The “GP Days” (Giorgio Parodi Days”), which gathered in Genoa from almost everywhere tourists, bikers and air enthusiasts, were part of a long motorcycle-aeronautical weekend: a “three days” happening, full of events, which kicked off on Friday 13 May in the Carignano district, next to the monument dedicated to the Genoese brave aviator and brillia...

2022 marks Lambretta’s 75th anniversary, and the Italian scooter manufacturer has some big plans in store to celebrate. To kick off the next 75 years, it’s hosting an exhibition at Fuorisalone 2022, also known as Milan Design Week. That annual event regularly hosts the newest, brightest offerings from all kinds of designers, including many notable...

"Sembre una vespa!" ("It looks like a wasp!") That's what Enrico Paggio said about the new motor scooter his family company built after World War 2. The Vespa scooter has come to symbolize Italian elegance, fun, and romance. Who can forget Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn scooting around Rome in "Roman Holiday?" That was 1953, but the Vespa has b...

It’s back for 2022! The Moto Guzzi Experience is coming to North America. Specifically, three spots within the United States. Sorry, Canada and Mexico. If you’ve been wanting to ride one of the new(ish) V85TT models, this might be a fantastic chance. Each of the three locations hosts a six- or nine-day inclusive trip aboard a V85 TT of your choice....

On the 29th March 1946, a new invention that would revolutionise the lives of Italians was unveiled in Rome for the first time in history: the Piaggio Vespa. The innovative moped was designed by Corradino D'Ascanio, an engineer from Popoli in Abruzzo, and was launched on the market by Piaggio, a company founded in 1884 in Sestri Ponente (Genoa) by...

Ducati North America is delighted to announce Danilo Petrucci has signed to race for the Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati New York outfit for the 2022 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship. Petrucci is a long-time member of the Ducatisti, having competed with the brand in MotoGP from 2015-2020, culminating in two glorious victories at the 2019 Italian and...

As you’ve probably heard, motorcycling has been helping an awful lot of people get through the past few years. Take Ducati, which, in 2021, experienced the single-best sales year in the company’s entire history. I mean, that isn’t just a resurgence from the overall weirdness of 2020—surely that’s something else entirely.   It’s worth noting that, w...

Forget about the boring, exhausting sightseeing route aboard a double decker bus, or walking for miles under Rome’s scorching summer sun. A new, original and fun experience is ready to meet all your expectations as per the perfect tour. We are talking about the Vespa Sidecar Tour, a three-hour ride through Rome led by an official guide who will tak...

The passion for Ducati has never been greater. With 59,447 motorcycles sold worldwide, 2021 is the best year ever. Ducati concluded 2021 with a record figure of 59,447 motorcycles delivered to customers all over the world and achieving an increase in sales of + 24% over 2020 (48,042) and + 12% over 2019 (53,183). Claudio Domenicali, Ducati CEO:  “2...

Master of aviation and motorization,  D’Ascanio died 40 years ago In 1981, Corradino D’Ascanio switched his “life engine” off. The end of a lengthy life, but certainly not the end of a name that made history in technical design and marked the success of Italy’s mechanical engineering in the world. His name may have been forgotten by many, but his i...