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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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Crave Online - 2012 Ducati Motorcycle Preview

Crave Online - 2012 Ducati Motorcycle Preview | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Ducati skirted the fashionable edges of the Los Angeles Auto Show to show off its newest super bike at a flashy Hollywood party.

The Italian motorcycle mavens took over the rooftop pool of the W Hotel at the corner of Hollywood and Vine and invited a mishmash of fashionable LA party people, automotive executives and motorcycle riders to see the debut of the 2012 1199 Panigale.

The event kicked off with a fashion show as models strutted the runway with everything from Ducati fire suits to bikinis. Watching the beautiful people pout and spin gracefully in motorcycle gear provided a surreal contrast to the mechanical predator waiting under a black silk shroud not far away....more...

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LA Times - Video - 2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale

For complete review go to: http://lat.ms/sJWoH0 The 2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale redefines its superbike heritage with the highest power to weight and torque to...

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