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May 31, 2011

Video: Ducati Multistrada 1200S Pikes Peak

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, also known as „The race to the clouds” is always an exciting bike event of the summer, where cars and bikes face 156 turns on an average grade of 7%. In 2010, a stock Ducati Multistrada 1200 S won in the hands of Pikes Peak’s veteran, Greg Tracy. To celebrate the great victory, Ducati created a special Multistrada. The Multistrada 1200 S Pikes Peak Edition with the Ducati Corse special paint livery will hit dealer showrooms in the next few weeks. Read the full article »

May 23, 2011

Ducati Monster gets the LeoVince makeover

For those Ducati Monster owners that only want to add pure Italian made products to their Ducati, then look no further. Top Italian performance exhaust manufacturers LeoVince have just released some new slip-on exhausts, called the LV-ONE, for the Monster. The casings special finish looks like titanium, the exhausts are all 'E' approved for road use, and finished off with their new techno-polymer tailcones. Read the full article »

May 20, 2011

Video: Ducati Diavel commercial and behind the scenes video

Rumors say that the Ducati Diavel is doing great in sales, but it’s really no surprise. The Italian “power cruiser” looks beautiful, its 1200cc V-twin is powerful, the bike has fully adjustable suspension, front and rear, meaning it’s one of the sportiest nakeds on the market, although it doesn’t have any near rivals. Now, Ducati released two videos about the bike. The first one is the new commercial of the Diavel, while the other shows you how much effort goes into a one-minute video spot. Discover after the jump how a Ducati TV commercial is created! Read the full article »

May 8, 2011

Video: Ducati Diavel vs. Yamaha V-Max quarter mile race

Super Wheels took two of the finest power cruisers currently available on the market – the brutal Yamaha V-Max and the new Ducati Diavel, and organized a race between them. The V-Max is powered by a huge, 1700cc V4 delivering 200hp and 167Nm of torque. The Japanese bike weighs 310kg. The Italian Diavel is lighter, but it’s 1200cc high-tech Testastretta engine produces „just” 162hp. Which one is faster on the track? Fastest times: Diavel 10"729 (211,0 km/h), V Max 10"521 ( 213,6 km/h). It was close, but the king is still the king. Read the full article »

May 6, 2011

Create a piece of art and win a Ducati Diavel with Rizoma

Do you like the Ducati Diavel but you don’t have $17,000 for a two-wheeler? No worries, because Rizoma is offering the chance to win the cruiser for free. The game is called „Unlock your ideas”, and it’s free to enter. Your task is simple: create a unique piece of art by using only Rizoma parts. The winner will be announced this Fall and will be rewarded with a Ducati Diavel. Here are the instructions from Rizoma: Read the full article »

April 26, 2011

Video: Ducati Diavel Carbon at Pacific Raceways

Here’s the first onboard video of a Ducati Diavel. And not just any Diavel, the bike on the video is a Diavel Carbon Black. This version was introduced last December. The bike features glossy black tank, black intakes and headlamp. In addition to that, Ducati drops the red Diavel’s metal looking air intakes for the matte black revision. And what about the sound and acceleration of the Diavel? Check the videos. Read the full article »

April 7, 2011

2012 Ducati Monster 1100 Evo

Ducati North America unveiled the 2012 Monster 1100 Evo naked bike to the U.S. market. the 1100 Evo proudly rolls out with a new exhaust system, comfortenhanced ergonomics, Marzocchi front suspension and refined tail-end in addition to the new Ducati Safety Pack (DSP) of ABS brake system and new 4-level Ducati Traction Control (DTC). The Monster 1100 Evo also breaks new ground by being the first ever Monster equipped with DTC. Read the full article »

April 5, 2011

Ducati’s North America sales continue to grow

The North American arm of Ducati announced its third consecutive quarter of motorcycle sales growth, beginning 2011 with a 68% Q1 retail sales increase over the same period in 2010. And what’s even more better, the success appears to be across the entire 2011 range of motorcycles. The coming month’s sales will be also fueled by the new Monster 1100 EVO and Multistrada 1200 Pikes Peak Special Edition. Read the full article »

April 4, 2011

Lorenzo reigns in Spain, Rossi and Stoner crashes

Jorge Lorenzo took victory in the wet MotoGP race at the Gran Premio bwin de España after Marco Simoncelli crashed whilst leading. It was a Spanish one-two with Dani Pedrosa claiming second position and Nicky Hayden in third. In a race which was run in wet conditions, making it very slippery, Simoncelli was on his way to his first victory in the premier class with a three second advantage over Lorenzo. Read the full article »

April 1, 2011

Ducati launches new „Ducati Community” social media website

Ducati North America is proud to announce the Ducati Community, a cutting-edge social media site for Ducati enthusiasts to come together and share their experiences via photo, video and written anecdotes. The Ducati Community was designed with the intent to connect Ducati enthusiasts from all over the world. The new Ducati Communitycompletes the previously unobtainable link between Ducati, its dealers, the Desmo Owners Clubs (DOC) and Ducati fans. Read the full article »