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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen Group is looking at carving out the Lamborghini and Ducati brands as it works to streamline operations and move toward a future that's massively electric, Automotive News Europe reports. “We are working on our Italian legal structure,” Chief Executive Herbert Diess said in the...
  2. The Audi Lounge
    Audi could soon become charged with overseeing activities at Bentley if a report from Automobilewoche is correct. The move would see Audi control Bentley’s technological and financial activities as of 2021. With Audi already in charge of R&D for the Volkswagen empire, that would give it...
  3. The Bugatti Lounge
    Volkswagen may be looking to get rid of its supercar brands, according to a report from Reuters. The automaker is looking to double its value, free up cash, and focus on electrification.  “We are constantly looking at our brand portfolio, this is particularly true during the phase of...
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
    You will soon be able to build your very own Ducati Panigale V4 R thanks to LEGO Technic’s latest set. The 646 brick kit will be available as of June 1. Once completed the bike is 32 cm (12.5 inches) long, 16 cm (6 inches) tall, and 8 cm (3 inches) wide and is the first motorcycle ever...
  5. Volkswagen News Blog
    The world of RC motorcycles is awash with bikes that can balance themselves in motion, but few can actually balance themselves when they’re standing still. This Upriser Ducati Panigale V4 S can, though, and it’s kind of weird and wonderful to watch. The system works thanks to a set of small...
  6. Volkswagen News Blog
    We just returned from the launch of Ducati ’s all-new Panigale V4, and it’s no exaggeration to describe it as one of the best sportbikes ever made, perhaps even the best. Its new four-cylinder engine is melodious and powerful, it handles with agility akin to a much smaller bike, its...
  7. Volkswagen News Blog
    Strong growth in its home market helped propel Ducati to another positive year, albeit only just. Sales for VW's motorcycle division rose only 0.75% in 2017, but even that growth countered the industry trend. Thanks, in part, to a shrinking motorcycle market, Ducati increased its market share...
  8. Volkswagen News Blog
    Lamborghini wants to get some of that Disney cash by opening its own theme park dedicated to Bolognese two-wheeling. The park will actually be contained within the Mirabilandia park, which already exists in Emilia-Romagna, the area that Ducati calls home. “Ducati World will give visitors a...
  9. Volkswagen News Blog
    Here it is in the flesh, the first mass-produced Ducati  motorcycle to mount a four-cylinder engine, and it’s derived, Ducati says, directly from the MotoGP Desmosedici. Actually there are three of them: Panigale V4, Panigale V4S and V4S Speciale – the latter two with electronic Öhlins...
  10. Volkswagen News Blog
    Ducati announced an update to the Monster 821, making it look more like the Monster 1200, including the larger model’s TFT screen. The model refresh comes on the 25th anniversary of the Ducati Monster family, and will be the first of five new or updated motorcycles Ducati will showcase in a...
  11. Volkswagen News Blog
    Both Ingolstadt and Borgo Panigale have confirmed Ducati will remain in Audi’s stable. A report from Italy has confirmed the Volkswagen Group has given up its pursuit to divest the Italian motorcycle brand after the German labor unions, who make up half of the VW Advisory Board, were opposed to...
  12. Volkswagen News Blog
    Ahead of the San Marino MotoGP round at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Ducati revealed its much-anticipated new Desmosedici Stradale V-4 engine that will power it’s next generation of superbikes. Ducati claims a maximum output of 210 hp at 13,000 rpm and 88.5 lb-ft. at 12,250 rpm. “It’s...
  13. Volkswagen News Blog
    Although in many ways back on track financially, Volkswagen is still looking to simplify its empire with the sale of non-core, noncritical assets, even though that doesn’t include Ducati right now. “The list [of assets disposals] has not been put away on the shelf,” Matthias Müller, head of the...
  14. Volkswagen News Blog
    The latest chapter in the ongoing, unofficial Ducati sale saga, has Volkswagen looking like it might hold on to the Italian motorcycle manufacturer after all. The story started a few months ago when VW reportedly decided to sell the non-core brand in an effort to simplify its holdings and bring...
  15. Volkswagen News Blog
    Certification documents from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board reveal a new Corse-edition Ducati 959 Panigale is on the way. The 2018 Ducati 959 Panigale Corse has been certified with the same emissions information as the 959 Panigale, suggesting no...
  16. Volkswagen News Blog
    After months of talks and offers, the majority of Volkswagen’s Board of Management is not on board with the sale of Ducati. The conversation about selling the premium Italian superbike maker first arose in the wake of dieselgate, when VW was looking for some quick cash. Ducati, though...
  17. Volkswagen News Blog
    Reports came out recently that VW was looking to sell Ducati, not because of its lack of profitability, but instead because it didn’t really add anything of substance to the Group engineering-wise (among other reasons). That actually makes it a pretty attractive property for buyers, who have...
  18. Volkswagen News Blog
    Claudio Domenicali, Ducati CEO, unveiled the 1299 Panigale R Final Edition flanked by Chaz Davies and Marco Melandri of the Ducati World Superbike team this evening in Pebble Beach, California, in advance of the World Superbike races at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca this weekend. The 1299 Panigale...
  19. Volkswagen News Blog
    The internet rumor machine is exploding today after a report from Reuters indicated that Harley-Davidson has expressed interest in purchasing Ducati . The only source of this information is from anonymous Reuters sources. We contacted the Motor Company and were awarded exactly what we...
  20. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen and Audi are quietly looking to see if there’s any interest in buying their motorcycle brand, Ducati, according to a report from Reuters . The Volkswagen Group is reportedly trying to streamline operations, divesting itself of any non-essential assets and, by doing so, trying to...
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