Audi buys Ducati!

A new partnership between Audi and Ducati...

A new partnership between Audi and Ducati…

Audi, the largest European auto manufacturer, has begun the process of buying Ducati Motorcycles, through their Volkswagen division,  for an estimated $1.3 billion (USD).  Although the deal is not complete, and still needs approval from regulatory agencies, the deal is likely done.  Read More …

One hell of a cool looking Ducati…

Courtesy of Ducati News Today.

Dual Purpose Motorcycle.  It just has it all, doesn’t it?  My most recent obsession has been the bikes of my childhood.  The Honda scramblers and Kawasaki enduros that allowed me to flee the cops on my way to small patches of woods, for afternoons of adventurous riding on hidden trails… Read More …

Superbike Cutaways: take a look beneath the armor…

The folks over at Silodrome always have some really great posts, whether it’s about bikes, design or anything that highlights “cool.”  These illustrations detail the design that goes into a racing superbike, and shows the differences between builds from various manufacturers.  Take a look inside, at the skeleton and guts of a world-class racer… Read More …

Ducati Panigale 1199 wins "most beautiful bike" award…

There is an annual bike show in Milan, Italy that allows the visitors to take part in judging the best looking bike of the show.  The EICMA 69th International Motorcycle Show is a 6 day event, attracting almost half a million visitors.  This year, nearly 14,000 people voted to decide which scoot would take home the ‘best in show’ award among the new class of 2012.  It would be easy to think that Italians voted for an Italian bike, but then you take a look at the new Ducati Panigale, and it all becomes clear… Read More …