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The eleventh edition of the international Ducati meeting will be held from 22 to 24 July at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli After a four-year hiatus World Ducati Week is back for 2022. The eleventh edition of the international Ducati meeting will be held from 22 to 24 July at the famous Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, and will once again embrace the worldwide family of Ducatisti and all passionate motorcyclists. World Ducati Week is open to all nationalities, ages, genders, personalities and backgrounds. From those who love to discover the world by travelling by motorbike between villages and winding roads, to those who devour the track lap after lap and to all motorcyclists who venture onto the most exciting off-roads paths. The WDW is an opportunity for everyone to experience the passion for two wheels, all united by a single motto: “Let’s Ride as One”. There are many events and activities in preparation.…

With its latest Panigale edition, the V4 SP2, Ducati raises the bar even further on special edition track bikes Ducati has unveiled the new Panigale V4 SP2, further raising the performance of the Panigale V4. The 2022 version has taken the most significant evolutionary step since its inception, improved in every aspect, including aerodynamics, ergonomics, engine, chassis and electronics. The Panigale V4 SP2 combines all the improvements made by Ducati engineers on the 2022 Panigale V4 to create the most high-performing Panigale ever. The SP2 has an even more powerful braking system, lightweight carbon rims, final drive and dry clutch inherited from the WorldSBK bikes, racing footpegs and a series of carbon components.  The bike is also delivered with a kit for track use, which includes billet aluminium caps for the removal of rear-view mirrors, kit for removing the license plate holder and open carbon clutch cover.  The bike also comes…

Bike Middle East travel 700 kilometres around the UAE on a Ducati Diavel as one of the firstbikes ever allowed on the famous Mille Miglia road rally When you get a call to ask if you want to ride a Ducati on a Mille Miglia event, it’s one of those calls that requires no answer. It’s automatic. Other plans get cancelled, people put on hold, birthdays cancelled. Sometimes opportunity only knocks once.To be clear, this wasn’t the Mille Miglia of Italian fame. Well, not as far as location was concerned anyway. But it was a genuine Mille Miglia event, as the famous rally becomes abrand and spreads its wings into territories new.And, as you may have already realised, the Mille Miglia never involved motorcycles. So whynow?As they say, change is constant, and whilst the original rally continues in Italy, still adhering tothe strict rules of entry, the brand’s forays into…

Dubai-based GASGAS Factory Racing star extends lead in FIM Rally-Raid WorldChampionship Putting in an impressive display of riding to top the fifth and final stage of the 2022 AbuDhabi Desert Challenge, Sam Sunderland has won the event in style. The result makes it twowins from two races for Sunderland in this year’s FIM Rally-Raid World Championship,where he sits dominantly at the top of the standings. “It feels so cool to get the win! Abu Dhabi is always a tough race with the strategy and thatwas even more a factor this year as everyone was right on the pace,” said Sunderland. “Ifyou started a stage further back you didn’t seem to catch up so much time even though youwere pushing like hell, so it was definitely a challenge this year. It was a tough racephysically as well, partly because of the pace, but because of the heat too, as well as…

Ducati Multistrada gets new colours, electronic updates and new accessories from March 2022 With almost 10,000 motorcycles delivered worldwide, the Multistrada V4 ended 2021 as thecompany’s best-selling and most popular family in the range. So, for 2022, the bike gets a bunch of new updates and features for new buyers. The colour range of the S version will expand, with the addition of the new Iceberg White livery. The new colour joins the Ducati Red and Aviator Grey colour options. The bike can be ordered in four different trims (Essential, Radar, Travel & Radar and Full), which potential buyers can view in the dedicated section of the Ducati website. For the electronics, the main update lies in a new semi-automatic function of the electronicsuspension for the Multistrada V4 S, called Minimum Preload. This feature allows riders toreduce the height of the motorcycle, making it easier and safer to place their feet on theground…

Indian Motorcycles, America’s First Motorcycle Company, has unleashed the next generationof American V-Twin touring performance with the launch of the Indian Pursuit. Featuring the liquid-cooled PowerPlus engine, ride enhancing technology, a chassis mounted fairing, and loads of touring amenities, the 2022 Indian Pursuit is taking a shot at the top spot as America’s most capable and refined touring machine. At the heart of the Pursuit is the smooth and high revving Indian Motorcycle PowerPlus engine, a 1768cc, liquid-cooled V-twin that delivers a class-leading 121 hp and 178Nm  of torque. High-grade integrated headlamps in the lower lights improve visibility at night and in cold weather, heated handgrips keep the driver’s hands warm, while the Pursuit’s new Touring Comfort heated seats provide comfort during those cold Middle Eastern winter nights. The Pursuit also features an all-new electronically adjustable rear suspension preload from Fox®, which allows riders to adjust their preload for optimal…

Ducati partners with renowned Italian Poltrona Frau’s Interiors in Motion Business Unit and unveils the XDiavel Nera Edition which will be manufactured in a numbered series of just 500 units. The XDiavel Nera project is rooted in the values ​​shared by the two companies: a passion for design, traditional craftsmanship, the use of advanced technology, and a gift for innovation. The result is a motorcycle that is unique in character and aesthetics, inspired by Italian design, and produced in a limited run of just 500 pieces. The new XDiavel Nera is characterised by ‘Black on Black’ livery in which gloss and matt blackportions alternate. This livery makes the XDiavel even sportier and is also reflected in a dedicated jet helmet, which owners of XDiavel Nera can order together with the bike. The bike is also enriched by some style details that enhance its aesthetics, such as the brake callipers and…

Team HRC gives the world a first glimpse of the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade that will be raced in the 2022 season. Via a virtual launch, Team HRC beat everyone else to the punch by being the first to unveil its bike for the upcoming 2022 season. Honda unveiled a striking red, white and blue colour scheme with a nod to the past: 30 years on from the launch of the original Fireblade, which changed sports bikes design and became an icon across the world. The stunning CBR1000RR-R will be ridden by two Spanish rookies, Iker Lecuona and Xavi Vierge throughout the season and is sure to give Honda fans a bit of nostalgia, wrapped around a stunning new WSBK Challenger.

Indian Motorcycle and Krazy Horse have opened the UK’s first dedicated Indian Motorcycle Brand Experience Centre on Kensington High Street in West London. The site of the new Indian experience centre was, for over 50 years, the home of the Bristol Car Company. The corner showroom, which is part of the Hilton Olympia Hotel, has been fully refurbished over two floors, allowing a complete range of Indian motorcycles, accessories, clothing and heritage to be displayed. In addition to the latest Indian Motorcycle models on show, there will be demonstration motorcycles available and exclusive one-off bikes on display from the ‘Krazy Horse Custom’ collection. Customers will be able to build their dream Indian Motorcycle in the configuration area and browse the latest Indian Motorcycle apparel and accessory lines. The centre opened its doors to the public on February 7th, so if you are into your Indian motorcycles and find yourself in…