MCN has posted some new spy photos of the 2010 Ducati Strada Aperta, the adventure tourer bike that will effectively replace the Multistrada and the older ST range in one swoop, undergoing off-road testing.
Finally it has happened, photos of the Ducati Strada Aperta have been leaked, and they show the bike’s true form. With the bevy of camofloged photos that we’ve seen already, there aren’t too many surprises here, but we do get to see a clear view of the “beak” of the new adventure-tourer, as well as the front fairings. Photos after the jump.
Similar to the Hypermotard, which seems to share a lot of inspiration with the Stradaperta, the front mudguard has an integrated ram-air intake. Interestingly enough from these photos, we see no mirrors. Gone are the gaudy add-on mirrors we’ve seen before, but also absent are the bar-end mirrors we expected to see in the final version. This leaves us wondering what Ducati has up their sleeve for the BMW GS killer.
These have to be some of the best shots to day that we have seen of the soon-to-be released Ducati Stradaperta (or is it Strada Aperta?). With official comment on the motorcycle scarce from Bologna, we must still make our own conjectures. Clearly from these photos though, we can see in detail what the head light assembly, and dash will look like. Photos after the jump.
Although still disguised in tape and paint, the bike’s head light can be clearly seen up close and defined. Also revealed is an all-digital dash, which looks large enough to include a GPS map display (although we have no reason to believe such a feature exists on the bike).
The Strada Aperta looks set to have the Hypermotard’s same signal and mirror integrated hand-guards, and some integrated storage space in front fairings. With these latest photos we can only wonder how much speculation we must endure before seeing the bike unveiled in Milan this November.
Coming quickly after Ducati officially confirmed the Adventure Tourer known as the Strada Aperta (Open Road), a new spy shot of the bike at rest shown from the front has surfaced.At various times thought to be a Multistrada replacement, the road biased machine appears to be the motorcycle equivalent of the cross-over. It looks like it could be ridden off-road and has ride height to prove it, but in reality is a different take on the all rounder which can commute, sport tour and even attack the hills on the weekend.
In that vein it is more akin to the Triumph Tiger and KTM990SMT than the heavy and less powerful BMW adventure bikes. The styling of all these machines is constrained by their functional requirements which makes them more rugged looking rather than handsome. There is something to be said for a bike which looks like it could take you around the world, even if you only plan on going around the block!
After months of speculation Ducati has finally confirmed the existence of the Adventure Tourer and that it will be unveiled to the public at the EICMA Milan show in November.
Ducati has been developing a new model which has been variously described as a replacement for the Multistrada, and Adventure tourer and the Strada Aperta (Open Road). During a recent interview, Ducati marketing executive, Diego Sgorbati, confirmed that the new model would be shown at the EICMA show in Milan this November.
What are you bringing to EICMA 2009? 2010? «For 2009 there will be quite a few surprises, and multiple new bikes. The ‘road enduro’ of which many spy photos exist will be there… however, we don’t think of it as an ‘road enduro’ like the mags describe it.»