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October 23, 2015

Top 10: Best New 2015 Bikes tested every new 2015 model available in Canada and crunched all the notes and numbers to bring you a list of the most impressive packages money can buy. [more]

October 18, 2015

Top 10: Most Versatile 2015 Bikes

Shopping for a new motorcycle can be daunting, particularly if you expect a lot from it. [more]

July 12, 2015

Top 5: Most Technologically Advanced Bikes of 2015

Bike manufacturers have been launching new, sophisticated technologies at an impressive pace over the last 10 years or so. From cutting-edge rider assist systems to electronically adjustable suspension to on-board multimedia devices, these innovations aim to maximize safety, comfort, and performance. [more]

April 26, 2015

Top 10: Highest-Performing Bikes in 2015

Don't let machines like the Kawasaki Ninja H2R fool you: Performance isn't just about engine power and straight-line acceleration times; it also involves sharp handling and cornering, excellent braking, and other confidence-inspiring dynamics -- as evidenced by the Honda CBR1000RR SP and others. [more]

March 01, 2015

2015 Ducati 1299 Panigale Preview

The all-new 2015 Ducati 1299 Panigale and 1299 S Panigale get a bump in displacement and power, while the Panigale R stays put at 1,198cc to meet WSBK rules. [more]

February 01, 2015

2015 Ducati Scrambler Preview

Cute, unadorned, and retro-looking: You'll love to straddle the all-new 2015 Ducati Scrambler as much as putting on high-fashion clothes. It's a masterpiece on two wheels that can also deliver plenty of unique thrills. [more]

January 18, 2015

2015 Ducati Multistrada 1200 Preview

The 2015 Ducati Multistrada 1200 gets a new version of the 1,198cc Testastretta twin-cylinder with variable timing, as well as updated electronics, brakes and geometry to ward off new competitors. [more]

December 02, 2014

Top 10 Best New Bikes of 2014 tested every new 2014 model available in Canada and crunched all the notes and numbers to bring you a list of the most impressive packages money can buy. [more]

October 28, 2014

Ducati world premiere live on November 3rd

Internet users from all over the world will be able to follow the world premiere of the new 2015 Ducati models on November 3rd at 11 a.m. ET. Just go to or the company's YouTube channel. [more]

October 01, 2014

Ducati introduces 2015 Scrambler

Following its debut at Intermot in Cologne, Germany, Ducati has released pricing and specifications for the 2015 Scrambler, which will go on sale early next year. [more]

August 11, 2014

Top 10 bikes of 2014 according to Cycle World

The Bonnier Motorcycle Group announced the 39th annual Cycle World Ten Best Bikes list, covering all motorcycle classes. [more]

June 22, 2014

Ducati Monster 1200 Review

It has been 21 years since Ducati first introduced the Monster. Though the name doesn't sound particularly inviting -- "Hey, wanna ride my Monster?" (insert inappropriate commentary here) -- the name is as iconic as the bike. [more]

June 09, 2014

Top 10 Highest-Performing Bikes on the Market in 2014

Performance isn't just about engine power and acceleration times; it also involves sharp handling and cornering, excellent braking, and other confidence-inspiring dynamics. What's more, the latest electronic aids, which are trickling down from top-level bikes to more mainstream models, now elevate performance, control, and safety to unprecedented levels. [more]

June 03, 2014

Ducati announces all-new Monster 821

The all-new Ducati Monster 821 was unveiled last week as a middleweight variant of the popular Monster family. It follows the Monster 1200 which debuted in Milan last fall. [more]

May 12, 2014

Top 10 Most Versatile Bikes in 2014

Shopping for a new motorcycle is no easy task, particularly if you expect a lot from it. First, you must identify and rank your various needs because no single bike can meet all of them at once. [more]

March 28, 2014

Ducati launches auto-inflatable jacket

Ducati has partnered with Dainese to launch a new advanced safety technology making its Multistrada the world's first motorcycle that wirelessly integrates with airbag-equipped riding jackets in the event of a crash. [more]

March 06, 2014

New Ducati Diavel unveiled (video)

Bloomberg TV has posted a video of Ducati North America CEO Cristiano Silei unveiling the new Ducati Diavel. The event took place during Street Smart with Trish Regan and Matthew Miller. [more]

February 20, 2014

Ducati Museum opens doors to online visitors

Few Ducati fans on this side of the Atlantic can afford a trip to Bologna, Italy, to take a tour of the company's museum. The great news is that you can now check it out from the comfort of your home or office thanks to Google Maps! [more]

January 28, 2014

2014 Ducati Monster 1200 Preview

Twenty-one years after the launch of the first Mostro (the Italian name for the original Monster), Ducati purists are mourning the loss of the air-cooled Desmodromic L-twin engine, which could no longer meet environmental standards and match the increasingly high performance levels of competitors, in favour of the liquid-cooled Testastretta engine. [more]

January 12, 2014

2013 Ducati Diavel Strada Review

Attempting to accurately define or categorize the new-for-2013 Ducati Diavel Strada is akin to hammering a square peg into a circular hole. In broad, theoretical strokes the Strada is merely a Diavel that has been adapted for touring duty, opening the door to Ducati aficionados who want to tour further, longer, and with more comfort, accompanied by a passenger and their stuff. [more]

November 24, 2013

2014 Ducati 899 Panigale Preview

The new 2014 Ducati 899 Panigale replaces the outgoing 848 EVO. With increased displacement and a higher compression ratio, revised electronics, and a slew of hi-tech goodies borrowed from the 1199 Panigale, expect this machine to be both friendlier on the road and a lot easier to exploit on the track. [more]

October 18, 2013

Ducati and Chevrolet featured in new Monopoly game

Hasbro's upcoming "Monopoly Empire" game will feature world-renowned brands such as Ducati and Chevrolet, offering players a whole new gaming experience in which they buy and sell prestigious companies instead of real estate. [more]

September 29, 2013

2013 Ducati 1199 Panigale R Review

Ducati cranks the impressive 1199 Panigale up a notch, from S (Sport) to R (Racing), and reaches a new level of technological innovation. A significant departure from the brand's traditional frame and metalworking processes, it stands as one of the most exceptional Ducati bikes ever built. [more]

August 25, 2013

Top 10 highest-performing bikes on the market

Performance is a word that's thrown around a lot for marketing purposes, leaving the average bike enthusiast confused as to which models really live up to it. You have to remember that performance isn't just about engine power and acceleration times; it also involves handling, cornering, braking, and overall riding dynamics. [more]

June 17, 2013

Top 10 Best Value 2013 Road Bikes

Trying to determine which bikes offer the best value for your money is no easy task. The least expensive bike isn't necessarily the best investment. [more]

March 05, 2013

2013 Ducati Hyperstrada Preview

Ducati has a new, better-equipped version of the Hypermotard that's more suited for long-distance riding. The 2013 Ducati Hyperstrada offers extra seat padding, a windshield, a centre stand, passenger grab handles, and semi-rigid side bags. [more]

February 11, 2013

2013 Ducati Hypermotard Preview

An all-new 821cc Hypermotard replaces the old 796 and 1100 models. No longer competing against its siblings, the Hypermotard takes on the rest of the world with a new Testastretta engine derived from the Streetfighter. [more]

February 10, 2013

Ducati 1199 Panigale to star in Kick-Ass 2

The Ducati 1199 Panigale will play a key role in the upcoming Kick-Ass 2 movie, the sequel to the 2010 hit comedy about a unique bunch of superheroes. Hit-Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) will indeed ride a fantastic-looking 1199 Panigale that matches her dark purple outfit. [more]

January 28, 2013

2013 Ducati Diavel Strada Preview

The monstrous Ducati Diavel, the highest-performing cruiser in the world, adds a new Strada model with a host of touring accessories -- ideal for riders who crave the big city lights and the open road. [more]

December 12, 2012

Ducati 1199 Panigale enjoys successful 2012

Introduced at the 2011 EICMA in Milan, the 2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale has been a hit among superbike enthusiasts, selling 7,500 units so far this year. [more]

November 18, 2012

2012 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Track Test

The Ducati Multistrada 1200 has made a name for itself as an ultra-sporty crossover bike that can send you to motorcycling Nirvana no matter where or how you ride. [more]

October 21, 2012

2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale Review

So far this year, no motorcycle launch has generated a buzz quite like the 2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale. A leading contender for the ''Bike of the Year'' award, this Italian thoroughbred has definitely made a stronger first impression than any other model out there thanks to gorgeous styling, phenomenal power, and advanced technology. [more]

August 13, 2012

Four recalls on the Ducati 1199 Panigale

Last week, Transport Canada published four safety recalls on the 2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale. [more]

July 20, 2012

Will Audi Close the Ducati Deal?

''We hope to have an announcement from our Boston counterparts later today,'' confirmed Audi's spokesman Juergen De Graeve. The deal was announced by Audi on April 18th pending final approval from antitrust authorities. [more]

July 04, 2012

Motorcycle buyer's guide: Street bikes (900 cc and up)

Designed to be close to superbike-like performance, in terms of speed and road handling, the 900-cc (and up) street bike also strives for more comfort and versatility for everyday riding. Better yet, insurance rates and registration costs are also less expensive. [more]

June 27, 2012

Motorcycle Buyer's Guide: Standard bikes (up to 800cc)

Standard bikes (often called roadsters) are nimble, versatile and racier than ever. They prove to be almost as fun to ride as sport bikes without feeling rough and uncomfortable. [more]

May 30, 2012

Motorcycle Buyer's Guide: 600cc supersports

Lightweight and nimble like a ballerina, yet sharp and precise like a scalpel, superbikes that come directly from international racing series are a treat for hardcore riders who look for a compact and affordable machine that's easily tamed. [more]

May 23, 2012

Motorcycle Buyer's Guide: 1,000cc superbikes

Designed for thrill seekers and pure performance addicts, 1,000cc superbikes use world-class technology and components that come straight from their racing equivalents. These machines can propel you from 0 to 100 km/h in less than three seconds and reach F1-like top speeds. [more]

March 12, 2012

Audi set to purchase Ducati

According to British magazine Car, Audi has just obtained exclusive rights to negotiate the eventual purchase of Italian motorcycle manufacturer Ducati. [more]

February 24, 2012

2012 Montreal Motorcycle Show - Tonight at Palais des Congrès!

Après le Salon de la Moto de Toronto et celui de Québec, Montréal livre du tangible ce week-end, avec la totalité des nouveautés 2012 du monde de la moto. De nouvelles machines, de nouveaux équipements, des programmes de financement, des tonnes d'accessoires et la présence d'une foule d'associations de tourisme et de journées d'essais en piste (track day). [more]

February 21, 2012

2012 Montreal Motorcycle Show - February 24-26

The Montreal Motorcycle Show returns to Palais des Congrès from February 24th to 26th, 2012. As the largest and most anticipated event of its kind in Quebec, it will once again put a record number of models under one roof. [more]

January 27, 2012

2012 Ducati Streetfighter 848 Preview

With an aggressive front fairing, sleek lines and high-quality components, the new 2012 Ducati Streetfighter 848 arouses and captivates naked bike enthusiasts, who all seem to want one. What they'll find pretty soon at Ducati retailers across Canada is a powerful and agile sport bike wrapped in a friendlier, more efficient package. [more]

January 10, 2012

2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale and Panigale S Preview

Despite ever stricter emissions standards and a recession that's dragging on in Europe, Ducati has once again managed to squeeze every last drop of power out of its twin-cylinder and shed some pounds to boot. The new 1199 Panigale hits North America armed to the teeth and more than ready to challenge the Superbike hierarchy. [more]

September 13, 2011

2011 Ducati Superbike 848EVO Track Test

If 600cc aren't enough and 1,000cc scare you, Ducati has you covered with the 2011 Superbike 848EVO. The freshly-updated Italian middleweight aims to cross swords with the Suzuki GSX-R750, the long-time leader in this market segment. [more]

June 17, 2011

Top 10 bang-for-the-buck street bikes

2011 Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 Superlow: Like any good Harley, the Sportster 883 Superlow is mainly about styling and mechanical thrills. This model neatly preserves the soul of the original H-D motorcycles with a clean and much-appreciated low profile backed by the charismatic vibrations of a rocker engine. The Superlow enhances the Sportster family's nostalgic theme with successfully-executed retro looks, sophisticated fit and finish, as well as a sweet character rooted in a rich tradition - all for less than $9,000. [more]

May 27, 2011

2011 Ducati Monster 796 Review

The tale of Goldilocks is the most immediate and obvious comparison to draw upon when considering Ducati's Monster line-up. For some, the power and proportions of the entry-level Monster 696 may be just too diminutive, while the big-bore 1100 may be too intimidating in size, stature or insurance premiums. Thankfully, the legendary Italian motorcycle manufacturer also makes the Monster 796. [more]

April 18, 2011

2011 Ducati Diavel Carbon Review

After Nicky Hayden, it's our turn to sample the all-new and devilish 2011 Ducati Diavel. As a roadster/dragster, this machine ventures into a whole new territory for the Italian brand. [more]

December 29, 2010

2011 Ducati 848 EVO Preview

Boasting larger displacement than direct competitors along with a super-stiff, 1198-derived chassis, the new-for-2011 Ducati 848 EVO benefits from several key upgrades in what is the model's first major revision since 2008. [more]

November 30, 2010

Ducati reveals the 2011 Diavel

After the Streetfighter and Monster 1100 EVO, here comes the Diavel, a roadster-type standard bike, a Mister Universe wannabe that mixes styles with its beefy, wide-angle, 50-mm inverted fork, elongated, low-slung frame and fat, 240-mm rear tire. It takes on muscular dragster models like the Yamaha V Max - and anything else in its path. [more]

November 09, 2010

Ducati launches new senior Monster - The 1100 EVO

Right from the git-go in 1992, when Ducati first showed the Monstro (So aptly named at the time), this naked family has led the way for the industry when it comes design and appearance of to reasonably priced and well equipped naked models. [more]

September 24, 2010

2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Review

My good pal Marc Cantin came to me a few weeks ago with the motorcycling equivalent of a Trojan horse. I had been dreaming of straddling a machine like the all-new 2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S for quite some time after watching countless YouTube videos starring the beautiful Italian on some equally-beautiful winding roads. [more]

August 16, 2010

MotoGP Brno - Jorge Lorenzo wins, Valentino Rossi to Ducati for 2011

Jorge Lorenzo proved he had what it takes to become the leader in the Yamaha factory team as he took another dominant win at Brno while team-mate Valentino Rossi confirmed his move to Ducati. [more]

August 03, 2010

Ducati Superquadrata - a new direction for Ducati Sportbikes

In Superbike racing, the steel tube trellis frame and L-Twin engine have been losing ground to more conventional chassis and multi-cylinder layouts for several years now. To even out the playing field, Superbike organizers have let Ducati run bigger engines (1200cc rather than 1000 for fours) as well as more sophisticated non-stock engine components, but these concessions mean more expense for Ducati, and no longer keep the latest Duc Superbike competitive. [more]

June 29, 2010

Ducati Multistrada on Pikes Peak - Filmed entirely with iPhone 4

OK, so after the shooting, the authors used studio software to stabilize the image and add the music. [more]

June 21, 2010

Little known but courageous Greg Tracy at Pikes Peak

The Pikes Peak Hillclimb is a race up 36km of mixed paved and dirt road that goes through 156 turns on the way to a summit at 4,300m, after starting at 2,866m, already high enough for mere mortal to run out of oxygen. [more]

May 26, 2010

Three-wheel Ducati - Complication is catching on!

Pick your poison! Piaggio MP3 scooter, Harley-Davidson and Spyder three wheelers, and conversion kits - all there to give you a three-wheeled vehicle adapted to your special needs. [more]

February 23, 2010

2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200 Preview

Launched at the EICMA show in Milan at the end of 2009, the all-new Multistrada 1200 focuses all the know-how of Ducati's engineers on a single versatile bike that is as effective on the road as the old Multistrada, more convincingly so in fact, and that has distinctly more dirt riding potential; thereby creating a new, sophisticated blend of both types. [more]

November 05, 2009

MOTO - Ducati Loses Top Racing Teams Brass

Ducati's MotoGP and WSBK factory teams lost key senior managers. As both MotoGP project manager Livio Suppo and World Superbike team boss Davide Tardozzi have confirmed that they are leaving the Italian manufacturer. [more]

October 27, 2009 boss Bob Parsons REALLY loves his Ducati(s) - Gets one as a wedding cake

Happily for him, Parsons lives in Arizona, where it is unlikely to rain on his... cake. [more]

September 04, 2009

2009 Ducati 848 First Impressions

More than a poor man's 1098, the 2009 Ducati 848 stands out as more user-friendly than the more powerful sibling. Equally competent on the road and the track, this little Italian beast takes the torch once carried by the 749 and raises play to a higher level thanks to gains of 100cc in displacement, 26 hp and a few pounds-feet of torque, not to mention a weight loss of 20 kg. To top it all off, it comes in Pearl White. Bellissimo! [more]

September 01, 2009

2009 Ducati Multistrada First Impressions

Multistrada: "multi" meaning multiple and "strada" meaning road. In principle and according to the model name, this model is designed to behave properly on various surfaces and, by extension, different types of riding. In practice the Multistrada 1100 is adept at sporty riding on twisting roads, relaxed city posing as well as torching tanks on the way to the farthest ocean from your house. Forget about off-roading though, unless you're hitting the best groomed of dirt roads. [more]

August 21, 2009

2009 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 S First Impressions

Ducati produces a variety of models with one apparent goal in mind: having the exact toy for every type of "sporting" rider, from the track-only serious rider looking for race-like behaviour, as in 1098 S or R for example, to a comfortable touring machine like the Multistrada. [more]

August 11, 2009

2009 Ducati Monster 1100 First Impressions

Twenty years ago Ducati blazed a new trail by creating a high-performance naked bike, the Monstro. The rest is history -- this machine became the most popular Ducati and the brand's most imitated model. Triumph quickly responded with the Speed Triple, while KTM launched the 640-cc, single-cylinder Duke and then the 990-cc, twin-cylinder Super Duke, while Japanese manufacturers started coming out with naked sportbikes a few years later. [more]

August 05, 2009

2010 Ducati Strada Aperta : The new Multistrada

Pictures of a new Ducati model for 2010, the Strada Aperta ("Open Road"), have been circulating around the world this past week. Slated to replace the Multistrada, the new machine is reputed to have switched from a relatively calm air-cooled engine to a bit of a monster - a re-tuned 1098/1198 Testastretta engine, with anywhere from 130 to 160hp to propel a sportier machine. [more]

February 28, 2009

2009 Ducati SportClassic GT 1000 Touring Preview

The Ducati SportClassic GT 1000 pays tribute to a bike that wrote a whole page in the history books, the GT 750 of the 1970s, which was a grand touring motorcycle designed by Fabio Taglioni and manufactured at the Borgo Panigale plant. [more]

February 19, 2009

DUCATI - Modern art, the Italian way

The high-end automobile and motorcycle markets continue to resist the repeated assault of the economic downturn, with the more prestigious brands like BMW, Harley-Davidson and Ducati posting 2008 Canadian results nearing or even exceeding those of 2007. At the international level, 2008 has even been a record year for the Italian firm in terms of sales. [more]

January 20, 2009

New motorcycle models for Canada - Part 2 (video)

Here are some more new models we spotted for you at the Toronto Motorcycle show. [more]

January 10, 2009

2009 Ducati Streetfighter Preview

Call them what you will, there is a new breed of bike in town that is causing more riders to stay young and all juiced up on adrenalin. They are stripped down extreme sportbikes, like the fantastic machine we are discussing here, the 2009 Ducati Streetfighter. [more]

January 03, 2009

2009 Ducati Monster 1100 Preview

Lightweight yet powerful, the new 2009 Ducati Monster 1100 beautifully replaces the old S2R 1000. Even though the resemblance with the Monster 696 is striking, this new bike stands out in many ways. [more]

December 13, 2008

2009 Ducati 1198 Preview

The 1098 has been an artistic, commercial as well as on-track success, with a dominating 2008 World Superbike Championship, but this most Italian of manufacturers had to do more to keep the success alive. Here are the proud successors to that winning machine: the 1198 and the 1198S. [more]

June 10, 2008

2008 Ducati 848 Preview

Ducati designers sure are very talented. The new 848 is a work of art in every respect. One cannot help but be amazed by the incredible attention to detail. Each component has been carefully designed and crafted to ensure a mind-blowing package. [more]

March 03, 2005

Ducati S2R makes its North American debut in Montreal

The Italian company, founded in 1926 in Bologna, has won 11 out of 13 MotoGP championships. [more]