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.
The Sputafuoco is a restyling of the Cagiva Ala Azzurra 350cc that was made in 1984. Built by Venier Customs, the motorcycle features a Ducati vintage front light with integrated speedometer, Dunlop tires, custom pipes, hand-made leather seat with an Italian flag motif on it, fenders, brackets. It also features Ducati Pantah TL tank hand made aluminium gas cap and sides.The bike is a limited edition of 7 pieces. Continue reading →
Benjie’s Cafe Racers’ Monster Tracker started off as a 2007 Ducati Monster S2R 800 with a little over 8K miles on it. Apparently, they always wanted to work on something modern for a change, which is why they picked it up. Primarily used as a daily commuter, the bike was initially planned to be converted into a cafe racer, but eventually turned nto a tracker/urban scrambler with a little steam punk flare. 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 →