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Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A., a wholly owned subsidiary of Audi AG and headquartered in Bologna, Italy, has been designing and manufacturing motorcycles and motorbikes since 1950, starting with the Cucciolo (“puppy”) motorized bicycle. Ducati motorcycle guides praise the company’s 90-degree L-twin engines with desmodromic valve actuation and motorcycles that emphasize performance and style. Ducati currently produces the Monster (696, 796 and 1100EVO) and Streetfighter (848 and S) sport standards, Diavel power cruiser, Hypermotard (796 and 1100 EVO SP) supermotos, Multistrada adventure tourer and 848 and 1199 Panigale superbikes. Due to excellent Ducati motorcycle road tests and reviews, the company won Rider’s Motorcycle of the Year in 1998 with the ST2 sport tourer.

Ducati Rolls Out 9 More New Bikes for 2016

2016 Ducati XDiavel

Rider Magazine Staff
November 24, 2015

2016 Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro There have been a lot of late, espresso-fueled nights in Borgo Panigale. In addition to the Monster 1200 R introduced in September (click here to read our 2016 Ducati Monster 1200 R review), Ducati is rolling out nine more new models for 2016. The Multistrada 1200/S,... Read more »

2016 Ducati Monster 1200 R | First Ride Review

2016 Ducati Monster 1200 R

Greg Drevenstedt
October 9, 2015

The new-for-2016, 160-horsepower Ducati Monster 1200 R is the most powerful Monster ever. Photography by Milagro Few motorcycles have been as successful, iconic and diverse as the Ducati Monster. Over its 23-year history, Il Mostro has come in a range of sizes, from the diminutive 398cc M400 available... Read more »

Rider Comparo: 2016 BMW S 1000 XR vs 2015 Ducati Multistrada 1200 DVT S

Mano a mano, red vs red, these two pointy-beaked “adventure sports” are powered by retuned superbike engines making a claimed 160 horsepower.

Greg Drevenstedt
October 8, 2015

Mano a mano, red vs red, these two pointy-beaked “adventure sports” are powered by retuned superbike engines making a claimed 160 horsepower. (Photography by Kevin Wing) When Ducati introduced the Multistrada 1200 for 2010, it injected a big dose of performance into the utilitarian adventure segment.... Read more »

2016 Ducati Monster 1200 R—First Look

web-TS-8-06 MONSTER 1200 R

Rider Magazine Staff
September 15, 2015

Ducati has taken its Monster naked sportbike line a big step further into the high-performance realm with last night’s introduction of the Monster 1200 R at the VW Group Night in Frankfurt, Germany (Ducati is part of the VW Group, along with Audi, Bentley and Porsche). Compared to the Monster 1200... Read more »

Video: 2015 Ducati Multistrada 1200 DVT

2015 Ducati Multistrada 1200 DVT / S

Rider Magazine Staff
July 27, 2015

The 2015 Ducati Multistrada 1200 DVT / S will likely please any sport- or adventure-touring rider who wants an exciting blend of high-performance and civility, and who doesn’t mind dealing with chain final drive. Read more about this motorcycle here.

Rider Comparo: 2015 Ducati Scrambler vs. Triumph Scrambler

2015 Ducati Scrambler vs 2015 Triumph Scrambler

Ken Lee
April 17, 2015

Two Scramblers in name; two different directions in practice. Photography by Kevin Wing Most of the time, an awful lot of brainwork goes into researching the purchase of a new motorcycle. Facts, figures, statistics, capacity, performance, road manners and so much more all weigh in when answering that... Read more »

2015 Ducati Multistrada 1200 DVT / S | First Ride Review

2015 Multistrada 1200 DVT

Mark Tuttle
March 17, 2015

Funny how things come full circle if you just wait long enough, isn’t it? In the 1950s and ’60s, a British or American twin or single was often used for all kinds of riding, even if it wasn’t necessarily cut out for it. Then in the ’80s we marveled as specialization crept in and the street motorcycle... Read more »

2015 Ducati Scrambler Video

2015 Ducati Scrambler

Heather Reinhart
February 5, 2015

With its reborn Scrambler, Ducati wants to take us back to those simpler, more carefree times, when we rode just for the fun of it, when obligations were few and good times were plentiful. Check out our latest video of the 2015 Ducati Scrambler on our YouTube channel at Also... Read more »

New for 2015: Big Bangs for the Buck

2015 BMW R 1200 RS

Rider Magazine
January 8, 2015

The 2015 crop of new bikes is a big one, with lots of all-new or significantly updated models. We’ve covered the new stuff from EBR, Harley, Honda, Indian and Victory in previous issues. Here’s a brief overview of what’s coming down the pike from BMW, Ducati, Kawasaki, Star, Suzuki and Zero. Unless... Read more »

2015 Ducati Scrambler – First Ride Review

2015 Ducati Scrambler Icon

Greg Drevenstedt
December 12, 2014

Ducati calls its new Scrambler a “post heritage” design – what its original Scramblers from ’60s and ’70s might have become had production continued to today. Photography by Milagro Do you remember your earliest days of riding? The sense of unbridled freedom and all-consuming... Read more »

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Ducati Motorcycles, Who Uses Them?

Ducati offers street-legal motorcycles and motorbikes with an emphasis on performance, including the Monster and Streetfighter sport standards, Diavel power cruiser, Hypermotard supermotos, Multistrada adventure tourer and 848 and 1199 Panigale superbikes.

Ducati Motorcycle Standouts

Ducati motorcycle reviews Ducati motorcycle guides emphasize the V-twin engines with desmodromic valve actuation, though this design was first produced in the early 1970s–two decades after the company began building motorcycles. Legendary engineer Fabio Taglioni first developed a 750cc desmodromic V-twin for racing, and the production 750 SuperSport was unveiled in 1973. In 1993, Ducati introduced the M900 Monster, a lightweight “naked” sport standard powered by a 900 SuperSport V-twin. The model proved to be very popular and its variations have been Ducati’s best sellers, several of which are in the current lineup. In 1995, Ducati introduced the 916, a superbike designed by Massimo Tamburini with aggressive styling, underseat exhausts and a single-sided swingarm. The 916, widely considered one of the most beautiful motorcycles ever built, heavily influenced sportbike design for years afterward.