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Massimo Bordi Out at MV Agusta as Company Considers IPO

Massimo Bordi Out at MV Agusta as Company Considers IPO | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

MV Agusta announced a change in its executive as the company considers going public with an initial public offering.

The Italian manufacturer introduced Giorgio Girelli as its new executive vice president. Girelli’s appointment comes a day after CycleWorld reports MV Agusta has opted not to renew the contract of Chief Executive Officer Massimo Bordi.

Bordi is an engineer and an industry veteran, most notably with Ducati where he helped develop the Testastretta engine and the iconic Ducati Monster. After the passing of MV Agusta’s president Claudio Castiglioni, the company’s leadership fell to Bordi and Castiglioni’s son, Giovanni.


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Spy Photos - The Next Ducati Monster 2014 - Moto.it

Spy Photos - The Next Ducati Monster 2014 - Moto.it | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
(In Italian - Translated by Google)We will show you the first pictures of the new Monster. Disguised and covered with adhesive strips, still leaves a glimpse truly monstrous forms. There is so much Diavel and a nice liquid-cooled desmo

Images are trying to hide as much as possible, but it is easy to believe that the new Monster pushed by the liquid-cooled engine will see the birth within the next two years. The prototype is in fact at an advanced stage of development, not too far from its industrialization. The liquid-cooled engine is not new on the Monster . He made his debut in 2001 on the peppery version S4 equipped with the 916 engine with 104 horsepower. In 2003 came the S4R 113 horsepower, which rose to over 130 in 2006 (998 engine).The following year he touched the beautiful S4RS inspire its monsteristi around the world: the power did not change, but came Ohlins suspension and radial calipers. Since 2008, the Monster range has always been combined with the Desmo air-cooled engines . It was a choice essentially commercial , a version with a more powerful engine, liquid-cooled, would surely have cannibalized another bike Ducati branded , the Streetfighter. latter, unlike the glorious Monster S4 and S4RS, never did really break the heart of Ducati. No wonder then the move today for the Borgo Panigale.

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Race Week Begins! — Spider Grips

Race Week Begins! — Spider Grips | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

After a beautiful drive over Independence Pass, the team arrived at our home away from home – the Mecca Motel – on Sunday. Although a great deal of the prep work for the race bikes was done prior to our departure, there always are a few more things that need to be done before tech inspection. So the rest of Sunday flew by as we hit the ground running. - See more at: http://spidergrips.com/spiderg/2013/06/race-week-begins/#sthash.aKeV8HYs.rRcWmZ0c.dpuf

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Checa hoping for full fitness by Imola

Checa hoping for full fitness by Imola | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Carlos Checa (Team Ducati Alstare) is eagerly awaiting Round 7 of the eni FIM Superbike World Superbike Championship, scheduled for 30 June at Imola. The 40 year old rider from Sant Fruitos de Bages, Spain, has won five of the last six races held on the Italian venue, and is certainly looking for more after a difficult start of the season.

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"Despite still not having full movement in the joint, the Spaniard is confident of his chances to be fully fit to ride the newly "air-restrictor free" 1199 Panigale R on the challenging track near Bologna."

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Justin Theroux cruises around Manhattan on his Ducati

Justin Theroux cruises around Manhattan on his Ducati | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

He seems to be enjoying the biker-guy look, buzzing about New York City on his speedy red motorcycle.

Justin Theroux, 41, looked as suave as ever as he zipped about on his Ducati on Sunday, clad in dark jeans and a white shirt showing off his muscular physique.

He has plenty to be happy about, having just landed the lead role in a HBO pilot in the midst of planning his wedding with Jennifer Aniston.



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  Looks like Jennifer Aniston has a "type".  Ducati riding men.  

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Motorbike racing game back on track with 'meaty' MotoGP 13

Motorbike racing game back on track with 'meaty' MotoGP 13 | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
The motorsport game is an engrossing challenge with some terrifying simulation
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spider-grips-ducati |Pikes Peak Team Update

spider-grips-ducati |Pikes Peak Team Update | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Pikes Peak or Bust! That’s what the pioneers said as they headed west to the Rocky Mountains. The Falkner/Livingston Akrapovic team is in California though, so we’re actually heading east towards Pikes Peak, but still it’s a great motto for the team as we pack up and head out for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. - See more at: http://spidergrips.com/spiderg/2013/06/pikes-peak-or-bust/#sthash.tQbxJGd0.dpuf

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Best of luck to our favorite Pikes Peak Team!

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Ducati confident Ben Spies can return in Laguna or Indianapolis

Ducati confident Ben Spies can return in Laguna or Indianapolis | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

The 2009 World Superbike champion believes the California clash on July 21 might be too soon to return from a serious right shoulder injury he sustained in a rain-hit Sepang race last October.

Spies is undertaking an intensive rehab regime in America and the 28-year-old is hoping he can ride his Ignite Ducati Desmosedici in Indianapolis in mid-August.


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Arete Americana / Carbon Fiber Ducati 999

Arete Americana / Carbon Fiber Ducati 999 | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Ducati 749/999 was never a pretty bike. It was an amazing piece of machinery that brought Ducati multiple Superbike Championship, but never got so popular as the 916/996/998 that replaced. It had that special thing about it that many Ducatisti liked but many more hated. Arete Americana (Bryan Petersen) / NJ / USA rolled up their sleeves, got in touch with Radical Ducati from Spain and created one of the most beautiful custom sport bikes in the world, if not the most beautiful custom Carbon Ducati 999.

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Surprising how up to date this treatment makes this 999

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The Four Chef's of Charleston, Looking Badass on Their Ducati's

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The Ordinary/FIG's Mike Lata, EVO's Matt McIntosh, Lana's John Ondo, Fish's Nico Romo [Photo: Jennifer Hitchcock/The Local Palate and Bon Appetit]


Above is the Holy City's ungang of Ducati-riding chefs, as presented to the world by The Local Palate and Bon Appetit. It's Mike Lata of FIG/The Ordinaryhot chefJohn Ondo of LanaNico Romo from King Street's Fishand Matt McIntosh of EVO in North Charleston, and they like to ride fast and, sometimes, together.

"The camaraderie is similar to the kitchen," McIntosh told The Local Palate. Fingers crossed they're Charleston's next reality show.


SOURCE: Charleston.eater.com

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Four guys specializing in good taste.....

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Radical Ducati S.L.: F3 by Radical Ducati (2013)

Radical Ducati S.L.: F3 by Radical Ducati (2013) | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
F3 by Radical Ducati (2013)
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Video Archive | AMA Pro Live - Online DVR - GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing

Rewatch all the races from 2013, online, anytime in HD, full length!

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Walt Siegl Leggero racer

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When he’s not building the world’s most desirable Ducati road bikes, Walt Siegl likes to head for the racetrack on his 916 or 1098. But he’s a hard rider, and his two regular mounts are now looking a little battered.
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Exclusive: Ducati 1198-engined Monster spied

Exclusive: Ducati 1198-engined Monster spied | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Ducati is just months away from unleashing the most powerful Monster ever produced.

Exclusive photographs of the new 2014 model clearly show it’s powered by Ducati’s 1198cc water-cooled V-twin motor, likely to deliver over 150bhp.

This heralds the first significant reworking of the Monster range since the current model range was unveiled in 2008 and will be the most powerful Monster since the nutty S4R and S4RS, first seen in 2004 and 2007 respectively.


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Hayden, Dovizioso stick with standard GP13 for Assen

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 "We'll use the same bike that we had at Barcelona" - Andrea Dovizioso..  


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The Bike That Saved Ducati

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For the men who clack away on adding machines or toil in the virtual hell that is an Excel spreadsheet, one Ducati motorcycle stands far above the rest: the Monster


It’s customary to praise Ducati for developing the sexiest, best-performing, and most-memorable superbikes on the planet—iconic shapes like the 851 and its smooth brother, the 888; dramatic leaps from the mundane like the 916; radical departures from orthodoxy like the controversial 999; and in-your-face technological feats like the Panigale. To name just the more recent efforts. But Ducati is more than a purveyor of dream machines, it’s also a business. And for the men who clack away on adding machines or toil in the virtual hell that is an Excel spreadsheet, one Ducati motorcycle stands far above the rest: the Monster.

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It's remarkable really. 20 years. I bought my first one in 1995 and I haven't been without one since. It remains my "go to" ride. Thanks Miguel...

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Scientists spot speedy little spider in B.C.'s Flathead Valley

Just three millimetres long, the tiny arachnid has been named after another speedster - the Ducati motorcycle


A tiny B.C. spider that moves so fast it has been named after a sleek Italian motorcycle has been described for the first time.

Apostenus ducati has been found in greatest numbers in high-elevation gravelly slopes in the Flathead Valley of southeastern B.C.

"They are next to impossible to catch," Robb Bennett, a research associate with the Royal B.C. Museum's entomology group, said in an interview Thursday. "They're small and agile and run very quickly. That was the genesis of the name."



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2013 Sportbike Comparison Test-Middleweight Sportbikes

2013 Sportbike Comparison Test-Middleweight Sportbikes | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
CW pits the Ducati 848 EVO Corse SE, Kawasaki ZX-6R, Suzuki GSX-R750 and Triumph Daytona 675R in a middleweight showdown. 
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The Moto GP Driver Andrea Iannone today #palzileri era ring the new Giacca Pilota #milan #menswear #milanomodauomo #milanfashionweek @andreaiannone #andreaiannone
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Canadian Chris Willenberg rides from Toronto to LA on a Ducati 996 to raise diabetes awareness

Canadian Chris Willenberg rides from Toronto to LA  on a Ducati 996 to raise diabetes awareness | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Davisville Village area resident Chris Willenberg is hopping on his trusty motorcycle and taking an international journey to help battle diabetes.

Willenberg grew up in a family where diabetes is frighteningly prevalent. On July 1, he will embark on a trip from Toronto to Los Angeles on his 2001 Ducati 996 to raise awareness of the disease and collect funds for the Canadian Diabetes Association.

“There are a lot of causes out there to pick and choose from, but my sister’s a type 1 diabetic and has been for 38 years, since age four,” he said.

“Both my parents are type 2 diabetics and I have aunts and uncles who have diabetes as well.”

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What Motorcycle Theft Statistic Mean For You

What Motorcycle Theft Statistic Mean For You | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Having your bike stolen sucks big time. But according to latest statistics you’re more likely to lose your motorcycle if it’s a Honda on a Monday or a Tuesday in California than anywhere else in the U.S.

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5 Questions With Miguel Galluzzi

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Buenos Aires-born designer Miguel Angel Galluzzi was 33 years old when he created the Ducati Monster, one of the most influential motorcycles of the 20th century. A parts-bin special based on the 900 Supersport (another Galluzzi design) but stripped down to the bare essentials, the Monster quickly became Ducati’s best-selling model and single-handedly created the modern “naked bike” category. Galluzzi, a 1986 graduate of the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA, worked for Cagiva (then Ducati’s parent company) for 17 years before joining Aprilia as Styling Director in 2006, where he was responsible for most modern Aprilias, including the RSV4 superbike. Galluzzi, now based in Pasadena where he leads Aprilia’s new Advanced Design Center, has recently turned his attention to Moto Guzzi. On the 20th anniversary of the Monster’s debut, we caught up with the designer to ask his thoughts on the past and future of motorcycle design.

Read more: http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/features/122_1308_5_questions_with_miguel_galluzzi/#ixzz2WssfqXsk

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Miguel Galluzzi might not be penning for Ducati anymore but he's a long time industry insider and his thoughts on this subject are worth a read...

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Ducati loses Wolfgang Dürheimer

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Ducati loses another man. After Preziosi and Del Torchio, from Le Mans – where in these days the 24 Hours has taken place - the news of Wolfgang Dürheimer’s dismissal by Audi arrive. The German manager wasn’t widely known by the motorbikes audience, but in recent months he had been included in the directors board of Borgo Panigale , together with the Italian Luca de Meo, Audi sales and marketing manager.

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"Ducati do Brasil" is Ready for Business - Argentina Next

"Ducati do Brasil" is Ready for Business - Argentina Next | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

In October of last year, we told you about how Ducati Motor Holding was directly taking over its operations in Brazil, and was forming a subsidiary in the South American country. Nine months later now, Ducati do Brasil is officially open for business, and the company’s first showroom floor is in the Avenida Faria Lima of São Paulo.

Helping Ducati side-step the onerous tariffs that come with the Brazil market, the Italian company is continuing its relationship with DAFRA, which runs a complete knock-down (CKD) assembly plant in Manaus, and buildsDiavel and Monster 796 motorcycles on Ducati’s behalf.


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Randy Mamola and guest crashes Moto GP Catalunya 2013

Randy Mamola falls riding the Ducati Biposto with an special guest at the Cataluña circuit at the MotoGP June 2013
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Crashing for a good cause. Looks like the tire troubles weren't just for racers at Catalunya. For what it's worth, we'd still line up for a chance to do it! 

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