MV Agusta Limited Edition Race Models

Nov 04, 2015 View Comments by

A Rare Breed – If everyday, run of the mill MV Agusta’s are just too common for your taste, the Italian brand will be happy to sell you one of their exclusive, limited edition race models. Over the past 15 months MV Agusta has either released or announced the future release of five such RC […]

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RoadRUNNER Motorcycle of the Year: Ducati Scrambler

Oct 31, 2015 View Comments by

Light, Affordable, and Fun – Another busy year has flown by with our editors and contributors traveling around the globe, spinning wheels on all sorts of motorcycles. Picking a winner is never easy—especially with so many amazing motorcycles available. Some bikes excel in features, whereas others dominate the environment they’ve been engineered to conquer. It’s […]

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Vespa World Days

Sep 21, 2015 View Comments by

Scooting to the International Party – Each year the Vespa World Days rally celebrates all things related to the iconic Italian scooter brand. (Fun fact: the word vespa means “wasp” in Italian.) The event takes place in a different city each year; 2014’s Vespa World Days was held in Mantova, Italy while the 2015 event […]

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Los Angeles Ducati Week

Sep 09, 2015 View Comments by

Ducati North America’s Inaugural LA Event – Los Angeles, CA will host hundreds of Ducati owners and fans over the long weekend of September 17-20. The Ducatisti, as they’re known, will fill LA’s Westlake Village for a few days of food, entertainment, fashion, and, of course, checking out the latest Ducatis. The first annual Ducati […]

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Mercedes-AMG Goes to Bat with MV Agusta

Nov 04, 2014 View Comments by

It was big news when Audi acquired Ducati back in 2012. The motorcycling world wondered if and how the German automaker would change the Italian motorcycle company. Two years later, it seems that all of our fears and worries were unfounded as Ducati has pretty much continued building the same kind of bikes they always […]

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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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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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MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800

Nov 06, 2013 View Comments by

For motorcycle manufacturers the formula for making a sport-touring machine usually goes something like this: 1. Take the biggest and most powerful engine in your inventory and stuff it into a moderately sporty chassis. 2. Add a windscreen, some hard bags, and a few creature comforts. 3. Slap on a hefty price tag and call […]

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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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