Tag Archive for Ducati

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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 →

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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 →