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Ducati Panigale V4 | Onboard at Valencia

Head down, bum up, gut caressing the tank, the dash is reading nearly 300kmh before braking into Valencia’s bonkers first turn. Every lap I tell myself to brake later, as the Ducati Panigale V4 has so much more talent in reserve to gobble corners, but my brain says no. This thing is ridiculous. Likewise, during corner exit, the throttle is… Read more →

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What do you want to know about the Panigale V4?

This weekend sees the world press launch of Ducati’s Panigale V4 at Valencia’s Ricardo Tormo circuit, and I won a game of soggy Ryvita to claim the 44T ticket – much to Chris’s dismay. Without even riding it, the latest techno queen to exit Bologna has to be the most sought after steed of 2018, not least because we’re short… Read more →

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2018 Ducati MotoGP Gallery

With the usual Ducati cinematic soundtrack resonating in the background, Claudio Domenicali hosted Ducati’s 2018 MotoGP presentation at the firm’s auditorium in Bologna along with a lovely brunette lady in a fresh black number. Gigi Dall’Igna and his marvellous monobrow then took to the stage to talk briefly about the tech side of things. Of course, extracting anything juicy from… Read more →

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LIVE: 2018 Ducati MotoGP Presentation

What better way to start a week than gazing at 2018 MotoGP porn? And Jorge Lorenzo? Yep, it’s that time of year when teams are busy unveiling their (usually unchanged from the previous season) colours, appeasing sponsors and hosting swanky launch parties, and first up is Ducati. Live from the Ducati’s very own auditorium in Bologna (9.30am GMT), we’re not… Read more →

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Close-up: British Superbike Electronics

Happy New Year to all 44Teefers. We hope you drank plenty, the turkey comedown wasn’t too horrendous, and Santa bought a big sack of kickass. Apologies for the lack of fresh content recently on this splendiferous site; it’s a new year and, while the videos have been flowing, we’ve been working on an all-new website to assist with world domination…… Read more →

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Desmosedici D16RR v 1299 Panigale R Final Edition

I don’t care who you are, what you are or where you are, nothing arouses your erogenous zones like a Ducati Desmosedici D16RR – either in the saddle or gawping as a bystander. The V4-powered GP replica was released in 2007 in splendiferous affair and a hefty amount of the 1500 built ended up here in Blighty. So, we were… Read more →

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The Hottest Bikes of 2018 at EICMA

With steaming hangovers from a night of debauchery in Milan (thanks Tom), we rolled into the EICMA show feeling like a pair of Honda Deauvilles on a superbike grid. We needn’t have worried though, as the world’s largest moto-only show didn’t disappoint – a blend of fresh lines, wiz-bang technology and Milanese ladies awaited.   After the Euro4 floodgates opened… Read more →

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Watch: 2018 Ducati World Premiere LIVE

Despite the Euro4 floodgates opening this year and a consequent flurry of fresh machinery, 2018 looks set to be another belter for Ducati – mainly owing to a certain V4 making an appearance – although there are some other juicy models in next season’s line-up, trust us…  And you can see them all right here on the 44T interwebs from… Read more →

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How much does it cost to run a British Superbike team?

How much does it cost to run a British Superbike team? Well, that was the exact question we posed to Steve ‘Wilf’ Moore – the big dog at Moto Rapido Ducati – during our little soiree at Silverstone BSB. Hopefully you’ve seen the walkaround video of John Hopkins’ Panigale R. Now it’s time to discuss budgets, something that’s usually reserved… Read more →

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Video: John Hopkins’ Moto Rapido Panigale R

British Superbikes is booming and its success is clearly evident through extensive TV coverage, but what about the stuff that happens away from the cameras: the juicy nuggets and behind-the-scenes action that’s usually reserved for team members? Moto Rapido Racing invited us to join/annoy them for a whole race weekend, so we chose Silverstone (because the garages are massive) to… Read more →

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Video: Ducati 1299 Superleggera Review

When someone offers you a spin on the hottest superbike of 2017 – one that costs over £70k and is already sold-out – you don’t say no. Bragging 215bhp, an extensive electronics suite, and weighing just over 150kg, Ducati’s 1299 Superleggera is an engineering masterpiece. Not to mention serious mechaphilia fodder. We missed the über exclusive press test at Mugello… Read more →