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Keys, wallet, helmet, gloves, mobile phone, air bag jacket. Check. Air bag jacket? Yes. It might seem like some form of science fiction but Ducati and Dainese have finally made a motorcycle with integrated airbag safety system available. We've ridden it.
Comments after today's Superpole:
The Ducati Superbike Team made an extremely positive start to its ‘home’ race weekend at the Misano World Circuit today; thanks to a very fast final lap at the session’s end, Davide Giugliano projected himself into overall first place, with teammate Chaz Davies concluding the first day of action in fourth position.
Dave Mirra and former X Games motocross competitors finish first in the 2014 Race Across America, a cross-country bicycle race that lasted just under six days.
That right there, is the poster for tough, and team work
Ben Spies, the 2009 world Superbike champion, is the man behind the elite amateur road team Elbowz Racing
And also HUGE Congrats to Ben Bostrom who today won the "worlds hardest bicycle race" the RAAM Race Across America Today (with Micky Diamond and the rest of the Legends of the Road Team) 3020 miles in 5 1/2 days...
The best street-legal sportbike ever made Maybe so.
It doesn’t get much better than this. It’s 9 a.m. on a Tuscan spring day with not a cloud in the sky and the air fresh and cool – just right for maximum performance from the most powerful twin-cylinder production streetbike ever made, a motorcycle with the most aggressive power-to-weight ratio ever for a bike with lights and a license plate. And I’m about to let it rip on one of the world’s greatest racetracks, the Ferrari-owned Mugello Grand Prix circuit up in the hills above Florence, Italy with 10 laps in splendid solitude aboard the finest motorcycle currently available for purchase from any manufacturer anywhere in the world.
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The situation at Ducati was the talk of the paddock in Barcelona. With Andrea Dovizioso, Andrea Iannone and Cal Crutchlow being linked to Suzuki, Crutchlow having a contract for 2015, Ducati keen to retain the services of both Dovizioso and Iannone, and Iannone openly pushing for a seat in the factory Ducati team, the Bologna factory faces a series of complex contract negotiations. To check on the state of play with Ducati, we cornered Ducati Corse's MotoGP Project Director Paolo Ciabatti.
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Translated by Google:
Ducati motorcycles - the sightings continue the highly anticipated Ducati Scrambler, this time it was paparazzi with the colors and details that made immortal the original model of the years 60/70: superstructures yellow tank with chrome inserts, high handlebars, the line seems successful and as required by the decidedly retro fashion now -
Following the success of the Borgo Panigale event dedicated to its staff, Ducati intends offering the community an exclusive premiere of the new Ducati Scrambler in its prototype form, a private viewing reserved for all Ducatisti at the World Ducati Week 2014.
Nonconformist, affordable and essential, the new Ducati Scrambler reincarnates the values that made the motorcycle famous between the 60's and 70's, but in a totally renewed, contemporary style.
From July 18th to 20th, the Scrambler will be hitting the scene at the Misano World Circuit "Marco Simoncelli" along with a laid back, beach party feeling, plus music, longboards and the yellow container which houses the prototype of the new model, ready to be revealed to the Ducati community. Yet another reason not to miss WDW2014 which reaches its eighth edition this year, as ever ready to welcome thousands of fans from all corners of the world with countless surprises and activities planned to galvanize the three-day event and make sure it's "red" with passion.
On the evening of Friday July 18th the Ducati Scrambler will take centre stage during the "Scrambler Beach Party". Open to everybody, the party kicks off on a beach of the Adriatic Coast. And it's thanks to Ducati employees in Borgo Panigale that we had the idea to celebrate the new motorcycle in true Scrambler style.
The Beach Party will be the finish line of the big Ducati Parade, that will start from the circuit.
Stay Tuned - Lots of photos for you of course!
This is how it starts. First the Audi Robotic Telepresence (ART) system, then Skynet. Well, maybe there are a few steps in between, but the slope is indeed slippery. Audi announced its newest servicing technology, the ART robotic system on Tuesday; it will allow Audi technicians at Audi of America to virtually diagnose vehicles at Audi dealerships across the country.
Read more: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20140617/carnews/140619847#ixzz350cprbtX
Could this be in Ducati's future?
VALENTINO'S #THISFORSIC58 SUIT IS NOW OFFICIALLY UP FOR AUCTION!
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auction on Ebay.it today, starting from 2.00 p.m. T auction on Ebay.it he website can be accessed from Dainese.com. Dainese.com. Dainese.com.
The lucky buyer will receive the authentic suit delivered to his/her place inside a special display case,
autographed by the nine times World Champion.
Lining up at the Mugello Circuit Mugello Circuit Mugello Circuit with the hashtag #thisforSIC58 #thisforSIC58 #thisforSIC58 sewn on to the back, Valentino Valentino Valentino chose his own
particular way of showing support to the Foundation Foundation Foundation dedicated to his friend Marco Simoncelli Marco Simoncelli Marco Simoncelli. By purchasing
the Dainese suit of the Tavullia champion, the highest bidder will make a contribution to the Santa Marta project,
a day centre for disabled people that the organisation is building near Coriano, Marco’s home town.
#thisforSIC58 is the official hashtag created by Da #thisforSIC58 Dainese Dainese to commemorate Marco Simoncelli inese Marco Simoncelli Marco Simoncelli and to promote the
projects of solidarity and cooperation that the Foundation is supporting. The original Valentino Rossi suit is just
one out of many Dainese products worn by World Championship riders that will be available on the new
To see more on this access the auction thru Dainese.com
The choice of materials such as carbon fibre and epoxy resins, expertly worked in accordance with aerospace industry standards, give life to the monobloc seat supporting subframe, a concentration of technology and lightness...
The last of the three videos sent to Superleggera owners. You know, just in case they didn't know this machine is something very, very special...
In order for you to fully appreciate the innovations designed to maximise the Superquadro engine, we've chosen the technology of a 3D video that unveils all the secrets of the beating heart that animates the most extraordinary Ducati of all time.
The second of three videos sent to the lucky 500 Superlegerra owners.
The exceptional time of 9.91 seconds recorded over 400 metres from a standing start.. Experience the emotion of this exciting achievement and discover the in...
This just makes me want to ride.
In a demonstration of support, the Turn Back Crime logo has been added to the racing motorcycles of Ducati Team’s Andrea Dovizioso and Cal Crutchlow, and Pramac Racing Team’s Andrea Iannone, for the race.
Roraima A. Andriani, Executive Director of the Turn Back Crime campaign, said: “INTERPOL is thrilled to team up with Ducati in a joint effort to turn back crime, and we are delighted they are adopting this campaign to create awareness, generate engagement and encourage action. Ducati’s support will help the campaign move forward at full speed, while strengthening the message that, together, we can put the brakes on crime.”
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Translated from Italian via Google:
The decision to use 17 inche Michelin tires when they return to MotoGP as the sole supplier in 2016 was ratified by the Grand Prix Commission. At Barcelona, in fact, was approved a regulatory change to allow the approval of the bikes with wheels larger image from next year, a necessary condition for testing the new tires.
Read more: http://www.gpone.com/2014061613931/UFFICIALE-Michelin-sceglie-gomme-da-17.html#ixzz34oJg6ONv
This is going to get interesting faster than expected.
Sunday Quote Machine:
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To celebrate the launch of the World Cup Football, Alpinestars has made a range of special boots for the MotoGP boys. The boots show various countries that participate in World Cup football event. The photo shoot included stars interviewed by SportStyleFashion like Marc Marquez and Aussie rider Broc Parkes
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These really are crazy cool...