Top Speed 2019 Ducati Buying Guide
Ducati is among the top names to come out of Europe’s Boot, and is easily the sexiest marque on the market, inasmuch as a machine can have a sensuous nature. The builders in Bologna are also famous for their signature Desmodromic valvetrain and top-notch ride-quality electronics that deliver high-performance along with the safety systems to help you maintain control over the power. While the company made its name on the street and covers most of the blacktop bases, it dabbles in the dirt with an adventure-bike line and an entire Scrambler sub-division to round out the selection.
2020 Ducati Panigale Superleggera V4
Ducati unleashed to the world their most extreme version of their famed V4 R superbike: the V4 Superleggera. This limited-edition fantasy will come with multi-wings, 234 hp, carbon-fiber chassis and body, and an eye-watering price tag.
And guess what? This maniac will be a street-legal carbon-fiber rocket, ready to rip on the track and the streets around your million dollar mansion upstate. The story inside is an all-new thriller that is bound to scare the daylights off of anyone trying to come close to this beast.
No other machine on two-wheels can give you what this Superleggera does. This is a legit no-compromise hyperbike for the streets.
Ducati finally unleashed their most extreme production motorcycle till date: The Superleggera V4
The Superleggera V4 (Superlight V4) was previously dubbed as the ‘Project 1708’ and was going to be pushing all limits of engineering, design, and performance. Well, Ducati themselves have done one over and have given the world “the most powerful and technologically advanced motorcycle ever made by the Borgo Panigale manufacturer”.
Ducati to unleash the most extreme version of their famed V4 R superbike: the V4 Superleggera
Ducati’s new memorabilia project lets you live your Racing dream from your room
The history of Ducati is driven by unique talents that have always generated motorcycles of unmistakable design and the most profound sporting spirit. Featuring exclusive Desmodromic timing engines, innovative design, and state-of-the-art technology, Ducati’s 90 years of passion, emotions, and excellence put in between two wheels have made us sing gaga’ over beautiful machines.
Now, the Ducati Memorabilia project has been christened by Ducati and Ducati Corse to give us enthusiasts another reason to make saliva bubbles. For the first time, one can purchase certified parts from Ducati machines used in an actual MotoGP and Superbike Championships, ones that have helped legends like Andrea Dovizioso and Cal Crutchlow beat everyone else to the chequered flag.
2018 - 2019 Ducati Panigale V4
Ducati continued its Panigale legacy in 2018 with the V4 base model and its variants, the V4 S and the V4 Speciale. Dramatic as it may sound, the V4 family may well be the finest streetbikes at their price points, and that’s not just clever sales prose, it’s the troofus roofus. It isn’t just about the raw power — 214 horsepower from the base model V4/V4 S and 226 horsepower from the Special — because the electronics suite is nearly beyond compare with an absolute alphabet soup of acronyms for all the engine/brake/chassis-control features. That performance comes bundled with a sexy superbike visage that looks fast even when sitting still, and all for $21,195 for the base model. This is a weapon of mass seduction that is drawing down on the general riding public rather than an elite (read: rich) few.
2017 Ducati 1299 Superleggera
Ducati raises the bar for semi-production race bikes with its limited-edition 1299 Superleggera. A space-age, carbon-fiber frame, swingarm and wheels carry Ducati’s most powerful twin-cylinder mill to date with 215 horsepower on tap to push a mere 368 pounds. Yeah, that’s right. The good news is that Ducati installed everything it could as far as electronic features go to help riders control all that power and keep the thing dirty-side down. I’m talking a veritable alphabet soup of gadgetry here, so let’s dig in and start deciphering it.
Continue reading for my review of the Ducati 1299 Superleggera.
Believe it or not, Ducati has launched a Diesel Monster 1100 EVO. Trust us though, it’s not what you think. When we say Diesel, we’re speaking of the Italian clothing brand that sponsors the Ducati Team in MotoGP and has also launched a Ducati apparel collection so that riders can look fashionable on their new bike.
The 2012 Ducati Monster 1100 Evo was launched alongside the apparel collection on March 15, 2012 at the Diesel store in Soho, New York City. Ducati calls the bike "urban military chic." The exclusive ’Diesel Brave Green matte’ paint on the tank and rear fairing delivers a rugged military vehicle feel, especially while set against the black that covers almost every other part. To pay homage to the bike’s racing heritage, the shock and the Brembo calipers are painted yellow. Expect this bike to set you back a cool $13,795.
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Ducati Glasgow, a Ducati dealer from the United Kingdom has come up with a tricked out 848 model that shows the unbelievably exotic lines characterizing the 2009 model year. We’re not talking about a limited edition series, but about a one-of-a-kind motorcycle ordered by a very demanding customer that was willing to pay the £28,000 ($45,631) price.
The list of goodies includes Ohlins forks from a 1098R, complete with a 25mm TTX fork kit and an Ohlins TTX rear shock, also from a 1098R, but what definitely sets this bike apart from the standard £10,616 ($17,300) Ducati 848 is the Ducati Glasgow paintjob. Is this one sweet ride or what?
Last month we had a post regarding the creation of the Ducati 1098S Martini Racing and we’re now on it again to update the picture gallery and information about the bike.
Weighing only 163kg dry and disposing of 175 horsepower, the Martini Ducati 1098S dues its impressive power-to-weight ratio to racing cams and pistons, titanium con-rods, lightweight crank, magnesium alloy wheels, WSBK-spec gearbox, ¼ turn quick-throttle, Ohlins suspension components, Termignoni exhaust with carbon mufflers and to the multitude of carbon fiber bodywork components.
Although the 1098S was replaced by the 1198S, this Martini Racing replica keeps the previous generation model interesting and attractive for the public.
The pictures are courtesy of mc24 and autoblog.
Ducati collectors are now offered the chance to bring a new rare piece of history to their spacious garages. This Ducati Supermono can be found on eBay UK and a trained eye will immediately recognize it as being part of a 70 examples lot that came out the Bologna factory back in the mid 1990s.
Weighing in at 269lbs and disposing of 81hp, the Ducati Supermono was created for track use only, where it is perfectly able to make quite an impression even today and compared with modern bikes.
This particular one is the 14th Supermono in the limited edition series and it was manufactured in 1995. What makes it even more special is its “new” condition, but also the fact that it is one of just 25 of the 572cc models produced.
The bid starts at £50,000 (around $84,000) and it ends today. Good luck!
Ducati presented at Mazda Raceways Laguna Seca a new version of their middleweight supersport model. The 848 Nicky Hayden Edition was unveiled by the Ducati Star itself and it will be produced in a limited number of 100 units and sold only in the USA.
What sets this bike apart from the standard model is the special Hayden paintjob and the pilot’s autograph on the gas tank, but also the $14,495 price tag (only $500 more than what you would pay for the regular version).
This bike is the first Ducati to receive an official racing paint job as far as we can remember. It does look very good, but we prefer our Ducati plain red, away from the busy Japanese paint jobs.
Enjoy the gallery.
Christian Audigier has teamed up with Rever Corsa to create a special edition Ducati Monster 1100. The bike’s choice is anything but random. Given the fact that the fashion designer worked at a Lamborghini Murcielago and a Ferrari F430 Calavera in the past, the bike simply had to be made in Italy and what better choice than a new, big and red Monster model on which the dragon-tiger and gold paint to be applied.
The few but stylish touches of magic radically enhance the already consecrated Monster looks and show how unique style always comes at a cost. In this case, we’re talking about a $55,000 price tag for the limited edition Italian piece of motoring.
A Ducati dealer in France was inspired by the Australian World Superbike Championship to create a limited edition Monster Bayliss Replica. Apart from the special paintjob, features such as the Termignoni carbon silencers and the multitude of carbon fiber units are there to enhance the racy look of the still naked bike. The price rises to as much as 15,900 euros or $20,600 because exclusivity always comes at a high price.
The 1098R Puma Edition is the result of Ducati winning the 2008 Superbike World Championship and renewing their successful partnership with Puma. Built only for Japan in a limited number of ten units, the motorcycles distinguish with a white Puma logo on the side fairing and a special number stamped on the upper stem of the fork. This gets the price up to as much as 35,000 euros and pretty much excludes the regular Ducati buyer from the target public. But because these things were most likely immediately sold back in December when released, the only thing for us remaining to do is signal the existence of this model and eventually outrage by how a few grams of paint and a small stamped plate can have that much of an influence on the price.
Ducati North America has announced that additional units of the Desmosedici RR MotoGP replica will be produced and addressed to the market in cause.
So few lucky riders who remained with a bitter taste in their mouths after closing out of the ordering process now have the opportunity to get their hands on one of those pre-sold units which meanwhile became again available.
Press release after the jump
If you did so, the answer to your question could come by reading an article published in the online edition of the New-York Times. Entitled “A Motorcycle For Moguls”, the article refers to those bikes that you an me can’t have, but which often make a good subject of talk for us.
Outrageously-priced two-wheelers such as the MV Agusta F4CC ($120,000) or the Ducati Desmosedici RR ($72,500) make you wonder about the technology and materials implemented, but as you hear that you can get the same rush on bikes that are eight time cheaper, you really don’t know what to think. Has the world turned upside down?
The answer is strongly related to each manufacturer’s marketing strategy, which in this cases tends to be the same: produce 100 limited edition models and sell them to those who want to feel special and satisfied of not being rich for nothing. Then the limited edition model’s success will reflect on the simple models of that same manufacturer (something that tells me they’re pretty much the same) and sales numbers increase, leaving everybody satisfied, even those who can’t afford the one with the long figure as MSRP.
Free advertising is also a thing of great importance as limited edition motorcycles not only fill up pockets with money paid on them, but with those saved from paid advertising. So next time you read about a limited edition model, think about these aspects and notice how you’ll start appreciating normal bikes more. But until then, read the New-York Times article.