The Ducati Team’s scheduled three-day off-season test at the Spanish Jerez circuit certainly wasn’t without its hurdles, but the team took them in stride and heads into MotoGP’s winter test ban with information that will be helpful as engineers do their development work on the 2013 Desmosedici.
Sunny-but-cold conditions marked the first two days, allowing Nicky [...]
World Superbike contender Marco Melandri believes he punched above his weight on the factory BMW this year.
Melandri finished third overall but was right in the title hunt until a crash at Portimao in Portugal ruled him out of both races and blew the championship race open.
He won more races than other rider, taking six victories [...]
Three years ago you could find a 2-valve, air-cooled power plant in four distinct Ducati model ranges. Next year it will be just one. And the year after that? We say none.
If you want to buy an old school Ducati Hypermotard from next year on, you’re out of luck. At the 2012 EICMA show in [...]
GS Trophy day 7
First, the big news… Team Germany has won the GS Trophy 2012, with France coming second and Italy rounding out the top three. Here’s what happened on the final day of what has been a truly memorable Trophy…
Even though today (Saturday) was the last competition day of the GS Trophy 2012, the [...]
Written by Evan Williams
Ducati’s MotoGP program has suffered through a tough couple of years, and the team saw a shakeup last week when Filippo Preziosi was moved to another position within Ducati and German Bernhard Gobmeier was brought onboard to head Ducati Corse. Paolo Ciabatti, the man who ran World Superbike’s operations side in recent [...]
Nicky Hayden remains confident Ducati can solve a persistent understeer issue that has dogged the Desmosedici MotoGP project in recent years.
The understeer issue was a constant complaint of Valentino Rossi during his disastrous two-year stint with Ducati, which ended in him walking out to sign a new deal with Yamaha for 2013 and 2014.
Hayden believes [...]
An exclusive RIZOMA patent, the Proguard System is a guard for the brake and clutch levers. Originally conceived for racing, it is also available in a road version, and mounts to a wide range of makes and models.
This type of guard is a response to the extreme sensitivity of the latest high power braking systems [...]
If you are going to use a race car as inspiration for your BMW scrambler project, there is not a better, more famous or outrageously cool race car than the 1970 Gulf Porsche 917 featured in Steve McQueen’s movie ‘Le Mans”. The classic Gulf powder blue with marigold orange trim is one of the most [...]
Written by Bill Roberson
With no engine, no exhaust and no need for gas, Brammo’s Empulse R lacks the visceral staples of traditional motorcycling, but delivers where it counts when you roll on the throttle.
The starting drill for the Empulse R, Brammo’s premiere electric motorcycle, will be familiar to anyone who has ridden a modern “regular” [...]
Get yours before they are gone!!!
Just in before the holidays, the all new Diesel design Ducati Monster 1100 EVO! Come down and check this Monster out and find out why the Diesel in one of the most desired bikes on 2013. One things for sure if your getting this for a Christmas present you going [...]
Written by Dennis Chung
The 2013 MV Agusta Rivale 800 has been voted the most beautiful motorcycle of the 2012 EICMA Show in a poll of over 15,000 visitors to the show in Milan, Italy.
The Rivale captured 35.5% of the votes to win the honor, well ahead of the new Ducati Hypermotard SP which finished [...]
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Ducati Corse has been talking with both its riders, Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone, about their behavior on the track during the upcoming three Grand Prix rounds. Reportedly, the two Italian riders are to obey certain unwritten passing rules.
Ducati is trying to avoid any further lose-lose situations like the Argentinian GP when a mistake made by Iannone cost the team both the second and the third places on the podium. And the pill was even harder to swallow as the crash that deprived Ducati of a double podium occurred one turn before the race finish.
To avoid losing points, Ducati apparently devised a rule that stipulates that a rider who has been overtaken by his teammate must wait at least until the following lap before making a move. As crazy as this entire thing may sound, it was apparently confirmed by someone at Ducati Corse, if we are to believe sportrider. ... See MoreSee Less
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