Ducati

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.
By all rights, Ducati should have crested the horizon and become a footnote in motorcycle history, just as Laverda, Mondial, Moto Morini, and a host of other once-famous Italian marques did. But...
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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With a power output of 200 hp and a dry weight of 342 pounds, the recently unveiled Ducati 1199 Superleggera ( www.ducati.com ) has the greatest power-to-weight ratio of any production motorcycle...
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...
Riding a specially equipped Ducati Multistrada 1200 S, American Greg Tracy ascended a steep and treacherous course of patchwork tarmac and unpaved terrain to win last year’s annual Pikes Peak...
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...
Its irascible motor and unusually low weight render the Ducati Des­mosedici RR too much motorcycle for many riders. But for the Italian boutique bike builder NCR, the MotoGP race replica is only a...
The 2011 Ducati Diavel ( www.ducati.com ) offers the muscular styling and impressive engine output of a power cruiser without sacrificing the agility for which the Italian brand is famous. The bike’s...
As its name suggests, the Ducati Multistrada was conceived to do much more than simply travel down the highway. Even the bike’s appearance—with its tall riding position, jacked-up front-fender...
Ducati’s outgoing Multistrada never quite lived up to its name, which translates to many roads . But it certainly paved the way for a dramatically different alternative to its air-cooled antecedent...
Shorn of bodywork and clad with angular, armor-like skin, Ducati’s new Streetfighter looks like a hard-edged menace to two-wheeled society. But creased styling tells only half of this bike’s story...
Last year, Troy Bayliss rode a Ducati 1098 R to his third World Superbike Championship—and then retired. To commemorate the Australian racer and his illustrious career, Ducati has introduced the...
Ducati’s Monster is the best-selling motorcycle in the history of the Italian brand, but the model’s ubiquity has sent some enthusiasts in search of more rarified rides. Texas speed shop Rever Corsa...
With its naked design, the Streetfighter S lacks the refined look of Ducati’s 1098 Superbike. But contrary to its city-brawler appearance, the new machine is a smooth sophisticate. Stellar fuel...
With its minimal body paneling, which leaves its inner workings exposed, the 2009 Ducati Streetfighter ( www.ducati.com ) represents the Italian company’s latest take on the naked motorcycle body...
Ducati first tantalized the faithful in 1964 with the Apollo prototype, a virtual Holy Grail for Ducatisti due to its 4-cylinder desmodromic powerplant. After an agonizingly long wait, the MotoGP-...
Prepare to remove your hat at the sight of the Ducati Desmosedici RR ( www.ducati.com ) —if you do not want it blown off. This first-ever street-legal MotoGP replica is derived from the Ducati Corse...

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