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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 ...
15 February 2012 10:45
2003 World Superbike champion Neil Hodgson was at the Ducati 1199 Panigale launch in Abu Dhabi and was kind enough to let MCN bolt-on some onboard cameras during one of his sessions. The Panigale is an all-new bike from Ducati, making a claimed 195bhp from the 'Superquadro' V-twin engine. The new bike features a wealth of electronic rider aids, including ABS, traction ...
29 December 2011 12:00
The targets laid down for the 1199 Panigale were so strict, so binding and so difficult to achieve that nothing less than a complete rethink was going to be enough. That maent ditching Ducati's tradition of a steel trellis frame and embracing something completely new. Monocoque chassis design The biggest break with Ducati tradition is the all-new aluminium monocoque chassis ...
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 ...
07 April 2011 10:25
Senior Road Tester Adam Child is currently riding the mountain roads of Sicily aboard the new £8995 Ducati Monster 1100 Evo. Right now he’s drawing breath and enjoying the view from the top of Mount Etna. Since the death of the S4R the 1100 has been the ultimate Ducati Monster and the revised air-cooled Evo engine produces 100bhp. The bike ...
30 March 2011 15:23
Ex WSB champion Neil Hodgson takes a HM Plant replica Ducati 996S round the revamped Donington Park and talks about his race one victory in 2001. Hodgson won the first race and just missed out on taking the double in the second race by a tenth of a second, to Suzuki GSX-R750-riding Pier Francesco Chili. Find a Ducati for sale ...
10 January 2007 10:00
Ducati’s new 1098 arrived at the MCN office for the first time last week and caused quite a stir before it was whisked away to get it’s first dyno run. Check out the video to hear just how good the bike sounds when it’s running and see how much power it really does have. You can read how the 1098 stands ...
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