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.
Kevin Duke gets wired up with a mic and onboard video camera to get some from-the-seat commentary of the Ducati Panigale R.
The Ducati 848 Streetfighter and MV Agusta Brutale 800 offer sportbike attributes and Italian cool. But which is better?
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Built for the track, ridden on the street. The bikes here represent the bleeding edge of superbike technology and performance from their respective OEMs.
Ducati’s new-for-2013 Hyperstrada wheelies, slides the rear wheel, jumps curbs, is nimble and flickable, and a hoot in urban environments. Characteristics,