Italian Motorcycles

Iconic Italian motorcycles including MV Agusta, Laverda, Moto Guzzi and of course, Ducati.

Ducati 959 Panigale Review and Buyers Guide (2016 to 2020)

The Ducati 959 Panigale was introduced in 2016 as a result of needing to meet Euro 4 emission standards and the preceding Panigale 899 just wasn’t going to cut it. …

Ducati XDiavel – V Twin Sport-Cruiser

The Ducati XDiavel (and its predecessor the Diavel) was a bit of a social pariah in the world, much like the Triumph Rocket 3 or the earlier Yamaha V-Max 1200. …

Ducati 749 – Your Entry into Bologna Sporting Legend

The Ducati 749 is a race bike with no two-ways about it. Sure, you will see them being ridden on the streets but everything about the 749 screams competitive sports…

Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 Review

The Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 was released in 2016 and it’s name harks back to 1962 when Ducati first started producing the Scrambler.  The 1962 original Ducati Scrambler would go on…

MV Agusta 750 S

MV Agusta 750 S

This classic here is one I am excited about, a genuine truly rare Italian beauty. If the MV Agusta 750 S was likened to a person it would be the…

MV Agusta 750 S

Ducati 999

Ducati 999 – A Currently Undervalued Italian Superbike

When the Ducati 999 was released in 2003 the world wasn’t ready for the huge design change from the superbike’s predecessors.  However, now the 999 is being viewed as the…

Ducati Paso 750

Ducati Paso – Massimo Tamburini’s First Ducati Project

The Ducati Paso was the first Ducati designed by Massimo Tamburini and the first bike produced under the new Cagiva ownership. The Paso is often overlooked but if you check…

B44K9K Ducati 748 Red motorbike

Ducati 748 – 1994 to 2003

The Ducati 748 is an interesting motorcycle because it can be argued that the Desmodromic system which went on to dominate Ducati’s race story all started with a prototype 750…

Ducati 851 – First Modern Ducati Superbike

The Ducati 851 is no exception when it comes to following Ducati’s rule of pushing innovation, going against the odds, surviving and then thriving.  Financial crisis was looming and yet…

Ducati Hypermotard 1100: For The Thrill Of It

At just 15 years old the Ducati Hypermotard 1100 is already considered an iconic motorcycle – particularly by those who owned one. Here, Kurt looks back at Ducati’s original Supermoto….

Ducati M900 – The Monster That Saved Ducati

With over 37 different variations to date and a bike that accounted for 42% of all Ducati sales throughout the 90’s, it is definitely worth a deeper look into the…

Ducati 916

Ducati 916 – The Icon of the 90s

If there was a song written to describe the Ducati 916, it would be Chris De Burgh’s “Lady in Red”. A strange choice I hear you cry, but hold on…

Ducati 900SS (1991 – 1997): A Classic Reinvented

Last week I was offered the chance to purchase a very good condition 1992 Ducati 900 SuperSport for just shy of 5k. I’m not or have ever been a big…

Original Ducati Scrambler – 1962 to 1976

The original Ducati Scrambler was introduced in 1962 for the American market. They are considered one of the most iconic motorcycles of the 1960’s. First editions were available as a…

Laverda Jota 180

Laverda Jota 180 – The Beast Of Breganze

Although an Italian motorcycle, it was a couple of Brits we have to thank for the Laverda Jota, the worlds fastest production motorcycle of the 1970’s. Laverda had released it’s…

Laverda Jota

MV Agusta F4 750 – An Affordable Classic

The MV Agusta F4 750 is regarded by many as the most beautiful motorcycle ever to roll off a production line. At the moment these gorgeous motorcycles are still an…