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Ducati 1198 S - Unleash the spirit of Troy Bayliss Ducati 1198 S - Unleash the spirit of Troy Bayliss

Ducati's technical excellence and Troy Bayliss' passion are united to create the new Superbike 1198 S. While maintaining the same look as the previous multi-awarding and BoTY winning 1098 S, the 1198 S is essentially a total new bike. Incorporating all of the World Superbike technology derived directly from the 2008 World Championship winning race bike of Troy Bayliss, the 1198 S, just like the 1098 S before it, truly is engineered by the stopwatch and designed by the racetrack. It has more...

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2009 Ducati 1198 S is for Sexy, Sporty, Seductive, Sold 2009 Ducati 1198 S is for Sexy, Sporty, Seductive, Sold

Producing 170hp (125kW) and with a dry weight of just 169kg (372.6lb), the new 1198 S now incorporates more World Superbike technology than ever before by taking the 1198 Testastretta Evoluzione engine and adding top-of-the-range suspension, lightweight chassis components and a true racing-style traction control system designed for road use. The "S" version comes in the famous Ducati red and midnight black contrasting superbly against the sophisticated bronze finish of the frame...

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2009 Ducati 1198, A Step Above the Game 2009 Ducati 1198, A Step Above the Game

The new DUCATI 1198, while maintaining the same look as the previous 1098, is in fact a totally new bike. The 1198, which produces a powerful 170hp (125kW) from its new Testastretta Evoluzione engine, and has a dry weight of just 171kg (377lb), incorporates all of the World Superbike technology derived directly from the 2008 World Championship winning race bike of Troy Bayliss. The 1198 is powered by the powerful Testastretta Evoluzione, a liquid cooled, L-Twin, Desmodromic engine, the...

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A day with the Ducati Panigale and a Melbourne bike Courier A day with the Ducati Panigale and a Melbourne bike Courier

When the guys from PressPortal asked me to road test the Ducati Panigale, I was a little hesitant to work on such a classy bike. However I was interested to see how it would hold up on the streets of Melbourne. As I’m a bike courier I’m used to riding some beat’n up bikes and treating them pretty poorly… This would be an interesting day. I started my test ride down St Kilda road on a south set, clicking through the gears, trying to get the chain to crunch, but failed miserably. When out of...

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Ducati Panigale – it’s been fun Ducati Panigale – it’s been fun

After close to a month with the very impressive Ducati Panigale urban street bicycle it was time to say goodbye. We come across a lot of products here at PressPortal so it’s not normal to get so attached, but geez we’re really going to miss this one.

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2009 Ducati Streetfighter, Soul of a Superbike, Attitude of a fighter - (Australia) 2009 Ducati Streetfighter, Soul of a Superbike, Attitude of a fighter - (Australia)

The Streetfighter's Superbike soul combines fighter attitude and naked sophistication to create a machine of pure adrenaline. Stripped to the bare essentials, its combination of state-of-the-art race technology, exposed styling and cultured design takes Ducati's big naked concept to the very top of the fighter food chain. With 155hp of awesome Ducati L-Twin muscle harnessed in a stripped-down, super-light bike that packs more punch for its weight than any other contender, this fighter is...

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2009 Ducati Sportclassic, Retro Café Racer - (Australia) 2009 Ducati Sportclassic, Retro Café Racer - (Australia)

The SportClassic family recreated the original styles produced by Ducati throughout the 1970s, motorcycles characterised by minimalist, sports designs with exposed frames and classic bodywork shapes typical of the 'Café Racer' era. To emphasis the unique style of these bikes, Ducati applied modern engineering techniques and finishes to original component designs, featuring plenty of chrome and polished finishes that literally mirror the beautiful details of the original motorcycles. The...

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2009 Ducati Multistrada, Challenge Every Road - (Australia) 2009 Ducati Multistrada, Challenge Every Road - (Australia)

The Multistrada family of sport bikes excel on every road you challenge with amazing sports performance, outstanding comfort and everyday-use versatility. Ideal for a day in the mountains, the daily commute or a weekend tour, the Multistrada offers sport bike aggression on twisty roads, yet is smooth and relaxed when scenery beckons. Developed on the winding mountain roads and city streets of Italy, the Multistrada is a real-world motorcycle for real-world riders, a dream come true, a high...

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2009 Ducati Monster 696 - (Australia) 2009 Ducati Monster 696 - (Australia)

Enhancing the "less-is-more" philosophy that has made the Monster a global legend, the Monster 696 continues to redefine expectations. Every finely engineered element of the chassis and engine is on display allowing the true beauty of the 696 to be showcased for all to see. Naked ambition has never been so graphically described. With its thinner waistline and wide handlebars, the Monster 696 provides unrivalled ergonomics for all riders whether cruising the concrete jungle or...

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2009 Ducati Hypermotard - (Australia) 2009 Ducati Hypermotard - (Australia)

Two wheels, one purpose - to thrill The Hypermotard takes on urban canyons and mountain curves with total abandon. Its purpose is single-minded - to thrill. The aggressive 'motard' styling and stance combine with Ducati 'Superbike' technology to deliver the best of both worlds. With a riding position that ensures total control, the exceptionally slim and incredibly light Hypermotard is ready to dominate every inch of asphalt with big-bore acceleration and dynamic road holding that...

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Review: 2008 Ducati Panigale, Tour de Melbourne Review: 2008 Ducati Panigale, Tour de Melbourne

Ahh there’s nothing like a Sunday with no prior commitments. With my fiancé at work I was able to spend some guilt free time with a sexy Italian which makes grown men bend at the knees. The Ducati Panigale is made in Italy, has curvaceous lines made from the finest 7000 series aluminium like the stuff used by Nasa, however this bike isn’t high maintenance thanks to an internal 8 speed transmission. For someone who lives in the heart of the city of Melbourne, I was more than happy to keep out...

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2009 Ducati Monster 1100 - (Australia) 2009 Ducati Monster 1100 - (Australia)

The arrival of the new 1100 and 1100 S now increases the size of the Monster family, a family that redefines the naked motorcycle and stakes its claim as the new icon of Italian excellence. Dedicated to those who want to make the ultimate expression, this jewel of style and performance is powered by the charismatic two-valve 1100cc Desmodromic twin-cylinder engine, famous the world over for its legendary torque and acceleration.

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New Ducati Monster 1100 - (Australia) New Ducati Monster 1100 - (Australia)

The arrival of the new 1100 and 1100 S now increases the size of the Monster family, a family that redefines the naked motorcycle and stakes its claim as the new icon of Italian excellence.

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Ducati Monster Breaks World Record - (Global) Ducati Monster Breaks World Record - (Global)

Ducati North Europe is proud to inform you that our legendary Ducati Monster broke the Guinness Book 'Largest Parade of Motorcycles of the Same Brand and Type' Record. This happened last Sunday, September 21st.

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New 2009 Ducati Monster 696 - (Australia) New 2009 Ducati Monster 696 - (Australia)

NFI announces the Australian market release of the Monster 696: the totally new and evolutionary Monster model. Shipment to Ducati Dealers and delivery to customers began June 5th.

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