Looking for premium upgrades for your Ducati Panigale? Why not choose an Italian brand that has already been recognized by Ducatisti worldwide?The Italy-based Bonamici Racing has been the rearset of choice for previous generations of Ducati superbikes, including the 748, 916, 996, 998, 749, 999, Paul Smart / Sport 1000, Streetfighter, 848, 1098, and 1198.
Fast forward to today, and Bonamici’s Ducati Panigale rearsets receive the same popularity. These motorcycle rearsets are available for the following 2012 / 2013 / 2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017 models.The Bonamici rearsets are designed and produced in-house using aluminum billet CNC technology for strength and durability. These rearsets use bearings, which eliminate friction on the foot levers for smooth shifting and improved rear brake feel.All rearsets are available in a standard black-anodized finish but can be custom ordered direct from their North American Distributor, MOTO-D Racing, with colors and laser etched logos to match the bike and rider.With motorcycle racing in mind, Bonamici rearsets are fully adjustable and were designed to offer optimize position and foot grip. They provide higher ground clearance for race track enthusiasts or canyon carving riders.This higher ground clearance can assist especially when running the most optimal line at full lean angle, providing no scraping while leaning into banked corners or curbing.Other products from Bonamici for the Ducati Panigale include:
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
The guest segment of Motos and Friends is brought to you by the faster and most technologically advanced, 2023 Suzuki Hayabusa—visit your local dealer or suzukicycles.com to learn more.
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.