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More Multistrada:  Ducati is sponsoring a series of long-distance motorcycle rides to demonstrate the versatility of the Multistrada motorcycle over a series of long-distance trips, each of which has a distinct setting that tests the motorcycle on a wide range of road surfaces  |  The Ducati official Multistrada pages  |  Multistrada motorcycle road testand owner comments  |  IOL South Africa road tests …

Texas Joe’s wBW Vintage Bikes and Custovations:  Compressed Air Basics  |  How to Re-build Spoked Wheels  |  750 GT Alternator Replacement  |  750 GT and Bevelhead Tips  |  Joe’s 750GT and Matching GT1000!  |  1968 Royal Enfield wBW Blogs: Multistrada 620 Blog  |  Ducati GT1000 Blog ► wBW Ducati News and Information ◄ ▪ Ducati Scrambler U.S. Intro, Video Preview and Ducati Scrambler Photos from the Intermot Introduction! ▪ Ducati Testastretta DVT Engine With Variable …

Ducati GT1000 Blog Welcome to my GT1000 blog!  The most recent entries are entered in order from latest to oldest on this page (below). As the page fills up, I move the older articles to Blog Page 2 and hopefully there will be many more! Still in process: I still need to install the Scotchcal paint protection …

Ducati Motorcycle Repair and Maintenance Desmodromic Valve Adjustment: Ducati Desmoquattro Valve Adjustment at Ducati Tech  |  Pictorial guide to adjusting desmodromic valves  |  All sorts of examples of desmo engines from the “desmodromology” site by Henk Cloosterman; check out the list of all sorts of engines(with photos) using desmodromic technology  |  Desmo for Dummies; on the Ducati site  |  History of Desmodromic Timing; …

Ducati 750GT Bevelhead Alternator Replacement Not too long ago I completed a custovation* of my bevelhead 1974 Ducati 750GT.  In every way, this is a marvelous example of early Italian sport bike engineering — except for the battery charging system. It’s weak and does a poor job of charging the battery.  The main fault is the …

Ducati Evaporative Emissions Canister The evaporative emissions canister mounted on modern Ducati motorcycles is, in a word, ugly. I have no idea why they mounted it in such an obvious and noticeable location on the left-hand side of the motorcycle, hanging off the engine in a location that’s as obvious as a wart on a …

 Y2K Ducati Women’s Team A Season Full of Success for the Y1K Ducati Women’s Motorcycle Racing Team After two successful years on the national and international circuits with riders Paola Cazzola andChiara Valentini, the Official Ducati Women’s Team is preparing to continue its tradition of excellent riding and high technical standards that fans have come to expect. …

Fork Guards for the GT1000 I received an email a few weeks ago from Paul Smith (no, not that Paul Smith), letting me know about some GT1000 SportClassic fork guards he had for sale. Paul makes the fork guards, which will fit the Ducati Sport 1000, Sport 1000 S and the GT1000. He does not have a …

Fitting a Monster Fairing to a Ducati GT1000 I saw a monster fairing fitted to a Gt1000 at the Corbin seats web site (here) and it looks great. Tried the same with items sourced in Australia. Thought I might pass on these notes in case someone else out there thought of doing the same. The …

Ducati GT1000 Centre Stand Before I get into the fitting of the stand I’d like to pass on a few things that I’ve discovered. There were two centre stand kits available for the Ducati SportClassic range when I purchased mine. One kit is designed to fit the Sport 1000 (bike info) and the Paul Smart 1000 (bike info). …

The Ducati Riding Experience For the fifth year in a row, Ducati will be organizing a series of riding courses aimed at those who would like to learn how to ride a motorcycle or improve their street or track skills. The 2004 edition of Ducati Riding Experience saw a massive influx of attendees, both male …

Ducati Slipper Clutch – STM Slipper Clutch Diagram of an STM Slipper Clutch for a Ducati – More info can be found on the STM site; STM slipper clutches can be purchased (if you have a big wallet!) from Hard Racing. (Thank you Chris Edwards and the Mid-Atlantic Ducati club for these diagrams!) STM says : “It’s the only slipper …

Ducati announces the Ducati 3D Extreme and Ducati 2Extreme mobile phone video games! New releases of the best-selling 3D mobile motorcycle racing game capture the action and thrills of the famous Ducati motorcycles. The games are now available for mobile phones.  Producted by Vir2L Studios LLC and Superscape Group PLC, global publishers and developers of …

DUCATI 999 MOTORCYCLE The new Ducati 999 is the motorcycle of the future. It is the most advanced, highest performance production twin-cylinder motorcycle ever produced at the Ducati factory in Borgo Panigale, Bologna, Italy. Moreover, the Ducati 999 is a powerful symbol that encompasses the history of Ducati racing and represents the evolution of the …

THE PUPPIES ARE COMING! The ultimate Italian stuffed animal – the Ducati Cucciolo – a collaboration between Ducati and Accademia creates a collectable animal that celebrates the first Ducati sport motorcycle, the “Cucciolo” of the 1940s and 1950s.  (Available for worldwide purchase at the Ducati shop). Bologna 9th November, 2004: It all started with a little …

Ducati Fast Throttle Cam The Electraeon Fast Throttle Cam for Ducati motorcycles allows the throttle to reach full open with 75% rotation of the hand grip compared to the stock throttle cam. Reducing the amount of hand grip rotation provides greater control and comfort by allowing the throttle to reach the full open quicker and …

Ducati Monster by Peg Pérego Ducati motorcycle for children aged 3 and up. Peg Pérego, in close cooperation with Ducati, has reproduced a faithful scale model of one of Ducati’s most successful motorcycles, the Ducati Monster. Peg Pérego is somewhat familiar in the U.S.A. as a maker of carriages. The company was started in Italy with …

Ducati and Puma Announce Panigale Footwear Inspired by PUMA’s motorsports tradition, the two iconic brands invent the “Moto Lifestyle”.  The first fruits of the PUMA – Ducati collaboration — the Panigale — arrive in stores this April. The shoe is specifically designed by Puma with creative insights from the Ducati Design Team. T he name …

It took me just about one year to get this hugger installed on my Multistrada 620.   Hopefully you can do it in about 1/52 of that time. The story starts on March 15 of 2008, when I ordered the “official” Ducati carbon fiber hugger for the Multistrada 620 from the local dealer.  They charged my …

Shell Advance and Ducati Shell Advance Ultra 4’s tailored blend of lubricant plays a key role for Ducati in lubricating the engine’s rotating and oscillating parts and the constantly moving components of the gearbox. Shell says that the oil has been optimized to deliver maximum performance and liberate new power, while maintaining its protection properties …

Tight tolerances make this job more difficult than it should be.  The bags can interfere with the frame and the saddle.  And watch out for soft aluminum threads, which strip all to easily! I bought the GT1000 back in August of 2006, ordering a set of Ducati saddlebags and windscreen on delivery day. But I’ve …

Ducati Case Guard – Chain Guard The old saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is a rather appropriate description of this small item.  However the word “pound” should be replaced with “a couple hundred pounds and a fistful of cash”!!!  This little item can literally save you that much. What …

Ducati Substitute Oil Filters and a Multistrada 620 Oil and Filter Change Editor’s Note:  Most of the information you’ll need to change the oil and filter on a Ducati Multistrada can be found in my Ducati Oil and Filter Change article. After a year or so of ownership, I had changed the oil and filter on the …

GT1000 ECU Replacement To make a long story even longer, my GT 1000 has been popping and backfiring on the overrun since it was brand new. But lately it’s been stalling when I come to a quick stop, especially when the engine temperature is under 180 degrees F. I thought the popping sounded cool and …

Ducati GT1000   New GT1000 Project Bike! Our Triumph Tiger served its purpose during the last 18 months or so as the webBikeWorld “hack” bike. It was time to look for something different. Burn usually has 6-8 motorcycles in his garage at any given time, but there always seems to be more parts on the …

Ducati Sport Classics Parts & Accessories We’re starting to collect lots of information on parts and accessories for the GT1000 and the Ducati Sport Classics, so we’ll list them all here. If you’d like to add something or if you’d like to write an article about installing an accessory or a repair or maintenance task …

Desmosedici V-4 Racing Replica Street Bike: Another Ducati Dream Comes True Ducati gives the go-ahead for the MotoGP replica bike. The announcement was made at WDW2004 in front of thousands of Ducati fans. Misano Adriatico (RN) 22 May 2004 – In the magical atmosphere of the WDW (World Ducati Week, the giant bi-annual meeting of …

Ducati SportClassics Technical Features Chassis The SportClassic models all take advantage of the signature Ducati ALS 450 steel tubular trellis frame, specifically engineered to give the bikes precise and confident handling. The frame’s high torsional rigidity ensures gratifying, sure-footed road manners even when pushed to the limit. This trellis frame is used on all Ducati …

Ducati Multistrada Specifications The Multistrada – Chassis and Running Gear      Frame     The Multistrada utilizes the signature Ducati Trellis frame. It’s strong and light thanks to its ingenious trellis design using welded ALS 450 tubing. The mitered and welded tubing gains it’s rigidity from triangulation and material integrity, not volume as is the case with the …

Ducati Multistrada Engine, Chassis & Transmission Specifications Motore – Engine Tipo / Type L-twin cylinder, 2 valve Desmodromic, air cooled Cilindrata / Displacement 992 cc Alesaggio x Corsa / Bore  x stroke 94 x 71,5 mm Rapporto di compressione / Compression Ratio 10:1 Potenza / Power 62 kW – 84 HP @ 8000 rpm Coppia …

2015 Ducati Diavel Information and Specifications We first reported on the introduction of the Ducati Diavel during the live event from the 2010 EICMA show in Milan, Italy. The 2015 Diavel sport cruiser is a modest update to the original design. Ducati said that the engine and exhaust system is new, designed to provide a somewhat more refined experience …

Ducati Announces the Sport 1000 Biposto In the 1970s, the most sports-oriented motorcyclists used to modify their road bikes according to what they saw on the track, including clip-ons handlebars, rear set footrests and aggressive colours. The aim was not just to make your bike look better but to enhance its performance too. And that’s …

Ducati Announces the Sport 1000S Following the 1970s trend for uncompromising individualism and enhanced performance, Ducati introduces the Sport 1000 S with a classic aerodynamic upper fairing which takes its styling cues directly from the “Race” models of the era. More Sportclassics on wBW:  Paul Smart 1000  |  GT 1000  |  GT1000 Blog and Maintenance  |  Sportclassic Parts and Accessoriess  …

Ducati Announces Paul Smart LE (Limited Edition): Only 2,000 examples to be made (see below). More:  Paul Smart 1000  |  GT 1000  |  Sport 1000  |  Concept Bikes Home More:  Here’s a photo and story of the original1972 Ducati motorcycle as ridden by Paul Smart at Imola. Photos and text courtesy of Ducati Motor S.p.A. More:  Sport Classics Nearly Ready!  |  Ducati to …

Ducati and MV Agusta Photos I went to the Duc Pond Motorsports Ducati open house during the summer and took some photos, and finally got around to posting them here.  Duc Pond sells Ducati and is also the newest MV Agusta dealer in the area. You’ll notice the photo of the black Multistrada 620; this is where I …

In the run-up to the presentation of its complete Model Year 2006 range at EICMA in Milan from 15 to 20 November, Ducati chose the prestigious Motorcycle and Scooter Show in Birmingham (UK) to preview two of its new models due out next year. The first is an exclusive version of the 999R, in the …

Ducati “Black Dogo” Mon Ennio Capasa has designed the most powerful custom Monster ever, based on the Ducati S4RS. Taking his inspiration from the American dirt-track bikes of the 1970s and 80s and their spectacular performance in rough conditions, Capasa has designed a completely unique motorcycle beast. Assisted by Simone Falcetta, a design specialist, and …

Ducati Announces the 848 Superbike! The Ducati Superbike family for 2008 features two important changes: the introduction of the light and nimble 848 and for all those who demand the maximum performance, the 1098 R that will take part in the 2008 World Superbike Championship. The priority in every step of the new Ducati Superbike development has …

Ducati Announces New Monster S4Rs NEW!  2008 Ducati Monster S4RS Tricolore photos below! The Monster S4Rs is a bike without compromise, a true superbike in every way.  Only the full fairing has been removed.  Nothing else has been sacrificed. All the legendary Superbike power and character of the potent desmodromic Testastretta engine remains.  The new, …

Ducati Announces the Monster 696! The new Ducati Monster 696 represents the next generation and what Ducati calls “the final word in urban excitement”.  The Monster 696 looks like it would be fun either on your favorite downtown routes or unleashed, where it should deliver more performance than ever before. Design Refined style and design …