Mike Haliwood is a pretty important figure in Ducati’s history as its name is strongly related to the Italian manufacturer.
When Mike Hailwood returned from New Zealand to ride the privateer Sports Motorcycles 900 SS in the Isle of Man TT F1 race in 1978, some say it was Ducati’s greatest victory ever. At 38, Hailwood had not raced at the Isle of Man for 11 years, but he beat Phil Read’s lap record by nine mph on his way to victory.
Ducati offered him a factory bike the next year, but it was unequal to the task: Hailwood finished 5th and did not ride it anywhere else. However the TT legend was alive and well, and Ducati marketed a Mike Hailwood Replica in 1979 in red, white and green. The MHR had Darmah Nippon Denso instruments and switch gear, Conti exhausts, Brembo brakes front and rear and 40-mm carburettors. The first MHRs had kick starts and one-piece fairings, and Motor Cycle Weekly tested one at 129 mph. Full story
Searching for a versatile, yet sporty motorcycle which is able to cope great with race tracks, city streets and highway? Then you should take a closer look at the Ducati Diavel Carbon.
“The challenge of building a muscular silhouette over a pure-bred competition motor had to be met with determination and a delicate touch, and the result is a frontal area that looks like a power athlete on the starting blocks,” explains the team at Ducati Design responsible for the project. “With the front wheel kept close to the Diavel’s body and using the short tail of a sport bike, we were able to blend this muscular design with a chassis that matched.”
Apart from its attractive design the 2012 Ducati Diavel Carbon is equipped with a strong 1198.4cc heart. The engine is mated on a six speed transmission and puts out 162hp (119kW) @ 9500rpm and 94lb-ft (127.5Nm) @ 8000rpm.
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The Sport riding mode delivers an adrenalin-filled 150hp ride with sports-oriented throttle response and, on the ‘S’ version, an instant high performance suspension set-up. In character with its Superbike bloodline, DTC immediately adjusts to a level for expert riders whose ‘comfort zone’ is a little closer to the limit. Ducati’s racing experience combined with first-rate components makes riding the Multistrada 1200 a pure motorcycling thrill and a dream come true for those searching for best-in-class performance as well as comfort.
The new Ducati Multistrada 1200 combines innovative design and unprecedented technology to unleash four-bikes-in-one. Sport, Touring, Urban and Enduro riding modes now enable a truly enjoyable and customisable riding experience separated by just one click.
The ground-breaking design makes instant adjustment to power and torque delivery in addition to electronic adjustment of suspension settings and traction control, transforming the Multistrada 1200 to the rider’s needs, and not the other way around. Hailed as a true ‘game-changing’ motorcycle, the technologically-advanced Multistrada 1200 introduces the new 150hp Testastretta 11° engine, and advanced ergonomics to be powerful, playful and a comfortable and versatile adventure on two wheels. Full story
Ducati has celebrated its partnership with AMG by producing the Diavel AMG Special Edition, inspired by the German maker’s unmistakeable styling. Combining exclusivity with high performance, the Diavel AMG Special Edition is the perfect synthesis of two unequalled brands with a shared passion for exceptional achievement, unique design and conscientious attention to detail.
The unmistakeable design of the Diavel Carbon is enhanced by refined AMG-inspired, branded sport features. The Diavel AMG Special Edition features: splendid forged 5-spoke wheels, carbon fibre air vents with aluminium trimming, an all-new sports exhaust and a seat with horizontally ribbed seat upholstered in Alcantara®. Frame, tank and passenger seat cover are in the AMG’s Diamond White, contrasting assertively with the opaque black of the carbon fibre. Further underlining the model’s exclusivity, each bike is numbered and will have a plate mounted on the engine carrying the signature of the worker who manually calibrated the Desmodromic system timing.
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The Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Pikes is powered by the Testastretta 11°, L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled engine which delivers a maximum power of 150hp - 110.3kW @ 9250 rpm and 87.5lb-ft 118.7Nm @ 7500 rpm.
The 2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Pikes’s engine is mated on a six speed gearbox which delivers efficient fuel consumption and smooth shifts. If the 1198 Superbike reaches its top speed in 6th gear, the Multistrada 1200 is able to reach it in 5th gear and maintain it effortlessly in 6th.
The 2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Pikes features top notch ergonomics and was carefully designed to maximize the rider’s comfort. The company says that the ‘ergonomics triangle’ of handlebar, seat and footpegs has been designed for both the rider and passenger, optimising comfort while providing a commanding and upright riding position.
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The 2012 Ducati Hypermotard 796 was created to dominate the road. The bike features an aggressive design which is combined with a host of modern technologies and a fairly capable engine. All these features make it one of the most attractive naked bikes in its segment.
Its engine has na 803cc displacement, is air cooled and delivers a maximum power of 81hp (59.6kW) @ 8000rpm and 55.7lb-ft (7.7kgm) of torque at 6250rpm. This massive power is sent to the rear wheel through a six speed gearbox which is combined with the APTC ‘wet’ clutch. This advanced clutch prevents destabilizing of the rear-end under aggressive down-shifting and also gives the extra benefit of a super-light feel at the lever.
The motorcycle is also fitted with a modern 2-1-2 catalytic exhaust system which uses an efficient pre-silencer configuration with twin lambda probes which help the bike conform to the Euro 3 emission standards.
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The 2012 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S has a lot to love, but what makes it truly great is the new Testastretta 11° engine which is developed using the company’s experience in World Superbike.
The company says that its new Testastretta 11° is an engine for all environments, as its versatile nature makes it perfect for race tracks, long-distance touring or everyday urban use. The L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled unit delivers a maximum output of 150hp - 110.3kW @ 9250 rpm and 87.5lb-ft (118.7Nm) of torque @ 7500 rpm. Power is sent to the ground by means of a six speed gear box.
As far as suspensions go, the 2012 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S is equipped with Öhlins 48mm fully adjustable usd forks with electronic compression and rebound adjustment, and a rear fully adjustable Ohlins electronic monoshock.
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The Ducati Monster 1100EVO is one of the most capable sport motorcycles in Ducati’s lineup. The bike offers a perfect mix of modern technologies, racy handling and sporty performances.
Power comes from a two-valve engine which features a crankcase that significantly reduces its overall weight. They are produced using the same innovative Vacural® technology that Ducati previously applied only to Supersport models. The engine rewards you with a maximum output of 100 hp @ 7500 rpm and 76 lb. ft of torque at 6000 rpm.
Apart from its strong engine, the bike is also very comfortable thanks to its total steering angle of 64 degrees, an extremely intuitive and ergonomic handle position and the tapered and deeply sculpted fuel tank.
The Monster 1100EVO features a set of sport tuned suspensions which consist of Marzocchi 43mm fully adjustable usd forks and rear Sachs adjustable monoshocks.
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The Ducati Diavel Cromo features a tasty gloss black paint job combined with a chromium-plated tank. This aggressive paint scheme is completed by horizontal seat stitching and classic Ducati logos.
Perhaps it goes without saying that the Diavel Cromo keeps all major traits of the Diavel family rewarding its rider with first class ergonomics and maximum performance.
Talking about performance, the motorcycle is powered by the Testastretta 11°, L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled engine which puts out 162hp (119kW) @ 9500rpm and 94lb-ft (127.5Nm) of torque at 8000rpm. The engine is linked to a six speed gear box which offers smooth and precise shifts.
One of the most important modern technologies hosted by the Ducati Diavel Cromo is the racing-derived Ducati Traction Control (DTC) which is a highly intelligent system which acts as a filter between the rider’s right hand and the rear tyre. Within milliseconds, DTC is able to detect and control rear wheel-spin, considerably increasing the bike’s active safety and performance.
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The Ducati Multistrada was blessed with many traits that make it a desirable motorcycle. It’s agile, lightweight and on top of that is also very good looking.
We especially like the high, wide handlebars, serrated footrests, stylish sump guard and specially designed tyres. Not to mention about the L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled engine which rewards you with a maximum power of 150 hp @ 9250 rpm and 118.7 Nm of torque achieved at 7500 rpm.
The Multistrada 1200 was especially developed to offer perfect ergonomics. Thereby the ‘ergonomics triangle’ of handlebar, seat and footpegs has been designed for both the rider and passenger, optimising comfort while providing a commanding and upright riding position.
Among the features offered by the 2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200 you’ll find a Bosch-Brembo ABS system, DTC, LEDs and Pirelli tires.
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