17 years ago the Ducati 916 burst onto the motorcycle scene. With jaw dropping styling unlike anything that had come before, together with performance that moved on from the 888, the new model was destined to become an instant classic. MCN was the lucky magazine that penned the first ever review.
With just a matter of weeks to go until the final unveiling of Ducati’s brand new 1199 Panigale at the EICMA International Motorcycle Show in Milan (10-13 November), the Italian manufacturer now reveals the secrets behind the awesome power of its 2012 Superbike.
It took 12 years, but a limited edition Ducati 996SPS stolen from Australian Motorcycle News magazine in 1999 has now been found – at a recycling depot in Melbourne, Australia.
Ever since Ducati launched the baby 848 Superbike, fans have wondered about upgraded S and R versions but none have been forthcoming. Given the entry level role of the 848 and the necessarily higher price an upgrade model would command there is just not enough room before you run into the 1198. That doesn’t stop [...]
Italian magazine Motocciclismo claims to have photos of the new 2012 Ducati Superbike with the über short stroke ‘Superquadrata’ engine that they dub the Xtreme (please no). They have a teaser up on their web site and claim to reveal all in their July issue. Source: Motociclismo (Google Translation) via Hell for Leather
Ducati UK has launched a new superbike promotion that will enable those purchasing a new 1198 or 1198SP model between June 1st and August 31st to receive a £1,000 voucher to spend in- store, on Ducati Performance Accessories or Apparel.
Ducati is very proud of its racing achievements. The company’s boilerplate includes the lines ‘Ducati builds racing-inspired motorcycles …. Competing in MotoGP since 2003, Ducati won both the Constructors’ and Riders’ world titles in 2007.’ Now the company has plans to have the MotoGP Desmosedici shine its halo of success onto the radical, next generation [...]
Maxime Berger had a new experience on his Supersonic Ducati during the first World Superbike race at Donington Park – the wheel of his Ducati 1198R looked to have fallen off! It turned out that the rear rim shattered. The race director rather ungenerously labelled Berger’s spectacular exit a crash. Check out the video [...]
As radical as Ducati’s plans are for the next generation of Superbikes that will be revealed for the first time this November at the EICMA show in Milan, they are playing it safe with its development. Three time World Superbike Champion and Ducati alumnus Troy Bayliss will be doing much of the work.
Ducati announced today the launch of the 2011 848EVO Club Racing Contingency Program; a package to support riders campaigning Ducati’s new middleweight Superbike in regional race competition. The 2011 program is Ducati’s best in years, and underlines the brand’s confidence in the capabilities of the new 848EVO