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2019 - 2020 Ducati Diavel 1260 / 1260 S

2019 - 2020 Ducati Diavel 1260 / 1260 S

The Engine Is A Testastretta L-Twin That Rocks Ducati’s Hot New Variable-Timing

Italian powerhouse Ducati hit MY2019 with an all-new pair of Diavel models for the sport-naked sector: the Diavel 1260 and 1260 S. Both toe the family line as far as aesthetics are concerned, and they run the same Testastretta powerplant so the differences between the two essentially come down to the trim package and chassis features. Performance and safety go hand-in-hand with a number of top-shelf electronic goodies to help you keep all that power under control. This bike is truly a rolling tribute to Ducati’s ingenuity, and the best is under the hood hidden away from plain sight.

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2016 - 2019 Ducati XDiavel / XDiavel S

2016 - 2019 Ducati XDiavel / XDiavel S

The Sport-Cruiser That Really Is A Cruiser Sportbike

It’s safe to say that “cruiser” isn’t exactly the first word that comes to mind when I think of Ducati, or even the third, yet here we are with the XDiavel and its slightly dressier, “S” trim package that carries the brand into uncharted waters. The “X” is meant to signify the cross and blending of the two worlds — cruiser and sport — and the end result is what the factory calls a “Techno-cruiser” due to its melding of Italian performance DNA and a more cruise-tastic rider triangle than you normally see from this brand. Powered by a 1,262 cc Testastretta engine, the XDiavel duo put the “sport” in “sport-cruiser” and opens the performance field to folks that ordinarily wouldn’t have such an option.

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2017 Ducati Diavel Diesel

2017 Ducati Diavel Diesel

When two Italian houses meet, this ought to happen

You are allowed to think that Ducati has mastered the dark arts and cooked up this mad looking Diavel from a parallel universe with the help of another Italian madhouse Haute couture production, Diesel. Together they have couped up a radical looking post-apocalyptic machine that will tear apart any other cruiser down to its soul.

This motorcycle was announced as part of Milan Men’s Fashion Week 2017 and was launched at the Motor Bike Expo Italy in 2017.

In the words of Ducati Motor Holding CEO Claudio Domenicali – “The collaboration with Diesel enabled us to explore original stylistic and technical aspects whilst staying within the Ducati brand and fully respecting its values. In this case, we worked with Diesel on an already uniquely original bike like the Diavel and the result was surprising to put it mildly. The details characterizing the Diavel Diesel cannot fail to captivate connoisseurs of special bikes but also people from different walks of life, such as fashion. It’s always stimulating for us to move outside the world of motorcycling and widen our brand’s areas of interest”.

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2016 - 2018 Ducati Diavel

2016 - 2018 Ducati Diavel

What The Offspring Of A Sportbike And A Cruiser Would Be

The Diavel is Ducati’s second venture into the cruiser market — the Indiana being the first — but I’m not sure the designers have the same idea of what a cruiser is as the American motorcycling public thinks about a cruiser. Powered by a 1198 cc engine packing 152 horsepower and 91 pound-feet of torque, the Diavel is more of a power-cruiser-sportbike and might appeal to riders from either market.

Continue reading for my review of the Ducati Diavel.

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2014 - 2015 Ducati Streetfighter 848

2014 - 2015 Ducati Streetfighter 848

Ducati introduced the Streetfighter 848 back in 2012 to plug a hole in its lineup. You see, Ducati had found itself in the enviable position of having created a naked streetbike — Streetfighter 1098 — that was really too powerful for most riders’ comfort and safety envelope, and they needed to tame the beast a little bit for polite company.

Enter the 848, a Testastretta-powered Streetfighter that retains much of the performance of its predecessor with even better side-to-side response from the frame-geometry changes that make it more appropriate for the streets, but still far from family-friendly. This bike enjoyed a short run, and was phased out after the 2015 model year as other models from Ducati’s lineup provided a bit of overlap that covered this particular niche. Join me whilst I dig into this ride, and discover what the factory did to move forward from the too-powerful Streetfighter 1098.

Continue reading for my review of the Ducati Streetfighter 848.

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2015 Ducati Diavel Carbon

2015 Ducati Diavel Carbon

The intoxicating design, with innovative LED headlight, and refined rider comfort of the new Diavel may imply "cruiser," but the brute force of its 162 hp Testastretta engine and its razor sharp handling prove otherwise.

The Diavel Carbon exemplifies the distinctive style and sporty soul of the Diavel with high-quality, light-weight components. Clad with carbon fiber and Marchesini forged wheels, weight is reduced to just 205 kg, only further enhancing the performance of this extraordinary motorcycle.

Continue reading for more information on the 2015 Ducati Diavel Carbon.

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2015 Ducati Diavel Titanium

2015 Ducati Diavel Titanium

Motorcycle and car manufacturers both like to throw around the word ’exclusive,’ to the point that it has almost lost its meaning. Not so with the latest addition to Ducati’s Diavel line, the 2015 Diavel Titanium.

Folks, this is a truly exclusive bike, made so by the very limited, 500-bike production run that builds on the already outstanding Ducati Diavel. The net result is a radically refined ride that boasts all the features the factory has to offer, with the addition of exotic materials and a unique production number to boot. This is THE Ducati to own if you want to stand apart from the plethora of cookie-cutter streetbikes available today.

Continue reading for my review of the 2015 Ducati Diavel Titanium.

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2015 Ducati Monster S2R

2015 Ducati Monster S2R

Ducati created a new minimalist-bike niche when it released the 900 Monster prototype back in 1992, and it considers the Monster family of bikes to be their Italian ambassadors to the motorcycle world. Marketed as a bare-bones-basic bike, there is plenty of room for customization, so the Monster family is uniform only in its diversity. Ducati continues this tradition with the release of the 2015 Monster S2R, which could be called a little brother to the aggressive and powerful Monster S4R. The S2R shares the same frame geometry that you get on the S4R with many of the same superbike-inspired components, but Ducati tamed it a bit by opting for a smaller, air-cooled engine. This reduction in power while retaining the agile handling of the S4R makes this an ideal entry-level superbike, just without quite as much “super” as its looks suggest.

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2015 Ducati Monster 1200 S Stripe

2015 Ducati Monster 1200 S Stripe

Let your instinct drive you. Relish the superb performance, timeless design and cutting-edge technology of a motorcycle with even more aggressive looks thanks to the authentic Ducati Stripe livery and the high mounted Ducati Performance licence plate holder.

Just right to give vent to your real sporty attitude, the Monster 1200 S Stripe has the perfect personality to win each day’s challenges. For those who accept no compromise between style and performance, this is the one.

The model in the photo is equipped with an adjustable-position homologated licence plate holder. In the photo the license plate is mounted in a position that does not conform to current legislation for road riding.

Continue reading for more information on the Ducati Monster 1200 S Stripe.

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2015 Ducati Diavel

2015 Ducati Diavel

The Ducati Diavel was first introduced in 2011 as the Italian manufacturer’s second cruiser, following in the footsteps of the Indiana, which went out of commission in 1990.

My, how times have changed.

These days, the Diavel is widely considered as part cruiser, part sportsbike, a distinction that has made it one of Ducati’s most controversial machines. A lot of people didn’t like the Diavel at first and Ducati was bombarded with complaints that such a bike - a cruiser!?! - betrayed everything that Ducati stood for.

But that’s precisely why the Diavel was controversial. For all the flogging it received, a lot of people who ended up buying the bike came away impressed with its uncompromising combination of style and power, two things that Ducatis is also known for.

The arrival of the 2015 model represents the next evolution of the Diavel. Oh, and in case you don’t know, this bad boy is littered with all sorts of new features and components. It’s hard to name another bike that has been talked about more in the past four years than the Diavel. The fact that it’s only been around since 2011 only adds to its growing legacy.

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2015 Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle

2015 Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle

The Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle is one o the newest motorcycles designed by the Italian manufacturer. It features a retro look inspired by the classic motorcycles and is equipped with the latest technologies in the business.

Talking about technology, the motorcycle is powered by a potent 803 cc, L-Twin, Desmodromic, air cooled, Euro 3 engine with 2 valves per cylinder. The engine cranks out a maximum output of 55 KW (75 Hp) at 8,250 rpm and 68 Nm (50 Lb-Ft) of torque at 5,750 rpm. All this power is transferred to the rear wheel by means of a six speed transmission.

The bike also features a Termignoni racing exhaust homologated for road use, a sporty seat, a low tapered handlebar and a short front mudguard.

The Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle is offered with a starting price of $9,995.

Hit the jump for more information on the Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle.

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2015 Ducati Scrambler Icon

2015 Ducati Scrambler Icon

The Ducati Scrambler Icon delivers a tasty mix, of comfort, agility and old school style. It was built with practicality in mind and features a wide handlebar, a round headlight with glass lens and LED guide-light, and Dual Sport wheels.

The motorcycle is propelled by an L-twin, Desmodromic, 2 valves per cylinder, air cooled engine with a displacement of 803 cc which delivers a maximum power of 55 KW (75 Hp) at 8,250 Rpm and 68 Nm (50 Lb-Ft) of torque at 5,750 Rpm. The engine is housed by a tubular steel trellis frame and is mated on a six speed transmission with APTC wet multiplate clutch.

The ride quality is assured by a Kayaba suspension system which features a 41 mm upside down stanchion fork and a monoshock with adjustable spring preload.

Hit the jump for more information on the Ducati Scrambler Icon.

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2014 Ducati Monster 1200 S

2014 Ducati Monster 1200 S

The Ducati Monster was always a great choice for naked-model lovers and the 1200 S is one of the most wanted models in this lineup.

Refined and strong, the Ducati Monster 1200 S is propelled by a Testastretta 11°, L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled engine which delivers a maximum output of 108.2 KW (145 Hp) at 8,750 Rpm and 124.5 Nm (91.8 Lb-Ft) of torque at 7,250 Rpm. The unit is fed by a 17.5 liters fuel tank and needs to deal with a wet weight of 209 kg.

To be able to delivers first class performances, the motorcycle needed a set of performance-oriented technologies. Therefore, Ducati packed its bike with a comprehensive list of features which includes Riding Modes, Power Modes, DSP Ducati Safety Pack (ABS + DTC), Ride by Wire, Performance Package, passanger handles and seat cover, an anti-theft system and DDA.

Hit the jump for more information on the Ducati Monster 1200S.

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2014 Ducati Monster 1200

2014 Ducati Monster 1200

Ducati has fully revealed its new 2014 Monster 1200. The motorcycle has an aggressive character and is propelled by the Testastretta 11°, L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled engine with a displacement of 1198.4cc. The engine delivers a maximum output of 100.7 kW (135 hp) @ 8,750 rpm and 118 Nm (87 lb-ft) of torque @ 7,250 rpm. The unit is fed by a 17.5 liters fuel tank and is mated to a six speed gearbox with slipper clutch.

The 2014 Ducati Monster 1200 weighs 209 kg and its backbone is represented by a trellis frame which is directly attached to the engine.

Other features include Brembo brakes, hydraulic clutch, ride by wire and a TFT display. You also get an adjustable seat, Ducati’s Safety Pack (DSP), LED lights and a low mounted number plate.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2014 Ducati Monster 1200.

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1981 Ducati 860 GT Polizia

1981 Ducati 860 GT Polizia

If you want to talk about a true one-of-a-kind classic Ducati, it doesn’t get any better than the Ducati 860 GT Polizia. On the same vein that the American police rode Harley-Davidsons for years, its European counterpart used Ducatis.

This particular 860 GT Polizia, which was put on auction at the 2012 RM Auctions in Monaco, was built on a 750GT frame, with 750 tanks and side covers. In addition, it carried a powerful 864 cc SOHC V-twin engine that was mated to a five-speed transmission.

As a 1981 model, this 860 GT Polizia - CN: DM750S/755495 - was used by the Bologna Police Department and came with a windshield, leg shields, and side panniers, as well as a black paint and chrome finish.

Its condition is still impeccable even after all these years, and is highlighted by a relatively low mileage considering its age and the purpose it was used for (patrolling the mean streets of Bologna, Italy back in the 80’s).

Expected bid price for this 1981 Ducati 860 GT Polizia was pegged at around €4,000 - €6,000, which is about $5,200 - $7,800 based on current exchange rates. Actual selling price was $10,606.

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2010 Ducati Monster 796

2010 Ducati Monster 796

Ducati has just confirmed rumors related to the introduction of an all-new Italian naked by adding the Monster 796 to their 2010 model lineup. The big news follows Ducati’s poor Monster 1100 sells as the biggest Monster of them all gets close to the race-spec Streetfighter’s pricing range. Also taking in consideration the fact that the Monster 696 doesn’t have enough juice to keep the good stuff coming for more experienced riders, the need was felt for a middle solution, NOT a new middleweight model. So here it is.

The new bike came to life after Ducati combined the chassis of the big Monster with the 2010 Hypermotard 796 engine. We must say the Borgo Panigale manufacturer has great expectations from their in-between solution, which they claim being "the perfect synthesis between sports performances, aesthetics and daily riving pleasure."

While we cannot contradict them in any way, we’ll just have to let the numbers speak for themselves: 87hp and 58 lb-ft of torque coming from the 803cc, two-valve, air-cooled twin, all while weighing in at a 369 lbs dry. Optional ABS will add 4 lbs to the standard weight figure. Bodywork colors available for when the bike is supposed to hit Europe’s dealerships this April are Ducati Red, Arctic White, or Diamond Black Silk, all with the red frame and black wheels. Considering the €8990 European pricing, the 2010 Ducati Monster 796 shouldn’t start at more than $10K in the United States.

This new Duck has gone from rumor to fact in a very short time and it is all thanks to Ducati’s variety of “donor bikes” that helped put it together. This means little investment for the Italian company and more profit, definitely the theoretical way to rise up overall sales of the Monster lineup. Factual, we’ll just have to wait and see. Hit the jump for the official video and full specs.

Update: Press Release is also attached after the jump.

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2010 Ducati SportClassic GT1000

2010 Ducati SportClassic GT1000

After enlarging their 2009 SportClassic range with the GT1000 Touring, Ducati gets the bike rid of its accessories, meaning the GT1000 roadster is the only classic bike featuring modern engineering you’ll find in 2010’s lineup. Reminiscent of the ‘70s, the bike addresses to those in love of the good old days when nakeds featured spoked wheels with classy fenders and a lot of chrome. And the fact that the 2010 model year also brings reliability on the scene couldn’t make this package better.

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2010 Ducati Monster 1100/1100 S

2010 Ducati Monster 1100/1100 S

Ducati launched the new Monster 1100 and the 1100S version in a smart move that increased the Monster lineup to three members (if you count the Monster 696), each one offering a new kind of excitement. This was the first out of ten new models that Ducati announced to launch until 2010.

The TopSpeed team counts more than a few Ducati fans and we simply couldn’t abstain ourselves from seeing what the big Monsters are up to this year. Check them out.

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2010 Ducati Monster 696

2010 Ducati Monster 696

Ducati can say they’ve introduced their latest generation middleweight Monster with the 696 not more than a year ago, but there are always founds ways to upgrade the nimble Italian legend and for 2010 they offer optional ABS. So it was about time to reconnect with the Monster’s versatile character in order to come up with a report and the fact that the 2010 model year is a very light and powerful naked only spices things up a little bit.

Retaining the very essence of a Monster, the 696 blends beauty with comfort and practicability. The result is an overall better performing and more attractive looking Italian naked with a famous name that is better than any possible commercial.

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