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Ducati Reveals Monster 821 in Two Flavors

By  Chris Bruce We found the third-generation Ducati Monster 1200S to be a comfortable but quite capable sport bike during our First Ride. But what if you love the new bike’s brawny looks but don’t think you’ll need the full 1200cc V-twin? At first blush, we’d say you might be crazy, but Ducati is looking […]

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2015 Ducati Scrambler!

By Bruno dePrato At the upcoming EICMA show in Milan this fall, Ducati will unveil a new Scrambler. The Scrambler of the ’70s, you might recall, was an evolution of a previous 250cc enduro model named the Motocross. US importers Mike and Joe Berliner saw a lot of potential in the concept, even visiting Borgo […]

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Ducati 1199 Panigale wins Compasso d’Oro Design Award

Yes, it really is a bit of a looker, isn’t it…! Presented once every three years by the Associazione per il Disegno Industriale (ADI), the Compasso d’Oro Design Awards felicitate excellence in Italian design and are recognized by the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage & Activities as being “of exceptional artistic and historical interest.” And […]

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Top 5 Ducati Monster Customs

The Ducati Monster is one of the most iconic motorcycles of all time. Since it went on sale in 1993, over 275,000 have rolled out of the Bologna factory—and they’ve kept Ducati financially stable over the past two decades. The first Monster, the M900, used a version of the air-cooled 900SS engine and pumped out […]

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WSBK Assen: Rainy frustration for Giugliano, Ducati

Ill-timed rain prevents pre-Superpole pace setter Davide Giugliano from maintaining his impressive form at Assen for Ducati Rainy frustration for Giugliano, Ducati Having come into Superpole with the fastest lap time of the weekend, Davide Giugliano will start in sixth position for the two World Superbike races at Assen after being caught out by rain […]

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Mercado leads the way heading into STK1000 round 2

The FIM Superstock 1000 Cup riders are heading to the Assen TT Circuit for the second round of the season. Barni Racing Team’s Leandro Mercado dominated the first racing weekend of 2014 at MotorLand Aragon by achieving both pole position and race win, as well as recording the fastest lap of the race. The Argentinean […]

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Motorcycle Airbag: See the Crash Test Video

In what it calls a world first, Italian motorcycle manufacturer Ducati has introduced the wirelessly deployed airbag on its new Multistrada 1200 S Touring D|air model. The airbags incorporated in the special jackets are triggered wirelessly if sensors on the bike detect a terminal slide as well as an impact from the front, side or […]

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First Times Ride: 2014 Ducati Hyperstrada

By Charles Fleming This is like the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bikes. The bikes are Ducatis — the venerable, touring Multistrada; the race-ready, asphalt-eating Hypermotard; and the somewhere-in-between Hyperstrada. The Goldilocks is me: forever trying, like the fairytale figure, to find perfection. The wrong bike is easy to identify. It’s too slow, too […]

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Austin MotoGP: Dovi ‘Open rules not behind Ducati podium’

“Many people think the new rules give us the possibility to reach this speed but it is not like this” – Andrea Dovizioso. Ducati’s first MotoGP podium since 2012 was the result of genuine improvements and not the new advantages on offer to Ducati under this year’s rules. That is the opinion of Andrea Dovizioso, […]

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2014 Ducati Monster 1200s Review

By Digital Trends It truly gives the rider confidence at speed, which is high praise for any bike. Kudos to Ducati on their latest generation of monstrous fun. (8.5 out of 10) Pros Big power and torque but still easy to ride Ride modes with clear differences Rider can tweak the bike’s performance to their personal […]

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