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Ducati Team - Assen GP Friday | Photo Gallery

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In an incredible Q2 session, marked by light rain that increased in intensity, Cal Crutchlow and Andrea Dovizioso managed to make the best of the conditions to set fifth and seventh quickest times respectively. As a result the two Ducati Team riders will start tomorrow’s TT Assen, round 8 of the 2014 MotoGP World Championship, from rows 2 and 3 of the grid.


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Ducati Team - Assen MotoGP | Thursday | Photo Gallery

Ducati Team - Assen MotoGP | Thursday | Photo Gallery | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Don't forget, this weekend the race is on Saturday!

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Ducati Monster 821 . Essentially Monster. Action video. - YouTube

Dynamic video filmed in the beautiful hills around Bologna & Ducati factory. A bold and essential form shaped by a unique history, combined with the unmistakable Ducati roar released from the 112hp Testastretta 11° engine, are hallmarks of the Monster 821. Trellis frame, Riding Modes, and the Ducati Safety Pack are the elements that bring you unprecedented riding pleasure. Monster 821. Designed according to your desires, to be even more Monster.

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One man's £50 million Ducati Collection

One man's £50 million Ducati Collection | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
In a heavily secured workshop in Southern England is one man’s multi-million pound personal motorcycle collection. It includes more MotoGP bikes and World Superbikes than even the Ducati factory itself owns. Rumoured to be worth in the region of £50,000,000. We were let in to the secret location for a quick look round, and still can’t quite believe what we saw.
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This collection is legendary...

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Ducati Island, Laguna Seca SBK 1995

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When Ducati's Were Red. Laguna Seca Ducati Island Turns 19

By Vicki Smith

Near as I can figure, Ducati Island Laguna Seca turns 19 this year so when I found these old photos I thought they were worth sharing. There is, of course, a back story:

That little piece of land now known world wide as Ducati Island was originally under contract to another company. We heard a rumor the space might come available so my business partners and I made a deal with the track and rented it on a multi-year contract. The inspiration? ...


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Working on the Ducati Bike show and sound contest for this years Island now. For a look at last years Laguna Seca Ducati Island on www.Ducatiphotos.com, click HERE


Have an entry/questions? contact me directly.


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Ducati Multistrada D-air first test (well, kind of)

Ducati Multistrada D-air first test (well, kind of) | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Keys, wallet, helmet, gloves, mobile phone, air bag jacket. Check. Air bag jacket? Yes. It might seem like some form of science fiction but Ducati and Dainese have finally made a motorcycle with integrated airbag safety system available. We've ridden it.
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Photo Gallery - Ducati Superbike Team - Misano Friday

Photo Gallery - Ducati Superbike Team - Misano Friday | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

The Ducati Superbike Team made an extremely positive start to its ‘home’ race weekend at the Misano World Circuit today; thanks to a very fast final lap at the session’s end, Davide Giugliano projected himself into overall first place, with teammate Chaz Davies concluding the first day of action in fourth position.

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Former moto world champ Ben Spies channels his passion for cycling with Elbowz Racing

Former moto world champ Ben Spies channels his passion for cycling with Elbowz Racing | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Ben Spies, the 2009 world Superbike champion, is the man behind the elite amateur road team Elbowz Racing
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And also HUGE Congrats to Ben Bostrom who today won the "worlds hardest bicycle race"  the RAAM Race Across America Today (with Micky Diamond and the rest of the Legends of the Road Team)  3020 miles in 5 1/2 days...

http://www.raceacrossamerica.org/raam/raamfp.php?N_webcat_id=1

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Ducati Superbike Team - Misano!

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The Ducati Superbike Team returns to it's home track for racing action from Italy this weekend.

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Interview: Paolo Ciabatti On Cal Crutchlow, Jorge Lorenzo And Michelin Tires

Interview: Paolo Ciabatti On Cal Crutchlow, Jorge Lorenzo And Michelin Tires | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

The situation at Ducati was the talk of the paddock in Barcelona. With Andrea Dovizioso, Andrea Iannone and Cal Crutchlow being linked to Suzuki, Crutchlow having a contract for 2015, Ducati keen to retain the services of both Dovizioso and Iannone, and Iannone openly pushing for a seat in the factory Ducati team, the Bologna factory faces a series of complex contract negotiations. To check on the state of play with Ducati, we cornered Ducati Corse's MotoGP Project Director Paolo Ciabatti.

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#WorldDucatiWeek - Looking Back - WDW2007

#WorldDucatiWeek - Looking Back - WDW2007 | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

With 30 days to go until #WorldDucatiWeek 2014 today we are taking another look back, this time it's the Ducati People of WDW 2007

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Audi to use robots to service vehicles

Audi to use robots to service vehicles | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

This is how it starts. First the Audi Robotic Telepresence (ART) system, then Skynet. Well, maybe there are a few steps in between, but the slope is indeed slippery. Audi announced its newest servicing technology, the ART robotic system on Tuesday; it will allow Audi technicians at Audi of America to virtually diagnose vehicles at Audi dealerships across the country.

Read more: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20140617/carnews/140619847#ixzz350cprbtX  

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Could this be in Ducati's future? 

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Peg Perego Official Website | Ducati Gp

Peg Perego Official Website | Ducati Gp | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

The new, all-Italian Ducati GP motorbike is feistier than ever, much to the delight of sporty children. An accelerator on the handlebar and wheels with rubber treads make for genuine sports performances.

Get set, go, just like real racing champions!

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Iannone secures top Ducati spot at Assen

Iannone secures top Ducati spot at Assen | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Pramac Racing’s Andrea Iannone secured fourth on the grid ahead of both Ducati Team riders at the Iveco Daily TT Assen on Friday.


Mixed weather made for a tricky Q2 at the historic Assen track. ‘Open’ equipped Aleix Espargaro (NGM Forward Racing) was able to claim pole ahead of factory riders Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda).

Iannone put in an impressive performance, fighting through a group of riders to achieve a 1’40.786s, good enough for fourth. Cal Crutchlow (Ducati Team) was fifth, with fellow factory rider Andrea Dovizoso in seventh.

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5th. And Cal Crutchlow finally catches a break!

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Ducati 900SS custom by Atom Bomb

Ducati 900SS custom by Atom Bomb | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

With the new-wave custom scene continually evolving and diversifying, it’s becoming progressively more difficult to classify custom motorcycles. Even the mere mention of the term “café racer” is enough to send purists into a frenzy these days. It gets even more complicated when the donors are ’90s-model Ducatis—an emerging trend that we’re loving.

Who better to blur the lines than Clay Rathburn of Atom Bomb Custom Motorcycles? Clay’s a master craftsman whose work we’ve featured multiple times, and who seems to be able to turn his hand to any style of bike. His latest creation is this breathtaking Ducati 900SS-based café-racer-cum-streetfighter.

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The amazing race Ducati collection of Tony O'Neill - YouTube

British man Tony O'Neill has and incredible collection of works Ducati race bikes ranging from 1993 Falappa 888 to a 2007 Desmosedici 800. Take a tour with u...
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This is the same collection that we posted the Bikesocial on yesterday. This is from 2007, as you can see the collection just keeps getting more important by the year.

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Ducati Monster 821 & 2501. Street Art. - YouTube

 For over two decades, Monster has inspired not just motorcycling enthusiasts, but engineers, designers, artists. An intangible quality that surrounds the Monster has achieved something quite rare: a cult following even in the realm of visual and creative arts. To celebrate the iconic value of the new Monster 821, the Italian mural artist "2501" was inspired to free his creative spirit and incorporate the motorcycle into an original creation which would accentuate the style and dynamism of the shapes in a new dimension.

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Ducati Superbike Team - Misano Race Day Photo Gallery

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Images from Sunday's races...

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Ducati Superbike Team - Misano | Superpole!

Ducati Superbike Team - Misano | Superpole! | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Comments after today's Superpole:


Davide Giugliano (Ducati Superbike Team #34) – 2nd (1’35.079)
“I’m really enjoying riding here at Misano this weekend and am very pleased with the second place finish today because the lap time came relatively easily compared with my ‘normal’ Superpole laps. We still need to make a little improvement, especially through the section leading to the long turn, but we’ve already made some progress in that regard during today’s sessions. I’m very happy anyway and will be doing my best to score two strong results tomorrow in front of the home crowd.”

Chaz Davies (Ducati Superbike Team #7) – 7th (1’35.602)
“I didn’t do a bad lap on the qualifier but it wasn’t great either. I had a little vibration at the rear while braking which didn’t allow me to hold the line the line that I wanted, affecting the grip, and then I also made a small mistake in sector 1. I wasn’t able to get the best out of the qualifier, and am a little frustrated to be on the third row to be honest. Saying that, I’ve come through before and I think we have good pace so we’ll see what we can do tomorrow.  I hope it’s not too hot though as that was a problem for us in Malaysia.”
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Dave Mirra, Ben Bostrom, Mickey Diamond and Dave Zabriskie, former X Games competitors win 2014 Race Across America

Dave Mirra, Ben Bostrom, Mickey Diamond and Dave Zabriskie, former X Games competitors win 2014 Race Across America | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Dave Mirra and former X Games motocross competitors finish first in the 2014 Race Across America, a cross-country bicycle race that lasted just under six days.
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That right there, is the poster for tough, and team work

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video - scramblerducati

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The land of joy is coming…
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Land of Joy?  Pretty sure something is lost in the translation but I have to admit my classic Scrambler does make me pretty happy

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First Ride: Ducati 1199 Superleggera

First Ride: Ducati 1199 Superleggera | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
The best street-legal sportbike ever made Maybe so.

It doesn’t get much better than this. It’s 9 a.m. on a Tuscan spring day with not a cloud in the sky and the air fresh and cool – just right for maximum performance from the most powerful twin-cylinder production streetbike ever made, a motorcycle with the most aggressive power-to-weight ratio ever for a bike with lights and a license plate. And I’m about to let it rip on one of the world’s greatest racetracks, the Ferrari-owned Mugello Grand Prix circuit up in the hills above Florence, Italy with 10 laps in splendid solitude aboard the finest motorcycle currently available for purchase from any manufacturer anywhere in the world.


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Ducati Scrambler - Another Spy Picture

Ducati Scrambler - Another Spy Picture | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

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Ducati motorcycles - the sightings continue the highly anticipated Ducati Scrambler, this time it was paparazzi with the colors and details that made immortal the original model of the years 60/70: superstructures yellow tank with chrome inserts, high handlebars, the line seems successful and as required by the decidedly retro fashion now -


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Ducati Scrambler to Debut at #WorldDucatiWeek

Ducati Scrambler to Debut at #WorldDucatiWeek | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Following the success of the Borgo Panigale event dedicated to its staff, Ducati intends offering the community an exclusive premiere of the new Ducati Scrambler in its prototype form, a private viewing reserved for all Ducatisti at the World Ducati Week 2014.

Nonconformist, affordable and essential, the new Ducati Scrambler reincarnates the values that made the motorcycle famous between the 60's and 70's, but in a totally renewed, contemporary style.
From July 18th to 20th, the Scrambler will be hitting the scene at the Misano World Circuit "Marco Simoncelli" along with a laid back, beach party feeling, plus music, longboards and the yellow container which houses the prototype of the new model, ready to be revealed to the Ducati community. Yet another reason not to miss WDW2014 which reaches its eighth edition this year, as ever ready to welcome thousands of fans from all corners of the world with countless surprises and activities planned to galvanize the three-day event and make sure it's "red" with passion.

On the evening of Friday July 18th the Ducati Scrambler will take centre stage during the "Scrambler Beach Party". Open to everybody, the party kicks off on a beach of the Adriatic Coast. And it's thanks to Ducati employees in Borgo Panigale that we had the idea to celebrate the new motorcycle in true Scrambler style. 

The Beach Party will be the finish line of the big Ducati Parade, that will start from the circuit.

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Stay Tuned - Lots of photos for you of course!

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Valentino Rossi #THISFORSIC58 Suit Auction on Dainese.com

Valentino Rossi #THISFORSIC58 Suit Auction on Dainese.com | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

VALENTINO'S #THISFORSIC58 SUIT IS NOW OFFICIALLY UP FOR AUCTION!
The Dainese D Dainese D Dainese D----Air®®®
Racing suit worn by Valentino Rossi Racing Valentino Rossi Valentino Rossi during the Italian Grand Pri the Italian Grand Pri the Italian Grand Prixxxx weekend will be up for will be up for
auction on Ebay.it today, starting from 2.00 p.m. T auction on Ebay.it he website can be accessed from Dainese.com. Dainese.com. Dainese.com.
The lucky buyer will receive the authentic suit delivered to his/her place inside a special display case,
autographed by the nine times World Champion.
Lining up at the Mugello Circuit Mugello Circuit Mugello Circuit with the hashtag #thisforSIC58 #thisforSIC58 #thisforSIC58 sewn on to the back, Valentino Valentino Valentino chose his own
particular way of showing support to the Foundation Foundation Foundation dedicated to his friend Marco Simoncelli Marco Simoncelli Marco Simoncelli. By purchasing
the Dainese suit of the Tavullia champion, the highest bidder will make a contribution to the Santa Marta project,
a day centre for disabled people that the organisation is building near Coriano, Marco’s home town.
#thisforSIC58 is the official hashtag created by Da #thisforSIC58 Dainese Dainese to commemorate Marco Simoncelli inese Marco Simoncelli Marco Simoncelli and to promote the
projects of solidarity and cooperation that the Foundation is supporting. The original Valentino Rossi suit is just
one out of many Dainese products worn by World Championship riders that will be available on the new
dainese.com website

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