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New exhaust for Ducati Panigale in Japan

MCN, 14 August 2014 14:31

The horrified response to the Japanese specification Ducati 1199 when it was unveiled in 2012 has prompted this revised exhaust system, spotted by a spy photographer at the Ducati test track last week. The noise regulations in  Japan are so strict that the 1199 was unable to pass without a massive carbon-fibre end can and modified crankcase with a noise-supressing ...

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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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Ducati Monster 821 launch

Adam Child, 24 June 2014 16:31

MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child is at the world launch of Ducati’s new Monster 821 in Bologna, Italy. A short spin this evening will be followed by a full day of riding the new naked middleweight tomorrow. This is the latest Monster to come from the Ducati factory, hot on the heels of the all-new 1200 Monster earlier this ...

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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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New Monster 800 revealed

Andy Downes, 28 May 2014 10:00

This is the new water-cooled Monster 821 which joins the range below the recently launched 1200 version to replace the outgoing Monster 796. The bike is powered by the 821cc Testastretta 11 V-twin engine first seen in the Hypermotard which has 112bhp along with the completely overhauled styling, chassis and running gear first seen with the bigger 1200cc model. MCN ...

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New Ducati Diavel revealed

Andy Downes, 03 March 2014 20:00

Official images and technical data reveal that Ducati’s game-changing Diavel will benefit from a host of revisions for 2014, three years after the bike was launched to widespread acclaim for delivering sportsbike levels of performance to the cruiser class. The main changes centre around a new twin-spark version of the 1198cc Testastretta V-twin engine. While Ducati claim that it will ...

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First Ride: Ducati Monster 1200S

Adam Child, 10 February 2014 09:17

MCN is in Spain, Tenerife for the launch of the all new Ducati Monster 1200s and today MCN’s senior road tester Adam Child will be putting the new 145bhp naked bike to the testThe full test of the all new water-cooled Monster 1200S will be in the forthcoming issue of MCN out on Wednesday.The new Monster 1200s is now water-cooled, ...

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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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Video: Ducati 916 strip and rebuild

MCN, 06 January 2014 11:19

In the January 2 issue of MCN we stripped down a 1995 Ducati 916SP and examined every beautiful, obstinate and faded nut and bolt... Here is the video of the entire process. brightcove.createExperiences();    

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Ducati 916 stripped bare!

MCN, 01 January 2014 07:30

Watch the iconic 916 as it's stripped down to every last nut and bolt, then re-built in this incredible timelapse video exclusive to MCN.

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