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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. Suzuki Team Testing With MotoGP Field Today

    Randy de Puniet of the Suzuki Test Team joined the full-time riders on track as the Japanese factory continue to develop their MotoGP project ahead of a planned return next year. Suzuki will be testing alongside the current field to gauge their progress, with De Puniet having undertaken extensive tests ...    Read more

  2. Return of the Ducati Scrambler in 2015

    Ducati gave its Bologna factory employees a surprise treat as they arrived for work on Monday, 9 June, with a private viewing of the prototype Scrambler intended for launch in 2015. Setting a characteristic ambience for the new model, workers arrived to discover music and a beach ...    Read more

  3. 2015 Ducati Monster 821 | FIRST LOOK

    Borgo Panigale (Bologna), 28 May, 2014 – Ducati announces the brand new Monster 821, a mid-size entry for the third generation of the iconic naked model and the latest chapter in the Bologna-built motorcycle’s famous story. Underlining Ducati’s strong association to the Bologna region, the company has ...    Read more

  4. Motorcyclist Magazine & Edelweiss Bike Travel Announce New European Roadster Adventure

    Ever wish you could live the glamorous rock star life of a Motorcyclist magazine editor? Would you sell an internal organ to get an in-depth tour of a famous motorcycle factory and see how motorcycles are built?  We have the perfect solution! Motorcyclist magazine and Edelweiss Bike ...    Read more

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

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  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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

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