Ducati confirms 2020 Streetfighter V4

Ducati confirms 2020 Streetfighter V4

Ducati has finally confirmed that it will produce a naked version of the Panigale V4, called the Streetfighter V4, from March 2020. The company made the announcement over night as it unveiled its Streetfighter V4 prototype to race the famous Pikes Peak International Hillclimb on 30 June 2019. Ducati says that “as part of the …

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Ducati V4 Streetfighter

Ducati tease Pikes Peak V4 streetfighter

Ducati has issued a teaser video of what is expected to be a naked version of its V4 Panigale to tackle the annual pikes Peak Hill Hillclimb. The video below doesn’t reveal much, but says “more to come” on June 13, which is a couple of weeks before the famous Colorado hillclimb. June 13: more …

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Ducati Super SOCO electric scooters $5000 spark

‘Ducati’ electric scooter under $5000

A Ducati-branded Chinese-made electric scooter will be imported by Perth-based company Vmoto through Urban Moto Imports, arriving in July for under $5000. When we announced the Italian manufacturer had signed the unusual deal to allow Chinese Super Soco electric scooters to carry their brand, Ducati Australia said they would not be sold here. They also …

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Ducati naked Hypermotard 950 Concept

Is Ducati planning new naked models?

Ducati looks like it is planning a GP-inspired Hypermotard 950 and a naked “streetfighter” version of its V4 Panigale. A Hypermotard 950, customised by the company’s styling shop, Centro Stile Ducati, has won first place in the Concept Bikes: New Design and Prototypes by Manufacturers and Independents category at the prestigious Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este …

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Scrambler Ducati Desert Sled

Ducati Desert Sled is a capable scrambler

The Ducati Desert Sled is the first of the modern scramblers that is actually a capable all-roader. Many riders criticise the current trend to retro scramblers as not being true to the traditions of a scrambler that is light, low and off-road capable. When Ducati introduce the Scramblers in 2015 they became an instant hit …

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VALLKREE e-bike e-bikes

Should e-bikes be classed as motorcycles?

The real boom in electric vehicles is in pedal-assisted e-bikes which are being used as commuters. But are they bicycles or motorcycles? The question is now being asked by legislators, bicycle and motorcycle industry representatives. In fact, the Union Cycliste Internationale and FIM are fighting over who can race in cycling and motorised categories as …

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Ducati signs deal for electric scooters

Ducati signs deal for electric scooters

Whoever thought they would hear the words “Ducati” and “electric scooters” in the same sentence? But now it seems Perth-based Vmoto who manufacturers in China has signed a licence agreement with the Italian manufacturer to make luxury electric scooters under the Ducati brand. They claim they will be sold worldwide through current distribution networks. However, …

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Yamaha turbo blown

Yamaha’s future might be blown!

Yamaha might be going down the blown track like Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki and Ducati with a patent filing for a turbocharged parallel twin. It follows Kawasaki’s H2 supercharged bike and patent filings by Suzuki and Honda for turbocharged engines, while Ducati applied for a patent for an exhaust system turbine. So it seems the future …

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Kawasaki patents radar assisted safety system

Kawasaki puts safety tech on radar

Kawasaki is the latest manufacturer to indicate they will add radar systems to their bikes to detect imminent collisions and either warn riders or intervene with automatic braking. The Japanese manufacturer has filed patents for their system which uses front and rear radars and controls the brakes and throttle. Kawasaki’s patent drawings of what looks …

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