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Ducati 1199 Superleggera officially unveiled

Ducati has finally released full details of the 1199 Superleggera limited edition superbike. Magnesium and titanium abound, and the combined weight loss results in a bike weighing just 155kg dry – 177kg fully wet and ready to ride. That’s not a lot of weight to push around, and with a claimed output of ‘in excess of 200bhp’, you’re unlikely to ...

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  • 22 October 2013

Spied: New Ducati Hypermotard and Multistrada?

A second spy shot of a new water-cooled Ducati Hypermotard testing near the Bologna factory in northern Italy has led Ducati insiders to hint there will be two new bikes arriving. The prototype clearly introduces a new engine for the Hypermotard range which appears to be based upon the 848cc Testastretta 11 motor, as found in the new-for-2012 Streetfighter 848. ...

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  • 28 June 2012

Video: Ducati 1199 Panigale CAD engine assembly

The heart of any superbike is the engine - but with the Ducati 1199 Panigale's Superquadro engine this is more true then ever. Ducati claim the 1200cc, super square V-twin engine makes 195bhp - 20bhp more than the outgoing 1198. The engine is bristling with advanced technoclogy, such as vacuum die-cast cylinders, chain-and-gear driven cams and race-derived pistons. The video ...

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  • 04 January 2012

Ducati 1199 Panigale - A new way of building a superbike

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 ...

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  • 29 December 2011

Ducati Streetfighter 848 launch - first impressions

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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  • New bikes
  • 28 September 2011

Ducati Diavel is MCN's Machine of the Year

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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  • 20 September 2011

2012 Ducati 848 Streetfighter spied

This is the first picture of Ducati's eagerly-awaited new junior super naked - the 848 Streetfighter. Due to be publicly unveiled at the world-leading Milan Show in November, the new bike - spied here exiting the Bologna firm's factory gates last week - is clearly in production-ready trim and borrows heavily from the bigger 1098 Streefighter with styling cues taken ...

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  • New bikes
  • 19 August 2011

Video: Ducati Diavel production line time lapse

Ducati is ramping up production of the Diavel sports cruiser following unanimously positive first tests and large numbers of orders. Forty Diavels are now rolling off production likes each day, and this is set to increase to 60 a day over the next weeks. MCN was granted an exclusive look at the Diavel production lines and discovered that Ducati is ...

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  • New bikes
  • 23 February 2011

What Rossi's input on Ducati road bikes means for us

Ducati has officially confirmed that Valentino Rossi will be integral in developing the next generation of road bikes using technology from his Ducati MotoGP machine. Video: Valentino Rossi’s 2011 Ducati unveiled So, what does that mean for us?   Rossi buttonIt's thought that the new 1198 sportsbike replacement will have electrically adjustable suspension, just like the hugely successful new Multistrada. This opens up ...

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  • New bikes
  • 20 January 2011

Used bike of the week: Zero-mile Ducati 748S!

As lovely as Ducati’s modern superbikes are, they can’t match the impact, visual or otherwise that the 916/748 made in the 1990s. If you’re hankering after one of Ducati’s iconic Massimo Tamburini-designed machines, there’s unlikely to be much better than this zero-mile, late-model 748S now on www.mcnbikesforsale.com. View the full 0-mile Ducati 748S ad The bike has come from a ...

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  • 11 January 2011

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