Mercedes-AMG buys 25% stake in MV Agusta motorcycles

Nov 01, 2014

Following the trend recently set by Volkswagen Group and Audi, of which bought Ducati in 2012, Mercedes-AMG has confirmed rumours that it is buying 25 per cent stake in MV Agusta motorcycles. Expect some new...

Arnold Schwarzenegger visits Ohio State Highway Patrol Museum

Oct 10, 2014

Former Governor of California and Hollywood movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger has taken time to visit the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Academy museum during a recent trip to the country’s north. During his visit, Schwarzenegger posed...

Volkswagen XL Sport revealed at Paris, gets 1200cc Ducati engine

Oct 02, 2014

Volkswagen has unveiled a sporty version of the XL1 concept at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, called the XL Sport. It’s powered by a Ducati 1199 motorcycle engine and is labelled as the world’s fastest...

Video: Mitsubishi MiEV Evolution III setting Pikes Peak record

Jul 10, 2014

Mitsubishi has released footage of its record-breaking run at the 2014 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb event which took place on June 29. The team ran with the MiEV Evolution III fully electric race car,...

Kodewa C-01 revealed, licensed by Lotus

Feb 21, 2014

Remember a few months ago when Caterham announced it was getting into developing motorbikes? Well, this Kodewa C-01 is not quite the same but it does have Lotus branding on it. You see, it was...

Caterham Group announces new motorcycle division

Nov 05, 2013

British sports carmaker Caterham has announced it is launching its first ever motorcycle division called Caterham Bikes. The new company is making its debut at the International Motorcycle Exhibition in Milan, currently underway. So, what...

Lazareth Wazuma V8F Matt Edition is a Ferrari-powered seat

Oct 28, 2013

Here’s an interesting contraption. It’s called the Lazareth Wazuma V8F Matt Edition. And what it is essentially is a seat on top of a Ferrari V8 engine, with wheels. Designed as a kind of tricycle,...

Audi completes Ducati purchase through Automobili Lamborghini

Jul 23, 2012

Audi AG has finalised the takeover of Ducati Motor Holding through Automobili Lamborghini, and has announced Rupert Stadler, Audi CEO, as the president of the board of management for the motorcycle brand. Also to join...

2012 BMW M6 MotoGP safety car revealed

May 18, 2012

BMW has revealed the 2012 BMW M6 MotoGP safety car, dressed in full BMW M livery. The car’s first assignment will be at this weekend’s Nurburgring 24 Hours event in Germany. Apart from the obvious...

Audi agrees to buy Ducati for 860 million euros – UPDATE

Apr 18, 2012

Audi has apparently agreed to buy Italian sports motorbike maker Ducati for a sum of 860 million euros (approximately AU$1.085 billion). There were reports floating around speculating the idea, but now it seems Volkswagen Group...

Audi to buy Ducati and take on its debt – report

Mar 13, 2012

A number of car manufacturers have shown interest in buying Italian motorcycle company, Ducati. Audi is reportedly about to seal a deal with the bikemaker. About a year ago, Mercedes-Benz’s AMG sports car subsidiary worked...

For Sale: Jet-powered Suzuki Hayabusa (video)

Feb 17, 2012

We’re not normally about bikes here at PerformanceDrive, but we simply couldn’t let this one pass. It’s a jet-powered Suzuki Hayabusa. That’s a motorbike, powered by a turbine jet engine. You see, for Tony Pandolfo...

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