2018 Ducati Monster 821 flagship colours

Monster 821 first of 2018 Ducatis

A slightly upgraded Ducati Monster 821 is the first of five new 2018 models, including the new V4 Desmosedici, to be unveiled next month. The other four will be unveiled live on Sunday, November 5 at 9pm (November 6, 6am AEDT) on the official Ducati website. While the first production four-cylinder motorcycle is much anticipated, the …

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Ducati Monster 797

Ducati Monster 659 learner bike returns

The learner-approved Ducati Monster 659 has returned to there Australian market after being missing for more than a year. The new Monster 659 is expected to arrive in October 2017 with an introductory price of $12,490 plus on-road costs, which is surprisingly $500 less than the old 659. Ducati Australia New Zealand is the only …

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Ducati Multistrada 950

Ducati unveils host of new models

Ducati has unveiled two new Scramblers, an entry level Multistrada (pictured above), Monster 797, 1299 Superleggera and updated 1200 Monster at EICMA in Milan. That’s on top of the Supersport and Supersport S unveiled at Intermot in Cologne a month earlier. The Scramblers are the Desert Sled and Cafe Racer. Read all about them here. …

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Ducati Scrambler with surfboard from Motolife Caloundra

Ducati follows surfboard trend on Scrambler

Ducati in Australia is the latest to follow the long-time trend to fitting a surfboard rack to a motorcycle. They have been doing it for years in surfing cultures such as Bali and Australian custom design house Deus ex Machina was among the first of the modern customisers to add a surfboard rack to their …

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Watch: Why a helmet camera is useful

  Here’s a good reason riders should wear a helmet camera or at least hit a camera to their bike. This London rider filmed a truck driver turning a corner, not seeing him and running over his beautiful Ducati Monster. Full credit to the rider for keeping his cool, stepping of the bike and not blowing his stack …

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Ducati Monster Stripe models

Ducati Monster shows its stripes

GT stripes have always given any vehicle an extra something that drives motorists wild and the two new Ducati Monster Stripe models are no different. Ducati has reintroduced the striped paintwork to their 2015 Monster fleet in the 821 and 1200 S versions. They both come in red with white stripes on the mudguard, tank, and …

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1973 Ducati 450 Desmo Scrambler

Ducati Scrambler learner model coming?

The success of the Ducati Scrambler is expected to lead to more models with larger and smaller engine configurations. While Ducati is not confirming the rumours, there is strong industry talk that the company will release 500cc and 1200cc versions. The former is largely planned for markets where there are learner and novice restrictions such …

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Female Riders

Female riders have greater motorcycle choice

There has never been a better time for female riders. One of the biggest hurdles for women entering motorcyling has been the weight and seat height of modern motorcycles. It wasn’t always that way. Early motorcycles were lower and less formidable and many female riders pioneered motorcycles. War time especially created a generation of despatch riders. But …

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Ducati Monster 821

Ducati Monster 821 here for spring

UPDATED: The new Ducati Monster 821 arrives in Australia in time for spring riding, starting at $15,990 (+ORC). It is powered by the latest edition of Ducati’s 821 Testastretta 11° engine, with 83kW of power and 89Nm of torque and a dry weight of 179.5kg. CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE PHOTOS The Monster 821 comes with …

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Ducati Monster 659 motorcycle sales

Ducati launches beginner training

Tapping into the growing number of newcomers, women and returned riders, Ducati Australia has launched free “beginner” training events, called Ducati 101. It takes new and returned riders through the basics of motorcycling, from picking up a bike to general motorcycle riding tips, servicing and maintenance. It sounds a little like Harley’s popular Garage Parties …

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