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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Unveiled: the development of the new BMW R 1200 GS.

The GS has defined the travel enduro segment for over 32 years, setting the benchmark in terms of robustness, reliability and performance. So how is it possible to improve on such an extremely sophisticated bike as the R 1200 GS? In this three-part feature, BMW Motorrad provides an absolutely unique insight into the development and [...]

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Brammo Empulse R | First Ride

They say: “Modern and unique, yet reassuringly familiar.”
We say: “Gears and a clutch make a real electric motorcycle.”

 

The most common criticism of electric bikes is that they don’t feel like “real motorcycles.” The magic-carpet character of a silent, vibration-free motor with a tabletop-flat torque curve is novel and even exhilarating, but especially for experienced motorcyclists [...]

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Del Torchio: “A new era has started for Ducati with the Audi group”

Ducati CEO Gabriele Del Torchio opened Tuesday’s Wrooom event for Ducati, by saying that a new era has begun for the Italian outfit with the backing from Audi from the start of the 2013 season.

He touched upon the 2012 season, the managerial changes that have occurred, and mentioned the new direction the Italian outfit will [...]

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Andrea Forni: “A sportsbike is still the best for me…”

When he was younger, Andrea Forni rode around Europe on bikes like the Ducati Pantah and F1. And his love for sportsbikes hasn’t diminished with age…
For their February 2013 issue, Fast Bikes magazine spoke to Ducati’s technical director, Andrea Forni, who has some interesting things to say about how he thinks motorcycle technology will evolve [...]

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Spies and Iannone to join Ducati at official launch event

 
The annual Ducati MotoGP and Ferrari F1 joint launch event ‘Wrooom’ kicks off on Monday in the chills of traditional location of Italian ski resort Madonna di Campiglio. Traditionally, this is the event which would see the first press conference of the year for both riders and Ducati management and the unveiling of the new [...]

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Ducati Multistrada: old vs new

By Adam Child
In 2010 Ducati’s all new Multistrada turned the adventure market on its head. It was a breath of fresh air, the sportiest bike in the sector.
An impressive 150bhp from the 1199 V-Twin was backed up with high-tech gizmos, comfort and usability. It proved to be the success story Ducati was hoping for.
Now three [...]

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Touratech: Helge Pedersen Q&A Ahead of Argentina GlobeRiders Tour

Touratech-USA Adventure Motorcycle News
Helge Pedersen, founder of GlobeRiders Motorcycles Adventures and author of “10 Years on 2 Wheels,” recently departed from Seattle to embark on the first GlobeRiders trip of 2013.
The tour will take the renowned adventure motorcyclists 15,000 kilometers from Seattle to Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. And his motorcycle of choice? A Touratech-equipped 2012 [...]

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Brammo Praises Government Tax Credit Extension

 
Brammo Electric Motorcycles
Brammo Inc., a leading developer of electric vehicle technology and manufacturer of two-wheel electric vehicles is delighted by the news from Washington D.C. that the federal tax credit for electric motorcycles and other two and three-wheeled vehicles has been extended through 2012 and 2013.
With this extension, electric motorcycle enthusiasts will continue to receive [...]

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National Geographic: Megafactories – Ducati – Euro Cycles of Tampa Bay Florida

National Geographic gets an inside look at the Ducati plant in Bologna, Italy.

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