Bond film No Time to Die

Triumph scrambles into new Bond film

Triumph has paid an undisclosed sum to feature in the 25th James Bond film, No Time to Die, but a Ducati Scrambler has stolen some limelight. The price for product placement in a movie is up to about $A500,000, but for a Bond film it can be a whole lot more. In fact, Heineken is believed …

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Abu Dhabi Ducati Panigale V4R

Ducati Panigale V4R joins Abu Dhabi cops

If you plan on speeding in Abu Dhabi, you better be riding something special. Abu Dhabi police department has just added eight Ducati Panigale V4 motorcycles to its already impressive fleet of supercars that include a Bugatti Veyron and Lamborghini Aventador. They need the high-speed bike, too, because many in the rich United Arab Emirates …

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kawasaki Bosch advanced rider system

Kawasaki to add advanced rider aids

Kawasaki will beat Ducati and KTM to the punch by introducing Bosch’s full suite of Advanced Rider Assistance Systems in 2021. The systems include adaptive cruise control (ACC) which adapts speed to the vehicle in front, plus forward collision warning and blind-spot detection. Ducati and KTM have announced that only some of these three systems …

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Luigi Termignoni

Mr Termignoni dies aged 75

The founder of the motorcycle exhaust company that brought music to the ears of many riders, Luigi Termignoni, has died, aged 75. Luigi founded the Termignoni exhaust company in 1969 in Predosa, Italy. His exhausts were made famous in the Paris-Dakar rallies of the ’70s and ‘80s and even the Le Mans 24 Hours Race …

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Ducati Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour

Ducati offers four-year Multistrada warranty

As Ducati offers a four-year warranty on 2020 Multistrada models in Europe only, most motorcycles in Australia come with just two-year warranties. Meanwhile, the car industry is offering up to seven-year warranties. Isn’t it about time motorcyclists were offered the same sort of cover as car drivers? You may say that riders are tougher on …

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Ducati EICMA Streetfighter V4 vote

Vote for the most beautiful bike of EICMA

Surprise, surprise, the Italians have once again cast their vote for an Italian motorcycle as the most beautiful at last week’s EICMA motorcycle show in Milan. Ducati’s Streetfighter V4 took out the award voted by visitors to the show, making it five wins in the past seven years, or 10 in 14 years. Fellow Italian …

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Ducati Panigale

Softer Ducati V4 is ‘less fatiguing’

Ducati is known for its hard-edged sports bikes with race-tuned stiff suspension, but the 2020 Pangale V4 comes with softer springs to make it more user-friendly and less fatiguing. It was presented in Italy by boss Claudio Domenicali along with Streetfighter V4, Scrambler Dark, Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour and all-red Diavel S. The updated …

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Ducati 1299 Panigale

Ducati recalls 199 and 1299 Panigale over oil leaks

Ducati Australia has recalled 183 1199 and 1299 Panigale models over a potential oil leak problem. The official notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the engine oil breather system may operate incorrectly “possibly resulting in an oil leak from the air intake breather tube”. “Oil may leak from the air intake …

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