock events
Ducati Garage Contest
Ducati Heritage Contest
International Biker Games
Ducati University
Apparel and accessories shop
“Closed Room” for a preview of a MY2017 bike
“Treasure Hunt” open to all participants
Land of Joy
Dynamic events
XDiavel Test Ride
DRE Enduro
DRE Safety
Flat Track School
Scrambler Test Ride
WDW2016 Tours
Track events
Practice sessions
Audi and Lamborghini track laps
Stuntmen shows and Dragster race
Two-seater thrills with Troy Bayliss and Ruben Xaus
Riders' lap of honour
Pro Riders' Race
Friday: “Scrambler Ducati Flat Track Race by TIM”
Saturday: “Drag Race by Shell”
Evening events
Friday: Parade from Racetrack to Riccione; Scrambler Party at Aquafan in Riccione
Saturday: Rider Presentation; Piero Pelù in concert.

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