Tag Archives: Ducati

2017 Ducati Scrambler Café Racer

So much more than mere looks We pulled in front of the Starbucks at Molito Alabang to indulge in one of the most hedonistic, guiltiest pleasures of riders. From the dealership, we fueled up on gas and, you guessed it… Coffee. We had our drinks while staring at the bikes. “We’re at the World Motorcycle Headquarters, Starbucks,” I regurgitated the old ... Read More »

2017 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled review, test ride

A few good things have come from this era of hipster revolution, thinks Sherman Nazareth, astride the retro-styled Desert Sled. Has Ducati’s Scrambler finally earned its true off-road stripes? Located in the South of Spain, the quaint little town of Almeria sits on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea and boasts of perfect weather for the most part of the ... Read More »

2017 Ducati xDiavel review, test ride

It was an unforgettable scene, right out of a Ghost Rider comic. After a long day of shooting at a location about four hours from home, I returned to discover that the torrential rain had brought life in the suburbs to a standstill. Traffic snarls are never fun, less so on a 152hp fire-breathing beast. But in that painful clutch-in, clutch-out drudgery, ... Read More »

2017 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled

Better in worse weather Rain had poured continuously since 4 am. Even with rain gear on, my gloves and boots were soaked to the core. It had been some of the most miserable riding conditions I’ve ever experienced. It was also one of the best long rides I’ve ever joined. Last Independence Day weekend, a group of rider friends thought ... Read More »

Ducati Monster 797 first ride review

Design and features   Why am I staring at a cone, instead of looking where I’m going. That’s because, I am looking at where I want to go. Confused? Well, I was too, until my instructor Lek told me that it’s the ultimate way to be smooth and quick on a bike. He is one of the chief instructors at ... Read More »

Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Test Ride Review

It is big! It is red! It can go SERIOUSLY fast and can also tour across the country with consummate ease. Ladies and gentlemen, behold, the Ducati Multistrada 1200 S. If there was a master of all trades, this motorcycle would have been it. Why such a generous opening statement? Allow me to elucidate as to why the Ducati Multistrada ... Read More »

Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Test Ride Review

It is big! It is red! It can go SERIOUSLY fast and can also tour across the country with consummate ease. Ladies and gentlemen, behold, the Ducati Multistrada 1200 S. If there was a master of all trades, this motorcycle would have been it. Why such a generous opening statement? Allow me to elucidate as to why the Ducati Multistrada ... Read More »

Ducati XDiavel S Review

The Ducati XDiavel S is the Italian motorcycle manufacturer’s answer to the cruiser market. It looks unique, very attractive and is a guaranteed head turner. And it’s packed with enough performance to scare you silly. We spend some time with the new XDiavel S, a bike named after the devil and with pronounced cruiser elements. Long, low and muscular – ... Read More »

Ducati 959 Panigale First trip overview

Barelling down the lengthy straight on the Chang worldwide Circuit in Buriram, Thailand, the Ducati 959 Panigale i am astride, is hitting near the double ton, but my eyes are constant on turn 2 and three, a pointy right-hander for which I need to downshift, hit the brakes and then take it one clean float in third. however there may ... Read More »

2016 Ducati Multistrada 1200S: First Ride Review

Ducati developed the Multistrada over a decade ago, apparently in a bid to answer a question a growing number of superbike-riding Ducatisti were asking – “what Ducati should I buy next?” The result is the Multistrada, a bike with touring ability and sportbike-like performance. The 2016 version – the one we are riding – gets even more tech and an ... Read More »