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
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 →
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 →
The first step into the custom world for this carbon bicycle. A full custom bike for bike lover, bike enthusiast and the real bike rider. The basis is a Columbus monocoque high module carbon (Toray H60 3K) frame with a full carbon road fork. Press-fit bottom bracket (BB86), 1/5 – 1/8 Tapered Head tube, and fully handpainted in “Deus graphics” colour. This Proto1 also gets a new 22-speed Sram Red group, Reynolds or Zipp Carbon wheels, Zipp handlebar, stem and seat post. The saddle is a 2014 San Marco Aspide full carbon piece that weighs less then 110 grams and help achieve a total weight of 6.7kg. Continue reading →
There are times in life when you stand in front of something and instantly recognize its intrinsic beauty. Whether at a museum, an art gallery, or while watching a film, these brief moments of awareness have the ability to take your breath away. Taking in a Ferrari 250 GT Lusso will likely be one of those moments: the lines, curves, and proportions blend together into a medley of beauty and emotion. Continue reading →
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 →
WOW, another masterpiece from Officine Rossopuro. Custom Moto Guzzi 940 Bellagio, a perfect mid model between V7 and Grisso that factory never produced. Filippo Barbacane of Officine Rossopuro did another amazing job for one of his French clients – a bike meant for riding not just looking at, it features totally custom frame, tank and body parts with a splash of custom paint and graphics. The seat is big and comfortable complementing the bike “bold” design strokes. Continue reading →