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Fuller Hot Rods visits DesmoPro

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Rich and Bryan are working on a project together and the sparks are flying!


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It's a holiday weekend - what better time to get together with friends on a Ducati project?  

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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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Not sure how long this sale is for but it's hard to beat this deal for a Ducati riding in Italy vacation...

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Mixed Brno race for Ducati Team

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The bwin Grand Prix České republiky was a mixed affair for the Ducati team as Andrea Dovizioso reduced the gap to the podium, but Cal Crutchlow retired after an early crash.
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'Late' debut for 2015 Ducati

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“I prefer to start the [2015] season ‘late’ but with the right machine” - Gigi Dall’Igna, Ducati..

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College student bonds with her dad on a Ducati Monster 696 | Wall Street Journal

College student bonds with her dad on a Ducati Monster 696 | Wall Street Journal | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Devonne Duerbaum, 22, a college student from Hollywood, Fla., on her 2009 Ducati Monster 696, as told to A.J. Baime.

My father has been taking me to motorcycle races since I was young, so I grew up around bikes. He always had Ducatis—which are beautifully designed Italian motorcycles. When I turned 16, I wanted one, but he wanted me to wait. Two years later, I graduated high school, took a motorcycle class and got my license. I came home one day and he said, "Hey, let me show you something."

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Nice story on my friends Devy and Guido, and the Desmodonne International womens Ducati club.

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Ducati Sport Classic 1000s - YouTube

Ducati Sport Classic 1000s
Lucky Owner Lucas Worthing
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Bike Specs....

Ohlins front R/T forks with radial mount 100 mm lowers
-Lowers were powdercoated satin black
-Black/ Clear Ohlins Decals
Bored Stock triple clamps - upper and lower
-Lower triple was powder coated gloss black
-Upper triple was powder coated satin black
Ohlins Preload Adjusters
-black anodized
Brembo M4 Monoblocks
-racing compound brake pads
-new seals after High-temperature Brake Coating in Gloss Black
Brembo 999R rear brake caliper
-racing compound brake pads
-High-temperature Brake Coating in Gloss Black
Galfer Steel braided black coated Brake lines
-custom cut for simple line run
Forged Aluminum Marchesini Wheels
-Gloss Black finish
-999R rear brake mount
520 conversion DID Gold Race Chain
-Driven 14 tooth front steel sprocket
-Driven 41 tooth rear sprocket
Driven Clip-ons
-anodized black finish
Rizoma reserviors CNC
-custom lines
-with Rizoma CNC mini mounts
Rizoma Grips
-anodized black finish
NCR Corse Zard Full Titanium System
-with sound restrictors installed
-with NCR custom Sport 1000s ECU and custom Mapping
-Charcoal canister removed
NCR Corse Cam cover Set
-Anodized Black Finish
MWR Full intake
-anodized red (replaces upper half of airbox)
Sport 1000 Mono Rearsets
-powdercoated Satin Black
Sport 1000 Kickstand
-powdercoated Gloss Black
Frame sliders Trumpet style
-Steel Engine screw Mount
MPL 30mm Clutch Slave
-with custom line
-Black anodized finish
-German CNC Manufactured
Monoposto Seat conversion
-chosen for it's excellent control and comfort
Custom Tailchop
-Brake relocated and rewired
-Watsen Design LED signals in Gloss Black both front and rear
Additional Black Powder Coated Parts
-Fairing Stay
-Triple top mount for fairing stay
-Headlight Bezel with Super White Bulbs installed
-Breather Valve Extension 

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IndyGP 2014 Photo Gallery

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Photos from Around the IndyGP

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Happy Birthday Andrea Iannone!

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Smoked: 2015 Ducati Diavel vs Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 drag race - YouTube

The Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is one of the most powerful American muscle cars on the street. The Shelby GT500 is powered by a supercharged 5.8 liter aluminu...
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2015 Ducati Diavel—Ridden & Rated | Rider Magazine

2015 Ducati Diavel—Ridden & Rated | Rider Magazine | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
The 2015 Diavel should appeal to those who want sportbike performance with more laid-back comfort, and cruiser riders looking for something totally different.
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Ducati Race Faces | Ducati.net

Ducati Race Faces | Ducati.net | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Famous Ducati race faces seen around the Misano World Circuit during World Ducati Week 2014


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A whole gallery of nothing but the fastest Ducati guys on the planet. I love my job...

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Petrucci, a candidate to replace Iannone

Petrucci, a candidate to replace Iannone | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

On one hand Cal Crutchlow’s escape has simplified things for Ducati - which will no longer be forced to field three bikes - on the other has create some difficulties, especially to Pramac Team.

Read more: MotoGP, Petrucci, a candidate to replace Iannone http://www.gpone.com/en/2014080314338/Petrucci-a-candidate-to-replace-Iannone.html?redirect=1#ixzz39N4sjiEf 


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Interview: Miguel Galuzzi, Motorcycle Designer

Interview: Miguel Galuzzi, Motorcycle Designer | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

The man who designed the Ducati Monster, the head of Piaggio’s Advanced Design Center in California, promises something visionary at EICMA in November.

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Ducati terminates Cal Crutchlow Contract for 2015 (updated)

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Ducati Corse and Cal Crutchlow terminate contract ahead of 2015


Ducati Corse announced today that it has reached an agreement with its factory rider Cal Crutchlow to terminate, ahead of time, the contract that ties the British rider to the Italian team in MotoGP for 2014 and also for next season. The two factory Ducati Team riders for 2015 will now be Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone.

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Not a bombshell, more like the only solution.  How are you going to test the 2015 bike with him on it and leaving to become the first guy you need to pass to get to the podium?


Update - Motomatters and MotoGP.com report that there is some confusion and Cal Crutchlow will remain on the Ducati until the end of 2014

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2015 Ducati Diavel vs 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray Drag Race

2015 Ducati Diavel vs 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray Drag Race | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
The Bonnier Motorcycle Group presents Smoked; a three part video series. In this episode the 2015 Ducati Diavel takes on the 2014 Chevy Corvette C7 Stingray
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Crutchlow showed perfect timing to end Ducati nightmare

Crutchlow showed perfect timing to end Ducati nightmare | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Timing is everything in motor racing. The sport’s top performers pay near-obsessive attention to it, whether they are studying lap times or simply trying to beat their team-mate back to the hotel.


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Brno MotoGP: Marc Marquez beats Ducati duo to pole

Brno MotoGP: Marc Marquez beats Ducati duo to pole | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Marc Marquez resisted a strong challenge from the Ducatis of Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone in Brno MotoGP qualifying, as Yamaha had a disastrous session
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Two Ducati's on the front row! 

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Crutchlow U-turn creates headache for Pramac Ducati

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Pramac Ducati bosses have admitted Cal Crutchlow’s shock Desmosedici departure threw the Italian team's 2015 plans into disarray. Paolo Campinoti’s satellite squad believed it would keep hold of number one asset Andrea Iannone for next season.


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PIC: Ducati and Avintia

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Avintia Racing are rumoured to be switching to Ducati MotoGP machinery for 2015....  

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Sunday IndyGP - Red Snake!

Sunday IndyGP - Red Snake! | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Any day that starts with a ride with a couple hundred buddies blowing thru stop lights can't be bad...

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Iannone content with first day’s work and Ducati move

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Andrea Iannone’s good form continued on Friday at the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix as the Pramac Racing rider went second fastest in practice.
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IndyGP - Ducati Team Visits Ducati Indianapolis

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Casual fun on Thursday when the Ducati Team drops by the Ducati Indy Dealer open house party

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Next sighting for the team is tonight at Sprockets On Speedway, see you there!

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2014 Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider versus 2015 Ducati Diavel Drag Race

2014 Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider versus 2015 Ducati Diavel Drag Race | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Part two of a three-part drag racing series. In this episode the 2015 Ducati Diavel takes on the high-performance Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider in a 1/4-mile drag race.
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Ducati confirms Scrambler unveil next month as clearest spy shot yet appears

Ducati confirms Scrambler unveil next month as clearest spy shot yet appears | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Ducati have confirmed their much-hyped all-new Scrambler will be unveiled at the end of September at the Cologne motorcycle show known as Intermot.
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This is the clearest Ducati Scrambler spyshot photo we've seen so far.

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Bike of the Week: Fuller's Scrambler

Bike of the Week: Fuller's Scrambler | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

What’s the best thing you can do with a vintage Ducati Scrambler? We say, ride the crap out of it. That’s what fabricator, TV-show host and hot rod builder, Bryan Fuller did with this Ducati Scrambler. He built a vintage bike with a modern twist and took it out in the mud.


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World Ducati Week 2014 - The Telegraph

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Ducatis inspire passion, but Caroline Ash was bowled over by the sights and sounds of the biannual gathering at Misano
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Best Superbike Motorcycle of 2014: Ducati 1199 Superleggera | Cycle World

Best Superbike Motorcycle of 2014: Ducati 1199 Superleggera | Cycle World | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Cycle World selects the Ducati 1199 Superleggera as Best Superbike of 2014.  

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