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Ducati Announces New Monster 695 Ducati has just announced the release of a new 2007 model, the Monster 695.  The Monster 695 will replace the Monster 620 line as Ducati’s entry level motorcycle. Following is a press release from Ducati describing the new motorcycle: 695 is not merely a name, a number or an engine …

Ducati Announces the StreetFighter! Ducati Presents Its 2009 Model Range at EICMA In addition to the 2009 Ducati Monster 1100 and Monster 1100S, the Ducati Streetfighter, the Ducati Streetfighter S and the 2009 Ducati 1198 were announced today for the 2008 EICMA show in Milan. Here’s the Ducati press release; we’ll have more details as they …

Powerful, aggressive, original and extreme, the Monster S2R 1000 has arrived, the newest model in the Monster family.  The Ducati Monster is the ultimate naked bike, a product of ingenuity and intuition, with a design that gave birth to a whole new trend. With its clean, pared-down lines, the Monster S2R 1000 maintains all the …

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, …

The Sport 1000 is a gutsy “Café Racer”. Ducati through-and-through, with a coat of bold Ducati yellow paint, the Sport delivers timeless good looks and excitement that fans and enthusiasts expect of all Ducati sport bikes. All three bikes are equipped with the Desmo 1000 DS engine and cut a stylish figure with the unmistakable …

Ducati Announces the GT1000 in Two Tone Color Scheme Born as a tribute to the essential beauty of the Ducati GT models of the 1970s, the GT 1000 is ideal for everyday use, thanks to its perfect balance between comfort, whether you ride alone or two-up, and the performance of the Ducati Desmo twin-cylinder engine. …

Ducati Announces the Ducati Monster S4R Testastretta More:  Monster S4RS  |  Monster S2R  |  Text and photos courtesy Ducati Motor S.p.A. Official Press Release – The Monster 2007 range is now bigger and better with the new S4R Testastretta. This new bike gains the famous 130 HP Testastretta low sump L-twin engine, previously mounted only on the …

1974 Ducati 750 GT Custovation Diary During my years of riding, restoring and collecting vintage British and European bikes, I fell in love with four distinctive vintage marques. The muscular engineered Vincent Rapide; the gentlemanly smooth Ariel Square Four; the petite and potent Velocette Venom thumper and the Ducati 750 V-Twin, an Italian blend of …

Ducati GT1000 Review 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 2010 Multistrada 1200! Multistrada 1200: The Beginning “A new biking concept”. That was the brief given to the Ducati designers when they started work on the original Multistrada. It arrived on the market in spring of 2003 and created a new and exciting segment, typical of the Bologna manufacturer. A new vision which combined …

SUPERBIKE 999R XEROX The 999R Xerox is a special series motorcycle with a wide range of features that distinguish it from the standard 999R model. It has features such as Öhlins forks with black sleeves, anodized black footpegs and top yoke, Öhlins ‘Racing’ rear suspension with double damping adjuster in compression, aluminum body, counter-spring and …

Trying Too Hard to be Hip? Ducati announced the long-awaited, much heralded and leaked Ducati Scrambler at the 2014 Intermot show in Cologne. The Scrambler was then introduced to the U.S.A. at the2014 AIMExpo show in Orlando, Florida on October 16 (read more about the weird intro in the 2014 AIMExpo Report Home). Here are the Ducati Scrambler …

Ducati GT1000 Blog – Page 2 (Older Entries) The entries below are from the original page of the GT1000 Blog and it includes email from GT owners. If you have any tips on parts or accessories for the GT or any of the SportClassics, please feel free to drop me a line at [email protected] The GT …

Review of Four GT1000 Seats After trying four different seats on the GT1000, I can say that the KonTour “Air Cooled” seat has transformed the GT1000. To me, it’s been well worth every dollar. I am a regular webBikeWorld visitor and the GT1000 bloghas been a great help to me as a GT1000 owner. I’ve purchased …

Ducati GT 1000 Brake Light Bulb Replacement I like the GT1000’s simple round brake light.  It adds to the bike’s retro looks and its balanced proportions bring a touch of class to the rear of the bike.  Too bad the entire housing is made from plastic though… I’ll bet that a Ducati designer studied a …

Adjusting the Chain on the GT1000 and Ducati SportClassics Adjusting a Ducati GT 1000 chain is a fairly straightforward project. Thankfully, there aren’t any quirks that might make this job more difficult than it should be. However, there are two items that I think the GT 1000 owner will require: a six-point, 30 mm socket …

Ducati Desmo Owners Club Ducati’s New Worldwide Desmo Owners Club Website is Now Online Bologna (Italy), May 31, 2005 – As the Desmo Owners Club Presidents meet in person for the Desmo Owners Club World President’s Meeting in Mugello, Italy today, a new “virtual club-house” will be revealed. As of Tuesday, May 31, 2005, the …

New Ducati Testastretta DVT Engine Has Desmodromic Variable Timing October 15, 2013 – Ducati announced today the new Testastretta DVT (Desmodromic Variable Timing) engine. This is the first motorcycle engine with variable timing of both the intake and exhaust camshafts. Here’s an edited version of the press release: Where to Buy Ducati Testastretta DVT Announced See …

Ducati Named “The Amelia’s” 2013 Honored Motorcycle  February 5, 2013 –  Ducati motorcycles will be the honored motorcycle of the 18th annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. Ducati is the fourth motorcycle marque to be honored by “The Amelia”, with a one-class display on the Concours field of The Golf Club at Summer Beach. The Italian maker …

2012 Superquadro Engine Superquadro Engine at EICMA 2011 November 8, 2011 – Ducati had a “cutaway” Superquadro engine on display next to the Ducati 1199 Panigale (report) at the EICMA show. While the Superquadro isn’t a classic looker like, say, a BSA 441 engine or the original Bonneville 650 cc, it’s the guts that count. …

2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale Ducati 1199 Panigale Photos From EICMA November 8, 2011 – Just by coincidence, I entered the 2011 EICMA show for the first time this morning right in the same building as the Ducati display. The new 1199 Panigale was there in its standard and “S” versions. Funny thing — the Ducati …

Ducati Streetfighter 848 October 31, 2011 – The Streetfighter 848 delivers pure motorcycle enjoyment with the sophisticated combination of a brand new and brilliantly engineered 848 Testastretta 11° engine and the enhanced geometry of a frame that ensures optimum agility with confidence-inspiring feel. With user-friendliness now enriched by a smooth and flexible power delivery, revised …

Uncrating the 2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200S! The Multistrada 1200 Has Arrived! The weekend of May 15, 2010 marks the official rollout of the new Ducati Multistrada 1200.  Most of the Ducati dealerships will be uncrating their first Multistrada, a 1200S model. I asked Donnie Unger, the owner of Duc Pond Motorsports in Winchester, Virginia, if I could …

April 2010) – The Monster family introduces the 796, an exciting addition to the line-up that combines the user-friendliness of the 696 with the sports character of the 1100. Delivering 87 hp (64kW), a dry weight of just 167 kg (368lb) and optional ABS, the stylish new Monster 796 returns the magic of mid-range to …

Ducati Announces the Hypermotard 796! Ducati Previews the 2010 Hypermotard 796: The New Way to Go Hyper! October 2009 – The Hypermotard family will expand for 2010 with the addition of the exciting new Hypermotard 796. Just as aggressively striking as the 1100, the new Hypermotard 796 features a lower seat height and brand new …

Paul Smith Ducati Sport Classic Oil Cooler Radiator Guard Paul Smith is at it again!  His Ducati SportClassic fork protectors (review) have become so popular that he’s started producing and selling them with a new company, CustomDucati, to handle the orders. Here’s his latest creation, and this one is just as useful: the CustomDucati SportClassic Radiator Guard. …

Ducati GT1000 Hugger One of the best things about owning a Ducati is the ability to customize it to just about any degree imaginable. Taking delivery of the bike is only the beginning. The Ducati becomes the blank canvas that opens the door to endless possibilities, from the ridiculous (like the oversized Hella horns on my …

Ducati GT1000 Information and Specifications The Ducati GT1000 is finally ready.  Reminiscent of the classic GT750 of the 1970’s, the GT1000 is a modern update of what used to be the standard motorcycle.   ▪ October 2008 – Ducati GT1000 Touring (below)   ▪ Ducati Announces the GT1000 Two-Tone! Here’s our GT1000 Review page, Rick’s Ducati GT 1000 Blog and a page with parts …

GT1000 Fuel Tank Spreading Problem We received a few emails recently from GT1000 owners who were asking if we knew anything about a problem with loose GT1000 fuel tanks. Apparently, some owners have been experiencing a “spreading” problem. The polycarbonate fuel tank material starts to spread or sag and the front fuel tank holders no …

GT1000 Fuel Tank Spreading Problem   Background We received a few emails recently from GT1000 owners who were asking if we knew anything about a problem with loose GT1000 fuel tanks. Apparently, some owners have been experiencing a “spreading” problem. The polycarbonate fuel tank material starts to spread or sag and the front fuel tank …

2008 Ducati Monster Tour The Ducati Monster Tour Gets Underway The Monster 696 is blazing a trail to the most beautiful settings in Italy and abroad Bologna, 10 April 2008 – In the same days of the arriving at worldwide European Ducati Stores, Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. is pleased to announce the start of the …

January 28, 2008 – Ducati today announced the 1098 R, claimed to be “the lightest, most powerful twin-cylinder bike ever” with a true competition-level traction control system supplied as standard for maximum track performance. This is the Ducati press release on the bike: The 1098 R is Ducati’s ultimate Superbike.  Ducati calls the engine “the …

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 …

Ducati Confirms Hypermotard Production May 7, 2007: Final Hypermotard Specifications The Hypermotard takes on urban canyons and mountain curves with total abandon. Its purpose is single-minded – to thrill. The aggressive ‘motard’ styling and stance combine with Ducati Sportbike technology to deliver the best of both worlds. With a riding position that ensures total control, …

Ducati 1098 Exhaust August 11, 2007 – Graves Motorsports has announced a pair of cool new Ducati 1098 slip-on exhausts that has been added to their line of American made motorcycle exhaust systems. Graves had previously focused on the Yamaha market because of their involvement in motorcycle racing, but they said they have expanded their …

Ducati Desmosedici RR July 4, 2007 – The fireworks have started! The Ducati Desmosedici RR made its first ever public appearance in action around the Misano Circuit at World Ducati Week 2007 on Saturday, June 30, ridden by official Ducati MotoGP Team test rider, Vittoriano Guareschi. In front of thousands of Ducatisti, the pre-series version …

GT100 Fuel Filter Fix The Ducati GT1000 was recalled for a loose fuel line hose clamp. Here’s how to do it yourself. Like many other GT1000 owners, I received the official recall notice from Ducati last week. But also like many other Ducati owners, the closest “local” dealer is 30-odd miles away. I’m lucky actually; …

GT100 Fuel Filter Fix   Summary The Ducati GT1000 was recalled for a loose fuel line hose clamp. Here’s how to do it yourself. Introduction Like many other GT1000 owners, I received the official recall notice from Ducati last week. But also like many other Ducati owners, the closest “local” dealer is 30-odd miles away. …

The Ducati 1098 Superbike! More:  Graves Motorsports 1098 Exhaust  |  Ducati announces the 1098-based Desmosedici RR MotoGP replica!  |  March 15, 2007 – Ducati 1098 Voted Best Design of 2006 by the Motorcycle Design Association Ducati’s 916 was a tough act to follow.  The 999 bravely broke away from being just a facelift, although while a better …

Ducati GT 1000 and SportClassic Fuel Line Problem On certain motorcycles, the fasteners from the fuel line to the fuel filler were not tightened properly. The fuel pump hose inside the fuel tank may separate from the fuel filter. This condition will stop the engine from running. UPDATE: March 7, 2007 – Ducati Sport Classic …