Archive for the 'Opinion' Category

Ducatisti Owe Rossi an Apology

When Valentino Rossi arrived at Ducati in 2011 most Ducati fans had high expectations of the pairing of the most passionate brand in motorcycle racing with the 9 times World champion.  As the excuses mounted and the results failed to come, many fans turned toxic blaming Rossi for Ducati’s woes. With the close of the 2013 […]

Ducati’s Worst World Superbike Season Ever

Ducati ended its 2013 World Superbike season with a whimper after neither of its riders last race of the final round in Jerez.  That meant Ayrton Badovini’s 12th place in the title chase is the worst ever for Ducati since the series began.

3 Modern Ducatis Worth Investing In

Whilst you should never buy a motorcycle thinking it will appreciate in value here are three modern Ducatis that we believe have a shot at lasting greatness and desirability.

Does Ducati Need Racing Anymore?

The last couple of years have been abject misery for Ducati racing fans as MotoGP results were pretty much nonexistent and World Superbike glory began to fade.  So Ducati sales must be tanking right?  Not exactly.

If You Want an Air-Cooled Ducati Buy it Now

Three years ago you could find a 2-valve, air-cooled power plant in four distinct Ducati model ranges.  Next year it will be just one.  And the year after that?  We say none.

The Hottest Looking New Ducati Isn’t the Panigale R

The 2013 Ducati 1199 Panigale R might be getting most of the attention at the EICMA show in Milan along with the new liquid cooled Hypermotard but to our eyes the visual star of the show is the Ducati 848EVO Corse Special Edition.  The model name might be a mouthful but it looks simply stunning […]

Will Rossi be Vindicated Tomorrow?

Tomorrow, Valentino Rossi will have his first ride on a Yamaha M1 in two years.   During those two years he has disappointed on the Ducati but whether it is his reputation or Bologna’s that will take the biggest hit depends on just how fast Vale is when he is reunited with the bike he so […]

Ducati Won’t Win Again Until 2014

The departure of Valentino Rossi from Ducati to Yamaha at the end of this year means the 9 times champion is sure of at least one thing – Ducati won’t win another MotoGP race until 2014.

Fatal Flaw Ruins Ducati Music Video

Putting a Ducati into a music video is always a good idea and choosing a 1974 Ducati 750SS is a great one.  That’s what Australian quintet Dappled Cities chose for their music video for ‘Run with the Wind’, a single from their forthcoming fourth studio album.  Pity about what happens at around the 3:52 mark.

Blame Ben Spies if Rossi Leaves Ducati

The imminent retirement of Casey Stoner from MotoGP at the end of this year will make the silly season that much more exciting as the contracts of all the major stars expire in 2012. If Valentino Rossi leaves Ducati in 2013 you can blame Ben Spies.  Here’s why.