Ducati plans to launch 10 new bikes by 2010, according to an announcement made during a presentation to the firm’s backers January 16. The first three are the 2008 Monster 696, 848 and 1098. Three more will follow in 2009 and four in 2010. After the Monster 696, all models will be “premium” bikes, which presumably means a larger capacity than the new Monster.
We predict 2009 will see further derivatives of the new Monster platform being launched, possibly accompanied by higher-performance versions of the 848. A new Multistrada could be in the cards for 2010, or even a new sports tourer.