Troy Bayliss announces racing comeback

Three-time World Superbike champion Troy Bayliss has confirmed he will make a comeback to racing on a DesmoSport Ducati 1299 Panigale R Final Edition in the 2018 Australian Superbike Championship. It should be just the kickstart the failing series needs to get more national and international attention. Troy won the 1999 British Superbike championship riding …

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Ducati V4 EICMA surprise safe

Is Ducati finally safe from sale?

Ducati seems safe from sale after two years of uncertainty over its future ownership with the Audi boss saying there is no need to sell the motorcycle company. This follows exactly two years of speculation that Ducati would be sold for up to $US1.5b to help pay the multi-billion-dollar VW debt for the emissions scandal. …

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Ducati World to open in theme park

Ducati World to open in theme park

Ducati is following in the footsteps of fellow Italian automotive company Ferrari with plans to open Ducati World inside a theme park in 2019. Ducati World will be located at the Mirabilandia amusement park on the east coast of Italy just 100km from their factory and museum at Borgo Panigale in Bologna. It will feature …

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Do carbon wheels match hype?

There is a lot of hype about carbon wheels improving handling and braking, but do they really live up to that hype? I’ve ridden many bikes with carbon wheels, but never been able to compare them back-to-back to a bike with heavier standard wheels. Until now. South African carbon manufacturer Blackstone TEK supplied a set …

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Ducati Zero electric concept 2020

Electric Ducati and scooter by 2020?

A Ducati boss has been reported as claiming the Italian company will produce an electric bike and a scooter by 2020. The electric bike comments by Ducati Western Europe managing dress tor Edouard Lotthe to a French moto website come as no surprise. Ducati have already licensed two electric projects to other companies. In 2015, …

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Valentino Rossi MotoGP bike heads Sydney Motorcycle Show highlight

Rossi MotoGP bike highlight of Sydney Show

Valentino Rossi’s YZR-M1 MotoGP motorcycle is a highlight of a long list of the 2018 models to feature at the Sydney Motorcycle Show from Friday (November 24, 2017). Just weeks after new models were unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show and EICMA show in Milan, most will be at the International Convention Centre Sydney. Two bikes from …

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Benelli 752S doppelganger

Benelli unveils Ducati doppelganger models

Chinese-made and former Italian brand Benelli has introduced a range of new models that seem to be Ducati doppelganger models. It’s not unknown that Chinese manufacturers copy the intellectual property of other manufacturers, but Benelli has not been so blatant in the past. Doppelganger models The new 402S looks like a small-capacity doppelganger of the …

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Ducati V4 EICMA surprise safe

No surprise Italians vote for Ducati V4

It comes as no surprise that the Ducati Panigale V4 1409 won the vote for the most beautiful bike of the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, making it five years in a row for the Italian company. Of course Italians will always vote for their own bike at their show, but now you can have your …

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2018 Ducati Panigale 959 Corse

Ducati adds midsize Panigale 959 Corse

The 2018 Ducati 959 Corse is designed as a midsize track-day bike that you can ride on the road. The Corse version features a titanium Akarpovic exhaust, Ohlins suspension, lightweight lithium battery, MotoGP livery and a suite of electronic rider aids. It arrives in Australia in late April with pricing announced closer to arrival. However, …

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2018 Ducati Multistrada 1260PikesPeak Pikes Peak

2018 Ducati Multistrada 1260

Ducati has expanded its Multistrada range with the introduction of the Multistrada 1260 boasting a bigger 1262cc engine and more touring capability. The new Multistrada 1260, Multistrada 1260 S, Multistrada 1260 S D|Air (with airbag system), Multistrada 1260 Pikes Peak are also joined by a Multistrada 1200 Enduro Pro with 30-litre fuel tank. They are …

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