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 →

2016 KTM 1290 Super Duke R Review

"The Beast" in one of 2 standard liveries (Special Edition livery also available for 2016)The KTM 1290 Super Duke R has been the subject of much media attention since its launch in 2014, winning "Motorcycle of the Year" from multiple publications and earning praise across the globe. Does it deserve the hype? We spent an afternoon... Continue Reading →

2015 Ducati Scrambler Review

The Scrambler was a logical move for Ducati, in the post-Audi era where profitability trumps outright performance and broadening appeal outweighs pleasing the purists (the "Ducatisti").  So, does the Scrambler dilute Ducati's brand ethos or is it worthy of the red and white badge from Bologna? The answer to that will largely depend on your... Continue Reading →

2013 BMW S1000R Review

A week on any bike in the Italian alps is a dream vacation. In this case, the bike at hand was the 2013 BMW S1000R and after screaming its inline 4 through speed limit-less mountain passes,we're ready to share some thoughts about BMW's super naked. We picked up a pair of bikes in Milan, the... Continue Reading →

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