2016 Ducati Monster 1200 R: More Power, Less Weight

Sep 19, 2015 View Comments by

Ducati’s Latest Naked Bike – The open class naked bike segment has exploded over the past few years with a plethora of new models boasting potent combinations of power and performance, with that all-important upright seating position. Ducati’s entries into this competitive arena, the Monster 1200 and 1200 S, have mostly played second fiddle to […]

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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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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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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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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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