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A New Appointment The area in Italy known as Motor Valley is aptly named. The headquarters and factories of several famous Italian motoring companies are there, including Lamborghini, Ferrari, Pagani, Dallara, and Ducati are all in the region. With Ducati being placed near the center of this region, the Motor Valley Development Association decided to …

Carlin Dunne’s Lasting Legacy In June of this year, Carlin Dunne tragically died while racing in the Pikes Peak Hill Climb. Had he not, he would have set a new record for the fun on the Ducati Streetfighter V4 prototype. Ducati has focused on supporting a number of events for the foundation started in Dunne’s …

Yes, Ducati, Bring Us the Superlight There were rumors floating around that Ducati was working on a Superleggera version of the Panigale V4, and now Claudio Domenicali has confirmed it. The CEO told Motorcycle News that the Superleggera version of the bike would be coming soon.  Specifically, he said: “There will be a special edition …

Superbike DNA in a Streetfighter The Ducati Streetfighter V4 is a huge motorcycle for the company. While some folks are excited about the Panigale V2 motorcycle that also debuted, the big one for the Italian company is the Streetfighter V4. The bike is based on the Panigale V4 superbike but this bike is focused on …

Proceeds Support Nicky Hayden Memorial Foundation The 2019 Ducati Panigale V4 Nicky Hayden Tribute was announced a while back and was moved around to different tracks. The plan for the bike was for it to be auctioned off at the end of its tour round. That time is now. The bike is now up for …

Can You Wait Until 2021? Ducati recently celebrated the Multistrada’s 16th birthday. The company also announced that it built 100,000 units. During that celebration, Ducati also made another big announcement. The company confirmed that the V4 Multistrada will be coming. However, it won’t be here until 2021.  What exactly was said about the model was …

Dreams The phrase “a dream come true” sounds cliche and trite when used to describe a vacation, but it’s completely on target in this case. I’ve always wanted to go riding in Europe and the opportunity unexpectedly fell right into my lap recently. The Genesis of the Plan A few months ago a couple of …

Ducati Honors One of Its Most Important Motorcycles To honor 25 years since the legendary Ducati 916 made its official debut, the company will build 500 special edition Panigale V4 motorcycles. Called the Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916, the bike will have an exclusive livery and some special racing equipment installed on it. Ducati plans …

Introduction When I was a kid my Dad used to race motorcycles around rough dirt tracks in the middle of pastures on Sunday afternoons. They called them ‘scrambles’ and they rode mostly cobbled together minimalist European bikes the riders re-built themselves. The only stock bike in the crowd was owned by a rich guy wearing …

Tragedy Strikes This Important Event Carlin Dunne a rider for Ducati at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has died after a crash. Dunne was riding the new Ducati Streetfighter V4 Prototype. According to The Drive, Dunne was nearing the end of the hill climb course when the crash occurred. Dunne was well-known at the …

Bike Background The first motorcycle I remember riding was so tall I couldn’t get either foot down on the ground. I was eight or nine and somewhere south of 4 feet tall. My dad would lift me up on the seat and give me a push to get me going. When I was tired of …

He Sounds Pretty Impressed We’ve reported on Ducati’s MIG-RR E-Mtb before. Until Ducati puts out a legitimate electric motorcycle, this is one of the best things you’re going to get. Yes, Ducati has an electric scooter, but this bike is arguably a cooler two-wheeled machine. The bike is a pedal assist, meaning you still have …

Losing My Virginity My Ducati virginity, that is! It couldn’t have been more perfect or romantic my first time with this Italian seductress. We met in Nice, France – and both originally from other countries. Myself from Alberta, Canada and her from Bologna, Italia. Our paths crossed somewhere along a picturesque lane named Rivoli. This …

It Looks Pretty Good Ducati has a new V-twin motorcycle in the works. It’s a new Panigale model, more specifically the “baby” Panigale. Motorcyclist Magazine, among other outlets, recently shared some images of the new bike shot by BMH Images. The spy shots reveal some interesting tidbits, but there’s still a lot of questions and …

The Start to Another Good Year Ducati is having a good 2019 so far. The Q1 sales results came in recently and they showed a five percent increase worldwide for the company, according to Asphalt & Rubber. That’s good news. The motorcycle company sold 12,541 motorcycles in the first quarter. That period of time last …

This Rendering Looks Fantastic Ducati’s CEO has said that his company is looking at developing an electric motorcycle, but at the time of that interview, the technology wasn’t quite there. Recently, the company announced it would partner with an electric scooter company to put out a Ducati-branded electric scooter. While it’s kind of a cool …

Battery Technology Isn’t Quite There Yet The future is electric. That’s what Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali said at a University of Bologna event not too long ago. In an interview with Motorcycle.com, Domenicali clarified his remarks. He said that he still believes in what he said, but that the electric future may still be a little ways …

A Naked Italian Stallion While Ducati hasn’t made any announcements about a production version of a naked Panigale V4, there’s a good chance it will build one and soon. When it does, let’s hope it looks this good. Officine GP Design built a unique naked version of the bike called the V4 Penta. It’s available for …

A Different Kind of Ducati I used to think Ducati and mountain bikes didn’t go together, but like many other times in my life, I’ve been proven wrong. Apparently, you can buy a Ducati electric mountain bike. The company calls its new pedal and battery-powered bike the MIG-RR E-mtb. You can buy it for a …

More Than 53K Units Sold Italian motorcycle manufacturer Ducati posted strong sales numbers for 2018. The company delivered 53,004 to customers. The milestone marks four years straight of Ducati selling more than 50,000 models. The company first hit that number in 2015 and hasn’t faltered since. A standout model for the company was the Panigale in …

Next-Gen Power Cruiser The first new Ducati Diavel 1260 motorcycle rolled off the production line in Borgo Panigale, Bologna, Italy. The new bikes mark the second generation of the Diavel model. The entire production team and the company’s CEO Claudio Domenicali were there at the end to celebrate the beginning of its new production. Domenicali gave …

An Electric Italian Stallion Is Coming Electric motorcycles are starting to really come into their own. I made a prediction that 2019 would be a breakout year for electric bikes. It’s shaping up to be true. Ducati is in the game. At a Motostudent event in Spain, Claudio Domenicali, Ducati’s CEO, said “The future is …

Get Ready for the Italian Invasion Ducati wants to show off everything its got. The company will do so with its Ready for Red Tour. On the tour, Ducati will hit 17 locations in major cities across the U.S. The goal will be to share what the company is doing from a technology perspective and showcase …

Connecting Bikes With Everything As a part of the company’s Ducati Safety Road Map 2025 initiative, the company showed off its new motorcycle to other vehicle communications at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. The point of the new technology is to make the road safer by allowing vehicles to communicate with each other. Ducati used a Multistrada 1260 …

Is VW Group Interested in Offloading the Brand? We reported last month that KTM’s CEO, Stefan Pierer, expressed interest in buying Ducati. It now seems that it’s little more than just a pipe dream. According to Cycle World, the CEO reportedly made an offer of $1.5 billion to VW Group for the brand. There is …

The Austrians Gaze Lovingly at the Italians In an interview with the German website Speedweek, Stefan Pierer, the CEO of KTM, said he would be interested in Ducati to continue KTM’s current positive momentum. Pierer discussed Ducati as a possibility after being asked if KTM could continue to compete with its twin-cylinder engine or if it’ll …

#welovemonster When it comes to Naked Sport Bikes, it’s undeniable that the Ducati Monster is one of the most iconic machines on the market and has been for the last 25 years. It has a look and sound that is undeniably “Ducati”. From the first introduction of the Monster in Cologne back in 1992 to …

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 …

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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 …

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 …

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 …