Tag Archive for Ducati

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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 →

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Video: Dream Garage

The 990cc era brought big, belligerent beasts and plenty of noise to MotoGP in the Noughties. Manufacturers were still experimenting with engine configurations, chassis set-ups and aero, and rules were far less restrictive than the current directory, which meant a veritable feast of intriguing variations – there was a genuine prototype element compared to today’s sanitised state. While these four-bangers… Read more →

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The Finest Botty In WorldSBK?

Of course Chaz Davies and Marco Melandri haven’t launched an LP, although the album cover pic above could suggest otherwise. No, today was the turn of the Aruba.it Racing Team to unveil its 2017 colours and rider line-up in front of media, sponsors, industry bigwigs and fans worldwide. In what seems like a must-do for every team across all classes… Read more →

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Video: Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled Review

Meet our new mate, Des. Launched in the Sierra Nevada desert in Spain, Ducati’s latest addition to the Scrambler range could well be the best derivative yet, despite Bologna engineers injecting additional off-road genes into the Desert Sled. And the fact it looks like an old Yamaha XT is an added bonus. The Desert Sled isn’t just a Scrambler with… Read more →

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LIVE: 2017 Ducati Team MotoGP Presentation

In a season of MotoGP musical chairs, 2017 is already shaping up nicely. Jorge Lorenzo’s move to Ducati alongside Dovi is an obvious focal point, and today we’ll get to see J-Lo in Ducati colours for the first time. The Bologna factory squad is live streaming its official unveiling from the Ducati auditorium at 9.30am (GMT), and you can watch… Read more →

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WATCH: Ducati World Première 2017 Live

In case you didn’t know, the EICMA show in Milan begins this week and Team 44Teeth will be live and direct from the world’s biggest moto-only exhibition to capture 2017’s finest. But the week of festivities kicks off away from the show, with private unveilings from Honda, Yamaha and Ducati tomorrow (7th of November) and, while the pair of us… Read more →

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Video: Panigale Pre-race Prep

We’re lucky enough to work with one of the best teams in the British Superbike paddock, not just amongst the throng of Ducati Cup runners. The P&H/Carl Cox squad amass endless hours of behind-the-scenes grafting and bike prep before and after every race. Race weekends are merely a fraction of what really goes on, which is probably why they’ve bagged… Read more →

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Video: Scrambler Sixty2 Launch – EP02

Apologies for the radio silence. We’ve been embroiled in a super-hectic fortnight of hedonism, stag sessions, and circumnavigating the globe. Well, Austria and other morsels of western Europe to be precise. But fear not, as we’re back in full 44Turbo mode with the second episode of the Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 launch in Barcelona. You may recall last time when we… Read more →

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How can Casey Stoner not race in 2016?

Probably because he’s got a family and a happier life in his native country, but that doesn’t stop the question being asked after Stoner ended the final day of MotoGP pre-season testing at Sepang 5th fastest, top Ducati on the timesheets, and 9th overall following three days in Malaysia and a two year racing sabbatical. “I have no intention of… Read more →

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Ducati draXter Concept

Following the sneak preview of Ducati’s sexy Scrambler trio, the Bologna factory has released details of another steed being showcased at the Motor Bike Expo in Verona. This naughty little concept number is dubbed the draXter, based on the forthcoming XDiavel and, interestingly, is an in-house project from Ducati Design Centre. Suspension and brakes are lifted straight from the factory… Read more →

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Ducati announce a jolly prosperous 2015…

Aside from the Rossi/Marquez skirmish, and the release of Fifty Shades of Grey: the movie, 2015 looks set to be remembered for record-breaking manufacturer sales. Ducati has today announced its figures from last season, with 54,800 units leaving the Bologna factory leading to a 22% growth over 2014.   Europe was a key area of growth: Italy up 53% and the… Read more →