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Ducati Motorcycles, started in 1926, began making motorized bikes in 1950 and introduced their larger 65TS cycle at the 1952 Milan show. Motorcyclist Magazine cover the world of Ducati Motorcycles with the latest news, reviews, and updates from Ducati experts.

  1. World’s First Production Motorcycle Wirelessly Integrated With Airbag Riding Jackets



    Ducati has recently introduced the Multistrada D-Air, a model that features a fully integrated, intelligent system of sensors wirelessly connected to Ducati Apparel airbag jackets which are made by Dainese. Marking a ‘world’s first’ in the motorcycle industry and combining the innovative designs from two famous Italian ...    Read more

  2. SPIED! Ducati Scrambler



    PHOTOS: BMH Images Last summer ( Up To Speed, July 2013) we reported news that Ducati had trademarked the “Scrambler” name, and showed a concept drawing of what we thought a new-generation Scrambler might look like. Now we’ve acquired spy photos of a clumsily disguised prototype undergoing testing near Ducati headquarters ...    Read more

  3. Lorenzo Sets Fastest Lap Time As MotoGP Tire Testing Concludes at Phillip Island



    In the absence of injured World Champion Marc Marquez, recovering from a broken leg in Spain, Yamaha Factory Racing’s Lorenzo dominated the Australian MotoGP test by posting the top time over the three days with a 1’29.068 which came on the second to last lap. The final day at Phillip ...    Read more

  4. Laverty/Voltcom Suzuki, Guintoli/Aprilia Racing Grab Wins at Phillip Island



    In Race 1, Eugene Laverty stormed to victory on his Voltcom Crescent Suzuki debut at Phillip Island in Australia, securing the first World Championship win for the Japanese manufacturer since 2010. Laverty fought back from a difficult start and made his way through from seventh to hunt down the leading ...    Read more

  5. Ducati Presents Their 2014 Superbike Team



    With just a few weeks to go before the start of the 2014 World Superbike Championship at the Australian circuit of Phillip Island, Ducati made an official presentation of their Superbike team via live streaming web broadcast from the Ducati Auditorium in Borgo Panigale, Italy. The 2014 season will see the ...    Read more

  6. Ducati Power For the Volkswagen XL1 Plug-In Hybrid



    While official word is yet to come, an inside source at VW has just confirmed that the XL1 plug-in hybrid prototype two-seater that appeared last year with a diesel-electric powertrain is now powered by Ducati (an Audi Group company). Our source went on to say that current images of the ...    Read more

  7. Davide Tardozzi Returns to Ducati MotoGP Team



    Ducati Corse has announced recently that it has reached an agreement with Davide Tardozzi, who will return to work again with the Borgo Panigale, Italy-based manufacturer after a period of four years. Tardozzi will head up the Ducati team’s organization and logistics in the MotoGP World Championship, reporting directly to ...    Read more

  8. 2014 Ducati 1199 Superleggera | FIRST LOOK



    We’re always looking to get more for our money, but in some cases we want less, especially when it comes to the weight of our motorcycles. Ducati has just unveiled the perfect superbike for the less-is-more crowd, the 2014 1199 Superleggera, which tips the scales at a claimed dry weight ...    Read more

  9. Ducati North America Launches Ducati Financial Services



    While we all waited to see what new owner Audi's influence on Ducati would be, this snuck in: financing. Ducati North America now has a retail financing program for new and used bikes in the U.S. And it's supported by VW Credit, Inc. (VCI), a subsidiary of Volkswagen Group of ...    Read more

  10. Ducati Multistrada 1200 Hits The Track!



    PHOTOS: Zack Courts & CaliPhotography It’s no secret that I love my long-term Multistrada, but taking this bike to the track was yet another reason that it keeps on impressing me. Do I look ridiculous in pictures? Yes. Did people look at me funny at tech inspection? Yes. But, did I ...    Read more

  11. Long-Term Ducati Multistrada—It’s In the Details



    It’s the little things in motorcycling that I find swing my emotions. You know that feeling of riding a bike other than your own when you try to reset the trip meter, and it makes you want to jump off a building? (I’m looking at you, MV Agusta). By the ...    Read more

  12. Multistrada Ride Africa DVD Launch Party/Ride



    Photography by Thomas Kinzer My most recent winner of attention is the Ducati Multistrada that was recently assigned to me as a long-term test bike. I’ve been reading up on history, looking up possible modifications, and always have my eyes and ears out for cultural uses of the Multi. Halfway around ...    Read more

  13. Multistrada Enters Long Term Fleet, Staff Schism on Horizon



    Now I really feel like a part of the family. Nothing punches your moto-journalist card quite like being assigned a long-term test bike. And now the pressure's on, because mine is a doozy. Mr. Editor Cook must have been in a giving mood when he secured me a Ducati Multistrada ...    Read more

  14. Claudio Domenicali Becomes New Ducati CEO



    Claudio Domenicali has been named as the successor to Ducati CEO Gabriele Del Torchio, who will leave the company to take up new professional challenges. Del Torchio, who has spent six years at the top of the brand was praised by Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI ...    Read more

  15. Electronics Done Right



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  16. Ducati Riding Experience 2013 Sign-up Opens



    Ducati press release: Subscription opens for highly anticipated Ducati Riding Experience 2013 *   Ducati prepares for tenth edition of prestigious riding school *   Twelve dates at four different venues confirmed for 2013 *   Troy Bayliss to continue “Academy” with race kit 1199 Panigale S Superbikes Borgo Panigale (Bologna, Italy) 18 December, 2012 – Ten years ...    Read more

  17. Encouraging Signs at the Long Beach IMS



    PHOTOS: Andrea Wilson, Ari Henning Just as nature slowly restores itself after a cataclysmic event, our little corner of the motorsports landscape has green shoots inching up through the dark forest floor. Haven’t seen them? I have, most recently at the International Motorcycle Show that just rolled through Long Beach, CA. ...    Read more

  18. Giving Thanks



    Photo by Andrew Wheeler - AutoMotoPhoto. Love him or hate him, you can’t deny that Valentino Rossi is the winningest rider in the modern era and arguably the brightest genius roadracing has ever seen. As fans, it has pained us to watch him struggle against the torrential current of MotoGP development ...    Read more

  19. 2013 Ducati 1199 Panigale R | NEWS FROM EICMA



    Coming hot on the heels of news that Ducati will reenter the World Superbike Championship in 2013 with an all-new, factory-supported racing effort run by Belgium’s Team Alstare, this is our first look at the bike that Alstare racers Carlos Checa and Ayrton Badovini will ride. The 1199 Panigale R, ...    Read more

  20. 2013 Ducati Diavel Strada | NEWS FROM EICMA



    If Ducati’s interpretation of a cruiser in the form of the Diavel left a lot of riders scratching their heads, imagine what this will do. Here is the 2013 Diavel Strada, Borgo Panigale’s take on the touring cruiser. Atop the Diavel's unexpectedly good chassis and polarizing styling ...    Read more

  21. 2013 Ducati Hypermotard and Hyperstrada | NEWS FROM EICMA



    Ducati has comprehensively updated the Hypermotard line for 2013 by shoehorning in a version of the Testastretta 11-degree engine, offering two specifications of the main model, and adding something called the Hyperstrada, a distance-worthy model likely to be known as the mini-Multi for its resemblance to the ...    Read more

  22. Ducati North America Reports Nine Consecutive Quarters of Retail Sales Growth



    Things are looking good for the upper end of the motorcycle market with the recent announcements from BMW Motorrad of record monthly sales figures. Now Ducati North America is reporting nine consecutive quarters of retail sales growth, crediting the Diavel and Panigale as major factors. According to Ducati, its North American ...    Read more

  23. Difficult race, but positive signs for Ducati Team at Aragon



    Nicky Hayden and Valentino Rossi both had costly off-track excursions in the early stages of the Aragon GP, with the former crashing upon striking a tyre wall and the latter having to fight through the pack after re-entering the circuit and completing the first lap in last place. Fortunately, there were ...    Read more

  24. Ex-Rossi, Ex-Stoner Rides Set Sales Records | High Rollers



    WORDS: Aaron Frank PHOTOS: Ducati/RM Auctions “Almost never” answers the question “How often do you have a chance to own an actual MotoGP race bike?” At the recent RM Auction in Monaco, however, bidders had a shot at not one but two genuine Ducati Corse Desmosedici GP race bikes. And these ...    Read more

  25. Ducati Unveil 2013 Multistradas



    Ducati released a teaser of their new line of Multistradas this morning. Updates include a second generation Testastretta 11° engine and ABS, while the “S” versions get a new “semi-active” suspension system, Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS). The new touring flagship of the range for 2013 is the Multistrada ...    Read more

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