MV Agusta 75th anniversary

MV Agusta boss fronts fans

In an unprecedented move, MV Agusta’s new boss Timur Sardarov has taken to Facebook to answer questions from fans of the Italian marque. We recently interviewed Timur and found the Russian to be very forthcoming and forthright on a number of issues. Click here for his comments on a 950cc triple and adventure bike and …

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Scrambler Ducati Club Italia aids COVID recovery

Ducati Scrambler aids virus recovery

Ducati has built a limited-edition Scrambler 1100 Sport PRO with €500 from the sale of each going to help the recovery of Bologna COVID-19 patients. The problem is, the bike is only available to sell to the 80 members of the exclusive Scuderia Club Italia. The sports-cultural association was founded in 1989 by vintage/racing car …

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Peter Harkins future Ducati Scrambler

Is this the future Ducati Scrambler design?

The future Scrambler Ducati could be a blend of Scrambler and Hypermotard judging by the winner of a recent design competition at the renowned ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California. Students were asked to design the future for the top-selling Scrambler family and the winner was Peter Harkins who wins a training internship at the …

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Switch electric eSCRAMBLER

Switch designs electric eSCRAMBLER

New Zealand electric motorcycle company Switch is seeking funding to homologate its stylish go-anywhere eSCRAMBLER and bring it to market in 2022. Founder Matthew Waddick has already produced an electric conversion kit for a Honda Cub as part of his Shanghai Customs company and is now working on the eSCRAMBLER through Switch. “We are going …

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pursang electric motorcycles

Coming soon: Two new Pursang electric scramblers

(Contributed post) First released to the market in 1967, the Pursang motocross motorcycle went out of production in 1984 and quickly gained mythological status. The Spanish bike, famously ridden by Peter Fonda in Easy Rider, was revered by motocross fans across the world. However, it remained boxed in history until the EICMA Milan Motorcycle Show in …

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Is Ducati the master of motorbike design?

Ducati has featured its new Scrambler 1100 Pro models at the renowned ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California, in yet another example of how the Italian company is a master in motorcycle design. Don’t believe me? Think your Harley, BMW, MV Agusta, Yamaha or Honda is prettier? Obviously beauty is in the eye of …

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Video hints at Ducati Scrambler 1100 Pro

Video hints at Ducati Scrambler 1100 Pro

Ducati could be launching a Scrambler 1100 Pro and possibly a Scrambler 1100 Pro Sport in Miami on Monday (27 January 2020), judging by this video. The video is not on the official Ducati or Scrambler Ducati YouTube channels, so we’re not sure of its veracity. However, late last year, Ducati filed documents with the US emissions agency …

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2020 Ducati Scrambler Desert X and Motard

Ducati to launch Scrambler Motard or Desert X

Ducati will add another Scrambler model to its fleet “in the coming months”, either an 803cc street motard or an 1100cc desert-racing Dakar model. The vague announcement came in the company’s annual report on 2019 global sales which were fairly flat at 53,183, just 179 more than 2018. There was no mention of Scrambler sales …

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Curtiss Hades electric motorcycle

Biggest motorbike trends of past decade

As we move into the 2020s, we look back on a decade of ups and downs, new niches, new technologies, changing trends and uncertain futures. Seven motorcycles trends of the 2010s 1 Sales slump The decade started in a sales slump after the GFC, but began to recover before sliding again about three years ago. …

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