Unfortunately, the nice folks at MotoCorsa’s Hello Scrambler didn’t make it to the finals to represent the U.S. in the Scrambler Ducati Custom Rumble bike build contest, but here are the bikes that did. All of them are pretty badass, some more than others.
There is a reason why sportbikes are long, keep a lot of weight over the front, and have front ends that don’t turn a ton and have beefy steering stabilizers: it’s so you don’t kill yourself. But, if you’re going to kill yourself, doing it on a Ducati Panigale-powered Grom is a great way to do it.
I just got home from riding the all-new 2016 Ducati XDiavel all around San Diego. My cruiser face is starting to dissipate and I’ve finally managed to turn off Nickelback radio, which means it’s time to get your questions in.
One day after his 23rd birthday, Loris Baz was having a lovely afternoon testing his MotoGP bike at the Sepang Circuit in Malaysia (where I just rode the new Kawasaki ZX-10R) when the soft compound Michelin rear tire he was riding on blew up—at 180 mph.
I had two nightmares last night. In one, Ducati’s draXter XDiavel concept was chasing me down a dark, desolate highways and trying to eat me. The other involved losing a bet and being strapped to the draXster with the throttle taped wide open as someone dropped the clutch. I still can’t decide which was scarier.
The funny thing about custom motorcycles is how often they end up looking so similar. When MotoCorsa, the top selling Ducati dealership in the nation, was asked to be a part of Ducati’s Custom Rumble contest, they wanted to put the “custom” back in custom. Meet the Hello Kitty-themed Scrambler, and boy is it...…
For the past decade, if you wanted an adventure bike (read: a big bike with big suspension you could sort of ride off road) you pretty much had to decide between the BMW GS and KTM 1190 Adventure. Ducati released their first off-road intended bike last month with the Ducati Multistrada Enduro, but they have a long way…
The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) is easily the most batshit insane motorcycle race in the United States. The 12.42-mile long course is where the fastest and craziest among us go to compete against both fellow man and mountain as they ride to the top of the 14,110 foot summit. But this year, many of them…
I know this isn’t going to a popular opinion, but I think the new Ducati 959 Panigale is my favorite sportbike on the market. If I were buying a sportbike today for daily use/canyon carving/trackday riding, I’d buy it over anything else on the market today. Full stop and cue the haters. Here’s why.
Ducati felt like they launched something for everyone when they released the Scrambler Ducati line last year. Suprisingly, the one thing they missed was a low-key cafe option. Luckily, Italian fashion brand Italia Independent came to the rescue.
Do you watch MotoGP, the world’s top form of motorcycle racing? If the answer’s no, let me tell you why this coming season will be the best one to start on in many years. All it took was a few rule changes that should make the sport more open and more exciting than it’s been in a while, and since it already kicked…
Bimota is like that weird uncle you only see during the holidays, who tries to sit you down and tell you what you should do with your life. However, with the Impeto, this Italian firm just might be onto something great.
The Bimota Tesi 3D RaceCafe definitely takes the prize for the “most special” bike released at the EICMA show in Milan. I still can’t decide if I’d be proud or ashamed to call this thing my own, but I do know I definitely need to ride it.
On the one hand, the idea that Ducati thinks people are so dumb that they can’t tracker-ize the regular Scrambler is pretty insulting. On the other hand, this Ducati Scrambler Flat Track Pro is pretty damn cool. This one got lost in the new bike fray of EICMA a bit, but is well worth taking a gander at.
Ducati is making no bones about the purpose of the their-all new, enormous, XDiavel. It’s a cruiser. The first Ducati literally built around rider comfort and, in their words, “low speed excitement.”
You’re going to see a lot of existing bikes get major motor tweaks this year as Euro IV rolls tighter emissions controls across the industry. That’s why the Speed Triple got a mostly-new engine that’s mostly the same and its why the 899 Panigale is now the new Ducati 959 Panigale. Complete with shotgun exhaust…
Been lusting after the lovely Ducati Scrambler, but not sure you’re ready for the 75 horsepower of that 803 cc motor? Ducati has you covered with their new entry level Scrambler, all for just $7,995!
The Ducati Multistrada is one of the best sport touring bikes on the market, but it’s always made for a terrible adventure bike. At least until now. Meet the 2016 Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro.
An Italian site is claiming to have spy pics which confirm Ducati is about to release a 400 Scrambler. One of the best bikes of the year is about to get a little brother.
The Ducati Multistrada is a wonderful, nearly uncrashable motorcycle...as long as you keep it on the pavement. It seems Bologna might be fed up with people laughing at their silly little wheels from their well-farkled German machines, but that might not be the case much longer.