• Interview: Diego Sgorbati

    Interview: Diego Sgorbati

  • Chris Hunter Interviews ,

    For the last three years, Diego Sgorbati has been sitting in one of the hottest seats in the motorcycling industry: he oversees the global marketing of Ducati motorcycles. For this 40-year-old northern Italian native, it’s the latest step in a career that’s included stints at… Read more »

  • Steve Jones’ Ducati Hypermotard

    Steve Jones’ Ducati Hypermotard

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    EXCLUSIVE—If you live in L.A., you’ll probably remember Steve Jones from his Indie 103.1 radio show, Jonesy’s Jukebox. If you live elsewhere, you’ll know him best as guitarist and founding member of the Sex Pistols. These days, however, Jonesy’s big passion is motorcycles—and this trick… Read more »

  • Big Sid’s Vincati

    Big Sid’s Vincati

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    The Vincati is one of those semi-mythical bikes that you occasionally hear about—and to many classic motorcycle fans, a marriage made in heaven. Quite simply, it’s a Vincent engine in a Ducati frame. “Big Sid’s Vincati” is perhaps the most famous of these hybrids, so… Read more »

  • Ducati Sport 1000

    Ducati Sport 1000

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Most of the motorcycles we feature here are beyond the realms of the average rider (self included). So it’s good to occasionally drop a ‘real world’ bike into the mix—a machine that could be bought secondhand for a reasonable price, and remain a daily driver… Read more »

  • Ducati 750SS custom

    Ducati 750SS custom

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    I’ve always thought that the best-looking Ducatis are often those that aren’t red. (The Gulf 1098R being a great example.) So I’m pleased to see another Duc in an unfamiliar color scheme: this time, a 750SS. In the early 90s, the 750SS was Ducati’s entry-level… Read more »

  • Ducati 200 Élite

    Ducati 200 Élite

  • Chris Hunter Classic Motorcycles ,

    It’s been too long since we’ve featured vintage Italian machinery. And then I stumbled across this jaw-dropping shot of a Ducati 200 Élite from 1962. To my eyes, it’s the perfect post-War motorcycle, and I’m not surprised to learn that it was a huge success… Read more »

  • Ducati 748RS

    Ducati 748RS

  • Chris Hunter Racing Motorcycles ,,

    I’ve always thought the 748 was one of the prettiest and most appealing Ducatis of recent times. It had the elegant architecture of the 916, but a shorter-stroke engine that revved to a sky-high 11,500rpm. Ducati made several versions of the 748, but the ultimate—and… Read more »

  • Hattar NCR Leggera

    Hattar NCR Leggera

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,,

    I didn’t think any bike could get more extreme than the NCR Millona M16 we revealed a couple of weeks ago. Until Chuck Squatriglia, editor of Wired Autopia, put me onto this $140,000 NCR Leggera special. The stock Leggera is based on Ducati’s Hypermotard, but… Read more »

  • Union Motorcycle

    Union Motorcycle

  • Ducati NCR M16

    Ducati NCR M16

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    This is one of those motorcycles that’s going to make it onto websites that don’t normally feature motorcycles. It’s exotic and terrifyingly quick, and it’ll cost as much as the GDP of a small African nation. It’s called the ‘Millona 16’ and it’s the latest… Read more »

  • Custom Ducati tracker

    Custom Ducati tracker

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Despite all the expensive machinery we occasionally feature here, there’s something to be said for a back-to-the-basics classic built on a shoestring budget. And Peter Koren’s Ducati ‘XR900′ is a great example. In 2003, Koren stumbled across an abandoned Ducati 900 GTS project in the… Read more »

  • Ducati 900 GTS cafe racer

    Ducati 900 GTS cafe racer

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    A couple of months ago we showed the Ducati 900 GTS custom built by René Waters, a Canadian Ducati aficionado who runs the website Ducati Meccanica. That bike was hugely popular with readers, and now René has built another 900 GTS—this time a cafe racer… Read more »

  • Ducati 1198 R Corse

    Ducati 1198 R Corse

  • Chris Hunter Production Motorcycles ,

    After a recent run of retro-themed bikes, I’ve been waiting for a contemporary machine to catch my eye. And finally, Ducati has delivered the goods with a 2010 model that will probably be regarded as an all-time classic in 2030. The $39,995 1198 R Corse… Read more »

  • Ducati 900 GTS custom

    Ducati 900 GTS custom

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    René Waters is a Ducati aficionado who lives in Medicine Hat, Alberta, about 3 hours east of Calgary. He runs the website Ducati Meccanica, an essential resource for anyone owning, or thinking of owning, an old Ducati. As you might expect, René’s own motorcycle is… Read more »

  • Ducati flat track racer

    Ducati flat track racer

  • Chris Hunter Racing Motorcycles ,,

    Every now and then, I get an email from a gentleman called Seth Dorfler, who is well known in US motorcycling circles. Dorfler presides over a seemingly inexhaustible archive of vintage motorcycle photographs, plus Ducati and Moto Guzzi memorabilia. (Much of this material was gathered… Read more »

  • Mike Cecchini’s Ducati 750 Sport

    Mike Cecchini’s Ducati 750 Sport

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Every few months, a vintage motorcycle comes along that literally stops me in my tracks—a machine so sculptural and beautiful, it would almost be criminal to subject it to the rigors of the open road. It happened three months ago when pre-release images of the… Read more »

  • MotoTrans Ducati Vento 350

    MotoTrans Ducati Vento 350

  • Chris Hunter Classic Motorcycles ,,

    We’ve seen some strange alliances between motorcycle manufacturers over the years. And one of the most unusual involves MotoTrans, a little-known Spanish company based in Barcelona. MotoTrans built motorcycles between 1957 and 1983, when it was bought by Yamaha. Many of the bikes were badge-engineered… Read more »

  • Yuri Shif Custom

    Yuri Shif Custom

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Belarus is a European country—pop. 9.85m—that most folks would have difficulty finding on a map. (It’s on the western border of Russia.) It’s not a place you’d expect to find a top-flight custom motorcycle designer, but a Belarusian machine won the Best Streetfighter trophy at… Read more »

  • Ducati Supermono

    Ducati Supermono

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    I’ve just returned from a blissful week touring the back roads of south-eastern Australia. On some of the more twisty stretches of asphalt, I found myself wondering: what would be the ideal motorcycle for powering out of tight hairpins and down short straights? Even some… Read more »

  • JvB-MOTO Single Hot Rod

    JvB-MOTO Single Hot Rod

  • Scott Custom Motorcycles ,,,

    By guest writer Scott of Pipeburn. A while ago Chris posted Flat Red and I think it’s time to do the prequel (especially with prequels being so popular these days). This is the JvB-MOTO Single Hot Rod. It might not have the same pedigree, heritage… Read more »

  • Elizabeth Raab

    Elizabeth Raab

  • Chris Hunter Photographers ,,

    You don’t often see motorcycles featured in fine art photography; Bill Phelps is the only name we’ve come across in the past. But now there’s a new one to watch: Elizabeth Raab, a photographic artist specializing in automotive and creative portraiture. Like Phelps, Raab is… Read more »

  • Radical Ducati Imola RAD02

    Radical Ducati Imola RAD02

  • Chris Hunter Racing Motorcycles ,,

    Spain’s leading Ducati specialist has pulled another rabbit out of the hat with this terrific new racer. It’s a tribute to the 750 Imola Desmo, which carried Paul Smart and Bruno Spaggiari to victory in the legendary 1972 200-mile race at Imola. The engine of… Read more »

  • Ducati 750 F1 Montjuich

    Ducati 750 F1 Montjuich

  • Chris Hunter Production Motorcycles ,

    Reader Greg Rathe is lucky enough to own one of these machines, and we’re jealous. Ducati only produced 200 Montjuichs, and just 20 were exported to North America. It was the first of three limited edition models of the F1 to be homologated for racing;… Read more »

  • Bimota Tesi 1D

    Bimota Tesi 1D

  • Chris Hunter Production Motorcycles ,,

    Bimota is a wild card in the motorcycling world. Since 1973, the Rimini-based company has been delivering the weirdest and wildest machines, wilfully taking the path less travelled. Not surprisingly, it’s never been the most financially stable of manufacturers, and hit the rocks in 2000.… Read more »

  • Walt Siegl Ducati

    Walt Siegl Ducati

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    We have our first feature-length post today, thanks to Milwaukee photographer and Cycle Source contributor Colleen Swartz—who provides not only the words, but also the image. Fritz Dietl started his adventure with Walt Siegl’s custom bikes with a Knucklehead that Walt built for him back… Read more »

  • A Ducati for the Flat Track

    A Ducati for the Flat Track

  • Chris Hunter Racing Motorcycles ,,

    Believe it or not, this muscular-looking Ducati started life as a 2007 GT1000. Then it went into the workshop of Ohio-based Lloyd Brothers Motorsports. They gave the engine a big bore kit using Pistal pistons, taking the capacity from 992 to 1078cc. The ECU was… Read more »

  • Radical Ducati Carallo Sport

    Radical Ducati Carallo Sport

  • Chris Hunter Classic Motorcycles ,,

    The home of one of Europe’s leading Ducati custom shops is not Italy, but Spain. Radical Ducati is based in Madrid, and has carved a niche in contemporary upgrades of Monsters and such ilk. But this latest ‘preparacione’ is a charming departure from the usual.… Read more »