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Ducati Sport Classic GT1000- Best Used Standard Motorcycles Review

Ducati Sport Classic GT1000- Best Used Standard Motorcycles Review | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Ducati’s Sport Classic GT1000 was slightly ahead of its time and became an instant classic. 

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The Ladies of Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials 2014

The Ladies of Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials 2014 | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Many ladies attended the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed trials this year, including landspeed record holder Valerie Thompson, Loretta Flores, and so many more!


Photographer and motorcyclist Barbara Fuentes guest posts about her trip from Seattle, Washington to Wendover, Utah for the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials in September. “It started 100 years ago. Folks started trekking to Bonneville, Utah with their cars and motorcycles to go fast; record-breaking fast. Formally known as BUB, the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials is the premier motorcycle land speed racing event. Sanctioned by the AMA and FIM, this event gives you the opportunity to make National and World records. Several classes are available for entry- from small vintage bikes on up to streamliners. On Friday Aug. 22nd, I packed up my SUV and made my way down to Utah. The ride was pretty uneventful, save my car karaoke. I decided to go out to the Flats on Saturday morning. When I arrived, I came to the ‘boat launch,’ the tiny bit of land between the road and what looks like an expansive lake. Not deep, about 6 inches or so- but seemed to go on forever.

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Giugliano pipped to pole, happy with second

Giugliano pipped to pole, happy with second | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Davide Giugliano credits two small errors for preventing him from sealing pole position in Jerez, but remains pleased with second..  


Davide Giugliano was very pleased to qualify on the front row in second position the latest round of the World Superbike Championship in Jerez 

With just minutes left on the clock Giugliano was set for his second pole position of the season after breaking the lap record with a 1minm 40.533secs lap, but a late flying effort from Loris Baz demoted him to second.

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If you get a chance to see Superpole and this lap when BeIn plays it again tonight it's a thrilling watch...

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DMG Sells Out - Is American Road Racing Saved?

DMG Sells Out - Is American Road Racing Saved? | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Wayne Rainey Takes American Motorcycle Road Racing Back To It's Roots.


DMG has operated the series for the last seven years and is no longer going to be the promoter of the series


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Sunday Summary at Silverstone: Three Great Races, A Fast Ducati, & A Tough Home Round for British Riders

Sunday Summary at Silverstone: Three Great Races, A Fast Ducati, & A Tough Home Round for British Riders | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
The crowds at Silverstone certainly got their money's worth at this year's British Grand Prix. The weather turned, the sun shone, the temperature rose, and the fans were treated to three scintillat...
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Dovizioso misses podium by under a second

Dovizioso misses podium by under a second | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

“Today we can say that fifth place was even a bit disappointing,” - Andrea Dovizioso

Italian rider Andrea Dovizioso finished fifth after battling for third until the flag at Silverstone.

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Iannone and Hernandez are positive for tomorrow's race

Iannone and Hernandez are positive for tomorrow's race | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

 Good day despite the crash on the last lap of the Q2, Andrea Iannone was facing an outstanding lap that would have earned him at least the first row, but the crash in turn 15 did not allow him to finish the last lap available. The Pramac Racing Team had to settle for starting from tenth position on the grid for tomorrow's race.or the rest click HERE

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Bimota halted from further competition in FIM Superbike World Championship rounds

Bimota halted from further competition in FIM Superbike World Championship rounds | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

The Italian manufacturer reappeared under new management and showed promise when they announced their new model, the Bimota BB3 at the EICMA show in Milan last November. Plans for participation in the 2014 FIM Superbike World Championship emerged and they
were in contact with the FIM and Dorna. Participation in the FIM Superbike and Supersport World Championships or in the FIM
Superstock 1000cc Cup requires any manufacturer to produce a minimum number of street legal motorcycles, identical to the presented model for homologation, at the initial inspection (125 units), before participation. Furthermore, other minimum quantities must
be produced at subsequent dates (250 units by the end of the first year; 1000 units by the end of the second year).
Changes in economy and the motorcycle market in the past 5 years made FIM and Dorna reduce the required entry level and total production numbers. Additionally, a new rule was installed, allowing manufacturers to participate in Superbike events for a period of 4 months from initial date of participation without scoring points. By the end of the four month period, the manufacturer in question must show proof of 125 units produced at the initial inspection visit.
To date, past the 4 month period, Bimota has informed FIM and Dorna that the required quantity has not been produced. The homologation procedure and their participation is on hold until the date that the Italian manufacturer can meet the homologation requirements.

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Crutchlow on ‘character building’ year so far

Crutchlow on ‘character building’ year so far | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Ahead of his biggest weekend of the year so far, the Hertz British Grand Prix, Cal Crutchlow has provided an in depth insight into his experiences to date in 2014.
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A Malaysian goes to World Ducati Week

A Malaysian goes to World Ducati Week | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Where else could you find thousands of Ducati motorcycles and riders from across the globe in one place?
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Matthew Birt: Ducati monitoring Scott Redding's future situation

Matthew Birt: Ducati monitoring Scott Redding's future situation | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Ducati is keeping a close eye on Scott Redding’s MotoGP future, with the British rider’s 2015 plans up in the air.

Redding was expected to be riding a factory Honda RC213V for the Gresini squad next season, having signed a two-year deal with the former 125GP world champion’s Italian-based team.

But Gresini is struggling to finance a deal to lease the RC213V again next season and he has been given a deadline at the British Grand in Silverstone next weekend to confirm his plans to HRC.


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FoodBev.com | News | Cartils limited edition design for S.Pellegrino and Ducati

FoodBev.com | News | Cartils limited edition design for S.Pellegrino and Ducati | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Every year, S.Pellegrino launches a limited edition following the theme 'Live in Italian'. This year, S.Pellegrino co-brands with Ducati.
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The Adriatic by Ducati - Italian Motorcycle Experience (on sale)

The Adriatic by Ducati - Italian Motorcycle Experience (on sale) | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Take $1,140 Off! If we had to sum up Italy in one word, "sensual" would fit the bill. From the visual to the olfactory to the tactile, embark on a six day Adriatic adventure designed to tantalize the senses with sexy motorcycles, mouthwatering dishes, and jaw-dropping scenery.

The highlight of the trip is indisputably speeding through smooth backroads on one of the world's most beautiful bikes: the Ducati. Drool over the included 2014 Ducati Monster or upgrade to another 2014 dream bike including the Hyperstrada, Multistrada 1200, and Diavel 1200. But the roar of a clutch isn't the only attraction. During two days of rentals, customize a route with the perfect mix of curves and straightaways for nonstop thrills.

###*"Riding a race bike is an art - a thing that you do because you feel something inside." - Valentino Rossi, 9X World Champion*

Though the options are endless, we recommend heading to San Marino or Bologna for a true taste of Italy. Situated between rolling hills, the cozy town of San Marino can be reached along roads that wind through the mountains and hug the Adriatic's sparkling coastline. On the way to Bologna, take the world-famous Futa pass, considered one of the most spectacular motorcycle routes in Europe. Revel in perfect conditions, challenging curves, and breathtaking views on the way to the Feretti Beach Hotel in Rimini.

This four-star stay doubles as the headquarters for this high-octane escape, so it's no surprise that the excitement doesn't end with parking the bike. During the day, the beachfront is bedecked with bronzed bodies, but nightfall only makes things hotter. A luxurious room featuring elegant decor and plush bedding is just the kind of respite riders need after thrilling days on the road. Of course, no Italian escape would be complete without classic cuisine: keep the tank filled with gourmet breakfasts and dinners that make the tastebuds buzz with ecstasy.

Those who crave an escape that's far more than a mere vacation will find their appetite for excitement sated with six days of sun, speed, and savory fare on the Adriatic coast. The only question: Which will make your mouth water more, a perfect plate of pasta or the purr of a high-performance engine? Either way, che bello.
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Davies and the Ducati Superbike Team back on the podium in SBK race 1

Davies and the Ducati Superbike Team back on the podium in SBK race 1 | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Yesterday’s first SBK race at Jerez saw the Ducati Superbike Team celebrate a return to the podium with Chaz Davies. The British rider crossed the line in third place in race one, fourth in race two. Two DNFs for Davide Giugliano, who crashed unhurt in the first encounter and was forced to an early retirement in race 2 due to a technical problem.


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Jerez WSBK Ducati Superbike Team Photo Gallery

Jerez WSBK Ducati Superbike Team  Photo Gallery | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Davide Giugliano on his Superpole Result:
“I’m really pleased to be back on the front row as we haven’t been here for a while. This weekend has been tough so far because these conditions make things a bit difficult for us but this result means that the entire team has done a great job and that we are continuing to make good progress. Tomorrow’s races will be hard work I expect, due to the hot conditions. I’ll be doing everything I can to keep the tyres in the best possible condition and obtain the best possible results. I thank my whole team for their hard work so far – it’s a great result.”
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3D Printed Ducati 1199 Superbike

3D Printed Ducati 1199 Superbike | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Jacky Wan (aka Valcrow) writes a guestblog for us every month about his 3D printing adventures! This month's guestblog is about a sweet 3D printed scale model of a Ducati 1199 Superbike. Sit back, relax, read and be amazed by his amazing work! In the end you can decide if you want print the bike yourself, Jacky made it available for download through YouMagine!

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Davies expects Ducati to suit Jerez

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Chaz Davies believes he can enjoy a strong WSBK race weekend at Jerez with the Ducati, even if he hasn't had the best of luck there previously. 


Though he admits it isn't a circuit that has been kind to him in the past, Chaz Davies believes the flowing nature of the Jerez circuit will play to the strengths of his Ducati 1199 Panigale. 

Returning to action after a lengthy summer break, Davies is hoping to get the final portion of his 2014 WSBK season off to a good start after a promising race weekend in Laguna Seca was scuppered by a race one crash that ruled him out of the second encounter too. 


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Sunday, Silverstone MotoGP Photo Gallery

Sunday, Silverstone MotoGP Photo Gallery | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Luigi Dall’Igna (Ducati Corse General Manager) on Sunday's result:

“With Dovizioso’s second place in qualifying and fifth in the race, we are satisfied with the outcome of this weekend. To finish with a gap of less than ten seconds from the winner was one of our targets: today we did that and it’s an important result, which gives us more motivation to continue to work hard. We’re still not ready to fight for the win, but we are reducing the gap to the leaders at the end of the race. I’d like to thank the team and everyone working on this project in Ducati Corse, because they are always 100% committed: these improvements motivate us even more and help us to see that we are going in the right direction. Now it’s the turn of Misano, our second ‘home’ race, where we will again try and give some satisfaction to the Ducatisti and all of our fans.”
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Silverstone MotoGP Photo Gallery (Friday)

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Andrea Dovizioso on his weekend so far - he ended the day 3rd (2’03.011)


“I am pleased with the time that I set and also with my pace on the medium tyre. For sure we have to improve even more because it’s difficult to obtain a good set-up due to the the track surface, which is very bumpy. However we have been constantly quick since the start of the morning session and this means that we have started the weekend well. My third place is of course a good result, but I think I could have done even better with the soft tyre, which in my opinion is potentially better than the medium one I used to set my time.”


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Lewis Hamilton via Twitter

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Cadwell BSB: Crutchlow wildcards in Ducati Cup

Cadwell BSB: Crutchlow wildcards in Ducati Cup | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
No, not that one…

No, not that one. Cal's dad Dek Crutchlow has made a wildcard appearance in the Ducati TriOptions Cup at Cadwell Park this weekend, and at the age of 68 he isn’t keen on hanging up his leathers just yet. - See more at: http://www.bikesportnews.com/news-detail.cfm?newstitle=Cadwell-BSB:-Crutchlow-wildcards-in-Ducati-Cup-&newsid=12804#sthash.UKoLEFa8.dpuf

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Cal Crutchlow: Trading places

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“Everybody believes you can just jump on a Honda and be winning. It doesn’t happen like that at all” - Cal Crutchlow.. 

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Valentino Rossi - ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - YouTube

Valentino Rossi - ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - YouTube | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Io accetto ‪#‎ALSicebucketchallenge‬, grazie Jorge Lorenzo e Laura Pausini per avermi nominato. Io nomini Antonio Cairoli, Marco Materazzi, CESARE CREMONINI ...
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video - Ducati Mark3 450cm³

Video Report on the complete renovation of a Ducati Mark3 450cm ³.  

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It starts out as a Mark3 and ends as a Scrambler but it's a cool video set in a great old shop, even if it's movie magic...

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