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Video: A $2 Million Dollar Lamborghini Reventon Roadster Races A Ducati 1098 And A Nissan GT-R!

Video: A $2 Million Dollar Lamborghini Reventon Roadster Races A Ducati 1098 And A Nissan GT-R! | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
A $2 million dollar Lamborghini Reventon Roadster, a track favourite Ducati 1098, and a 580hp-tuned Nissan GT-R go head-to-head on a 4km runway with the boys at The BHP Project. Let tire squeal and battle commence.
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What I like here is that they thought it was cool to race a $$$$$ dollar car against a Ducati you can buy all day for in the 10 - 12,ooo dollar range, AND that it was decent race. #KeepingTheRightCompany  

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Twitter / DucatiMotor: All crated up #DucatiTeam at Sachsenring and California-bound!

Twitter / DucatiMotor: All crated up #DucatiTeam at Sachsenring and California-bound! | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
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 The GP Circus is headed our way. It will naver fail to amaze us the size and scope of moving the series all over the world, and the efficiency with which it happens.
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Ducati Team German GP - Sunday's Photos

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Andrea Dovizioso - Ducati Team, 7th
“Speaking from a personal perspective, I’m fairly pleased with the day; all weekend it was very difficult to do a pace in the low 1:23s, so I’m satisfied that I managed to do it for the entire race. Obviously, we can’t be pleased with this result, as we were 30 seconds back, but it’s just further confirmation of our current gap. We couldn’t expect anything else today. We’re working a lot, but again, the bike is similar to the one we started the year with, so it couldn’t be otherwise. I’m not looking for excuses; it’s just the reality at this moment. To all the Ducati fans, I say be patient. We’re working as hard as we can to improve our competitiveness, but it’s not a situation that you can solve race by race or with simple changes to setup.”
 
Nicky Hayden - Ducati Team, 9th
“It certainly wasn’t the race we’d hoped for. I was having a good morning warm-up until I had a crash right at the end. Even though it was a small one, it damaged the frame, so it was best to switch to the other GP13 for the race. I hadn’t ridden that bike much, and I didn’t have the same feeling as with the other one, especially in terms of grip. In the beginning, every time I pushed, the rear would come around on me. It was a long, lonely race. We need to understand what happened, because we had a much better pace than that all weekend, especially with old tyres. It’s a shame because as usual, the guys really gave me their all, and they deserve better than that.”
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2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Pikes Peak Race Bike

2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Pikes Peak Race Bike | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Another year, and another Pikes Peak race bike from the Falkner Livingston Racing crew to frustrate current Ducati Multistrada 1200 S owners. This gorgeous machine was quick all throughout practice...
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PICS: Dovizioso sends new Ducati flying | Crash.Net

PICS: Dovizioso sends new Ducati flying |  Crash.Net | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Factory Ducati star Andrea Dovizioso had one new chassis to try this weekend in Germany - but it lasted just ten minutes before this accident in morning practice..  

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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

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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

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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

Dovizioso switches to 'new' Ducati | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

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

Tudor and Ducati: a unique partnership - Tudor Black Shield watches | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
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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A Ducati, a Lamborghini and a champion of MotoGP | video from Automoto.it

A Ducati, a Lamborghini and a champion of MotoGP | video from Automoto.it | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Andrea Dovizioso abondons his Ducati 1199 Panigale R for a Lamborghini Aventador Roadster. But it is only for a day...

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Dovizioso asks Ducati fans to be patient | Crash.Net

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 “To all the Ducati fans, I say be patient. We're working as hard as we can to improve our competitiveness” - Andrea Dovizioso..  

Ducati's German MotoGP weekend began with Andrea Dovizioso launching the latest chassis (pictured) and finished with the Italian and team-mate Nicky Hayden 30 seconds from victory, in seventh and ninth.

Between them was the top privateer CRT bike of Aleix Espargaro, who Dovizioso held off by less than 0.3s at the line.


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Scott Jones In Saxony: Friday Photos From The Sachsenring | MotoMatters.com

Scott Jones In Saxony: Friday Photos From The Sachsenring | MotoMatters.com | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Airbag deployed. Nicky Hayden was one of many, many fallers on Friday at the Sachsenring


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Video by nicky_hayden • Instagram

Better hold on its a bumpy ride. Some skill & luck to get away with that one. #SoreSack
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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.


Source: RideApart.com

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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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