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    Video: Audi R8 V10 Plus takes on Ducati Diavel in straight line
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    The classic car-versus-motorcycle comparison is put to the test as Autocar pits a 2013 Audi R8 V10 against the Ducati Diavel in a run from 0-150-0 miles per hour. While you might expect the 162-horsepower Ducati weighing just 515 pounds to blow away the 542-horse, 3,500-pound Audi, this ...

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    Video: Runway Rumble: Nissan GT-R, Ducati 1098 and Lamborghini Reventon Roadster battle it out
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    One 2.5-mile runway, three different ways to take off: a Ducati 1098, a tuned Nissan GT-R with 580 horsepower and a launch control upgrade, and a Lamborghini Reventon Roadster. You'd naturally expect the Ducati to assert it's lightweight, high-horsepower authority in these matters, but with more ...

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    Video: Watch the Ducati 1199 Panigale RS13 at Mugello
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    Ducati has finally put the finishing touches on its newest race bike: the 1199 Panigale RS13. To celebrate, the team took its newest creation down to Mugello for a quick sprint around the track ahead of its date with the World Superbike Championship. Factory riders Carlos Checa and Ayrton ...

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    Two Wheels: The 2013 Bimota DB11 VLX is a supercharged terror
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    Bimota kicked in the doors at the 2012 EICMA International Motorcycle Show with a whopping 19 models, and while creations like the 1198cc Ducati Testastretta-powered DB11 and the BMW S1000RR-based BB2 are enough get our hearts pumping, the 2013 DB11 VLX can stop them all together. That beast ...

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    Two Wheels: Ducati debuts three new bikes at EICMA 2012
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    The minds at Ducati have been busy lately. The Italian manufacturer pulled back the curtains on three new machines at the 2012 EICMA International Motorcycle Show, including the water-cooled 2013 Hypermotard. Using and 821cc variant of the company's Testastretta 11-degree DS V-twin, the ...

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    Report: CEO says Volkswagen's buying spree is over
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    After adding Italian motorcycle icon Ducati to its stable and spending $5.6 billion on the rest of Porsche, Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn says he's done shopping for a while. "We have enough to do at the moment in taking our twelve brands to where we want to be," Winterkorn tells German ...

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    Video: Watch Greg Tracy snap the 10-minute Pikes Peak barrier
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    There are the racers who tackle the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on four wheels and then there are the (even more) insane bastards who head up the mountain on bikes. Greg Tracy is without a doubt one of the most talented of those souls. He's collected the Pikes Peak International Hill ...

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    Official: Valentino Rossi leaves Ducati, heads home to Yamaha
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    After an undeniably unsuccessful two-year relationship with Ducati, motorcycle superstar Valentino Rossi has decided to take his talents back to Yamaha, the team he left at the end of the 2010 season for what he hoped would be greener pastures. The deal signed by Rossi will see him wearing ...

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    Report: Is Lamborghini the real owner of Ducati?
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    Will the real owner of Ducati please stand up? It seems things are not as cut-and-dry as we once understood. Audi has just released its 2012 Interim Financial Report, and there is an interesting little bit on its acquisition of Ducati. It seems that not only was the performance motorbike ...

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    Video: Chris Harris pits Porsche 911 GT2 RS against Ducati 1199 Panigale
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    Just because you can't ride a motorcycle doesn't mean you can't appreciate them. Chris Harris is one of those guys who can't ride, but admits to being fascinated by motorcycles. So to that end, he brought his pal Ben Cope from visordown.com to Santa Pod drag strip with a Ducati 1199 Panigale to ...

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    Report: Audi mulling sporty new people carrier and... a scooter?!
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    Autocar says they have spoken to Audi sales and marketing chief Peter Schwarzenbauer who admits his company may soon enter the MPV market (pronounced "minivan" here in the U.S.) market. Of course, with Audi that means a premium minivan with as many as seven seats. Schwarzenbauer tells Autocar ...

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    Official: Robb Report releases 24th annual Best of the Best list
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    Robb Report has released its annual Best of the Best issue, and the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 has been awarded top honors in the automotive category. No surprise there – the Italian supercar was chosen as the magazine's Car of the Year earlier in 2012. Prefer to go topless? In that case, ...

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    Report: Ferrari, Lamborghini among car plants shut down following Italian earthquake
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    An earthquake has rocked northern Italy once again, this time centered approximately 40 kilometers north of Bologna. Early reports indicate at least ten people have been killed in the shock and ensuing aftermath. Reports from Italy also indicate that several automotive assembly plants and ...

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    Video: AWD vs. One Wheel Drive: Audi TT RS Plus pitted against Ducati 1199 Panigale S
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    It was only a matter of time, folks. As soon as Audi finalized its purchase of the Ducati brand, we knew to expect a slew of comparison tests pitting the German automaker's finest wares against the two-wheeled exotica rolling out of Italy's best-known motorcycle maker. The scribes from Germany's ...

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    Official: AMG officially disavows partnership with Ducati
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    Can't say we didn't see this one coming. Hot on the heels of Audi's official announcement that it had acquired the Ducati brand from Investindustrial Group, AMG, the in-house performance arm of German automaker Mercedes-Benz, has ended its "marketing cooperation" with the storied Italian ...

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    Breaking: It's official, Audi has just bought Ducati
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    There aren't a lot of automakers that also make motorcycles: Peugeot, Honda, Suzuki, and perhaps most pertinently, BMW. And now Audi is getting in the game – not with its own four-ringed motorbikes, but with today's acquisition of Ducati. In the announcement just released, Audi confirmed ...

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    Report: Audi deal to buy Ducati valued at $1.1B
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    Automotive News is reporting that Audi is set to lay down $1.1 billion to purchase Ducati from the motorcycle manufacturer's current owner, Investindustrial. The news comes courtesy of a source "familiar with the matter," though neither Audi nor Investindustrial have officially commented on ...

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    Report: Audi to announce Ducati acquisition next week?
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    According to at least one unnamed source, Audi's purchase of Ducati is as good as done. Reuters reports that Audi has taken a good hard look at Ducati's books and found "no major stumbling blocks." Another source says Ducati's largest shareholder, Investindustrial, has agreed to discuss the ...

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    Report: Daimler refutes interest in Ducati
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    A Daimler spokesman has put an end to rumors that his employer is trying to outbid Audi for an interest in motorcycle-builder Ducati. Despite Daimler's previous collaboration with the two-wheel wizards, it looks like Audi's reported bid of $1.16 billion could be the only one. An Italian ...

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    Official: Ducati Monster goes Diesel
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    Wait a second... a diesel Ducati? Has the sale to Audi gone through and the TDI engine made its way onto two wheels already? In a word: no. This isn't diesel with a small D, but Diesel with a capital D – as in the Italian house of denim. Diesel signed on last year as a sponsor of the ...

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