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Checa: the 1199? I’m not worried

Written by Paolo Gozzi Is the new Ducati Panigale competitive or not? The web is filled with worried comments from fans, alarmed by the performances thus far in testing. But Carlos Checa, the man entrusted with the task of developing the new machine, doesn’t seem overly concerned. “I can go into the vacation feeling pretty […]

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If You Want an Air-Cooled Ducati Buy it Now

Three years ago you could find a 2-valve, air-cooled power plant in four distinct Ducati model ranges. Next year it will be just one. And the year after that? We say none.   If you want to buy an old school Ducati Hypermotard from next year on, you’re out of luck. At the 2012 EICMA […]

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Jerez wrapup – Final Ducati test of the year ends with progress

Ducati Team completes 2012 testing at Jerez The Ducati Team’s scheduled three-day off-season test at the Spanish Jerez circuit certainly wasn’t without its hurdles, but the team took them in stride and heads into MotoGP’s winter test ban with information that will be helpful as engineers do their development work on the 2013 Desmosedici. Sunny-but-cold […]

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MOTOGP: Ducati’s 5-Step Program To Return To Glory

Written by Evan Williams Ducati’s MotoGP program has suffered through a tough couple of years, and the team saw a shakeup last week when Filippo Preziosi was moved to another position within Ducati and German Bernhard Gobmeier was brought onboard to head Ducati Corse. Paolo Ciabatti, the man who ran World Superbike’s operations side in […]

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Ducati S4R custom

 Italian automotive designer Paolo Tesio has reworked Ducati’s iconic Monster into an even more desirable machine, transforming its looks with remarkably few modifications. This custom is based on a Ducati Monster S4R, which was sold between 2003 and 2008 in most markets. It was the top of the range Monster at the time, with a […]

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The First Ducati Motorcycle

Ducati took its first steps as a motorcycle manufacturer by producing clip-on auxiliary engines for use with bicycles. Ducati began producing the engine in 1946 and it was named Cucciolo (Italian for puppy) because of the yapping sound the 48cc four-stroke single made.  Three years later they made their first entire motorcycle. These photos are […]

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Video: Porsche GT2 RS v. Ducati 1199 (Part 2)

Earlier this year, Chris Harris from Drive produced a video pitting a Porsche 911 GT2 RS against a Ducati 1199 Panigale in a drag race. The Porsche was slaughtered and had no chance. This time, Chris and motorcyclist Ben Cope from Visordown.com went to a 2 mile runway to see what happens when you let a […]

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MotoGP: Andrea Dovizioso to Undergo Surgery

Ducati Corse’s newest rider, Andrea Dovizioso, is set to undergo surgery next week and have plate removed from his shoulder. Expected to have the surgery performed on December 4th, Dovi is waiting to do the surgery after the team’s private test at Jerez this week, and the Marco Simoncelli Foundation’s supermoto race this coming weekend. […]

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Commonwealth Games: Ducati Diavel Turbo is ready to play

A 236bhp turbo Diavel should be just the thing for a relaxed, lazy weekend… Based in Louisville, Kentucky, in the US, Commonwealth Motorcycles have built something that nobody else in the world has – a turbocharged Ducati Diavel. With 162bhp and 127Nm of torque from its 1198cc ‘Testastretta’ L-Twin, it’s not like the stock Diavel […]

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2013 Ducati Monster Diesel’s are in!

Get yours before they are gone!!! Just in before the holidays, the all new Diesel design Ducati Monster 1100 EVO!  Come down and check this Monster out and find out why the Diesel in one of the most desired bikes on 2013.  One things for sure if your getting this for a Christmas present you […]

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