Ducati plans to unveil its full 2014 model range in just over a week but the company is already teasing Ducati fans with the invite to the November 4th Press conference during the EICMA show in Milan.
The Best ever Ducati Monster if you believe more power is always better was the Monster S4RS. Now Ducati seems poised to launch a new über Monster for 2014 powered by a version of the testastretta 11º engine found in the Ducati Diavel and Multistrada 1200.
It seems the first fruits of the Audi acquisition of Ducati may be born in a most unusual area. Audi is rumoured to be planning to launch a three wheeled motorcycle called the Stryker Cabriolet powered by the same Ducati 1198cc Testastretta 11º power plant seen in the Multistrada and Diavel motorcycles.
With Valentino Rossi returning to Yamaha next year it seems Ducati is destined to name Andrea Dovizioso as its second factory MotoGP rider for 2013 ahead of this weekend’s Indianapolis Grand Prix.
Should I Stay or Should I Go? This is the question that Valentino Rossi is pondering right as you read this. The 9 times World Champion’s experience at Ducati has been an unmitigated disaster with not a single victory after almost 2 years of trying. Time to give up or time to double down?
Another photo has surfaced of the Ducati Hypermotard 848 along with some details of the pricing and product range.
Il Ducatista magazine has a spy shot of what appears to be the first liquid cooled, 4 valve Ducati Hypermotard, with an 848 engine .
The awaited announcement that VW owned Audi is to acquire Ducati could come as early as this Wednesday according to sources cited by Reuters who claim to be familiar with the matter. The announcement would coincide with the expiration of an exclusive period of due diligence.
Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes and their performance division AMG, has denied outright any interest in buying Ducati despite their marketing partnership. It also seems that Audi’s interest in Ducati is for a controlling stake and not the entire company.
Further to the news that Volkswagen was in advanced talks to acquire Ducati via its Audi name plate comes fresh news that Audi has bid €750 Million Euros for the Italian motorcycle and style icon.