Based in Bologna, Italy, Ducati was a radio manufacturer before entering motorcycle production after the end of the Second World War. Known at first for its sporty line of lightweight single-cylinder bikes, Ducati hit its stride in the early 1970s with its V-Twin sportbikes that were the pinnacle in their era. Following some financial instability in the 1990s, Ducati currently produces several desirable racing-inspired motorcycles. All current Ducatis are built with signature steel trellis frames and 90-degree V-Twin motors. It also has a rich racing history with particular dominance in World Superbike competition. Ducati offers sophisticated bikes in various distinct market segments: Superbike, Supersport, Monster, Multistrada, SportClassic and Hypermotard.
Is the smaller-displacement Ducati Monster 821 a better choice than the base-model Monster 1200?
Which fares better on the street, the KTM 1290 Super Duke R, BMW S1000R, Ducati Monster 1200S or Kawasaki Z1000?
BMW S1000R vs. Ducati Monster 1200S vs. Kawasaki Z1000, KTM Super Duke R, MV Agusta Brutale 1090RR
For the unretired class clown there are no better motorcycles than these two ’tards.
This Ducati Multistrada is outfitted with a host of accessories meant to make life on the road more palatable.
A look back at Ducati’s first liquid-cooled Monster.
Any motorcycle with “motard” in its name compels us with a childlike enthusiasm to act like even bigger MOrons.
For those who lament the loss of the Ducati Monster S4R, its phoenix has arisen in the 2014 Monster 1200.
We have been abnormally excited about comparing the Ducati 899 Panigale, MV Agusta F3 and Suzuki GSX-R750.
Remember when superbikes from the late-‘80s were 750s and were the baddest motorcycles on the track, the ones we paid our hard-earned money to go watch
How do the new Ducati 899 Panigale and MV Agusta F3 800 stack up on paper against the reigning class king – the Suzuki GSX-R750?
The transformation from Diavel to Strada has endowed this oddball platform with broader-band appeal.
The little Ducati Panigale offers a lot of performance and technology for the price.
Kevin Duke gets wired up with a mic and onboard video camera to get some from-the-seat commentary of the Ducati Panigale R.