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Ducati reveal 195bhp V-twin 'Superquadro'

Phil West, 10 October 2011 10:02

This is the radical, all-new 1200cc 'Superquadro' engine which will power Ducati’s eagerly awaited new superbike, the 1199 Panigale – and it’s set to revolutionize superbikes. In this week’s MCN – out Wednesday – Ducati chief Claudio Domenicali reveals the engine is: incredibly ‘oversquare’ – where piston diameter, or bore, exceeds stroke. The engine is dubbed ‘Superquadro’ which is Italian for ...

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New titanium colour for 2012 Ducati Multistrada

Dan Aspel, 05 October 2011 16:11

The 2012 Ducati Multistrada will be available in a new "race titanium matte" colour scheme and carry an upgraded seat for next year’s riding season. The new colour option will include a "racing black" frame, while the seat has been lengthened for added comfort. The Multistrada will still be available in both red and white, and will come in the ...

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Ducati Streetfighter 848 launch - first impressions

MCN, 28 September 2011 15:59

MCN’s Trevor Franklin reports: "We have just completed a 90km road ride from Modina up into the mountains and the new Streetfighter 848 is indeed proving to be everything I thought it would be.  It is a superb road bike consisting of the perfect balance between engine and chassis. "Ducati has altered the torque curve to make it more linear ...

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Ducati Streetfighter 848 launch

Guy Procter, 28 September 2011 08:57

Ducati is launching its new 848 Streetfighter at a brand new circuit in Italy this morning, and MCN's Trevor Franklin is there. It's a beautiful day there as it is here, and Trev's looking forward to an intensive morning on the new Autodromo Modena, followed by an afternoon in the real-world roads around Bologna. "It's a beatiful thing, and at ...

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Ducati 1199 Panigale spied road testing

Andy Downes, 26 September 2011 13:14

Ducati’s all-new 1199 Panigale superbike has been spotted carrying out final testing on the roads of Italy as the bike enters the final months before an official launch in November. The 1199 Panigale is the 1200cc V-twin superbike replacement for the 1198 range and marks a huge departure for the Italian firm. It has the first completely new V-twin for ...

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Ducati Diavel is MCN's Machine of the Year

MCN, 20 September 2011 22:14

The rule-changing Ducati Diavel has scooped Machine of the Year in the prestigious 2011 MCN Awards. The awards were presented earlier this evening at a glittering dinner where the cream of the motorcycle industry met with senior members of the MCN team. The 162bhp Diavel redefined the cruiser class in 2011 with unprecedented performance and handling. MCN Editor and head ...

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Ducati Streetfighter 848 promises sub £10k price

Andy Downes, 12 September 2011 10:00

Ducati is pitching its new Streetfighter 848 into a less expensive and more fiercely fought sector of the naked bike market with a new model that will cost less than £10,000 in the UK. The current Streetfighter is only available in ultra-expensive 1099cc V-twin form with the cheapest model starting at £12,095 and rising to a whopping £14,695 for the ...

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Hayden teases new Ducati 848 Streetfighter

Richard Mellor, 08 September 2011 10:56

There are advantages to being a factory MotoGP rider – like getting early looks at new models. Ducati star Nicky Hayden proved just this when he spotted the 2012 848 Streetfighter on a visit to the Ducati factory this week. The new junior supernaked is due to be officially unveiled at the Milan Show in November and, despite this peek ...

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FAKE: There is no Ducati Streetfighter EVO SP

Andy Downes, 05 September 2011 11:57

Ducati has officially confirmed to MCN internet rumours about a forthcoming Streetfigher Evo SP with the 1198cc, 170bhp engine from the 1198 superbike as nothing more than a fake. A screen grab of what was supposed to be 'accidental leak' of information from the Ducati website appeared on various websites yesterday but it has now become clear someone has faked ...

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New Ducati Diavel AMG Special Edition revealed

Andy Downes, 05 September 2011 09:50

The first Ducati motorcycle to be born from the link-up between the Italian bike firm and performance car manufacturer AMG is this Diavel to be launched at the Frankfurt car show this week. The two companies linked up last year with sponsorship of the MotoGP team of Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden being the first part of the deal with ...

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