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Ducati 1199 Panigale R review: Totally awesome, Duke.

“AWESOME”. That was how a lad of around 17 described Ducati’s Panigale R soon after I parked up on Brighton seafront.
It’s a superlative that has crept across the Atlantic and become increasingly overused here – especially by teenage boys – but in this case, it’s entirely apt.
This is a machine which truly inspires awe.
It looks [...]

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First Look: 2014 Ducati 899 Panigale

The 1199 Panigale debut of two years ago was a revolution in the superbike class, but one limited by price. The real question is, how do you bring the revolution to the largest number of potential owners? Today Ducati revealed an 899 Panigale that expresses CEO Claudio Domenicali’s underlying aim—to produce the affordable exotic. At [...]

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2013 Exotic Superbike Shootout: Street

Built for the track, ridden on the street. The bikes here represent the bleeding edge of superbike technology and performance from their respective OEMs. No matter the circuit, each model is capable of setting a blazingly fast lap time. Gauging superiority among these three on the street is a much more difficult result to quantify.
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World Superbike Season Preview 2013

By: Byron Wilson
With the 2013 World Superbike season opener at Phillip Island just days away, motorcycle road racing fans the world over are gearing up for a championship that promises to be as enthralling and competitive as any in recent memory. There have been some dramatic shifts since the end of 2012 including roster changes, administrative [...]

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Ducati Alstare – The New Story

In anticipation of the first round of the 2013 World Superbike season, scheduled for Sunday 24 February at the Phillip Island circuit in Australia, Team SBK Ducati Alstare presents the livery of the new 1199 Panigale R, the bike with which the team’s two official riders, Carlos Checa and Ayrton Badovini, will take to the [...]

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Ducati Alstare to Test 1199R Panigale at Jerez

The SBK Ducati Alstare team, which will participate in this year’s World Superbike Championship with riders Carlos Checa and Ayrton Badovini, readies itself to get started on the 2013 work programme that begins with a three-day test session this weekend at Jerez de la Frontera in Spain.
This first test of the year, which gets underway on [...]

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Melandri Spearheads BMW’s 2013 SBK Efforts

2013 World Superbike
For the 2013 World Superbike Championship, Marco Melandri will be spearheading BMW’s efforts with the all-new BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK team.
This effort is based out of Melandri’s native Italy and not Germany like the 2012 BMW Motorrad team. Whereas the GoldBet team was a privateer effort in 2012 (BMW Italia GoldBet), for 2013 [...]

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Rizoma PROGUARD SYSTEM – guard for the brake and clutch levers

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 [...]

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MV Agusta Rivale 800 Selected Most Beautiful Bike at 2012 EICMA Show

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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Triple world champ relives Tassie races

TRIPLE world superbike champion Troy Bayliss was the star attraction at the Tasmanian Motorcycle Club’s ride day at Symmons Plains yesterday.
The 43-year-old Ducati rider who retired from professional racing in 2008 after winning his third world title, a British superbike championship and a MotoGP race, showed he could still draw plenty of admirers.
“I came down [...]

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Getting Cold? Get a new Ducati Corse Jacket.

It’s getting to be that time of the year where you going to need to bundle up.  So why not get warm in some style and make your friends jealous!  Just in from Ducati is the all new Ducati Corse Windproof Jacket.  The DC jacket feature one chest and two side pockets that zipper closed [...]

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