After weeks of rumor, Bloomberg and Reuters are both independently reporting that VW has agreed to purchase Ducati for something in the neighborhood of $1.12 billion. But why does a gigantic auto conglomerate want a tiny bike manufacturer? What will … Continued
Snapped at NOLA Motorsports Park by Pro Italia, dozens of identical Ducati 1199 Panigales are lined up in the pits, ready for the brand’s dealer introduction. Riding the bike on the track, speaking to its designers and engineers and learning … Continued
When former Champ Valentino Rossi isn’t losing races on a Ducati, he’s losing them in this Ferrari 458 Italia. Racing this weekend in the Blancpain Endurance GT3 class at Monza, Rossi and hetero life partner Uccio finished 18 in a … Continued
Sorry for the lack of Zero DS updates over the last few days. Been busy using it to do too many things in too short a time all around LA. We’re a week in to living together now. Much more … Continued
Yesterday, only 19 states had totally mandatory helmet laws. Today that number is 18. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder just signed into law a bill making helmet use optional in that state — with strings attached. Informally known as “Darwin’s Law,” … Continued
These are the CAD drawings that helped transform 848 Evo into Ducati Streetfighter 848. Changes include that Testastretta 11° motor, a 35mm longer swingarm, lengthened trail, the suspension off the Monster 1100 Evo, non-Monobloc radial Brembo calipers and wider footpegs … Continued
What happens when you try to learn how to make a pizza in a language you don’t understand? When your classic Lambretta refuses to run in Roman traffic? What do you think, Drake McElroy the next Russel Crowe?