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Video: Ducati 1199 Panigale vs BMW S1000RR and Aprilia RSV4

MCN, 11 May 2012 15:46

It’s a sad fact for speed freaks that superbike sales have slipped in recent years, while things like naked and adventure bikes are on the up. So can one of the most exciting, talked-about motorcycles this year - the Ducati Panigale - reignite our passion for all things very fast? Ducati certainly hope so and have thrown the kitchen sink ...

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Ducati 1199 Panigale vs rivals: At a glance

MCN, 25 April 2012 17:44

It’s a sad fact for speed freaks that superbike sales have slipped in recent years, while things like naked and adventure bikes are on the up. So can one of the most exciting, talked-about motorcycles this year - the Ducati Panigale - reignite our passion for all things very fast? Ducati certainly hope so and have thrown the kitchen sink at the ...

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Exotic European superbikes for £6000: 999S v RSV1000R v F4

MCN, 15 September 2011 16:04

Time flies so fast, it's easy to forget these mouthwatering European superbikes are getting on a bit. In your mind's eye it's still easy to think of 'exotica' like the Aprilia RSV1000R, Ducati 999S and MV Agusta F4 750S as dream bikes, completely out of reach of most of us - just like the RSV4R, 1198SP and F4RR are now. ...

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Why Rossi has Ducati worried sick about their new superbike

Guy Procter, 04 May 2011 09:31

It’s November 2011. MotoGP’s just finished with [insert Stoner/Lorenzo/Pedrosa/Spies here] and Rossi, um, fifth. Press releases are hurriedly despatched – ‘It was his shoulder!’; ‘It was mainly his shoulder but also the engine still needed a tweak!’; ‘You should see our 1000!’. But the whole world knows ‘the truth’. It’s The Chassis. The frameless/stressed airbox/monocoque/call-it-what-you-will chassis, which comprises a stiff ...

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Ducati second only to Apple in product placement awards

Andy Downes, 23 February 2011 11:19

Ducati has been voted second only to the all-conquering Apple technology company in a series of advertising awards about product placement in films in 2010. Ducati placed second behind Apple as the most memorable product placement on 2010 for being involved in four major blockbusters; The Expendables, Takers, Wall Street 2 and Tron Legacy. Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz were ...

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Tom Cruise’s Ducati is an Aprilia!

James Sharpe, 24 June 2010 11:04

The Ducati Hypermotard in Tom Cruise’s new film Knight and Day isn’t what it seems. American bike journalist Wes Siler spotted this picture of the Ducati used for stunt sequences and realised it was in fact a dressed up Aprilia SXV 550. The Aprilia is given away by the swingarm, engine and forks, with almost everything else being Hypermotard-based. See ...

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Teaser video confirms naked Ducati 1098

Liam Marsden, 28 October 2008 14:14

As revealed by MCN back in August, Ducati has confirmed it will be producing a naked version of it's World Superbike championship-winning 1098 superbike. Back in August, Ducati boss Gabriele Del Torchio asked MCN readers if they would consider buying a naked 1098. A staggering 67% of the voters said they liked the idea. The Ducati 1098 Streetfighter - as it ...

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Poll: Would you buy a naked Ducati 1098

Liam Marsden, 12 August 2008 16:35

Ducati boss Gabriele Del Torchio would like to know if you, the public would ever buy a naked version of the Ducati 1098. The motorcycle would not fit in with Ducati's current naked range of Monsters, it would instead stand alone as competition against other naked bikes such as the Triumph Speed Triple, Aprilia Tuono and KTM Super Duke. If ...

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Video: Ducati's 1098 vs its two V-twin rivals

Adam Child, 15 October 2007 14:30

Watch as we pit the Ducati 1098 against its two strongest rivals in the definitive V-twin sports bike test, up against the Aprilia RSV1000R Mille and the Honda SP-2. The Honda SP-2 was created to win World Superbikes - which it did in 2002 with Colin Edwards - and has the race pedigree to still be a contender. Meanwhile the Aprilia ...

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Ducati set to launch new Monster

Ben Purvis, 18 May 2007 11:14

Ducati insiders have revealed that the firm will launch a new generation of Monster at the Milan show this November. The bike, shown here as a computer-generated image, will feature evolutionary styling, but is the first completely new Monster since the bike was launched in 1992.Powered by the air-cooled 1100cc engine from the Hypermotard, plus the 675cc motor of the ...

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