News: THE 2019 MISSION WINNOW DUCATI TEAM PRESENTED AT NEUCHÂTEL

The Mission Winnow Ducati team, which will compete in the 2019 MotoGP World Championship, was presented recently at the iconic Cube, Philip Morris International’s Research and Development centre in the lakeside Swiss town. Riders Andrea Dovizioso and Danilo Petrucci unveiled … Continue reading News: THE 2019 MISSION WINNOW DUCATI TEAM PRESENTED AT NEUCHÂTEL

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News: DUCATI PERFORMANCE TRIOPTIONS CUP RETURNS FOR 2019

For fans of those rather enigmatic, red, twin cylinder works of art, Ducati UK have confirmed to MotorMartin that the Ducati Performance TriOptions Cup will once again feature as part of the British Superbike Championship in 2019. For those that don’t know, Ducati have shared the following, enjoy: This one-make series featuring the 959 Panigale, has become an important and popular support series to the British Superbike championship. The enduring popularity of the Cup has never been more evident in the last two years with record entries. The championship has been admired within the paddock for its competitiveness and high … Continue reading News: DUCATI PERFORMANCE TRIOPTIONS CUP RETURNS FOR 2019

News: THE DUCATI PANIGALE V4 S SCOOPS PRESTIGIOUS AUTOTRADER BIKE OF THE YEAR AWARD

It’s been explained to MotorMartin recently that the rather incredible Ducati Panigale V4 S has scooped the Bike of the Year award in this year’s Auto Trader Best Bike Awards, congratulations. Auto Trader have commented to MotorMartin that, now in its fifth year, the awards are bigger than ever, with Ducati beating off more contenders than previous years. Before continuing to say that, The Ducati Panigale V4 S was the undeniable favourite with judges unanimously voting for the Ducati. The V4 also secured the title of ‘Best Sports Bike’.  Ducati was also nominated for best retro with the Scrambler 1100 and best middleweight with the Monster 821. Tim … Continue reading News: THE DUCATI PANIGALE V4 S SCOOPS PRESTIGIOUS AUTOTRADER BIKE OF THE YEAR AWARD

News: JORGE LORENZO AND ANDREA DOVIZIOSO FINISH SIXTH AND SEVENTH IN THE GERMAN GRAND PRIX AT THE SACHSENRING

With recent races coming thick and fast there’s not been time to pause for breath on the #MotorMartinRacing desk at the moment. And now our friends at #Ducati have shared with us the following information from the latest MotoGP. Jorge Lorenzo came home in sixth place in the German Grand Prix, which was held today at the Sachsenring circuit. The Spanish rider, who powered away from the front row after setting the third quickest time in qualifying, led the race for 12 laps but was passed by Marquez and then by Rossi, and gradually lost ground to finish the ninth … Continue reading News: JORGE LORENZO AND ANDREA DOVIZIOSO FINISH SIXTH AND SEVENTH IN THE GERMAN GRAND PRIX AT THE SACHSENRING

News: SUPERB VICTORY BY DAVIES IN RACE 2 AT BURIRAM, MELANDRI 7TH DESPITE SOME ISSUES

Following on from Race 1, The Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team have shared with MotorMartin how they climbed back to the top step of the podium at Buriram (Thailand) with Chaz Davies, who sealed a brilliant win in Race 2 starting from third row. The Welshman, who took the lead during lap 7 and progressively broke away from the field, thus claimed the first victory of 2018 and the 28th of his career. A particularly significant win – coupled with the fastest lap of the race in 1:33.627 – since it came on a historically difficult track. Race 2, on … Continue reading News: SUPERB VICTORY BY DAVIES IN RACE 2 AT BURIRAM, MELANDRI 7TH DESPITE SOME ISSUES

News: STRONG COMEBACK FOR DAVIES, 3RD IN RACE 1 AT BURIRAM; DIFFICULT RACE FOR MELANDRI, 8TH

Race 1 of the second round of the 2018 WorldSBK Championship, held at Buriram (Thailand), was characterised, Ducati say, by opposite fates for the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team. Chaz Davies sealed a fantastic third place coming back from ninth position on the grid, while Marco Melandri was forced to settle for 8th on the finish line due to issues in some sectors of the track. Starting both from third row, in seventh and ninth position respectively, Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team have confirmed to MotorMartin that Melandri and Davies fought early on within the leading group, which was progressively … Continue reading News: STRONG COMEBACK FOR DAVIES, 3RD IN RACE 1 AT BURIRAM; DIFFICULT RACE FOR MELANDRI, 8TH

News: A NEW ERA BEGINS AS THE PANIGALE V4 IS DELIVERED TO EUROPEAN DEALERSHIPS

Raise your hands in celebration people as the wait is over. Production of the Ducati Panigale V4, which began last 15th November, is already running at full capacity. Even before the end of 2017, about 500 motorcycles had already been delivered to European dealerships. Over the coming weeks this stunning superbike will also be available to other markets where Ducati is present. It’s been confirmed to MotorMartin that rather unsurprisingly, Jorge Lorenzo showed a big interest in the new superbike, so after the 2018 Ducati Team presentation he visited the production line with product engineers to get to know all … Continue reading News: A NEW ERA BEGINS AS THE PANIGALE V4 IS DELIVERED TO EUROPEAN DEALERSHIPS

News: CHRISTMAS USED TREATS AND REVIEW OF THE YEAR

MotorMartin enjoys receiving news from Mycarcheck.com’s valuation experts as it more often than not starts a new search for vehicles to join the growing MotorMartin fleet of cars and motorcycles and it’s all because Mycarcheck.com reveal significant trends in the UK used vehicle market and choose a car and bike of the month. Vehicle valuation manager at mycarcheck.com, Jon Wheeler, shared with MotorMartin recently that: “A treat for Christmas, the Clio RenaultSport 200 is a popular used hot hatch option, offering high-performance fun at a tempting price. Cosmetically, it is essentially a facelifted 197, but there’s much more to it … Continue reading News: CHRISTMAS USED TREATS AND REVIEW OF THE YEAR

Yamaha TRX850 (1996-2000): Unfinished Monkey Business

Not so long back, MotorMartin looked into the history of Yamaha’s extremely underrated TDM850, a story that can be read by clicking here, concluding that the TDM was an adventure styled bike produced around 25 years too early. But what about the TDM’s sporty younger brother, the TRX? In 1996, Yamaha, like the other major Japanese manufacturers, were left wondering what to do about those pesky red upstarts from Bologna, Italy whose relatively new, World Superbike Championship winning 916 was making a mockery of the already well developed YZF, ZXR and RC45 on the track whilst their road bikes, such … Continue reading Yamaha TRX850 (1996-2000): Unfinished Monkey Business

News: Marquez on pole for MotoGP Championship showdown

In a year of surprises worthy of any season since the World’s Premier motorcycle Championship rebranded itself ‘MotoGP’ the title fight is going right down to the wire at tomorrow’s final race of the season in Valencia. And what a fight it promises to be as the top two riders going for the title are separated by only 21 points. But let’s rewind a touch and bring you all up to date with the main protagonists. In the orange corner we have the ridiculously successful Repsol Honda Team, recipients of no less than 7 MotoGP Titles. A team whose current … Continue reading News: Marquez on pole for MotoGP Championship showdown