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March 31, 2011

Ducati won’t build the Multistrada S Corse

Various websites reported earlier that Ducati registered the Multistrada S Corse name in the U.S., and motorcycle magazines suggested that there will be a more sportier version of the Multistrada, but the Italian manufacturer said the name was only registered as a back-up in case it couldn’t get the Pikes Peak name. „No, there is no Multistrada 1200 S Corse on the way, it is the Multistrada 1200 S Pikes Peak Special Edition,” said Diego Sgorbati, Director of Marketing at Ducati in Bologna. Read the full article »

March 24, 2011

Video: Ducati 848 EVO appears in Mercedes C63 AMG commercial

German firm Mercedes-Benz and Italian manufacturer Ducati announced their partnerhip last November, which includes sponsorship of the Ducati MotoGP team as well as various marketing opportunities. Now, we can see the first of likely many commercials featuring this partnership. Mercedes-Benz’s high-performance tuning subsidiary AMG has released the C63 AMG, which tries to beat a woman riding a Ducati 848 EVO. Read the full article »

March 23, 2011

Video: Keira Knightley and the Ducati 750 Sport

If you remember, a couple of months ago 25-year-old British actress Keira Knightley shot a new Chanel advertisement at Concorde Place in Paris. Now, we can see both the teaser video and the full length version of the Coco Madamoiselle film „Gabrielle” directed by Joe Wright. Clearly, Keira wasn’t riding the Ducati 750 Sport as the bike was on training wheels during the shoot. And the Ducati? On the video, Keira talks about the bike and her beige leather catsuit. Read the full article »

March 22, 2011

2011 Ducati Streetfighter S

The Ducati Streetfighter combines a fighter attitude with naked sophistication, while the S treatment includes street-legal Ducati Traction Control (DTC) and Ducati Data Analysis (DDA). In addition to that, the S version comes with Öhlins front suspension, Marchesini wheels, carbon fibre front fender and cam belt covers. Thanks to the super-light material, the bike weighs just 167 kg (368lbs). The Streetfighter S uses Brembo’s powerful Monobloc calliper race technology. Read the full article »

March 22, 2011

Funny video: Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 vs Ducati Hypermotard 1100 Evo vs KTM 990 SMR

Until now the big supermoto category has been ruled by the KTM 990 Supermoto R and the Ducati Hypermotard 1100 EVO, which was recently updated for the 2011 model year. Now, there’s a new player out there. The Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 features a host of electronic rider aids and the Italian machine offers the most powerful V-twin engine in the category. But is this enogh? Note: look at the guys in the back playing around. Read the full article »

March 8, 2011

Ducati Multistrada 1200 Pikes Peak Edition

To celebrate Greg Tracy’s last year win at Pikes Peak, the Italian manufacturer created a special edition version of its Multistrada 1200 S. The special Multistrada features Ducati Corse paint livery, black engine guard and red pin-striping on the wheels. In addition to that, the bike will be equipped with Ducati Performance silencer by Termignoni, a carbon fibre front mudguard, custom made seat detailed with red stitching and a race-derived low screen. Read the full article »

March 3, 2011

Hayden and Rossi Ducati Monster Art Replicas revealed

As final preparations for the massive “Ducati MotoGP Night” are made ready for the city-centre event on the evening of Friday, 4 March, Ducati reveal two new Monster Art colour schemes dedicated to Nicky Hayden and Valentino Rossi. First introduced in 2009, the innovative Monster Art project offered an additional range of colours to the standard factory options with a collection called “Colour Therapy”, while in 2010 the introduction of the “Logomania” collection celebrated 50 years of historic Ducati logo styles. Read the full article »

March 2, 2011

Ducati to build scrambler and maxi scooter?

Italian motorcycle magazine Motosprint made an exclusive interview with Claudio Domenicali, Ducati’s general director. Domenicali revealed that the board of directors is seriosly thinking of deveoping two new models. The first one is a scrambler style two-wheeler, while the second is a maxi scooter. The Italain company wants to extend its production to 60,000 units a year. To do this, they plan to open a new factory in South America. Read the full article »

February 28, 2011

2012 Aprilia Caponord scooped

Aprilia is going to introduce a new, large-displacement touring bike that will compete with the Ducati Multistrada 1200. Italian magazine Motociclismo.it was able to take a photo of the bike, which will share some parts with the Dorsoduro 1200. The composite frame, the 1200cc engine and some parts of the chassis comes straight from the big Dorsoduro. Details are scare but it’s clear that the bike will feature Brembo brakes and Öhlins forks. The new Caponord will most likely be revealed at the end of this year. Read the full article »

February 28, 2011

Carlos Checa scored a double win at Phillip Island

Spain's Carlos Checa (Ducati Althea Racing) scored a splendid double win at Phillip Island, a repeat of his double win at Imola last September. Just like in the first race, no one was able to run with the Spanish rider and he finished a couple of seconds ahead of Max Biaggi (Aprilia Alitalia). The reigning world champion battled it out for the runner-up slot in the final stages with an impressive Marco Melandri (Yamaha World Superbike Team), just getting the edge at the line. Read the full article »