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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

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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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MOTOGP: Dovi Impressive In Ducati Debut

MOTOGP: Dovi Impressive In Ducati Debut | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Andrea Dovizioso showed impressive speed in his FP debut with Ducati.
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Shrinking the gap!

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Video: Audi R8 V10 v Ducati Diavel – 0-150-0 mph Car Video

Video: Audi R8 V10 v Ducati Diavel – 0-150-0 mph Car Video | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
We pitch the hottest Audi R8 against a Ducati in a 0-150-0mph challenge
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Diavels are Superbikes in Wolfs Clothing. Classic double threat. #CarGuysKeepTrying

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Indy MotoGP In Style With Duc Pond Motorsports!

Indy MotoGP In Style With Duc Pond Motorsports! | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Ducati Winchester, the home of Duc Pond Motosports, would like to invite you to spend the Indianapolis MotoGP with us in style!  We have reserved one of the infamous Gasoline Alley Suites, located on pit lane above the MotoGP garages, and we have a limited number of spots available to you all.  Included in the package are hotel accommodations for Friday and Saturday night, a general admission ticket for the MotoGP on Aug. 16-18, a suite access pass, meals on select days (snacks will always be available), beverages, and the really cool one is we have access to a limited number of Paddock passes, which are not available to the public at Indy.. This is the place to get up close with the men and their machines, where you can feel the power…

                Pricing for this amazing opportunity is as follows: $600 per person with a shared room, $650 per person for a single occupancy room, and if you want to make your own lodging arrangements, it is $400 per person.

 

                We are currently taking non-refundable deposits of $300 per person to reserve your space, and slots are filling up quickly, so don’t delay!  Reservations can be made by calling Ducati Winchester at 540-667-3498. 

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Join Ducati UK And World Superbike Riders, Carlos Checa and Ayrton Badovini At An Exclusive Track Day

Join Ducati UK And World Superbike Riders, Carlos Checa and Ayrton Badovini At An Exclusive Track Day | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Ducati UK, in association with Focused Events, have organised the ultimate track day for Ducatisti at the World famous Donington Park Circuit.

The Leicestershire Circuit, scene of Ducati’s first ever World Superbike win, will play host to the thunderous sound of Ducatis in their natural playground. The track day will take place on Tuesday 28 May and will be held on the full Donington GP Circuit.

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Cycle News - From World Supers To You

Cycle News - From World Supers To You | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Thank Carlos Checa And CO. For Getting Us A Better Panigale...

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The Panigale article starts on page 56...

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Nicky Hayden on CotA: Ducati in a big hole for Texas race

Nicky Hayden has conceded that Ducati will be in a ‘big hole’ when the inaugural Texas MotoGP race is staged at the spectacular Circuit of the Americas (COTA) next month.

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After #training #today #massage #ai29
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2013 Ducati Panigale R Review:

2013 Ducati Panigale R Review: | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
A review and riding impressions of the 2013 Ducati Panigale R.
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This is the full review promised in the mini-review they issued previously

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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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MotoGP 2013 01 Qatar - photo-gp

MotoGP 2013 01 Qatar - photo-gp | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
PHOTO.GP features the photography of Scott Jones in the world of professional motorcycle racing. MotoGP, World Superbike, and AMA. Google+
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Never too early for the beautiful night images from the first race of the season. We think Scott Jones images are always inspirational.

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Nicky Hayden sure of Ducati turnaround despite gap to the front

Nicky Hayden sure of Ducati turnaround despite gap to the front | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Nicky Hayden has complete faith that Ducati can turn its MotoGP fortunes around, even though he thinks an enormous step is needed to get back on terms with the leaders.
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If Audi made motorcycles - Hell for Leather

If Audi made motorcycles - Hell for Leather | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
What if Audi's acquisition of Ducati meant the German car brand was going to start making its own motorcycles. It's not, but French designer Thibault Devauze has imagined the possibility of an Audi motorcycle with his own concept.
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This is, of course, just for fun.....

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Sign-Up: Riders for Health's Day of Stars at Laguna Seca

Sign-Up: Riders for Health's Day of Stars at Laguna Seca | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Day of Stars begins with a continental breakfast at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca’s Turn Four VIP suites, followed by a scenic motorcycle tour of picturesque Carmel Valley. Guests will then return to the VIP suites for a catered lunch before taking a private tour down pit lane with 13-time grand prix winner, Randy Mamola. After the tour, the group will take to the track for parade laps of the famous Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca circuit. The day then concludes with special interviews with MotoGP™ riders, team managers, and special guests during a live public auction to benefit Riders for Health.

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This is a special day, if you are able to do it, you really should.  This kind of access will never happen under normal race weekend circumstances, and it's for a really good cause

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Dovizioso worried about tire wear - Hayden believes Ducati suited to Qatar track

Dovizioso worried about tire wear - Hayden believes Ducati suited to Qatar track | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

One of big questions heading into this weekend’s MotoGP’s opening round in Qatar - besides who is going to win and if Valentino Rossi, Marc Marquez and even Cal Crutchlow are going to end up in a dog fight for a podium finish - will be if Ducati has actually managed to cut the gap with Honda and Yamaha.

During the last pre-season test at Jerez, three Ducati riders, Andrea Dovizioso, Andrea Iannone and Nicky Hayden saw significant improvements in lap times using modified versions of last year’s Desmosedici - but Jerez is also Ducati’s test track - so it will be interesting to see if the partial solutions they found at the Spanish circuit will work at Losail and if track temperatures will affect the Ducati regarding tire wear which Andrea Dovizioso believes could be an issue since he has not done a race simulation during the pre-season tests.

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MOTOGP: Season Kicks Off Under The Lights This Weekend

MOTOGP: Season Kicks Off Under The Lights This Weekend | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
The 2013 MotoGP World Championship is finally almost upon us...
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RIGHT ON!!
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Nicky Hayden | Happy Easter Y'all!!!

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Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
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Rare Holiday Outing for the actual Talking Duck...

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