2014 Ducati 899Lighter, shorter, and with a bit steeper rake than its 1199 big brother, the new 899 Panigale brings Ducati’s highest-tech monocoque aluminum chassis down to the supersport level.
Putting out serious power, the 899 Panigale, which replaces the 848EVO for 2014, has plenty of features to help you ride at your highest level.These features include Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa tires, fully adjustable suspension (with Big Piston Forks), Brembo Monobloc brake calipers (with standard ABS), Ducati Quick Shift, three riding modes (Race, Sport, and Wet), and eight levels of traction control. Racers will appreciate the optional Ducati Data Analyzer.For a First Look at the 2014 Ducati 899 Panigale, including photos and full specs, click here. For a look into the entire lineup of 2014 motorcycles from all manufacturers, check out or Digital Buyer’s Guide.2014 Ducati 899 Panigale Quick Stats:
Our first segment introduces you to the new Arch 1s. This latest, slightly more sporting American V-twin, adds to the original KRGT1 coming from the boutique manufacturer based in Hawthorne, Southern California. Senior Editor Nic de Sena rode through Malibu with Gard Hollinger, who co-founded Arch Motorcycle with his friend, Keanu Reeves. The 1s is a unique ride for sure, and Nic explains what makes the bike really stand out.
For the entertaining story behind Arch Motorcycle from Gard Hollinger himself, you must listen to his podcast episode on Motos & Friends HERE
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In our second segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with multiple Emmy award-winning writer, Producer, Director, and actor, Thom Beers. the former Chairman & CEO of Fremantle Media North America, responsible for American Idol and America’s Got Talent.
Thom’s fertile imagination led to most of the really big reality TV shows such as ‘Deadliest Catch’ (now in its 17th season!), and many others. Of course for us in the motorcycle world, you’ll be interested to hear the genesis and story of how he started the first real fabrication reality show ‘Monster Garage’, that showcased Jesse James, and then how that led to ‘Biker Build Off’ and the ‘Zombie Choppers’ movie.
You’d imagine that most of Thom’s time is spent sitting behind a desk and on his phone. Not so. His intense stories of capturing much of the content for these shows make for some hair-raising listening.