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...

The Motogiro, a timed race for classic production motorcycles, has opened up registration for this year’s event, which will be the 30th anniversary of the ride as it was when it was reinstated as a timed event instead of a race. The roots of the Motogiro can be traced back to 1914, right around the time of the first production motorcycles, but didn...

Valentino Rossi turns 40 on Saturday but at a time when most of his contemporaries have long hung up their leathers the nine-time world champion shows no signs of slowing down. With many of his MotoGP rivals less than half his age, the Italian could be forgiven for putting more thought towards contemplating his healthy bank balance rather than work...

As major motorcycle manufacturers around the world grapple with a new era of EVs, Ducati could be the next to roll out an electric motorcycle. That’s according to the company’s CEO who just confirmed Ducati’s commitment to developing a production electric motorcycle. While Ducati doesn’t currently have any production electric motorcycles to its nam...