I have always had a spot in my heart for Ducati motorcycles. While it may be the meticulous attention to detail, I tend to think it is the company’s passion, creativity and, of course, that gorgeous Ducati Red color with the white stripes that truly does it for me. For my 2020 Ducati Motorcycle Model Guide, I hand selected, colored, and resized each motorcycle photo to make sure each image represents each model’s uniqueness.
Take a trip with me to explore each model through my eyes and enjoy the journey as we wait for our North American roads to become ride worthy once again in the Spring. You won’t find these photos elsewhere, nor will you find the information I hand type just for you. Thank you for supporting me, my staff and my site; Total Motorcycle in our 21st year riding down the internet highways of the world!
New for 2020, I really like the artist sketch shot of the Superleggera V4. I try to put up artist sketches and images as it shows a rare glimpse into the people behind the bike and also links to my own roots as a graphic designer. Illustrators, craftsman, machinists, and sculptors all play a very important role into bringing you a motorcycle model, from their imaginations through to reality. Highlighting that aspect brings a personal attachment to a model more than just specifications and features.
Like the Superleggera V4, the Ducati Scrambler 1100 offers some very rare pre-design ideas and sketches. This specific photo shows how the details are so important; in fact, each detail is more important than the whole, so Ducati wanted to save them. While photos like these are rare, sharing them with you is even rarer as most motorcycle sites won’t show these. Most sites are just focused on the most important angles of the finished product.
As with anything, the devil is in the details, and sometimes it is just a well placed, thoughtful curve, line or suggestive bend. The 2020 Ducati Scrambler 1100 Sport‘s tank with the highlights, matte finish and bright yellow stripes convey more than just the metal. Here is one of my favorite Scrambler photos. Sometimes less is more.
Who isn’t a sucker for history and culture? This shot of the 2020 Ducati Scrambler Cafe Racer really does express the bike’s past so well in a small, tight shot. You really don’t need to know what the full model looks like, as your imagination fills in the rest thanks to the heritage colors and font. It just begs you to own it.
Speaking of heritage and history… What a rare, rare photo of Englishman Carl Fogarty on the Ducati 916 SBK. Did you know that of the 55 races won by Ducati, 43 were clinched by Fogarty? The man, the legend, the smile, with all his passion, sitting on a 2020 Ducati Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916 . What a great shot, really. I think the man even outshines the Panigale V4… What do you think?
To be honest, I’m not a fan of the Scrambler line. Not because I don’t like the Scrambler bikes, but I think there are just too many (11 as of today), which to me says Ducati watered down a cool thing into 40 different flavors at Baskin-Robbins. But even with that, there are some Scrambler photos that do stand out even to me. This one of the brand new 2020 Ducati Scrambler 1100 Sport PRO makes me want to ride this road over and over again. You can read the rider’s body language, expression and sportiness in one frame. Look at that landscape and that road! And even though the weather isn’t perfect, you know it is a perfect bike and a perfect place to ride it.
If Ducati had a single meme, I think it would be “Look at me, I’m the selfie-selfie”. What describes this meme better than this shot of a Ducati seemingly admiring itself? You know what the 2020 Ducati Multistrada 950 is thinking in this shot? “Damn, I’m lookin’ good today.” And that is the power of a well chosen photo, one which can tell you a story within a story.
This was a fun, colorful photo I chose from 40 others of the “plain-ol’-vanilla” 2020 Ducati Hypermotard 950. Sure, the 2020 Ducati Hypermotard 950 base model isn’t Ducati’s most sexy bike, in fact, that duck-bill front fender needs some love, but hey, in this photo, the 950 isn’t trying to be anything other than fun. You can see in the shot, it is in its perfect element. If it spoke I think it would say, “Don’t take it seriously! Let’s just catch a ball.”
When the Diavel arrived, I raised an eyebrow and thought, well, that’s pretty darn ugly for an Italian stallion. Chunky, beefy, and not very streamlined. Sure it shared similarities with some other big chunky bikes which I do like (VMAX, Rocket, MT-01), but to me the Diavel is like putting American French Fries into your Italian gelato. Yum?
That being said, this photo of the 2020 Ducati XDiavel S really compliments it though. The black and white and the graininess speaks of the unrefined blur. I hate to admit it but the Diavel actually looks good here.
Oh look! My favorite Ducati model again. This time, like the Black and White shot above, it looks sexy in mono-chromatic colors. Sometimes the professional boxer can look sexy, but only in the right light.
Ducati’s sports bikes need no help in looking sexy. None, zip, zero, zilch. But the details, that is where the real appeal is, in the craftsmanship and the Italian allure. Tight curves, sexy bends, it is all there, just look close enough. The 2020 Ducati Panigale V4R , two wheel motorcycle art… oh wait, that’s MV Agusta’s slogan… just enjoy the sexiness displayed by this red beauty!
Thank you for taking the tour of some of my favorite 2020 Ducati motorcycle models and photos today. I appreciate you have read the entire article right to the end here and hopefully you have gleaned some insight into what I do behind the scenes in selecting photos of each model. It isn’t random, it isn’t by chance, each and every photo is on purpose and just for you.
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– 2020 Ducati Streetfighter V4 – New model
– 2020 Ducati Streetfighter V4S – New model
– 2020 Ducati Streetfighter V4 Prototype – New model Preview
– 2020 Ducati Panigale V2 – New model
– 2020 Ducati Superleggera V4 – New model
– 2020 Ducati Panigale V4 – New model
– 2020 Ducati Panigale V4S – New model
– 2020 Ducati Panigale V4R – New model
– 2020 Ducati Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916 – New model
– 2020 Ducati Scrambler 1100 Sport PRO – New model
– 2020 Ducati Scrambler 1100 PRO – New model
– 2020 Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle – Revised
– 2020 Ducati Scrambler Cafe Racer – Revised
– 2020 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled – Revised
– 2020 Ducati Scrambler Icon Dark – Revised
– 2020 Ducati Scrambler Icon – Revised
– 2020 Ducati E-Scrambler – New model
– 2020 Ducati Scrambler Motard Concept – New model
– 2020 Ducati Scrambler DesertX Concept – New model
– 2020 Ducati MIG-RR Limited Edition – New model
– 2020 Ducati MIG-S – New model
– 2020 Ducati E-Scrambler – New model
– 2020 Ducati Multistrada 1260S Grand Tour – New model