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Ducati recalls XDiavel motorcycles (check out Jay Leno and his XDiavel)
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Ducati North America has issued a recall involving certain model year 2016-2017 XDiavel motorcycles due to potentially loose fastening screws. In affected bikes, the side stand plate lower fastening screw on the affected motorcycles may not be sufficiently tightened, causing the stand to fail and the bike to fall. Additionally, during normal use on the […]

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Ducati Introduces 1299 Panigale S Anniversario – Stoner Rides It (video)
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At World Ducati Week, this past weekend, Ducati rolled out a limited production 1299 Panigale S Anniversario, primarily a graphics treatment to the existing Panigale 1299 S. Casey Stoner took some laps on the bike, and you can see a video of him riding it below. Much of Ducati’s focus this weekend was Jorge Lorenzo, […]

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2015 Was a Record Motorcycle Year for Ducati. World Premier Video!
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Ducati continues roaring down the road of sales in high gear with impressive official year-end numbers for 2015. The financial figures for the Italian Motorcycle Manufacturer were released at a corporate presentation by the Audi Group at the annual press conference held at the AUDI AG headquarters in Ingolstadt. Audi is the parent company of […]

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Return of the Cafe Racers: FCR 2015 Ducati Scrambler
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With all the hype around the new Ducati Scrambler it was only a matter of time before we started seeing custom versions being completed by independent workshops. The latest to pop up may not be the most extreme, but it’s a great take on Ducati’s original design. FCR Motorcycles in France completed their custom Scrambler […]

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Vintage Italian Motorcycles – Stuart Parr – This is cool! (video)
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Stuart Parr has a lot going for him. He manages Eminem’s film career, he’s designed a couple houses, he owns trademarks for mid-’30s design heroes Jean-Michel Frank and Warren MacArthur and he represents industrial design maven Marc Newson (presumably why he ended up in this awesome picture, pulling up to Art Basel on one of […]

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2015 Ducati Multistrada 1200 DVT | FIRST RIDE
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How does the redesigned Testastretta V-twin make the new Multi a better ADV? Let’s not even pretend Ducati’s Multistrada is an “adventure” bike where part of the adventure includes dirt. Forget that big handlebar, long-travel suspension, vestigial beak, and “enduro” ride mode—these are all just pretensions. Ducati has no particular history of dirt dominance. The […]

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The Most Beautiful Motorcycle Ever Made – Ducati MH900e
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To the untrained eye, a motorcycle is a motorcycle — two wheels, typically ridden by someone who likes to circumvent traffic laws just to get ahead. But to the riding cognoscenti and lovers of all things motoring, they are objects of power and beauty. There are a handful of motorcycles in history capable of not […]

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Gary Palmer’s Ducati F1 “Yellow Bike”
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Steve Munro and Gary Palmer met at Grattan Raceway in 2005 battling on air-cooled Ducati F1s. Munro’s 1988 model was powered by one of his amazing Loudbike engines, while Palmer’s F1 had a significantly revised and improved chassis. Both riders took advantage of their machine’s respective strengths, but in the end, Palmer and his “Yellow […]

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First ride: Ducati Scrambler (video)
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Ducati’s eagerly anticipated Scrambler is being launched today in sunny California in the hands of Senior Road Tester Adam Child. Here’s what Adam had to say about the all new Ducati. “We’ve flown all the way to sunny California to test ride Ducati’s all new Scrambler. We’ve been given the chance to ride the new […]

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2015 Ducati Scrambler Urban Enduro
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The Ducati Scrambler Urban Enduro is a modern motorcycle that deals great with the requirements of city riding, but also feels pretty comfortable on the open road. As far as style is concerned, the Ducati Scrambler Urban Enduro features a classy brown seat with a ribbed design, lined with technical fabrics, a big, round headlight […]

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Francis takes lifelong obsession with motorbikes to the red line
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Ballater motor cycle enthusiast Francis Duguid has taken his interest to the red line with a rare collection of Italian machines. He has spent many years amassing his armada of Ducatis, which has been featured in several motorcycle enthusiasts’ magazines. In 1926 Antonio Cavalieri Ducati and his three sons, Adriano, Marcello, and Bruno Cavalieri Ducati; […]

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Ducati Introduces Testastretta DVT-Desmodromic Variable Timing
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Before introducing the new Multistrada featuring the system, Ducati has disclosed the details regarding its variable valve timing technology. The engine specs are clearly focused on an adventure bike or tourer, as both peak horsepower and torque arrive at relatively low rpm levels. By the way, the torque figure you would be more familiar with…

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New Triumphs and Ducatis Expected at EICMA
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November 4 should be highlighted on your calendar because several interesting new motorcycles will be introduced on that date at the EICMA show in Milan. Perhaps the most anticipated is the street legal version of the Kawasaki H2, already shown in closed-course H2R guise. Perhaps beyond the rumor stage, and closing in on confirmed fact, […]

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Ducati Scrambler Ready for Anything Motorcycle!
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The Ducati Scrambler is finally here with its 803 cc, air-cooled, 75 hp twin pulling the lightweight (375 pounds dry; 410 pounds wet) machine in four available versions, including the Classic, the Icon, the Full Throttle and the Urban Enduro. U.S. pricing starts at just $8,495 for the Icon Red. Here are all the details […]

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