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Retrospective: Ducati 860 GT and GTE: 1974-1975

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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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2016 Ducati Monster 1200 R – First Ride Review

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Photography by Milagro Few motorcycles have been as successful, iconic and diverse as the Ducati Monster. Over its 23-year history, Il Mostro has come in a range of sizes, from the diminutive 398cc M400 available only in certain license-restricted markets to the 145-horsepower, 1,198cc Monster 1200 S that debuted for 2014. The 1200 S was the most powerful Monster ever ...

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Rider Comparo: 2016 BMW S 1000 XR vs 2015 Ducati Multistrada 1200 DVT S

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When Ducati introduced the Multistrada 1200 for 2010, it injected a big dose of performance into the utilitarian adventure segment. BMW’s R 1200 GS had long dominated the class, offering the best balance of on-road manners, off-road capability and touring versatility, and its updated-for-2010 air-cooled, radial-valve boxer twin made 93 horsepower and 73 lb-ft of torque at the rear wheel ...

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2016 Ducati Monster 1200 R – First Look Review

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Ducati has taken its Monster naked sportbike line a big step further into the high-performance realm with last night’s introduction of the Monster 1200 R at the VW Group Night in Frankfurt, Germany (Ducati is part of the VW Group, along with Audi, Bentley and Porsche). Compared to the Monster 1200 S engine, Ducati says the new 1,200cc Testastretta 11° ...

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Inaugural Los Angeles Ducati Week is Sept. 17-20

Hundreds of Ducati owners and fans, known as Ducatisti, are expected to gather for the first Los Angeles Ducati Week, taking place from September 17-20, 2015, in Westlake Village. Attendees will come together to show off their bikes and view historic Ducati models, while enjoying entertainment, food and fashion. Guests will be able to experience the Ducati line up for ...

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Ducati Launches Nationwide Dealership Tours

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As the most anticipated new Ducati models continue to arrive in showrooms across North America, Ducati is launching the cross-country Ducati Experience Tour in May to give customers and Ducati enthusiasts the ability to test ride 2015 models at participating dealerships, including the all-new Multistrada 1200, Monster 1200, Monster 821, 899 Panigale, Diavel, Hypermotard and Streetfighter. Ducati Demo Days will ...

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Join Ducati Revs & RideHVMC June 7-8 and August 16-17 at New York Safety Track

Ducati North America and RideHVMC are excited to announce the return of the  Ducati Revs Northeast events for 2015. RideHVMC is a premium track experience provider, established by professional racer Corey Alexander. Ducati Revs Northeast events are designed for participating Ducati dealers and their loyal customers, and were founded in 2006 by Jason Routhier, Northeast Business Manager for Ducati North ...

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