The New Ducati 1199 Panigale R

Unbelievable performance and technological excellence proclaim this the new supremacy of the Superbike family. Born of the world of competitive racing, the 1199 Panigale R is an exclusive and treasured interpretation of man’s passion for the racetrack: titanium piston rods, carbon fibre bodywork, Ducati Performance racing exhaust and livery inspired by the Ducati Corse. Perfection [...]

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2013 Ducati Hypermotard First Ride

Ducati’s Hypermotard is the Italian brand’s poster child for bad behavior, socially unacceptable antics and plain ol’ hooliganism. When it was introduced six years ago, it captured the spazstic attention of those that are drawn to wheelies, tire smoke and cutting skids, but it really wasn’t a motorcycle that most wanted to live with every [...]

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BMW Motorrad USA Announces Official R 1200 GS Pricing and Packages

The “BMW GS” concept has embodied riding pleasure and the desire for adventure for over 30 years. This applies especially to the GS motorcycles with the opposed-twin “boxer” engine. The “big GS” allows motorcyclists to explore the most remote corners of the world – an idea that has already inspired numerous globetrotters to set off [...]

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World Superbike Season Preview 2013

By: Byron Wilson
With the 2013 World Superbike season opener at Phillip Island just days away, motorcycle road racing fans the world over are gearing up for a championship that promises to be as enthralling and competitive as any in recent memory. There have been some dramatic shifts since the end of 2012 including roster changes, administrative [...]

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MD Double-Take: 2013 Brammo Empulse R

Used to be, electric bikes were a novelty. Lead-acid batteries meant that silky-smooth power and plug-in convenience was possible—for short rides. Thirty miles was too far to venture with an e-moto, unless your S.O. was following with a very long extension cord.

And now it’s 2013. Electric vehicles have come a really long way—which means you [...]

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MotoGP Austin Night Life Plans

The night life plans for the Austin MotoGP have been confirmed – The Ducati members “Motorcycles and Music” – April 20th!
 
DETAILS:
“MotoGP comes to Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas April 19, 20, 21.
The Red Club presents Music and Motorcycles at La Zona Rosa April 20th
Featuring Austin’s top rated rock band, Vallejo, followed by a [...]

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Ducati Alstare – The New Story

In anticipation of the first round of the 2013 World Superbike season, scheduled for Sunday 24 February at the Phillip Island circuit in Australia, Team SBK Ducati Alstare presents the livery of the new 1199 Panigale R, the bike with which the team’s two official riders, Carlos Checa and Ayrton Badovini, will take to the [...]

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Want to Learn About Overland Adventure Motorcycling?

Come to the Overland EXPO!
When: May 17 – 19, 2013.
Where: Flagstaff, Arizona, 2 hours north of Phoenix off I-17, at Mormon Lake Lodge (Google map). Flagstaff has thousands of hotel rooms, restaurants, bars, and is the gateway to the Grand Canyon and the Four Corners backcountry [OVERVIEW LOCATION MAP] [VENUE GROUNDS MAP]
What: Overland Expo is an [...]

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Sports Bikes to Africa

We all know that sportsbikes are so focused that you need a track to get the best out of them. But, as has always been the case, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy them every day.
The Ducati Panigale and BMW S1000RR we have here might have close to 200bhp, sticky tyres and track-orienated suspension, but [...]

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The Italian Tour, on a Ducati

Edelweiss “Best of Italy” Ducati Motorcycle Tour
It’s the sights… and the smells… and the Tuscan wind in your face. In fact, virtually no sense goes unstirred when touring Italy by motorcycle, especially aboard a 150-horsepower Ducati. Welcome to la dolce vita, superbike style.
Edelweiss Tours has been operating since 1981, but Italian motorcycle journeys in that [...]

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Ducati Alstare to Test 1199R Panigale at Jerez

The SBK Ducati Alstare team, which will participate in this year’s World Superbike Championship with riders Carlos Checa and Ayrton Badovini, readies itself to get started on the 2013 work programme that begins with a three-day test session this weekend at Jerez de la Frontera in Spain.
This first test of the year, which gets underway on [...]

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