More touring apps to plan your ride

Touring apps for motorcycle riders are flooding the market, each with their own quirks and features. Two new touring apps are Moto Trip Now from American rider Keith Kubarek and Tourstart’s BMW MOA, specifically for BMW riders. Moto Trip Now app Moto Trip Now founder Keith says his app allows the rider to plan and share …

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Ducati Panigale V4 police bike

British police cop a Ducati Panigale V4

There would be little chance of outrunning the British motorcycle police now that they have a Ducati Panigale V4 on their fleet. However, the 211 horsepower (157kW) beast won’t be used in patrol or pursuit duties. Instead, Ducati UK has donated it to the police-led BikeSafe motorcycle project which delivers theoretical and practical rider training workshops. Let’s …

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2019 Ducati SuperSport in Titanium Grey

Ducati drops traditional red for grey

Ducati is as well known as Ferrari for its fire-engine red, so it seems strange that they have announced “a goodbye to the traditional Ducati Red” to introduce a Titanium Grey on the 2019 SuperSport model. The base model SuperSport will still have red in the wheel rims and frame. Meanwhile the recently recalled SuperSport …

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Ducati Link App touring apps

Motorcycle app drives future riding

Ducati is the latest motorcycle manufacturer to develop an app that records your ride and allows riders to share their experience. The Italian company first developed the app for their Multistrada back in 2015 and there are similar sorts of systems developed or being developed for brands such as Aprilia, BMW, KTM and MV Agusta. …

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Ducati Supersport S

Ducati recalls ‘hot’ Supersport S

Ducati has recalled the 2017-2018 Supersport S over melting fuel tank overfill hoses which may be too close to the horizontal exhaust manifold. The recall has so far only affected Canada, but it could extend worldwide. Canada was recently the first to recall the Panigale V4 after a Canadian rider’s new bike burst into flame. The …

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Gold Diamond-Atelier Ducati Monster 1200 R bling-1

Gold bling for Ducati Monster 1200 R

A layer of 24K gold bling has been added to the frame of this one-off Ducati Monster 1200 by Munich-based custom cycle shop Diamond Atelier. There is no word on how much the bike would cost. If bling is your thing, this is no match for the bling of the recent  $A2.4 million ($US1.8m, €1.5m, £1.3m) Harley-Davidson …

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V4 magazine

V4 tipped to replace Honda Fireblade

The rumour mill is buzzing again with tips that Honda will replace the Fireblade superbike in 2019 with a V4 to compete with the Ducati V4 Panigale. Of course, it won’t be a CBR1000RR as in the Japanese  Young Machine magazine cover above, but more likely a VFR1000RR, although they could retain the venerable Fireblade name …

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Parts Ducati Lamborghini parts warehouse cheaper

Motorcycle parts should be cheaper and faster

A new Ducati and Lamborghini parts hub in Italy is an indicator of how automotive companies are centralising parts distribution which should lead to faster delivery and cheaper parts for riders. The old system of national distributors keeping a comprehensive store of motorcycle parts just in case they are needed is expensive. While it means …

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Ducati GT1000 carbon wheels farkle project

2006 Ducati GT1000 project bike for sale

It’s time to start thinking about the next Motorbike Writer project bike, but first we have to make way in our garage by reluctantly selling the 2006 Ducati GT1000. We have added more than $6000 worth of tasty extras including Blackstone TEK Black Diamond carbon fibre wheels, carbon fibre hugger and timing belt cover, Rizoma …

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