Raffaello "Ralph" DePalma (born in Italy in 1883 in Troia, Puglia) arrived in Brooklyn together with his parents in 1891. The very young Pugliese American began to work as apprentice in a food shop, delivering by bicycle home deliveries. Then the first money arrived, together with dreams and a used bike powered by motor, and then the first races an...

Not to be confused with the “Ducati World: Racing Challenge” 2001 video game for the PlayStation and Dreamcast, a new theme park called Ducati World is coming to Italy expected to open to the public in 2019.As its name suggests, the park will be Ducati themed to showcase the Italian motorcycle company’s products. It will be a 35,000 square mile chu...

It looks like it's been ridden straight out of a sci-fi movie. This stealth black stripped back cafe racer though is very much the real thing. The Tripla 0.0 675 cc was built by the bike fanatics at Italian Dream Motorcycle as a strictly limited- edition model. This radical bike is the latest in a line of customised Triumph Street Triples to emerge...

Developed by Piaggio Group, the Vespa Elettrica is a silent, fully electric scooter with acceleration capabilities in line with those of traditional scooters, according to Vespa. It has a 62-mile range and can be fully charged in just four hours through a normal wall-mounted electrical outlet. The battery will reportedly last around 10 years, but w...

Shortly after uncovering its newest 2018 motorcycle line-up in Milan, Italy, Ducati is headed to California to debut six new bikes for the first time in North America at the Long Beach Motorcycle Show, as part of the Progressive International Motorcycle Show (IMS). The display at the Long Beach Convention Center from November 17 to 19 will kick off...

The Vespa is an icon. Everybody knows it. And everybody should try it.A Vespa ride is something you will remember, especially if you are not used to go around by scooter. And especially if you can do it in Italy, maybe on the roads of the Amalfi Coast. A breathtaking panoramic views at every bend, in a few words. Renting a modern (or better a vinta...

Anyone wanting to know anything and everything about Moto Guzzis, “The Complete Book of Moto Guzzi” is the place to go. Ian Falloon is a well-known motorcycle historian, with many books to his name. He is especially fond of Italian marques and this volume really does answer all the questions any Guzzi owner might have. And tell him a lot he does no...

Fittingly unveiled for the Fourth of July holiday, the 2017 MV Agusta Brutale 800 America celebrates the Italian brand’s relationship with stateside customers. Based on the three-cylinder Brutale 800, the America pays tribute the the classical America range from the 1970s. Only 50 will be available to match the 50 states in America, making the bike...

For being an Italian bike, the MV Agusta Brutale 800 America that was just unveiled is extremely, well, American. It features a new livery that will grace a limited run of just 50 bikes—one for each state. The bike is being officially unveiled at the World Superbike Championship at Laguna Seca next weekend.  This patriotic paint job is inspired by...

U.S. motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson (HOG.N) is lining up a takeover bid for Italian rival Ducati, potentially bringing together two of the most famous names in motorcycling in a deal that could be worth up to 1.5 billion euros ($1.67 billion), sources told Reuters. Indian motorcycle maker Bajaj Auto (BAJA.NS) and several buyout funds are also pre...