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Italy’s leading premium amaro liqueur has just launched a partnership with the racing department of the Bologna-based motorcycle manufacturer – and I can’t think of a better way for Italians to spread motorcycle safety awareness.  The press release states that Amaro Montenegro, being the team spirit partner of Ducati Corse, “emphasizes the human factor at …

Amidst the scramble for electric power in the modern day and age, there remain those few hearty souls that prioritize design over power efficiency – regardless of emission compliance. They’re talented, stubborn buggers that do as they please…and bless them, we love an artist hell-bent on a pretty piece of work. Today, we’re talking about …

The Borgo Panigale Experience is returning to Ducati’s Factory – and visitors will be able to benefit from the experience for a mere €32 package deal.  RoadRacingWorld states that viewers will be able to walk the production lines of the Ducati factory in Borgo Panigale, experiencing the creation of a Ducati bike from start to …

This one is for the handy riders with an eye for detail, a desire for creativity, and a penchant for making something new.  An advanced design center has just been opened at the Barber Motorsports Complex in Birmingham, Alabama. This is a complex with ties to the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride and the Historic Sports Racing …

With the turning of the seasons, riders across the land look forward to the annual Bonhams Autumn Stafford Sale – and this year, the motorbike lineup is particularly well-stacked. RideApart states that two collections in particular – the Phil Morris Road Racing Collection and a series of motorbikes that used to belong to German film critic …

A Swedish motorcycle company by the name of RGNT has just made their new kid on the block – the NO. 1-CLASSIC – ready to order, and the bike is a brilliant modern-take-on-a-classic-age. Having been revealed back in 2019 at the MC Mässan Swedish Motorcycle Fair with the production model made for 2020, RGNT has …

In 2019, Ducati revealed a stunning new, long-anticipated concept on the stage floor of the EICMA. Set to light up the stage for the year 2021, rumors stated that the new adventure motorcycle would be competition for Honda’s iconic Africa Twin, with a 21-inch front wheel and the potential for an 18-inch rear.  Ducati has …

The Aruba.it Ducati racing team will participate in the 2022 FIM World Supersport Championship, with Nicolo Bulega transitioning from Moto2 to join the team. The team’s announcement comes just a few days after Dorna and the FIM announced regulation changes that allow more models to participate in WorldSSP. Ducati returns to the WorldSSP Championship for …

Starting next year, the FIM Supersport World Championship will be adding more models to the list of homologated motorcycles that participate in the championship. The Supersport class has acted as the official support race to WorldSBK since 1999, but the changing landscape of the middle-weight segment has prompted Dorna and the FIA to make some …

Ducati is paying homage to the iconic career of red-team racer Troy Bayliss with the production of a new special edition Panigale V2, due to drop in a few short weeks to dealerships around the world. Bayliss began his journey with the Bologna-based manufacturer in 1997/1998, winning his first of what was to be a …

If you’re looking for a little something extra to do this October, why not take your Ducati machine for a lap of the COTA MotoGP circuit? The exclusive 2021 Ducati Island Experience is officially back – and red riders looking for that extra zhuzh in the season’s activities will be able to celebrate motorcycle racing …

Look out – Ducati’s Panigale range has just been approved for use in the Canadian Superbike Championship, and both the premier Pro Superbike Feature class and the Amateur Superbike class are to benefit from the homologation.  Alongside the usual run of blather, the Canadian SBK, as we know, carries a specific rule.  That rule states …

Next up on our voyage through the decades, we arrive at the 1990s. While the 80s was a decade of innovation and excitement, the party really got started in the 90s. If you were a young and impressionable youth with a taste for high-speed thrills, jaw-dropping lean angles, and a penchant for general mischief, then …

The Western Hemisphere’s fastest superbike racers are back…and the red team is having a wee bit of fun on the track.  Ducati Sporting Director Paolo Ciabatti flew across the ocean from Italy for the July 30th event, with Loris Baz (Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati New York) and Kyle Wyman (Panera Bread Ducati) clipping some close …

Who says you can’t make dreams a reality? Italian motorcycle manufacturer Ducati has just created a new budget column for our wallets by offering the masses a sweet chance to customize a Ducati bike – whether it be a new beastie set for our own personal showroom or accessorizing a current Ducati machine.  Here’s what …

A brand new Porsche 911 GT3 Touring will cost you about $200,000 US (~$250,000 Canadian dollars) out the door.  That is a lot of cheddar even for this beautiful piece of German automotive engineering. I certainly appreciate the marvelous collection of performance, power, and luxury this fine automobile offers… but there ain’t NO WAY I’d …

As we continue our journey through the decades, it’s time to take a look at the best motorcycles of the 1980s. While every decade in the industry’s history has been a transformative one, the 80s was on another level. It was a decade of immense vision, with motorcycle manufacturers pushing the boundaries of design and …

Riders Share is a motorcycle rental company that offers rentals to riders from all walks of life – and now their diverse showroom has expanded to include off-road motorcycles. According to Guillermo Cornejo, owner of Riders Share, the rental program not only offers the newest models (for all terrains) from giants such as BMW, Ducati, …

Sound the trumpets and toot the horns – the Ducati Multistrada V4 S has just won a ‘Best Motorcycle of 2021’ award. The award came via Robb Report, a luxury magazine that set the first-production motorcycle above the rest with their ‘best of the best’ issue, released yesterday. Robb Report’s award is quoted to “recognize(s) …

At the root of every good marriage is a strong partnership – and the bond between Keith Hale and his 1974 Ducati 750 Super Sport is nothing short of heart-warming.  According to a report from MotorcyclistOnline, San Francisco-based artist Keith Hale purchased the Ducati from Jack’s Motorcycles in Fresno, California, at the green age of …

Pramac Racing has just signed a new deal extension with Ducati, creating a continued factory-supported sponsorship and giving riders Johann Zarco and rookie Jorge Martin access to two Ducati Desmocedici bikes until the end of the 2024 season.  According to a report from MotoGP‘s website, The partnership between Pramac and Ducati originally began in 2005 and …

While every decade has its icons, the 1970s have so many good models to choose from. It was a time when the Japanese were really stamping their authority over the scene, flexing muscles and cylinders with each other, and driving once-mighty international brands into obscurity. Despite the changing landscape, the 70s created some of the …

Ducati has just pulled the covers off of the 2022 Hypermotard 950 SP – the third rendition in the Hypermotard collection.  The Ducati Hypermotard family caters to a very special group of sport riders. Those who crave to ride for hours on end, follow any urban path their heart desires, and if they choose, put …

Ducati is taking advertising to the next level by creating a mobile-friendly augmented reality simulator that runs tech used in popular games like Pokemon-Go and Jurassic Park. This simulator – similar to the schematics required in their recent Monster Contest – will give clients the ability to place a digital Ducati Monster anywhere in their living …

On May 21st, The Ducati Museum will be reopening to the general public of Bologna, Italy – and the nostalgia is hitting people in all the right places. It’s been a rough time for institutions that rely on in-person pedestrian traffic to spread wonder, knowledge, and intrigue. And while virtual tours are still available to …

Meet Raceward Studios. They’re Italian, they’re curators of state-of-the-art virtual racing games, and they’re about to welcome home their newest brainchild: RiMS Racing. If you’ve ever played Grand Theft Auto or iRacer, you’ll know what I’m talking about when I say that the huge list of options available to customize and pimp out a virtual …

News of the MV Ever Given rocked media last month since it was lodged in the Suez Canal. The disruption created global chaos as ships transporting goods were heavily delayed – let alone the items aboard the Ever Given. The ship containing 18,000 containers has since been freed but the mayhem has not ended.  As …

The 1960s was a transformative time for the motorcycle industry. As the mobility culture shifted from affordable motorcycles to affordable four-wheelers, the industry found itself at something of crossroads and on the cusp of an identity crisis. The 60s would bring about the beginning of the end for the British industry, an unexpected rise of …

Square Root Of Extreme Picture this… You’re a highly successful doctor with a $200,000 a year salary. You just bought your third track bike, this one being a Ducati Panigale V4. The $25,000 sticker price isn’t enough to quench your thirst of “why would you do that!?” so you take a step further into the …

Since the release of the new Ducati Multistrada V4, adventure-touring fans have been jumping for joy, but those celebrations are about to be cut short.  Ducati has found issues with the valve guides in the V4 Granturismo engines that can lead to excessive wear and inevitably losing power, then failing at the top end of …

The 1950s was an interesting decade for the motorcycle industry. As countries began to show signs of economic improvement after the devastation of World War II, motorcycle manufacturers could begin to innovate in new directions. While affordable mobility was still an important part of a motorcycle’s design, the humble motorcycle was slowly being replaced by …

Introducing The Limited Edition 2021 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled Fasthouse Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links As a nice addition to the Scrambler fleet, there’s a new model in the 2021 Ducati line-up: the 2021 Ducati Desert Sled Fasthouse. This is a limited edition model that’s based on Ducati and Fasthouse’s Mint 400 …

Entry-level Scrambling: The Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The Scrambler Sixty2 is the smallest motorcycle in the 2021 Ducati line-up. In fact, it’s one of the smallest Ducati motorcycles to roll out of the Bologna factory in recent years. While it’s still an important part of the Scrambler line, …

Less Is More: The No-Frills Ducati Scrambler Icon Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 Ducati line-up doesn’t feature any drastic changes to the Scrambler models, though a few of them did receive small updates. The classic Scrambler Icon is one of them! The updates might be minimal but they’re updates nonetheless. …

Retro Desert Racing: The 2021 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links Most of the Scrambler models in the 2021 Ducati line-up haven’t been updated for the new year. However, the Scrambler Desert Sled does get a few changes. Firstly, it’s one of the lucky Ducati motorcycles that has been …

A Scrambler For The Discerning Ducatista: The Scrambler Café Racer Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The Ducati Scrambler Café Racer is one of the most recognizable Ducati motorcycles in the Scrambler range. It’s sharp, sleek, incredibly stylish, and affordably priced! When it first rolled onto the scene, it was an instant hit …

Ducati’s Furious Flat Tracker: The Scrambler Full Throttle Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links Ducati’s eye-catching Full Throttle model is once again available. This time, the model in the 2021 Ducati line-up is totally devoid of any significant updates for the new year, but don’t despair! It’s still one of the most formidable, …

Ducati After Dark: The All-New 2021 Ducati Scrambler Nightshift Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The Nightshift is the latest Scrambler addition to the 2021 Ducati line-up. It’s a brand-new model that’s part-street tracker, part-café racer, and all attitude. It’s called the Nightshift because it has been designed for aggressive nighttime urban prowling, …

Super Special: The Ducati Scrambler 1100 Special Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The Scrambler 1100 Special returns as part of the 2021 Ducati line-up in North America. Unfortunately, it’s one of the few Ducati motorcycles that doesn’t get any kind of update for the new year. It’s still exactly the same as …

The Sporty Scrambler: Ducati’s Scrambler 1100 Sport/ Sport Pro Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 Ducati line-up features a number of interesting heavyweight Scrambler options for the new year, with two of the most exciting being the Scrambler 1100 Sport and 1100 Sport Pro. They both feature the classic lines and …