The 848 Evo Corse is HERE!!!

With its Corse colour scheme, the 848EVO is a racing dream come true.
Raw engine power is enhanced by the sophisticated Ducati-developed electronics housed in the DTC (Ducati Traction Control) and quick shifter (DQS) units, while the outstanding qualities of the Trellis frame are brought out by the Öhlins rear shock absorber and 330 mm brake [...]

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Ducati Panigale 1199 – Review -Ducati Panigale 1199

“There are some things nobody needs in this world, and a bright-red, hunch-back, warp-speed 900cc cafe racer is one of them – but I want one anyway, and on some days I actually believe I need one. That is why they are dangerous.”
- Hunter S. Thompson, Song of the Sausage Creature

 
Somebody recently asked me if [...]

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BMW F800GS Trophy and Triple Black special editions ridden

Ever since I rode the brilliant Triumph Tiger 800 I’ve known with complete certainty that it was the best 800cc motorbike on the planet. Until now. Now I’m not so sure. I’ve just ridden the BMW F800GS Triple Black and F800GS Trophy Special Edition and they’re very, very good.

The F800GS Triple Black comes with a [...]

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Ducati 848 Streetfighter longterm report: MCN Video

 
Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves has just taken delivery of the Ducati Streetfighter 848 he’ll be running this year. After his time spent with the 1098 version in 2009, the Streetfighter is one of his favourite bikes.

He will be producing regular ‘blog-style’ videos on what this smaller-engined version is like to live with and how [...]

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Ducati 1199 Panigale onboard the Isle of Man TT circuit

The International Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy) Race is a motorcycle racing event held on the Isle of Man and was for many years the most prestigious motorcycle race in the world. The event was part of the FIM Motorcycle Grand Prix World Championship during the period 1949–1976 before being transferred to the United [...]

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Checa Catapaults to the Top of the Points after Imola World Superbike Double

Another amazing and unforgettable day for 2011 World SBK champion Carlos Checa who rewarded his team with two brilliant race wins at the Imola circuit; thanks to these impressive results, the Spanish ‘Toro’ now leads the championship standings.
A very unfortunate day on the other hand for young talent Davide Giugliano who suffered two DNFs due [...]

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The most-valuable motorcycle feature: antilock brakes

Sure, most motorcycle shoppers probably focus on style and price, but there is compelling research that points to antilock brakes as being a crucial, potentially life-saving feature. A study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) revealed that motorcycles equipped with antilock brakes are 37 percent less likely to be involved in a fatal [...]

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WSBK: Checa confident of Italian success on Ducati

Reigning World Superbike Champion Carlos Checa is feeling ‘confident’ of his chances at Imola in Italy this weekend as he aims to build on his race two victory at the opening round.
The Althea Ducati rider experienced the highs and lows of motorcycle racing at Phillip Island in Australia when he spectacularly high-sided out of the [...]

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‘Pleased’ Valentino Rossi bins ‘bad setup’

“We made some mistakes at Sepang II chasing a bad set-up. We changed the set-up, first the rear and then the front, and now I enter the corners pretty well again” – Valentino Rossi.
 
After struggling to make meaningful progress throughout the second Sepang test, then opening two days at Jerez, Valentino Rossi concluded his 2012 [...]

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Audi-Ducati: Offered 750 Million | GPOne.com

(translated from Italian)
It seems that the announcement of the passage of the Ducati Audi, Volkswagen Group, is a matter of days .
As reported in the finance section of Corriere.it the offer from Ingolstadt would reach 750 million euros . So close to one billion requested in the columns of the Financial Times by Andrea Bonomi, [...]

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Ducati Dream Tours

Ducati are gearing-up for the new riding season with “Ducati Dream Tours”, the perfect weekend escape that combines the unforgettable experience of visiting the famous Italian motorcycle Factory and Museum with the pleasure of riding a Ducati along the legendary roads that surround Bologna.
The experience starts on Friday with arrival and lunch at the Ducati [...]

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