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MCN bike of the year and sportsbike of the year awards for the Panigale V4S
The Panigale V4 S also named best motorbike in the Sun Motor awards
Panigale V4 S completes hat-trick of major awards
The Ducati Panigale V4 added to its collection of accolades by being named bike of the year and sportsbike of year in the 2018 MCN awards.
The latest generation Ducati sportsbike has been described as ‘technical masterpiece’ by Motorcycle News and lauded for its prowess on both track and road.
MCN road tester, Michael Neeves said of the V4 S, “No superbike comes with such, speed, power and technology, mixed with style beauty and surprisingly civility. Best of all the V4 S makes you feel so special and it’s so unutterably gorgeous that you can’t take your eyes of it. The Ducati Panigale V4 S is everything an exotic superbike should be and so much more."
The latest awards from MCN for the Panigale V4 follows the recent Sun Motors award for best motorbike, the Ducati was chosen by the...
Managed to actually get out today, 100 miles or so down top Steel Horse outside Abergavenny (nice little place, worth a visit for coffee).
Wow its different to the multi, cant believe how different. Not a great deal of comfort to start with, pegs are quite high, lots of weight thru the shoulders. Got better as I adjusted and sat as if on a sports bike.
But very light, so easy to steer and change direction, so much so I kept hugging inside not outside of corners as its too easy to turn at the speed I was going. Compared to the multi, its like switching from a Hercules to a spitfire (or at least, what I imagine it to be like ). I reckon if ridden with nobody weight hitting around this thing will cut thru turns so easily. But will need more speed to make sense...Harder to ride fast off the bat IMHO, and will take some getting used to.
The higher screen I put on made 80mph cruise easy, as is the cruise control. In fact all the controls are easy and...
Sunday, 4 November 2018
7 PM CET
Ducati World Première 2019
Live streaming on Ducati.com
Follow online the unveil of Ducati Model Year 2019 product range
EICMA 2018, Worldwide Motorcycle Exhibition, Milan (Italy)
Press Days: Tuesday 6 - Wednesday 7 November 2018,
Public Days: Thursday 8 - Sunday 11 November 2018.
Dawn and I went from Lossiemouth in NE Scotland to the Aragon MotoGP on our Monsters, Dawns 821 and my 1200R. We rode from Lossie to Durham on the first day and stayed with friends. Day two was Durham to Kent. Monday morning chunnel, then on to Alencon were we stayed in a B&B. Then on to stay with friends in Marsillac-lanville. Next day to Bayonne. Then to Zaragosa for four days. On the Monday after the racing we went to Santander for the ferry to Portsmouth. From there we went to stay with Dawns cousin in Milton Keynes. Next day up the road to Ecclefechan. From there back home to Lossie. Magic trip, dry for most of time apart from Pitlochry to Lossie. Bikes never missed a beat. Mileage was 2500. Here's a few pics.
Our friends place in France, and yes we did have a swim.
View from our hotel in Zaragosa.
One horse power.
I was Gutted when Lorenzo binned it at the first corner.
New 1262 cm3 Testastretta DVT engine gives Ducati travel enduro an excellent power delivery right from the lower end of the rev range
Modified bike set-up and ergonomics boost comfort and fun
Efficient connectivity and a range of accessories ensure all-round enjoyment, even on the most adventurous rides
Borgo Panigale (Bologna, Italy), 12 October 2018 – Presented back in 2016, the Multistrada 1200 Enduro was Ducati's first travel enduro. Now, with the arrival of the 1260 Enduro, the Bologna-built globetrotter has become even more user-friendly and fun, letting riders experience unlimited Ducati technology, performance and comfort whatever the challenge.
The Enduro mounts the 158 hp 1262 cm3 Testastretta DVT with variable cam timing which made its debut last year on the Multistrada 1260. Compared to the previous version it has an extra 64 cm3 of displacement and a series of improvements that give it extremely smooth yet excellent pulling power right from the bottom of the rev...
Brands Hatch hosts exclusive demonstration of Panigale V4 racing prototype
Ducati MotoGP test rider Michele Pirro will ride demonstration laps on Saturday and Sunday
This weekend’s final round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship will include an exclusive demonstration by Ducati of the all-new Panigale V4 racing prototype ahead of its debut in the series next season.
Brands Hatch will be the host for this public viewing of the new V4 race bike with Ducati MotoGP test rider and 2018 Italian Superbike champion Michele Pirro lapping the 2.4-mile Grand Prix circuit this weekend. Pirro has been instrumental in bringing Moto GP technology to the V4 through the testing he has completed with the Ducati Corse team.
The demonstration laps take place on both Saturday and Sunday, giving British fans the chance to sample the look and sound of this stunning creation from the Bologna factory as a preview to 2019 when the racing version of the Panigale V4 will contest both...
Relive the most exciting moments of the 2018 season and the victories of Andrea Dovizioso and Jorge Lorenzo with the new edition of the Ducati Corse Official Yearbook.
Circuit after circuit, the most beautiful images from tracks all over the world, the rankings and extra content of the MotoGP and Superbike World Championships.
Reserve your copy at a special price on skira.net
All reserved copies will be shipped starting December 2018.
If you want anything shifting this forum guy did a top job for me.
Carl known as ‘I’m closing in’ shifted my Husky out to Spain. He collected it from my gaff in London and dropped it off 2 or 3 days later near Malaga and made the whole process dead easy.
He’s now taking Bazzers bike back to the UK.
Whatever you want shifting, bike, bikes or anything else wherever, UK or Europe
give him a call.
A good guy doing a great job with his lovely Mrs helping.
Another successful forum connection, cheers Carl, you did a great job.
This happened today...
50,000 miles, 6 years of fun, not totally trouble free but suprisingly good.
Not seen a dealer since 18k, 4.5 years ago.
Will add a timeline of stuff.
Roll on the next 50...
Someone will point out the spanner sevice warning & engine lightcare on no doubt.
12 October 2018
11:00 am CEST
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Three all-new additions to the Scrambler range - Full Throttle, Café Racer and Desert Sled - presented at INTERMOT in Cologne.
Public to get world-first preview of the new Ducati Scrambler Icon
As-standard Cornering ABS on all models enhances safety even further
Cologne, Germany, 2 October 2018 - The Ducati Scrambler Joyvolution continues and the Land of Joy fun settings have been ramped up with the arrival of three fresh versions. Right now, the new Full Throttle, Café Racer and Desert Sled are gearing up to take centre-stage at INTERMOT 2018 (International Motorcycle, Scooter and E-Bike Fair), to be held in Cologne from 3 to 7 October.
The new Full Throttle takes its cue from the flat track Scrambler ridden by Californian racer Frankie Garcia in the 2018 American Super Hooligan Championship. With its two-tone black-yellow white-striped tank, all-new rear end with dedicated seat and white-rimmed yellow number holders, this bike has a real dirt track competition feel. A...
Another Multistrada of course.....duh !!!!!!!
The last one was the best bike i have ever owned so made sense to get another one
A few days after the accident i got a lift to my local Ducati place Seastar Superbikes/ Ducati Norwich to see what they had in stock to replace the wrecked GranTourismo.
After the usual piss taking about limping about the place and one working arm we had a look in the back of the workshop as something that i might be interested in had been traded in by a bloke who needed to free up some money and had chopped in his pride and joy for an ER6 of all things.
A 16 plate (late registration as the GT's were only made 2013 -2014) GranTourismo in Red with 6100 miles on the clock and a previous owner who could have been mates with Weeksy on the cleaning front .... it was immaculate with all the added extras i had on my old one.
I could have got a newer DVT model but mileage would have been higher and much lower spec for the budget i had available
Congratulations to the first female World Champion.
New to the forum but not to DUCATI, have owned a 900SS, and 1199S Panigale. I’m actually in Australia but this forum seemed to have some life so hoping there’s some other owners of older Ducati’s here.
Have only owned this 750 Sport for a few months and took it to track for the first time yesterday. Loved it.
Last winter I built a Multistrada special out of an accident damaged 1000DS. I finished it in April and I have ridden the bike all summer… I LOVE it! Been finding excuses to just go for a ride on it!
However, there are aspects of the bike I really don’t like… first, the plastic tank… with the advent of ethanol in fuel, I can only see problems in the future… and also the electronics, already the LCD screen has failed, and some of the warning lights, which is a pain as they are a fortune.
I have been planning to build a bike that would be a “keeper” for years, and this may be it… So I have decided to rebuild it again over this winter… this time with a steel tank, a simple Electronic ignition, (Ignitech) and Carbs, yes, I know I am a dinosaur!
If people are interested I will update this thread as I progress with the build, but for now here are a few pictures of last year’s build, and a couple of progress so far…,
Here’s how it started out
Here it is finished….
Ducati Approved Checklist - each motorcycle must pass 35 checks
Specialised assistance provided by Ducati Service using original spare parts
RAC 24/7 Roadside Assistance in the UK and throughout Europe
Bikes are sold with a minimum of 12 months warranty
Ducati UK has launched a new pre-owned approved scheme through its official dealer network. Thanks to the Ducati Approved certified pre-owned programme, customers can enter the world of Ducati with the knowledge that Ducati has entrusted the work to qualified Ducati Service technicians who select and inspect every bike, certifying its history and guaranteeing its future.
Only a bike less than 6 years old, with certified mileage lower than 30,000 miles and that has passed 35 rigorous technical checks carried out by factory trained technicians, can be certified as Ducati Approved.
Each Ducati approved motorcycle comes with a minimum 12-month warranty which is transferrable when sold within the period. There is no mileage limit...
Borgo Panigale, Bologna (Italy), 28 September 2018 – Oliver Stein (50) has been appointed as new Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Board of Management of Ducati Motor Holding from October 1st. In this role, Oliver Stein will be responsible for finance, controlling and Information Technology.
Stein received his degree in Economics from the Ruprecht-Karls-University in Heidelberg and has held managerial roles in the Volkswagen Group for over 15 years.
After starting his career with Arthur Andersen in the audit and transaction advisory division for almost six years, in 2003 he took over his first position at Audi as Managing Director for the own Retail operations. From 2006 to 2008, Stein has been Managing Director Finance at Seat Germany.
As vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Audi of America since 2009, he has been responsible for finance and organization in one of the Group’s most important markets. In the same role, he was also responsible for Audi Canada...
Arrived at work today just behind a delivery truck and look what he had on board.
Final picture is a comparison of my mag alloy wheels and the standard ones on the other V4 Speciale that was on the truck.
To say I'm a happy bunny is a bit of an understatement (even with a head still full of snot) Andy
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