NCT Motorcycle’s Angry ‘Predator’ Ducati 750SS

When it comes to city-dwelling bikes, a lot of customizers lean toward building understated, inconspicuous motorcycles. And there’s nothing wrong with that. In fact, it can be quite brilliant when done properly. Sometimes, however, (and especially when it comes to performance-focused bikes ) you may like a bit of flair to go along with the power. That’s just one of the many reasons to love NCT Motorcycles‘ ‘Predator’ Ducati 750SS. Done up in a bold black and yellow color scheme that could make Pittsburgh’s sports teams blush, this beastly bumblebee has been transformed into a beautiful cafe racer. But that transformation wasn’t completed by happenstance; it took a lot of work – including chopping down the frame, giving it a new powder coat finish, swapping out the swing arm for one from a vintage Ducati 748, putting on new USD forks, and replacing the brake system with new drilled disc brakes for extra stopping power. All told, we think NCT managed to capture the spirit of the original bike while still making it a new and interesting build that stands out against the crowd. Also you should check 10 world’s fastest motorcycles.

The Ducati 1299 Panigale S Anniversario Special Edition

To celebrate the 90 years in which Ducati has grown to be a luxury manufacturer of sport motorcycles and technology, the new 1299Ppanigale S Anniversario aims to set a new performance benchmark. Complementing and enhancing the Panigale’s award-winning design, the 1299 S Anniversario features unique graphics to commemorate 90 years of Ducati’s passion and performance. Dynamic and distinctly racing-inspired, the stunning graphics include also special gold-coloured Marchesini forged aluminium wheels. The limited edition model, which shares its name with the small manufacturing town of Borgo Panigale, is a strictly limited edition of 500 examples worldwide. Each motorcycle features a special, machined billet aluminium top triple clamp, on which its name and number are laser-inscribed to guarantee exclusivity. The colors of the 1299 Panigale S Anniversario take their influence from those of traditional Ducati race bikes. The white, black and red fairing are a noticeable match with the Marchesini gold wheel rims. This celebratory ensemble expresses all of the passion and the striving for performance that has characterized the company’s 90-year history. It features the 205 hp superquadro 1285 cc engine, providing the perfect platform from which to unleash its incredible 205hp power. The twin-cylinder superquadro also features Engine Brake Control (EBC) which optimises vehicle stability under extreme turn-in conditions, ensuring the highest level of riding precision. The clutch cover, cylinder head covers, and oil pan are all cast in a golden-color magnesium alloy to ensure the engine’s strength with the absolute lowest possible weight. It’s total racing aesthetic is expressed further with twin LED front headlamp designed to be an integral part of the front air scoops. The double LED rear lights wrap around the air vents harmoniously following the iconic panigale tail lines. The instrument panel on the 1299 Panigale S Anniversario uses a full TFT display. Tthe colour display’s configuration is variable and automatically adapts to variations in environmental light and to the user’s selected riding mode. It also features a "lean angle visualization", allowing riders to see their achieved lean angle displayed on the dash in real-time.

Ducati’s Draxter Concept Bike

A dream machine born from two different motorcycle modalities, Ducati’s Draxter concept bike is a beautiful beast. Built from the new XDiavel, a feet-forward, knees-in-the-breeze cruiser (the first of its kind for Ducati), the Draxter drops the casual part of the equation and takes its body design and component cues from the brand’s Panigale Superbike. With drag racing in its DNA, the Draxter is dressed out with the Panigale’s suspension and brakes while powered by the same 156 hp, Ducati Testastretta DVT 1262 engine that drives the XDiavel. The result is a one-off walk on the wild side emblazoned with the number 90 to commemorate Ducati’s 90th anniversary. The Draxter debuted in January at the Motor Bike Expo in Verona, Italy.

2016 Ducati Diavel Carbon Revealed

Ducati‘s latest version of the “Diavel Carbon” is now more assertive than ever thanks to all-new graphics and several technical-aesthetic features. The “Diavel Carbon” has the latest generation “testastretta” engine with ABS and traction control. The bike is equipped with ducati’s specifically programmed riding modes that guarantee exciting agility, but also a safe riding experience. Its 162 hp and weight of just 205 kg, together with its exclusive design, make the bike a comfortable and sporty lifestyle motorcycle. The grey color balances the visible carbon, the red stripes and the dark chrome paintwork on the frame. The exclusive forged wheels with exposed machined finish enhances the muscular design of the ducati “Diavel Carbon”. Other fresh features include the exhaust manifolds with ceramic coating, brushed stainless steel silencer covers and a totally redesigned set with an exclusive trim.