Giampiero Testoni straddles the sleek Energica Ego motorcycle, hits a few buttons and nothing happens. Dead silence. "Impressive, no?" he says with a smile.   Before getting an answer he's suddenly off, rocketing down curvy Skyline Boulevard with a reporter clinging tenuously to his midriff. Instead of a snarling exhaust, there's only t...

Back in July, Ducati reported that it had set record sales for the first half of the year. Ducati mid-year sales were up 22%, and Ducati Motor Holding CEO Claudio Domenicali attributed this growth to teamwork and the Ducati Corse racing division. Sales were expected to climb throughout the remainder of 2015 due to the top-selling model by the...

Vespa 946 Emporio Armani was developed jointly by Giorgio Armani and Piaggio to celebrate two of Italy's most established symbols of style and creativity.   To mark the year 2015 – the 40th anniversary of the foundation of Giorgio Armani and the 130th birthday of the Piaggio Group – Emporio Armani has designed a special version of the Vespa...

La Moto Washington, located in the heart of Arlington, and a short walk from the Clarendon Metro, is the official flagship store for Vespa, Piaggio, Aprilia and Moto Guzzi. Whether you are new to riding, or simply want to add utility and excitement to your morning commute, La Moto Washington has a vehicle to suit your riding level and interest...

di Maurita Cardone   Se l'estate prossima vedrete le strade di New York animarsi dei vivaci colori dello scooter più italiano che ci sia, non stupitevi. A Tribeca ha infatti appena aperto Vespa Manhattan, il primo concept store newyorchese tutto dedicato alle icone su due ruote firmate Piaggio.   Il negozio, al 6 di Grand Street, tra...

di Paolo Lorenzi   Da Mandello a Brooklyn, passando per Seattle, Sacramento, Austin. È il viaggio della riscoperta. Il motociclismo americano è la nuova frontiera di Miguel Galluzzi, il designer argentino che sta portando in giro per gli Stati Uniti gli ultimi modelli della casa lariana per farli conoscere ai motociclisti yankee.   Gr...

by Adam Waheed   Few build a naked bike with more personality and bad boy sport attitude than Ducati with its Monster. Throughout its 23 year history, the Monster has become the rowdy but love-able face of the Italian brand. This spring, it writes a new chapter of speed with its R-spec 1200 ($18,695 in red).   The 'R' expands on the o...

Fino a dieci anni fa il mercato principale di Ducati era l'Italia. Ora, vuoi per la crisi, vuoi l'esplosione del marchio a livello mondiale, gli Stati Uniti rappresentano una delle fette più grandi del mercato globale di Borgo Panigale.   La presenza di moto bolognesi in alcuni dei più celebri film hollywoodiani hanno accelerato di molto il...

Life in the fast lane. Italian Motorbike icon Ducati are continuing their pursuit into the burgeoning lifestyle market with a collaboration with fashion house, Italian Independent. Lapo Elkann, the entrepreneur and grandson of former FIAT CEO and controlling shareholder Gianni Agnelli, spearhead the innovative Italian brand. Serving to highlig...

Italia Independent and Ducati Moto Holdinghave signed a three-year collaboration agreement for the design and manufacturing of co-branded products for the Italian motorcycle company's Scrambler label. The first fruits of the partnership will be unveiled at the upcoming Art Basel international fair, running Dec. 3 to 6 in Miami. "I'm happy wit...