2018 Ducati Supersport Review

Part Panigale, part Monster, Ducati's Supersport seeks to split the difference between the modern naked and sport bike by combining the best of both worlds. Does Ducati's latest revival manage to achieve that fine balance? Ducati 900 SS (Super Sport), circa 1992 For the longest time, Ducati has been exploring ways to blend the soul... Continue Reading →

2016 Ducati Monster 821 Review

Ducati's Monster 821 (MSRP $13,395 CDN) was a controversial pivot for the Bologna brand, as it moved the Monster line away from their iconic 2 valve-per-cylinder air cooled motors (the latest contingent were the 696, 796 and 1100 variants which were later brought back in the Scrambler and later, the Monster 797).  So, what did Ducati... Continue Reading →

Yamaha FZ-09 / MT-09 Long Term Review

We've been riding the FZ-09 (MT-09 in Europe) intermittently since 2014, throughout its 40,000 km life and have reached a verdict on just about every aspect of what's good and bad about this budget-priced middleweight naked bike.  We've also performed a long list of modifications that help get the most of of the platform and... Continue Reading →

2016 Ducati Hypermotard 939 SP Review

What makes a bike great?  Fast on the track?  Comfortable? Good for commuting? Brings out your inner-hooligan? After a year, 7,000kms and a few essential mods, we're here to deliver our verdict on what kind of bike the latest Hypermotard SP is, in the real world. Model History The Hypermotard 939 is actually the 3rd... Continue Reading →

2016 Ducati 1299 Panigale S Review

We rode Ducati's flagship superbike on the street to see if ordinary humans could live with one.  The results may surprise you. The word "Panigale" was first introduced by Ducati in 2011, when the original 1199 Panigale was announced.  The name comes from Ducati's hometown (Borgo Panigale in Italy), so it's no surprise that the Panigale... Continue Reading →

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