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World’s top 10 ugly motorcycles

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so a motorbike that one rider might consider beautiful could appear so ugly to others they veer off the road in disgust! Most motorcycles are more attractive than just about any of the cars on the road, especially modern models that seem to look more like sand …

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Is Ducati planning a naked V4 like the Penta?

Ducati could be considering a naked version of its V4 Panigale along the lines of this sexy custom V4 Penta by italian design company Officine GP Design. Only nine of these V4 Penta models will be made and they start at an eye-watering €100,000 (about $A157,000, $US114,500, £87,300). This ridiculous promo video seems to show …

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Are slow motorcycle sales cause for panic?

Motorcycle sales might be in a two-year slump in Australia, but there is no cause for general panic about the global motorcycle industry just yet. (By the way, the top photo is from the fictional film “The Last Motorcycle on Earth“, and is not cause for panic! Watch the movie trailer at the end of …

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Ducati Zero electric concept

Ducati amps up electric bike race

Ducati boss Claudio Domenicali rides a Hypermotard converted to electric power with a Zero FX powertrain and recently said the company is about to join the electric bike race. At a recent student event in Spain he told the crowd: “The future is electric, we’re not far from starting series production.” It’s no news that …

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Ducati recalls Monster and Supersport

Ducati finished 2018 with the highest number of safety recalls and starts 2019 with recalls for the Monster 821 (above), Monster 1200 and SuperSport. We announced that these two Ducati recalls were coming last year. However, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has only now posted the official notice. Their notice says there is “a potential …

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Ducati Panigale V4, V4S recalled

Ducati Australia has recalled Panigale V4, V4 S and V4 S Speciale bikes twice in the past week over oil leaks. In the first recall issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, the say there is “potential for a failure of the delivery oil line fitting on the engine oil cooler”. This could result in an oil …

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5 Top End Superbikes you can buy today – if you’re lucky

By Victoria Chase: freelance writer and digital marketer* Sometimes a superbike comes along, and you can’t imagine how anything that comes after could ever possibly be better. These bikes are amazing feats of engineering with a whole bucketload of passion thrown in. It’s always difficult to narrow down the list of the top 10 superbikes, …

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Is KTM really interested in buying Ducati?

The latest rumour about the sale of Ducati is that Austrian manufacturer KTM may be interested in buying the iconic Italian brand. It comes from one interview with KTM CEO Stefan Pierer in German magazine Speedweek where he expresses he is interested in Ducati. Reports across the world now say KTM will be a likely bidder for …

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2019 Ducati range Panigale V4 R fourth recall

Power is king for 2019 motorcycles

The latest model releases from the two recent motorcycle shows in Milan and Cologne prove that power is still king in the two-wheel world. A new road leader has emerged and some older models have been pushed down the order. The list of the most powerful is still dominated by the track-only Kawasaki H2R at 240kW. …

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