Ducati Monster 821 breaks cover

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Ducati have unveiled the latest addition to its Monster family in the form of the all new Monster 821. The new Monster is powered by an all new 821cc Testastretta 11° liquid-cooled V-twin engine, which will produce112 PS of raw power and 89 Nm of peak torque. The Monster 821 sports the DNA of the Italian brand’s previous Monsters – naked beasts with oodles of fun!

The new Monster is set to feature Ducati’s latest technological advancements, and technicians are set to give the 821 plenty of features. The new Monster is set to sport an eight-level traction control system, along with three-level ABS and ride-by-wire. All these standout features make the Monster 821 a more pleasurable and safer bike to ride on the street.

Ducati is set to offer the Monster 821 two liveries – Basic and Dark. The new Ducati Monster 821 will be in dealerships starting July 2014.

Ducati have targeted the new Monster 821 as an interesting option for those in search of an upper-middleweight naked street-fighter.

Stay tuned for more updates.

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Jorge Lorenzo to join Ducati?

Jorge Lorenzo to Ducati webThis just in! Two-time MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo could leave Yamaha for Ducati from the start of the 2015 season, reports Spanish media outfit Onda Cero.

According to the rumour, Lorenzo, who has ridden for Yamaha’ factory team since his debut premier class season in 2008, has already given Ducati his nod for a preliminary agreement for 2015 onwards, with an alleged offer of €15 million per season. If the news is true, Andrea Dovizioso could lose his job at the end of the coming season since Ducati’s new recruit Cal Crutchlow has signed a two-year contract with the Italian factory that terminates at the end of the 2015 season.

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Ducati 899 Panigale: Road legal, track ready

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Splashing over the Imola start-line to begin another lap with my head tucked as low as possible behind the screen of the 899 Panigale, it’s a big thrill to be astride a powerful Italian superbike on one of that country’s most famous and atmospheric circuits. [Read more…]