Monster 696 gets more power With more muscle and a convertible wardrobe, Ducati’s Monster 696 enters 2008 ready to defend its status as a member of the famiglia Naked Bike numero uno. The new 696 cc air-cooled motor produces 9 per cent more horsepower (now 80) and 11 per cent more torque (50.6 lb-ft) than … Continue reading Ducati Monster 696
Ducati’s MotoGP bike for the street, the Desmosedici RR, is proving so popular the company has decided not to make enough of them to meet the demand. Unless demand stops at 1,500, that is. Since the RR’s June 2006 launch at the Italian GP a flood of requests for the bike has made it a … Continue reading Ducati Desmosedici won?t meet demand
As the subject of this test, we decided to compare two of the newer players on the adventure touring scene: the Ducati Multistrada and the Buell Ulysses. We have already published a test of the Ulysses, but as we rode it along with the Ducati, it seemed only appropriate to use it as a comparison for the Multistrada.
The Ducati Sport 1000 S is a paradox, simultaneously embodying a romance between history’s view of the future and the present’s fascination with a not-too-distant past.
Words: Nick Smirniw/Rob Harris Photos: Wilfrid Gaube/Nick Smirniw Ducati. Say it with an accent. Du-CA-ti. Listen to the way it flows out of your mouth. It sounds sophisticated. It sounds respected. It sounds fashionable. It sounds expensive. Now start it up and listen. It sounds like… like … crap. What the hell? For all of … Continue reading Test Ride: Ducati SS750