1970 Ducati Scrambler News of a reborn Ducati Scrambler brought back memories of a time when motorcycling was a lot less technology and a lot more heart and passion. Primarily intended for the American market, the iconic Scrambler was known for its lean, elegant styling and beautifully designed sohc, air-cooled Single—in spite of poor crankshaft [...]Read Full Post | Comments(9)
In my recent story about the forthcoming new liquid-cooled Ducati Monster, I confirmed there will be an entry-level model powered by a updated edition of the current Pantah 500-based, air-cooled, sohc two-valve V-Twin. This engine is still holding its own in 696cc and 796cc displacements, officially rated at 80 and 87 horsepower, respectively. Given those [...]Read Full Post | Comments(15)
MV Agusta Brutale Corsa – First Look Bespoke Brutale glitters with sportbike greatness and carries a premium price.
Now that MV Agusta has introduced the 800cc version of its compact Triple, the R&D department can get back to work on the larger-displacement four-cylinder models. First up is a hotter, more refined version of the top-of-the-line Brutale RR. The Brutale Corsa is powered by the Brutale RR’s liquid-cooled, dohc, 16-valve, 1090cc inline-Four. Claimed output [...]Read Full Post | Comments(5)
Spied! Next-Generation Ducati Monster Liquid cooling and more power top improvements to new naked Italian V-Twin.
Camouflaged prototypes of a third-generation Ducati Monster have been spotted on the mountain road that joins Bologna with Florence through Italy’s Futa Pass, the traditional evaluation lap for factory test riders. Most likely, this is the hottest version of the next Monster, powered by a further honed version of the 1198cc “Testastretta 11 degrees,” the [...]Read Full Post | Comments(6)
MV Agusta’s New Executive Vice President Banker Giorgio Girelli is hired to guide the growth of the MV Agusta Group.
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SCOOP: Massimo Bordi Out of MV Agusta Father of the four-valve Ducati Desmos of the mid-1980s is no longer with MV Agusta.
buy cigarettes online usa No official announcement has been made yet, but we have learned that MV Agusta has not renewed the contract of Massimo Bordi, who has already left his CEO post and retired. Bordi had been hired by the late Claudio Castiglioni, who was aware of the limited time he still had to [...]Read Full Post | Comments(1)
Inspired by MV Agusta’s legendary 500cc and 350cc grand prix racing bikes that Giacomo Agostini rode to 14 of his 15 world titles, the new F3 800 Triple is the brainchild of the late Claudio Castiglioni and former designer Massimo Tamburini. Their goal with the F3 and Brutale families was to develop a platform that [...]Read Full Post | Comments(4)
Pierer Industrie AG, the Austrian group that owns KTM, Husaberg and now Husqvarna, recently unveiled the 2014 Husaberg line. We were told these would be last Husabergs brought to market as an “independent make,” underscoring rumors that the company will soon be conglomerated into Husqvarna. This makes sense, as Husqvarna is a century old and [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
SCOOP! New Moto Guzzi V-Twin In The Works Traditionalists, take a seat. A new water-cooled V-Twin is coming from Moto Guzzi.
The new California 1400 may be impressive, but it marks only the beginning of Moto Guzzi’s return to the splendors of the past because we have just learned some very significant news: A totally new 90-degree V-Twin engine is taking shape on the computers of Chief Project Engineer Federico Martini and his assistants. This is [...]Read Full Post | Comments(8)
Piaggio has created a new European-focused website, www.vespa.com, that pays homage to the most celebrated and iconic scooter of all time. Fans of the “original” scooter can keep up with Vespa-related culture and events, as well as place orders for the new 946, configuring and personalizing their machines from a long list of body/seat colors [...]Read Full Post | Comments(5)