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Carlin Dunne Switches to Lightning Motorcycles for Pikes Peak

Carlin Dunne Switches to Lightning Motorcycles for Pikes Peak | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
While our attention is currently focused on the 2013 Isle of Man TT, the 91st running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is just around the corner. Perhaps the closest thing to the TT that ...
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We will miss watching Carlin kick the Mountain on the Ducati but wish him the best of luck at this new direction. 

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Ducati confirms: Max Biaggi will test the Ducati GP at Mugello on Thursday

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According to GPOne.com the official press release is coming tomorrow…

Details are sparse but for a number of reasons including Biaggi’s lack of experience with the tires the test is merely for feedback in the quest to better the machine and has no possibility of a future program attached. It further suggests not to load the test with too many expectations.

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Pernat: this is Valentino's fault

Pernat: this is Valentino's fault | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

As usual Carlo Pernat gives abrupt judgements. Lorenzo: the best. Pedrosa: he could not do better than that. Marquez: frequent falls are fine. The Manager from Genoa  (Pernat) has been even unmerciful about the Ducati: he does not consider (with good reasons) the standings but the times. Too high. The manufacturer from Borgo Panigale seems undecided about what to do. And that is the worst thing. .

Read more: http://www.gpone.com/en/2013060310394/Pernat-ecco-la-colpa-di-Valentino-Rossi.html#ixzz2VFwXNnp8

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Carlo Pernat's unfiltered comments, coupled with the 2012 vs 2013 Ducati results analysis at the end of the article are hard to dispute...

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Alpinestars Releases Marquez's 209.9 MPH Crash Telemetry

Alpinestars Releases Marquez's 209.9 MPH Crash Telemetry | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Marc Marquez would almost certainly like to forget this past weekend at Mugello for the Italian GP. Heads up to the spoiler alert, but not only did he make an unforced error during the race, crashing out of second place all by his lonesome (with a comfortable margin fore and aft, we might add), but the young Spanish rider also had one of the fastest crashes ever in the MotoGP Championship during Friday’s Free Practice 2 session.


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No Ducati content but the airbag deployment stats for what has to be a world record get off speed are pretty impressive.  Great technology.

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motogp.com · Ducati Team to test at Mugello this week

motogp.com · Ducati Team to test at Mugello this week | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Following its home Italian Grand Prix in which Andrea Dovizioso, Nicky Hayden and wildcard rider Michele Pirro finished in fifth, sixth and seventh positions, Ducati Team will run a three-day test at Mugello.


Wednesday will see test riders Pirro and Franco Battaini take to the track, whereas racers Hayden and Dovizioso will be in action on Thursday and Friday. The test will feature usage of both the current GP13 machine and the GP13 Lab bike, which was raced by Pirro at Mugello on Sunday as well as in the Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez.


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Sunday at Mugello with Scott Jones

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One lap of Mugello is now yours, thanks TIM! | Vicki's View Blog on Ducati.net

One lap of Mugello is now yours, thanks TIM! | Vicki's View Blog on Ducati.net | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

”To live the track with the eyes of a champion” move your mouse in any direction  

Telecom Italia, a sponsor of the ‘Gran Premio d’Italia’ motorcycling event since 2005, has released a website in cooperation with Ducati where fans can watch a video that lets them take a 360-degree look at the motorcycling circuit in Mugello.

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Sunday Summary at Mugello: Lorenzo's Persistence, Cruchlow's Fierceness, & Honda's Hidden Weakness

Sunday Summary at Mugello: Lorenzo's Persistence, Cruchlow's Fierceness, & Honda's Hidden Weakness | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Qualifying doesn't tell you the whole story. Which is a good thing, as otherwise they could just hand out the trophies after qualifying and be done with it. A lot of things change in the 24 hours b...
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Great wrap up of the weekend. Not specific Ducati content but it's a good analysis and includes some details about Andrea Dovizioso's race that were not well reported.  

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Ducati's travel kitchen

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Cool behind the scene story on la Repubblica Firenze.it on the elaborate hospitality that Ducati (and many other teams) provide as part of the MotoGP travel weekend.


Here is a rough explanation of what it says:


Bresaola (meat) and white pasta, is the diet of champions seeking a championship. But the chefs here cook for Ducati racing every raceday for over 250 people, team and guests, a buffet that is much richer (see the photo above).  (The riders eat for breakfast toast, then white pasta and bresaola and for dinner meat and vegetables)


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Italian sports-tourer full of tricks

Italian sports-tourer full of tricks | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Ducati's Multistrada S Touring is an ideal do-anything motorcycle.


It was Maserati that first introduced me to the wonders of "Skyhook" semi-active suspension when it launched the 4200 GT way back in 2001.


The term for the technology isn't intended to invoke memories of the 1970s Melbourne glam-rock band of the same name; it refers to the way suspension sensors measure their relationship with each other from an imaginary fixed point above the moving vehicle and adjust damping rates accordingly.


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MOTOGP: Home Track Hero Puts Ducati On Row 1

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Ducati Team rider Andrea Dovizioso turned in an emotional performance during qualifying at Mugello.


Ducati Team rider Andrea Dovizioso turned in an emotional performance during qualifying at Mugello, the Italian manufacturer’s home track, posting an inspired final lap in the Q2 session that put him on the front row for tomorrow’s TIM Italian Grand Prix. Meanwhile, grip problems limited teammate Nicky Hayden to eighth-best, and the American will start from row three.

Making the Italian’s accomplishment even sweeter was the fact that following a hard fall yesterday, he hadn’t been sure if he’d be able to ride, due to a sore neck. However, thanks in part to intensive physiotherapy, he managed to record the third-best time, achieving his second front-row qualifying performance in a row.

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The Grand Prix of Italy from Mugello will air LIVE on SPEED on Sunday, June 2nd in a two-hour programming block that starts at 7:00am ET. #MotoGPonSPEED

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Mugello MotoGP: Ben Spies pulls out of event as injury persists

Ben Spies has withdrawn from the Mugello MotoGP weekend as his persistent shoulder problems proved too severe in practice.

The American has struggled for fitness since the Phillip Island crash that ended his Yamaha stint last year.

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Spies Faces Dilemma.

Spies Faces Dilemma. | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Still suffering from a problematic shoulder injury, American Ben Spies is contemplating additional time on the shelf to complete the healing process.
Vicki Smith for Ducati.net's insight:

The Grand Prix of Italy from Mugello will air LIVE on SPEED on Sunday, June 2nd in a two-hour programming block that starts at 7:00am ET. Qualifying will stream LIVE on SPEED2 on Saturday starting at 7:30am ET. #MotoGPonSPEED

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Mugello MotoGP: Close moment for Crutchlow, Dovizioso | Crash.Net

Mugello MotoGP: Close moment for Crutchlow, Dovizioso | Crash.Net | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

A close moment at the start of Sunday's ItalianMotoGP at Mugello saw Cal Crutchlow lose touch with leaders Jorge Lorenzo, Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez.

Crutchlow was forced to swerve to avoid front row starter Andrea Dovizioso (pictured), losing his momentum on the long run to the first corner in the process.

“I just lost out in the start of the race,” said Crutchlow. “As soon as Andrea got his start and wheelied into the side of me, then nearly wheelied off the back - we'd already lost near enough a couple of seconds in that"

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Ducati Sport Classic | Retro Before it’s Time?

Ducati Sport Classic | Retro Before it’s Time? | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

While Cafe Racer fever has gripped the motorcycle marketing machine, one mainstream manufacturer is missing out.

Retro Features and Cafe Project sections are popping up in all the mainstream bike rags, custom shows have less tassels and more clip-ons these days, and you can hardly watch a perfume ad without someone chasing Keira Knightly on a Desmo…


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Vicki Smith for Ducati.net's insight:

 Good entertainment - Lots of photos of cool Sport Classics here. We actually disagree a bit with this article. Ducati stopped building Sport Classic's not because they had no vision but because most people that wanted one, had bought one. And the Sport Classic wasn't Ducati's first production Cafe Racer, the list of unmodified production Ducati "cafe racers" that you could ride to bike night and gather a "hipster" crowd with is long (450 Desmo/Silver ShotGun/900SS/750SS, even the 90's SuperSport's) 

Our opinion? Go buy a 90's 900SS. (see http://www.waltsiegl.com/ for inspiration) and build something cool. Bolting parts on a new Triumph Bonneville (or even a Sport Classic) does not a rebel make...

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Portimao: Checa ‘8 out of 10’ heading to Portugal | Crash.Net

Portimao: Checa ‘8 out of 10’ heading to Portugal | Crash.Net | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Carlos Checa insists he is making a recovery from the troublesome shoulder injury that has hampered him in recent weeks. 


Carlos Checa says he is '8 out of 10' in terms of race fitness as he looks to make a full return to World Superbike competition at Portimao.

Having been forced to miss the second Donington Park race two weeks ago, as well as the entire Monza round before that, Checa admits his shoulder injury isn't recovering as quickly as he had initially hoped.


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Brief ride: Ducati Hypermotard - Telegraph

Brief ride: Ducati Hypermotard - Telegraph | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Ducati's streetbike loses a few rough edges, but the SP version is a true hooligan.

The updated Ducati Hypermotard has been subtly softened this year, as the supermoto-style streetbike provides the basis for the Hyperstrada tourer.

Its new 821cc, liquid-cooled engine can't quite match the previous Hypermotard's 1,078cc, air-cooled V-twin for lumpy character, but it has greater power, as well as better manners. The slightly stretched-out chassis, which sits the rider farther back with feet moved forward, gives a more upright and natural position.

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ET Road Trip: Ducati’s Tuscan Adventure | Elite Traveler

ET Road Trip: Ducati’s Tuscan Adventure | Elite Traveler | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

After a recent jaunt through the lush Tuscan countryside aboard Ducati’s remarkable new Hyperstrada sport/touring bike, I can truly say that I have “returned.” This new motorcycle, which brings together some of the comfort and touring aspects of its Multistrada line with the aggressive and nimble nature of its coveted supermoto Hypermotard bikes, is specifically targeted at “returners” like me: Someone who may have taken a few years off from motorcycling, and its looking for an easy-to-master, comfortable two-up tourer that doesn’t sacrifice one whit to the bold, sporty and dynamic performance that defines the Italian manufacturer. Maybe you are a returner, too?


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Ducati's travel kitchen

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Cool behind the scene story on la Repubblica Firenze.it on the elaborate hospitality that Ducati (and many other teams) provide as part of the MotoGP travel weekend.


Here is a rough explanation of what it says:


Bresaola (meat) and white pasta, is the diet of champions seeking a championship. But the chefs here cook for Ducati racing every raceday for over 250 people, team and guests, a buffet that is much richer (see the photo above).  (The riders eat for breakfast toast, then white pasta and bresaola and for dinner meat and vegetables)


To see the original story click HERE

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Private Tour at the Barber Vintage Motorcycle Museum with Bryan Fuller June 6th, 10am

Private Tour at the Barber Vintage Motorcycle Museum with Bryan Fuller June 6th, 10am | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Join Bryan Fuller, Hot Rod magazine and Magnaflow at the Barber Vintage Motorcycle Museum for a special tour of the museum and the debut of Bryan's latest motorcycle creation.  


email kwright@magnaflow.com to reserve your spot

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Bryan Fuller is a friend (not to mention a mega creative guy who has several Ducati's) and he has extended this invitation to include Vicki, Rich and Ducati.net readers and friends. We are sure this will be something special...

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Vicki Smith for Ducati.net's curator insight, June 3, 2013 1:25 PM

Bryan Fuller is a friend (not to mention a mega creative guy who has several Ducati's) and he has extended this invitation to include Vicki, Rich and Ducati.net readers and friends. We are sure this will be something special...

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Sunday at Mugello with Scott Jones

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MugelloGP - Ducati Corse Team - Sunday Photo Gallery

MugelloGP - Ducati Corse Team - Sunday  Photo Gallery | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
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Great shots, thanks Ducati Corse...

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MugelloGP Ducati Team Photo Gallery - Saturday

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Great job Team Ducati Corse!

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MotoGP: Valentino Rossi’s 2013 Mugello Helmet

MotoGP: Valentino Rossi’s 2013 Mugello Helmet | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Another Italian GP at Mugello, and another special AGV helmet for Valentino Rossi.
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Mike Tyrell's curator insight, August 1, 2013 10:24 AM

This helmet belongs to the man i pray too...

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Friday at Mugello with Scott Jones

Friday at Mugello with Scott Jones | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
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