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MULTISTRADA V4 Rule all roads

The shape of the future. Evolution. In action.

MONSTER AND MICHAEL Just fun

2021 DUCATI LENOVO TEAM There’s new energy in MotoGP



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Welcome to Ducati Redline Magazine

Our future is now In facing the challenges that have arisen during its 90 plus years of history, Ducati has never backed down. Quite the opposite in fact, as our very DNA as a company sees us exploit times of change in order to rethink, evolve, and make the necessary transformations to ensure we are always ahead of the times. In this sense, 2020 could have been one of the most negative years in our history. We were forced to stop production for seven weeks, peak-season. We had to go out on track without the support of our fans and the world’s Ducatisti even had to go without their favourite event of all, World Ducati Week. Despite this, we did not lose heart but intensified our efforts, transforming a difficult moment into yet another turning point in Ducati history. We have rethought all our work processes with a view to smart working and strengthened our technological infrastructure to improve the company and protect the health of staff. We have launched Ducati Cares, to allow all our customers to enjoy the professionalism and quality of Ducati dealers in complete safety.


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We had a record second half year, which saw us improve with respect to initial forecasts and consolidate our growth across various markets. And we also, and above all, brought Ducati Corse back to the top of the MotoGP World Championship, winning the Constructor’s World Title for the second time in our history.

This is an important milestone for the entire company because it highlights the validity of the technological innovations we have developed in recent years, transferring these from the Desmosedici GP so as to enrich all our production bikes. The 2021 range is a wonderful example of this, with products that feature absolutely cutting-edge technical and technological content. Like the Multistrada V4, the fourth generation of a family that, since its conception, has never ceased to amaze us. Today’s model fills us with enthusiasm and pride as it marks a turning point, not only for Ducati but for the entire motorcycle industry. Or the exuberant Diavel 1260 Lamborghini, the result of collaboration between two Motor Valley giants, or the new Monster, the latest incarnation of our iconic naked, more compact, lightweight, and stripped down than ever before. An incredibly advanced range of products that take our values of Style, Sophistication, Performance and Trust to new heights. Deliveries of the Multistrada V4 have already begun and, over the coming months, more 2021 Model Year bikes, including the new Panigale

October 2020: Ducati staff celebrate as the historic new Multistrada V4 goes into production.

V4 SP, SuperSport 950, XDiavel and Scrambler® Nightshift, will arrive in Ducati dealerships. I cannot wait for you to be able to admire them for yourselves. Or, for those of you who have wasted no time, for the bikes to arrive in your own garage.


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To make the wait more pleasurable, I leave you with this, the latest issue of our Redline Magazine. This edition brings together the best stories of the past year while highlighting our ability to always look ahead. To never stop building the future, even when things get difficult. And so, happy reading everyone. I also sincerely hope that whatever challenges may arise this year, you, together with Ducati, are able to accept them, tackle them and overcome them.

Claudio Domenicali CEO Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A.


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Dreams Matter Superleggera V4

Rule all roads Multistrada V4

Just Fun Monster and Michael Rinaldi

The Shape of Style Diavel 1260 Lamborghini

Off the beaten paths Developing the Multistrada V4

Rediscovering home Touring EmiliaRomagna with the Multistrada 950

New energy 2021 Ducati Lenovo Team

Transanatolia 2020 A rally of two worlds

Change Paradigm V4 Granturismo

Riding Subzero From Borgo Panigale to the Arctic Circle

The Fighter Attitude Streetfighter V4 S and Irene Martens

Motor Valley Interview with Claudio Domenicali

The other Barcellona Diavel 1260 in Barcelona

Your Way to Sport SuperSport 950

Let’s Get Minimal LEGO® Ducati Panigale V4 R

It’s a Scrambler World Scrambler Nightshift Days of Joy Mint 400 and Desert Sled Fasthouse 1100 PRO Radio Scrambler

Like works of art Taglioni’s masterpieces

EXPERIENCE

How to make the extraordinary ordinary.

EXCITE

Make your mark, before others do it for you.

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Find your way, even when the road runs out.

EVOLVE

Push yourself to places no one has ever dared reach.


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Superleggera is the most prestigious Ducati project. A collective effort in which excellence, engineering and dream are combined on a course that is as ambitious as it is high-performance: to create a machine with the highest power/weight ratio for a homologated bike.

A tangible project for the building of a dream bike. A long road along which Ducati staff have been able to use precious materials, develop futuristic technologies, and give real shape to the emotion of speed.

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DREAMS MATTER

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Tests with phosphorescent paint highlight the air flow and areas of greatest pressure.

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Full Ducati Corse DNA

Shaping lightness

With the Superleggera V4, Ducati engineers have been able to let their imagination run wild in terms of technical solutions, materials, and processes. The aim was to sharpen every feature of every single component so as to achieve ultimate performance. The pursuit of the extreme is a very familiar concept for Ducati Corse as it prepares its machines for the MotoGP championship. The difference, in this case, lies in the need to meet another target, fundamental for a production bike, or rather maximum safety levels and reliability standards. Each of the 500 models produced must be perfect and this is an essential concept that has strongly influenced the research and development work. To this end, and as in the aerospace field, a particularly high number of virtual

simulations and componentry tests were carried out, including thermal imaging, tomography, and ultrasound controls, as well as the testing of one of the most precious and lightweight materials of all, carbon. The Superleggera V4 is the world’s only road-homologated bike to have its entire loadbearing structure created in composite materials. A design choice that involves the frame, sub-frame, swingarm and rims to obtain a weight saving of 6.7 kg. This solution called for intense and expensive research activity in order to ensure extreme performance while respecting reliability and homologation parameters. One example is the work carried out on the rear swingarm, a component that, for the very first time, incorporates unidirectional carbon, a very difficult material to manipulate.

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This type of carbon is highperformance, thanks to its weight-stiffness ratio, but it is also particularly anisotropic and so difficult to stabilise, particularly if used to model complex surfaces. In this case, morphological optimisation posed one of the greatest challenges as the structural team conducted its virtual resistance simulations. The result is a never-before-seen specific stiffness ratio, which contributes to a bike that is lighter in terms of its every peripheral load and therefore even more agile and easy to handle. And it is also more stable thanks to the new geometry. The Superleggera V4 has a dry weight of 159 kg (- 16 kg vs Panigale V4), which drops to 152.2 kg once the supplied racing kit is mounted.


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Molecules make the dream The balance between lightness and power is particularly evident in the design of the engine. Ducati engine designers were given free rein to develop unconventional solutions. They therefore had access to precious materials and were also able to make use of complex processing usually only accessible to the racing world. Every single component was thoroughly analysed in order to understand its development possibilities and test new materials and geometries. Only then was action taken, with the decision to use different materials or remove elements. Titanium replaces steel for all the crankcase and head screws for example. Simultaneously, the work to reduce weight centred around the components of the V4, even a few grams making the difference in some cases. This operation involved the oil pumps, starting gears and camshafts, for a weight saving of 2.8 kg with respect to the version mounted on the Panigale V4 S.

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The physics behind the thrill

1.54 HP/kg

Hence, the lightness of the Superleggera V4 is the result of a long process of subtraction and substitution. Particularly symbolic is the main addition to the bike, or rather its aerodynamic biplane appendages. Inspired by the 2016 Ducati MotoGP, the Superleggera V4 aerodynamics package ensures a downforce of 50 kg at 270 km/h, 20 kg more than that produced by the wings of the MY20 Panigale V4 and V4 R. This force allows the rider to fully exploit the bike’s potential and docile nature while enjoying a level of performance that goes beyond its stated horsepower. At the Jerez de la Frontera circuit, and thanks to its aerodynamics alone, the Superleggera V4 gained six metres along the straight coming out of the final turn with respect to the MY19 Panigale V4 without the aerodynamics package. A difference that serves to highlight the synthesis of ambitious engineering, refined materials, and innovative solutions that this bike represents.

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Superbike Experience

Experiencing Ducati DNA in its purest sense. Feeling like a real rider on a red Borgo Panigale bike. This is the Ducati SBK Experience, which offers all Superleggera V4 owners the opportunity to ride the most powerful production-derived bikes, their every detail and secret revealed thanks to the support of Ducati technicians and riders, including official test rider Michele Pirro. A crescendo of performance and speed at the Mugello track, which starts with the brandnew Panigale V4, continues with the Superleggera V4 and concludes with an extraordinary experience aboard the Aruba.it Racing - Ducati team’s official Panigale V4 R Superbike.

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Superleggera V4

MotoGP for a day

The Desmosedici GP is the fastest race bike in the world and represents the pinnacle of Ducati Corse prototyping capability. Ducati offers thirty Superleggera V4 owners the chance to purchase the MotoGP experience, taking place the day after the SBK Experience. An exclusive opportunity to ride the Ducati that competes in the world championship’s reigning class and enjoy two days of sheer adrenaline, a dream for any sport bike enthusiast.

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Diavel 1260 Lamborghini

Challenging the status quo is an integral part of Ducati and Lamborghini DNA. Equally important are a sports attitude, an eye for design, and meticulous attention to detail. The irresistible desire to break barriers and the fearless pursuit of the futuristic fuel the daily work of designers and engineers in Borgo Panigale and Sant’Agata Bolognese, the nerve centres of Motor Valley.

United by the strength of similar values, the Ducati and Lamborghini Style Centres give life to a project that is as extreme in its technology as it is in identity. The embodiment of exclusivity, design and innovation, the Diavel 1260 Lamborghini is an unconventional, unique, and unmistakeable bike. A model that once again reminds us as to the best way to gauge our true worth: it’s not who we are, but what we do.

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Diavel 1260 Lamborghini You see the Diavel and think nothing is impossible. You climb aboard and feel the world in your hands. The Diavel has always been synonymous with innovation, born for the road but with the behaviour of a sports thoroughbred. Its unmistakable design makes it a style icon, a symbol of the Made in Italy, and the winner of some of the most prestigious international prizes such as the “Red Dot Award” and “Good Design Award”. With the Diavel, every detail is an expression of personality, a personality that outdoes itself

with the typical style traits of the Lamborghini Sián FKP 37. The wheels for example, forged and enhanced with the “Oro Electrum” colour, a perfect match for the typical Ducati red of the Brembo brake callipers. Or the air vents and radiator covers, created in carbon fibre and developed by layering floating elements on top of the main structure. The attention to detail is immediately clear in the livery, which stands out for its “Verde Gea” colour scheme, created with the same paints used for the Lamborghini Sián

FKP 37 and representative of Lamborghini design, as is the hexagon and “Y” detail seen, respectively, in the form of the exhaust and aesthetic detailing on the saddle. Last but not least, the number 63, so important to the Sant’Agata Bolognese manufacturer, which was founded in the year 1963. Here it relates to the 630 exclusive examples of the Diavel 1260 Lamborghini that will be built, each featuring its own serial number on the aluminium plate affixed to the frame.

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Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 The FKP 37 acronym is a tribute to Ferdinand Karl Piëch, born in 1937. In acquiring Automobili Lamborghini for Audi AG, Piëch was able to strengthen the brand while retaining both its identity as a manufacturer of exclusive Italian super sportscars and its engineering and design DNA. The name Sián, which means ‘lightning’ in Bolognese dialect, refers to the first electric motor in a production Lamborghini and represents the inescapable link between the company and its territory.

Watch the video of the Diavel 1260 Lamborghini and the Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 in action


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CHANGE PARADIGM

The start of a new era When developing new ideas and solutions, it can much more effective to consider them from a new perspective. Because those who don’t have the courage to try new paths can never evolve. And because every technological revolution, big or small, is essentially a revolution of thought.

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V4 GRANTURISMO


V4 Granturismo

The new Ducati engine Light and compact, smooth and steady, stable and comfortable.

These are the key words that define the innovative strength of the new V4 GRANTURISMO.

A paradigm shift designed to elevate Ducati sports attitude to new levels of useability and solidity.

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4 is LIGHTER and more 02 compact than 2

01 The new V4 Granturismo adopts a four-cylinder 90° V layout with significant bore to obtain a shorter, lower engine, ideal for a high-performance bike, but one that boasts particular smoothness and steadiness. A technical choice that also translates into an extremely light and compact engine.

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It delivers 125 kW (170 HP) of power at 10,500 rpm, and maximum torque of 125 Nm (12.7 Kgm) at 8750 rpm. All while respecting the limits of its Euro 5 homologation. An engine that stands out for its smooth delivery at low rpm, its ample mid-range torque, and its high-speed sports attitude.


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170 HP always at the read

03 The extreme performance, the high-speed power, the acceleration of a genuine sports engine: the V4 Granturismo bears all the hallmarks of a Ducati engine, its 170 HP always ready to deliver what appears to be limitless drive.

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The throttle bodies of the V4 Granturismo are activated by a dedicated electric motor to obtain an advantageous delivery curve and consistent torque at all speeds. The six-speed gear ratios are optimised to exploit the significant engine torque and ensure the right response even when riding with a passenger or at low speeds.

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Adopting the counter-rotating crankshaft – borrowed from MotoGP – allows for a reduction in the gyroscopic effect that the wheels have on the vehicle, thus improving handling and agility and reducing pitch in acceleration and braking. This technical decision heightens safety and riding comfort, not only on track but particularly during everyday use on the road or when travelling with a loaded bike.

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07 Rear cylinder deactivation, a system deriving from the Desmosedici Stradale, intervenes when the engine is at a minimum by switching off the rear bank, the one closer to the saddle, to improve thermal comfort for both rider and passenger by lowering the temperature.

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The 70° staggered layout of the crank pins combined with the 90° V engine layout allows for a firing order known as “Twin Pulse”. The result is a sound similar to that of a twin, but with a rich delivery at all speeds that is always perfectly manageable, particularly when exiting the turn.


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STEADY

on all road surfaces Long distance, fast sections, or uneven surfaces. Built to be the ideal travel-enduro engine, the V4 Granturismo combines high performance with particular steadiness, for a versatility that allows it to fully express itself on any type of route.

The new timing of the V4 Granturismo is specifically designed to extend the main service intervals by a considerable margin, to 60,000 km in fact, which is a new record for a motorcycle engine. This is achieved by applying materials, treatments and technologies developed for the desmodromic system to a spring return system.

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RULING ALL ROADS HAS NEVER BEEN SO EASY Revelling in the twists and turns of the majestic Campo Imperatore grassland or the spectacular shores of Garda. Enjoying beautiful views of Berlin or climbing Etna for a breath-taking off-road ride. With the new Multistrada V4, you are always in full control of your emotions. Wherever you want to go, and however you want to get there.

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Limitless riding pleasure When you feel the need to breathe, you will often find yourself reaching for your helmet. And when you want to know where you are really going, you may well set off with no real destination. Travelling is always a cure-all. It clears the mind and lightens the spirit. And to travel with the Multistrada V4 is even more enjoyable because it takes you to another dimension, a dream world in which anything is possible. In distancing yourself from everyone and everything, you have the space to focus on your thoughts. Or perhaps you push on towards unexplored places, broadening your outlook and homing in on the true essence of things. With its all-in-one character, the fourth generation of Multstrada is now more advanced than ever and ready to take you to your destination, wherever you decide to go. Strada Statale Gardesana Occidentale, Lake Garda, Lombardy.

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The Multistrada V4 is “Travel”, with its GPS display on the instrument panel, its innovative rider-assist radar system, and a main service interval set at 60,000 km. Strada Statale Gardesana Occidentale, Lake Garda, Lombardy.

Discover the cutting-edge electronics and all the secrets of the Multistrada V4 in the dedicated video tutorials

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Exploring the world to find yourself When you ride the Multistrada V4, you wish the roads would never end. With no ties, your only mileage marker is the infinite series of landscapes that you pass through and enjoy in their every nuance, thanks to outstanding on-board comfort and a cutting-edge technological package. Time seems to fly as you ride the lowlands, meticulous efforts to improve the bike’s ergonomics and reduce any noise and vibration guaranteeing uninterrupted riding pleasure. Not even a stretch of motorway can curb your enjoyment. With Adaptive Cruise Control, the Multistrada V4 autonomously adjusts its speed to the traffic conditions, giving the rider a feeling of real harmony and total control. You know you can reach any destination you want. Simply enter it into the GPS on the instrument panel by using the joystick on the left-hand block of the handlebar. Spaces may shrink and the roads narrow, but you will never get lost, thanks to the dynamic map that displays all the information you need to continue with your journey. And traffic simply serves to highlight the agility and handling of a bike that, even after hundreds of miles, will always leave you with enough energy to enjoy your destination.

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The Multistrada V4 is “Urban”, in that it is very easy to use at low speeds, allows for smartphone connectivity, and offers excellent thermal comfort. Brandenburg Gate, Berlin.

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170 horsepower with which to conquer the road A trip with the Multistrada V4 is an experience that sees you challenge the laws of physics. You feel you can reach more places by travelling more roads. With its four riding modes, Enduro, Sport, Touring and Urban, the Multistrada V4 does not just adapt to every riding situation but helps you discover every side to your personality. Particularly those you did not know you had. This is why, when riding the Multistrada V4, a new consciousness develops inside you. You feel more at ease than ever before. One touch of the handlebar and you activate Sport mode, the 170 HP of the V4 Granturismo instantly allowing this agile bike to take you beyond your limits.

The Multistrada V4 is “Sport”, because it is light and compact and boasts 170 HP, MotoGP-derived electronic aids, and an agile chassis for exciting and efficient mixed riding.

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Freedom of adventure Your world knows no bounds, because with the Multistrada V4 you know you can overcome any obstacle. There is no place that cannot be explored, no challenge that cannot be met. The word ‘stop’ is simply not part of your vocabulary. And even where there is no road, you and the Multistrada V4 will always find the way.

Etna Observatory, Mount Etna, Sicily.

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The Multistrada V4 is “Enduro”, thanks to its excellent off-road capabilities, electronic suspension, smooth delivery, and gear ratios.

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Infinite possibilities Travelling with the Multistrada V4 will take you to a brand-new world, one of infinite roads and infinite possibilities. A world where, wherever you decide to go, you know you are in the right place. Because sooner or later you will reach a destination, but what really counts is knowing you are on a journey.

Watch the video and enjoy a thrilling adventure aboard the new Multistrada V4

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Double radar Technology The Multistrada V4 is the first bike in the world to come complete with front and rear radar. This experimental technology from Ducati in collaboration with the Department of Electronics, Communications and Bioengineering at the Politecnico di Milano has been developed and

industrialised together with Bosch, setting a new level of excellence in terms of comfort and riding assistance. The radar positioned on the front section of the vehicle controls the ACC, or Adaptive Cruise Control function. Activated and adjusted using dedicated buttons on the left block, the ACC

makes use of calibrated and progressive braking and acceleration to automatically regulate the bike’s distance (selected according to three levels) from other vehicles when riding at speeds of between 30 and 160 km/h. This makes for a more comfortable ride, particularly when covering long distances on the motorway.

This car-derived system has been developed according to the dynamics and ergonomics of a two-wheeled vehicle, with maximum deceleration limited to -0.5 g, to ensure that the rider maintains full control of the bike in every situation.

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Connected intelligence Raising the technological bar with cutting-edge electronic solutions has always been the goal for the Multistrada family. And the new Multistrada V4 is equipped with the very latest state-of-the-art Ducati technology. The result? An easy, safe, intuitive riding experience that is open to performance and always adjustable to the conditions of use and the needs of every single rider.

Click here to open the simulator and test the new Multistrada V4 TFT display from your browser

Integrated GPS Inspired by aeronautical bridges and adjustable in angle so that it is visible to riders of any height, the large instrument panel flaunts a 6.5” TFT screen (S and S Sport). High resolution and ensuring perfect visibility in any lighting, this full colour TFT display presents a new HMI interface, completely redesigned to be more flexible, easy to use and pleasing to the eye. Available in six languages, it integrates all the information a rider might need when travelling, including a dynamic navigation map, and is the first instrument panel to be equipped with optical bonding technology, which improves interface design and visibility and allows graphic dark mode even during the day.

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Destination Multistrada V4 More than 120,000 km to build a bike that knows no limits The Multistrada V4 journey began in the various departments of the Borgo Panigale factory. Right from the earliest stages, test riders worked closely with the Ducati engineers to develop the kind of technical content that would allow the bike to best express its off-road spirit.

Months and months on the roads – and dirt tracks – of Italy, testing solutions and analysing bike behaviour. So as to guarantee future owners of the new Multistrada V4 all the excitement and comfort of a worry-free ride, Ducati test riders Alessandro Valia and Andrea Rossi were sure to leave no stone unturned.

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The real work began with the ‘road test’ phase, which saw the test riders taking the prototype bikes out on dirt paths and dusty tracks to carefully analyse and evaluate bike behaviour. Starting with the dynamics.


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Always the right set-up Obstacle-proof suspension Raising the bar is in the Multistrada family’s very DNA. And this means that one of the test riders’ main goals was to ensure that the dynamic behaviour of the Multistrada V4 would make off-road riding simple and efficient for all riders, of any level. A goal that is achieved thanks to the very latest Skyhook suspension, which allows for a set-up that adapts to the riding conditions and the rider’s needs in real time. In this way, less experienced riders can enjoy an agile bike that offers maximum levels of feeling and comfort, while the more expert benefit from the V4 Granturismo’s high-speed stability and prompt response to any request for power, at all speeds.

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Control in any situation

The 19’’ front wheel ensures easy, smooth, and intuitive riding in all conditions, guaranteeing the precision and responsiveness required of sports riding, but also efficient on uneven surfaces.

The compactness and ideal positioning of the V4 Granturismo serve as the base for an optimal chassis set-up, which gives the rider greater sensitivity with the ground and that typical Ducati sensation of being as one with the bike.

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Enjoyable off-road riding A well-designed chassis A key part of the work involved defining the bike’s centre of gravity. The placement of the engine and specific chassis solutions allowed for the identification of an optimal position that offers significant ground clearance but also guarantees excellent handling right from low speeds. While riding off-road, the test riders were able to ensure that the bike would respond easily when in low gear, when turning in a tight space, and in all those situations where the rider is facing some sort of obstacle. The rider will always have a sense of real control and mastery of the bike and can fully enjoy the ride, even in conditions that require real precision.

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The double-sided swingarm allows the Multistrada V4 to be equipped with spoked

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The conqueror of extreme lands

Ducati pairs up with Alessandro Broglia and Alessandro Mollo, adventurers and extreme sportsmen, for a one of a kind Multistrada V4 testing activity.

From dirt paths to ice roads, while taking in snowy mountains and the spectacle of the Northern Lights. The Multistrada V4 tackles the extreme cold, travelling 10,000 km from the Ducati factory in Borgo Panigale, across Europe and all the way to the most extreme destination of all: the Arctic Circle.

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From Borgo Panigale to the Arctic Circle.

On top of the world for an extreme reliability test Full days in the saddle with an average temperature of -15°C. Early starts after nights during which the mercury dropped to -31°C. The icy roads and challenging weather conditions are all part of the game for those who decide to adventure to the far north. But even at the most extreme latitudes, the Multistrada V4 was able to confirm its status as conqueror. DTC, adjustable according to eight levels, allows for optimum control in very varied conditions, whether dry and cold, wet, snowy with standard tyres or even snowy with spiked tyres. The front headlight always guarantees the right brightness, and, with the support of additional lights and the cornering function, nothing is left to chance, even when travelling at night. Even in the toughest conditions, the on-board computer ensures the

rider can keep track of all the engine parameters, including tyre pressure.

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Tricolour aurora borealis The Arctic Circle extends its most spectacular welcome, its legendary emerald green adding to the white of the snow that has accompanied us throughout the journey, warmed with red Ducati passion.

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Far North

In extreme conditions, on icy, snow-covered paths, the agility and intuitiveness of the Multistrada V4 really come into their own.

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In snow that never lets up, the rider is always protected from bad weather and atmospheric agents thanks to the bike’s aerodynamic shield. It’s like being aboard an icebreaker, able to tackle all conditions while retaining the agility and ease of control that characterise its design.

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The Way Out

From Barcelona to Cap De Creus. An alternative route along Spain’s most famous coast. The mimes on Las Ramblas, the unique flair of Gaudì’s architecture and the bars of the Olympic port. The best-known Barcelona is one of music, art and movida. But for those who want to break the mould, we have an alternative route to suggest. And when it comes to escaping the routine, there’s only one bike that can guide us, the Diavel 1260. Our starting point is Montjuic hill. Climb up and you’ll soon have a different take on the city. 173 metres high, Montjuic is a mountain in the heart of the city that offers a breath-taking view out over the maze of streets, teeming with life. We climb up early in the morning, just after dawn, when the houses, buildings and stores are still slumbering, so there is the thrilling sensation that we are witnessing the reawakening of that untamed Catalonian spirit. But once the light comes up, it’s time to take the road that heads north, towards the Costa Brava. Our first destination is Tossa de Mar, “the blue paradise” of painter Marc Chagall.

The second chapter of The Way Out – A Journey in Search of Freedom starts from the centre of Barcelona before escaping into the wild heart of the Costa Brava, where the Pyrenees infringe on blue waves rippled by the wind and the roads chase each other up the mountain side.

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The real excitement comes along the next stretch of road, which links Tossa de Mar to Sant Feliu de Guíxols. A real paradise for those who are keen to exploit the full potential of the Diavel 1260 and enjoy every aspect of roads that unexpectedly open onto what is very rugged, wild nature.

Contemporary style and unmistakeable character. The Diavel 1260 is a bike that will cause you to break the rules and escape, leaving routine life behind to free both body and mind.

Our journey in search of freedom continues along the GI-614, the road that connects the Gulf of Roses with Cadaqués, the hometown of Salvador Dalì, the undisputed genius of Surrealism and one of the most influential Spanish artists of the 20th century. For those who like to eat up the asphalt mile after mile, the GI-614 is an unforgettable road. Electrifying and alluring, perhaps a little narrow at times, this strip of asphalt weaves through nature’s dust and rocks. On reaching the typical white houses of Cadaqués, we can allow ourselves a break. And after a visit to the Dalì museum, we get back in the saddle and twist the throttle as we head for the Cap de Creus natural park.

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Reaching Cap de Creus means pushing to our limits to return to our origins. Once here, at Spain’s most easterly point, we can switch off the engine of the Diavel 1260 and let our gaze wander beyond the horizon, finally quenching our thirst for freedom. Until the next time at least.

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DREAM. FEEL. THRILL.

Just Monster. Just Michael. Just fun.

They are the new stars of two of the most significant chapters of Ducati history. Both push hard on track, and when they do it together it’s twice the fun.

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Michael, welcome to Ducati Redline Magazine, we’ve been looking forward to seeing you here! It looks like it was love at first sight between you and the new Monster. What struck you most about this bike? M - It’s true, I really like the bike! What struck me most was definitely its overall look. Just seeing it from a distance in the garage, I could already appreciate its sports lines. And then as I got closer and could make out all the details, the Monster revealed its full personality. I might be younger than the bike, but I know exactly what it means to the Ducati fans and bikers in general. Having the chance to get a sneak peak, in my favourite environment, the garage at a track, was really exciting. Not to mention having the chance to test it on track!

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very precise, the gear shifting clean. And then there’s the new frame, in the style of that of the Panigale V4. The bike is light and agile but gives you a feeling of real stability, even in braking. It’s a really fun bike and I’d recommend it to anyone who wants to spend time on track, whether just having fun or testing yourself and trying to push a little further.

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Tell us all about it! What were your sensations riding it on track? M - The sensations were surprising to say the least! It hadn’t been long since my last outing with the Superbike, and it’s not that I didn’t notice any differences of course, but I really didn’t expect this kind of performance. The Monster struck me not just in terms of its aesthetics, but also its performance. Although it’s a road bike, it allowed me to push and ride fast. The engine offers full delivery but is still easy to manage. The gearbox is

The Superbikederived frame of the new Monster contributes to keeping the dry weight down to just 166 kg.

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Nothing is superfluous on the Monster. The entire bike is designed to emphasise the personality of its rider. What kind of rider are you on track? M - I like to ride in a smooth, precise way. I don’t like any twitching and prefer fluidity, which is exactly what I found in the Monster. I felt at ease as soon as I got on the bike. It’s compact and the riding position is comfortable and easy. It’s also perfect when you want to push. Your wrists don’t get tired, in fact you can be very incisive when changing direction.

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And when you’re in the garage? How would you describe yourself? M - I’m a very passionate rider. Perhaps I follow my instincts a little too much at times, but over the years I’ve worked to turn this trait into a strength of mine. In our work, sometimes things don’t go to plan. At times like that I might get agitated, that’s normal, but I always try to stay positive in order to really understand the problems and resolve them together with the team.

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It’s all a matter of instinct and mentality What is your strength, the thing you trust in when the going gets tough?

Vincitore del trofeo Indipendenti nell’ultimo mondiale SBK con il team Go Eleven, nel 2021 Michael sarà pilota ufficiale nel team Aruba.it RacingDucati.

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M- I think a rider’s strength must always be their head. That’s what allows you to make the difference. If you don’t continuously try to improve in that respect, it’s difficult, if not impossible, to compete in a championship like Superbike, where you’re up against real champions. But it’s not easy to train your head. You need to work hard, all the time. And try to learn as much as possible from each race you run. Particularly those that go badly..

So, in that case, last season cannot be particularly helpful to you. M- Yes, it’s true, the 2020 season exceeded expectations. But only up to a certain point. The feeling I had with the team and the Panigale V4 R was great right from the initial tests. I immediately knew I could do well, because when you feel at ease on the bike, it’s more likely you’ll achieve strong results.


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The new Monster is pure enjoyment. The Ducati fans hope to have a lot of fun with you and Scott during the next Superbike championship. Do you have a message for them? M- I hope so too! I was born a Ducatista, and riding with these colours is a dream come true for me. Nevertheless, I consider my arrival in the Ducati team a starting point, not a destination. All I ask is that the fans support us throughout the year, as only Ducatisti know how. Even in a situation like we have right now, us riders are still always able to feel the fans’ passion and so it’s important they are there. So, my message to them is to believe in us, also because I’m sure we can do well this year. I won’t say how well because I’m not someone who likes to talk about their goals. I prefer to achieve them.

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New Monster. Just fun. The new Monster represents all the essence of Ducati in the most compact, clean, and lightweight form possible. As the name suggests, Monster, nothing more. The formula has remained unchanged since 1993: a sports engine, perfect for road use, combined with a Superbikederived frame. Or rather everything you need to have fun, each and every day. The heart of the Monster is the Testastretta 11°, a 4-valve, liquid-cooled twin with 111 HP and desmodromic timing. Its aluminium front frame, inspired by that of the Panigale V4, is short and affixed directly to the engine heads. Lightweight, it contributes to keeping the bike’s dry weight down to just 166 kg. It is a modern reinterpretation of the recipe that led to the birth of the Naked segment, updated to satisfy new generations of Monsteristi. The new Monster is the sports naked for one and all. The ideal bike when starting out in the two-wheeled world, but also the perfect everyday companion for the expert rider. This, because it is lightweight, easy to handle and fast. In other words, a fun bike. The new Monster possesses all the model’s distinctive traits, from the “bison back” tank, to the circular headlight “set into the shoulders”, the clean tailpiece, and the scene-stealing engine. Evolved shapes in a modern,

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sporty, elegant, sophisticated, and technological design. The 937 cc Testastretta 11°, liquid-cooled and with Euro 5 homologation, is a sports engine but is also perfect for road use. With respect to the previous 821, the 90° V twin has grown in terms of its displacement, power, and torque, offering greater rideability and a reduced weight (-2.4 kg), which contributes to the bike’s overall lightness. It now supplies 111 HP at 9250 rpm with 9.5 Nm of torque at just 6500 rpm. The Monster is a modern bike, perfect for younger riders. For this reason, a 35kW version is also available for those with an A2 licence.

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There’s new energy in MotoGP The upcoming 2021 MotoGP season will see the factory Ducati team take to the start line with a new Title Partner, Lenovo, and two new young, determined and talented riders in the shape of Jack Miller and Francesco “Pecco” Bagnaia. It is always exciting when preparing for the start of a new race season. Perhaps even more so in 2021, as Ducati heads into the new year as 2020 Constructors’ World Champion. There are many reasons for the team to feel confident and optimistic right now. The powerful new Desmosedici GP21 bikes for one, now even brighter with their new “All Red” livery. Add to this the strength and reliability of Lenovo, a Ducati sponsor and technological partner since 2018 and, as of this season, Title Partner of the Ducati Team. And, last but not least, there’s the energy brought by two very talented riders who have great potential and who, despite their young age, already have a lot

of strong Ducati results and experience behind them. Jack Miller and Francesco “Pecco” Bagnaia really represent the essence of Ducati Corse, a border post where technological and human factors contribute to determining the ultimate expression of Ducati sporting DNA. In recent years, both proved more than capable of fighting at the sharp end with the Pramac Racing Team and now, with the support of the Ducati Lenovo Team and the world’s greatest fans, Jack and Pecco definitely have what it takes to get us dreaming! #ForzaDucati

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An important two-day session at Jerez de la Frontera to regain confidence with the track and ‘warm-up’ with production Ducatis.

The Ducati riders cannot wait to start and put a smile on the faces of the world’s Ducatisti. And this is why Jack Miller, Pecco Bagnaia, Johann Zarco and rookies Enea Bastianini, Luca Marini and Jorge Martin started the 2021 season with a special team-building session aboard the Panigale V4 S.

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Fighter attitude

Streetfighter V4 S in Dark Stealth edition The Streetfighter V4 S becomes even more aggressive in its new Dark Stealth colour. Available for the S version, this matte black amplifies the bike’s exciting design and highlights its Fighter attitude.

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Like all models in the family, the new Dark Stealth Streetfighter V4 S adopts new selfbleeding front brake and clutch pumps, derived from those used for the first time on the Superleggera V4. It conforms with Euro 5 anti-pollution regulations, retaining the same maximum power and torque values but repositioning them at different speeds for a bike that is even more enjoyable on winding roads.

Explore the full 2021 Streetfighter family on the Ducati website.

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Each of us has something for which we want to fight. Like Irene Martens, 2017 ISKA world champion and gold medal winner at the 2018 amateur world championship.

FIGHT FOR YOUR DREAMS Irene, when and how did your dream of being a Muay Thai athlete develop? I – I started for fun with my brother when I was at high school. Then, when I moved to Bologna for university, I joined Sempre Avanti for the first time. And it was there that I started to really focus on the Muay Thai discipline. I fell in love with it immediately, during the first training session, and realised I wanted more.

Irene Martens MUAY THAI ALSO KNOWN AS THAI BOXING, THIS MARTIAL ART HAS ITS ROOTS IN MAE MAI MUAY THAI, AN ANCIENT THAI FIGHTING TECHNIQUE.

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IRENE MARTENS BORN IN 1986. ITALIAN MOTHER, DUTCH FATHER. DEGREE IN PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY AND TECHNOLOGY. SPECIALIST DEGREE IN CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY AND TOXICOLOGY.

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27 WINS, 11 DEFEATS, 3 DRAWS. ATHLETE WITH THE STEFANI TOP TEAM AT THE SEMPRE AVANTI GYM.

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‘Sempre avanti’ My motto, my gym Your first fight? I - In 2010. The adrenaline I felt in that moment was what spurred me on to continue and set increasingly ambitious goals for myself. Your first title? I - Italian women’s champion in 2011. In what way has this discipline influenced you as a person? I - It has taught me to be a more balanced individual and gives me the strength to face any adversity or challenge in life as if I were in the ring. Sometimes I fail, that’s normal, but I never back down and will always get up even stronger than before. How do you ensure your mental strength? I - With dedication and training. If I don’t feel totally ‘done in’ after a training session, it means I’m not giving it my all. And so I should carry on. But without the support of those around me and those who have spurred me on, I couldn’t have got to where I am. Are you also an instructor at Sempre Avanti? I - When I can, I help out with the children and youngsters preparing for competition. I wouldn’t call them my pupils, I think of them more like teammates.

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And how do you help them? I - I try to take care of them and, if they want, I share my experience with them. Not in terms of technique, as

the Master is there for that. But to combat their fear, to encourage them to find the strength to always achieve their goals. I try to teach

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them that, as in life, you’re never alone in the ring or gym, and that those around you can help you make the difference.


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SuperSport 950

The road-going Ducati sports bike gets a name change and becomes SuperSport 950, while also updating its aesthetics, electronics package, and extensive range of equipment.

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Pure Ducati DNA

With its single-sided swingarm, trellis frame affixed to the engine, hydraulic clutch, adjustable suspension and Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tyres, the genetic code of the SuperSport 950 is that of a real Ducati sport bike.

The new full-LED headlight and side air vents are reminiscent of the sharp look and profile of the Panigale V4, but it is with its new fairings that the SuperSport 950 really shows off its new, more sports-oriented nature. With the elegant hot air vents, for example, similar to the double extractor of Panigale V4 models, and the lower fairing, which now extends as far as the lateral silencer, concealing the mechanics and giving it the look of a real race bike. The fairings are connected to the sculpted tank with muscular ‘shoulders’ that envelop the trellis frame, while the front sections are integrated with the headlight thanks to a pair of winglets that direct fresh air towards two side vents to improve the rider’s thermal comfort. And speaking of comfort… With the new SuperSport 950, great attention is paid to the ergonomic triangle, aerodynamic protection and the rider’s freedom of movement. This results in more comfortable every-day riding and more enjoyable sports riding.

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On road and track with the new SuperSport 950 A design that inspires speed, with its sports lines and shapes, and a riding experience that expedites enjoyment. Four years since its launch, the SuperSport 950 evolves and becomes even more compact, technological, comfortable, and safe. In combining performance and maximum control, on both road and track, the SuperSport 950 showcases its extremely malleable personality and authentic Ducati sports soul, qualities that make it the ideal bike for those who want to gain experience on a sport bike.

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Every-day Sport The SuperSport 950 range also includes the 950 S version, complete with fully adjustable Öhlins suspension and passenger seat cover, and available in the Arctic White Silk colour as well as in Ducati Red.

On the new SuperSport 950, the 937 cc Testastretta 11° desmodromic twin conforms with Euro 5 anti-pollution regulations thanks to an updated exhaust and engine control system. Its delivery remains unchanged, the engine tracing a hefty torque curve across its range of use and responding promptly to every twist of the throttle. Whether riding on the road or on track, the SuperSport 950 is always ready for excitement.

The bike also benefits from sophisticated electronic controls based on the use of the Bosch 6-axis inertial platform. The parameters for each control are associated by default with the three Riding Modes (Sport, Touring, Urban), but can of course be personalised by the rider to adapt the character of the bike to one’s riding style and the environmental conditions.

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Scrambler Nightshift

Ride in the Night There are nights when, rather than going to sleep, all you want to do is get on your bike and ride, in the hope that dawn takes as long as possible to arrive. The new Scrambler Nightshift is ready to keep you company on nights like these. As well as on all those days when you just cannot stop daydreaming.

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With its iconic style, sophisticated lines, and meticulous attention to detail, the new Scrambler Nightshift two-seater is ready to light up the roads with a flash of classic style, a burst of Café Racer flair and a beam of custom attitude.

Enjoy the night aboard the new Scrambler Nightshift. Watch the video on the Scrambler Ducati YouTube Channel.

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Scrambler Nightshift

The ride is safe and audacious thanks to the narrow, straight handlebar, derived from the 1100 Sport PRO, and Café Racer style mirrors.

The low, flat seat (798 mm), also Café Racer style, is comfortable for both rider and passenger.


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The bike’s personality is emphasised by the “Aviator Grey” livery, with its black frame and seat, and the Full Throttle style side number plates, complete with classic Scrambler Ducati logo.


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Simple and elegant, Scrambler Nightshift boasts a sophisticated, no-frills design, in line with the custom garage

culture that seeks clean lines and strips anything superfluous from the bike.

The design of the Scrambler Nightshift also incorporates additional aesthetic details, like the LED positioning lights, for maximum visibility and identification even during the day.


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Girls just wanna have fun The only thing better than Days of Joy are the Days of Joy people!

There is one question that Days of Joy participants never want to answer and that is, what did you like most? With this kind of experience, how can you say whether the flat track, off-road or road riding school is the most fun, or whether you preferred the tasty morsels on offer at the Scrambler BBQ? For the team of Scrambler girls - Dominika, Lucia, Mariaelena, Stefania and Chiara – the answer is in fact quite simple. The real beauty of Days of Joy has to do with the people taking part. People who come together to experience and share all the excitement of a day in the Land of Joy, each with their own style and their own way of being.

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Happy times There is only one problem with Days of Joy: eventually they must come to an end. 9.00 am Everything is ready for the final leg of the 2020 Days of Joy at the Country House in Vairano, a location that hosted the first magical Days of Joy four years ago. After receiving their Welcome Kit and technical clothing, the participants are all ready for… 9.15 am ...breakfast! Or did you think we’d be riding on an empty stomach? There’s nothing better than a Scrambler Welcome Breakfast before the real fun starts! 10.00 am A short technical briefing and we’re off, engines on and smiles aplenty during the morning’s Scrambler Riding School sessions. While the tyres of their Desert Sled bikes sink happily into the mud, the Scrambler girls feel their technique improve along with their sense of satisfaction. And for those who don’t fancy enduro? There’s always the asphalt of the Basic Riding School, or perhaps some sliding in the dust at the Flat Track School. Different styles, similar enjoyment.

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1.00 pm It’s time for the Scrambler BBQ! With ‘helmet hair’ and dirty faces, everyone comes together at the table for a tasty lunch in a convivial, relaxed atmosphere, in classic Scrambler style. And if someone wants to take a break from riding and head into the kitchen, there’s the Scrambler Cooking Class, an authentic cookery lesson led by a real chef!

2.30 pm The Riding Schools resume under the watchful eyes of the Dueruote instructors! The teaching and fun continue, whether it’s on the asphalt in the plaza, on the enduro track, or around the Flat Track oval. And that’s not all, as the grassy areas around the Country House offer music, relaxation areas complete with sunbeds, test rides of the entire range, foosball and ping-pong tournaments, and an infinite swell of positive vibrations.

Check out the calendar with the updated Days of Joy dates on the Scrambler Ducati website

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Mint 400

Sleddin’ USA Jordan Graham has racing in his blood. Desert racing in particular. As does Ricky Diaz, raised to believe in “speed, style and fun”. When Ducati USA asked the two Fasthouse riders to compete in the Mint 400, the answer was bound to be yes. For off-road enthusiasts, the Mint 400 is not just a race. It’s the oldest and most prestigious race in America, involving 500 teams from all over the world and across more than 50 classes. It is also a traveling festival, which begins with a parade along the famous Las Vegas Strip, continues with two days of celebrations and music on Fremont Street, and concludes with two days of racing at a spectacular 400-mile track in the desert. Watch the Mint 400 film on the Scrambler Ducati YouTube channel

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Fear and fury in the Nevada desert. Scrambler domination at the Mint 400!


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The sand can be as dangerous as nearby Sin City. But Ducati USA and Fasthouse come to the Mint 400 with a very reliable partner, or rather the Spider Grips team, a Pikes Peak winner with Ducati and the unforgotten Carlin Dunne. The goal? A fairly obvious one, first place. The bike? The coolest and dirtiest of all, the Scrambler Desert Sled.

It makes its Mint 400 debut in the Hooligan class, the two Fasthouse riders’ favourite. The two Desert Sleds are very quick right from the off, leaving their rivals to, quite literally, eat their dust. Just a few kilometres in, and the only trace of Jordan Graham and Ricky Diaz are their tracks in the sand. After completing the first lap and refuelling in the pits, the pair are head-to-head, leading the way.

In the final stages, Jordan Graham pushes his Desert Sled to the limit. In his attempts to keep pace, Ricky Diaz suddenly crashes and is forced to retire. Jordan Graham crosses the line with a time of 4:45.35, having built an unreal 45-minute lead over the second-placed Scramblers of Alexander Smith and Michael Allen. And for all the other competitors, perhaps it’s best that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.

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Born with a story Desert Sled Fasthouse: the limited-edition Scrambler® to celebrate victory in the Mint 400.

Born in the desert and branded triumphant, the new Scrambler Desert Sled Fasthouse is the bike for those who want to do big things while carving new paths.

Watch the bike presentation with Jason Chinnock, CEO of Ducati North America, and Kenny Alexander, founder and president of Fasthouse

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A trellis frame in Ducati Red. A Fasthouse livery inspired by the Scramblers that won the Mint 400. Black spoked wheels and a decidedly off-road set-up. The Scrambler Desert Sled Fasthouse. Be the Boldest. Be the Wildest. Be the Fastest.

The Capsule Collection Designed and printed in Southern California, the special Capsule Collection celebrates the Ducati Scrambler-Fasthouse partnership and emphasises the style and personality of those who travel the Land of Joy with an adventurous spirit.

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Just PROs Three styles, three spirits, the complete Scrambler experience.

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Scrambler 1100 PRO

Captivating and contemporary. Enjoyable and comfortable. As at ease in the city as they are on winding country roads, the new Scrambler 1100 PRO bikes take you to the Land of Joy with a more conscious, confident spirit.

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Dark Suit

Dark and classy, fundamentally PRO. The new Scrambler 1100 Dark PRO has arrived, its uncompromising style allowing you to flaunt your Scrambler pride and conquer the road with your unique personality.

1100 Dark PRO: Black Heart, Scrambler soul.

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Radio Scrambler Ducati

Radio Scrambler Ducati: Brand-new shows! DON’T CALL ME CINDERELLA Two women, two personalities, one shared passion: a wild lifestyle! Rider Federica Moschiano and metal girl Valentina RocketQueen cover a wide range of topics relating to the daily life of two-wheeled enthusiasts.

FROM ZERO TO HERO There are people who cannot bear monotony. From Zero to Hero tells the true stories of ordinary people who have attempted to break the routine, seeking out new ways to express themselves and new, incredible adventures. And who have succeeded.

REBEL REBEL It’s not what you do. It’s not even what people think of you. It’s the way you approach life that makes you a “rebel”. This is what Rebel Rebel is all about, with its tales of great rebellious spirits from history who we cannot even imagine aboard a Scrambler.

SCRAMBLED FEELINGS How does it feel to ride a Scrambler? What are the thoughts and emotions that a rider experiences as the engine rumbles and the wheels dart along the asphalt? We talk to real riders about how great it is to travel with the Scrambler.

Play Now! FREEDOM RIDERS “Freedom” is not just a seven-letter word. If you love a Scrambler, then “freedom” becomes a lifestyle. Welcome to Freedom Riders, where we talk about films that inspire us to think outside the box and carve our own path!

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REDISCOVERING HOME TOURING EMILIA-ROMAGNA WITH THE MULTISTRADA 950

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At a time when we can only dream of long-distance travel, the Multistrada 950 allows us to explore wonders that lie closer to home. In Emilia-Romagna, every strip of land tells of art, history, nature, and the unmistakeable flavour of our origins.

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Travelling the roads of Emilia-Romagna An all-round experience While travel is primarily an experience, our homeland can inspire some of the most genuine emotions. The kind we feel in exploring the hidden beauty of a land that, as familiar as it is, we can never truly know. In seeking out those places of which we’ve long dreamed or neglected for too long. In travelling the roads of history to discover new things about ourselves. Emilia-Romagna is the ideal destination, its itinerary diverse and its places a testament to the past, present, and future of Ducati.

Roads that wind through thriving fields, congenial nature, protected by sea and mountains, and cities rich in art and culture. Emilia-Romagna is a vibrant region, teeming with life and beauty. And the new Multistrada 950 S GP White, agile and versatile, is the ideal companion with which to explore it.

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A journey back to the start Emilia-Romagna. The land of a thousand spirits and one unmistakeable heart. The land of passion, jealously guarded and cultivated but always shared with great generosity. The land of authenticity, where life is lived with spontaneity and lightness and wellbeing is the most natural thing of all. For more than 2000 years, the history of this land can be traced by Via Emilia, the roman road commissioned by consul Marco Emilio Lepido in 187 BC to connect Rimini and Piacenza. It is one of the world’s most beautiful roads, its 260 kms taking in art and flavour, culture and enjoyment. Travelling its length means entering into the heart of ten cities of art, each of which boasts a particular cultural patrimony. It also means taking the opportunity to leave the city and follow roads towards spectacular nature, inviting green hills and beaches as vast as the horizon. And, above all, it means experiencing passions that beat here like nowhere else on earth.

Positioned between northern and central Italy, Emilia-Romagna connects and brings together a variety of histories, traditions, and landscapes, and is known as the region of three valleys, namely Wellness Valley, Food Valley and Motor Valley. Three different identities for one single spirit, which finds its raison d’être in the beautiful and the good things in life.

Like the passion for food, celebrated with the region’s many typical products that tell of the deep, almost visceral, connection that the inhabitants of Emilia-Romagna have with their land and of their love for the fruits it bears. Or the passion for wellbeing and enjoyment, which takes in the sounds and colours of the Romagnola Riviera, the home of hospitality and international art. Without forgetting the passion for speed of course. Roughly seventy years ago, during the post-war recovery period, it was this passion that fuelled Ducati’s relaunch while, today, it drives the legend that is Motor Valley.

Discover the many wonders of Italy with a Coast to Coast aboard the Multistrada 950

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An everlasting bond And so, in showing us what we once were, a trip through Emilia-Romagna also helps us to understand who we are and who we will be. In exploring so many treasures, both the new and the long forgotten, we now find ourselves with a potentially infinite range of experiences. Each place is a feast for the eyes of those who experience it. And now we understand that it does not matter how far we are able to travel as, even so close to home, the heart and mind will always have plenty to see.

With the Multistrada 950, you can enjoy the beauty of travel each day, thanks to a combination of pure Ducati

riding pleasure and a versatility that makes it suitable for any use. The new “GP White” livery boosts the sports attitude of

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the Multistrada 950 S, which stands out for its elegance, fluidity, and balanced lines.



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Transanatolia 2020: a rally of two worlds The dirt roads that flank the lunar landscape of the Tuz Gölü lake, the 3000-metre rocky mountains, and the sandy beaches of the Black Sea. The Turkish peninsula serves up an extremely challenging test bench, but Andrea Rossi and the Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro didn’t just complete the 2850 kms of the Transanatolia Rally, they dominated it.

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Day 01 From Istanbul to Abant 385 km

Day 02 From Abant to Haymana 374 km

Day 03 From Haymana to Karadag 450 km

Day 04 From Karadag to Karadag (loop) 393 km

Day 05 From Karadag to Haymana 462 km

Day 06 From Haymana to Abant 495 km

Day 07 From Abant to Sile 300 km

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A fascinating trip through the wonders of Anatolia, to discover the peninsula that links East and West. This is a good description of the Transanatolia Rally, in fact this is exactly how the organisers promote the competition. Now in its tenth edition, it has become one of the most important events for rally raid enthusiasts. But the Transanatolia is, first and foremost, an extremely challenging race that sees participants compete in an extended seven-day race, during which rocky terrain alternates with sandy tracks and some particularly fast sections. Like Tuz Gölü, the largest salt lake in Asia Minor, where Andrea Rossi’s Multistrada 1260 Enduro reached a top speed of 203 km/h.

Andrea Rossi is a Ducati test rider and Ducati Riding Academy instructor who specialises in off-road riding.

For Andrea Rossi, competing in the Transanatolia 2020 was a natural consequence of his Multistrada Enduro project development work, begun in 2016. Aware of the bike’s potential and stability, Rossi raced with a Multistrada 1260 Enduro complete with bull-bar, radiator protection and a homologated silencer, all from the Ducati Performance accessories range and mounted in a standard configuration. Having set off from the imperial palace in Dolmabahçe on 15 August, the Multistrada 1260 Enduro completed all seven stages without the slightest hesitation, exhibiting all the safety and determination that make it the ideal trailblazer for unforgettable adventures and boundless excitement. On crossing the finish line in Sile, Andrea Rossi and the Multistrada 1260 Enduro recorded the fastest time in the twin category, and the ninth fastest time overall. An outstanding result, which is added to an impressive list of Ducati off-roading feats, and which makes Andrea Rossi and the Multistrada 1260 Enduro the undisputed heroes of two worlds.

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Land of engines, land of innovation The Motor Valley is not only an association that brings together the most prestigious Italian automotive and motorcycle brands. It is also, and above all, the sharing of passion, knowledge, and particular traits, unique to the area, that allow it to construct something special, which can inspire the dreams of so many, with the creation of products that are high-performance, technological, and innovative.

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A UNIQUE COMBINATION Interview with Claudio Domenicali, president of Motor Valley.

The beating heart of the EmiliaRomagna manufacturing system, Motor Valley is an extraordinary place, home to the brands that have built and fuelled the legend of speed around the world. Here, within a radius of just 150 km, we find a unique combination of talent, know-how, industrial and artisan ability, technological innovation, and research. All areas that Ducati aims to develop, in synergy with Dallara, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati and Pagani, so that the area becomes an increasingly important hub for the international automotive and motorsport industries. And the Borgo Panigale firm does this with even more conviction and commitment now that CEO Claudio Domenicali has become president of the Motor Valley Association. Mr. Domenicali, why, at a time like this, might Motor Valley be able to play a more important role than ever before? D- We are living in times of great change. Times in which digitalisation,

artificial intelligence and robotisation will drastically change the profile of industrial manufacturing. It will be increasingly possible to replace manual jobs with collaborative robots and a growing number of current jobs will face competition from machines. This is why it is important to continue to invest in expertise. It is essential that the Motor Valley area is strong in terms of its development of technology and expertise, and that this is as distinctive and specific as possible. Motor Valley comprises a wide variety of companies. How can this diversity translate into added value? D- Motor Valley represents Made in Italy excellence in the automotive and industrial production chain, and the association is a project that highlights a region’s ability to network and promote the unique products for which it stands out on the international stage. Every brand has its particular characteristics, but the main common denominators are a real passion for competition, which has

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allowed, and continues to allow us to develop technology and innovation, and a love for design. Speaking of innovation, what kind of synergies can develop between two and four-wheel brands? D- A variety, all with extremely high potential and great reach. I’m thinking about the synergies involved in developing new products and new engineering solutions for example. Like the Superleggera V4 project, which saw collaboration between Ducati and Dallara. The tests carried out in the wind tunnel allowed for the development and testing of new aerodynamic solutions. But the synergies I believe to be most important, as President of the Association, are those relating to expertise, particularly in the long term. Motor Valley needs to be able to “generate new generations”, or rather train talent and know how to ride the technical changes occurring in the manufacturing sector. This region is characterised by an academic culture and unrivalled motoring and technological expertise, and has an invaluable ability to attract passionate and talented people and firms that deserve to be supported and promoted in every way. MUNER, the Motorvehicle University of Emilia-Romagna, which brings together the main universities of Emilia-Romagna and the Motor Valley brands, is the ultimate demonstration of what we can do.

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There’s a lot of history but no nostalgia. We all look to the future here. In addition to training and investing in future generations, how can Motor Valley face up to tomorrow’s challenges? D- By harnessing our strengths, of which there are many, all extraordinary. In Motor Valley, we are able to create dreams, incredibly contemporary dreams in that they are rich in technology. There is a lot of history here, but rather than getting lost in nostalgia, we always look to the future. And Motor Valley is also a lifestyle. It is home to some wonderful companies but there is also a common spirit that connects people and makes them so good together. The region offers the perfect balance of innovation and identity, ingenuity and emotion, and its products are one magnificent example. Not only cuttingedge in terms of their technology and performance, they are also the most beautiful, and this beauty is what makes them so desirable. Emotion, desire, and beauty are all part of human nature. We all have dreams, and we all strive to realise them as quickly as possible. For any car or motorcycle fan, Motor Valley is an extraordinary place, and it is thanks to this passion that we’ll be able to overcome the challenges of the future.

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LET’S GET MINIMAL. LEGO® MINIMAL. Passion is not a matter of size. This is proved by the work of Riccardo Zangelmi, Italy’s first LEGO® Certified Professional and the builder of the 1:1 scale model of the Panigale V4 R, and Aurelien Rouffiange, LEGO Technic™ Senior Designer and the designer of the LEGO Technic™ Ducati Panigale V4 R.

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Riccardo, from where does your passion for LEGO® stem? R - Right from childhood, LEGO was always THE game. I would spend hours with the bricks, inventing spaceships, castles, anything that came to mind. Time would stop until I was able to perfectly recreate whatever it was that I saw in my imagination. Quando hai capito che poteva essere più di una semplice passione? R - When I was 30, I started to build again and thought I might try turning it into a job.

Capturing the essence To build the 1:1 scale model of the Panigale V4 R, Riccardo worked for 400 hours, using LEGO Technic™ elements for the first time.

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What did it mean for you to build the Panigale V4 R? R - It was definitely a great honour, one of my most significant professional achievements so far. What was the biggest challenge from an engineering standpoint? R - Creating and connecting various curves, built along different axes. In constructing the fairings, we started with the lower section, affixing them to the engine to support the entire weight of the structure. As we moved towards the upper section, we created internal support modules to anchor the various curves, using pieces that would allow rotation thanks to specially designed nodes. We tested many fastening solutions, and many bike parts were rebuilt at least two or three times. But the greatest challenge of all was undoubtedly trying to match the elegance and beauty of the real Panigale V4 R. What was it like to collaborate with the Ducati engineers? R - The collaboration and support between us was first-rate. We were in constant contact to achieve the best possible results. Together, and with the use of renderings, we decided how to prepare the frame and bike so that it could accommodate all the LEGO® parts, including the internal elements not visible from the outside, and perfectly support the engine, just like the real Panigale V4 R. Is there another Ducati you’d like to recreate? R - All of them! And I’ll tell you the one I’d like to start with, the XDiavel, my favourite Ducati! The 1:1 scale model of the Panigale V4 R weighs 180 kg. It is composed of 15,000 bricks and the most used elements are BEAMS and PINS.

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Aurelien, what distinguishes the creative process when designing a LEGO Technic™? A - Just one word: simplicity. This is the only way to obtain the best representation of the model we are creating or replicating. But simplicity is extremely hard to achieve. We must use the right element for the right detail, as LEGO® DNA dictates. We do not want a model that is overly detailed, as that would be over the top and ‘heavy’ on the eye. Our goal is to ensure that anyone looking at the model can understand it, decode it, and even imagine what functions it has and what kind of game experience it offers. How do you approach the details? A - I start with our dedicated element platform, which includes gears, pistons, pneumatic beams, connectors, suspension, engine blocks and many more, to build the most authentic representation of the vehicle in question. A vast range of panels then helps me to perfect the appearance, as well as recreate details with decorations or stickers. All this combined helps emphasise the model’s details and make it more authentic.

The LEGO Technic™ Ducati Panigale V4 R is 32 cm long, 16 cm high and 8 cm wide. As well as coming complete with steering, suspension, and front and rear brake discs, it is the first motorcycle model in the history of LEGO Technic™ to include a gearbox to simulate the different speed and riding techniques.

What was the biggest challenge with the LEGO Technic™ Ducati Panigale V4 R? A - Without a doubt the mechanical part. We inserted a gearbox inside a LEGO Technic™ motorbike for the first time ever. I didn’t have any previous examples to inspire me, but I approached it like an irresistible challenge. The Ducati Panigale V4 R is a fantastic bike. I wanted our creation to be as authentic as possible and thought this innovation would make the model unique, just like the motorcycle itself.


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As standard, and therefore unique. Ducati accessories are developed in parallel with the bikes. This is the only way to ensure a rider can have a truly customised, made to measure Ducati.

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How Ducati accessories are born The right perception, from start to finish. The phases of accessory development go hand in hand with those of motorcycle design. We start with a hand-drawn sketch that is digitalised and

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Timeless quality The time it takes to develop an accessory depends on the product. It can be anything from a few weeks for simple components to several months in the case of pannier development, as these integrated items require careful research in terms of their styling and engineering.

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From prototyping to testing, nothing short of perfection Once the style is defined, the final phase sees the accessories fully integrated into the bike and then refined and tested on both the road and in the lab. Hour upon hour of static and dynamic simulations, to obtain a product that embodies Ducati values in its every detail.

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The Ducati Style Centre honours Fabio Taglioni Fabio Taglioni’s creations are timeless works of art. And, as such, they are immortalised by Ducati Style Centre designer Sam McCafferty, in sketches for “Fabio Taglioni - A Life of Passion”, the web-series that celebrates the centenary of the birth of an engineer who made Ducati history. Watch the episodes of “Fabio Taglioni – A Life of Passion” on the Ducati YouTube channel.

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Taglioni’s masterpieces

Come and admire Taglioni’s masterpieces at the Ducati Museum. Visit the website to book your guided tour, now also available online.


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Editor Luigi Bianchi Design, texts, and editorial design Craq Design Studio: Davide Baruzzi Giulia Tristaino Pierre Maurice Reverberi Mattia Marchetto Editorial coordination Patrizia Cianetti Isabella Cumani Sara Alberghini Photography Archivio Fotografico Ducati, Callo Albanese, Alessio Scaccabarozzi, Pietro Bianchi, Marco Campelli, Marcello Mannoni, John Ryan Hebert, Sebas Romero, Ivan Leo, Alessandro Mollo, Alessandro Broglia, Giovanni De Sandre, Milagro

Riding a motorcycle is the most exciting way to enjoy the road. The safety of motorcyclists is Ducati’s commitment. For more information visit the safety section of the Ducati site (www.ducati.com). WARNING: The photos and technical information in this catalogue may refer to prototypes subject to modifications during production and are purely for illustration and reference purposes, and are therefore not binding on Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. Sole Shareholder Company - Company subject to the direction and coordination of AUDI AG (“Ducati”). Ducati cannot be held responsible for any print and/or translation errors. This catalogue is transnational and therefore some products may not be available and/or their features may vary in accordance with local laws. Not all colours and versions are available in each country. Ducati reserves the right to make changes and improvements to any product without obligation of prior notice or to make such changes to products already sold. Further characteristics of the products are contained in the pertinent owner’s manuals. The products represented are not definitive versions and are therefore subject to significant changes at Ducati’s discretion without prior notice. The photographs published in this catalogue show only professional riders under controlled street conditions. Do not attempt to imitate such riding behaviour as it could be dangerous for you or other people on the road. This catalogue, including but not limited to the trademarks, logos, texts, images, graphics and table of contents herein, constitute Ducati intellectual property, or in any event Ducati has the right to reproduce it; any reproduction, modification or other whole or partial use of the catalogue or its contents, including publication on the Internet without the prior written consent of Ducati, is prohibited. Actual fuel consumption may vary based on many factors, including but not limited to riding style, maintenance performed, weather conditions, surface characteristics, tyre pressure, load, weight of the rider and the passenger, accessories. The weights in running order are considered with all operating fluids, standard equipment and the fuel tank filled to 90% of its useful capacity (UE regulation no. 168/2013). For more information visit www.ducati.com.

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