Ducati 'Cayenne' on sale next year

Italian manufacturer names new BMW GS rival

Posted: 21 August 2009
by Visordown News

Ducati Cayenne
Ducati Cayenne

DUCATI have decided to call its Triumph Tiger beater the 'Cayenne', the same as the pig-ugly Porsche 4x4 SUV thing.

The bike, currently being ‘caught’ out testing on the roads near the factory, is powered by a water-cooled, two-cylinder 1098cc motor the same as is used in the Streetfighter but the power in taken down from 155 to 140bhp.

A 20-litre petrol tank and good riding position should make it popular enough, although the price tag of around £12,000 may put a few people off.

Expect to see it at this year’s big bike shows.


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Very very nice, but how about them doing a smaller, simpler, cheaper, lighter version for trail and road riding. Perhaps using the 695 monster or 800ss engine, it'd probably sell in big numbers if priced right .... make it more offroad like the old Elefants and it could outsell the equivalent BMW GS800 ...... Ducati are you listening?


Posted: 21/08/2009 at 12:43

I think Porsche might be slightly miffed at the choice of name.

Posted: 21/08/2009 at 12:44


l w

I'm a little surprised by the name choice too, R1 loon.  I imagine it will change again.

 I would love to see something more like the Elefants


Posted: 21/08/2009 at 16:05

Couldn't care less what its called, but it looks like my next bike

Posted: 23/08/2009 at 15:51

i agree with Glen Graham, it would be ideal if it had a smaller engine because it would be an ideal jump from your first bike, something nice but not stupidly expensive

Posted: 23/08/2009 at 17:11

Don't they already make this bike? It's called a Multistrada

Posted: 25/08/2009 at 15:44

I can't see them doing another version with the 848 engine , and would the air cooled engines pass Euro4?

Posted: 25/08/2009 at 22:36

Yeah, yeah, it might or might not be called but will not BE a multi. Too complex, too heavy, too powerful and too expensive. Trust me. And for all you doubters who have not owned or ridden a multistrada, just try one, go-on, just for kicks. Make sure you fill it with juice and take it back with ground pegs and blued discs, then you will know. Universally panned on release in 2003, the multi has only now really come of age, forget the looks its the only questionable bit of the package. The whole now looks right as a concept. Witness, Triumph Tiger 1050, Buell Ulycees(or however you spell it), Moto Morini Corsaro, Kawasaki Versys (Iknow its only small), Benelli Tre'k. The other big trailies have 21" front wheels so are not the same. However the new and highly rated KTM smt is soooo close on, power output, weight, rake, trail, suspension travel, tank range, blah, blah, blah. Only 5 or 6 years after. I have a 250 EXC, and a K1200GT but what do i get out the most, to scratch with mates, go to Tesco on, ride some back roads and generally forget about the day ?

Posted: 19/09/2009 at 10:38

Just to rant further. The new Strada Aperto, Cayenne, Multistrada or w h y will not be as good to tour, one or two up, as the BMW 1200GS, KTM Adv 990, TDM or even Vstrom because the italians do style they simply can't do practical. (speaking as a past owner of four Alfa Romeo cars) If it is as good, and has ABS, heated seats/grips, ESA and core strength and proper luggage. I will be going from three bikes down to two. Or maybe not, the K1200 is simply sooo easy to tour fast on. There cannot be a machine to do all perfectly because we all now expect so much.

Posted: 19/09/2009 at 10:53

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