Marquez clinches fifth MotoGP title with victory in Japan

TOKYO, Japan – Spaniard Marc Marquez made 2018 a hat-trick season here on Sunday by winning the MotoGP championship with another top-podium from the Japanese MotoGP race. It couldn’t have been closer, with title rival Andrea Dovizioso falling on the penultimate lap while trying to squeeze past the about-to-be champion. Reuters reports Honda’s Hamilton, now…

Marquez pips Rossi for pole in first Thai MotoGP

BANGKOK, Thailand – MotoGP championship leader Marc Marquez earned his 50th pole start today (Oct 6) ahead of what will be the first Thailand MotoGP on Sunday. Valentino Rossi was second – but all the top 10 (see below) were in the 1min30 bracket. Honda’s Marquez, already a four-times MotoGP champion, scored his place with…

Nose-and-tail radar on way from Ducati

Ducati brings forward 2025 motorcycle safety tech Phase 1 started: ABS Cornering on all Ducatis Radar systems soon for production machines BOLOGNA, Italy – Ducati sees itself as a leader in motor-cycle crash avoidance and was the first in the industry to equip a heritage/classic model, the Ducati Scrambler 1100, with Cornering ABS. This level…

Around the world solo on a Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled

First stop: the Ducati factory in Borgo Panigale 56 000km to raise funds for the Movember Foundation 35 countries in the target in 13 months – Go Henry! LONDON, England – Briton Henry Crew has set off (April 3 2018) to ride a Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled 56 000km across 35 countries and six continents…

New Ducati Scrambler 1100: Don’t do this at home

Ducati Scrambler 1100 Special on Audi Geneva stand Ducati sound, plenty torque, high-quality components Expected to be with dealers starting mid-March BORGO  PANIGALE, Bologna – Ducati is  at the 2018 Geneva auto show with what it describes as ”one of the most interesting and eagerly awaited bikes in the new range”. The Italian bikemaker is…

Ducati bringing 5 new models to Motorcycle Live

Bikes, bikes, bikes at UK’s 2017 Motorcycle Live show New Ducati accessories and clothing to browse Centre-stage will be limited-edition V4 Speciale LONDON, England – The 2018 Ducati range will be on display at this year’s Motorcycle Live (18-16 2017) – five new models with the most prominent the Panigale V4. It’s a machine which,…

Five new Ducatis for 2018 – here’s the first

25-year-old Monster 900 was inspiration for 821 Ducati Safety Pack keeps a rein on performance Monster 821 first of five new models for 2018 BORGO PANIGALE, Italy – Ducati has released information and images of the first of five new models to be released by the Italian motorcycling icon – Monster 821. The latest “naked”…

Desmosedici Stradale: New V4 for coming Ducati sport bikes

New Desmosedici GP engine for production Key features include counter-rotating crankshaft Cutting-edge tech from racing to the road BOLOGNA, Italy – Ducati has given a preview of a new four-cylinder Desmosedici V4 engine designed, the prestige bikemaker says, “to power the Ducati supersport models of tomorrow”. Transferring the technology of its most cutting-edge engine from…

New Ducati 1299 Panigale R Final Edition ‘a salute to history’

150kW Superquadro 1299cc in Panigale R chassis Domenicali to present new Ducati at Laguna Seca Davies, Melandri raced in ‘Final Edition’ livery PEBBLE BEACH /LAGUNA SECA, California – “An exceptional and exclusive bike, born out of respect and admiration for the engine that has made Ducati history and written the World Superbike championship record books.”…

Ducati bullet-bikes added to Italian Carabinieri arsenal

Ducati ‘Stradas ride in for G7 talks security Former 1200 tourers ‘fitted for weaponry ‘Corps can now rely on the pinnacle of two-wheelers’ TAORMINA, Italy – Ducati’s Multistrada 1200 S and Multistrada 1200 Enduro have now officially joined Italy’s Carabinieri Corps’ fleet with their debut at the 2017 G7 summit here over May 26/27. The…