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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 …

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 …

Take in an Eyeful of Awesome Bikes Google Maps is pretty cool. Much of the world can be seen via the Street View mode. This gives you a clear look at a specific place like you were there. Most of the time you can’t actually go inside places in this mode, but you can check …

Hear from Ducati Engineers and Technicians Ducati sent out a press release that let us know on Wednesday 25 at 5:30 pm UK time that the company will host a live stream with their engineers, designers, and technicians. The folks on the live stream are the people behind the new Streetfighter V4. This live stream …

Scrambling to a Win Ducati’s Scrambler Desert Sled is a killer bike, even off-road. This was put on display at the Mint 400 in the Hooligan Open Class. Ducati partnered with Fasthouse to make this happen. The bikes were ridden by Jordan Graham and Ricky Diaz. There was a third Ducati Scrambler in the race …

Reorganizing Production Lines Things are getting serious with Coronavirus now. Several brands have shut down facilities, races have been canceled, and now Ducati has announced it will shut its production facilities until March 25 for about a week to implement safety measures. The company noted that all support services will remain in action. The company …

Looks Finished If you’re anxiously awaiting the new V4 Multistrada from Ducati, then I have good news! Sorry, it’s not quite ready yet, but the bike was spotted out testing, according to MoreBikes. The motorcycle honestly looks more or less finished. The bike that was spotted was wearing a camo wrap to hide the specifics, …

Get Ready to Drain Your Bank Account The only 1965 Ducati 125cc four-cylinder GP motorcycle in existence will be auctioned off at the Bonhams Spring Stafford Sale on April 25 and 26. The bike is obviously an extremely sought after bike because it is the only one ever made. It is expected to bring a …

The Upcoming Matrix Is Looking Better Already If there’s one thing that the Matrix did right in my book, it’s that motorcycle chase scene in the second Matrix movie on the interstate with Trinity and the Ducati 996. You can check out that chase scene by clicking here. Well, the new Matrix is in the …

It’s Going to an Amazing Ducati Machine I’ve reported on the Ducati Project 1708 before. The motorcycle will now be revealed on February 6. Ducati sent out an email saying that the model would come out on that date. That’s this Thursday, folks. Get ready for a real-deal Superleggera that should seriously impress just about …

The Scrambler Goes Pro Ducati hit gold when it created the Scrambler model. The company has many variants of the bike, and now it has released another couple variants—the 1100 Pro and 1100 Sport Pro. These two utilize the same 86 hp engine that’s in other 1100 versions of the Scambler, but they get some …

Across 90 Different Countries If you’re a fan of Italian bikes, then it should please you to know that Ducati had a great year in 2019. The company sold 53,183 motorcycles in 90 different countries. Italy remains the company’s number one market, but China, Brazil, and Spain are gaining ground quickly. The company recently put …

A Lot to Love Here Ducati has a bike that’s called Project 1708, which is the new Superleggera. According to MoreBikes, the spec sheet for the motorcycle has recently leaked. The publication posted a somewhat blurry image of the specs of the motorcycle. Project 1708 is going to be an absolutely insane machine. It will …

Get Ready to Check Out Some Killer Ducatis Ducati is poised to launch its Ready 4 Red tour with its new 2020 models. The company will travel to cities across the country to bring potential customers all of the best of Ducati. The events are free and will begin in early January 2020. This will …

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 …