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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.

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 youtube.com/user/RiderMagazine. 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 »

2015 Ducati Multistrada 1200 – First Look Review

2015 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S

Greg Drevenstedt
November 3, 2014

At the EICMA show in Milan, Italy, Ducati announced a major update to its Multistrada 1200 for 2015, the third generation of its sport/adventure tourer. Already renowned for power and technological sophistication, the new Multistrada will offer more of both. Featuring new Desmodromic Variable Timing,... Read more »

2015 Ducati 1299 Panigale – First Look Review

2015 Ducati 1299 Panigale

Greg Drevenstedt
November 3, 2014

2015 Ducati 1299 Panigale Named after Borgo Panigale, the manufacturing district of Bologna, Italy, where Ducati is headquartered, the 1199 Panigale superbike made a huge splash when it debuted at EICMA in 2011. It featured a 195-horsepower (claimed), 1,198cc Superquadro L-twin engine that served as... Read more »

Ducati 2015 World Premiere at EICMA (VIDEO)

Ducati 2015 World Premiere EICMA

Rider Magazine Staff
October 31, 2014

Watch the Ducati 2015 World Premiere, which was broadcast live from the EICMA show in Milan, Italy. See the debut of new-for-2015 models, including the Scrambler, Diavel Titanium, 1299 Panigale and Multistrada 1200.

Intermot First Look: 2015 Motorcycles from BMW, Ducati, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki and Zero

2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2R

Greg Drevenstedt
October 1, 2014

Held in Cologne, Germany, the International Motorcycle, Scooter and E-Bike Fair, known as Intermot, is the first big international motorcycle show of the fall season, giving many manufacturers a chance to unveil new models for the upcoming model year. The 2015 crop of new bikes was a big one, with all-new... 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.

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