Yes, Ducati, Bring Us the Superlight There were rumors floating around that Ducati was working on a Superleggera version of the Panigale V4, and now Claudio Domenicali has confirmed it. The CEO told Motorcycle News that the Superleggera version of the bike would be coming soon.  Specifically, he said: “There will be a special edition …

Proceeds Support Nicky Hayden Memorial Foundation The 2019 Ducati Panigale V4 Nicky Hayden Tribute was announced a while back and was moved around to different tracks. The plan for the bike was for it to be auctioned off at the end of its tour round. That time is now. The bike is now up for …

Ducati Honors One of Its Most Important Motorcycles To honor 25 years since the legendary Ducati 916 made its official debut, the company will build 500 special edition Panigale V4 motorcycles. Called the Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916, the bike will have an exclusive livery and some special racing equipment installed on it. Ducati plans …

A Naked Italian Stallion While Ducati hasn’t made any announcements about a production version of a naked Panigale V4, there’s a good chance it will build one and soon. When it does, let’s hope it looks this good. Officine GP Design built a unique naked version of the bike called the V4 Penta. It’s available for …

Get Ready to Check Out Some Killer Ducatis Ducati is poised to launch its Ready 4 Red tour with its new 2020 models. The company will travel to cities across the country to bring potential customers all of the best of Ducati. The events are free and will begin in early January 2020. This will …

The Motard and Desert X There’s a lot to love from Ducati for 2020. The company has a new Panigale V2, a new version of the Multistrada, and the new Streetfighter coming. It may also have some cool new off-road bikes in the future. At a recent 2020 lineup announcement, the CEO Claudio Domenicali talked …

Superbike DNA in a Streetfighter The Ducati Streetfighter V4 is a huge motorcycle for the company. While some folks are excited about the Panigale V2 motorcycle that also debuted, the big one for the Italian company is the Streetfighter V4. The bike is based on the Panigale V4 superbike but this bike is focused on …

V2 Sounds Sexier Than V-Twin Ducati sought to rival the Tokyo Motor Show with its own show revealing a couple of new models. One of them is the hotly anticipated Panigale V2. That bike comes with an all-new engine, an engine many were calling half a V4. It’s a V-twin but Ducati calls it the …

Some Good News About Something Naked I recently reported about the controversy surrounding MV Agusta’s naked model (a woman not a bike) in its controversial ad for its new Superveloce. While many people see that as an offensive ad, nobody will have a problem (or at least should have a problem) with Ducati’s Panigale V4 …

It Looks Pretty Good Ducati has a new V-twin motorcycle in the works. It’s a new Panigale model, more specifically the “baby” Panigale. Motorcyclist Magazine, among other outlets, recently shared some images of the new bike shot by BMH Images. The spy shots reveal some interesting tidbits, but there’s still a lot of questions and …

Pretty Much a Confirmation At the Geneva Motor Show, Ducati’s CEO discussed the Streetfighter V4 possibility, and things look pretty good. In an interview with Acid Moto, Claudio Domenicali more or less made an admission that the Streetfighter V4 was coming soon. After the publication said there was demand for the bike, Domenicali said, “Then …

Get Ready for the Italian Invasion Ducati wants to show off everything its got. The company will do so with its Ready for Red Tour. On the tour, Ducati will hit 17 locations in major cities across the U.S. The goal will be to share what the company is doing from a technology perspective and showcase …

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The Ducati Desmosedici Project: From Track to Road Without a shadow of doubt, courage, ambition, pride, ingenuity and heritage all form the basis of the Ducati Desmosedici project.  This important venture has simultaneously marked the return of Ducati to the MotoGP World Championship, and enabled the company to confirm its tradition of manufacturing successful, high-performance, …

Ducati Announces the New RR The Ducati Desmosedici RR production prototype was launched at Mugello on the eve of the Italian Grand Prix. Available starting in July 2007, this MotoGP replica motorcycle can be reserved through your local Ducati dealer! UPDATE:  December 15, 2007 – Ducati has announced that the entire production run of 1,500 …

2020 Kawasaki ZX14R ABS Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Kawasaki ZX14R ABS is the current top of the line model of the Ninja ZX series of motorcycles. Powered by a 1441cc inline 4, the ZX14R produces 208 crank HP and 113 lbs-ft crank torque. To hold the massive engine, the …

2020 Kawasaki H2 & H2 Carbon Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Kawasaki H2 is the street legal derivative of the monstrous Kawasaki H2R track-only motorcycle. Using the same supercharged 998 cc inline 4 engine, the ECU is set for more street friendly torque bands, and the engine is detuned from …

Ducati, Get Ready for Some Competition The Ducati Panigale V4 R is a serious force to be reckoned with. Recent information suggests that Kawasaki may have a new Ninja ZX-10RR in the works that could be the company’s answer to the Italian bike that’s currently dominating the World Superbike Championship. According to Asphalt & Rubber, …

Last Weekend I Went to the Calgary Bike Show & Walked Away Hyped About These 2020 Motorcycle Models The 2020 Calgary Bike Show occurred over the weekend of Friday, January 10 through to Sunday, January 12, 2020, and included a lot of full-on manufacturer displays, gear displays, helmet and jacket vendors, customization vendors, and more …

The 2020 BMW S 1000 RR Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 BMW S10000RR is a hardcore superbike designed to push things to the limits. The motorcycle is about unbridled power and pushing yourself to the very edge while on the track. It’s designed for an experienced rider, who wants to …

2020 Kawasaki Ninja H2R Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Ninja H2R is quite literally the most powerful supersport motorcycle to ever emerge from Kawasaki. It is also the most powerful motorcycle in the entirety of the 2020 model year, across all manufacturers. It is the first of what many enthusiasts …

The dust has settled and the 2019 story of the annual motorcycle extravaganza known as EICMA has arrived. Home Sweet Home I find myself back in snow-covered Alberta, Canada after enduring 12 hours of travel time on the journey home. I’m plopped down in front of my keyboard now, pouring over the vast collection of …

These are the Ones You Shouldn’t Overlook With Jim no longer at EICMA, I thought it best to do a roundup of the best sportbikes out there. The following motorcycles are the ones that stood out the most to me. There are tons more of noteworthy motorcycles from the show, and I encourage you to …

Newer and Better The Yamaha YZF-R1 is a force to be reckoned with in the liter bike category. It has been since the late 1990s. Now that bike may be redesigned to meet new European emissions standards. According to iMotorbike, the R1 doesn’t meet the restrictions for the Euro 5 emissions standards that will take …

The Times They Are A-Changin’ With another year under our belts, I thought it worth it to take a look back over the last 12 months at the changes in the wonderful world of motorcycles. 2018 was no joke. There were plenty of killer new bikes and gear offered and tons of newsworthy items worth …