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Aragon WSBK: Bee sting adds to Checa's woes

Aragon WSBK: Bee sting adds to Checa's woes | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Alstare Ducati's Carlos Checa was stung by a bee as well as the lack of top speed from his 1199 Panigale during yesterday's World Superbike double-header at Motorland Aragon.
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MotoGP fans love a good party

MotoGP fans love a good party | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
When they race in Indianapolis, their fans party on South Meridian Street. When they race in Laguna Seca in California, they celebrate on Cannery Row in Monterey.
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Ducati CEO in pole for Alitalia's top seat -reports | Reuters

Ducati CEO in pole for Alitalia's top seat -reports | Reuters | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
MILAN (Reuters) - Gabriele Del Torchio, chief executive of Italian motorcycle maker Ducati, is the front-runner to take on the driver's seat at loss-making airline Alitalia, Italian newspapers reported...
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Austin GP – More special perks for Ducati owners! | Ducati.net

Austin GP – More special perks for Ducati owners! | Ducati.net | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Details for Ducati ticket package holders on track walk and track lap

Ducati ticket package holders are cordially invited to participate in the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas Ducati Track Walk on Friday, April 19 and Manufacturer Track Lap on Saturday, April 20.

Click HERE for more details and a map of the track

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Things are shaping up for the Grand Prix of the Americas. Follow Ducati.net for on site coverage all weekend

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2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring vs. 2013 Triumph Explorer - Video

2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring vs. 2013 Triumph Explorer - Video | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Can the Triumph Tiger Explorer, outfitted with a host of accessories, dethrone the king of the adventure-sport-touring segment – the Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Tourer? Read on to find out.
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B450 Scrambler by Borile

B450 Scrambler by Borile | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

The new Borile B450 Scrambler, is one of the most important new models created in the history of our company. This model will be available throughout Europe (supplied with EC Certificate of Conformity) and shortly thereafter will be available in several other countries worldwide. The Scrambler is the first Borile motorcycle to feature our brand new Borile engine, this single-cylinder engine features a Ducati supplied top-end (from their Desmodue range) mated to a Borile bottom-end. The Scrambler is now ready to be launched to the worlds motorcycle press, more information will follow...

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 We love air cooled single cylinders and this one has the looks and the pedigree to pull it off....

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We have been waiting for this introduction for awhile now. We love air cooled single cylinders and this one has the looks and the pedigree to pull it off.

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RoadTrip!! | West Coast Ducati Monster MeetUp | May 2nd - 4th

RoadTrip!! | West Coast Ducati Monster MeetUp | May 2nd - 4th | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

A two day ride in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Monster, we’re making a pilgrimage up the California coast to the annual Quail Motorcycle Gathering which will have a dedicated Ducati Monster showcase this year. Our journey will start at Ducati Newport Beach in Costa Mesa, CA and wind up the epic California coastline with our final destination being Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel, CA. All Monster owners are welcome to join us at any point along the ride or you can meet us at Quail Lodge on the day of the event. Our friends at Butler Maps have put together an incredible route and I encourage everyone to join us for as much of the ride as possible. If you haven’t made this journey yet, it has some incredible roads and possibly the most epic views you’ll ever experience on a motorcycle. Details of the ride and the various planned activities along the way are below.


Click HERE for more info on the West Coast Monster MeetUp

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Epic Ride? Laguna Seca? The Quail Motorcycle Event? Haha, they had us at epic. See you there!

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Checa 'more or less ok' ahead of Aragon clash

Checa 'more or less ok' ahead of Aragon clash | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
The Spaniard says he is mentally strong
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Troy Bayliss Race Gear auction *All proceeds to Hands Across The Water Charity*

Troy Bayliss Race Gear auction  *All proceeds to Hands Across The Water Charity* | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

From Troy Bayliss:

All the gear I raced in at the Troy Bayliss Classic is up for Auction on Ebay. It includes my custom Alpinestars leathers and gloves, Alpine Stars Boots and Bell Helmet. All funds raised will go to the 'Hands Across the Water Charity'. A charity that supports children affected by the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami. TB21

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Own a muddy piece of TB21 history and help a great cause!

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Qatar Race Photos | Ducati

Qatar Race Photos | Ducati | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Qatar Race Photos. Dancing In The Dark.......

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2 Hours and Counting…

2 Hours and Counting… | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

In just 2 hours the MotoGP season kicks off in Qatar and Ducati fans are more optimistic than they probably feel they have a right to be....

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New Qualifying format for 2013 MotoGP™ season explained

New Qualifying format for 2013 MotoGP™ season explained | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Apart from rider switches, new faces and bike upgrades, the 2013 MotoGP™ season will receive yet another new excitement factor – a new Qualifying format! motogp.com explains how the system will work.
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This is a re-run from January that explains the new qualifying system we will see later today

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Red Max’s 900ss Custom Cafe Racer

Red Max’s 900ss Custom Cafe Racer | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

You may have noticed that we’re big fans of Ducati cafe racers, so when we came across this 900ss from our friends, Redmax Speedshop down in the South of England, we had to get her up on the bike shed asap for your viewing pleasure.

This donor bike is late 80s Ducati, which is perhaps not the Bologna factory’s finest era in many respects, as they were churning out parts-bin specials, but the 900ss has turned out to be a great donor for some of the nicest customs around. Not only do they look great, but they also handle, are very light, and with a few simple tweaks they are reliable and fast.

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2013 Round 01 MOTOGP QATAR | Andrew Wheeler - AutoMotoPhoto

2013 Round 01 MOTOGP QATAR | Andrew Wheeler - AutoMotoPhoto | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

2013 Round1 of the MotoGP World Championship from Losail, Qatar.MotoGP motorcycle photography by Andrew Wheeler AutoMotoPhoto

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Lots of shots from the master to hold us over till Austin! 

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Why The Best Way To Watch Racing Might Be Twitter | Ducati.net

Why The Best Way To Watch Racing Might Be Twitter | Ducati.net | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Does this sound familiar? Well here's the fix...

If you are a motorcycle race fan, chances are good you got up this morning, (as early as 5:30 am for those of you on the left coast), got all settled in for the spectacle of World Superbike Superpole being streamed on BeIn web live or on the tv if you are one of the lucky ones that has access to that, only to find...nothing.   

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After asking a number of web saavy friends why they didn't use Twitter it became clear that some people still think it's for posting photos of what you had for lunch....

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After asking a number of web saavy friends why they didn't use Twitter it became clear that some people still think it's for posting photos of what you had for lunch....

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Andrea Iannone to ride a Ducati Panigale at Laguna Seca

Andrea Iannone to ride a Ducati Panigale at Laguna Seca | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Pramac Ducati’s Andrea Iannone will be heading to the US a few days early, but he won’t be going directly to the Circuit of the Americas in Texas for next week’s second MotoGP round, instead he’ll spend two days at the Mazda Speedway in Laguna Seca learning the spectacular and difficult California track.

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Aragon WSBK: Checa looking for more corner exit speed

Aragon WSBK: Checa looking for more corner exit speed | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Former World Superbike Champion Carlos Checa will be looking for more corner speed from his Alstare Ducati Panigale at Motorland Aragon tomorrow as he attempts to cut the top-end deficit to the inline-four cylinder bikes.
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MotoGeo Adventure - Spain

For MotoGeo's next adventure Jamie Robinson headed for Spain, where he jumped on the new Ducati Multistrada S and took off on a 4 day adventure, España style...
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really spectacular road trip!
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French architect presents 'joie de vivre' offices for Ducati Marketing at Milan Design Week

French architect presents 'joie de vivre' offices for Ducati Marketing at Milan Design Week | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

AFP - French architect Jean Nouvel presented what he called "joie de vivre" offices at Milan Design Week, telling AFP in an interview this week that he was waging war against "cloned and alienating" work spaces.

Nouvel's project is called "Office for Living" and is one of the highlights of the annual furniture fair, which opened this week and runs until Sunday in the Italian business capital.

"It's terrible because we have the impression of working in worlds where you are just a number," said Nouvel, 67, sitting in a space he created as the marketing office of Ducati motorbikes

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Photo Gallery - Panigale Porn from Moto Corse

Photo Gallery - Panigale Porn from Moto Corse | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

More Ducati magic from Moto Corse in Tokyo

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Photos: The Five AGV Pista GP Helmets in MotoGP

Photos: The Five AGV Pista GP Helmets in MotoGP | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Since October is just simply too long of a wait for the Italian company's new uber carbon fiber racer lid to come to the United States, our bromance with the AGV Pista GP helmet continues to manife...
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Austin MotoGP Weekend Ducati Happy Hour Party

Austin MotoGP Weekend Ducati Happy Hour Party | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

After yesterday’s races we’re ready to start packing for Austin and our attention has turned to what else is going on for Ducati fans.  This event, the MotoGP Happy Hour, is at Ducati Austin, which will be the off track center of the Ducati universe GP weekend, gets things started.  We also heard that Ducati Austin is planning a traditional “RedSnake” ride (similar to what Ducati does at the IndyGP and many of the Italian events) to the racetrack on Sunday am – approximately 20 miles. They are also planning on being open on Monday (they are normally closed) for any last minute traveler needs.


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Stay tuned for updates, if it looks like fun for Ducati fans during the CotA AustinGP weekend, Ducati.net will be there. (Autograph hunters especially, watch for news)

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Ducati Team: Result Was As Good As Could Be Expected

Ducati Team: Result Was As Good As Could Be Expected | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
The season-opening MotoGP race saw Ducati Team riders Andrea Dovizioso and Nicky Hayden finish in seventh and eighth places, respectively, under the floodlights at Losail International Circuit.
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Andrea Dovizioso surprised at Ducati speed

Andrea Dovizioso surprised at Ducati speed | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Italian Andrea Dovizioso threatened to pull of the first major shock of the 2013 MotoGP world championship in Qatar last night when he battled for a top three position in free practice.

The former 125GP world champion put his factory Desmosedici GP13 into the top three in the late stages of last night’s third practice session, which saw the top 10 automatically entered into tonight’s second 15-minute qualifying session.

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I think it's safe to say that Ducati fans everywhere are more hopeful than we feel we have a right to be......

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Spies Tests Limits Of Shoulder, GP13

Spies Tests Limits Of Shoulder, GP13 | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
American Ben Spies improved by over a second on Friday but admits that he's a bit behind the curve due to his injured shoulder.
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