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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Ducati Streetfighter V4 ready to brawl

Ducati Streetfighter V4 is ready to brawl

The Ducati  Streetfighter V4 prototype and various spy photos didn’t prepare us for the aggressive stance of the new model that looks ready for a street brawl. It will be available from March 2020 in a “base model” at €19,990 (about $32,500) and a V4 S version at €22,990 (about $A37,500). Aussie prices may vary. The bikes …

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DUCATI PANIGALE V2

All you need to know: Ducati Panigale V2

The new Ducati Panigale V2 is actually the Panigale 959 with a new name and updates, the most notable of which are the underslung exhaust and single-sided swingarm. We expect it will arrive in Australia early next year with pricing announced closer to the date. The current 959 starts at $A22,490. It was presented in …

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Claudio Domenicali and the Ducati Panigale V4

Ducati unleashes 2020 models

Ducati unleashes its 2020 model line-up including the Streetfighter V4, more aerodynamic Panigale V4, Scrambler Dark, Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour, all-red Diavel S and Panigale V2. There is nothing new for Monster, Supersport or Hypermotard. Despite talking about the importance of the Panigale V4 and race wins in the MotoGP, WSBK and BSB, boss …

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