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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 …

Ducati Multistrada 620 Blog Welcome to my Multistrada 620 blog! The most recent entries are entered in order from latest to oldest on this page (below). As the page fills up, I’ll move the older articles to page 2 and hopefully there will be many more! There’s a lot of information about the Multistrada out …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 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 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; …

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 …

Changing the Oil and Filter on a Ducati 1000DS Engine NOTE: See important update regarding recommended oil viscosity (below)  |  New information added regarding the oil pickup screen below We often rant about motorcycle owners who bring their rides to the dealer for the most basic maintenance tasks rather than doing it themselves. The ranting has boxed …

September 12, 2006 – Ducati announced today the Multistrada 1100 and Multistrada 1100S motorcycles.  The bikes feature a new 1078 cc engine, an increase from the 992 cc of the previous version. The new engine has 95 HP (claimed) at 7,750 RPM and 76 ft. lbs. of torque at 4,750 RPM.  Both Multistradas also feature a …

Ducati Designs BMW K1200LT Headlight Upgrade When Rick first approached me about installing a headlight assembly on my 1999 BMW K1200LT I was a little bit hesitant. After all, the headlight assembly is a complete change from the BMW’s large single lens to what I thought was a foreign-looking device with two smaller lamps set …

The Ducati Multistrada 620 July 2007 – The latest addition to the webBikeWorld inventory is this black Ducati Multistrada 620. A brand-new 2006 leftover, the bike was originally consigned to Winchester Motosports in Winchester, Virginia. That shop stopped selling Ducati (and Moto Guzzi), and Duc Pond Motorsports in Winchester picked up the Ducati franchise and bought the …

Ducati Designs Sport Touring Headlight Upgrade Motorcycle lighting is one of the hottest topics on webBikeWorld. That means increasing light output, improving visibility, LED brake lights, turn signal brightness, wheel lights and other lighting novelties. You name it — if it has to do with lights and brightness, then motorcycle owners are interested. I’d like …

More:  2001 Mid-Atlantic Italian MotoFest Photos Page  |  2002 Mid-Atlantic Italian MotoFest Photos Page  |  Moto Guzzi Page  |  Ducati Page  |  Motorcycle News Page Check out the Mid-Atlantic Italian Moto Festival website. The event was held on September 22, 2002 in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Lots of great motorcycles and loads of fun! (Photos from the 2001 event) Click on a page …

Ducati: Taglioni and His World-Beating Motorcycles by: Mick Walker Hardcover: 224 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.80 x 10.64 x 7.92 Publisher: Motorbooks International; (January 15, 2001) ISBN: 0760310033 More:  wBW Ducati Page  |  Motorcycle Repair and Maintenance Article Index  |  Motorcycle Racing Through five decades, Dr. Fabio Taglioni was the inspirational force behind the success of Ducati motorcycles …