Renowned Italian frame maker Pierobon had been burning the proverbial midnight oil on creating a trellis frame version for the Ducati 1199, and here it is. Stuffed to the gills with awesome race-grade tech, the frame – which is a direct replacement by the way – boasts a blend of steel and aluminium along with machined billet lateral plates. The rake and wheelbase of the Panigale are adjustable for various setups, along with carbon fibre air ducts and more ergonomic foot pegs. Another highlight is that the rear subframe is now bolted directly to the chassis. Continue reading →
Ducati’s brand new Monster 1200 has been voted “Most Beautiful Bike of Show” on the closing day of the EICMA 2013 International Motorcycle Show in Milan. The survey, organised by the Italian publication, Motociclismo, attracted over 10,000 participants and has become an annual tradition at the highly important show and a valuable and prestigious award.
The Ducati Monster 1200 was the winner of the award, followed by the MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800. The result rewards Ducati for its continuous development of new models with latest technologies, an initiative that has helped the company to repeat the positive sales trend enjoyed in recent years, with 2013 on course to maintain the Italian manufacturer’s record sales set in 2012. Continue reading →
Ducati’s new quartz chronograph features is analogue, water resistant to 50m and gets a Time Module SSIndustry (Seiko) movement. The smooth polished 45mm steel case with satin/brushed finish sides sports a black slanted top ring with PVD finish and laser-etched tachometric scale. Accentuating it is a mineral glass crystal for optimum dial visibility, with scratch-proof sapphire coating and luminescent hands. A genuine leather strap sets off this Ducati timepiece.
Ducati has introduced its latest limited edition dream model, the exclusive 1199 Superleggera. The new machine combines a precious cocktail of materials such as titanium, magnesium and carbon fibre to set the highest power-to-weight ratio of any production motorcycle. Producing more than 200hp and weighing-in at just 155kg dry, Ducati showcase their innovative engineering and stylish approach to design, while affirming the maxim: “Authentic Italian Performance”. The 1199 Superleggera has been offered first to owners of the Desmosedici RR or R version Superbikes, giving them the right of first refusal to purchase the the new model. Its success has exceeded all expectations; currently, 75% of the 500 examples which will be produced, have already been sold. Scroll down for the massive image gallery. Continue reading →
World Superbike star and Ducati ambassador Carl Fogarty led the first ever UK laps for Ducati’s brand new ‘supermid’ 899 Panigale. The bike, which was unveiled for the first time just two weeks ago in Imola, took to the iconic Brands Hatch GP circuit for it’s first demonstration on British soil, with Fogarty leading round the 2013 Ducati TriOptions 848 Challenge champion Marty Nutt and runner up Jonathan Railton. Continue reading →
Hasbro’s new Monopoly Empire features Ducati among 22 of the world’s most prestigious brands, offering players a whole new gaming experience in which they buy and sell the best-known names in business (instead of property) to “take over the empire” and win.
Featured brands in the new game include: Beats by Dr. Dre, Carnival, Chevrolet, Coca-Cola, eBay, Electronic Arts, Fender, Hasbro, Intel, JetBlue, McDonald’s, Nerf, Nestlé, Paramount Pictures, Samsung, Spotify, Transformers, Under Armour, Xbox, X Games Yahoo! and Ducati. Continue reading →
The highly-anticipated Ducati 899 Panigale makes its UK debut this weekend at Brands Hatch at the final round of the British Superbike Championship, giving the UK racing public an early glimpse of the latest Ducati Superbike. The 899 will be on display outside the Ducati hospitality which will be located behind the Pit Straight Grandstand. There will also be a selection of the latest model range to view and Ducati clothing available to purchase in the retail area adjacent to the hospitality unit. Continue reading →