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Influx talks to Carl Fogarty | Influx Magazine | Gary Inman

Influx talks to Carl Fogarty | Influx Magazine | Gary Inman | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Influx interviews Carl Fogarty, on his motorbike career, racing for Ducati, and comfortable Ducati Hypermotard.

You’re inextricably linked with Ducati, but what was the first one you ever rode or raced?
The first bike I ever raced on a track was a Ducati, back in the summer of ’83. It was my dad’s bike. He had a Formula 2 600cc thing. I rode that in club races with my orange novice’s jacket on. I did about ten races on it to get rid of my orange jacket.

When did you get back on a Ducati?
The next time I raced a Ducati was in ’92 and that started everything. That was an 888 we bought over the counter from a dealer in the UK. It was the best bike you could buy to go racing with at the time. I’d struggled the year before on the Honda RC30 because it was three years old by that point. The Yamaha and Kawasaki were good bikes [in ’92], but they needed to be converted from road bikes. You bought the Ducati ready to race, so I went for that and the rest is history. I beat a lot the factory bikes on a slower bike as a privateer, I won the World Superbike race at Donington and got a contract to ride for the factory for the ’93 season on their 888....more

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Checa on this year's title fight and his future

Checa on this year's title fight and his future | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
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Ducati Scrambler seen noise testing - YouTube

Ducati Scrambler seen noise testing - YouTube | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Video footage taken at Ducati's Bologna factory of the new Scrambler noise testing, with and without aluminium engine casing. Read more at http://www.bikesoc...
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Pikes Peak 2014 with Ducati

Pikes Peak 2014 with Ducati | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Jamie Robinson joins the Ducati Fan Experience at the 92nd running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb and takes you along for the ride. Moto + Events = MotoGeo www.motogeo.com www.ducatiusa...
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This is a good look at a seriously fun weekend that should be a real consideration for any Ducati lover's bucket list

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Iannone pleased with 2014 form and Ducati speed

Iannone pleased with 2014 form and Ducati speed | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
One of the riders to have impressed this season in the MotoGP™ World Championship is Andrea Iannone, the Italian Pramac Racing star.
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Ducati might launch two variants of Scrambler in November

Ducati might launch two variants of Scrambler in November | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Ducati might launch two variants of Scrambler in November. Ducati is expected to launch one 400 and one 800 variant of its much awaited Scrambler at EICMA 2014
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Nice price! And a 400 (in my opinion) would be a great way to build ist time bikers brand loyalty as well as take a bite out of those massive 250 Ninja "starter bike" sales figures...

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Ducati to expand to six bike effort in MotoGP

Ducati to expand to six bike effort in MotoGP | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Ducati appear certain to have six bikes on the 2015 MotoGP grid, with the Spanish-based Avintia squad switching allegiance from Kawasaki to the Bologna factory...
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Three riders for factory Ducati team? | MotoGP News

Three riders for factory Ducati team? | MotoGP News | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
MotoGP News. Andrea Iannone’s hopes of stepping up to the official Ducati MotoGP team looked to take a significant blow with both Cal Crutchlow and Andrea Dovizioso remaining for 2015.. Read more at Crash.net!
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Ducati Everest Challenge 2014: Intimacy with the Himalayas ...

Ducati Everest Challenge 2014: Intimacy with the Himalayas ... | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
The Ducati Everest Challenge 2014 began on 10th of June. Six riders of the burgeoning Ducati Community Nepal set off to enjoy the pleasure of riding the Roof of the World. Launched from the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu, ...
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Ad Hoc Ducati

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TweetMore than aesthetics, I’m about engineering. Alright that’s not exactly true, as I’m with the worst of you when it comes to mods for the sake of just looking cool. I respect builds that aren’t easily understood.
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Andrea Dovizioso signs new Ducati MotoGP contract - crash.net

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Andrea Dovizioso signs new Ducati MotoGP contract
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Andrea Dovizioso will continue at the official Ducati MotoGP team after signing a new contract for the 2015 and 2016 seasons.
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Ducati Diavel video backstage warm up

www.ducati.com #dontcallmeacruiser Wanna see a Diavel warm up? Check this backstage video taken during the shooting of the Diavel video in Las Vegas last Feb...
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Ducati Dinner Details - Indy MotoGP

Ducati Dinner Details - Indy MotoGP | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Coming to the Red Bull Indianapolis Moto GP? Please join us for the DOC dinner from 7-10:00 pm on Friday August 8th. Visit http://idesmo.org/doc/ to reserve your seat for dinner in the historic town of Speedway.

Included in the meal is free parking for Sprockets on Speedway, a wonderful Italian buffet and gelato. A dinner ticket also enters you in a drawing for a chance to win a number of items including autographed SPIDI gloves from WPS, Ducati. Ducati logo signs from MetalSignWerks and a custom commissioned track day or riding portrait by artist Dawn Tekler.  Utilizing encaustic wax (painting with hot wax and photo collage) and your favorite high res action shot - your portrait will be a one of a kind piece capturing your favorite track day or riding moment. Finished piece will be 8" x 10" and ready to hang. Dawn Tekler is an accomplished artist and gallery owner living in Cleveland, Ohio. For more information please visit her website http://dawntekler.com/

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Pit limiter surprise for Dovizioso

Pit limiter surprise for Dovizioso | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
 “I put in the launch control but when I got to 60km/h the bike stopped and everybody passed me” – Andrea Dovizioso..  
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Ducati 899 Panigale Superquadro Engine Technical Analysis

Ducati 899 Panigale Superquadro Engine Technical Analysis | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
CW's Bruno dePrato takes an in-depth look at what may be the best Ducati engine ever.  
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You No Longer Have to be Super, Super Wealthy to Afford an Aston Martin or Ducati

You No Longer Have to be Super, Super Wealthy to Afford an Aston Martin or Ducati | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Being regular wealthy will do

If you want to be like Bond, you drive an Aston Martin Vanquish. But if you’re not a government-funded spy, the top shelf Aston’s nearly $300,000 asking price becomes an impossible stretch for the average working stiff.

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Andrea Dovizioso - Q&A | MotoGP Interview

Andrea Dovizioso - Q&A | MotoGP Interview | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

 “We aren't fast enough with Ducati yet, but I'm still the fastest rider on the Ducati” - Andrea Dovizioso..


A quick Q&A with factory Ducati MotoGP rider Andrea Dovizioso, conducted at Assen, scene of the Italian's best-yet second place finish on the Desmosedici. 

Dovizioso recently signed a new two-year contract to remain at Ducati for the 2015 and 2016 seasons... 

Crash.net: 
Andrea, it's ten years since you won your 125cc world title, how do you feel that your career has evolved and how you've changed since then? 


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Video - WDW2014 - Grazie a tutti ! / Thanks to you all!

The World Ducati Week was a great success of fun and passion. Nothing of this could have happened without all of you! Ducati wants to thank all the participants for their passion, love and support. We made the event, you made the show! 

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It really WAS amazing...

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World Ducati Week 2014: The Superleggera And The Scrambler You don't have ... - Cycleworld

World Ducati Week 2014: The Superleggera And The Scrambler You don't have ... - Cycleworld | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
World Ducati Week 2014: The Superleggera And The Scrambler You don't have ...
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Ducati had polar opposite models featured at World Ducati Week 2014.
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World Ducati Week 2014 - Diavel Drag Race by Tudor - YouTube

wdw.ducati.com - video of the Diavel Drag Race by Tudor, during WDW2014 . A full team of champions including Troy Bayliss, Carl Fogarty, Davide Giugliano, An...
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Motorcycle review: Ducati's Diavel has devilish side

Motorcycle review: Ducati's Diavel has devilish side | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Ducati says the Diavel (which means "devil" in the Bolognese dialect) got its name because of its looks.


According to their press release, when the first prototype was introduced to engineers and technicians, someone looking at the bike's silhouette from the rear exclaimed, "Evil, just like the devil!"


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World Ducati Week 2014: Ten Things You Didn't Know About Ducati

World Ducati Week 2014: Ten Things You Didn't Know About Ducati | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
It’s World Ducati Week in Italy so why not list the 10 things you probably didn't know about Ducati. Read the story and view event photos at CycleWorld.com. (World #Ducati Week 2014: Ten things you didn't know about @DucatiMotor.
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WDW2014 - Bayliss & Checa Interview - Live streaming - YouTube

Wdw.ducati.com For the first time in its history the world's biggest Ducati Gathering is streamed live on Youtube. (@CarlosCheca7 entrevistado en el World Ducati Week. Todo el cariño de los ducatistas para Carlos
FORZA CHECA!
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Crutchlow confirmed to ride with Ducati in 2015 - motogp.com

Crutchlow confirmed to ride with Ducati in 2015 - motogp.com | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Crutchlow confirmed to ride with Ducati in 2015 motogp.com At the World Ducati Week 2014 event at Misano on Saturday Crutchlow attended a press conference alongside the likes of Paolo Ciabatti (MotoGP Project Director) and Luigi Dall'Igna (Ducati...
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Arm-Pump Surgery For Cal Crutchlow - Cycle News

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Arm-Pump Surgery For Cal Crutchlow
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Ducati's Cal Crutchlow underwent surgery on both arms yesterday in Spain to relieve arm pump (compartment syndrome).
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World Superbike: A Conversation With Chaz Davies- Laguna Seca WBSK

World Superbike: A Conversation With Chaz Davies- Laguna Seca WBSK | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Factory Ducati World Superbike rider talks with Cycle World Technical Editor Kevin Cameron.  
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Pretty interesting read...

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