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video | Ducati Hyperstrada - Hyper performance, extreme versatility

More info: www.ducati.com The Hyperstrada extends the hypermotard concept to fascinating new horizons. ABS, DTC, windshield, side bags, dedicated ergonomics ...
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Nicky Hayden Wrist Injury Update- MotoGP Racing News

Nicky Hayden Wrist Injury Update- MotoGP Racing News | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Just four rounds into the 18-race 2013 MotoGP World Championship, Ducati factory rider Nicky Hayden is already talking about having surgery at the end of the season to remove a screw from his right wrist.

Hayden has complained about pain in that joint for some time. After the Spanish GP in Jerez, the 31-year-old Kentuckian posted a photo on his Twitter feed showing both arms side-by-side. The right arm was visibly misshapen....


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Effenbert Ducati quit World Superbikes again

Effenbert Ducati quit World Superbikes again | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Effenberty Liberty Ducati have announced they will take no further part in the World Superbike Championship, leaving Aussie Mark Aitchison without a ride.
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Sorry to see this - worse, will anybody take these guys seriously ever again?

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Podium finish for Lee Johnson onboard the Ducati 1199 Panigale at the North West 200

Podium finish for Lee Johnson onboard the Ducati 1199 Panigale at the North West 200 | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Johnston had had little time to familiarize himself with the Ducati 1199 Panigale leading up to the North West 200, but an eighth place qualifying position had given him confidence going into the race.
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Next week...the Isle of Man TT!

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Abandoned Ducati Prototype Engines - Motorcyclist Magazine

Abandoned Ducati Prototype Engines  - Motorcyclist Magazine | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Much like Harley-Davidson and Moto Guzzi, Ducati is associated with a single engine design—its signature 90 degree “L-twin.” Save for the V-four-powered MotoGP racebikes, it’s been since the ultra-rare, race-only Supermono single was discontinued in 1995 that the Italian firm has produced anything other than desmodromic-valved V-twins. But this wasn’t always the case. For the three decades prior to 1985, the year Cagiva bought Ducati and decided to focus almost exclusively on the V-twin layout, the company also produced a variety of singles and parallel twins, while the testing department experimented with a wild diversity of engine configurations and designs—most of which have been lost to history and not even displayed in Ducati’s factory museum.

Read more: http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/features/122_1306_abandoned_ducati_prototype_engines/viewall.html#ixzz2TqxAqZLJ

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Some of the cool motors on display inside the Ducati Corse entrance atrium

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15 Motorcycles To Make You A Man

15 Motorcycles To Make You A Man | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

There is something about a motorcycle that is fundamentally manly. Even if there’s a woman on the bike (for the picture obviously) the beast beneath always shines through. If you don’t own a motorcycle, you want one. If you do own a motorcycle, you want more. No amount of crashes, kids, or horror stories will dissuade men from their love of an engine strapped to two wheels. These bikes don’t just put the wind in your hair and a hottie in your lap, they’re a direct line to your testosterone and adrenaline.

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Interesting read. This list is so eclectic we haven't even heard of some of them. Honestly have to wonder how the Streetfihter even made the list 

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'MotoGP needs new Countries'

'MotoGP needs new Countries' | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

The MotoGP World Championship found itself “hostage” of the Spanish riders, something obvious for a long time, but yesterday to raise the issue was the number one of Dorna. “Maybe it is the time to put a limit on the maximum number of riders of the same nationality in each category” he suggested, worried about the chance that an Iberian championship could have little appeal in the rest of the world. “It is a difficult problem, so the solution can't be easy” thinks Paolo Ciabatti, this year Ducati MotoGP Project Director, but until the last year “on the other side of the fence” as the Superbike Director .

Read more: http://www.gpone.com/en/2013051810247/La-MotoGP-ha-bisogno-di-nuovi-Paesi.html#ixzz2TkYxSwvM

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Interesting problem. So how would this work? Spain would train and turn out the world's GP Racers?  (Stoner came thru the Spanish training system) 

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video | Le Mans - Ducati OnBoard

Discover the Le Mans Circuit OnBoard the factory Ducati.
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video - High Plains Driftin’ with the Ducati Diavel Cromo

video - High Plains Driftin’ with the Ducati Diavel Cromo | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Sometimes you just need to push the boundaries. Like Ducati did with its power cruiser, the Diavel.


So we took a Diavel Cromo the desert, and in the best spaghetti Western tradition, let the horse run free. We hope you like the ride....

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Ok, we're impressed.....  Most air EVER with a Diavel!

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Wow. Air, on a Diavel. We're impressed

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No More Smuggling: Many Cured Italian Meats Coming To America : NPR

No More Smuggling: Many Cured Italian Meats Coming To America : NPR | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

No more stuffing your suitcases with delicacies bought in Italy, hoping the sniffer dogs at JFK or other American airports won't detect the banned-in-the-USA foodstuffs inside your luggage.

In the U.S., they're called cured meats, the French say charcuterie and in Italy, the word for cured-pork products is salumi.

Starting May 28, a four-decades-old ban on the import of many Italian salumiwill be lifted.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced that the Italian regions of Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna, Veneto and Piedmont, and the provinces of Trento and Bolzano, are free of swine vesicular disease. Imports of pork products from those areas, says the USDA, present a low risk of introducing the disease into the U.S. The disease was first detected in the 1960s and can survive cooking and even long curing.


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No Ducati Content but we think this might be of interest to more than a few Ducati owners so we're sharing this (for us) wonderful news

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First L.A. Times Ride: 2013 Ducati Hypermotard SP

First L.A. Times Ride: 2013 Ducati Hypermotard SP | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Ducati has built and brought to market another extremely successful piece of engineering with the new Hypermotard SP.

Beautiful to look at and exhilarating to ride, the dramatically updated 2013 model of the Italian company's supermoto bike is fast and fierce, and equal parts demanding and rewarding.

It's basically a race bike, which means it's not a cozy mount for a cruise up the coast. The ready-for-the-track set-up means stiff suspension, an unforgiving seat, increased seat height, plenty of engine heat and a muffler growl that will wake the neighbors.

In other words, it's awesome. I enjoyed my first hour on this bike as much as I've enjoyed any ride this year.


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Soup :: Does Ducati's CEO Ride? Of Corse.

Soup :: Does Ducati's CEO Ride? Of Corse. | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

While he hadn't yet been named CEO when this photo was taken, Claudio Domenicali has long been a force of nature inside Ducati. From the days when Ducati Corse was just formed to his later progression into production, Domenicali's hands are all over nearly every aspect of Ducati as a company. His love for racing is well known.

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David Keuning's curator insight, May 18, 2013 8:29 PM

My takeaway?  You have to dog food your own product. 

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Ohlins - WELCOME TO 'PERFORMANCE'

Ohlins - WELCOME TO 'PERFORMANCE' | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
WELCOME TO 'PERFORMANCE'

Öhlins Racing is excited to invite you to view the latest edition of PERFORMANCE, the exciting online magazine that gives an intriguing insight into the diverse world of this legendary suspension brand.

You will have free, exclusive access to stories from around the globe on two and four wheels, racing, street, dirt and even snow...

In this edition we look into Öhlins' racing successes, the challenges of the Dakar, the big bucks world of Supercross, the firebreathing 550bhp Volvo Polestar machine and two readers specials; a gold leaf retro US Ducati and an ultra trick Fireblade from Croatia of all places.

Click on the magazine below and enter the World of Öhlins...

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Nice feature on the "double gold" Ducati built by Rich Lambrechts

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The Grand Australian Roadtrip : Motographing 23,000 kms on a Ducati

The Grand Australian Roadtrip : Motographing 23,000 kms on a Ducati | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

The Grand Australian Roadtrip, put very simply and honestly, is a ride celebrating the innate desire that we riders have to ride a motorcycle on open highways under a blue sky. About having that freedom to stop when we want, where we want. The feeling of opening the helmet lid to let the cool wind hit your face and the scent of the pines invigorate you. That’s what it is, this road-trip. That and because it is cool to think you are MadMax for 23,000 kms! If you dont know who that is, read here!

For Charity? No sir. I believe that charity is a personal thing; I will do good to feel good. I will not to do good to be judged as a good person by my audience. I also do not believe in casting what my underlining objective of the trip is within an altruistic cocoon. And this is not to demean the plethora of good motorcyclists who ride for charity. My best wishes to them, and Godspeed.

But then there’s much more to this road-trip beyond the basic instinct of riding and taking corners on a motorcycle. It is a personal challenge, like all my previous road-trips have been, only tougher. The challenge is to be on the road for days at end. The challenge is to find my breaking point as I ride, take photos, take videos, blog, update social media, meet the expectations of sponsors, of my audience, of friends and family, and to manage my ‘office’ back home in Delhi (the xBhp HQ), which by itself is one of its kind in India where many a motorcycling ideas, events and motives have taken birth.

I will try to produce the best photos I can, posting them regularly on the blogs of this website. And posting them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and 500px. I will also be hopefully Instagraming a bit....

For the rest of "About The Grand Australian Road Trip, click HERE

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We like this adventure because it's real, one guy, and a camera. And, the photos are good 

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Adventure on two-wheelers | Charley Boorman films Freedom Riders TV Show in Asia

Adventure on two-wheelers | Charley Boorman films Freedom Riders TV Show in Asia | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

RIDING a Ducati into the press conference venue, Charley Boorman later sheepishly confessed to those in attendance that while waiting outside for his grand entrance wearing a jacket, he started sweating profusely. He forgot how warm Malaysia can be.

This travel adventurer, writer and sometimes-actor was in Kuala Lumpur to promote his six-part series called Freedom Riders Asia which celebrates the people and their motorcycles across Asia.

Boorman loves motorbikes and it’s that love and his passion for travel that compelled him to do this series....

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We don't know when (or if) this series will air in the USA but we will admit a long time fascination for the way 2 wheeled vechicles are used in Asian Countries and can easily see the potential of this sort of lifestyle show. We hope Fox brings it to the USA

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Airick Chia's comment, May 22, 2013 2:50 AM
Watched the first episode last Sunday. It was shown right after the French GP.
Vicki Smith for Ducati.net's comment, May 22, 2013 7:40 AM
In the USA?
Airick Chia's comment, May 22, 2013 8:17 AM
In Singapore. I will try to get a recording of the episodes and get them online.
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Interview with Ziggy And Robbie Marley On Their Africa Road Trip - RideApart

Interview with Ziggy And Robbie Marley On Their Africa Road Trip - RideApart | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Bob’s sons Ziggy and Robbie Marley travelled to South Africa during the World Cup, riding Ducati Multistradas around that country, performing charity concerts and then watching some Soccer. In the process, they made a documentary.
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Most unexpected reveal by Robbie Marley "I live in Miami and do stunts" 

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Twitter / texastornado5: Check out the pic @BenSpies11 just forwarded to me. Us 20 years ago

Twitter / texastornado5: Check out the pic @BenSpies11 just forwarded to me. Us 20 years ago | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
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DUCATI 750 SUPER SPORT

DUCATI 750 SUPER SPORT | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

There’s nothing like a barn find to get the motorcycling juices flowing, and this Ducati 750 Super Sport is one of the best. The bike was discovered in Belgium in 2009, after sitting in a shed for 15 years. It’s now been resurrected by Harné Heuvelman of the Dutch specialist Back To Classics, and it’s as close to vintage perfection as you can get...

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Respect. | Vicki's View Blog, Ducati.net

Respect. | Vicki's View Blog, Ducati.net | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

This morning I got up at 3:30 am to watch the warmup of the MotoGP race from France live.  To be honest, as passionate as I am about the sport and the Ducati brand I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that the last couple of seasons have been hard to watch.  And that’s from the outside which is, lets be honest, nothing like being on the inside and taking it on the chin every day.  So the 3:30 am ritual for the Euro rounds has been less and less appealing, in the battle of sleep vs race fan, sleep has been winning....


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Le Mans: 'A beautiful feeling' - Dovizioso front row for Ducati | Crash.Net

Le Mans: 'A beautiful feeling' - Dovizioso front row for Ducati |  Crash.Net | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
MotoGP News. “I was surprised to do a 1:33.6, as I didn't think I'd be able to do that, but it was a beautiful feeling” - Andrea Dovizioso..  


Andrea Dovizioso claimed Ducati's first front row start of the 2013 MotoGP season with a brilliant final lap in qualifying at Le Mans.

The Italian jumped from seventh to third, 0.4s from pole, and will line-up alongside Marc Marquez andJorge Lorenzo on Sunday's grid.

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Team Ducati Alstare prepares for Rd 5 with Canepa as wild-card

Team Ducati Alstare prepares for Rd 5 with Canepa as wild-card | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Team SBK Ducati Alstare in collaboration with Team Barni Racing have come to an agreement that will see Italian rider Niccolò Canepa participate as a wildcard in the Superbike category this weekend. Canepa, who is currently leading the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup with Team Barni Racing, is available to compete in the Superbike category this weekend as the Stock bikes do not race at the UK circuit. The Ducati Alstare and Barni Racing teams are therefore pleased to announce that Canepa will join official Ducati Superbike riders Checa and Badovini for this fifth round of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship.

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nedoc | Meet In The Middle Rally

nedoc | Meet In The Middle Rally | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Meet in the  Middle is also our first Passport Event of the year details of which we will be posting soon.
This starts ride from several corners of New England and met for an excellent BBQ lunch at  Curtis' BBQ  in Putney VT. This is an excellent place to hang out and chat with your fellow Ducati enthusiasts.  Riders of other makes are welcome too, it will give us a chance to show them the light   . Afterwards you can head home or hook up with others to take advantage of some local knowledge of some great New England Roads.

More details HERE

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The full link has a list of other rides planned.  The NEDOC group does a nice job at this, if you are able to attend it's a great use of a day

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Riding Skills | Do Something, or do Nothing - Motorcyclist Magazine

Riding Skills | Do Something, or do Nothing - Motorcyclist Magazine | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Some parts of riding are simple. When the choices of action are limited or easy to grasp, riders feel in control. When choices are more complex or not fully understood, errors can occur. If riding sometimes feels like a coin toss—heads, I brake; tails, I gas it—realize that you have some work to do.

A rider’s skills are improving when his or her choices yield consistent results. Recognizing when our choices produce good results is the first step in trusting ourselves as riders. Choices come in all shapes and sizes. Common ones, like choosing which part of the lane to occupy, are both simple and powerful. Consider, for example, the choice to avoid the middle of the lane. Identifying the situation—the dark middle is mostly greasy car droppings—and combining that knowledge with an action—shifting to one side of the lane or the other—results in a more predictable and often confidence-building outcome: In this case, better traction.



Read more: http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/features/columns/122_1306_riding_skills_code_break/#ixzz2TYuCFAbW

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Reuters: MotoGP Seeks to Reduce Presence in Spain & USA

Reuters: MotoGP Seeks to Reduce Presence in Spain & USA | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

That MotoGP is too Iberocentric – too many Spanish races, and too many Spanish riders – is obvious to all who follow the sport, with the possible exception of a blinkered Spanish journalist or two. The series has to change, to move away from having four races a season in Spain, and to explore new markets in South America and Asia.

This is exactly what is to happen, according to an interview Dorna boss Carmelo Ezpeleta gave to the Reuters news agency on Friday. Reuters reporter Alan Baldwin spoke to Ezpeleta at the Barcelona circuit, where the Dorna CEO was attending the Formula 1 race.

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Multistrada Ride Africa DVD Launch Party/Ride

Multistrada Ride Africa DVD Launch Party/Ride | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

My most recent winner of attention is the Ducati Multistrada that was recently assigned to me as a long-term test bike. I’ve been reading up on history, looking up possible modifications, and always have my eyes and ears out for cultural uses of the Multi. Halfway around the world, and three years ago, When Ziggy Marley set out to explore South Africa in conjunction with the FIFA World Cup in 2010, the bike he and his brothers (Zohan and Robbie) chose was Ducati’s Multistrada.

Read more: http://blogs.motorcyclistonline.com/multistrada-ride-africa-dvd-launch-partyride-36271.html#ixzz2TKBNc42u 
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