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This Weekend – Ducati is the featured Motorcycle at Amelia Island Concours d’Elegence | Ducati.net

This Weekend – Ducati is the featured Motorcycle at Amelia Island Concours d’Elegence | Ducati.net | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

From this “little pup” Cucciolo to the Nicky Hayden GP11, this weekend’s Amelia Island Concours d’Elegence will be the place to see some really rare and special Ducati’s that normally never see the light of day.  Even better, they will be started and run.

Details to attend HERE

To follow us on Twitter from the event use hashtag #Ducati Amelia or check our Facebook pageHERE

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I am judging and helping with the Ducati class so if you are coming out to the show the Ducati's are at the end of the green, stop by and say hello!

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Moto3: Rossi's half-brother set for wild-card debut? | Crash.Net

Moto3: Rossi's half-brother set for wild-card debut? |  Crash.Net | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

 Luca Marini rumoured to be in line for a debut Moto3 appearance at the San Marino Grand Prix.

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MotoGP news: Austin circuit gets final MotoGP inspection prior to test

MotoGP news: Austin circuit gets final MotoGP inspection prior to test | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Austin's Circuit of the Americas has undergone its final FIM inspection prior to MotoGP's test debut at the Texan venue next week
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2013 Ducati Hypermotard andHypermotard SP- First Ride Review – Cycle World

2013 Ducati Hypermotard andHypermotard SP- First Ride Review – Cycle World | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

The Hypermotard has been redesigned to be more user-friendly while also being less maintenance-intensive. 

Ronda, Spain—If there was one complaint we had about the first-generation Ducati Hypermotard, it was a lack of versatility. Its unforgiving riding position and wedge-like seat made escaping even your own neighborhood an uncomfortable exercise in willpower. But if you did manage to venture out and find a tight, twisty road, the payoff was awesome.

Comfort, however, is not an issue with Ducati’s new 2013 Hypermotard. Its riding position is far more relaxed, thanks to a taller handlebar and more than 3 extra inches of space between the bar and seat. Additionally, the footpegs have been moved forward by almost 3 inches, helping to create a more upright riding position.

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Bradley Cooper gets a Ducati 1199 Panigale | Bike India

Bradley Cooper gets a Ducati 1199 Panigale | Bike India | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Ducati can now add Academy Award 2013 nominee and all-round Hollywood heart-throb Bradley Cooper to their ever-growing list of celebrity fans and enthusiasts. The actor rcently had a brand-new Ducati 1199 Panigale delivered to his LA home, and was so elated when it arrived that he couldn’t wait to hop on it and take it for a short spin. 

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Ducati Grandstands and MotoGP 2013 – Plans In Progress | Ducati.net

Ducati Grandstands and MotoGP 2013 – Plans In Progress | Ducati.net | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
As the 2013 MotoGP season warms-up for the opening race of the year, preparations for Ducati Grandstands move into full swing ready for fans to support full-factory Ducati Team riders, Andrea Dovizioso and Nicky Hayden and factory-supported Pramac Racing Team riders, Andrea Iannone and Ben Spies.
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Usher cruises through New York on Ducati Monster... days after arrest is made in step-son's homicide

Usher cruises through New York on Ducati Monster... days after arrest is made in step-son's homicide | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

He hit headlines last week when a jet ski operator accused of killing his step-son last summer was arrested.

And it looked like Usher was taking his mind off the heartache by taking his motorcycle out for a spin in New York on Saturday.

The star wore a green body warmer over a camouflage jacket, black jeans and red high top trainers as he hopped on his Ducati and cruised around Manhattan.



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2287266/Usher-cruises-New-York-sport-bike-days-arrest-step-sons-homicide.html#ixzz2MUtGTqP9 
 

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Can't argue with his taste in bikes, or that he seems to have a Ducati in every town he spends real time in (he has been seen riding an upgraded white 848 EVO in LA as well)

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2013 Ducati Hypermotard, Hypermotard SP review

2013 Ducati Hypermotard, Hypermotard SP review | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Costa leaves frozen Canada behind, goes to Spain and rides the 2013 Hypermotard and Hypermotard SP - just another day in the life of a motojournalist.
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MotoGP news: Ben Spies aggravates injury with fall during MotoGP test

MotoGP news: Ben Spies aggravates injury with fall during MotoGP test | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Ben Spies admits a fall on the second day of MotoGP testing at Sepang left him having to contend with shoulder spasms across the final two days.
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Budget Alert – Imported bikes to India above 800cc to get expensive

Budget Alert – Imported bikes to India above 800cc to get expensive | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
The union budget 2013 has hiked the import duty for bikes with engines displacing more then 800cc from 60% to 75%. Now that's a bad news!
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Ducati ace Hayden in better frame of mind | Crash.Net

Ducati ace Hayden in better frame of mind |  Crash.Net | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

American star Nicky Hayden says he is feeling more positive about the Desmosedici GP13 after completing an extensive second pre-season test at Sepang

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Pedrosa top of rain-hit Sepang test

Rain this morning in Sepang saw most of the track action taking place in the afternoon, with RepsolHonda rider Dani Pedrosa fastest of the day with a 2'00.562 lap.

With yesterday's fastest man Jorge Lorenzo concentrating on race simulations, no one was close to his pace of yesterday that saw him set a 2'00.282.

There were minor crashes from Nicky Hayden and Marc Marquez, who escaped unhurt despite three crashes.


More and lap times on the link HERE

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2013 Ducati Hypermotard and Hypermotard SP Review

2013 Ducati Hypermotard and Hypermotard SP Review | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
A review and riding impressions of the 2013 Ducati Hypermotard and Hypermotard SP.
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MotoGP news: Nicky Hayden undergoes wrist operation

MotoGP news: Nicky Hayden undergoes wrist operation | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Ducati MotoGP factory rider Nicky Hayden has undergone a 'minor tune up' operation on his injured right hand and wrist.
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Return of the Cafe Racers: Moto Brilliance Ducati 1000 Cafe Racer

Return of the Cafe Racers: Moto Brilliance Ducati 1000 Cafe Racer | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Even though we only in the first quarter of 2013, I feel as though I have already featured a year's worth of Ducati Sport 1000 Cafe Racer builds! So when I saw Geoff Rossi's Moto Brilliance Ducati on The Bike Shed  I was hesitant to repost it, that was at least until I read through the build thread on the Ducati Sport Classic forum. To label this bike as simply a Sport 1000 would be a big mistake.

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Ducati 860SS replica

Ducati 860SS replica | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
One of the strangest episodes in Ducati racing history took place in Australia in 1975. At the time, production racing Down Under was dominated by Kawasaki Z1s.
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wanderingsalsero's comment, March 7, 2013 2:05 AM
I really like this. I think there should be more of these smaller 'fun' bikes on the market. This little buzzer looks hot...and fun.
wanderingsalsero's curator insight, March 7, 2013 2:06 AM

I'd love to ride this babe around town.  Looks perfect for metro riding.

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Garrett Willis and Jake Zemke Join Richard Boyd and the Desmo Veloce Performance Shop on a Ducati in 2013

Desmo Veloce  (www.desmoveloce.com) is proud to announce plans for the 2013 AMA Pro GoPro Daytona Sportbike Championship Series that will commence at the Daytona Beach International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, on March 14-16, 2013. Desmo Veloce, located in Phoenix, AZ, is a newly formed performance shop owned and operated by longtime AMA Ducati superbike technician Richard Boyd. The shop specializes in Ducati performance, as well as track day and full race bike preparation.

Desmo Veloce will be fielding Garrett Willis in the 2013 AMA Pro GoPro Daytona Sportbike Championship. However, an unfortunate testing accident last weekend at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway left Garrett injured and unable to ride in Daytona.

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Susie Leiper's comment, March 7, 2013 4:34 AM
Miss V - linky no worky...must be too new...
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MotoGP news: Ducati says MotoGP rivals' progress masking its own gains

MotoGP news: Ducati says MotoGP rivals' progress masking its own gains | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Ducati's progress is being masked by the greater development rate of MotoGP's front teams according to general manager Bernhard Gobmeier
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Kevin Gettmann's comment, March 6, 2013 5:11 PM
Mr. Gobmeier, that is the job of the other teams. It is Ducati that ignored the problems and allowed it to get into the mess that is today. Dude, your behind....time to quit blaming the other teams and get busy on you getting ahead of them. Just saying.....
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Sepang test 2:Ducati 13 lab | Manziana Blog

Sepang test 2:Ducati 13 lab | Manziana Blog | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

In previous tales I had analysed Motosprint's articles related to the recent Jerez test (a January issue) accompanying my observations with photos and confirming amongst other things, that Pirro's bike indeed appeared to have something new.

In my last article I suggested how the works team was modifying weight distribution on the GP13 or “GP12 Evo 2” with different airbox covers with a possible additional fuel tank. By shifting weight forward the aim was to make the rideability smoother and more agile as confirmed by Dovizioso in GPOne's article....

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Lot of changes in such a short time. 

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Paddock Rumors: Jake Zemke BACK ON THE DUCATI FOR DAYTONA!!!

Paddock Rumors: Jake Zemke BACK ON THE DUCATI FOR DAYTONA!!! | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Here’s what we have so far. Desmo Veloce, located in Phoenix, AZ, is a newly formed performance shop specializing in Ducati performance. It’s owned and operated by longtime AMA Ducati technician Richard Boyd. Richard signed Garrett Willis to ride a Ducati for the 2013 season but last weekend while testing at Chuckwalla, Willis was injured and Desmo Veloce did not have a rider for the Daytona 200. Lucky for Richard, he worked with the 2006 Daytona 200 winner Jake Zemke last year on the Ducshop team and the call was made. Our sources tell us that Zemke who finished 6th last year and 3rd the year before in the 200 has agreed to fill in for Willis and race the Daytona 200. Jake has set pole in the past and you better believe that he’s going to be a contender.   

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2013 Ducati Hypermotard 821 | First Ride - Motorcyclist magazine

2013 Ducati Hypermotard 821 | First Ride - Motorcyclist magazine | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Ducati’s Hypermotard credibly captures the athletic character and hooligan attitude of a true supermotard without any of the conventional compromises.   

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Four-wheel dive - MotoGP champion Casey Stoner hits the wall in first V8 race

Four-wheel dive - MotoGP champion Casey Stoner hits the wall in first V8 race | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
SO can the kid drive - or can't he?
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Goodbye Preziosi – Engineer Filippo Preziosi resigns from Ducati Motor Holding | Ducati.net

Goodbye Preziosi – Engineer Filippo Preziosi resigns from Ducati Motor Holding | Ducati.net | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
  • For reasons of poor health, Filippo Preziosi has taken the decision to resign his position
  • The company thanks him for 19 years of outstanding professional service 
  • The now vacant position of Ducati Motor Holding Director of R&D to be announced
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motogp.com · Ducati closes gap as Sepang comes to an end

motogp.com · Ducati closes gap as Sepang comes to an end | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
The Ducati Team has closed the gap to the front-runners to just over 1.3s on the final day of testing and Sepang, as both riders continued their work on numerous bike upgrades.
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Kevin Gettmann's comment, February 28, 2013 10:06 AM
Wow, moving that gas tank to under the seat really did help. now go find 2-3 more of those things so we can find our way to the podium please.
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Ducati Hypermotard | First Rides | Motorcyclenews.com

Last week MCN chief road tester Michael Neeves was in Spain at the exclusive Ascari circuit for the launch of Ducati's new supermoto-for-the-road, the Hyperm...
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