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“Best Motorcycle of 2021” Goes To…

Sound the trumpets and toot the horns – the Ducati Multistrada V4 S has just won a ‘Best Motorcycle of 2021’ award. The report came via Robb Report, a luxury magazine that set the first-production motorcycle above the rest with their ‘best of the best’ issue, released yesterday. Robb Report’s award is quoted to “ recognize(s) those who stand apart from their peers with exceptional craftsmanship, extraordinary attention to detail, and relentless pursuit of perfection in their field.” ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Ducati, Robb Report, Motorcycle News, Ducati North America, Product of the Year, Ducati Multistrada, Jason Chinnock, Best of the Best, Ducati Multistrada V4 S


‘Transformers: Rise of the Beasts’ Will Feature Generation 1 Optimus Prime, Optimus Primal, and a Few Female Robots

With each Transformers movie, it seems like more and more robots in disguise get introduced, each more tricked out than the last. And the latest Transformers film, officially titled Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, will be no different, with a crew of fresh and familiar metal faces set to join forces to save the Earth. But taking his deserved spot as the main character is the franchise’s most familiar face, Optimus Prime. And he’ll be sporting a makeover that looks much like his original desig...
Tags: Movies, Michael Bay, Sci-fi, Porsche, Ducati, Sequels, Paramount Pictures, Transformers, Optimus, Nissan GTR, Action/Adventure, Peter Cullen, Rhinox, Optimus Primal, Arcee, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts


Transformers 7 Is Subtitled Rise of the Beasts

We finally know what’s next for the Transformers franchise. And it’s big.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Michael Bay, Noah, Ducati, Transformers, Elena, Nissan GTR, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Peter Cullen, Transformers 7, Bumblebee, Megatron, Steven Caple Jr, Porsche 911, Anthony Ramos


Above the law: A street legal Yamaha salt flat racer

This brutal-looking Yamaha RD350 is nearly fifty years old, but when the lights turn green, not much will be able to keep up. It might not be pretty, but it’s pretty fast. Built by land speed record holder Eric LeVine, it’s a street legal (just add mirrors) race bike. Designed to run in the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials, it weighs just 281 pounds [128 kg]. Eric hails from Bainbridge Island, a town in western Washington State that’s just a ferry ride away from Seattle. He’s a principal...
Tags: Mac, California, Motorcycles, Ducati, Flickr, Washington State, Seattle, Southern California, Yamaha, Eric, Bainbridge Island, Mojave, NBBJ, Yamaha motorcycles, Mickey Thompson, NGK


Porsche will team with Croatia’s Rimac to take over Bugatti

Image: Bugatti Porsche wants to own a huge chunk of Croatian electric supercar manufacturer Rimac, and it is willing to go to some pretty great lengths to make that happen. For one thing, Rimac is scheduled to go public next year with a valuation of $6.06 billion. According to a report from Germany’s Manager Magazin, the deal won’t be straight cash, but a joint venture between the Germans and the Croats. Together Porsche and Rimac will take over Bugatti with Rimac holding a controlling stake of...
Tags: News, Germany, Vw, Porsche, Ducati, Autos, Croatia, Volkswagen, Electric, Hyundai, Bugatti, Dieselgate, Reuters, Ev, Volkswagen AG, Capri Sun


All-New Ducati Monster Japan Launch Next Week, Price Revealed

The all-new Ducati Monster was globally unveiled in December last year. While...
Tags: Ducati, Autos


Keith Hale: 40 Years With a 1974 Ducati 750 Super Sport

At the root of every good marriage is a strong partnership – and the bond between Keith Hale and his 1974 Ducati 750 Super Sport is nothing short of heart-warming.  According to a report from MotorcyclistOnline , San Francisco-based artist Keith Hale purchased the Ducati from Jack’s Motorcycles in Fresno, California, at the green age of 22. At the time, the shop had a handful of 900s and one 750 at the shop’s back. After weeks of badgering the shop owner, Jack finally broke down, and...
Tags: Fresno, Motorcycles, Ducati, Las Vegas, Jack, San Francisco Bay Area, Northern California, Keith, Hale, Fresno California, Redwood Road, Laguna Seca, Sears Point, Motorcycle News, SuperSport, Yosemite Kings Canyon


Ducati Once Made A MotoGP Bike For The Road And You Can Buy One For £50k

The Desmosedici RR is the closest we've ever come to a road-going MotoGP bike. Predictably, they're not cheap to pick up used
Tags: Ducati, Autos


Speed Read, 13 June 2021

Two customs from Spain this week: a crisp and understated Thruxton RS from Tamarit, and a repurposed Ducati 750 SS from Bolt. We also take a closer look at a stunning new electric racebike from the Netherlands, and report on a rare motorcycle festival that managed to go ahead as planned … in Russia. Triumph Thruxton RS by Tamarit Tamarit have always had a keen eye for style, and this beautifully restrained Thruxton continues that tradition. It’s a current-spec RS model—the only Thruxton va...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Germany, Russia, Berlin, Tesla, Spain, Austria, Porsche, Motorcycles, Ducati, Netherlands, Delta, Moscow, Bmw, Bolt


Salvage Star: A Yamaha Virago 750 reborn as a cafe racer

The Yamaha Virago is one of those bikes that just keep on giving. Yamaha’s V-twin cruiser first popped up in the early eighties, and by the time it disappeared from showrooms in 2007, multiple variants had been built—from a teeny 125 to a whopping 1100 cc. The shaft drive XV750 was one of the most popular variants. This terrific custom dials down the cruising aspect and ramps up the sportiness, and comes from enthusiast Kevin McAllister, who impressed us five years ago with a very clever Yama...
Tags: Texas, Germany, Austin, Motorcycles, Ducati, Honda, Hitachi, Yamaha, Wayne, Kevin, Fayetteville, Jerry, Springdale, Magura, VTR, Kevin McAllister


BS6 Ducati Diavel 1260 Launched - Heavier But More Powerful

Along with the BS6 Panigale V4, Ducati has also launched the BS6 Diavel 1260 in...
Tags: Ducati, Autos


2021 Ducati Panigale V4 Now in India, Price Starts at INR 23.50 Lakh

Ducati has updated its product portfolio for the Indian market. The...
Tags: Ducati, Autos, Ducati Panigale V4 Now in India Price Starts


BS6 Ducati Panigale V4 Launched, Price Starts at INR 23.50 Lakh

Ducati has updated its product portfolio for the Indian market. The...
Tags: Ducati, Autos, Ducati Panigale V4 Launched Price Starts


Speed Read, 6 June 2021

We’re kicking things off this week with the wildest Suzuki Katana restomod we’ve ever seen. Then we look at a classic Triumph desert sled, CCM’s new Maverick scrambler, and a formal blazer designed for motorcycling. Suzuki Katana by Team Classic Suzuki We love a good Katana restomod as much as the next guy, but to call this scorching machine from Team Classic Suzuki ‘good’ would be an insult. It’s not the team’s first Katana build—they previously fielded one in the European Classic Enduran...
Tags: London, California, France, Motorcycles, Ducati, Bud, Mcqueen, Spitfire, Tcs, Husqvarna, CCM, Brembo, Bates, Suzuki, YKK, Yoshimura


A Cup of Tea with Rich Ellis: Motorcycle Enthusiast, Racer, & Shop Owner

Among the millions of motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world, there are always a few die-hards that help the growth of the moto community. These individuals do so by hosting track days, opening up motorcycle shops, teaching new riders, and hosting events for anybody interested in becoming a better rider – or racer, as is sometimes the case.  Meet Rich Ellis, owner of Ellis Speedshop. Modern-day superheroes like Ellis help pass on knowledge to the next generation of racers, get a track b...
Tags: UK, Articles, Features, Canada, Motorcycles, Ducati, Honda, Alberta, Calgary, Rich, Yamaha, Calgary Alberta, Ellis, Jenny, Suzuki, Barry Sheene


Pramac Racing Confirms Three-Season Partnership Extension with Ducati

Pramac Racing has just signed a new deal extension with Ducati, making Pramac a continued factory-supported sponsor of Ducati and giving riders Johann Zarco and rookie Jorge Martin access to two Ducati Desmocedici bikes until the end of the 2024 season.  According to a report from MotoGP‘s website,  The partnership between Pramac and Ducati originally began in 2005 and has strengthened ties ever since, with the announcement made the evening of the Italian MotoGP. Ducati Corse Sport...
Tags: Motorcycles, Ducati, Pramac, Zarco, Johann Zarco, Fabio Quartararo, Paolo Ciabatti, Jorge Martin, Pramac Racing, Ducati Corse Sporting, Ducati Desmocedici, Ducati Pramac, Paolo Campinoti Pramac Racing Team Principal


The Best Motorcycles of the 1970s

While every decade has its icons, the 1970s have so many good models to choose from. It was a time when the Japanese were really stamping their authority over the scene, flexing muscles and cylinders with each other, and driving once-mighty international brands into obscurity. Despite the changing landscape, the 70s created some of the most exciting and innovative motorcycles of all time. The 70s was such a good decade for motorcycles that we’re currently in the middle of a revival. Think about ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Ducati, Bmw, Honda, Harley Davidson, Bologna, Ama, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Daytona, BMW Motorrad, Suzuki, Imola, Wayne Gardner, Hamamatsu, Hans Muth


Ducati Graces Us with the 2022 Hypermotard Lineup

Ducati has just pulled the covers off of the 2022 Hypermotard 950 SP – the third rendition in the Hypermotard collection.  The Ducati Hypermotard family caters to a very special group of sport riders. Those who crave to ride for hours on end, follow any urban path their heart desires, and if they choose, put people to shame on the track – a group known widely as ‘Hooligans’.  The 2022 Hypermotard isn’t for the faint of heart, as its heart is Ducati’s Testastretta 937cc, L-twin that pumps ...
Tags: News, Motorcycles, Ducati, Motorcycle News, Ducati Hypermotard, Marchesini, Ducati Hypermotard 950, 950 RVE, Hypermotard 950 SP


Ducati Plays “Gotta Catch ‘Em All” With New Augmented Reality Program

Ducati is taking advertising to the next level by creating a mobile-friendly augmented reality simulator that runs tech used in popular games like Pokemon-Go and Jurassic Park. This simulator – similar to the schematics required in their recent Monster Contest  – will give clients the ability to place a digital Ducati Monster anywhere in their living space. Being fully aware of the mass’s general opinion of this year’s trellis-less Monster, I’m beginning to understand why the program...
Tags: Motorcycles, Ducati, MotoPinas Ducati


BMW Strikes Gold with Bolt-On Carbon Fiber Frame Brace System

Until now, most of the moto-industry has stayed away from using too much carbon fiber in motorcycle frames. Carbon fiber is a solid material, but the g-forces needed for sound structural chassis components in motorcycles make the creation of a reliable, durable light frame extremely expensive – and not a few chassis have been tossed out in frustration after years of research. Ducati attempted a carbon fiber chassis and found some success in the form of the new Superleggera V4, but at the cool p...
Tags: Motorcycles, Ducati, Bmw, CSL, Cycleworld BMW


Ducati Museum in Italy Reopens to the Masses

On May 21st, The Ducati Museum will be reopening to the general public of Bologna, Italy – and the nostalgia is hitting people in all the right places. It’s been a rough time for institutions that rely on in-person pedestrian traffic to spread wonder, knowledge, and intrigue. And while virtual tours are still available to those of us without European citizenship or plane tickets in our clenched fists, it’s always better to attend in the flesh and make full use of the senses.   What better ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Ducati, Italy, Bologna Italy, Ducati Museum, Ducati Factory Online Journey


Bring the Heat: Motocrew’s Ducati 848 Evo cafe racer

When a new custom builder hits the scene, there’s no way of knowing if they’re a one hit wonder, or if they’ll be consistently good. And that’s especially true when bikes are just their hobby. But full-time firefighter and part-time wrench Chris Scholtka came out the gate swinging—and has been hitting home runs ever since. Based in Cottbus, southeast of Berlin, Chris operates as a one-man-band under the moniker Motocrew. He’s quickly established a signature style: neo-retro cafe racers with a...
Tags: Berlin, Motorcycles, Ducati, Audi, Chris, Kawasaki, Alcantara, Evo, Brembo, CNC, Cottbus, Custom Motorcycles, Hookie Co, Ducati Cafe Racer, Ducati 848, Chris Scholtka


An electric Ducati sounds awesome — but it won’t happen until battery tech improves

Ducati is waiting for better battery tech before it branches out into electric motorcycles, CEO Claudio Domenicali said to MOTO.IT. Domenicali explained that lithium-ion batteries may have significantly evolved over the years, but they’re still not advanced enough to store enough energy, while simultaneously keeping the current weight of the bike. He also hinted at the prospect of solid state batteries as a possible solution. This announcement confirms Ducati’s VP of Sales Francesco Milicia’s ea...
Tags: Startups, Ducati, Shift, Moto, Domenicali, Claudio Domenicali, Francesco Milicia


Ducati Streetfighter V4 Launched in India - Price, Variants & Specs

The Ducati Streetfighter V4 has finally made it into the Indian market. The...
Tags: India, Ducati, Autos


Ducati Streetfighter V4 India Launch Nears, New Teaser Released

The Ducati Streetfighter V4 will be launched in India soon. The Italian company...
Tags: India, Ducati, Autos


This Bajaj Pulsar NS200 Render is Inspired by Ducati Hypermotard 950

The Bajaj Pulsar NS200 is undoubtedly one of the most popular names in the...
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The art of speed: The Raisch x Ram Katzir Triumph

Amsterdam-based sculptor Ram Katzir captures still life when he’s at work, but when he’s on two wheels, he likes to travel very fast indeed. His current ride is this ballistic Triumph Speed Twin, which he designed with the help of German bike builder and racer Chris Raisch. This is second time that Ram has worked with Chris: the first was upgrading the engine on a smart Street Twin built by Motokouture in Belgium. We’re fans of Triumph’s even sportier Speed Twin, because it matches classic...
Tags: Facebook, Motorcycles, Ducati, Ram, Amsterdam, Belgium, Eagle, Chris, Triumph, Brembo, Tilburg, LSL, Custom Motorcycles, Rizoma, Motogadget, Triumph motorcycles


New Racing Game Sets High Standards for Virtual Moto-Builds

Meet Raceward Studios. They’re Italian, they’re curators of state-of-the-art virtual racing games, and they’re about to welcome home their newest brainchild: RiMS Racing. If you’ve ever played Grand Theft Auto or iRacer, you’ll know what I’m talking about when I say that the huge list of options available to customize and pimp out a virtual ride of choice is highly attractive. I’d always dreamed of a more extreme, build-a-bear-from-scratch option for superbikes. Something more realistic and func...
Tags: Motorcycles, Ducati, Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, BMW Motorrad, Motorcycle News, MV Agusta, Aprilia, Movies & Games, RR Suzuki GSX, Raceward Studios


Yamaha & Ducati Among the Products Stuck on the Ever Given

News of the MV Ever Given rocked media last month since it was lodged in the Suez Canal. The disruption created global chaos as ships transporting goods were heavily delayed – let alone the items aboard the Ever Given. The ship containing 18,000 containers has since been freed but the mayhem has not ended.  As if the global pandemic didn’t cause enough delays, those delays were amplified by the happenings in the Suez Canal. Amongst the 18,000 containers on the Ever Given were products and com...
Tags: Egypt, Motorcycles, Ducati, North America, Yamaha, Suez Canal, RevZilla, Yamaha Motor Europe, Yamaha Ducati, Great Bitter Lake, Eric de Seynes


The Best Motorcycles of the 1960s

The 1960s was a transformative time for the motorcycle industry. As the mobility culture shifted from affordable motorcycles to affordable four-wheelers, the industry found itself at something of crossroads and on the cusp of an identity crisis. The 60s would bring about the beginning of the end for the British industry, an unexpected rise of the Japanese industry, and a shift from small-capacity mobility solutions to thoroughbred performance bikes. The racing scene was experiencing a golden age...
Tags: England, Scotland, India, US, Motorcycles, Ducati, Honda, Harley Davidson, Continental, Bsa, Great Britain, Norton, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Panhead, South of England