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Web series \ The Arai Story

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That most illustrious of helmet makers, Arai, is telling its story in video, from company origins and philosophy to construction techniques and corporate culture. It's a fascinating insight into one of the most storied brands in motorcycling.


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Nicky Hayden: MotoGP or WSB in 2014?

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Nicky Hayden’s priority might be to secure a factory prototype ride for the 2014 MotoGP campaign, but the popular American is currently weighing up potential...
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video | Ducati Diavel Strada - MotoGeo Review

New to the Ducati Diavel range for 2013 is the Strada. 

It comes with a large windscreen, panniers and a back rest, turning this powerful machine into the ultimate sports cruiser.

After traveling 2,500miles from LA to Cabo and back in just 6 days, Jamie Robinson gave the Strada a serious road test and here MotoGeo brings you the lowdown.

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GregsGarageTV Show 10 - Nicky Hayden Interview

This video is the third segment of the show #10. MotoGP star and Ducati Factory racer Nicky Hayden joins the show from Italy. Nicky and Greg talk about the r...
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Twitter / andreaiannone29: Pronti? Ecco il casco che userò ...

Twitter / andreaiannone29: Pronti? Ecco il casco che userò ... | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

andreaiannone29 Andrea Iannone 9 Jul
Ready? Here is the helmet that I will use to Indy! To be noted that it was hard to choose ... all very beautiful! Thank you! pic.twitter.com/ReW1XW1q5d

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Mine was better... @mk6six on Twitter
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Photo by _spark via Instagram

This is a sketch of a Ducati Monster prototype, done by Miguel Galluzzi, the Monster's creator - while still employed at Honda!
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Rumor: Ducati Scrambler Cometh

Rumor: Ducati Scrambler Cometh | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
While I was lounging at the pool this holiday weekend, getting my bronze on, the A&R Bothan Spy network was hard at work dumpster diving, hacking emails, and subscribing to the NSA's live PRISM...
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Video - the ride to bottlerock - RamiJaffee

malibu to napa. If there's music to play, this is how to get there. Rami Jaffee - The Wallflowers, Bottlerock, May 2013

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Video - In the Red: Shell and the Ducati Team share an in-depth technical analysis of the challenges facing a MotoGP team

Shell Advance has been working closely with the Ducati Team to produce an exclusive series of technically focused feature films. These films provide a unique insight from key Ducati and Shell personnel into various engineering topics and the challenges that they face together.

Episode 1 examines how the Ducati Team addresses the challenges and demands of the MotoGP competition and how Shell lubricants can play a vital role.

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10 Motorcycle Movies You Haven't Seen Yet - RideApart

10 Motorcycle Movies You Haven't Seen Yet - RideApart | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
So you have been in the saddle all day and have ridden several hundred miles and now just want to kick back, open a beer and watch a film.
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video | MotoGeo Adventure - Baja in 6 days

When Ducati launched the Diavel Strada it looked like the perfect for a machine to take on a long distance, fast-paced adventure. 

Jamie Robinson chose Baja Mexico for his fun and colorful, 6 day, 2,500 mile road trip.

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Carbon LifeForm Icon Tribute Ducati 1198

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CARBON LIFEFORMCARBON LIFEFORM DUCATI

The first of a number of Carbon Lifeform tribute bikes, this AFG Moto built Ducati is currently gracing the tracks of Japan. Owned and campaigned by USAF SSgt Jeff McCreary, the CF 1198 features the usual slate of Italian performance mods (Marchesini, Brembo, Pirelli, etc) in addition to it’s MotoStretta Japan motor work and J-Mac custom exhaust.  


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Ducati Sud (South) Day 2013

(Translated from Italian)

The gathering of the official Ducati club of Southern Italy. / Official Ducati Clubs South Italy gathering

Saturday 22 and Sunday, June 23, 2013 in Racalmuto (AG) in Sicily, was held the great event of the Ducati Sicilians. Nell'autodromo Valley of the Temples, in the frame of Moto Fest, Day organized by the South VI Ducati Ducati DOC Palermo Club with the cooperation of all the DOC of Sicily (Catania, Syracuse, Messina, Trapani, Baroque) involved many Ducati fans from all over Italy who welcomed the guest of honor , the great Troy Bayliss. The 3 time world champion was available for photos and autographs and had fun on the track along with the pilots of the Red Cup Trophy Twins, organized for many years by the DOC of Palermo to aggregate the Ducati lovers of the track. The event was very exciting on-track with alternating performances in the paddock, free trials, circuit races, performances by stuntman, a sexy bike wash, Ducati models, and a great evening with barbecue, music and shows.

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Great event in Sicily last weekend. Congratulations to the Ducati clubs of the island of Sicilia for this great event!

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MOTOGP: SPEED To Feature Two Days Of LIVE USGP Coverage

MOTOGP: SPEED To Feature Two Days Of LIVE USGP Coverage | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

FOX Sports’ SPEED heads to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (Monterey, Calif.) on Sunday, July 21 to highlight two days of live coverage from the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix starting at 4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT.

On Saturday, July 20, live qualifying for the race begins at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT.

This is round nine of the 18-race 2013 MotoGP World Championship, marking the proverbial halfway point of motorcycle racing’s premiere global series.

A half-hour live pre-race show hosted by long-time SPEED voice Bob Varsha kicks off race day with multiple features; including a profile on defending race winner Jorge Lorenzo, a piece on the breakout season of Cal Crutchlow and a segment analyzing how racers approach the world famous ‘corkscrew.’

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Ducati AirBike

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You don't need 240HP to hit the asphalt. Join the Ducati Air Bike Challenge now for an opportunity to win a paddock pass to an upcoming MotoGP race!
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Yes, seriously. Desk chairs.  Don't look at us, if I started swerving around on mine I'd run over my old dog and knock down a pile of actual Ducati's. Which now that I think of it, might win me a trip. Hmmmmm.

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MotoGP Silly Season Update: How Ducati Became The Hot Ticket

With the start of the summer break coming up in ten days time, contract negotiations are starting to hot up for the 2013 MotoGP rider market. The two race weekends at the Sachsenring and then Laguna Seca will see a frenzy of meetings, horse trading and secret talks as the few open MotoGP seats for 2014 get closer to be being filled.

The biggest problem facing riders looking to upgrade their seat is the scarcity of good seats available, both for 2014 and beyond. The Repsol Honda and Factory Yamaha teams are fully booked through the 2014 season, and even after that, it is hard to see them changing personnel. Jorge Lorenzo has shown he has the potential to win multiple championships for Yamaha, and Marc Marquez looks like doing much the same at Honda. Neither man is showing any intention of going anywhere for the foreseeable future.


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Ducati Air-Cooled V-Twin Engines- Motorcycle Rumors

Ducati Air-Cooled V-Twin Engines- Motorcycle Rumors | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
What does the future hold for the venerable air-cooled V-Twin?  

In my recent story about the forthcoming new liquid-cooled Ducati Monster, I confirmed there will be an entry-level model powered by a updated edition of the current Pantah 500-based, air-cooled, sohc two-valve V-Twin. This engine is still holding its own in 696cc and 796cc displacements, officially rated at 80 and 87 horsepower, respectively.

Given those respectable outputs and the enormous experience that engineer Gigi Mengoli has acquired with this specific powerplant during his 40 years at Ducati, I expected the next version of this semi-immortal engine would continue to deliver adequate performance while becoming further civilized in terms of its exhaust note and emissions.


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Long-Term Ducati Multistrada—It's In the Details - Motorcyclist Magazine Up To Speed

Long-Term Ducati Multistrada—It's In the Details - Motorcyclist Magazine Up To Speed | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Long-Term Ducati Multistrada—It's In the Details from Zack Courts  


It’s the little things in motorcycling that I find swing my emotions. You know that feeling of riding a bike other than your own when you try to reset the trip meter, and it makes you want to jump off a building? (I’m looking at you, MV Agusta). By the same token, I find great joy in the feeling of utilizing a component on the motorcycle that works properly. BMW saddlebags come to mind, or adjusting tire pressure on Triumphs that use those superb 90-degree valve stems.

Read more: http://blogs.motorcyclistonline.com/ducati-multistrada-cheers-and-jeers-37201.html#ixzz2YeX0UTi9 
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Dovizioso switches to 'new' Ducati

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Andrea Dovizioso will race the updated version of the Ducati Desmosedici GP13 for the first time during this weekend's GermanMotoGP at the Sachsenring.

“We did a good job last week in a private test at Misano, so for the first time, Andrea will bring the 'new' bike for a race weekend,” said Ducati team manager Vittoriano Guareschi.


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Tudor and Ducati: a unique partnership - Tudor Black Shield watches

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An initiatory journey into the world of Ducati & Tudor watches. The history of Ducati, its relationship with Tudor watches and the results of their alliance


Ah, Italy… Its authenticity, its scents, its Aperol Spritz… and its beautiful Italian women. A perfect cocktail to enjoy in the tranquility of municipality of Firenzuola. Well… it depends where you are actually. Because if Italian guys speak loudly, their engines sing just as intensely. On two wheels as on four, when the red color is required, the sharp sound of their gear is heard.

A very different approach compared to the Swiss, who know how to take time. The time to make timepieces that will assess athletic performance of the finest Italians.

In sum, two countries for two philosophies that join together the time of events like the Grand Prix Moto GP at Mugello. But not only.

TUDOR watches and DUCATI have decided to push their collaboration much further by associating themselves for 5 years now in order to thrill Ducatistis and other lovers of fine engineering.

After the release of the first Fastrider chronograph a few years ago, TUDOR unveiled at Baselworld  an even more extensive partnership with Ducati. On one hand, a “Black Shield” watch model that comes in two versions, on the other hand, the customization of a Diavel motorcycle by King Roberto Totti.

A nice program for a journey that allowed us to understand this very special partnership between the two brands.You will see that when Rolex’s the little sister  alias TUDOR awakes to the sound of a Ducati, things get serious.


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MEET ANDREA IANNONE ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 17TH

MEET ANDREA IANNONE ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 17TH | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

The D-Store San Francisco is excited to host an in-store appearance with MotoGP race rider Andrea Iannone before the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca MotoGP. Known as “Crazy Joe” or the “Maniac Joe”,Iannnone placed 3rd in Moto2 for 3 successive years and moved into the MotoGP series in 2013. Currently riding for Pramac Ducati, Iannone will share his thoughts about the future with MotoGP, his bike, his competitors, and what it’s like going from 125 to Moto2 to MotoGP. There will be a short interview, answering questions submitted by fans on the D-Store SF Facebook page, followed by an autograph session for guests.


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Rossi's Ducati to star at Donington Classic Festival

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Valentino Rossi's Ducati MotoGP bikes will the headlining act at a classic bike festival at Donington Park over the weekend of August 11 alongside Loris Capirossi's Desmosedici. -


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MotoGP Ducati Grandstands - Indianapolis

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MotoGP returns to The Brick Yard for the 2013 edition of the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix in Indianapolis, Indiana, August 16 - 18, 2013. Ducati will be there with our famous Ducati Grandstand.

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Iannone plans lab Ducati switch, de Angelis makes debut

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Pramac Ducati's MotoGP rookie Andrea Iannone plans to switch to the development 'lab' version of the Desmosedici GP13 from the forthcoming German round..  

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Speedcafe: Q&A: Stoner still searching for freedom

Speedcafe: Q&A: Stoner still searching for freedom | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
From international MotoGP star to Dunlop Series rookie, Casey Stoner's racing career continue to capture widespread attention from the Australian public and media


On-track, the 27-year-old’s Dunlop Series foray hasn’t exactly been smooth sailing, with promising speed at both Adelaide and Barbagallo thwarted by incidents.

Stoner’s short-term career choices moves, however, will depend largely on how happy he is with the off-track side of his racing schedule.

As he told Speedcafe.com’s Stefan Bartholomaeus ahead of the third round of the year in Townsville, the 2013 season so far has been rather busier than hoped.

SPEEDCAFE: Casey, it’s been almost two months since we last saw you at Barbagallo. What have you been up to since then?


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