Italian motorcycle manufacturer, Ducati announced the introduction of the Multistrada D-Air model, featuring a fully integrated, intelligent system of sensors wirelessly connected to Ducati Apparel airbag jackets by Dainese. Marking a ‘world’s first’ in the motorcycle industry and combining the innovative designs from two famous Italian brands, the new Ducati model takes a significant step forward in two-wheel safety. Combining the expertise of both Ducati and Dainese, the intelligent passive safety system uses sensors built into the Multistrada’s existing electronics to constantly understand the vehicle’s dynamic situation and deploying only when subjected to a genuine accident scenario. The Multistrada D-Air system completes the data analysis and airbag deployment inside both the rider and passenger jackets in just 45 milliseconds, considerably reducing the risk of injury upon impact.
Multistrada D-Air / World’s first production motorcycle wirelessly integrated with airbag riding jackets
After the Ducati Team press conference at the Audi Forum, Munich Airport, the new Desmosedici GP14’s livery was unveiled to international media and Audi Group management in an event. The sporting activities and product innovations of the Audi Group were presented in a spectacular environment at the Audi Zentrum in Eching (Munich). Two Desmosedici GP14 machines, in an exciting new matte colour scheme, entered the stage ridden by Andrea Dovizioso and Cal Crutchlow, in front of over 300 international media, invited to Munich and then to Ingolstadt by Audi for the Annual Press Conference.
This beautiful motorcycle, dubbed Flat Red 2, comes from German builder JvB-MOTO and is based on a Ducati Monster 1100. The bike was stripped down to the bare essentials and weighs around 150kg, which sounds good, considering that it makes a neat 100hp, thanks to an impressive dual custom exhaust. It also gets an aluminium tank with a carbon cover. More images below. Continue reading →
The brand new Ducati Diavel made its first public appearance at a special preview presentation in Geneva, during the Volkswagen Group Night. On the eve of the 84th edition of the International Motor Show of Geneva, Claudio Domenicali (CEO of Ducati Motor Holding) personally unveiled the new model on stage during the important evening, providing a stunning preview of the latest machine to join the Ducati range during 2014. Continue reading →
The Ducati Museum, which already attracts an incredible 40,000 passionate fans and visitors from around the world every year, is set to attract hundreds of thousands more as the famous Italian motorcycle manufacturer opens its doors to a virtual tour with Google Maps. Continue reading →
Carl Fogarty will be reunited with all his World Superbike championship winning bikes at the Carol Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show to be held from February 14-16. It will be the first time that all four of Fogarty’s bikes will have been displayed together in the UK. These bikes have been brought over from the Ducati museum in Bologna for the show which will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of Fogarty’s first championship. ‘Foggy Friday’ is being dedicated to the four times World Champion. Continue reading →
Ducati announced the 2014 edition of the Ducati Dream Tour, a series of factory-organised 3-day tours through the twisting landscape of the Tuscany-Emilia Apennines. Riding Ducati’s latest motorcycles, each trip will include a guided tour of the Ducati factory and museum, with one additional “special package” tour dedicated to the long-awaited World Ducati Week 2014, the international gathering of Ducatisti being held in Misano 18-20 July. Continue reading →
What? Radical Ducati building a custom BMW? Sounds like sacrilege, but that is the fact. The ‘Interceptor’ as this R90 is called, features a heady mix of aftermarket and transplanted parts and a stunning character so typical of Radical Ducati. Anyhow, as the guys are not really familiar with the workings of a BMW engine, they turned to specialists Max Boxer for help. The blueprinted R100 engine boasts a rebuilt, race ready gearbox, lightened crankcase, worked and flowed head with larger valves and intakes, hi-comp lightened pistons, hi-flow oil system and a light weight racing clutch. Continue reading →
Moto-Studio was founded by Bruce McQuiston and is the culmination of his lifelong obsession with all things mechanical. His desire to build a bike for himself naturally morphed into building bikes for friends and customers. The company gained momentum when Bruce met Ryan Arends at Bike Night in Miami in winter of 2013. Bruce and Ryan are men with the passion and the skills required to transform a motorcycle into a work of art. Any doubts, check out this gorgeous custom Ducati! Continue reading →