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BMW Will Announce What Is Expected to be the M1000RR on Sept. 23

Will it be the M1000RR? BMW is known for producing some fantastic sportbikes, and now the company will put out another high-performance motorcycle on September 23.  According to a recent video announcement that was posted to the company’s YouTube channel, the company will have a new bike that is said to be “Born on the Racetrack.”  There is no mention of the model’s name, but Motorcycle.com notes that it could be M1000RR. The company filed for that trademark last year and has been flirting with...
Tags: Youtube, Motorcycles, Ducati, Bmw, Kawasaki, BMW Motorrad, Motorcycle News


Belstaff Resolve Riding Boot: Class, Comfort, Protection

It’s Not Redwing, It’s Belstaff Nice gear goes hand in hand with nice bikes; you don’t want to be found on your resto-modded Ducati cafe racer wearing racing boots and a Monster Energy sponsor jacket… Or maybe you do (oops)… But if you don’t, just remember that sometimes elegance calls for elegance, which is important when picking out gear for you to wear on your rides. Belstaff is on top of the game when it comes to class and safety in it’s purest form.  Belstaff’s new Pure Motorcycle collect...
Tags: Boots, Motorcycles, Ducati, Belstaff, Motorcycle News, Motorcycle Gear, Belstaff Nice


Sun, Sea and Palm Trees – Riding in the Philippines

Sun, sea, and palm trees. A dream for many and rightly so. I might also add that the number of speed cameras can be counted on one hand and no large capacity bikes ever get stolen! Oh, I almost forgot to mention that there are no traffic police. “Fantastic!” I hear you say, all the things that a rider would want. Well, nothing in this life is ever perfect. Here’s a list of things we frequently contend with: Typhoons Earthquakes Volcanic eruptions Monsoon rains and flooding Poorly maintained roa...
Tags: Asia, Japan, China, Philippines, Motorcycles, Ducati, Bristol, Bmw, Honda, The Philippines, Duke, Triumph, Dot, Harley, Yamaha, Kawasaki


Ducati’s 2nd BS6 model to launch in India will be Scrambler 1100 Pro

Ducati India released a teaser image earlier this month revealing that it will...
Tags: India, Ducati, Autos, Ducati India


Nishua Jet 2 Helmet – An Open Face, Classically Styled Lid

Another Open Face Helmet? The Market Demands And Nishua Provides. Looking for a helmet to match your new Ducati Scrambler or 1968 Euro resto-mod? In a new market flooded with open face helmets to support the surge in cafe racer popularity, Nishua has brought us another option. Riding without a face screen can be annoying at times, so with the new rendition of the Jet helmet, we now have snaps around the face to attach a visor at your own discretion. Honestly, I thought it was a huge oversight ...
Tags: Europe, Russia, Motorcycles, Ducati, Motorcycle News, Open Face Helmets, Motorcycle Helmet Articles, Louis Moto, Jet 2, Nishua


The BMW G650 Xcountry reimagined as a street tracker

If you ask us, the BMW G650 Xcountry was ahead of its time. First released in 2007, it encapsulated the tracker vibe that’s so hot right now—but the market wasn’t ready, and it wasn’t a big seller. So BMW soon dropped it from their lineup, along with the other two G650X models. Which is a real pity, because it’s a cracking bike; a compact 652 cc thumper that makes 53 hp and 60 Nm, and weighs 344 lbs wet. And with its pseudo-retro styling, it would sit nicely in the mix between bikes like the ...
Tags: Facebook, Motorcycles, Ducati, Bristol, Bmw, Georg, Holger, Gelsenkirchen Germany, LSL, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, Leo Vince, Street Tracker, BMW scrambler, Scramblers, Georg Godde


Ducati Celebrates Fabio Taglioni’s Career in a Video Series

The Man Who Helped Make Ducati Fabio Taglioni was an integral part in Ducati’s journey to today. He joined the company in 1954. He was fresh off helping Mondial win races and accepted an offer from Ducati, which wanted to win races and make its mark. He then crafted the Gran Sport 100 in just 40 days. From there he went on to change the future of Ducati both on the racetrack and on the street. If you’ve ever been a fan of desmodromic valves, L-twin engines, trellis frames, or really anything th...
Tags: Youtube, Motorcycles, Ducati, Gran Sport, Taglioni, Fabio Taglioni


Exclusive Jorge Lorenzo Q&A: 2021 Ducati MotoGP return "almost happened"

Jorge Lorenzo has revealed in an exclusive interview with Autosport that a return to MotoGP with Ducati in 2021 "almost happened"
Tags: Sport, Ducati, MotoGP, Jorge Lorenzo, Autosport


Ducati Multistrada V4 spotted testing in off-road conditions

Ducati continues to extensively test the new Multistrada V4. The KTM 1290 Super...
Tags: Ducati, Autos, Ducati Multistrada


An All-New Ducati Monster 821 Is in the Works

No Trellis Frame? The Ducati Monster has become an iconic motorcycle. The bike is known for its overall shape and its trellis frame. There’s a new Monster 821 in the works, but surprisingly it appears to be lacking the trellis frame.  According to Motorcycle News, there were some spy shots that showed an alloy frame, but now there have been some design sketches that clearly show the alloy frame, which would be a major departure for the motorcycle. With that said it would also put the Monster mo...
Tags: Motorcycles, Ducati, Duke, Yamaha, KTM


The Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro Wins the 2020 Transanatolia Rally

For the Twin-Cylinder Category Andrea Rossi was able to pilot the Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro to victory in the Twin-Cylinder category of the Transanatolia Rally. Overall, Rossi finished ninth. For those who don’t know the Transanatolia Rally is a Turkish race that’s one of the most grueling rally-raid events in the world. The route takes riders over rocky terrain and sand as well as dirt roads. There are stages that are very fast and stages that the rider must slow down to complete. Held fr...
Tags: Motorcycles, Ducati, Istanbul, ROSSI, Andrea Rossi, Ducati Performance, Transanatolia Rally


Motorcycle Theft Is Down in the U.S.

Some Good News Only a truly evil person would steal someone’s motorcycle, but it does happen. Thankfully, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, motorcycle theft is actually at an all-time low. The bureau reported that in 2019 a total of 40,380 motorcycles were stolen. This is down considerably from 46,467 in 2016. That’s some progress. Additionally, it’s important to note that about half of the bikes that were reported stolen in 2019 were returned to their owners. That means law enf...
Tags: Motorcycles, Ducati, Bmw, Honda, Harley Davidson, Yamaha, National Insurance Crime Bureau, Motorcycle News


Supersonica: A rapid Ducati Panigale from Jett Design

How many custom builders can squeeze the last ounce of performance out of a modern sportbike and give the aesthetics a jolt of adrenaline? Not many. That makes Virginia-based Andrew Jett a rarity. The clue is in his fine arts/design background, coupled with a serious taste for speed. He wowed us a year ago with his custom Triumph Street Triple, and has just thrown the wraps off this brilliant custom Ducati Panigale. The stats of the bike are impressive. Andrew has dropped the dry weight fr...
Tags: Facebook, Virginia, Motorcycles, Ducati, Andrew, Custom Motorcycles, Triumph Street Triple, Ducati Cafe Racer, Brembo RCS, Andrew Jett, Mupo, Cafe racers, Werkes USA, Duc Pond Motorsports, Kevin Petitt


Ducati Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour Goes On Tour

When musician Franky Perez released his Suddenly 44 album on June 12, 2020, he decided that he would go on a weird but wonderful tour to support the album. However, how he did that tour is quite a special thing. Franky is an avid motorcyclist. So much so, that he partnered with Ducati to have a carbon fiber, detachable guitar case fitted to his Multistrada 1260 S. And because the global pandemic inspired him to write, record, and release the album, he decided that the best way to tour the so...
Tags: New York City, Los Angeles, Motorcycles, Ducati, Las Vegas, Franky, Motorcycle News, Franky Perez, 263cc


Ducati’s 1st BS6-compliant motorcycle starts reaching showrooms

Ducati launched its first BS6-compliant motorcycle in India just last week....
Tags: India, Ducati, Autos


How RYCA used augmented reality to design a cafe racer

A decade ago, the Californian outfit RYCA Motors cracked an almost impossible code: they figured out how to turn the Suzuki Savage into a good-looking cafe racer. Then they made a kit so garage builders could do the same, using just basic tools and skills. It was a big success, and they’re now celebrating their tenth anniversary with a new ‘CS-1X’ kit that was designed using augmented reality. It’s an approach we’ve never heard of before, and quite intriguing. In case you’re not familiar ...
Tags: Facebook, Motorcycles, Ducati, Ikea, Cto, Ryan, Brett, Casey, Suzuki, Boulevard, Custom Motorcycles, Suzuki Motorcycles, Ryca Motors, Cafe racers, Suzuki Savage, Ryan Rajewski


World Superbikes: Scott Redding wins Aragon opener as Jonathan Rea finishes third

Ducati's Scott Redding wins the opening World Superbike race at Aragon after a thrilling battle with team-mate Chaz Davies and Jonathan Rea.
Tags: News, Ducati, Aragon, Jonathan Rea, Chaz Davies, Scott Redding


Ducati Panigale V2 launched in India, priced at INR 16.99 lakh

After several months of waiting, the Ducati Panigale V2 has finally been...
Tags: India, Ducati, Autos, Ducati Panigale V2


Ducati Panigale V2 launched in India, is Italian firm's 1st BS6 motorcycle

After several months of waiting, the Ducati Panigale V2 has finally been...
Tags: India, Ducati, Autos, Ducati Panigale


Custom Bikes Of The Week: 23 August, 2020

A rapid Kawasaki W800 street tracker from South Korea, a sleek Honda CB650 from Indonesia’s Thrive Motorcycles, a wild Indian FTR750 hillclimber, and a lovely short film about a Kawasaki H2 Mach IV 750. Indian Motorcycle FTR750 Hillclimber Hillclimb is one of the simplest and oldest race formats around, and even though it seems kind of silly, it’s massively entertaining. The AMA Pro Hillclimb Racing series has just added a twins class, so Indian Motorcycle have thrown their hat into the ri...
Tags: South Korea, Indonesia, US, Motorcycles, Ducati, John, Honda, Jakarta, Ama, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Seoul South Korea, Brembo, NHK, Dunlop, Gordy


Who wants to win this Triumph Bonneville restomod?

Working from an old barn in Idaho, Union Motorcycle Classics produce some of the nicest restomods and classic customs we’ve seen. But the shop has a softer side, too. Two years ago, they built and raffled a stunning Ducati Scrambler 250 to help ReActs—a charity that helps poor and distressed children in Southeast Asia. Now Union are back at it, with a gorgeous 1966 Triumph Bonneville T120. And if you love it as much as we do, you could win it, all for the price of a $25 raffle ticket. Unio...
Tags: Southeast Asia, Idaho, Motorcycles, Ducati, Mike, Bonnie, TRICOR, Heidenau, Bonneville, Custom Motorcycles, Triumph Bonneville, Triumph motorcycles, Restomod, Union Motorcycle Classics, Mike Watanabe, Triumph cafe racer


Ducati makes folding ebikes now, but do they have the superbike spirit?

Say the name Ducati, and you’ll conjure up images of aggressively styled, super fast, and undeniably exciting motorbikes. But now, with the company’s latest announcement, you should also think of folding ebikes. In collaboration with renowned styling house Italdesign, the Italian motorbike company recently unveiled the Urban-E, SCR-E and the SCR-E Sport folding ebikes. While they look like perfectly fine and usable bikes on the surface, they just don’t seem to capture that Ducati spirit or sex a...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, Ducati, Shift, ITALDESIGN, eBikes


Back In Black: A Ducati 900 SS from Belgium

The motorcycle designer Pierre Terblanche is famous for his Ducatis, but not always in a good way. Most folks would give the SportClassics and Supermono a big tick, and there are a lot of folks who also like the Hypermotard too (this writer included). But for every hit from the South African designer, it feels like there’s a bike that missed the mark, such as the first-gen Multistrada and the late 90s SuperSport series. Which is good news for custom fans, because no-one cries foul when builde...
Tags: France, Motorcycles, Ducati, Sprint, Paris, Belgium, Pirelli, TIG, Phil Smith, Custom Motorcycles, Ducati Cafe Racer, Ducati 900 SS, Koso, Pierre Terblanche, Multistrada, Laurent Kesteloot


Custom Bikes Of The Week: 9 August, 2020

A jawdropping modified Ducati 1000SS, a very clever custom BMW R1100GS, a rare (and running) BMW R57 that could sell for $70,000, and a wild, multicolored Buell Thunderbolt built for the Greasy Dozen show. BMW R1100GS by North East Custom Even though it’s not as complicated as a current-day GS, the 1990s model is notoriously hard to customize. Its Telelever front wishbone suspension is one stumbling block, and it’s also built to fit together in only one way. So on most R1100GS customs, eit...
Tags: Colorado, Motorcycles, Ducati, Atalanta, Bmw, Nigel, Trevor, NCR, GDC, Harley Davidson, Continental, Bosch, North East, Brembo, KTM, Bonhams


Ducati Makes a New Marketing and Communication Department

Upping the Ante Ducati announced the creation of a new marketing and communication department, according to the Italian publication Motociclismo. The goal of this new marketing and communication department is to maximize the experiences for Ducati fans. The idea is to create an entertainment system around its products and around the brand. Patrizia Cianetti will take the helm of this new initiative. He is the former Marketing Director, so he has plenty of experience in this area of the business...
Tags: Motorcycles, Ducati, Harley Davidson, Motociclismo, New Marketing and Communication Department, Patrizia Cianetti


Custom Bikes Of The Week: 2 August, 2020

A slammed Royal Enfield Interceptor from K-Speed, a gleaming Yamaha TX750 cafe racer from Chicago, a BMW GS given the supermoto treatment, and an inch-perfect Yamaha DT-1 restoration from Germany. Yamaha TX750A by Ron George At a glance, the ‘speed blocks’ and perfectly formed bodywork on this Yamaha make it feel like an immaculately restored classic racer … except it’s not. It’s actually a custom TX750A—a bike that Yamaha made to replace the XS650, but ended up being a total flop. Most b...
Tags: Europe, Chicago, Motorcycles, Ducati, Bmc, Peter, Yamaha, TX, Ron, TIG, Pierre, KTM, Enfield, Suzuki, Custom Motorcycles, Royal Enfield


Honda Could be Planning a V4 Superbike

It’s Just Rumors Right Now Honda could be working on a new V4 Superbike, according to the Japanese publication Young Machine. This new literbike could come out in the next couple of years and it would bring MotoGP technology to the street. This might seem odd because Honda just released the CBR1000RR-R and is working on other high-spec versions of its sportbikes, but Young Machine believes Honda has continued advancing it’s V4 designs since the RC213V-S came out in 2015. The publication also be...
Tags: Motorcycles, Ducati, Honda, Young Machine


The New Ride 4 Motorcycle Racing Video Game Looks Awesome

Race From the Comfort of Your Home Racing motorcycles can be expensive, and if you don’t have that kind of dough, then racing motorcycles in a video game could be the next best thing. The new Ride 4 video game trailer recently came out, and it looks pretty great. This is the fourth installment (big surprise thanks to the title) of the video game from Italian developers, Milestone. It looks very clearly like the best version out there. In the game trailer, you’ll notice bikes race on the streets...
Tags: Motorcycles, Ducati, Gran Turismo, Video Game, Yamaha, Motorcycle News, RIDE 4, Luisa Bixio


Multiple BS6 Ducati bikes to launch in India by the end of 2020 - Report

While the upcoming Ducati Panigale V2 will be the Italian brand?s first BS6...
Tags: India, Ducati, Autos


Giant Killer: Honda CB400F ‘Raptor’ by Ripple Rock Racers

It’s a long time since we’ve featured what you might call a ‘traditional’ café racer. The term is used very loosely these days—we’re as guilty as anyone—and it’s easy to forget how far we’ve moved on from the classic style. So this Kandy-Kolored tangerine-flake streamliner is a good reminder of ground zero. It comes from Kemp Archibald of Toronto’s Ripple Rocker Racers, and it’s been gracing the window of the local Town Moto store since March. The guys at Ripple Rocker Racers make custom ...
Tags: Facebook, England, California, Toronto, Motorcycles, Ducati, Honda, Ontario, Kawasaki, Buchanan, Deutsch, Russell, Brembo, Kemp, Bates, Yoshimura