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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

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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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Nicky Hayden | Happy Easter Y'all!!!

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Happy Easter!

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Rare Holiday Outing for the actual Talking Duck...

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Andrew Wheeler - AutoMotoPhoto's Photos | 1199 Panigale Wallpaper

Andrew Wheeler - AutoMotoPhoto's Photos   | 1199 Panigale Wallpaper | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Not MotoGP wallaper #2 Ducati Panigale R 1199. The first wallpaper from a week ago is also here on my FB page...have at it..!

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It's a twofer! Here's another one as well: http://tinyurl.com/cajhlkk

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Ducati Grandstand CotA tickets – a mistake has been made regarding the gift kit vouchers, here’s the situation…

Ducati Grandstand CotA tickets – a mistake has been made regarding the gift kit vouchers, here’s the situation… | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Important Update on CotA Ducati Grandstand tickets:

If you purchased tickets for the Circuit of the Americas Ducati Grandstand:

When you receive your tickets for the CotA Austin Ducati grandstands and find only one grandstand gift kit voucher and one Ducati parking pass, even though you purchased two or more tickets, CotA is aware there was a mistake by the ticket printer in shipping and they are sorting it out. They just discovered this today but the ticket printer has been asked to mail the missing items so watch for them in the mail.

Please pass the word to anyone you know that might be attending.


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This should turn out to be pretty much nothing because it was caught well in time.....

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This should turn out to be no big deal because it was caught well in time.

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MotoGP: Business or Sport?

MotoGP: Business or Sport? | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

I know, that's a dumb headline right?  Of course it's a business, all sports are business. But MotoGP with it's colorful machines and traveling circus aspect has moments when it's possible to just enjoy the sporting aspect of the game itself.  This video, which is a recap of the final Jerez official test is a remarkably candid peek behind the curtain of getting ready for business as it will be offered in 2013.  Teams have been restructured and with that new personalities and demeanors must be determined. In some cases even re-invented.  Clown, crown prince, steely champion, these are all hats on a virtual shelf that must be selected and put on and this season more than most there are many new hats available.

For me there is much to see in this small piece of beautiful video but it all pales to about three seconds of footage at 1:49 seconds. At that moment, the future of the sport in 2013, becomes to me, crystal clear.

Can't wait to get racing and watch it all unfold.

 

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For Sale: Ducati Supermono, just $150,000 - Hell for Leather

For Sale: Ducati Supermono, just $150,000 - Hell for Leather | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Advertised on CarandClassic.co.uk, the Supermono is ultra-rare and exclusive thanks to its limited 67 model production run in the early 90s but also for the involvement of a trifecta of two wheeled genius that created a truly special race bike.
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These are going thru a owner "turn" right now. (meaning there are a few for sale when for long periods there are none) Fairly safe to say these are not far behind 750SS "green frames" in investment value

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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

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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

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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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How the Ducati Superbike 999 Wasn't a Sales Flop & Other Ducati Superbike Sales Statistics

How the Ducati Superbike 999 Wasn't a Sales Flop & Other Ducati Superbike Sales Statistics | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Sales figures are a closely guarded secret in the two-wheeled realm, especially when it comes to numbers for specific motorcycle models. It is a shame really, as these are the kind of numbers that ...
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European Motorcycle Show - Saturday, April 6th San Jose, CA

European Motorcycle Show - Saturday,  April 6th  San Jose, CA | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

Santa Clara County Fairgrounds

San Jose, California

Ducati Vintage Club’s Annual

European Motorcycle* Show

For mre info:

www.eurobikeshow.com

or email: info@eurobikeshow.com

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They combine this show with the Japanese Motorcycle Show and the British Motorcycle show in seperate halls. It's a great event 

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Ciabatti: "Dovi is a reality, Spies will be the surprise"

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(Google translation from Italian)


Paolo Ciabatti loves challenges. Businesses difficult have never scared. Its task is to reconstruct the Ducati Corse after two years complicated and conflicting with Valentino Rossi. The MotoGP Project Director reports directly to the General Manager, Bernhard Gobmeier, and the President, Gabriele Del Torchio. The Borgo Panigale has been given a three-year program to return to the top of the Championship. Do not look for shortcuts, although it is very challenging start from scratch. No one speaks of victories: in fact the first half of the season which will start in Qatar on April 7 will serve to put the basis for a team that needs to regain confidence in their own ability. Given the circumstances, Paolo Ciabatti what it takes to put her in this 2013 season? "I know the Ducati Corse: I've already spent ten years of my life, from forty to fifty years, ie from 1997 to 2007. It is a company that has given me so much and to whom I have given something too. Together we have won six world titles in Superbike and MotoGP race in Valencia in 2006 with Troy Bayliss. Because I know the world of Ducati and the perception that they have of the company, do not hide from the outside I have a little 'suffered in seeing a Ducati was taken constantly targeted for what was happening in MotoGP over the past two years. I think it was important to change the team's approach not only in business but also in the track. "

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Good interview with Paolo Ciabatti. It's in Italian but there's more than enough interesting stuff here to make it worh the trouble to let Google translate switch it to English.......

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