Ducati

A common cliché among bikers is that four wheels move the body; two wheels move the soul. If that is the case, 2016 provided plenty of new possibilities for transportive enlightenment. From visionary...
Dashing by every definition, the new 215 hp Ducati 1299 Superleggera not only turns heads as the brand’s fastest bike ever built but also as the world’s first production motorcycle to feature a...
Ducati salutes nine decades with a special-edition Panigale. An exquisite new superbike, the Ducati 1299 Panigale S Anniversario ( ducati.com ) was introduced earlier this year to mark the brand’s...
While World Ducati Week was taking place in July in Misano, Italy, about 85 miles away in Bologna—where Ducati is based—the company reopened its museum following a months-long renovation. The...
Robert Ross reflects on a lifelong love of Ducati. In 1982, using my Lancia Scorpion as collateral, I took out a $5,000 bank loan—a small fortune for a motorcycle at the time—and bought the last new...
In early July, Ducati enthusiasts rode 8,000 motorcycles to the ninth-biennial World Ducati Week , gathering for festivities at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli—a road racing track located on...
In 1998, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York showcased the Art of the Motorcycle exhibit, a celebration of mechanized masterpieces that remains one of the most popular presentations in the...
The XDiavel’s 1,262 cc, 156 hp L-twin engine thunders at low speed but croons as it nears 10,000 rpm. The Power Launch feature keeps the front wheel on the ground and prevents the enormous rear tire...
Robb Report ’s June “Best of the Best” issue is on newsstands now! As selected by our editors, here are the best new motorcycles for 2016 . Selection Guidelines: Vehicle models must have been...
Though its advent was foreshadowed by spy photos and rampant rumors, the 2010 debut of the Ducati Diavel (which was named Robb Report ’s Best of the Best cruiser a year later) still managed to shock...
Ever since Ernest Michaux attached a steam engine to his father’s pedal-powered velocipede in 1867, motorized cycles have stirred the soul and symbolized freedom. With every subsequent decade, the...
If you’re looking for an Italian superbike with ludicrous power, look elsewhere. The new Ducati Panigale 959 ( ducatiusa.com ) offers nobler traits: poise, balance, and maneuverability. Its 157 hp L-...
A dream machine born from two different motorcycle modalities, Ducati’s Draxter concept bike is a beautiful beast. Built from the new XDiavel , a feet-forward, knees-in-the-breeze cruiser (the first...
More casual than competitive, the new Ducati XDiavel is a versatile variant from the Italian manufacturer’s crotch-rocket bikes, but it still remembers its racing roots. The brand’s first comfortable...
The long-hyped Ducati Scrambler recently debuted at the Intermot motorcycle show in Cologne, Germany.
The summer doldrums can befall even the most active souls, driving them indoors to the comfort of air-conditioning and entertainment systems.
The signs of summer are all around us: The days are longer, the weather is warmer, and riding around town or down the highway in a convertible or on a motorcycle is just a little bit cooler.
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Herb Harris vividly recalls days from his youth when he would watch, awestruck, as motorcyclists took to the open roads around his junior high school in Midland, Texas. “They were like gods swooping...
The 2013 1199 Panigale R from Ducati is a polished version of the previous 1199 model, but is still...
As sportbikes continue to shed weight and gain power, such improvements might reach a point of...
An aesthetic redesign, the Ducati Monster Anniversary Edition ( www.ducati.com ) celebrates two decades of the Italian manufacturer’s top model. The bike—known for its engine-baring design—features...
Italian clothing label Diesel, a sponsor of Ducati’s MotoGP team, collaborated with the motorcycle brand to create the rugged-looking Ducati Monster Diesel ( www.ducati.com ), which will arrive this...
As sportbikes continue to shed weight and gain power, such improvements might reach a point of diminishing returns. The ruthless pursuit of acceleration and razor’s-edge handling could lead to such...
During a test-ride earlier this year on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit, the Ducati 1199 Panigale demonstrated its ferocity by reaching 170 mph on the straightaway, and showed its agility in the 3.4-...
Carlo Saltarelli has raced, test-ridden, and—through his dealership—sold Ducati motorcycles. He also has collected them, amassing a cache of 100 vintage and rare racing and road bikes over the last...
The manufacturer that has won more than 300 Superbike World Championships should remain a category leader with the Ducati 1199 Panigale ( www.ducati.com ). The lightest and fastest superbike ever...
Mercedes-Benz’s AMG division is infamous for its snarling hot rods infused with track-focused fierceness, but that didn’ t stop the two-wheeled world from scratching its collective head when the...
When Porsche introduced the Cayenne nearly a decade ago, purists feared that this attempt to expand the brand would only dilute it; suddenly soccer moms and other seemingly unworthy owners would be...

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