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While most would consider Sid Biberman a highly skilled motorcycle technician, a tuner and drag bike builder and racer, he was also a savvy motorcycle design analyst. He could look at a motorcycle design and deduce whether it was something special or just another motorcycle.
When the Italians decide to invent a cruiser to fight for a wedge of Harley pie you know it’s going to be at the very least worthy of your attention and at most an exercise in soul-pleasing psychotic overkill. In the case of the 2016 Ducati XDiavel, it is both. And much more. But in two words, this machine is, as its name unsubtly implies, evil perfected.
WorldSBK.com speaks with Ducati’s Superbike Project Director
Marco Melandri has made his debut aboard the Ducati 1199 Panigale R this week, testing for three days at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli in Italy.
As proceedings continued on-track, WorldSBK.com sat down with Ernesto Marinelli, the Superbike Project Director of Ducati, to hear his feelings on recent events.
Ducati have never been so suited to off-road . Acceptable choice, because now the bikes looking (and the skills) off road are all the rage. The Multistrada 1200 Enduro will not stay long one, because in Borgo Panigale, the process of "endurizzazione" of the range is not yet finished and the Saloni 2016 will see yet another creature created to satisfy the desire for versatility and to amplify the concept of " motorcycle without borders ". The transformation of the object will be the Scrambler 800, used as a base to build a Enduro version , characterized by all the changes necessary to drive smoothly on the roads that have never known the asphalt.
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This is the first glimpse of the new Ducati SuperSport 939 in action. It’s also the first time it’s been seen since the leaked images from last month’s World Ducati Week, where the bike was previewed in a secure area.
At WDW Ducati attempted to only show the bike to Ducati fans inside a secure area, but someone sneaked a camera into the event and leaked low-quality pictures online.Since then, the bike hasn’t been seen again, but now we have spotted two different test bikes undergoing development at a private test track in Italy, months ahead of the bike’s official launch, which is expected to take place at the Milan show in November.
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The Ducati Team put in an outstanding performance today at the Austrian Grand Prix, round 10 of the MotoGP World Championship, held at Zeltweg’s Red Bull Ring. Andrea Iannone took the chequered flag to notch up his first-ever MotoGP victory"
There are few things Laura Wu likes more than to take her Ducati 899 Panigale for a spin on the country roads outside Beijing. With five other high-performance motorcycles in her garage, the 35-year-old represents today’s Chinese biker who manufacturers are clamoring to please.
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