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...

This is the story of Ducati, a legendary brand in Italian motorcycling, which started in the 1920s from the work of the radio pioneer Adriano Cavalieri Ducati and developed after the war with the creative design of visionary engineer Fabio Taglioni. So how did the greatest Italian manufacturer of radio parts become the most important producer of mo...

Energica Motor Company S.p.A. , a leading manufacturer and distributor of high performance 100% battery-powered electric motorcycles, announced it had expanded its network to 20 dealers in the U.S. Energica motorcycles are manufactured in the heart of the Italian Motor Valley incorporating state-of-the-art, race-derived technology. Ideanomics (NASD...

Piaggio is an iconic brand, expression of excellence of the Made in Italy, which has made the history of motorbikes and two-wheel vehicles. At the beginning of everything in 1882, the entrepreneur Enrico Piaggio, who started his activity as ebanist in Sestri Ponente, in Liguria. However, it was his son Rinaldo in 1887, having drifted away from the...

Nine-times world champion Valentino Rossi was inducted into MotoGP's Hall of Fame after the Italian put an end to his illustrious career of more than two decades with a 10th-place finish at the Valencia Grand Prix on Sunday. Seven-times MotoGP title winner Rossi, one of the greatest and most charismatic of motorcycling champions, delighted fans wit...

It is the end of an era. After 432 grand prix starts, 115 race wins and nine world titles, Valentino Rossi - the most successful motorbike racer of his generation - is bringing down the curtain on his glittering MotoGP career. In August, the 42-year-old announced this season would be his last, meaning Sunday's finale in Valencia will mark his farew...

Over the last couple of decades, all the major motorcycle brands have been getting bolder and more creative. Technology in the motorcycle industry has come a long way, and sportbikes seem to always be improving. The old cliché of Italian bikes being the most stylish is no longer a given. Other European makes have become bolder, challenging various...

I’m brapping around Manhattan on a Centenary Edition Moto Guzzi V7 bedecked in charcoal and olive-green livery. An 850cc V-twin which makes me want to hit the Swiss countryside and find some barbed-wire fence to jump, à la Steve McQueen in The Great Escape. Sadly, the proxy has to be Park Avenue; a venue with its own inherent risks, challenges, and...

Today, when we think of personal mobility vehicles, we think of electric scooters, Segways, folding bikes. But in 1946, it wasn’t like this. The king of micromobilty was the bike (or our own feet), and only a few people had the privilege of owning a motorcycle. However, in those times of difficulties, Italian motor vehicle manufacturer Piaggio deci...

Valentino Rossi, the Italian professional motorcycle road racer and multiple time MotoGP World Champion, made his last race in Italy on Sunday before he retires next month after a celebrated 26-year career in the sport. The Italian racing legend - known as The Doctor - raced in the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix in front of a crowd of emotional fans at...