Last April, Audi confirmed that it would be buying Ducati for its small engine technology, and that deal has been finalized today, making it official. Continue Reading...
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In the land of frivolous lawsuits, one man is taking a hard line with BMW, suing the company for giving him a 20 month erection. The cause, insists, Henry Wolf of Sausalito, isn’t because of the beautiful lines of the new BMW M5, but rather because of his 1993 BMW motorcycle. The suit, filed in… Continue Reading...
Audi officially announced its purchase of Italian superbike manufacturer Ducati today, though information about the $1.12 billion deal broke yesterday. Small engine technology that lends Ducati bikes their sport-loving spirit seems to be at the key of what the automaker is excited to acquire. Speculations lit afire when news originally surfaced that the German marque… Continue Reading...
While rumors have swirled around this business venture, it is now out that Audi has agreed to buy Italian motorcycle giant Ducati for €860 million Euros, or about $1.12 Billion. Two unnamed sources who are familiar with the case said that Ducati carries liabilities of less than €200 million Euros, (far less than originally believed) and… Continue Reading...
Global automotive juggernaut Volkswagen is about to grow a little larger with rumors that it’s luxury car division Audi will announce a takeover of an iconic Italian brand next week. What makes this acquisition unique, however, is that the new company isn’t the four-wheel kind, preferring instead performance on two wheels. According to inside sources,… Continue Reading...
Who ever came up with this idea is a genius. Get a whole slew of classic hot rods and cool rides, gather them all together in one place, then get Metallica to play for all the gathered car enthusiasts. It sounds like every metal and motor head’s dream. This combination will come to fruition in… Continue Reading...
Volkswagen‘s $1.1 billion bid for Ducati has the automotive world wondering what the automaker would want with a superbike company, but answers are out of reach. Such situations quickly become a speculative breeding ground for ideas, ranging from a vision of world domination permeating both four- and two-wheel markets, to a more conservative view based… Continue Reading...
A sponsorship agreement between Italian motorcycle company Ducati and the high-performance AMG division of Mercedes-Benz isn’t expected to carry on for much longer. The reason? Rival German luxury automaker Audi is said to be in exclusive talks with the storied bike manufacturer, which could result in a sale by as early as mid-April. Previous rumors… Continue Reading...
There’s a new startup on the horizon, but it bears a familiar nameplate that many Americans will remember, but which few know well. A company in Arvada, Colorado wants to bring Studebaker back into the modern era with a more diverse product line not restricted to 4-wheel vehicles. Before they went out of business in… Continue Reading...
It’s got a small displacement, high-revving engine and it even boasts a dual-clutch transmission, but Honda‘s new Integra isn’t what you’d expect. In fact, it’s not even a car. If you thought that perhaps the Japanese automaker’s engineering department was lagging behind, they’ve got nothing on the slackers in the motorcycle marketing division. Borrowing a… Continue Reading...
Announced at last year’s LA Auto Show, the Ducati and Mercedes AMG partnership initially revealed little more than AMG’s sponsorship of the Ducati Moto GP factory team plus a series of joint marketing and PR campaigns. Now, the collaboration has just created the new Ducati Diavel AMG Special Edition in time for the upcoming Frankfurt… Continue Reading...
The Steve McQueen nostalgia binge rolls on, with the news that legendary London auction house Bonham’s is putting up the King of Cool’s 1971 Husqvarna 400 for auction. The “Husky” took American off-road riding by storm—after McQueen ditched his own Triumph for a Husky in the classic motocross film On Any Sunday, popularity of… Continue Reading...
It shouldn’t be too much of a stretch to notice that there’s a correlation between rising gas prices and the number of people gobbling up motorcycles and scooters. During 2007 to 2009, when gas prices seemingly spelled doom for America’s love of four-wheeled conveyances, street-legal motorcycle sales soared 94%. But even after gas prices settled… Continue Reading...
Mercedes easily had one of the coolest press conferences at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show. No, it wasn’t because of the Sprinkle’s cupcake truck on hand dispensing some of their legendary goods. It was all due to Nicky Hayden. That name might not be too familiar to all of you unless you are into… Continue Reading...
Volkswagen fanatics looking for two-wheeled transportation, your motorcycle has arrived. Long dormant motorcycle brand Horex is being revived by a group of German industrialists, and the new bikes will be powered by a VR6 engine, long a staple of VW’s Golf and Jetta lineup. Rather than the familiar 2.8L or 3.2L VR6 used by VW,… Continue Reading...