Biker News - Regularly updated

Welcome to our News section, where articles are listed below and if relevant within the categories on the right, just to make it easier for you to find what you wish to read...

Please note that the content within our News section (text and images), follows the same copyright laws/notice as all other content on the website - ie not to be reproduced (including slightly amending) without prior consent. 

 RSS Feed

Category: Ducati

  1. A hat trick of second places for Tommy Bridewell sees him claim second in the Bennetts British Superbike Championship

    Posted on

    • Tommy Bridewell scores three second place finishes at Brands Hatch
    • Tommy Bridewell finishes second in the BSB Championship
    • Christian Iddon and Josh Brookes finish fourth and sixth in the BSB Championship respectively

    Race 1
    Tommy Bridewell and Christian Iddon both needed strong results to keep their title hopes alive going into race 1 of the final round at Brands Hatch.
    VisionTrack Ducati’s Iddon took the early lead passing Mackenzie in Druids on the opening lap. By Lap 4 Bridewell was into third on his Oxford Products Racing Ducati behind Iddon and Mackenzie, only for the safety car to come out later that lap following a crash by Josh Owens (Rapid CDH Racing Kawasaki).
    The safety car came in on Lap 7, but Iddon was not able to keep the same pace and Mackenzie took the lead a couple of laps later. Bridewell then got past Iddon on Lap 12 on the run up to Druids, with the riders briefly making contact. 
    The Title Fighter trio went on to take the chequered flag in those same positions, with Mackenzie extending his championship lead.

    Race 2
    Oxford Products Racing Ducati Racing’s Tommy Bridewell ran another fantastic race at Brands Hatch in Race 2 taking a second-place finish behind Tarran Mackenzie.
    Bridewell had put in a great move on the opening lap to overtake both Mackenzie and Christian Iddon along the Cooper Straight to take the lead into Surtees, starting his second lap with a 0.597s advantage.
    But by half race distance the gap between Bridewell and Mackenzie was reduced to 0.171s with Mackenzie taking the lead back on Lap 12. Bridewell made another move on Lap 15 to retake the lead at Stirlings, setting up a thrilling final as he needed to beat Mackenzie if he was to keep any title hopes alive. But Mackenzie got great drive out the last corner on the last lap to take the chequered flag, and the 2021 crown, by 0.087s.

    Iddon crossed the line in fourth, his own title hopes also coming to an end, with his VisionTrack Ducati teammate Josh Brookes taking sixth.

    Race 3
    Tommy Bridewell completed his final race of the season with another podium position, finishing second at Brands Hatch for the third time this weekend.
    In a repeat of Race 2 Bridewell led for most of the race but was unable to provide an answer to newly-crowned Mackenzie on the McAMS Yamaha.
    Bridewell’s final second place ensured that he also secured second in the championship, going one better than the third place he secured with his Ducati team back in 2019.
    Iddon was on for another strong finish on the VisionTrack Ducati but a late incident with SYNETIQ BMW’s Danny Buchan saw them both crash out of the race.
    Josh Brookes had a much better end to his season on his VisionTrack Ducati after getting his best result of the weekend finishing just off the podium in fourth.

    Championship positions
    1. Tarran MACKENZIE (Yamaha) 1202
    2. Tommy BRIDEWELL (Ducati) 1166
    3. Jason O'HALLORAN (Yamaha) 1162
    4. Christian IDDON (Ducati) 1141
    5. Peter HICKMAN (BMW) 1092
    6. Josh BROOOKES (Ducati) 1079

    Tommy Bridewell (Oxford Products Racing Ducati #46) – 2nd
    “Brands Hatch, phenomenal weekend. To come away with second in the British Superbike championship is a credit to the Oxford Products Racing Ducati team. The team’s done a phenomenal job, the bike was working flawlessly all weekend. We’ve got a bit of work to do for 2022, already thinking about that, but to come away fighting for the race wins, every single race, and to come away second in the championship is a thumbs up from me. Thanks for all the support, I really appreciate it. We’ll see you back in 2022.”

    Josh Brookes (VisionTrack Ducati #25) – 4th
    “The weekend’s been a reflection of our year in that we’ve been aware of what the problems have been, but we’ve been unable to fully resolve them. We’ve made the best of it and seen progress in the last few rounds with some better results which was how this weekend went. It’s been a constant battle between front and rear end grip and when one’s better, the other’s worse. But we’ve got to the end of the season and I can guarantee everyone, I’ll be back. This year hasn’t been a reflection of myself in terms of my motivation or my desire to win and that’s as strong as I’ve ever so I’m looking forward to the time off and coming back even stronger in 2022.”

  2. Borgo Panigale Experience: the Ducati Factory tours are back

    Posted on

    Ducati continues on its path of reopening to the public and, after restarting the visits to the Museum in May, the long-awaited tours of the factory in Borgo Panigale will also resume from 11 October.

    • The long-awaited guided tours inside the Ducati Factory will resume from 11 October 2021
    • Visitors will have the opportunity to walk through the production lines, observing what goes on inside the factory where Ducati motorcycles are created

    Borgo Panigale (Bologna, Italy), 7 October 2021 – Ducati continues on its path of reopening to the public and, after restarting the visits to the Museum in May, the long-awaited tours of the factory in Borgo Panigale will also resume from 11 October.

    During the factory tours, visitors, accompanied by an expert guide, will have the opportunity to walk through the production lines, observing what goes on inside the factory where Ducati motorcycles are created.

    Guided tours of the factory can be booked on Monday and Friday, choosing between three visiting shifts in the morning (9.15am - 9.45am - 10.15am) and three in the afternoon (2.30pm - 3pm - 3.30pm). Online booking is required on the dedicated platform for both factory tours and Museum visits.

    In order to ensure the safety and health protection of visitors and workers, access to the facility will be possible by reservation only during the hours indicated with a limited number of entries. The presentation of a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate is mandatory, with the exception of children under 12 years and people unfit for vaccination with a medical certificate.

    The ticket price for the Ducati Museum entrance only is € 17, while the ticket with combined entrance to the Ducati Museum and guided factory tour is available at € 32.

    For more information on visiting hours and days at the Ducati Factory and Museum, visit the dedicated section of the Ducati website.


  3. Ducati Roadshow visits the Bike Shed to support new Ducati London store - 25th/26th September

    Posted on

    Roadshow to promote new Ducati London store   Ducati

    Test rides of 2021 Model range
    Ducati is set to return to the capital later this year with an all-new Ducati London store.

    To support the arrival of the new store, Ducati UK will be bringing their Roadshow and demo fleet to the Bike Shed from Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th September 2021, 9am-5pm.

    The Bike Shed Motorcycle Club in Shoreditch is a mecca for motorcycling culture and the perfect place to announce Ducati’s arrival in London. Its unique combination of café, bar, restaurant, and event venue, make it the ideal destination to spend time exploring the 2021 Ducati range.

    And there is plenty to explore with Ducati’s range of motorcycles. From the urban Monster to the globe trekking Multistrada V4 S. Although the Monster and the Multistrada are the headliners for 2021, there is so much more to try. There will be the Superbike range including the Panigale V2 and V4 S, the less track focused SuperSport, the Hypermotard, the stripped down V4 Streetfighter, as well as the cruiser options of the Diavel and XDiavel.

    Demo rides will be led by outriders to guide them through the London traffic and on to the test route. Test rides will be 45 minutes long. Riders must have held a full UK motorcycle licence for a minimum of 2 years.

    For more information on the Bike Shed and its location visit