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Trouble In Little Italy Although the incident happened last month on December 17th 2020, news has just recently become public regarding a scheduled FBI raid on Ducati’s North American headquarters.  The details are still hazy as to what business the FBI had at Ducati’s home-base, but another publication – Asphalt & Rubber – is reporting that …

Social Distancing From Home As many people in the glove are heading into the second round of lockdowns, it leaves us asking ourselves “ok… what the heck am I supposed to do now?”. If you’re antsy and need something to do in the next following weeks of stay-at-home orders, or perhaps you’re essential and want …

Titanium Exhausts For The Upcoming Multistrada V4 The upcoming 2021 Ducati Multistrada V4 brings a ton of new features to the table. Today, we received the great news from Akra that the Slovenian Exhaust manufacturer will have two new racing exhaust systems ready to support the motorcycle when the bike is released this coming January. …

An Italian Design Collaboration Ducati’s 2021 gear line will include a Jacket with a smart airbag system to keep you safe in the event of a crash! Their 2021 gear line included a few re-branded items including racing suits, helmets, and jackets, in addition to some general apparel items. The Smart Airbag jacket in particular …

Ducati To Remain in Good Hands Volkswagen Group seemingly owns half the exotic automotive industry. They currently have their wings spread over 12 brands, including some of your favorites: Audi, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, and finally, Ducati. The mega-corporation has confirmed that Ducati (a part of Volkswagen Group since being acquired in 2012) will remain a …

More Monsterous Than Ever Before Ducati’s seemingly neverending World Premiere series has finally hit episode 5, and with that being said, they have brought us some major updates for the 2021 edition of the Ducati Monster. With this new Monster update, Ducati plans on taking a new approach to design and manufacturing with this new …

The Square Root of Italian The fourth installment of Ducati’s World Premiere series just debuted and Ducati took that opportunity to unveil a particularly special collaboration effort with fellow Italian exotic manufacturer, Lamborghini; ‘The 2021 Diavel 1260 Lamborghini’. This Diavel was fully inspired by Lamborghini’s new Sián FKP 37 hybrid supercar; and the bike has …

Italy’s Finest Just when you thought we were done with the Ducati 2021 model rollout, the Italian motorcycle manufacturer continues to surprise us; especially with this new ‘Diavel 1260 Lamborghini’.  I definitely didn’t see this being the news would be I covering next after episode 3 of their web series brought us the newly updated …

Italian Brands Together There have been countless rumors that VW Group wants to sell Ducati and they never really come to fruition. Now the rumor is that VW Group is preparing and positioning the company to be sold.  In a presentation to analysts, VW CEO Herbert Diess said that in efforts to streamline VW Group’s …

The News We’ve All Been Waiting For Ah yes, the two bikes we’ve been waiting to see Ducati release updated information for. Regardless if you’re an ADV or touring rider, we can all come together to froth over the Panigale V4, no matter what your riding background is. It is the Ferrari Enzo of the …

The Scrambler and XDiavel are the next two motorcycles to be revealed in the official rollout of Ducati’s 2021 lineup as described in the second episode of their World Premiere video series. For those unfamiliar, the XDiavel is Ducati’s interpretation of a modern-day cruiser reenvisioned with some of that special ‘Italian DNA’ sprinkled into this …

From the moment humans figured out how to derive power from gasoline and build machines to move us about, we had one question: how fast is it? Going fast, being fast, finding ways to get faster, this is how we measure superiority. For me when it comes to motorcycles, I divide fast into quickest A …

A Story of Tech, a V-4 Engine, and Italian Heritage The ever-growing Italian-made Ducati ADV family gets a new addition with the Ducati Multistrada V4 joining its 1260 (two-cylinder) and 950 brothers. What makes the V4 so much more special than the other two ADV/touring bikes Ducati has to offer you might ask? It’s all …

What COVID-19? Ducati managed to do the best third quarter ever despite the pandemic. The company managed to deliver 14,694 motorcycles worldwide in Q3 of 2020. that’s more than ever before. Of those, 4,468 were delivered in September. They included Panigale, Scrambler, and Multistrada as the highest sellers, which should come as little surprise to …

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 …

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. …

Riding a motorcycle means something different to anyone that rides. Some ride to relax. Some ride because of the freedom it makes them feel. Some ride as a primary means of commuting. However, there is that subset of riders that ride for the adrenaline. The riders that want to redline at 16,500 RPM, that want …

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 …