Ducati Sixty2 Scrambler build

Will Ducati build 300cc bikes in India?

Rumours have again surfaced that Italian manufacturer Ducati plans to build small-capacity motorcycles in India with a local manufacturer. In February 2017, Ducati was quick to quash similar Indian news reports that the Italian motorcycle manufacturer was considering building small-capacity bikes in the sub-continent. But the rumours have persisted and have now resurfaced on several Indian …

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2018 Benelli Leoncino and Leoncino Trail factory

Benelli to open motorcycle factory in India

Benelli is the latest motorcycle manufacturer to announce it will open a factory to assemble and build bikes in India, the largest motorcycle market in the world. The Italian company was established in 1911 but is now owned by Chinese company Group Qianjiang with a mixture of manufacture in Shanghai, China, and Pesaro, Italy. Indian factory …

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Motogiro

Italian bike fans celebrate 10th Motogiro

The 10th annual national Motogiro cross-country rally for small-capacity Italian-made bikes and scooters is on this August with a special anniversary dinner and display. The organisers are Italian bike collectors Pete Morrow and Trevor Fryer who live in South East Queensland and use the beautiful region to stage their annual event. They started the untimed …

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Ducati and Adi demonstraties V2X radar

Ducati to add radar and cornering ABS

Ducati will add front and rear radar and cornering ABS to its entire range in 2020 as part of its development of safety technology to fit into an automated driving future. Cornering ABS allows riders to apply hard braking to the front wheel even when leaning in a corner. The radar would detect other vehicles …

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2019 Ducati SuperSport in Titanium Grey

Ducati joins worldwide Supersport S recall

Ducati Australia has joined the worldwide recall of the 2017-2018 Supersport S over melting fuel tank overfill hoses which may be too close to the horizontal exhaust manifold. The recall started in Canada, after the country was the first to recall the Panigale V4 after a Canadian rider’s new bike burst into flame. The bike was …

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Ducati Monster 1200 25° Anniversario

Ducati marks 25 years of Monster

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Monster family, Ducati has released a Monster 1200 25° Anniversario in a limited run of 500 numbered bikes. The bike will be available in Europe from September, from October in Japan, from November in the United States and from December in Australia were it will cost $29,990 (+ on-road …

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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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