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Carl Fogarty backs Huddersfield racer Tom Sykes to take the title

Carl Fogarty backs Huddersfield racer Tom Sykes to take the title | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Four times world champion superbike racer Carl Fogarty is expecting Tom Sykes to overtake his superpole record – and he couldn’t be happier.

The legend from Blackburn, who won the world superbike championship titles in 1994, 1995, 1998 and 1999 riding for Honda and Ducati, clocked up 21 pole positions during his career, but Huddersfield racer Sykes is closing in fast.


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Inductees have pride in hometown

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The Hayden brothers, from left, Roger Lee Hayden, Tommy Hayden and Nicky Hayden react to applause with fellow Owensboro Walk of Fame inductee, NASCAR legends Darrell and Michael Waltrip

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Kevin Gettmann's comment, July 28, 2013 11:46 AM
All of the Hayden boys and the Waltrip Brothers are great people besides being FAST. Must be the water.....
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'The Wolverine': Ducati Diavel Cromo Superbike Makes Big Screen Debut in 'X-Men' Spinoff

'The Wolverine': Ducati Diavel Cromo Superbike Makes Big Screen Debut in 'X-Men' Spinoff | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

The claws aren’t the only thing come out in the film The Wolverine, debuting in theaters today. One of the main stars of the film, besides Hugh Jackman super-attenuated arms, is the Ducati Diavel Cromo. The Diavel, first introduced in 2012, is a departure from traditional Ducati superbikes with its low-slung stance and more upright riding position and is prominently featured in the new film.

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2014 MotoGP ECU rules updated | Crash.Net

 The Grand Prix Commission, composed of Dorna, FIM, IRTA and the MSMA, has announced the following decisions regarding the 2014 MotoGP technical rules..  
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Ducati hoping to keep Hayden 'in the family' | Crash.Net

Ducati hoping to keep Hayden 'in the family' | Crash.Net | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Ducati may have opted not to retain Nicky Hayden within its factory MotoGP team next year, but the Italian factory is still trying to keep the American 'in the family'.

The 2006 world champion for Honda, Hayden has raced for Ducati since 2009, claiming three podiums and a best of seventh in the world championship.

However, Casey Stoner aside, Hayden's results have been similar to his other Ducati team-mates and the 'Kentucky Kid' could yet remain with the brand in a non-factory MotoGP team or by switching to World Superbikes.

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Kevin Gettmann's comment, July 28, 2013 11:47 AM
I for one sure hope that Nicky stays with Ducati. He is a great ambassador for the brand and a positive force with the team.
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Trackside Tuesday: That's Show Biz Kid

Trackside Tuesday: That's Show Biz Kid | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

MotoGP is show business, and to contribute to the show riders must bring more to their teams than race results. Since 2009, few riders have done more for their teams and sponsors without winning a race than Nicky Hayden has done for Ducati.

For decades the mantra in pro racing has been “Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday,” but Ducati has seen itsNorth American market eclipse sales in Italy for the first time, even as they have not had a GP win since Casey Stoner left. There’s no empirical way to determine how much of this is due to Nicky Hayden riding for Ducati, but common sense says these are related. So Ducati’s decision to let The Kentucky Kid go must have been a difficult one.


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Behind the scenes -- Audi and Ducati Wolverine Movie Trailer

Behind the scenes -- Audi and Ducati Wolverine Movie Trailer | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Take a look behind the scenes to see how the Audi R8 lit the way with Ducati to make Wolverine's claws. The Wolverine is in theaters starting July 26.
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video | Bridgestone MotoGP animation: Dynamics of Grip

'Dynamics of Grip' is an animated feature that explains the extreme forces Bridgestone's MotoGP tyres are subjected to when keeping the world's fastest riders in control of the world's most advanced motorcycles. A MotoGP motorcycle produces over 240 horsepower and is capable of mind-blowing acceleration, braking and cornering and in its role as Official Tyre Supplier to MotoGP, Bridgestone develops the very latest advances in tyre technology to tame these fire-breathing machines.

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Ducati pushes Chevy pickup to a gas station

Ducati pushes Chevy pickup to a gas station | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Most people have probably been stranded on the side of the road at one point in their life or another,…
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Superbikeplanet.com Interview: Ben Spies

Superbikeplanet.com Interview: Ben Spies | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

We saw former AMA and WSBK champion Ben Spies at Laguna Seca last weekend. We interviewed him in AlpineStars hospitality.

Q How's your health?


A My health's really good. It's been a rough year, as we know, and a lot of people really didn't realize how bad it was, because obviously a lot of people aren't doctors. Neither was I. I thought I could get back a lot quicker than I could. If you talk to anybody that knows anything, or a doctor, and they know the injury I had, it's a very, very, very big injury, and I kind of just always played it off, "yeah, I'll come back quick," and stuff like that. So that's what I told people, too, but it was - it's been the hardest eight months that I've ever had. Mentally, physically - at first it was physical, and then now, the last couple months that I'm starting to feel good, it's more mentally I want to be back, when in the beginning, it was hard to mentally be there when physically you're so down. So it's been kind of a transitional phase. But now, I feel physically very good. So now I'm starting to, being back at the track, I want to be back on the bike....

 

 

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ducati | Audi and Ducati - Wolverine Movie Trailer

ducati | Audi and Ducati - Wolverine Movie Trailer | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

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Justin Theroux channels Marlon Brando as he speeds through the streets of Manhattan on his Ducati

Justin Theroux channels Marlon Brando as he speeds through the streets of Manhattan on his Ducati | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
He certainly looks the part in jeans, white T-shirt and aviator shades.



He certainly looks the part in jeans, white T-shirt and aviator shades but this is not a scene from a remake of the classic Brando movie for Justin Theroux.

The actor, who is engaged to Jennifer Aniston, is well known for his love of two wheels - in particular his favorite Ducati motorbike seen here.

And on Monday he took a spin through New York's East Village after spending the weekend romancing his fiancee.



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Ducati Island Sunday - Vicki's View

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Second Shooter: Tim White Captures Laguna Seca, Part 3 | MotoMatters.com

Second Shooter: Tim White Captures Laguna Seca, Part 3 | MotoMatters.com | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
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video | RedBull Laguna Seca Ducati Island GoPro

Filmed 100% using GoPro Hero 3 Black & Silver  
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Thinking of Off-Roading a Ducati Hypermotard SP?

Thinking of Off-Roading a Ducati Hypermotard SP? | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

When a press bike shows up at your doorstep, the miles on the odometer betray the sights and stories the bike could tell about its relatively short existence thus far.

At just nearly 2,000 miles, our little Ducati Hypermotard SP in the normal world would have stories of high-fives at the Ducatisti bike nights, hours spent in the parking lot outside of the local Starbucks, and maybe some tall tales of a wheelie or two....

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motogp.com · Paolo Ciabatti reviews first part of 2013 season

motogp.com · Paolo Ciabatti reviews first part of 2013 season | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
The official website of MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3, includes Live Video coverage, premium content and all the latest news.
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Leather Trim Ducati Diavel, from Vilner with Love

Leather Trim Ducati Diavel, from Vilner with Love | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Starting off with custom leather treatments for cars, the Bulgarians from Vilner recently discovered that bikes are just as fun, and without much ado, here's their latest wok: the stunning leather trim Ducati Diavel.
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What's Greg Biffle's Other Favorite Ride?

What's Greg Biffle's Other Favorite Ride? | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Recently, we all saw Greg Biffle defy the odds and win his second straight Sprint Cup race at the Michigan International Speedway. But what kind of ride does Biffle like to take out when he's not in his No. 16 Ford?

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Spy Photos: 2014 Ducati 1199 Panigale RS

Spy Photos: 2014 Ducati 1199 Panigale RS | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Chris Doane and his spy photographers have captured what Wes Siler believes to be the new Ducati 1199 Panigale RS. Interestingly, it isn't the bike he expected.
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The Lean may be the greatest skill in all of sport.

The Lean may be the greatest skill in all of sport. | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
If you don't rank The Lean among the most incredible aptitudes in sports, then your ranking must be ignorant. Meet the hellishly rugged, strong, fearless, sturdy, sinewy jockeys of MotoGP, who regard their skeletons differently than we do.
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Andrea Iannone: Too risky to race in Laguna Seca

Andrea Iannone: Too risky to race in Laguna Seca | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Andrea Iannone could have wrecked his rookie MotoGP campaign had he gambled on riding in Laguna Seca last weekend just a week after dislocating his right shoulder.The Italian damaged his right shoulder when he crashed in final practice for the Sachsenring round in Germany and was ruled out of US Grand Prix after late medical checks in Italy.Iannone has endured a torrid debut season in MotoGP on the Pramac Ducati and he hasn’t scored a top 10 finish since the second round in Austin


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Video | Dainese Presents: Rossi's Ranch

Dainese are releasing a brand new film starring three motorcycle legends and a very exclusive race circuit in Tavullia, Italy.
On a sunny summer day, Supermoto World Champion Thomas Chareyre and road racing icon Guy Martin visited nine-times World Champion Valentino Rossi on his private Motor Ranch near Tavullia.
Despite coming from different disciplines, the trio battled on their bikes and bonded off them, exchanging styles and ideas, and ultimately uniting by a simple love of two wheels.

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MotoGP™ Laguna Seca 2013 -- Best slow motion

The best super slow motion footage from the 2013 Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix, round 9 of the season at the superb Laguna Seca circuit.
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Soup :: Desperate Times Call For ...

Soup :: Desperate Times Call For ... | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

An interesting wave rolled over the Laguna Seca paddock last weekend. It was a wave of desperation, or of clarity or maybe it was simply reality. For many people at Laguna Seca they were told or it was suggested to them that their lives may soon change.

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Stephen Hay's comment, July 23, 2013 3:36 AM
seriously don't know why Ducati bother, they give the only real decent rider they had the flick, employ a show pony who think he is bigger than the sport and now sack their journeyman who was doubling a development rider for the show pony, I have been riding Ducati for the last 38 years and can honestly say I am now embarrassed. They should pack up until they can develop a bike that works