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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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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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Video - Ducati 1199 Superleggera: Superquadro engine 3D Video

Video - Ducati 1199 Superleggera: Superquadro engine 3D Video | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

In order for you to fully appreciate the innovations designed to maximise the Superquadro engine, we've chosen the technology of a 3D video that unveils all the secrets of the beating heart that animates the most extraordinary Ducati of all time.

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The second of three videos sent to the lucky 500 Superlegerra owners.

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HEXO+ drone autonomously follows the action, for under $500

HEXO+ drone autonomously follows the action, for under $500 | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
The HEXO+ hexacopter drone autonomously flies above its user, shooting video of them as they motorbike, snowboard, or perform other high-speed activities.
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Official: Michelin will Use 17' Tires

Official: Michelin will Use 17' Tires | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

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The decision to use 17 inche Michelin tires  when they return to MotoGP as the sole supplier in 2016 was ratified by the Grand Prix Commission. At Barcelona, in fact, was approved a regulatory change to allow the approval of the bikes with wheels larger image from next year, a necessary condition for testing the new tires.

Read more: http://www.gpone.com/2014061613931/UFFICIALE-Michelin-sceglie-gomme-da-17.html#ixzz34oJg6ONv

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Alpinestars - MotoGP Stars Show Of Worldcup Style Motor Boots

Alpinestars - MotoGP Stars Show Of Worldcup Style Motor Boots | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

 To celebrate the launch of the World Cup Football, Alpinestars has made a range of special boots for the MotoGP boys. The boots show various countries that participate in World Cup football event. The photo shoot included stars interviewed by SportStyleFashion like Marc Marquez and Aussie rider Broc Parkes

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EBR 1190RX vs. Ducati 1199 Panigale Superbike Comparison Test Review

EBR 1190RX vs. Ducati 1199 Panigale Superbike Comparison Test Review | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
 Can America's new superbike go head to head with Europe's finest?  

Beautiful late-afternoon desert sun made everything glow as if the light were coming from within all the objects in view. Even the weeds looked good.

But we are convinced the Erik Buell Racing 1190RX and Ducati 1199 Panigale do actually produce their own light—and not just from bulbs and LEDs.

A long day spent riding two world-class superbikes on the amazing 1.8-mile East Loop at Pahrump, Nevada’s Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch, will have that effect on you.


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Audi Sport - Timeline Photos | Facebook

Audi Sport - Timeline Photos | Facebook | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Loic Duval OfficielTom Kristensen and Allan McNishweren given a special present from #Audi partner#Michelin for winning the 2013 edition of the 24 Heures du Mans - ACO Official. Each got a Ducati Monster 1200.

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Ducati Diavel Updates, Part II - Backrest

Ducati Diavel Updates, Part II - Backrest | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Roadtrip! Today we look at a Diavel backrest mod...

Yesterday we ran a windshield comparison from Ducati.net contributor Gene.  Today Gene is going to share the details of the other modification he has done for “Road Comfort” with the help of  Donnie Unger, from Ducpond (Ducati Winchester), a Diavel backrest that has made Gene’s fiancee, the lovely Nora very happy.

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Countdown To #WorldDucatiWeek: 37 Days

Countdown To #WorldDucatiWeek: 37 Days | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Looking forward, and looking back . Today's gallery is from 2000, 2004, 2010 #WorldDucatiWeek

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Artist Jeran Avery's Ducati 1098 and drawings hurtle around you at City Ice Arts

Artist Jeran Avery's Ducati 1098 and drawings hurtle around you at City Ice Arts | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
If you've ever maligned drawing as mere practice (sketchbook scribbles, tentative pencil scratches), a trip to City Ice Arts this month should set you straight....
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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!
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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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Ducati 1199 Superleggera: the RIBA carbon experience - YouTube

The choice of materials such as carbon fibre and epoxy resins, expertly worked in accordance with aerospace industry standards, give life to the monobloc seat supporting subframe, a concentration of technology and lightness...

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The last of the three videos sent to Superleggera owners.  You know, just in case they didn't know this machine is something very, very special...

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Ducati 1199 Superleggera: 400 mt. in 9.91 seconds - YouTube

The exceptional time of 9.91 seconds recorded over 400 metres from a standing start.. Experience the emotion of this exciting achievement and discover the in...
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This just makes me want to ride.

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Busted! Ducati Team On the INTERPOL Website For The Turn Back Crime Campaign

Busted! Ducati Team On the INTERPOL Website For The Turn Back Crime Campaign | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
 Ducati Team revs up INTERPOL’s campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of all types of crime, the effects on our day-to-day lives, and ways in which the public can take action.Paolo Ciabatti, Ducati Corse Sporting Director said: “The Ducati Team is proud to bring the Turn Back Crime campaign to the racetrack and to engage the hundreds of thousands of passionate racing fans.We hope the shared values of Ducati Team and INTERPOL of integrity, motivation and commitment will encourage as many people as possible to join the team in helping turn back crime.”

In a demonstration of support, the Turn Back Crime logo has been added to the racing motorcycles of Ducati Team’s Andrea Dovizioso and Cal Crutchlow, and Pramac Racing Team’s Andrea Iannone, for the race.

Roraima A. Andriani, Executive Director of the Turn Back Crime campaign, said: “INTERPOL is thrilled to team up with Ducati in a joint effort to turn back crime, and we are delighted they are adopting this campaign to create awareness, generate engagement and encourage action. Ducati’s support will help the campaign move forward at full speed, while strengthening the message that, together, we can put the brakes on crime.”


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Ducati Team - Sunday at Catalunya MotoGP Photo Gallery

Ducati Team - Sunday at Catalunya MotoGP Photo Gallery | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Sunday Quote Machine:


Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team #04) – 8th
“I am pleased with the pace that we managed to keep up for the entire race as well as the final gap, and this is the most important aspect from today. For sure eighth place is not a great result in itself, but we were able to cut the gap by half from last year, in a race that was even faster. I fought it out with Pol Espargarò for almost the entire race, and we were separated by just a few thousandths of a second at the end. I think we obtained the best possible result this weekend.”
 
Cal Crutchlow (Ducati Team #35) – DNF
“Unfortunately also here at Barcelona I never managed to finish the race. We had a problem from the first laps with the bike, which was behaving strange and it didn’t allow me to ride the way I wanted to. Then a load of warning lights came on, the bike stopped and I had to retire. We’re not having much luck at the moment, but we have to arrive positive to the next race and try our best again: I’m not one to give up and Assen was kind to me last year so hopefully we can have a good race there and reverse the trend.”
 
Michele Pirro (Ducati Test Team #51) – 14th
“To be honest I hoped to do a bit better today, but right from the early laps I realized that the bike had a problem with the electronics. As I was racing with new software, maybe it was just a teething problem. At this point I concentrated on finishing to gather some useful indications for future development.”
 
Luigi Dall’Igna (Ducati Corse General Manager)
“Obviously we are very disappointed that once again Cal’s bike had a problem during the  race: it’s something that should not happen. We are analyzing all the data carefully to understand the true nature of the problem. Andrea gave his all right until the very end, recording a time of 1’43.3 on the final lap and keeping a constant pace throughout the entire race. We’ve still got a lot of work to do but at this moment, if we look at our gap from the front guys, we can be moderately satisfied.”
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Crutchlow: We don’t breathe when we brake

Crutchlow: We don’t breathe when we brake | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Cal Crutchlow responded to a question about braking distances in MotoGP being three times the size of a football pitch with a stat of his own..  

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Countdown to World Ducati Week, 36 Days! - Looking back at Rossi, WDW2012

Countdown to World Ducati Week, 36 Days! - Looking back at Rossi, WDW2012 | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Today we are sharing a gallery of some of Vicki's favorite photos from WDW2012. The phenomenon that is Valentino Rossi

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Nepalese Ducati Riders take on the Everest Challenge 2014

Nepalese Ducati Riders take on the Everest Challenge 2014 | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Ducati Everest Challenge 2014 began hitting the roads early morning on 10th of June. Ducati Motorbike Expedition that involves the cross border Friendship Highway all the way from Nepal to Tibetan capital Lhasa is an action packed ten days tour. 


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Ducati SBK Riders Unveil 1199 Panigale S Champion Edition | Cars Bikes Trucks - Malaysia Cars Bikes Trucks One Stop Automotive

Ducati SBK Riders Unveil 1199 Panigale S Champion Edition | Cars Bikes Trucks - Malaysia Cars Bikes Trucks One Stop Automotive | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

TAKING time off in-between Free Practise sessions on Friday for this weekend’s World Superbike races, Ducati Superbike riders Chaz Davies and Davide Giugliano were at the Naza Ducati booth in Sepang’s Welcome Centre area to unveil the 1199 Panigale S Championship Edition.


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Spy Photos: Ducati Scrambler Caught Testing

Spy Photos: Ducati Scrambler Caught Testing | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

It seems that no sooner did Ducati tease us its upcoming Scrambler model, than the Italian motorcycle maker was busy sound-testing its latest machine for road homologation.

Luckily, we have some spy photos from that event, and not only do we get to see what the near-finished form of the Ducati Scrambler looks like, but we also get a glimpse into what has to be the most ridiculous looking tests we have ever seen.


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