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Ducati Multistrada 2013 review: Four bikes in one

Ducati Multistrada 2013 review: Four bikes in one | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Ducati's Multistrada matches terrain at the press of a button
YEARS ago, when I worked at a garage, we had much fun sending new recruits down to the local hardware shop for a long weight, a tin of tartan paint, a tin of glass nails or a couple of “skyhooks”.

Of course the last three don’t exist and as for the long weight, well the guys at the store were in on the joke and would dutifully keep the youngster hanging around till he finally twigged.

Now Ducati has gone and spoiled the fun by making the skyhook a reality.

Sort of. So, what is it?



http://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/motoring/car-reviews/ducati-multistrada-2013-review-four-2553353#ixzz33hx6DQbB 
 

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Video - Bike World Takes You On A Ducati Factory Tour

We head out to Ducati HQ in Bologna to find out just what makes the new Panigale so special.
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Absolutely excellent look at the factory. Lots to learn here, from the designer to the production methods and more.

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Ducati Chaz Davies gains his Motorcycle Licence on Monster 696

Ducati Chaz Davies gains his Motorcycle Licence on Monster 696 | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

However this was something that Chaz had always wanted to do but never seemed to be able to fit into his busy racing schedule.

So Chaz found time between racing and testing,  teaming up with Ducati UK and booking on the Ducati Learn to Ride Programme to gain the road licence he had always wanted...

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World Ducati Week on One Wheel - YouTube

Hooligans in Red! A mashup of the last few WDW Ducati Team rider WDW exhibitions 

A compilation of Ducati Team rider exhibition riding. Wheelies, Stoppies, and more! #WorldDucatiWeek

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MugelloGP - Solid efforts by Pramac Racing pair

MugelloGP - Solid efforts by Pramac Racing pair | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
It was a successful weekend for the Pramac Racing team at their home round, with Andrea Iannone and Yonny Hernandez both registering top ten results at Mugello, after Iannone had briefly led the MotoGP™ race.
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Ducati Grandstand Mugello 2014 | Ducati.net

Ducati Grandstand Mugello 2014 | Ducati.net | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Ducati Grandstand Mugello, the Mothership of Ducati passion...


A few years back when the Indy MotoGP was first announced, I was working with another Ducati club to organize a Ducati grandstand. We had visions of 300 seats and that’s what we initially asked the speedway staff to discuss but as our confidence in the turnout grew so did the grandstand.


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Twitter image uploaded by @BremboBrakes

Twitter image uploaded by @BremboBrakes | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
1.6 G of deceleration thanks to the Brembo brakes of @calcrutchlow Ducati at the first corner of @MugelloCircuit http://t.co/7L2DNLRK7O
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Crutchlow: New Ducati engine ‘a rocket’

Crutchlow: New Ducati engine ‘a rocket’ | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

 Cal Crutchlow qualified a season best sixth for Ducati’s home Italian MotoGP at Mugello, aided by the debut of a revised engine.


Pramac's Andrea Iannone set a new MotoGP top speed record on Saturday morning, with Crutchlow and team-mate Andrea Dovizioso also impressed with the upgrade. 

"We ran the new engine today. It's a rocket! No doubt about that,” said Crutchlow. “We're pleased to be able to take some advantage because we struggle in other areas. So to have a little bit of power to get out of trouble is good. 

“The performance of the engine was supposed to make the bike a bit smoother but it doesn't seem to have done that. It seems to be very similar in that area, but in fifth and sixth gear it is going really well. 


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Rossi 300 Starts Never Overcook The Pasta Helmet

Rossi 300 Starts Never Overcook The Pasta Helmet | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Today at Mugello, Valentino Rossi wore a helmet dedicated to pasta "The Vale". The graphics with rigatoni highlight that despite in his 20th year racing, Rossi is still competitive and does "not overcook ever!"


Also on the helmet are graphics of the ears and the curve Casanova Savelli - the curve of the left-right Mugello circuit where Rossi usually overcomes his competitors. On the back of the helmet the inevitable Bulldogs Caesar and Cecilia eating rigatoni from the bowl.


The cooking time of "The Vale" pasta are strictly 46 minutes! Helmet, rider and rigatoni are Made in Tavullia and are Italian product certificate.

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Pikes Peak Ducati Style

Pikes Peak Ducati Style | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it


All Roads Lead To Pikes Peak 2014, join Ducati for the “Race to the Clouds!”     June 27th – June 30th, 2014


Ducati announces a special weekend in the clouds that includes VIP parties, organized rides, special grandstand and full hospitality area course side. More info HERE


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This event is really something special. Plus, Guy Martin is racing this year and this smoking deal of a weekend package is the icing on the cake...

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Ducati Monster 821 Announced

Ducati Monster 821 Announced | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Ducati announces the brand new Monster 821, a mid-size entry for the third generation of the iconic naked model and the latest chapter in the Bologna-built motorcycle’s famous story. Underlining Ducati’s strong association to the Bologna region, the company has chosen to release the first images of the new model portrayed in typical Bolognese ambience.


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MotoGP: “Open” war brewing between Ducati and Honda

MotoGP: “Open” war brewing between Ducati and Honda | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
A "Open" war is brewing between Honda and Ducati in MotoGP, with HRC angry at what it deems exploitation of rules loophole by Ducati and Yamaha
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You'd have to be blind to not have seen this coming...

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PICS: Guigliano slips off at Donington Park

PICS: Guigliano slips off at Donington Park | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
 Davide Giugliano's hopes of securing his first WSBK win at Donington Park come to an abrupt end - view the full crash sequence here....  
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Ducati Parade Guinness Record Attempt, IndyGP

Ducati Parade Guinness Record Attempt, IndyGP | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
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Red Snake = a blast across town with police smoothing the way and all you can hear is Ducati's!

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Ducati starts work on 2015 Desmosedici

Ducati starts work on 2015 Desmosedici | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Ducati has started working on the radical revamp of its Desmosedici machine it hopes will finally end a winless run stretching back to the end of 2010.


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Crutchlow 'so sorry' for Bradl

Crutchlow 'so sorry' for Bradl | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

 "I went straight up to Stefan and apologised. He was sore because he's taken two big whacks today so I was sorry for him” – Cal Crutchlow..  

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YouTube | James Toseland - Singer In A Band

Here is the video for Singer In A Band, the next single to be lifted from Renegade. Its made up of on stage and backstage footage from our packed headline show at Birmingham Asylum and the Status Quo support slots.


Taken from the album "Renegade" - http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00HYY699G  

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World champion motorbike racer, singer in a rock band, married to a pop star.  Ridiculous. Sounds like a hero in a bodice ripper novel...

#NotABadThingToBe

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New Ducati Diavel Blends Sport Bike Speed, Cruiser Comfort

New Ducati Diavel Blends Sport Bike Speed, Cruiser Comfort | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

"I could cut this review short by just coming right out and saying the Ducati Diavel would be on my Motorcycle Mount Rushmore if we were listing bikes currently in production."


After riding the most recent model during an extended full line event in upstate New York recently, I can report that the Diavel is still a great motorcycle and the finest machine Ducati makes.

That might tweak some Italian torque lovers because it’s commonly held that the Panigale (the Bologna bike builder’s halo machine) is Ducati’s top dog. Now, that bike is exceptionally well made, very tight and silly fast. But, it’s also stiff, challenging and extremely sensitive in terms of balance and control. It’s also a special motorcycle, but it’s not for everyone You simply must know what you’re doing to ride it.


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Would love to know the differences with my (beloved) Diavel Carbon 2012
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Ducati Panigale wins design award

Ducati Panigale wins design award | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
First motorcycle to win Compasso d’Oro


IT would be easy to stick the boot in with some snide comment about an Italian bike winning an Italian design award if it wasn’t for one thing: the Panigale really does deserve it.

Read more: http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-news--general-news/ducati-panigale-wins-design-award/25063.html#ixzz33KtA784i

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Review: Ducati Multistrada excels even in the rain

Review: Ducati Multistrada excels even in the rain | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Ducati's 2014 Multistrada 1200 S Granturismo is fast, nimble and can haul plenty of luggage.


The Multistrada 1200 S Granturismo is Ducati's top of the line motorcycle for adventure touring.

Equipped with huge side cases (73-liter capacity each) and a 48-liter top case with passenger backrest, this 1198 cc, 150 hp beast is made to haul butt while hauling close to a week's worth of luggage.

I recently had the opportunity to test the Multistrada with a week-long ride topping 3,000 miles. I rode from just outside Baltimore to Key West, Fla., then back again with a few detours, including Fort Myers Beach, Fla., Savannah, Ga. and New Bern, N.C.


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Andrea Iannone, at 349.6 km/h, Sets New MotoGP Top Speed Record

Andrea Iannone, at 349.6 km/h, Sets New MotoGP Top Speed Record | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Andrea Iannone just eclipsed the previous record for the championship (349.288km/h) which was also set at Mugello, by Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa in 2009.
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Crutchlow on bad luck thus far with Ducati

Crutchlow on bad luck thus far with Ducati | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Ahead of the important Gran Premio d'Italia TIM weekend for the Ducati Team motogp.com spoke exclusively to Cal Crutchlow about his results to date with the Italian brand.
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Motorcycle Project Crowd Funding. The Future Of Cool?

Motorcycle Project Crowd Funding. The Future Of Cool? | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

I received an email recently from Dorna Sports/WorldSBK.com with an offer to “pre-order” the SBK 14 Official Mobile Game. Everything about it looks like business as usual, a completed game that is coming soon, except when you click on PRE-ORDER NOW it takes you straight to a crowd funding site called FansFlock.   Right now FansFlock has one project and one project only, the SBK 14 game, but possible project categories are Music, Film/TV shows, Celebrities, Video Games, Arts, Books & Literature, Sports & Recreation, Popular Brands, Fashion & Design and Schools.  To be honest, I would have bet good money that you could not approach Dorna with a completely unfunded project and gotten then to send an email to thousands of people for money.  So that happened.

I was also contacted by a group of college guys crowd funding a motorcycle safety project that seems to me to be what I would describe as “worthy”.  For the rest of this article click HERE

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#sunrise beauties this morning for @caferacertv at the crack! It's pretty inspiring to wake to the sound and feel of this rolling museum piece

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Repost of my friend Bryan Fuller's shot of our bike at the beach this morning for a Cafe Racer TV shoot...

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Take a spin at Assen this summer

Take a spin at Assen this summer | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Ducati is giving bikers the opportunity to ride on the famous Assen race track in the Netherlands - a must for any motorcycle enthusiast
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I'm thinking epic vacation - start with DRE at Assen and then make your way to WDW. Perfect. Any Questions?

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