August 20, 2017
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Much Ado About Harley-Davidson And Ducati

HARWINTON, CT – Wintertime is normally the slow news period when it comes to motorcycles, not summer when new models are out, when rallies and shows are being staged, and when new roads and eateries are being discovered. Winter is the time for trial balloons and cockamamie suggestions, not summer. …

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Might India’s Royal Enfield Buy Ducati?

These are uneasy times for Ducati owners. Italian motorcycle manufacturer Ducati is now reportedly up for sale as car company VW scrambles for cash the wake of its diesel emissions scandal. A story Monday by “The Times of India” says Royal Enfield has been approached about buying Ducati. Ducati could …

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Ducati Sales In U.S. Down In 2016

BOLOGNA – Sales of Ducati motorcycles worldwide climbed to 55,451 in 2016, a 1.2 percent increase from 2015. The U.S. continued to be Ducati’s biggest market with customers buying 8,787 new motorcycles, but that was roughly a nine percent drop from 2015. The Multistrada line experienced growth of 16 percent, …

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New Multistrada, Scramblers From Ducati

MILAN, Italy – A smaller Multistrada and two more Scrambler models are on the way from Ducati for 2017.  The Italian manufacturer used the EICMA show to introduce the Multistrada 950 as well as the Scrambler Desert Sled and Scrambler Cafe Racer today. 

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Others Surge As Harley-Davidson Dips

Even as Harley-Davidson announced recently that sales dipped in 2015 – down 1.7 percent in the U.S. and 1.3 percent worldwide – other manufacturers were crowing about record years. Ducati North America reports that

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Dominique Cheraki Talks Ducati

NEW YORK – The outgoing CEO of Ducati North America, Dominique Cheraki, attended the Progressive International Motorcycle Show over the weekend and touted the company’s new 2016 models to the press. On Jan. 1, he will become

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Ducati Goes All In On Scrambler

MILAN, Italy – Need proof that its four 2015 Scrambler models were a hit for Ducati? The company announced today that more versions and variants are on the way. New for 2016 will be a Flat Track Pro version, based on the existing 803cc platform, as well as an all-new …

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If You Had Asked, I Would Have Told You…

Wow, more than a month has gone by without an installment of “If you had asked me, I would have told you that…” My bad. Too busy building up the wood supply for winter and getting in some late-season rides to sit down at the laptop. Consequently, some items have …

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Dream Job Driving For Ducati

  BROOKFIELD, CT – Pete Celona has made his home in Brookfield for the past three years, but his belongings have been in storage since July to enable him to enjoy an enviable vagabond life. This past summer, Celona got to drive bikes for Ducati on a cross-country demo tour. …

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Italian Bikes Bask At IMOC

STURBRIDGE, MA – If the brand names on all the bikes on the show ground end in a vowel, it’s a safe bet that you’re at IMOC. The Italian Motorcycles Owners Club held its 32nd annual motorcycle show today at the Hamilton Rod & Gun Club, and riders turned out …

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Ducati Unveils New Monster

FRANKFURT, GERMANY – Ducati has unveiled what it says is “the most powerful Ducati naked of all time,” the 2016 Mobster 1200 R. “Equipped with a 1200 cc Testastretta 11° DS “R” version twin-cylinder engine, the Monster 1200 R takes

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Oil Drippings: Harley, Ducati, Royal Enfield

Oil drippings: News and opinion… – This comes as no surprise: Out of Harley-Davidson’s 694 dealerships in the U.S. only a dozen are operated by minorities. The company wants that to change, though, as a dealer network and customer base of aging white men doesn’t have much long-term potential. “Automotive …

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Scrambler A Big Seller For Ducati

BOLOGNA, Italy – It’s no surprise, but the Scrambler is a hit for Ducati. In the first six months of 2015, Ducati sold more than 9,000 of its Scrambler models worldwide. The company reported an overall sales increase of 22 percent over the first half of 2014 with a total …

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Along The Road: Rare Ducati MH900e

The Ducati MH900e is one of those bikes that looks like it’s moving even when parked, and Doug Barker of Watertown, CT desired one from the get-go back in 2000. “When it came out, I wanted one,” he reported, recalling that his wife wanted to ride two-up, though, so he …

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