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Never break the chain

From www.gq-magazine.co.uk

When a trio of French designers heard that Audi had acquired the Italian motorcycle company Ducati, they devised the Audi Motorrad – for fun. Could the ‘four rings’ return to two wheels?
Vicki Smith for Ducati.net:

To me this looks more like an ebike design.

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Nicky Hayden - Q&A Interview

From www.crash.net

"I think the best thing for Cal is not to talk or listen to anybody [about the Ducati]. Just get on and ride it and not have a lot of preconceived ideas" - Nicky Hayden. 

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Ducati Club World Presidents Meeting 2013 - Sicily

From www.ducati.com

Pictures from the annual meeting of official Club DOC presidents from all over the world. This year the meeting took place in Sicily, from Sept 14th to 22nd.

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Protect your bike after washing | How to | Motorcyclenews.com

From www.youtube.com

Now you've cleaned your motorcycle it's time to protect it from the elements.  
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Ducati reject Dall'Igna rumours

From m.yahoo.com

Ducati general manager Bernhard Gobmeier has confirmed they are thinking of re-structuring the racing team, but denied reports they have approached Aprilia technical chief Gigi Dall'Igna.

Since winning their one and only Championship in 2007 through Casey Stoner, the Bologna squad have fallen on tough times in recent years and this season has been no different as Andrea Dovizioso and Nicky Hayden have struggled.


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MotoGP, Audi, Ducati eyes on the future

From www.gpone.com

It is a delicate moment for Ducati and is under the eyes of all. 's change of course of this year, with the departure of Rossi and Preziosi and the arrival of Dovizioso and Gobmeier has not yielded the expected results . In fact, say the malicious, did not give any result. While the Japanese continue to progress faster and faster, the men of the Borgo Panigale seem to stand still. The pilots are putting the face and Dovi is good to stand at the forefront of the weight of guilt not his. At Borgo Panigale while the climate is difficult, pending a restructuring of the racing department that does not arrive.

Read more: http://www.gpone.com/en/2013092411562/Audi-occhi-puntati-su-Ducati-per-il-futuro.html#ixzz2fwJlqFZZ


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Strada Photo Contest

From www.ducatistradacontest.com

The spirit of the Ducati Strada family is one of adventure and open roads. There is no road too long and no challenge too great for the Ducati Strada owner. Ducati invites you to unleash your creativity and share your Strada adventures with the world.


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Top Motorcycle Rain Suits For Commuters - Don't Go To Work Wet

From rideapart.com

We list the top motorcycle rain suits to keep you dry on your commute to work this winter.
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MotoGP news: Valentino Rossi to field Moto3 team

From www.autosport.com

Valentino Rossi has lodged an official entry application to field a team in Moto3 next year.

The seven-time MotoGP champion's VR46 company has struck a deal with Sky Italia, which will be the new team's principal sponsor.


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Aline Chevaillier's curator insight, October 18, 2013 6:04 PM

ouaaaaa je voudrai trop vous rencotrer en vrai :p

 

200th GP for Andrea Dovizioso

From www.crash.net

 This weekend's Aragon MotoGP will mark the 200th Grand Prix for Andrea Dovizioso..  

Vicki Smith for Ducati.net:

Congratulations to Andrea Dovizioso for reaching this remarkable milestone!

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Shafts. Meaning Crankshafts.

From manziana.motocorse.com

In previous articles I had compared crankshaft positions of the Honda HRC 213 RCV (the current victorious motorbike) with respect to the Ducati Desmosedici GP, briefly mentioning some of Ing. Fabio Fazi's statements taken from his book "La progettazione della motocicletta" regarding a "golden rule" relating the distance of the crankshaft from the front wheel axis. 


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Vicki Smith for Ducati.net:

Interesting comment about the meeting between Preziosi and Furusawa....

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‘67 350 Ducati Scrambler AKA The “Tree Fiddy” AKA “The Ducrapi” AKA “The
Duchti”

From the1moto.com

67 350 widecase scrambler motor (non desmo) and frame, stock motor, frame delugged and rear loop pulled in. Yamaha R5b forks up front and 13” shrouded shocks from a BSA out back. Akront rims (21” and 18”) laced to Ducati hub in rear and Yamaha 175 hub up front. Mystery tires that I sanded all the lettering off of. Battery is tiny, coil is from a Yamaha. The giant handlebars are from the ‘60s. Seat is a chopper pillion pad and the gas tank is a narrowed Yamaha tank with Italian petcocks. Megaphone is short, thick and loud (just how I like my women).


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Phil Hitchcock's comment, October 2, 2013 12:55 AM
good job of stuffing up a decent bike - hope the Honda carb sucks his brains out cause we all know where it is located -;)

Ducati in the "Audi 24 hours"

From www.ducati.com

Last weekend was a race weekend for Ducati in many different ways: while the MotoGP round was taking place at Misano, another "Ducati Team" set off for Ingolstadt to take part for the first time in the "24 Stunden von Audi", a 24-hour marathon...
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Interesting facts about WSBK at Laguna Seca

From www.worldsbk.com

Interesting facts about WSBK at Laguna Seca

The Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is back on the World Superbike calendar after eight years. The Californian venue hosted the series from 1995 to 2004 for an overall twenty races. The only active rider who participated in one of these rounds is Leon Haslam, who was ninth and then retired in the two 2004 races.

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Ducati Almaty Opening 2013

From www.youtube.com

Vicki Smith for Ducati.net:

Almaty is the largest city in Kazakhstan.  Now we all need t-shirts from the newest Ducati dealer in the big wide world :-)

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Graffiti Art Writer Jerom Ibiza Time Lapse Nicky Hayden & Andrea Dovizioso Murals

From www.youtube.com

Jerom Ibiza 2013 Time Lapse Graffiti Art Writer Mural Nicky Hayden & Andrea Dovizioso Ducati MotoGp Misano World Circuit. info: http://www.jerom-ibiza.com in...
Vicki Smith for Ducati.net:

It's so hard to see how this all is going to come together.  Interesting to watch

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The Ridiculous Motorcycle Racing Tech of MotoGP

From www.popularmechanics.com

The MotoGP racing series features some of the best riders and most innovative motorcycle tech in the world.

The motorcycles in the MotoGP racing series represent the pinnacle of motorcycle technology. Ducati, Kawasaki, and Yamaha likely spend $30 million to $50 million per year on their MotoGP racing efforts, and Honda is reputed to spend up to $100 million a year on its MotoGP team. The riders—such as six-time MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi, Spanish rookie phenom and current championship leader Marc Marquez—are among the most talented athletes on earth. As you might expect, the numbers involved can be dizzying. Riders can crack 210 mph on straightaways, and the bikes extract an incredible 240 hp from their 1-liter, four-cylinder engines. 


Read more: The Ridiculous Motorcycle Racing Tech of MotoGP - Popular Mechanics 
 

Vicki Smith for Ducati.net:

I always liked the way Popular Mechanics breaks down a subject. 

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Latest Ducati a Diavel of a bike

From www.theprovince.com

LOS ANGELES, Calif.: If you need to get anywhere in a hurry, don't take the 2013 Ducati Diavel Strada. It's not because it's incompetent at highway speeds. In fact, it's quite the opposite.
Julie Robsin's comment, September 22, 2013 2:37 AM
Cool Motorcycle!

Aaron Robinson: Lose A Couple Of Wheels and Things Quickly Get Interesting

From www.caranddriver.com

A car guy tests Ducati's 1199 Panigale in Italy.  


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Stoner: Crutchlow Taking Big Risk By Padding Wallet At Ducati

From www.superbikeplanet.com

Casey Stoner, MotoGP's reluctant hero, continues to speak to the media at every opportunity about the sport he shuns and slams at every opportunity. The latest subject of his geyser-like opinions was Cal Crutchlow, who has been the top satellite rider this season for Tech 3 but is switching to Ducati and its troubled program in 2014.


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Ducati North America's New Financing Program

From www.motorcycle-usa.com

Ducati North America has announced the launch of its new retail financing program for new and used Ducati motorcycles in the United States.
Vicki Smith for Ducati.net:

This puts Ducati in the same league with the bigger brands. 

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Canepa replaces injured Checa at Alstare Ducati | WSBK News | Sep 2013 | Crash.Net

From www.crash.net

Niccola Canepa has been drafted into the Alstare Ducati World Superbike team as a replacement for injured Spaniard Carlos Checa for the next round of the series at Laguna Seca.  


'I'm really pleased to have this opportunity. Racing at Laguna Seca with the factory Ducati is really something incredible' - Niccolo Canepa

Vicki Smith for Ducati.net:

Really happy for Niccolo...

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Best Retro Motorcycles Available Right Now

From rideapart.com

Nothing tugs at our emotions like a beautifully-styled retro motorcycle. Those classic lines, that gorgeous round headlight, the sculpted tank – it all of it traces back to a time when motorcycles were pure. Classic machines are at the root of everything we ride today, from their attempts to “do the ton” or go off-road. It’s no surprise there is still a huge market for newer, more reliable versions that retain the retro attitude and look. Here are the best retro motorcycles available right now.


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The Pace 2.0- Motorcycle Safety and Riding Skills Explained

From www.cycleworld.com

As a moto-journalist since 1984, I’ve witnessed motorcycle and tire technology soar each year … but there hasn’t been a commensurate decrease in crashes. And in 1986 I got scared: Senator John Danforth’s legislation to limit horsepower had me imagining our sport decimated by politicians, and the vision made me sick. Luckily, I was in a position to do something about it: I wrote The Pace. And every weekend my group of friends, most of whom had won at least a class championship at Willow Springs International Raceway, rode The Pace. These were seriously talented riders, but like you, we each had to work Monday morning. Our pace evolved from the dual desires to enjoy a modern sportbike and survive a potentially deadly sport in a dangerous world. It was the best of times, and riders around the planet read and adopted The Pace.

So here we are more than 20 years later. The Pace’s message continues to ring true in many ways but I want to review and strengthen the best of the message and make amendments to the worst. Let’s call it Pace 2.0.


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Vicki Smith for Ducati.net:

This "system" always generates interesting opinions and conversations. Let the discussion begin...

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