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Good day despite the crash on the last lap of the Q2, Andrea Iannone was facing an outstanding lap that would have earned him at least the first row, but the crash in turn 15 did not allow him to finish the last lap available. The Pramac Racing Team had to settle for starting from tenth position on the grid for tomorrow's race.or the rest click HERE
Andrea Dovizioso on his weekend so far - he ended the day 3rd (2’03.011)
“I am pleased with the time that I set and also with my pace on the medium tyre. For sure we have to improve even more because it’s difficult to obtain a good set-up due to the the track surface, which is very bumpy. However we have been constantly quick since the start of the morning session and this means that we have started the weekend well. My third place is of course a good result, but I think I could have done even better with the soft tyre, which in my opinion is potentially better than the medium one I used to set my time.”
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The Italian manufacturer reappeared under new management and showed promise when they announced their new model, the Bimota BB3 at the EICMA show in Milan last November. Plans for participation in the 2014 FIM Superbike World Championship emerged and they
were in contact with the FIM and Dorna. Participation in the FIM Superbike and Supersport World Championships or in the FIM
Superstock 1000cc Cup requires any manufacturer to produce a minimum number of street legal motorcycles, identical to the presented model for homologation, at the initial inspection (125 units), before participation. Furthermore, other minimum quantities must
be produced at subsequent dates (250 units by the end of the first year; 1000 units by the end of the second year).
Changes in economy and the motorcycle market in the past 5 years made FIM and Dorna reduce the required entry level and total production numbers. Additionally, a new rule was installed, allowing manufacturers to participate in Superbike events for a period of 4 months from initial date of participation without scoring points. By the end of the four month period, the manufacturer in question must show proof of 125 units produced at the initial inspection visit.
To date, past the 4 month period, Bimota has informed FIM and Dorna that the required quantity has not been produced. The homologation procedure and their participation is on hold until the date that the Italian manufacturer can meet the homologation requirements.
No, not that one…
No, not that one. Cal's dad Dek Crutchlow has made a wildcard appearance in the Ducati TriOptions Cup at Cadwell Park this weekend, and at the age of 68 he isn’t keen on hanging up his leathers just yet. - See more at: http://www.bikesportnews.com/news-detail.cfm?newstitle=Cadwell-BSB:-Crutchlow-wildcards-in-Ducati-Cup-&newsid=12804#sthash.UKoLEFa8.dpuf
UPDATE: Curious how he did? Click HERE
Ducati is keeping a close eye on Scott Redding’s MotoGP future, with the British rider’s 2015 plans up in the air.
Redding was expected to be riding a factory Honda RC213V for the Gresini squad next season, having signed a two-year deal with the former 125GP world champion’s Italian-based team.
But Gresini is struggling to finance a deal to lease the RC213V again next season and he has been given a deadline at the British Grand in Silverstone next weekend to confirm his plans to HRC.
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Every year, S.Pellegrino launches a limited edition following the theme 'Live in Italian'. This year, S.Pellegrino co-brands with Ducati.
For those wondering what the deal is with the Ducati branded S.Pellegrino that's turned up at Costco...
Video Report on the complete renovation of a Ducati Mark3 450cm ³.
It starts out as a Mark3 and ends as a Scrambler but it's a cool video set in a great old shop, even if it's movie magic...
Take $1,140 Off! If we had to sum up Italy in one word, "sensual" would fit the bill. From the visual to the olfactory to the tactile, embark on a six day Adriatic adventure designed to tantalize the senses with sexy motorcycles, mouthwatering dishes, and jaw-dropping scenery.
The highlight of the trip is indisputably speeding through smooth backroads on one of the world's most beautiful bikes: the Ducati. Drool over the included 2014 Ducati Monster or upgrade to another 2014 dream bike including the Hyperstrada, Multistrada 1200, and Diavel 1200. But the roar of a clutch isn't the only attraction. During two days of rentals, customize a route with the perfect mix of curves and straightaways for nonstop thrills.
###*"Riding a race bike is an art - a thing that you do because you feel something inside." - Valentino Rossi, 9X World Champion*
Though the options are endless, we recommend heading to San Marino or Bologna for a true taste of Italy. Situated between rolling hills, the cozy town of San Marino can be reached along roads that wind through the mountains and hug the Adriatic's sparkling coastline. On the way to Bologna, take the world-famous Futa pass, considered one of the most spectacular motorcycle routes in Europe. Revel in perfect conditions, challenging curves, and breathtaking views on the way to the Feretti Beach Hotel in Rimini.
This four-star stay doubles as the headquarters for this high-octane escape, so it's no surprise that the excitement doesn't end with parking the bike. During the day, the beachfront is bedecked with bronzed bodies, but nightfall only makes things hotter. A luxurious room featuring elegant decor and plush bedding is just the kind of respite riders need after thrilling days on the road. Of course, no Italian escape would be complete without classic cuisine: keep the tank filled with gourmet breakfasts and dinners that make the tastebuds buzz with ecstasy.
Those who crave an escape that's far more than a mere vacation will find their appetite for excitement sated with six days of sun, speed, and savory fare on the Adriatic coast. The only question: Which will make your mouth water more, a perfect plate of pasta or the purr of a high-performance engine? Either way, che bello.
Not sure how long this sale is for but it's hard to beat this deal for a Ducati riding in Italy vacation...
Marc Marquez resisted a strong challenge from the Ducatis of Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone in Brno MotoGP qualifying, as Yamaha had a disastrous session
Two Ducati's on the front row!
Pramac Ducati bosses have admitted Cal Crutchlow’s shock Desmosedici departure threw the Italian team's 2015 plans into disarray. Paolo Campinoti’s satellite squad believed it would keep hold of number one asset Andrea Iannone for next season.
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Devonne Duerbaum, 22, a college student from Hollywood, Fla., on her 2009 Ducati Monster 696, as told to A.J. Baime.
My father has been taking me to motorcycle races since I was young, so I grew up around bikes. He always had Ducatis—which are beautifully designed Italian motorcycles. When I turned 16, I wanted one, but he wanted me to wait. Two years later, I graduated high school, took a motorcycle class and got my license. I came home one day and he said, "Hey, let me show you something."
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Nice story on my friends Devy and Guido, and the Desmodonne International womens Ducati club.
Ducati Sport Classic 1000s
Lucky Owner Lucas Worthing
Shot on Nikon D4
Ohlins front R/T forks with radial mount 100 mm lowers
-Lowers were powdercoated satin black
-Black/ Clear Ohlins Decals
Bored Stock triple clamps - upper and lower
-Lower triple was powder coated gloss black
-Upper triple was powder coated satin black
Ohlins Preload Adjusters
Brembo M4 Monoblocks
-racing compound brake pads
-new seals after High-temperature Brake Coating in Gloss Black
Brembo 999R rear brake caliper
-racing compound brake pads
-High-temperature Brake Coating in Gloss Black
Galfer Steel braided black coated Brake lines
-custom cut for simple line run
Forged Aluminum Marchesini Wheels
-Gloss Black finish
-999R rear brake mount
520 conversion DID Gold Race Chain
-Driven 14 tooth front steel sprocket
-Driven 41 tooth rear sprocket
-anodized black finish
Rizoma reserviors CNC
-with Rizoma CNC mini mounts
-anodized black finish
NCR Corse Zard Full Titanium System
-with sound restrictors installed
-with NCR custom Sport 1000s ECU and custom Mapping
-Charcoal canister removed
NCR Corse Cam cover Set
-Anodized Black Finish
MWR Full intake
-anodized red (replaces upper half of airbox)
Sport 1000 Mono Rearsets
-powdercoated Satin Black
Sport 1000 Kickstand
-powdercoated Gloss Black
Frame sliders Trumpet style
-Steel Engine screw Mount
MPL 30mm Clutch Slave
-with custom line
-Black anodized finish
-German CNC Manufactured
Monoposto Seat conversion
-chosen for it's excellent control and comfort
-Brake relocated and rewired
-Watsen Design LED signals in Gloss Black both front and rear
Additional Black Powder Coated Parts
-Triple top mount for fairing stay
-Headlight Bezel with Super White Bulbs installed
-Breather Valve Extension