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    Video: Ducati confirms Scrambler coming later this year
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    Ducati is best known for its powerful superbikes and sporty naked machines, but it looks like the Italian motorcycle maker might be going in a dirtier direction with a new bike called the Scrambler. This new addition may also be a more affordable way to bring fans into the Italian motorcycle ...

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    Official: Ducati reveals Monster 821 in two flavors
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    We found the third-generation Ducati Monster 1200S to be a comfortable but quite capable sport bike during our First Ride. But what if you love the new bike's brawny looks but don't think you'll need the full 1200cc V-twin? At first blush, we'd say you might be crazy, but Ducati is looking out ...

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    Two Wheels: Ugly Moto makes beautiful motorcycle art [w/video]
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    Ugly Moto is a horrible name for a company that makes such wonderful motorcycle art. The creation of artist Francis Ooi, the company's illustrations focus on some of the iconic racing bikes of the 1960s and 1970s. The artwork has an elegant simplicity that really makes it pop. It would fit just ...

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    Report: Legendary motorcycle designer Massimo Tamburini passes away at 70
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    The motorcycle world lost a great designer over the weekend. Massimo Tamburini, the mind behind the shape of the Ducati 916 Superbike, MV Agusta F4 and a host of other beautiful bikes died of cancer at age 70. Tamburini founded Italian high-performance motorcycle builder Bimota in the '70s with ...

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    First Ride: 2014 Ducati Monster 1200 S
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    The Ducati Monster 1200 S has the power-to-weight ratio of a Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse and the contact patch of a playing card. I'm elbows deep into leaning this pulsing, growling, screaming red animal across a one-lane hairpin on the edge of a volcanic island, when a sequence of ...

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    Two Wheels: Ducati reveals new MotoGP Open-spec Desmosedici GP14 [w/video] [UPDATE]
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    Formula One isn't the only international racing series kicking off its 2014 season this month. So too is MotoGP, the top-tier two-wheeled racing championship, with an eighteen-round season kicking off on March 23 in Qatar before heading to Texas next month. One of the biggest changes being put ...

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    Geneva: Ducati Diavel wheels into the Swiss spotlight [w/video]
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    Ducati has given its Diavel V-twin sport cruiser an upgrade in styling and mechanics for the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The biggest change is the addition of the latest generation of its Testastretta 11° Dual Spark engine with 162 horsepower, but it also receives a new exhaust design and full ...

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    Official: Tour the Ducati museum with Google Maps
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    Google Maps and Street View have done a fabulous job adding motoring museums to their catalogs. Google has given visitors the chance to virtually visit fantastic exhibitions including the Honda Collection Hall, Lamborghini museum, Mazda museum and McLaren Technology Centre. The latest addition to ...

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    Video: Watch a trio of Santas ride up Mulholland Drive
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    Santa Claus might have his eight reindeer – or nine, when it's foggy – to help him deliver presents in most parts of the world, but in southern California, it looks like he's traded up from Dasher, Dancer, Prancer and company to BMW, Yamaha and Kawasaki. RNickeyMouse is usually the ...

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    Video: Restoring 50's Italian single-cylinder motorcycles is a labor of love
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    As we've explained before, we have a soft spot for small, funky motorcycles. We've expressed our admiration for cafe racers and their culture, and while those modded bikes are extremely cool, we may have just discovered another niche of even more interesting two-wheeled contraptions, thanks to ...

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    Official: Ducati unveils range-topping Monster 1200 and 1200 S with pricing
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    Ducati has unveiled the third generation of its naked (read: fairing-less) motorcycles, comprised of the Monster 1200 and 1200 S, at the press conference ahead of the 71st International Motorcycle Exhibition (EICMA) in Milan, which starts tomorrow. The two new Monsters will be available in 2014, ...

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    Video: New Zealand motorcycle race nearly sets town ablaze [UPDATE]
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    In Greymouth, New Zealand, a legal street race is held annually for amateur motorcycle riders, and we assume it's not every year that a last-lap motorcycle crash threatens to set the town ablaze. But that's what happened last Sunday when a Ducati rider lost control and high-sided his ...

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    Video: Ducati 1199 TerraCorsa takes Panigale off-road
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    Ferrari and Lamborghini make supercars with all-wheel drive, but you wouldn't take one off-road, right? Of course not. And by the time token, you wouldn't take a Ducati off-road either, would you? Well, the guys at Portland-based Ducati dealer MotoCorsa would beg to differ. They were heading out ...

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    Official: Ducati reveals new 1199 Superleggera [w/video]
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    If Ducati is the Ferrari of motorcycles, then the 1199 Panigale is surely the two-wheeled equivalent of the 458 Italia. This, then, is surely the motorbike counterpart to the 458 Speciale. Called the 1199 Superleggera, it's Ducati's new limited-production lightweight superbike. It's made of ...

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    Official: Brazil gets special 'Senna' version of Ducati 1199 Panigale S
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    Ducati is bringing a special treat to its customers in Brazil – a special edition of the 1199 Panigale S superbike, exclusive to the South American country, honoring late Formula One world champion and local god Ayrton Senna, who died nearly 20 years ago at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix at ...

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    Official: Corvette Stingray gets Monopoly token treatment
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    We collectively rejoiced when Hasbro decided to keep the racecar as a token for Monopoly, but now it appears car lovers will have a new game piece to hoard, on a new version of the classic board game called Monopoly Empire. Instead of vying for fictitious properties and railroads, Monopoly Empire ...

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    Two Wheels: Ducati 899 Panigale gets official introduction in Frankfurt [w/video]
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    Joining the Audi Nanuk Quattro Concept unveiling, Ducati has pulled the covers from the 899 Panigale at Volkswagen Group Night ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show. The 899 is very similar to its big brother, the 1199 Panigale, except for some key differences intended to make it a more accessible ...

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    Video: Engadget tries Google Glass with motorcycle helmet, results are mixed
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    Our friends at sister site Engadget recently got a chance to give an early version of Google Glass. Tim Stevens went so far as to hop on the back of a Ducati 848 Streetfighter with Glass tucked under his helmet in an attempt to host a Google+ hangout while on a ride. Unfortunately, the system ...

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    Video: 'Born of a Blue Sky' brings the Amelia Island Concours to you
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    The Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance has more clout every year and is getting a reputation as Pebble Beach minus the madness. Held in March this year, it celebrated Ducati and the 50-year anniversaries of Lamborghini, the Corvette Sting Ray, Porsche 911 and the Ford GT40. Justin Lapriore was ...

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    First Drive: 2014 Ducati 1199 Panigale R
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    When 30 Grand For Two Wheels Isn't Too Much Surviving long-term motorcycle riding requires a healthy dose of fear and the heightened awareness that accompanies it. Nothing suffers fools quite as ruthlessly as two-wheeled transport, an axiom that has been relentlessly reinforced by YouTube. The ...

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