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The best Ducati 916

John Hackett, 07 August 2014 15:05

I’m split between two models – the very first 916 Strada and the 998R. When it was launched in 1994 the 916 Strada bowled me over. I saw the back end of it in 1993 when I was at the Ducati factory but they wouldn’t let me near it so it wasn’t until the Milan Show later that year that ...

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Monsters Inc.

MCN, 12 June 2014 11:28

If Ducati hadn't released the Monster in 1993 the Italian company probably wouldn't have survived the 1990s. This bike formed the bedrock that allowed Ducati to expand and grow, put money in dealer's tills and funded the development of headline-grabbing models such as the 916. 21 years later we look at the four defining models, and highlight a few good ...

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Ducati begins Monster 1200 production

Andy Downes, 28 January 2014 09:51

Ducati has started building the first of the new generation of Monster 1200 models ahead of next months official press launch. The new Monster 1200 comes in two versions, a standard bike with 135bhp and a more powerful and higher specification S model with 145bhp and different suspension, wheels and brakes. Ducati boss Claudio Domenicali was on hand to start ...

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Staff Blog: Multistrada 1200 tyre review

Anonymous, 02 July 2013 14:48

The Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring is now on the third set of tyres in 6500 miles with a set of new-to-the-market Michelin Pilot Power 3s the latest fitted. I’m going to do a run through of how each one has stacked up so far: The standard fitment for the Multistrada is a 17 inch front and rear with a ...

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Video: Ducati Hypermotard new vs old

Michael Neeves, 22 May 2013 16:34

Ducati's new 821cc Hypermotard replaces two old Hypermotards: the little 796 and its bigger brother, the 1100 Evo. It has a similar-size engine to the small one, but more power than the big one, so what kind of buyer will be attracted to it? To find out, we got two MCN road testers and two less-experienced riders on the staff ...

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Ducati Multistrada: old vs new

Adam Child, 07 January 2013 09:34

In 2010 Ducati’s all new Multistrada turned the adventure market on its head. It was a breath of fresh air, the sportiest bike in the sector. An impressive 150bhp from the 1199 V-Twin was backed up with high-tech gizmos, comfort and usability. It proved to be the success story Ducati was hoping for. Now three years on Ducati want to ...

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Milan Show: New Diavel Strada

Richard Newland, 12 November 2012 17:04

An ugly Ducati is a rare old beast these days but the new Diavel Strada could be the first since the original Multistrada 1000 turned stomachs in 2003, or the easily forgotten Indiana of 1982 slipped into the shadows. The Strada is billed as a touring-inspired version of the power cruiser Diavel and comes factory fitted with touring options including ...

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2013 Ducati Multistrada first ride: "The suspension reacts instantly"

MCN, 21 September 2012 13:02

Ducati’s new 2013 Multistrada with its semi-active suspension, ‘Skyhook’, created in partnership with Sachs, is currently being tested by MCN senior road tester Adam Child on the North Western coast of Spain near Bilbao. These are his first impressions: “The bike is slightly odd at first because it’s rock solid on its hardest setting until you switch the ignition on. ...

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Video: Ducati 848 Streetfighter longterm update

MCN, 14 August 2012 16:36

Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves has spent what little summer we've had in the UK enjoying his longterm Ducati 848 Streetfighter and here he gives his thoughts on life with the Italian V-twin so far. Neeves has added a few accessories over the summer to improve looks and performance and will be heading to Europe on the Ducati in the ...

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Video: Ducati 1199 Panigale onboard the Isle of Man TT circuit

MCN, 27 April 2012 16:40

MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child will compete in this year's lightweight TT race aboard a Kawasaki ER-6 with help from road racing expertRyan Farquar. Child - or Chad as he's known at MCN - has been professionally testing bikes for over 10 years, seven of which at MCN, and has alreadyhad a taste of road racing at the North ...

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