With both Carlos Checa and Ayrton Badovini onboard, we get the feeling this is a sound you’re going to be hearing a lot of in SBK next year. The RS13 is the official, factory racing version of the Ducati 1199 … Continued
Excited for next year? You should be. We’re getting not only some of the best bikes ever, but getting them at affordable prices, accessible performance levels and with appealing design too. Here’s 13 of the best new bikes coming in … Continued
At a wet, cold Paul Ricard Circuit last week, F1 legend Michael Schumacher hopped on the new Ducati 1199 Panigale. Joining him on track were John McGuinness, Randy Mamola, Moto2 rider Pol Espargaro and endurance racer Keith Flint. It was … Continued
Along with the 2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200, the new BMW S1000RR HP4 is one of the first road bike’s to adopt semi-active suspension. “Dynamic Damping Control,” as BMW is calling it, is able to sense both rider input and road … Continued
So Jamie calls me one day and is all, “We’ve got an 1199 for a couple days, but it’s raining!” You’d think and Englishman could deal with that a little better, but I sent him a Butler Motorcycle Map and … Continued
Here, superstock racer Niccolò Canepa rides his Ducati 1199 Panigale around Spain’s Circuito de Jerez. That’s a smooth, flowing fast track, but damn if Canepa and the Ducati don’t make it look short, small and dramatic.
So the new Ducati Hypermotard has a liquid-cooled, 821cc motor that adds 20bhp for a total of 110 while dropping 9lbs of weight. What happens when it meets a MotoGP rider with a background in flat track racing? Sideways happens. … Continued