Following the immense success of last month’s Ducati World Premiere event in Italy, the Bologna-based brand is bringing its newest motorcycles to North America for the first time to display at the Long Beach International Motorcycle Show (IMS) from Friday, Nov. 22 through Sunday, Nov. 24. The public will have the opportunity to be the first in Nort...

Rosario Di Giovanna says his vintage scooters keep him young. The 71-year-old says they transport him back in time, to when he was a young man growing up in Sicily. “All the time. Every time I drive them, the memory goes back. And I enjoy myself,” said Rosario Di Giovanna, an Elmhurst Resident. Elmhurst, Queens is a far cry from the Italian country...

Italian Ducati-brand motorcycles have long been known as premium products, with a heritage of racing and sports bikes. Hardly a volume manufacturer, Ducati produces about 50,000 two-wheelers per year, with Italy as the biggest market and the U.S. as an important secondary. North America is 20 to 22 percent of global sales. The U.S. motorcycle marke...

Vespa has launched a new set of mini scooters aimed at bringing more people into the two-wheeled fold. The lineup of 50 cc scooters will be speed limited to 30 mph, allowing them to be ridden with only a driver’s license in 16 states.  That means if you live in Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Ne...

A motorcycle factory sits on the edge of Lake Como in a little town that proudly proclaims itself “La Citta della Moto Guzzi” — the city of Moto Guzzi. Artisans have been hand-fabricating motorcycle parts here since 1921. Lately the venerable Mandello plant is working overtime. Moto Guzzi, in a bid to compete with leading European manufacturers, ha...

The FIA World Motor Sport Council approved Olympics-style ‘Motorsport Games’ for 2019, where racers will stand a chance to win medals. The decision was announced by the FIA as WMSC approved an Olympics-style ‘Motorsport Games’ in its meeting on Friday in Paris, where racers will perform and stand a chance to win medals for their respective countrie...

 “Food Valley,” an apt sobriquets for Emilia-Romagna, a region in northern Italy renowned for many of world’s most prized foods--Parmigiano-Reggiano, Prosciutto di Parma, Aceto Balsamico. It’s also home to Massimo Bottura, voted the World’s Best Chef and one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2019. Emilia-Romagna, birthplace of Enzo...

As many of you may know, Northern Italy is studded with picturesque cities and villages. One example is Mantua, which has been named a UNESCO world heritage site for its charming Renaissance cityscape. Visiting these cities is surely a beautiful experience, as you’ll find yourself surrounded by art, eye-catching architecture and luxurious nature. H...

The towering Wasatch and Uinta Mountains of Utah will be home base for Ducati this June, as the Italian brand brings its world-renowned Ducati Riding Experience (DRE) Enduro program to North America for the first time. Having previously generated rave reviews in Europe, this is the first time Ducati will bring DRE Enduro to North America, where the...

A beloved icon of la dolce vita and modern Italian culture, the stylish scooters are celebrated in a small permanent exhibition located beneath a bike hire store near the Imperial Forum. Visitors who venture into the basement of the Bici & Baci shop will find a Vespa shrine with vintage models from across the decades. On display alongside the scoot...