Ducati Shows Off Custom Scramblers

Feb 03, 2015 View Comments by

To show how customizable their newest motorcycle is, Ducati commissioned three well-known custom bike builders to come up with unique versions of the 2015 Scrambler to be unveiled at the Motor Bike Expo in Verona, Italy in late January. The bikes were displayed to the public at Ducati’s “Land of Joy” along with plenty of […]

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2015 Ducati Multistrada 1200: DVT Upgrade

Nov 17, 2014 View Comments by

The biggest update to the 2015 Multistrada is, at least according to Ducati, a first for the motorcycle industry—variable valve timing with independent exhaust and intake camshafts. Ducati calls it Desmodronic Variable Timing (DVT), and the company says it optimizes the engine’s power delivery with better throttle response across the entire rev range, enhanced low […]

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Ducati World Premier Live Stream

Nov 03, 2014 View Comments by

What does Bolgona have in store for 2015? Tune in below to find out!    

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2015 Ducati Scrambler: A Budget Bike from Bologna?

Oct 06, 2014 View Comments by

We’ve known that a Ducati Scrambler has been on the way for a while now. What we didn’t know was what it would look like or even what type of bike it would be. It turns out that the 2015 Scrambler is truly a modern take on Ducati’s Scrambler models from the ‘60s. The bike […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Motorcycle Reviews Now Free Online

Sep 11, 2014 View Comments by

If you’re thinking of purchasing a new or used bike sometime soon, be sure to check out RoadRUNNER’s extensive archive of motorcycle reviews to help you narrow down the possibilities. Previously, you could only access our riding impressions attached to issues that were included in your subscription period. Now, however, every review article the magazine […]

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Kawasaki Usurps Ducati’s Throne

Jul 02, 2014 View Comments by

Ducati rules no more. Last weekend Jeremy Toye piloted a 2015 Kawasaki ZX-10R to take first place in the Open Class motorcycle category at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The win for Kawasaki ends a four-year run of Ducati victories, though the overall Pikes Peak motorcycle record still belongs to Carlin Dunne who set […]

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Oh Ducati, You’re Such a Tease….

Jun 11, 2014 View Comments by

A brand new Ducati Scrambler is coming….but it’s not here yet. That’s the basic point behind the Italian company’s most recent media release. The original Scramblers, manufactured between 1962 and 1974 were a range of single cylinder bikes made for the American market with capacities between 250 and 450cc and designed for dirt racing. Though […]

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Ducati Unveils New Monster 821

May 30, 2014 View Comments by

Earlier this year Ducati announced the range-topping Monster 1200 and 1200 S but it seems that the Italian brand hasn’t been content to leave its naked bike lineup alone. The 1200 now has a new little brother, the 821. Though full specs have not yet been released, we know the 821 is powered by the […]

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Ducati Multistrada D-Air Airbag System

Mar 29, 2014 View Comments by

Just a few days ago we brought you news of Alpinestars’ latest airbag system worn by their sponsored MotoGP riders like Marc Marquez. These technologies are exciting for us street riders because they’re a glimpse of the future of motorcycle safety. That future has come a little faster than even we anticipated at Ducati just […]

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2015 Ducati Diavel: The Italian Power Cruiser

Mar 05, 2014 View Comments by

In a press release rife with Italian hyperbole Ducati has announced several updates to its “sport cruiser” for the 2015 model year. These improvements mostly focus on the Diavel’s engine, though peak power figures haven’t changed much. The 11º Testastretta Duel Spark engine (also seen in various states of tune in the Multistrada and Monster […]

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2014 MV Agusta Brutale 800 Dragster

Feb 05, 2014 View Comments by

The press kit for the new Brutale 800 Dragster is about as Italian as they come with multiple references to things like “emotional freedom” and “motorcycling passion” along with the obligatory personification of the motorcycle as some sort of pre-historic monster. They can’t help it. This is, after all, the country that has produced some […]

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2014 Ducati Monster 1200 and 1200 S

Nov 07, 2013 View Comments by

At the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, Ducati will debut the latest chapter in the monster saga, the 1200. The new range-topping Monster features a 1,198cc Testastretta L-twin engine producing a stout 135 horsepower and 87 pound feet of torque. Taking it up a notch, the 1200 S (with gold front forks) adds another 10 […]

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The Epiphany

Oct 26, 2013 View Comments by

Ever have sudden clarity of thought which compels you to take immediate action to address a previously acceptable situation? I had exactly that happen recently while on a short summer’s evening ride on my Ducati 1000 Monster. I was returning home and life was good. And then it hit me, about ninety percent of my […]

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2014 Ducati 1199 Superleggera

Oct 25, 2013 View Comments by

Have money to burn? Is the Ducati 1199 Panigale R a little too slow, heavy, and cheap for you? You’re in luck! Ducati has just announced the 2014 1199 Superleggera (super light in Italian), a highly exclusive, limited production version of the aforementioned 1199 Panigale. The Superleggera uses a variety of exotic (read expensive) materials […]

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Bachin’ It

Oct 12, 2013 View Comments by

My usual riding companion, my wife Sharon, is away occasionally for out of town work, and as my grandmother used to say, I’m “bachin’ it” while she’s gone. Our usual Sunday breakfast ride is something we both look forward to, and without her here, I’m tempted to eat at home and tackle the perpetual list […]

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