I don’t think I’ve ever seen the Ducati marque as busy as it’s been in the last week, during the lead up to the MotoGP at Sepang this weekend! Its latest launch were the 2013 editions of Ducati’s Hypermotard and Hyperstrada models, officiated by none other than Ducati team rider and MotoGP World Champion (2006), Nicky Hayden himself (above). Prior to the launch in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Ducati Owners Club members were given the privilege to have a private meet and greet session with Nicky Hayden at Sama-Sama Hotel, Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
Attending the launch were Mr. Pierfrancesco Scalzo, Ducati Region Asia Commercial Director, Mr. Nik Danial Nik Mahmood, Vice President of NAZA Two Wheel Division, Mr. Paolo Ciabatti, Ducati MotoGP Project Director, Mr. Vittoriana Guareschi, Ducati Corse Team Manager and Mr. Nageb Abdul Majid, President of Ducati Club Malaysia.
The Hypermotard and Hyperstrada are the latest additions to the impressive line up of Ducati bikes brought to Malaysia by Next Bike Sdn Bhd – which also includes Diavel, Monster, Multistrada, 1199 Panigale and Streetfighter.
“With the addition of both the Hypermotard and Hyperstrada, we are able to appeal to an even wider customer base and Ducati Malaysia is all set to welcome these new members to our family of local Ducatisti. We expect that these two sensational new models will bring in more than 30% of Ducati Malaysia’s sales in the coming year,” stated Datuk Wira SM Faisal Tan Sri SM Nasimuddin, Joint Group Executive Chairman, NAZA Group of Companies.
The Ducati Hypermotard is competitively priced at RM68,888 and the Hyperstrada is priced at RM73,888.