• Lamborghini and Ducati test car-to-motorcycle communication system

    Technology is being developed to prevent some of the most common types of accidents between cars and motorcycles.

  • Revival Cycles Fuse Ducati on Jay Leno's Garage
    Revival Cycles Fuse Ducati rolls into Jay Leno's Garage

    Jay Leno checks out one very cool motorcycle.

  • 2021 Ducati Multistrada V4 on Jay Leno's Garage
    Jay Leno checks out the 2021 Ducati Multistrada V4

    Jay Leno examines and rides the 2021 Ducati Multistrada V4, a bike with several personalities.

  • Lamborghini Huracan STO
    VW Group decides to keep Bentley, Ducati and Lamborghini

    Volkswagen Group has decided to keep Bentley, Ducati and Lamborghini, but the fate of Bugatti remains uncertain.

  • Ducati Diavel 1260 Lamborghini
    Limited-edition Ducati Diavel 1260 Lamborghini channels the Sian FKP 37

    Lamborghini and Ducati have collaborated for the first time.

  • Ducati headquarters in Bologna, Italy
    Volkswagen Group decides to keep Ducati

    The Volkswagen Group has ruled out selling Ducati following strong opposition from the Italian motorcycle brand’s labor union, FIOM CIGL. Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali made the announcement to staff on Friday, union representative Bruno Papignani confirmed to Bloomberg. Helping to sway the...

  • Ducati's Diavel Carbon

    More evidence has emerged suggesting that the Volkswagen Group is about to sell Ducati. Following a report in April that the VW Group had hired an investment to explore options for Ducati, which it purchased in 2012 for approximately $935 million, Harley-Davidson is now in the headlines about a potential bid for the Italian sport bike brand. Reuters reports that Harley-Davidson is lining up a takeover bid for Ducati that could be worth $1.67 billion, a sum Volkswagen could desperately use in the wake of fines and lawsuits following its diesel scandal. Harley-Davidson's potential takeover of...

  • Ducati's Diavel Carbon
    Report: Volkswagen Group mulls Ducati sale

    Facing costs exceeding $20 billion in the United States alone due to its diesel emissions scandal, plus a hefty bill to develop new electric car technology, the Volkswagen Group has been cutting back on staff and niche products to preserve cash. There’s always been talk that the VW Group...

  • Volkswagen plant
    Volkswagen Group To Be Reorganized, Four Smaller Structures Possible: Report

    The Volkswagen Group controls more than a dozen brands and has more than half a million employees around the globe. Understandably, such complexity is difficult to oversee from a central hub which is why we may see the automaker’s management and corporate structure reorganized into four...

  • Audi and Ducati #cometogether on Pikes Peak
    Audi And Ducati Celebrate Pikes Peak Rendezvous With Contest

    Audi and motorcycle manufacturer Ducati both have a history of tackling the Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb. Now that the brands are under one roof, it makes perfect sense to use this year’s event to highlight both Audi’s newest sports car, the RS5, and Ducati’s fastest...

  • Chris Harris drag races the Porsche 911 GT2 RS against the Ducati 1199 Panigale
    Porsche 911 GT2 RS drag races Ducati superbike

    Proclaiming drag races to be "Internet gold," Chris Harris proceeds to grace us with a good one: the Porsche 911 GT2 RS against the Ducati 1199 Panigale. He's not wrong. While the GT2 RS packs 611 horsepower at the rear, and weighs 3,170 pounds, the Ducati's power-to-weight ratio is even better...

  • Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
    Ferrari, Maserati and Ducati Halt Production In Wake Of Latest Earthquake

    A new earthquake struck northern Italy this morning, killing 15 people and toppling buildings in the Emilia Romagna region. The quake, which measured 5.8 on the Richter scale, hit the Modena province at 9 a.m. local time. Bloomberg News reports that the quake was centered near the towns of Cavezzo...

  • Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG with Ducati Streetfighter 848

    Ever since Mercedes-Benz’s performance offshoot AMG announced its co-branding deal with Ducati in November of 2010, there’s been talk that the alliance was simply a precursor to the eventual takeover of the Italian motorbike manufacturer by Mercedes’ parent company Daimler. Any chance of that ever happening was put to an end earlier this week following the announcement of Ducati’s takeover by Audi. Understandably, all ties between Mercedes and Ducati have since been cut, according to the automaker. At the same time, Mercedes is quick to mention that a takeover of...

  • Ducati's Diavel Carbon
    It's Official: Audi Really Is Buying Ducati

    It’s been the worst-kept secret in the automotive industry, but now it’s official: luxury automaker Audi is buying Italian motorcycle manufacturer Ducati. While details of the sale haven’t officially been disclosed, Reuters is reporting that Audi paid some 860 million euros ($1.13...

  • Ducati's Diavel Carbon
    Fiat Heir Lapo Elkann Considers Bid For Ducati

    Italian motorcycle maker Ducati is rumored to be up for grabs, with numerous automakers cited as interested bidders. Daimler was one of the first names dropped, since Ducati already has a co-marketing arrangement with the Mercedes-Benz tuning arm, AMG. As quickly as that particular rumor surfaced...

  • AMG and Ducati announce partnership
    Daimler Denies Interest In Ducati Takeover

    Ever since Mercedes-Benz’s performance offshoot AMG announced its co-branding deal with Ducati in November of 2011, there has been talk that the alliance was simply a precursor to the eventual takeover of the Italian motorbike manufacturer by Mercedes’ parent company Daimler. Rumors of...

  • Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG with Ducati Streetfighter 848
    Mercedes-Benz And Ducati Strengthen Partnership At Bologna Motor Show

    Mercedes-Benz and Ducati are building on the cooperative agreement set up between the brands at last year's Los Angeles Auto Show.

  • Keira Knightley rides a Ducati for Chanel
    Video: Keira Knightley Shills Chanel While Straddling A Ducati

    Et alors, qu'est-ce que c'est? Why, it appears to be actress, model, and object of Jeremy Clarkson's undying affection, Ms. Keira Knightley, perched atop a Ducati in Paris' Place de la Concorde. But you know, we're just guessing. At first glance, we thought Keira might be going through some sort of...

  • TRON Legacy Light Cycle

    One of Winter's most anticipated films was TRON Legacy, the follow-up to 1980s science-fiction film TRON. In the original, a hacker played by Jeff Bridges gets absorbed into a perilous virtual world and in Legacy, his son falls to the same fate. For tech fans the plot is really just a sideline to futuristic special effects though, with even the 80s film being way ahead of its time and the latest release making full use of the latest 3D technology. Both films feature snazzy suits with strips of light running through them, but even cooler were the Light Cycles, deadly futuristic racing machines...

  • AMG and Ducati announce partnership
    Report: AMG Eyeing Ducati Takeover, AMG-Branded Motorbikes Possible

    Last week we first heard that AMG and Italian motorbike manufacturer Ducati were forming a partnership, initially surrounding the cooperation over common marketing activities, but with any such deal there is always the potential for the relationship to develop further. While such a possibility may...

  • AMG and Ducati announce partnership
    AMG And Ducati Announce Partnership At 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show

    AMG and Italian motorbike manufacturer Ducati have announced that they will work closely together going into the future. The initial aim of the cooperation between the two performance firms is to develop common marketing activities but further down the track we could see the relationship develop...

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