Ducati V4 EICMA surprise

No surprise Italians vote for Ducati V4

It comes as no surprise that the Ducati Panigale V4 1409 won the vote for the most beautiful bike of the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, making it five years in a row for the Italian company. Of course Italians will always vote for their own bike at their show, but now you can have your …

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Ducati Panigale V4 1409 - scrambler 1100

Ducati debuts 157.5kW Panigale V4

Ducati has unveiled the world’s most powerful street bike, the Panigale V4 1409, powered by the MotoGP-derived V4 Desmosedici Stradale engine with 157.5kW (214hp) of power. That is less than the Kawasaki H2R at 240kW and Honda RC213V-2, but they are track-only bikes. However, it the most powerful street-legal sports bike beating the MV Agusta F4 …

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Ducati Desmosedici Stradale white

Ducati Desmosedici Stradale at Misano

The new V4 Ducati super bike engine to be unveiled on Thursday (September 7) before the Misano MotoGP will be called the Desmosedici Stradale. It will pay tribute to the Desmosedici race bike from which it was derived and the word, Stradale, is Italian for “road”. We also know that the Stradale retains the distinctive Ducati L-twin growl, …

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End of the Ducati L-twin Panigale?

End of the Ducati L-twin Panigale?

Ducati has released a teaser video that seems to hint at the end of the L-twin Panigale line with a limited-edition World Superbike tricolore livery. The 17-second video doesn’t show much and ends with the slogan “When the end tells the whole story”. To us that hints that the new V4 superbike, powered by a …

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Norton V4 RR - 650cc models coming

Norton reveals limited edition V4 SS and RR

Norton has broken with tradition to release their first four-cylinder motorcycles, the limited-edition V4 SS and V4 RR models. The 200 V4 SS models are already sold out at £44,000 each (about $A74,000, $US55,000) while the 150 V4 RR models cost £28,000 each (about $A47,000, $US35,000). There is no word from Norton Australia on whether …

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Norton V4

Norton V4 motorcycle coming soon

Norton has released a teaser video of its coming 1200cc V4 bike with the promise a full release on November 19 at Motorcycle Live 2016 in the UK. The video should get a mixed reaction from Norton fans keen to see more from the famed manufacturer, but bemused by a V4 design. The famed Birmingham …

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Norton V4

Norton plans 1200cc V4 and 650cc twin

Norton Motorcycles plans to break with tradition and produce bikes with a 1200cc V4 engine and smaller parallel twins, says design head Simon Skinner. The announcement comes after a £7.5 ($A16) million investment at the company’s Leicestershire headquarters last month, creating 600 new jobs. The investment includes a £4 ($A8) million Government grant. Norton Motorcycles announced it …

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