Cagiva owned Ducati for a time so that is my excuse for including the pretty Italian V4, 500cc 2-stroke Grand Prix racer. The bike was never extremely successful although it did win 3 GP’s with Eddie Lawson and John Kocinski at the controls.
Finally it has happened, photos of the Ducati Strada Aperta have been leaked, and they show the bike’s true form. With the bevy of camofloged photos that we’ve seen already, there aren’t too many surprises here, but we do get to see a clear view of the “beak” of the new adventure-tourer, as well as the front fairings. Photos after the jump.
Similar to the Hypermotard, which seems to share a lot of inspiration with the Stradaperta, the front mudguard has an integrated ram-air intake. Interestingly enough from these photos, we see no mirrors. Gone are the gaudy add-on mirrors we’ve seen before, but also absent are the bar-end mirrors we expected to see in the final version. This leaves us wondering what Ducati has up their sleeve for the BMW GS killer.
John Bisson is becoming well known on the interwebs for his truly stunning paintwork on various bikes including the recently covered Martini Ducati 1098. This time he has created a Red Bull bike with astounding attention to detail. If you would like work like this applied to your bike check out his site. The awesome photos were taken by Thomas Gray who can be contacted at TwistedFotos@yahoo.com.
These have to be some of the best shots to day that we have seen of the soon-to-be released Ducati Stradaperta (or is it Strada Aperta?). With official comment on the motorcycle scarce from Bologna, we must still make our own conjectures. Clearly from these photos though, we can see in detail what the head light assembly, and dash will look like. Photos after the jump.
Although still disguised in tape and paint, the bike’s head light can be clearly seen up close and defined. Also revealed is an all-digital dash, which looks large enough to include a GPS map display (although we have no reason to believe such a feature exists on the bike).
The Strada Aperta looks set to have the Hypermotard’s same signal and mirror integrated hand-guards, and some integrated storage space in front fairings. With these latest photos we can only wonder how much speculation we must endure before seeing the bike unveiled in Milan this November.
This week we have a great shot of Larry Pegram’s Ducati 1098R AMA Superbike.
Larry Pegram’s Team Foremost Ducati team is factory supported by Ducati North America. After 10 years in the AMA Superbike victory wilderness, Pegram put the very fast bike (which hit 200mph at Daytona) on the top of the box at Road America and followed it up with double victories at Topeka, Kansas.
Welcome to Wallpaper Wednesday. Every week I will post up something beautiful from the world of Ducati that you just might like to have grace your desktop. This week we have the very first belt driven cam Ducat, the Ducati Pantah 500
Welcome to Wallpaper Wednesday. Every week I will post up something beautiful from the world of Ducati that you just might like to have grace your desktop. This week we have a highly modified 955cc, Ducati 888SPO.
Photos of the 2010 Ducati Adventure Tourer / Multistrada Replacement continue to leak onto the web ahead of the presumed unveiling of the new model at the EICMA Show in Milan this November. The latest pics reinforce the notion that this is no BMW R1200G/S competitor but remains very much road orientated machine in the vein of the Triumph Tiger.