Ducati 1199 may power VW

Ducati might soon be powering small VW 4-wheelers. It is believed Ducati’s 143kW 1199 Panigale engine will be installed in VW’s XL1 plug-in hybrid supercar (right). The two-seater concept currently has a small 800cc diesel engine and electric motor. Since Audi bought Ducati last year for $1.2b there have been many rumours about how the …

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Ducati 1199 Superleggera

Ducati has produced a lightweight version of its 1199 Panigale which it claims has the world’s highest power-to-weight ratio. The limited edition 1199 Superleggera (Italian for superlight) will cost $85,000 plus on-road costs and is made of exotic and expensive materials such as titanium, magnesium and carbon fibre. Ducati claims it will have the highest …

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Ducati Panigale review

The Ducati Panigale is one hot bike. Not just because it’s Italy’s most powerful production bike, Ducati’s fastest yet and designed with Italian passion. No, it’s also hot because your bum and legs will burn in the heat pouring out of the fairing. But that’s ok. This is not an everyday, ride-to-the-shops-in-your-jeans type of bike. …

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