When you look at the specs of the latest 2013 Ducati Hypermotard, you cant think of anything else than tarmac-attack. Powered by the all-new 821cc liquid-cooled v-twin pushing close to 110hp, ride modes and a nice set of Marchesini forks and Ohlins rear shock (SP), this little Ducati has all the right ingredients for an amazing track/street bike. But that doesn’t mean that you can take it off-road…if you have skills, that is. Quentin Wilson has more than enough, and he almost rode SP’s wheels off on one of his test joy-rides. How does it look? Continue reading →
Cal Crutchlow has signed a two-year deal to ride for Ducati in 2014 and 2015. The deal gives Crutchlow a MotoGP factory ride for the first time, something that he waited to happen for a long time:
“At the moment, my career seems to be on the up and I’m getting closer to the guys at the front and starting to challenge for wins.” Continue reading →
Titan has launched the special edition of Titan Ducati range, which is a collection of eight watches inspired by Ducati models. This special edition range of watches feature carbon fiber dials, stainless steel body, multiple piece case construction and fully automatic multifunction calibers to encompass the passion and sporty style that both the companies have in common. These special edition watches are tagged between US390$ and US460$.
Well this was a pretty straight forward build…for someone who knows what he’s doing. And the Shed X guys from Sydney seem to know just that. Take one perfectly normal Ducati 1098S and make it more beautiful and more fun. Easy, right. Well, for them it is. All they needed to do is to re-design a new subframe and tail section to get the lines flowing perfectly. Then to re-arrange some of the electrics to achieve the clean look and use different style tires – for street use. Continue reading →
Another sick build by the Spanish Radical Ducati garage. This time the displacement isn’t what we are usually used to, and the Ducati isn’t the regular V-Twin. It’s a small single cylinder 250cc vintage short stroke engine with ported heads, hi-comp piston, lightened crankshaft, no alternator, straight cut gear pinions (lightened), steel braided oil lines, race cams, big valves and dual sparks. The whole thing is bolted to a modified frame borrowed from the minuscule 1963 125 TS. The rest of the components compliment the overall theme, with Derby GPR 50 up side down fork and aluminum swingarm. Continue reading →
This has to be one of the most exciting custom built Ducati’s in the last couple of years (decades you say?!). Alex Earle is The Man behind this incredible project, and you can tell by the design language and the build process that the guy is a uber-talented automotive genius. If you still think you need the latest bike, well take a good look at this one because it was built on the base of ’94 Ducati Monster (not the best looking machine). From the 1:5 scale model to the CAD machinery and prototyping, this machine is a harbinger of things to come in the near future with 3d printers and fast-track part development. Continue reading →
UPDATE: Bryan got in touch with us and clarified coupe of things.
Ducati 749/999 was never a pretty bike. It was an amazing piece of machinery that brought Ducati multiple Superbike Championship, but never got so popular as the 916/996/998 that replaced. It had that special thing about it that many Ducatisti liked but many more hated. Arete Americana (Bryan Petersen) / NJ / USA rolled up their sleeves, got in touch with Radical Ducati from Spain and created one of the most beautiful custom sport bikes in the world, if not the most beautiful custom Carbon Ducati 999. Continue reading →
Okay, this was shot about four years ago and not that new by any chance. But this is for you who haven’t seen it already.
Hollywood Stuntman, Jeff Jensen, rides the new Ducati Terra Mostro from his home in Malibu, California, to the Pikes Peak Intn’l Hill Climb, races it and then rides it home afterwards. This would be a huge undertaking from any man in his mid-twenties, but, at twice that age, Jeff hasn’t figured that out yet. Explore the mindset of a man that thinks he can still ride a motorcycle 1,400 miles one way, then race it in the Premier Class, on a road with thousand foot cliffs and no guard rails against World Class racers and then turn around and ride it home. Continue reading →
During the Karl Lagerfeld Pirelli calendar launch in Moscow, Renato Montagner, Creative Director of Pirelli P Zero, commissioned artist Scott Campbell to create two signature projects. To engrave a Pirelli tire and to design a special edition P Zero bike jacket by Dainese. In the summer of 2011, Campbell began working on these pieces in his Brooklyn studio in New York.