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The Ducati Team concluded an intense day of testing at Mugello on Monday, in preparation for the Italian Grand Prix, which will be held at the Tuscany circuit in three weeks’ time.
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When the time comes to build a motorcycle for the next Terminator movie, it should be this one. It’s a glimpse under the skin of a Ducati 749, courtesy of Gustavo Penna—a cinematographer who shoots car commercials in Los Angeles. Gustavo is a Ducati fanatic…
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Given how hard the original designer fought for some of these details it's nice to see them honored...
Davide Giugliano (Ducati Superbike Team) was the fastest rider in the opening Free Practice session at Imola this morning. Riding in the hottest conditions of the season so far, the Italian ended the session marginally quicker than his nearest rival, Jonathan Rea (Pata Honda World Superbike Team).
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Go Ducati, Gassssssss!
The Ducati 1199 R is the fastest motorcycle in the world, but its sophisticated computer lets even squids maximize their potential.
Not your standard look at this bike...
Chaz Davies is hoping the influx of the 'Ducatisti' in his first World Superbike race for Ducati on Italian soil will spur him onto good results as he looks for his first podium of the season.
The Welshman has endured a modest start to the 2014 WSBK season on the 1199 Panigale, particularly compared with team-mate Davide Giugliano, and admits there is still some 'refining' to do in order to bring himself up to speed.
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One of the bikes featured in the film is a modified Ducati. If the movie is as good as the trailer... oh, who am I kidding? They had me at "Ducati"
MotoGP teamed up with the bwin Sports Girls to produce the official 'HAPPY -- from MotoGP Gran Premio bwin de Espana' video featuring Pharrell Williams' smash hit song.
Riders Andrea Iannone, Sandro Cortese and Luis Salom all make cameos in the video, which was filmed at the Circuit of Jerez.
Not much Ducati content but it's so cute it's about impossible not to smile watching it...
A Newbie On a Ducati Discovers Our National Parks
In July 2013, I packed up my 2004 Ducati Multistrada and hit the road for a nine-day, 2,800-mile adventure across Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana. I only had 10 months of riding under my belt when I left, so I got plenty of "last looks" from friends, really taking me in like it was the last time they might see me. "You're going by yourself?!" I think I heard that 50 times before I left. Stuff like that makes me want to share my story with everyone.
Read more: http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/features/the_american_west_epic_rides/#ixzz30zcUvIvy
An incredible 275,000 Ducati Monsters have rolled off the production line since 1993. Here's our pick of the most exciting Monster-based customs.
Congratulations to my friend Arrick Maurice for building something both beautiful AND absolutely rideable. The highest calling for a bike builder.
Ducati up 7 points from last year in the study which measures a “walk in” shopper’s experience
Nice Job! Out scoring Harley at this is a strong statement...
Cal Crutchlow broke out during the after race media scrum, also because of a difficult and even dangerous race. “I do not understand what there is to celebrate when you arrives almost thirty seconds off the front – he blurted out, referring to the fifth place of Dovizioso – even if it went better than last year there is very little to be happy with”.
Read more: http://www.gpone.com/en/2014050413467/Crutchlow-Ducati-has-little-to-be-happy-with.html#ixzz30njLGOtF
As the weather gets hotter and 2014 summer plans start to solidify my thoughts go back to the first BIG summer event job I ever took on – Zero to 999, Passion In Motion. These days Barber Vintage Festival pretty much owns the fun, family friendly all brand motorcycle scene but it was Mid Ohio Vintage Motorcycle Days (VMD) that invented the genre. I’ve always thought branding a weekend “vintage” that was really all years of bikes was somewhat ill advised but Mid Ohio did it and every year it grew and grew. AHRMA races, the Will Stoner Swap meet, an AMA bike show and “Ride ‘em don’t hide ‘em” ride was all part of the appeal but the biggest thing, what everyone waited to hear, was what was the “Featured Marque” and in 2005, after 4 years of work and begging Ducati owners to restore bikes for the event our 3 days in the sun was here. I guess when you work on something for as long as we worked on this (my employer was the AMA, who managed this event with Mid Ohio) it’s not surprising that it took on a life of it’s own, and in the process changed mine...
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Now THAT was a party!
The Italian-built sport cruiser goes up a notch with improved comfort and design, cleverly combined with the latest technology and an even smoother and more powerful engine.
Ducati launched the new Diavel improvements in Monte Carlo recently and MotoGeo was there to give it a First Ride shake down in the twisty mountain hills of the French coastline..
Ducati rider Cal Crutchlow is doing everything in his power to heal his injured pinkie finger and return to the MotoGP track as soon as possible. The finger he injured required surgery and now he is has been in the chamber to fast track the healing process. The image below provided by the BT Sport MotoGP
According to GPOne.com, Cal Crutchlow still has damage in the knuckle of his ring finger which causes pain under strong braking and it’s doubtful that he will race in Jerez .
For the rest click HERE : http://www.ducati.net/2014/04/update-cal-crutchlow-unlikely-for-jerez
UPDate: From Ducati
Cal Crutchlow (Ducati Team #35)
"My hand is getting better every day, but I still have some pain and it's definitely going to be difficult to ride this weekend. I'll try and see how it is from Friday and do the best job I can. Jerez is surely one of the toughest circuits to come back and ride at after my crash. It's a really great track, and the crowd are great as well, but really I'm just excited about joining up with the team again and getting back on the bike."
So that’s the 2014 MotoGP championship dusted, best talk about something else…
We’re going to talk about rules, not MotoGP rules, World Superbike rules, and not so much the rules themselves, but the breaking of those rules. There’s been quite a lot of that going on in WSB during recent years, if paddock whispers are to be believed.
For the rest click HERE: http://www.motorsportmagazine.com/race/motogp-race/whos-cheating-now/
"I will be at Mugello May 13 to test the new Ducati 1199 and I can not wait!"
Assen holds a place in my heart , winning my first World championship there in 2001 but also over the years it grew on me and even after the highs and lows it is one of my favorite places to race .
For the rest click HERE: http://www.sportreview.it/motociclismo/baylisstic-thoughts/assen-impression-engita-version
Assen (The Netherlands), Sunday 27 April 2014 – At the end of a day conditioned by bad weather, Ducati Superbike rider Davide Giugliano scored his first podium of the season in race 2 at Assen today, while Chaz Davies concluded the day’s races in seventh and eighth position.
Congrats to the Ducati Superbike Team for a great job this weekend in difficult conditions...
For photos from the weekend go HERE: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152375877895985.1073741896.79447555984&type=3&uploaded=8