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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.

2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring – First Ride

Few motorcycles attack corners as well as the Ducati Multistrada 1200.

Greg Drevenstedt
October 25, 2012

Since its 2010 revamp, the Ducati Multistrada 1200 has been busy. It became king of Pikes Peak (spawning an eponymous model version), it helped keep the lights on during the economic downturn (thanks to sales of 20,500 units) and it grew the ranks of Ducatisti. Four out of five Multistrada buyers are... Read more »

Six Degrees of Temptation: Ridden and Rated Special

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Rider Magazine Staff
October 4, 2012

When Victory fired off the invite for its 2013 Boardwalk model launch, we looked up from our meatball subs, wiped the marinara sauce from our chins and simultaneously exclaimed, “What!? It’s time for the 2013s already?” Heck, there’s still some Boone’s Farm Strawberry Hill and cheese weenies... Read more »

Ridden & Rated: 2012 Ducati Monster 1100 EVO

Light weight, a low center of gravity and short wheelbase help the Monster 1100 EVO corner exceptionally well.

Mark Tuttle
October 4, 2012

At just 414 pounds with 3.6 gallons of fuel squeezed into its striped tank, the Ducati Monster 1100 EVO is the lightest liter-class bike we’ve tested in recent memory. For that matter, it only weighs two pounds more than the Monster 796, but engine updates like higher compression, refined cylinder... Read more »

2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200 – First Look

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Greg Drevenstedt
October 1, 2012

Three years after the radical remake of Ducati’s Multistrada adventure tourer, the now-Audi-owned Italian company has given the versatile platform a significant upgrade. The grunty Testastretta 11° engine gets a claimed 5-percent boost in torque and now runs more smoothly and efficiently thanks to... Read more »

Ducati Previews The Release Of Their 2013 Multistrada Models

2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring and the Multistrada 1200.

Press Release
September 18, 2012

Ducati has given a preview of its highly-anticipated 2013 range by revealing exciting new Multistrada models that introduce new features such as enhanced aesthetics, a second generation Testastretta 11° engine, the very latest ABS and, on the “S” versions, the innovative semi-active suspension system,... Read more »

Audi Acquires Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A.

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Press Release
April 18, 2012

Audi AG is acquiring from Investindustrial Group the tradition-steeped Italian sports motorcycle manufacturer Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A., which has its registered office in Bologna. The transaction will be completed as quickly as possible once authorized by the competition authorities. The Supervisory... Read more »

Ducati 1199 Panigale Unveiled in Hollywood

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Rider Magazine
November 22, 2011

Fashion-forward, image-conscious Ducati has a thing for Hollywood. Its bikes have been in enough movies to earn Screen Actors Guild union cards for every model in the lineup. Slick and trick Ducatis have made cameos in recent films like “Tron Legacy,” “Wall Street 2,” “The Expendables,” “Inception,”... Read more »

More 2012 Ducatis

Multistrada 1200 S Touring

Press Release
October 6, 2011

  In addition to the new Streetfighter 848, Ducati will offer new versions of two of its popular bikes. The Ducati Multistrada enters 2012 as the company’s top-selling family, which includes the Multistrada 1200, 1200 S Sport Pikes Peak Special Edition and 1200 S Touring. In addition to the currently... Read more »

Ducati Reveals 2012 Streetfighter 848

2012 Ducati Streetfighter 848

Rider Magazine
September 12, 2011

Ducati’s first new-bike entry for 2012 is the Streetfighter 848, a brand-new addition to the Italian manufacturer’s naked sportbike family. Details are few so far, but Ducati says the lil’ Streetfighter is based upon a new 848 Testastretta 11° engine and chassis with revised ergonomics... Read more »

2011 Ducati Diavel Carbon Road Test

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Greg Drevenstedt
June 9, 2011

  According to Ducati, the new Diavel Carbon is “built by people who have earned the right to change the rules.” Common are inflated claims about the groundbreaking nature of new motorcycles, regardless of their actual originality. To Ducati’s credit, it hasn’t burdened... 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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