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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

2011 Diavel Carbon tank

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 »

2011 BMW F800R vs. Ducati Monster 796 vs. Triumph Street Triple R Road Test Comparison

Ducati Monster 796, Triumph Street Triple R, BMW F 800 R action

Rider Magazine
June 7, 2011

photography by Kevin Wing [This 2011 BMW F800R vs. Ducati Monster 796 vs. Triumph Street Triple R Road Test Comparison was originally published in the April 2011 issue of Rider magazine] Left to right: Ducati Monster 796, Triumph Street Triple R, BMW F800R in action. Gathered around the shiny, all-knowing... Read more »

2010 Ducati Streetfighter S Road Test

2010 Ducati Streetfighter S Studio

Rider Magazine
July 19, 2010

photography by Milagro [This 2010 Ducati Streetfighter S Road Test was originally published in the July 2009 issue of Rider magazine] The 2010 Ducati Streetfighter S The Ducati Streetfighter S is a sexy, expensive machine. It’s like Tyler Durden in Fight Club: not a real bare-knuckles pugilist,... Read more »

2010 Ducati Multistrada S Touring Road Test

2010 Ducati Multistrada S Touring

Mark Tuttle
May 5, 2010

  When Ducati introduced the Multistrada 1000 for 2003, it was really launching the Italian company’s first street supermoto bike, but no one was associating larger, twin-cylinder street-worthy bikes with the concept behind the grassroots supermoto singles just yet. Declaring it equally at home... Read more »

2010 Ducati Hypermotard 796 Road Test

2010 Ducati Hypermotard 796

Rider Magazine
November 16, 2009

photography by Milagro [This 2010 Ducati Hypermotard 796 Road Test was originally published in the January 2010 issue of Rider magazine] 2010 Ducati Hypermotard 796 Ducatis tend to come in two sizes: small and large. You select the one that suits your appetite, like lunch- and dinner-sized entrées.... Read more »

2009 Ducati Monster 696 Road Test

2009 Ducati Monster 696

Rider Magazine
July 9, 2009

[This 2009 Ducati Monster 696 Road Test was originally published in the August 2008 issue of Rider magazine] Ducati’s Monsters, or Mostri, are the Italian maker’s naked sport-standards with L-twin engines. In the USA for 2008, they range from the air-cooled 695 and S2R1000 with two valves... Read more »

2009 Ducati GT1000 Touring Motorcycle Road Test

The Ducati GT1000 is fun in the twisty bits

Greg Drevenstedt
March 17, 2009

[This 2009 Ducati GT1000 Touring Motorcycle Road Test originally appeared in the May 2009 issue of Rider magazine] “Whew! That was close….” As soon as my mind punctuated that thought, the Ducati GT1000 and I were on our sides skidding down the road. It was Sunday night on Labor Day... Read more »

2009 Ducati Monster 1100 Road Test

The omens were good because the 1100 shares its frame and styling with the 696, adding REVISED longer travel suspension to raise it from the ground…and of course it’s fitted with a larger, air-cooled engine.

Kevin Ash
February 4, 2009

[This 2009 Ducati Monster 1100 Road Test first appeared in the March 2009 issue of Rider magazine] In April 2008 Ducati held its collective breath as it released the new Monster 696 to the press in Barcelona. This was the first complete reworking of the 1993 Monster platform on which the company’s... Read more »

Retrospective: Ducati Paso 750: 1986-1988

1988 Ducati Paso 750.

Clement Salvadori
May 25, 2008

(This Retrospective article appeared in the May 2008 issue of Rider Magazine.) STORY AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY CLEMENT SALVADORI You just bought a famous motorcycle company, and you want to make a splash, a big to-do at the annual motorcycle show. No time to do anything really new technically, but maybe a stylish... Read more »

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