Simply brilliant Bennets motorcycle TV advert! And people should really be afraid of a Ducati 1098 when it gets angry, but that only happens when they forget the throttle is being held in their own right hands. Now keep that Ducati on a short leash!
Monthly, there were more than 35, 000 readers who voted the “Motorcycle of the year 2008” having to choose among 280 models from all twelve categories: Cruiser, Naked, Enduro, Road Enduro, Supermotard, Sport, Sport Touring, Touring, 125cc and three category of scooters.
Like everybody expected, bikes situated in the “sports” category were heavily voted ending up occupying the podium, but this is more than everybody ever dreamed about. For the first time in the history of various voting (...) > Full story
Ernesto Marinelli, Ducati Corse Superbike technical manager as well as the track engineer for Troy Bayliss, shares the secrets and technical differences of the new 1098 F08:
“The 1098 F08 is the closest a Ducati Superbike has ever been to a road-going ‘R’ version and represents a totally new design compared to the 999.
In accordance with the latest Superbike regulations, engine capacity has been increased 200cc and, while the engine of the 999 F07 was basically a prototype, (...) > Full story
The much awaited and desired Ducati 1098R has finally ended up in the hands of the expert rider which, as you can see in the video, gets a feel of it proving that Italian motorcycles are not just a blast, but pure magic! Pop up the volume and hear the mighty V-twin engine rev proudly out of those corners.
Dario Marchetti and Ducati won a spectacular victory at Daytona in the first of the Motorcycle Races of Champions, the series of races by invitation only, reserved for those who have ranked in the top three places in an American championship race in the past two years.
Due to an organizational error, the rider from Castel San Pietro (BO) went to bed thinking that he came in third and woke up as the winner of the couple endurance 200 Miles which he participated in with Barrett Long in the (...) > Full story
Motoring TV show Fifth Gear recently filmed a test between an $22,900 Ducati 1098 and $310,000 Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera at the Wiltshire Circuit of Castle Coombe.
The 1098 ridden by British Superbikes Airwaves Ducati star Leon Haslam, was more than a match for the Lamborghini Supercar driven by Tiff Needell as both bike and car were put head to head for three challenges; slalom, braking and a one-lap race.
This will be the second time that a Lamborghini and a Ducati Superbike have battled it out on fifth Gear with the 999 previously victorious.
The Ducati 1098 F08, Ducati’s future World Superbike challenger, made its public debut at the Misano World Circuit in Italy yesterday with a number of demonstration laps in front of over 50,000 spectators at WDW World Ducati Week 2007.
Two-times World Superbike champion Troy Bayliss was given the honour of demonstrating the 1098 F08 machine, which is still in its factory development stage, sporting black carbon-fibre bodywork and aluminium fuel-tank.
The 1098 F08 has been undergoing (...) > Full story
Top Gear star Richard Hammond finally gets his dream Ducati 1098.
Richard `the Hamster’ Hammond is well known as the bike-lover of the BBC Top Gear team and has enthused about the 1098 ever since he first laid eyes on the stunning new Ducati Superbike.
The Ducati 1098 was launched at the end of 2006 and immediately attracted Hammond’s attention as the bike wooed both press and public alike.
Even Hammond had to wait 6 months for the bike to find it’s way to him due to the (...) > Full story