Harley plans adventure, streetfighters and electric bicycles missing

Why are adventure bikes getting bigger?

When Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor rode around the world in 2004 on BMW R 1150 GS Adventure bikes we saw how difficult the bigger bikes were in tough terrain. Since then, BMW has gone to an R 1200 GS and now an even bigger R 1250 GS. Meanwhile, Ducati from a Multistrada 1200 to 1260 …

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Ducati Multistrada 1260 Endro

Ducati Multistrada 1260 Endro unveiled

Ducati has unveiled an enduro version of its Multistrada 1260 with the variable valve engine, a quickhsifter and new styling and colour. The Multistrada 1260 Enduro will be previewed in November at the EICMA fair in Milan and arrive at dealerships starting from early 2019. There is no confirmation when it will arrive in Australia …

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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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Flagship 2018 Ducati Scrambler 1100

Ducati to add Scrambler flagship

Ducati will unveil a flagship Scrambler 1100 at the EICMA show in Milan tomorrow morning (November 6, 2017) along with four other new models. Spy photos from Inmoto (above) emerged last year of a big Scrambler being tested in Europe and many thought it would be a 1200cc model. However, American Asphalt & Rubber is now …

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Ducati Multistrada 1200 Pikes Peak 1262cc

Ducati Multistrada gets 1262cc twin

Ducati will fit a 1262cc L-twin engine in its Multistrada next year and maybe use the engine in its Diavel models. The change in engine has been unveiled in an official statement by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). Currently the 1200cc Testastretta 11 DVT engine is used in the Multistrada with a slightly detuned …

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Ducati Multistrada carabinieri police patrols

Honda and Ducati support police patrols

Police have used a variety of motorcycles for patrols over the years, but there may be a new trend toward riding big-bore adventure motorcycles. The Italian Carabinieri has chosen the Ducati Multistrada 1200 S and Multistrada 1200 Enduro as their official bikes. Meanwhile, American Honda has just donated two Africa Twin adventure motorcycles to the …

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2016 Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro world globetrotters adventure treks shock

Ducati recalls Multistrada on shock issue

Ducati is issuing a worldwide recall on 2016-17 Multistrada 1200 Enduro models over an issue with the Sachs shock breaking. The official notice through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has now been released. Ducati says the Sachs semi-active lower rear shock absorber end eyelet may crack and possibly detach from the swingarm. The official notice …

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2016 Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro world globetrotters adventure treks shock

Ducati adventure training and treks

Now that Ducati’s adventure range of Multistradas and Scramblers are their most popular sellers, they are offering adventure training courses and treks. They call it Ducati Adventure Riding Experience (D-A-R-E) and it includes off-road training courses by Motor School and expeditions. It sounds very much like what BMW has been doing with their GS Safaris …

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