Ducati V4 Streetfighter

Ducati tease Pikes Peak V4 streetfighter

Ducati has issued a teaser video of what is expected to be a naked version of its V4 Panigale to tackle the annual pikes Peak Hill Hillclimb. The video below doesn’t reveal much, but says “more to come” on June 13, which is a couple of weeks before the famous Colorado hillclimb. June 13: more …

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Ducati naked Hypermotard 950 Concept

Is Ducati planning new naked models?

Ducati looks like it is planning a GP-inspired Hypermotard 950 and a naked “streetfighter” version of its V4 Panigale. A Hypermotard 950, customised by the company’s styling shop, Centro Stile Ducati, has won first place in the Concept Bikes: New Design and Prototypes by Manufacturers and Independents category at the prestigious Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este …

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Ducati V4 Penta naked

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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David Rollins on his Ducati Panigale - Getting an Aussie TT event over the line urgent

Ducati urgent recall over loose brakes

Ducati Australia has issued an urgent recall on several models over an issue with the rear rake pads coming loose. NF Importers issued the voluntary recall through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for the Ducati Hypermotard 939, 959 Panigale, 1299 Panigale, 1299 Panigale Final Edition and Panigale V4. The official notice says the brake …

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Ducati Panigale V4 police bike

British police cop a Ducati Panigale V4

There would be little chance of outrunning the British motorcycle police now that they have a Ducati Panigale V4 on their fleet. However, the 211 horsepower (157kW) beast won’t be used in patrol or pursuit duties. Instead, Ducati UK has donated it to the police-led BikeSafe motorcycle project which delivers theoretical and practical rider training workshops. Let’s …

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Ducati Supersport S

Ducati recalls ‘hot’ Supersport S

Ducati has recalled the 2017-2018 Supersport S over melting fuel tank overfill hoses which may be too close to the horizontal exhaust manifold. The recall has so far only affected Canada, but it could extend worldwide. Canada was recently the first to recall the Panigale V4 after a Canadian rider’s new bike burst into flame. The …

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V4 magazine

V4 tipped to replace Honda Fireblade

The rumour mill is buzzing again with tips that Honda will replace the Fireblade superbike in 2019 with a V4 to compete with the Ducati V4 Panigale. Of course, it won’t be a CBR1000RR as in the Japanese  Young Machine magazine cover above, but more likely a VFR1000RR, although they could retain the venerable Fireblade name …

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Ducati 959 Panigale in white

2018 Ducati colours will cost you more

Ducati Australia has issued its 2018 price list with more “models” than ever before mainly due to separate pricing depending on what colours you choose. All motorcycle manufacturers charge more for multi-colours, race replica paintwork, metal flake, multi-coat, pearl finish or other special colour schemes and paintwork. However, Ducati simply charges more for some plain …

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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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