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Twitter / andreaiannone29: Pronti? Ecco il casco che userò ...

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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

Michael King's comment, July 11, 2013 7:08 PM
Mine was better... @mk6six on Twitter

Long-Term Ducati Multistrada—It's In the Details - Motorcyclist Magazine Up To Speed

From blogs.motorcyclistonline.com

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

From www.crash.net

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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Rumor: Ducati Scrambler Cometh

From www.asphaltandrubber.com

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...
Thierry's comment, July 9, 2013 9:56 AM

Tudor and Ducati: a unique partnership - Tudor Black Shield watches

From en.lesrhabilleurs.com

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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Jake John's curator insight, July 21, 2013 2:16 PM

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Video - the ride to bottlerock - RamiJaffee

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malibu to napa. If there's music to play, this is how to get there. Rami Jaffee - The Wallflowers, Bottlerock, May 2013

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From www.dainese.com

The D-Store San Francisco is excited to host an in-store appearance with MotoGP race rider Andrea Iannone before the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca MotoGP. Known as “Crazy Joe” or the “Maniac Joe”,Iannnone placed 3rd in Moto2 for 3 successive years and moved into the MotoGP series in 2013. Currently riding for Pramac Ducati, Iannone will share his thoughts about the future with MotoGP, his bike, his competitors, and what it’s like going from 125 to Moto2 to MotoGP. There will be a short interview, answering questions submitted by fans on the D-Store SF Facebook page, followed by an autograph session for guests.

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Video - In the Red: Shell and the Ducati Team share an in-depth technical analysis of the challenges facing a MotoGP team

From www.bikeland.org

Shell Advance has been working closely with the Ducati Team to produce an exclusive series of technically focused feature films. These films provide a unique insight from key Ducati and Shell personnel into various engineering topics and the challenges that they face together.

Episode 1 examines how the Ducati Team addresses the challenges and demands of the MotoGP competition and how Shell lubricants can play a vital role.

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Rossi's Ducati to star at Donington Classic Festival

From www.bikesportnews.com

Valentino Rossi's Ducati MotoGP bikes will the headlining act at a classic bike festival at Donington Park over the weekend of August 11 alongside Loris Capirossi's Desmosedici. -

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10 Motorcycle Movies You Haven't Seen Yet - RideApart

From rideapart.com

So you have been in the saddle all day and have ridden several hundred miles and now just want to kick back, open a beer and watch a film.
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MotoGP Ducati Grandstands - Indianapolis

From www.ducatiusa.com

MotoGP returns to The Brick Yard for the 2013 edition of the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix in Indianapolis, Indiana, August 16 - 18, 2013. Ducati will be there with our famous Ducati Grandstand.

Get your Ducati Grandstand tickets now!
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video | MotoGeo Adventure - Baja in 6 days

From www.youtube.com

When Ducati launched the Diavel Strada it looked like the perfect for a machine to take on a long distance, fast-paced adventure. 

Jamie Robinson chose Baja Mexico for his fun and colorful, 6 day, 2,500 mile road trip.

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Iannone plans lab Ducati switch, de Angelis makes debut

From www.crash.net

Pramac Ducati's MotoGP rookie Andrea Iannone plans to switch to the development 'lab' version of the Desmosedici GP13 from the forthcoming German round..  

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Carbon LifeForm Icon Tribute Ducati 1198

From www.rideicon.com


The first of a number of Carbon Lifeform tribute bikes, this AFG Moto built Ducati is currently gracing the tracks of Japan. Owned and campaigned by USAF SSgt Jeff McCreary, the CF 1198 features the usual slate of Italian performance mods (Marchesini, Brembo, Pirelli, etc) in addition to it’s MotoStretta Japan motor work and J-Mac custom exhaust.  

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Speedcafe: Q&A: Stoner still searching for freedom

From www.speedcafe.com

From international MotoGP star to Dunlop Series rookie, Casey Stoner's racing career continue to capture widespread attention from the Australian public and media

On-track, the 27-year-old’s Dunlop Series foray hasn’t exactly been smooth sailing, with promising speed at both Adelaide and Barbagallo thwarted by incidents.

Stoner’s short-term career choices moves, however, will depend largely on how happy he is with the off-track side of his racing schedule.

As he told Speedcafe.com’s Stefan Bartholomaeus ahead of the third round of the year in Townsville, the 2013 season so far has been rather busier than hoped.

SPEEDCAFE: Casey, it’s been almost two months since we last saw you at Barbagallo. What have you been up to since then?

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Ducati Sud (South) Day 2013

From www.youtube.com

(Translated from Italian)

The gathering of the official Ducati club of Southern Italy. / Official Ducati Clubs South Italy gathering

Saturday 22 and Sunday, June 23, 2013 in Racalmuto (AG) in Sicily, was held the great event of the Ducati Sicilians. Nell'autodromo Valley of the Temples, in the frame of Moto Fest, Day organized by the South VI Ducati Ducati DOC Palermo Club with the cooperation of all the DOC of Sicily (Catania, Syracuse, Messina, Trapani, Baroque) involved many Ducati fans from all over Italy who welcomed the guest of honor , the great Troy Bayliss. The 3 time world champion was available for photos and autographs and had fun on the track along with the pilots of the Red Cup Trophy Twins, organized for many years by the DOC of Palermo to aggregate the Ducati lovers of the track. The event was very exciting on-track with alternating performances in the paddock, free trials, circuit races, performances by stuntman, a sexy bike wash, Ducati models, and a great evening with barbecue, music and shows.

Vicki Smith for Ducati.net:

Great event in Sicily last weekend. Congratulations to the Ducati clubs of the island of Sicilia for this great event!

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Ducati Team Misano Test | Photo Gallery

From www.facebook.com

Apart from a brief morning rain shower today, the test was marked by good weather, enabling the riders to focus their work, which consisted mainly of carrying out frame comparisons. They also tried some engine developments and looked for a base setup for the Grand Prix of San Marino and the Rimini Riviera, which will take place at this track in September.

Andrea Dovizioso - Ducati Team (105 laps)

“The Misano track is a bit inconsistent for our bike, but coming from Assen, we immediately felt a bit better at this circuit. We worked on the current bike, finding a setup for the Misano race, and then we went ahead with the development of the laboratory bike, trying some new stuff and finding some interesting things. We were able to do nearly two full days of good work, and today we tried a change with the frame. There were some positives, like an improvement with the feeling on corner entry. We must decide what to do; it’s a new part, so we have to understand whether or not we can have it in time for the Sachsenring.”

Nicky Hayden - Ducati Team (158 laps)

“It’s certainly been a useful couple of days. We didn’t make any drastic improvements, but I tried something with a different anti-wheelie solution that worked quite well, and I’m happy about that for the next two tracks, which are maybe the worst two circuits for wheelies on the whole calendar. We lost a bit of time today with the rain, but in the end I did a low 1:34. That’s not a bad lap time, although we’ll certainly have to do better than that when we come here for the race. We did a lot of laps, mainly with the wheelie control and a different fork setting, and we got some good information.”

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Hearty’s GT1000 Cafe Racer

From thebikeshed.cc

In 40 years I have owned something in the region of 30 bikes.  Seeing as it started with a Fantic 200 at the age of 11, that’s almost one a year.  In that time I have gone through pretty much every genre of motorcycle.  Jap 600 sports bikes, Supermotos, BM’s, naked bikes, small trail bikes, etc, etc.  And although I regret selling a few of them (a GSX400 which took me everywhere in my teens, a mark one Speed Triple, and the Fantic of course) None of the others had what it took to stick around in my front yard for good.

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Vicki Smith for Ducati.net:

A Love Story for the holiday...

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Ridden: Ducati 848 Streetfighter

From www.classicdriver.com

The new 848 Streetfighter recently joined the existing 1098cc Streetfighter S in Ducati’s model line-up, writes Tom Stewart. Aside from engine capacity, the two bikes are very similar, at least on paper, but let’s start by having a brief recap on exactly what a ‘streetfighter’ is.

n a nutshell, it’s a hooligan’s motorcycle – at its simplest, a full-on, race-style superbike with fairing removed and racy clip-on ’bars replaced by a conventional one-piece handlebar.

The origins of the genre date back to the 1980s, when cash-strapped British kids who’d crashed their Japanese sportsbikes and couldn’t afford to replace the damaged fairings simply did away with non-essential bodywork, thus revealing more of their machines’ impressive multi-cylindered engines, not to mention their own tough-guy credentials.

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Pikes Peak Race Day Report! — Spider Grips

From spidergrips.com

Micky was the fastest motorcycle in our class at practice and qualified top position making him the very first competitor off the start line on race day. The course was dry but quite cold and the rain from the last couple of days made it pretty slick. Micky was very fast but about 4 miles into the race the front end washed out and he went down. He ran to the bike and started up the hill again. That cost him about 15 seconds. Further up the course at a very sharp turn he went down again. He and the bike ended up in a gravel washout. He got up and picked up the motorcycle. Even though the motorcycle was damaged he was able to get it going, although he did lose almost 2 minutes. -

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Titan Ducati special edition watches | Rush Lane

From www.rushlane.com

Titan Industries Limited in association with motorcycle brand Ducati has introduced a new and exclusive range of premium watches. Called the Titan Ducati Collection of Watches, this range of watches from a premium watch manufacture along with an iconic motorcycle brand will consist of a total of 8 watches each of which have been inspired by naked Ducati models.

Vicki Smith for Ducati.net:

Nice, with an exchange rate of under $500 US it's too bad they aren't being offered worldwide...

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Ducati - New Ducati Corse app now available on iTunes store

From ducati.com

The app is compatible with iPhone 4 and later models to stay on track with Ducati and experience all the thrills of the MotoGP and now also of the Superbike championships.
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RideApart Review: 2013 Ducati Diavel Strada - RideApart

From rideapart.com

What’s New
EVERYTHING. Ok, so not everything. But the Diavel Strada is a “new” bike for 2013, coming in the form of a touring oriented adaptation of the launched-in-2011 Ducati Diavel. The Diavel Strada get both a windscreen and side bags, while the bars, seat, and pillion seat have all been adapted for the bike’s new purpose. The bars are now swept up and come in at 0.6 inches higher and 2.36 inches back towards the rider. The seat received some additional foam padding and the pillion seat got a back rest, new grab rails, and slightly adjusted foot pegs. Electronically, the Diavel Strada got fancy heated grips and auxiliary power outlets. All of these additions and the Diavel Strada comes in at just 13 pounds heavier than the Diavel.

The Ride
While I’d hoped to take this “touring” version on an official tour of some sort, my schedule didn’t allow me to get away for more than a day so the most I was able to do was 2, 200-250 round trip days around Southern California. The first, down to Julian to the Julian Pie Company (because I love pie more than most things) and the second to see friends playing a certain music festival in Ventura this past weekend (which I’ll leave unnamed because people my age aren’t supposed to like that sort of thing).

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Laguna Seca Ducati DOC Dinner and Sound Contest | Ducati.net

From www.ducati.net

Laguna Seca MotoGP is right around the corner and that means we are taking names for seats at the Friday night Cannery Row Ducati Dinner and Sound Contest.  This is a great evening with good food, camaraderie and a great chance to show off your Ducati’s musical voice.

Here are the details:

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