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A New Color and Compliant for the Future It’s not a big surprise to see Ducati setting up the Streetfighter V4 S for Euro 5 compliance. However, the company also rolled out a new Dark Stealth livery that makes this already aggressive motorcycle look even more dastardly. I’m used to seeing this bike in bright …

Strip Them Down Naked motorcycles. Sounds sexy right? Well, in most cases, that’s true. These bikes are stripped of their fairings and ready to ride. They offer a more of a wind-in-your-face, raw experience. In my mind, it’s the way motorcycles are meant to be experienced.  Naked bikes come in many different forms. Often, the …

A 1991 Ducati and a Cafe-Race-Bike Builder Walk Into a Bar Lossa Engineering of California has built a plethora of custom motorcycles at their workshop in Signal Hil. If you check the ‘Completed Bikes’ section of their website you’ll see 11 pages of beautiful builds from the shop. Lossa didn’t just bolt on some visual …

An Impressive New Engine Ducati revealed its new V4 Granturismo engine today (Oct. 15). The new four-cylinder engine has been teased over the last several weeks and will go in a new version of the Multistrada motorcycle for the company. The new engine will be exclusive to the V4 Multistrada. While the engine is revealed …

A New Name for a Special Bike Ducati revealed yet another detail about its V4 engine that will be on the new version of the Multistrada. The bike is to have the same firing order as other Ducati V4 engines but be tuned for touring rather than sport riding. This new detail also comes with …

Another Bit of Info About the Engine Ducati has a new Multistrada V4. The bike should be a crazy machine. Ducati noted that it will be the first motorcycle to have adaptive cruise control and blind-spot monitoring. The new V4 engine is really going to be the most important thing.  The most recent bit of …

Another Scrambler There’s no shortage of Scrambler models in Ducati’s lineup. The company sells a whole slew of them. Now there’s another, the 1100 Dark Pro.  This scrambler has the same matte black and silver livery that was introduced in the Scrambler Icon Dark in 2020. The 1100 Darp Pro slots in as the first …

An Innovative Feature Ducati has been dropping small details about its new V4 engine that’s it is putting in the new Multistrada, but now the company has revealed that this new bike will also get adaptive cruise control and blind-spot monitoring.  This is a technology that several different manufacturers were working on. It’s cool to …

Powerful and Lightweight Recently I reported on the fact that Ducati was making a V4 engine that’s lighter than its V2 engine. At the same time, the company said it would be leaking out more information ahead of the official reveal of the engine. Well, the next bit of information is out. The V4 engine …

Just Another Bike for Your Ducati Collection We get it, you’re rich… We get it, you have 7 vintage Ducatis sitting in a marble-floor garage. Why not add another to the list? Now is your chance to grab a beautifully restored 1972 Ducati 750GT. This bike features a complete rebuild of the 748cc L-twin motor …

4 Is Lighter Than 2 Ducati recently sent out an email that says it will have a new V4 coming out soon. The company’s email said that it would be posting weekly updates. The next update apparently will come on October 1. Then October 8 and then 13. The official reveal will be October 15. …

Two hundred horsepower is a perfectly decent amount for a small family hatchback or even a mid-sized family sedan. It’s absolutely ludicrous to stuff that amount of horsepower into a motorcycle that weighs less than 400 lbs and has a contact patch across two tires the size of a large business card. Yet, such machinery …

The Man Who Helped Make Ducati Fabio Taglioni was an integral part in Ducati’s journey to today. He joined the company in 1954. He was fresh off helping Mondial win races and accepted an offer from Ducati, which wanted to win races and make its mark. He then crafted the Gran Sport 100 in just …

No Trellis Frame? The Ducati Monster has become an iconic motorcycle. The bike is known for its overall shape and its trellis frame. There’s a new Monster 821 in the works, but surprisingly it appears to be lacking the trellis frame.  According to Motorcycle News, there were some spy shots that showed an alloy frame, …

For the Twin-Cylinder Category Andrea Rossi was able to pilot the Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro to victory in the Twin-Cylinder category of the Transanatolia Rally. Overall, Rossi finished ninth. For those who don’t know the Transanatolia Rally is a Turkish race that’s one of the most grueling rally-raid events in the world. The route takes …

When musician Franky Perez released his Suddenly 44 album on June 12, 2020, he decided that he would go on a weird but wonderful tour to support the album. However, how he did that tour is quite a special thing. Franky is an avid motorcyclist. So much so, that he partnered with Ducati to have …

Upping the Ante Ducati announced the creation of a new marketing and communication department, according to the Italian publication Motociclismo. The goal of this new marketing and communication department is to maximize the experiences for Ducati fans. The idea is to create an entertainment system around its products and around the brand. Patrizia Cianetti will …

An Odd Matchup If I said Ducati and Lamborghini were teaming up to make a motorcycle, you’d probably think it would be a high-powered sportbike, but you’d be wrong. Ducati appears to be working on a Diavel Lamborghini Edition. A Lambo power cruiser is less expected, but still makes sense. According to RideApart, some EPA records …

Taking a Cue from MotoGP Not long ago I wrote about the new Panigale V2 receiving its White Rosso livery. Now Ducati is offering a special white color for the Multistrada 950 S. The bike will be available with a new GP White color scheme in 2021, according to DriveMags. The color scheme is different …

Flipping the Script The new Panigale V2 debuted with a monochromatic Rosso Ducati, but now Ducati has revealed a new livery for the bike. The new color scheme is called White Rosso. The White Rosso livery features Star White Silk color as its main color. The white is the primary color here, and it does …

Number 001 Ducati’s Superleggera V4 is an insane machine. It’s the only motorcycle homologated for road use that features carbon fiber frame, swingarm, and rims. It’s also exceptionally fast, and very track ready. The bike will be built in limited, numbers—only 500 will be made—and the first one to come out of the factory has …

A Beautiful Scrambler The Ducati Style Center and the Scuderia Club Italia teamed up to make the new Ducati Scrambler 1100 Club Italia. The bike will be a limited series, and not many will be made. According to Motociclismo, the bike will be sold exclusively to members of the club. Scuderia Club Italia is a …

Producing the Dream Ducati has now started production for the Superleggera V4. The first model came off the production line of the Borgo Panigale plant. Ducati will make 500 units of this limited-production motorcycle. The bike will be the only motorcycle in the world approved for road use with a carbon fiber frame, swingarm, and …

A New Hypermotard Ducati revealed the Hypermotard 950 RVE the other day with its special “Graffiti” livery inspired by street art. The bike is based on the Hypermotard 950 Concept that was presented in 2019 at the prestigious Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. The bike will sit between the Hypermotard 950 and the Hypermotard 950 SP …

It’s Clear Why Ducati hosted a Custom Rumble competition, and recently over 70 motorcycles were entered from dealerships around the world, according to Motorcycle News. Ducati allowed a public vote to narrow the entries down to five bikes and the winner was selected by a panel of judges that included many influential members of the …

Mecum Indy 200 Auction At the Mecum Indy auction, there will be a collection of 25 motorcycles up for sale. Al Phillips of Chicago will offer his long-time collection at the auction house for its Indianapolis sale on July 12, 2020. If you can’t find something out of this collection that you want to bid …

Ready to Go In case you haven’t heard, Ducati is back in action and working to get back to full capacity. Claudio Domenicali, the company’s CEO tweeted that it has been three weeks since the company restarted production and general facility activities, and in that tweet, he also showcased a pre-production Superleggera and said it’s …

It Also Sets Ducati Up for Success Post-Lockdown Ducati was able to institute a couple of programs during the COVID-19 pandemic, and those programs have helped the company see good sales results in April and should set the company up for success later on, according to an email I was sent. The Ducati Delivers program …

Got a Panigale V2 to Upgrade? Ducati’s Panigale V2 is already a killer sportbike, but if you want to upgrade it, you now can get yourself the Öhlins Racing TTX GP Shock Absorber. It features “an array of leading-edge technologies preferred by championship riders in MotoGP, SBK, and BSB competition …” It’s now available for …

What Is the Best New Bike? Looking over the long list of new or updated motorcycles for 2020, I have to say that there are some truly killer machines out there this year. There are far more new or updated models than I originally thought, and there are standouts in each segment of the motorcycle …

Getting Back on Track COVID-19 threw a giant wrench in the inner workings of the motorcycle industry. Bike manufacturers from all over were temporarily shutting down, and now it looks like things might start to reopen. According to OmniMoto, Ducati is easing back into production again. A number of Ducati employees are back in the …

2020 Is A Great Year for Ducati Motorcycles Ducati has been killing it lately. The company ended the 2019 year on a high note, and it’s 2020 lineup looks equally impressive. Even more so, if I’m being honest. The company keeps adding the kind of bikes that folks want to buy and ride, and that’s …

The Icon Goes Dark: The 2020 Ducati Scrambler Icon Dark Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The latest Ducati Scrambler Café Racer takes the idea of a classic café racer and gives it a modern, Italian twist. It’s smart, sleek, and perfect for conquering the urban jungle. But unlike a lot of modern …

The Icon Goes Dark: The 2020 Ducati Scrambler Icon Dark Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links While it might look like the classic Ducati Scrambler Icon with a new paint job, the new Scrambler Icon Dark is an entirely new beast. It shares plenty of classic Scrambler DNA but it has an entirely …

The 2020 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The latest Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled is more than just nostalgia. While it takes its inspiration directly from the golden age of scrambling during the 1960s and 70s, the modern Desert Sled features more than enough of its own character to …

The Flat Track Inspired Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle! Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The new Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle takes its inspiration directly from the world of Super Hooligan flat track racing, mixing the best features of American run what you brung attitude with sophisticated Italian design. It’s a dirty Ducati, built …

Ducati’s Sports Cruiser: The 2020 Ducati XDiavel & XDiavel S Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The XDiavel is Ducati’s first authentic power cruiser, designed specifically to blur the line between sports performance and comfortable, low-slung cruising. It’s got the horsepower, it’s got the torque, and it offers no compromises whatsoever. Ducati enters …

The Sports Cruiser: The Ducati 1260 & 1260 S Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links Ducati’s muscular sports cruiser is one of the most exciting motorcycles on the market. It’s the successful fusion of a naked street bike with the presence and comfort of a modern power cruiser. Big in power, huge in …

New For 2020: The Ducati Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The all-new Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour is Ducati’s first real premium touring motorcycle. Based on the successful Multistrada platform, which has already proven itself as a winning combination of sports performance and touring capability, the new …

The 2020 Ducati Multistrada 1260, 1260 S, & 1260 Pikes Peak Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links Ducati’s flagship adventure-focused motorcycle is back for 2020, with just enough new features to make it an improvement on last year’s model. If you’re looking for an all-purpose Ducati with a do-anything and go-anywhere character, you …