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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Ducati Reveals 1199 Panigale Superbike in Naked Photo

The evolution of the Ducati 1199 Panigale is being revealed today, as the Italian bikemaker has released a photo of the “naked” 1199 Panigale to prove just one thing: that the new design is amazing in the way it saves weight by combining multiple parts into one.
The new superbike is supposedly 10 kg (22 lbs) [...]

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The New Monster Diesel! (Design not Fuel)

The collaboration between Diesel’s founder Renzo Rosso and the Ducati Design Center gives birth to the Monster Diesel that is based on an 1100EVO and further enhances the Monster family’s defining concepts of functionality, style and sport with an innovative evolution of the flagship model. Creative, innovative, fun, irreverent, sexy and brave are the words [...]

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2012 BMW C650GT Scooter Review

2012 BMW C650GT Scooter Review
Compared to the BMW C 600 Sport, the Bavarian company’s C 650 GT luxury scooter is the most BMW of the two, which were recently launched in Madrid.
With the C 650 GT, you have a big and comfortable seat, 60 liters storage capacity under the seat, electrically adjusted windshield and extensive [...]

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MV Agusta F3 vs Triumph Daytona 675R

The lightest, most powerful and elecronically-advanced supersport machine you can buy – the new MV Agusta F3 goes up against the Triumph Daytona 675 R on the roads of northern Italy.
Triumph Daytona 675R
Launched last year, this is the R version of Triumph’s popular Daytona 675. It doesn’t have electronic rider aids except for a quickshifter, [...]

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Pole, Podium and Victory for Ducati’s 1199 Panigale in Racing Debut

Over the weekend the new Ducati 1199 Panigale saw its first taste of racing competition in South Africa and Spain and it faired pretty well. Chris Leeson started out in strongest way by putting the Panigale on Pole in the South African Superbike Championships at Zwartkops whilst in Spain the EMS team gave the Ducati [...]

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