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Catch a Glimpse of the Limited Edition Ducati Panigale 1299 S Anniversario at Mazda Laguna Seca

Ducati Panigale 1299 S Anniversario. (Photo: Ducati)

Ducati will be showcasing the new Panigale 1299 S Anniversario in its North American debut at Ducati Island during the World Superbike Championship races at Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway. The unveiling is scheduled for Saturday afternoon on July 9th, after the completion of the first World Superbike race. Limited to 500 units, the Panigale 1299 S Anniversario is an homage ...

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2016 World Ducati Week Schedule Announced

The ninth annual World Ducati Week will take place July 1-3, 2016, at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli racetrack in the Italian Riviera. The 2014 event attracted some 65,000 Ducatisti, and this year could set a new record, repeating the ‘red invasion’ of this popular vacation destination. This massive gathering of Ducati faithful, or Ducatisti, offers a chance to immerse yourself ...

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Ducati Island Will Return to Circuit of the Americas for MotoGP Weekend in Austin, Texas, April 8-10, 2016

The popular Ducati Island returns to MotoGP at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, April 8-10, 2016.

April 8-10, 2016, MotoGP fans from around the world will gather to experience the one and only MotoGP stop in the United States, at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas, and Ducati will once again be hosting their famous Ducati Island. A must-stop experience for many race attendees, Ducati Island at COTA has grown into the largest Ducati fan ...

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2016 Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro – First Ride Review

2016 Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro

With its 17-inch wheels, short wheelbase and superbike-derived engine, Ducati’s Multistrada 1200 has, since the platform debuted for 2010, occupied the sporty end of the adventure-touring spectrum. Numerous updates over time, everything from Ducati Skyhook Suspension Evo and Desmodromic Variable Timing (DVT) to better wind protection and more comfortable ergonomics, have made the Multistrada a more well-rounded machine. And riding ...

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Retrospective: Ducati Monza Junior 160: 1964-1970

Year/Model: 1964 Ducati Monza Junior 160; Owner: Fritz Buehner, Lubec, Maine.

You can credit the Berliner brothers with this one. Joe and Mike had decided to make their fortunes by importing European (including British) motorcycles, beginning with Zundapp back in 1951. They picked up the Ducati distributorship in 1958, which had several nice lightweight machines at lightweight prices. Beautiful little 98cc and 125cc overhead-camshaft singles, creations of a brilliant engineer called ...

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2016 Ducati XDiavel S – First Ride Review

2016 Ducati XDiavel S

No one expected Ducati, a company largely defined by its sexy red superbikes, to build a cruiser. Even Ducati avoided use of the ‘C’ word when it introduced the Diavel for 2011, but with a long-and-low stance, heavy-metal styling and a massive 240mm rear tire, it had more in common with power cruisers like Harley-Davidson’s V-Rod and Star’s Vmax than ...

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Retrospective: Ducati 860 GT and GTE: 1974-1975


When descriptions of a motorcycle run like this: “exceedingly ugly,” “slab-sided ugly duckling,” “Stateside reception…barely rose to lukewarm,” “judged a disaster,” it might well be expected that this was a sales flop. Which the Ducati GT, and the electric-start GTE version, were. As one current observer notes, not many stock GTs are around, because the original was just too unattractive ...

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Ducati Rolls Out 9 More New Bikes for 2016

There have been a lot of late, espresso-fueled nights in Borgo Panigale. In addition to the Monster 1200 R introduced in September (click here to read our 2016 Ducati Monster 1200 R review), Ducati is rolling out nine more new models for 2016. The Multistrada 1200/S, which was updated for 2015 with a 160-horsepower, Desmodromic Variable Timing (DVT) version of ...

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