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History of Bimota Motorcycles

Bimota Motorcycles 1973-2022

The Bimota Motorcycle Company got its name by using the first 2 letters of each of the three founders’ names – Bianchi, Morri and Tamburini.  The three men were actually…

Bimota DB8 Oro Nero

Bimota DB8 Review – Is This The Italians Best Ever?

The Bimota DB8 was released in 2010 and was the replacement for the excellent DB7 which had enjoyed a 3 year production. Let’s take a look at the Bimota DB8,…

DB8

16 best liter bikes

Liter Bike Class – 16 of The Best

Here’s a compilation of liter bikes, past and present, who’s presence would grace any bikers shed. Before we look at them though, what constitutes as a liter bike? What is…

16 liter bikes

Bimota DB7

Bimota DB7 – Hand Built Italian Exotica

As it turns out I am a fan of both DB7’s, the Aston Martin DB7 that James Bond never got to drive, which is simply unforgivable, but also the Bimota…

Bimota DB7

Ducati 998

Ducati 998 – A Class and Fitting End to the 916 Series

The Ducati 998 is the last in the 916 series of motorcycles that have won over the hearts of motorcycle fans around the world.  Even to this day the 916,…

The Ducati Panigale 1199: A New Era In Superbikes

I don’t know about you, but when Ducati first introduced the Panigale 1199 in 2012, I immediately started crunching numbers to figure out how I could afford one.  I was…

Ducati 1299 Panigale – Last of the L Twin Superbikes

The Ducati 1299 Panigale was introduced in 2014 at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan.  Production began in 2015 and it was built to replace the Ducati 1199.  The 1299…

Ducati 1098 – The Bologna Motorcycle You Should Be Investing In

The Ducati 1098 is perhaps the bike the world was waiting for after the iconic 916, a Ducati sportsbike in its purest form and at its absolute peak. It followed…

Ducati 1198 – A Fusion of Past and Future Classic Italian Sportsbikes

When the world thought nothing could possibly be better than the 1098 from 2007, out of Bologna came the 2009 Ducati 1198 which would end the era of a long…

Ducati 996 And The glory Years For The Italian Marque

The glory years for classic Ducati fans was between 1994 and 2004. The Ducati 996 followed on from the glorious 916 before being replaced by the much loved 998. In…

Ducati Panigale 899 – Best Ever Middleweight Sports Bike?

By the end of 2013 Ducati introduced the Panigale 899, a middle-weight version of the bigger 1199 which was the first in the Panigale line. The new model replaced the…

Ducati 848 – Budget Bologna Sports Bike

Introduced late 2006 ready for the 2007 model year, the Ducati 848 replaced the 749.  The 848 had to carry the torch as Ducati’s middleweight as the smaller sibling to…

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…

Ducati 750 GT

Ducati 750 GT – Ducati’s First V Twin Production

The iconic motorcycles that were built on the back of the Ducati 750 GT design each took the motorcycling world by storm. Ducati legends such as the 750 Sport, 750SS…

Ducati 750 GT

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…

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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…