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Paddock Rumors: Jake Zemke BACK ON THE DUCATI FOR DAYTONA!!!

Paddock Rumors: Jake Zemke BACK ON THE DUCATI FOR DAYTONA!!! | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Here’s what we have so far. Desmo Veloce, located in Phoenix, AZ, is a newly formed performance shop specializing in Ducati performance. It’s owned and operated by longtime AMA Ducati technician Richard Boyd. Richard signed Garrett Willis to ride a Ducati for the 2013 season but last weekend while testing at Chuckwalla, Willis was injured and Desmo Veloce did not have a rider for the Daytona 200. Lucky for Richard, he worked with the 2006 Daytona 200 winner Jake Zemke last year on the Ducshop team and the call was made. Our sources tell us that Zemke who finished 6th last year and 3rd the year before in the 200 has agreed to fill in for Willis and race the Daytona 200. Jake has set pole in the past and you better believe that he’s going to be a contender.   

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Ducati Team at Aragon MotoGP Photo Gallery

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Cal has a good day in the rain...

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Bike champ Chaz, 27, finally passes road test

Bike champ Chaz, 27, finally passes road test | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
ONE of the country’s top motorcycle racers, Herefordshire’s Chad Davies, until recently could not legally ride on UK roads.
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Ducati Team at Aragon MotoGP Photo Gallery

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Beautiful images from the weekend so far...

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Paddock Chatter: Dovizioso and Ducati top first day at Aragon with updated GP14

Paddock Chatter: Dovizioso and Ducati top first day at Aragon with updated GP14 | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
“Dovizioso and Ducati top first day at Aragón with updated GP14 | http://t.co/oRAGO4yx64 | #MotoGP (Photo: Ducati) http://t.co/Tiaw8uPGvb”;
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Ducati Scrambler spied testing by MCN reader

“The Ducati Scrambler is just days away from being unveiled to the public, but one lucky MCN reader managed to grab some onboard video of one of the test mule... (New Spy Video!”
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German champions to wild-card at Magny-Cours

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Ducati 3C Racing will wild-card all three of its IDM Superbike Championship 1199 Panigales for Xavi Fores and Max Neukirchner in France..  

Newly-crowned German IDM Superbike Champion Ducati 3C Racing has confirmed it will step up to the World Superbike Championship with a trio of bikes for the penultimate round of the 2014 season at Magny-Cours. 

The team, which sealed both the manufacturers and riders' titles with Javier Fores, Max Neukirchner and Lorenzo Lanzi last weekend at Hockenheimring, has been tipped to make the full step to WSBK competition in 2014 and will use the French outing as an opportunity to evaluate its future.

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An All-New Ducati Multistrada Is Coming at EICMA

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We are only a week away before the new models for 2015 will begin hitting the internet, but already we are hearing whispers from our Bothan Spies about new motorcycles that are coming forth.

Traditionally Ducati has been a leaking sieve of information, though now under corporate control of Audi AG, the Italian company has been more cautious about letting information slip.

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dennis_matson via Instagram

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Another beautiful shot posted to the Instagram account of   "Round the world on his Panigale" Dennis Matson.  

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Q&A - Chaz Davies | WSBK Interview

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Crash.net catches up with Ducati WSBK rider Chaz Davies to discuss his season so far, the future and his opinions on the Circuit of Wales. 


Q&A Chaz Davies


Crash.net 
This is your first season on the Ducati, how do you view it so far? 

Chaz Davies 
It's gone about as expected. It's been up and down with podiums here and there. The podium at Imola came a bit out of the blue, I didn't expect to be quite that competitive there, and then in six races I had three DNFs in Portugal, Misano and at Laguna Seca I barely started. We had some DNFs there but I felt that the pace was there with a front row at Portimao and Laguna and then getting on the podium last weekend at Jerez. It's been about what was expected and a little bit up and down but it's a development year and we've gone from strength to strength in a few areas of the bike but as we've improved in some areas we've had to change the way that the bike works in others. We've made it a lot lighter, its lost 5kg compared to last year, and the engine is a lot more powerful so we're playing around and getting closer to the limit of the bike. 

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2015 Ducati Monster 1200 S Review

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A ride and review of the 2015 Ducati Monster 1200 S by Jeff Wilson for DoubleClutch.ca.
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Cal Crutchlow worried by slow Ducati pace

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Cal Crutchlow says he is not worried that his nightmare experience at Ducati will have an impact on his switch to the LCR Honda squad...
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Ducati Diavel Carbon reviewed: The Diavel is in the detail

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Hard to believe, but the Italian muscle cruiser just got even better
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Like the way this guy writes.  His descriptions are like the old Fast Bikes mag style of writing which never failed to make me laugh out loud.

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11,000mi: Riding a motorcycle to the end of the world.

A motorcycle ride of a lifetime from San Francisco, California

to Anchorage, Alaska on a Ducati SportClassic and a KLR – captured by two photographer friends with the end goal of making a book called The Ride North. 

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Photos so spectacular it'll send you bucket list planning (that's a SportClassic under all that luggage)

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Power Weds Italian Style in The Ducati Monster 1200S: Review

Power Weds Italian Style in The Ducati Monster 1200S: Review | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
You’d think a 400-pound, 1,200 cc motorcycle would feel heavy to ride. You’d think that its great dead weight would lumber and lurch and lull against any impulse for flight.
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Valentino Rossi OK after the great fear

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The CAT made at the Hospital has excluded any bloodsheds and Rossi has been discharged and he is staying at his motorhome at the track. Good news has arrived from the Alcaniz Hospital where Valentino Rossi has been brought after breaking too late, touching the astroturf and crashing at turn 7.
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Petrucci on Ducati Pramac in 2015

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The Italian rider will join Yonny Hernandez to race Factory Desmosedici next year. The last available Ducati has been taken. Danilo Petrucci next year will race the second bike of Ducati Pramac Team.
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MotoGP: New Avintia Ducati ready for Aragon - crash.net

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“crash.netMotoGP: New Avintia Ducati ready for Aragoncrash.netAvintia have confirmed that Hector Barbera will switch to Ducati MotoGP machinery for the remainder of the season, starting this weekend at Aragon.”
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Motorcycle Touring on Edelweiss Bike Travel's Alps Extreme Tour

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CW Editor’s Note: This story is from Cycle World Travel & Adventure, a special print issue chock-full of features dedicated to two-wheeled touring and adventure travel. 


Edelweiss invented the luxury guided motorcycle tour market but the Alps Extreme tour is quite affordable versus its other high-end tours.  

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Love this quote:  Manuel makes us all laugh, saying Ducatis are just like Italian women: “Very moody but usually worth it.”


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Photo Gallery - Bonneville Speed Week 2014

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Italian media Dueruote  covers a Ducati Panigale team at Bonneville Speedweek

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Ducati 'evolution' bike to make debut

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Factory rider Andrea Dovizioso and Pramac's Andrea Iannone will give Ducati's 'evolution' MotoGP bike its debut in this weekend's Aragon Grand Prix.

Designated the GP14.2, the revised bike is the biggest step so far in Ducati's rebuilding effort, as it works to get back to the front of the MotoGP pack after a win drought now approaching four years.

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Ducati's Fores Captures IDM/German Superbike Championship At Hockenheim

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Ducati's Fores Captures IDM/German Superbike Championship At Hockenheim

The Ducati 1199 Panigale R triumphs in the German Superbike championship


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11 wins out of 15 races.  Ducati Domination! 

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Ducati Test Rider Michele Pirro to Aprilia? | Ducati.net

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Key Ducati Corse MotoGP Development Ingredient Pirro in Play???

In a move that potentially could severely undercut the Ducati Corse development program, Italian media is reporting that Aprilia has contacted Ducati test pilot Michele Pirro regarding a full time position on the Aprilia factory GP entry that deploys in 2015. 


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Is this Aprilia just plain playing dirty? Hard to see it any other way...

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MotoGP Silly Season State Of Play Post Misano In A Nutshell - Updated

MotoGP Silly Season State Of Play Post Misano In A Nutshell - Updated | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Misano was the stage for a flurry of negotiating among riders, though much of it was dependent on the fate of Scott Redding. As was previously the case with Marc Marquez, Jorge Lorenzo and Cal Crutchlow, Redding was proving pivotal in which seats would be available. With Redding now firmly ensconced in the Marc VDS Racing team for the next two years, the other seats can start to fill up.

Below is a list of all of the seats currently filled and available in MotoGP, with notes on individual contracts and speculation on who could fill the empty seats.

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Officially right now there are still three open Ducati seats on the 2015 grid...

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Scrambler Ducati to premiere at Intermot 2014 on September 30th

Scrambler Ducati to premiere at Intermot 2014 on September 30th | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
The Scrambler Ducati will be unveiled at Intermot 2014 (aka the Cologne motorshow) Tuesday, 30 September, 2014. Meanwhile, the unfolding of the Scrambler launch campaign can be followed via the dedicated website at www.scramblerducati.comEvery day, up to September 30, an image with a protagonist and a detail of the bike will be posted, all in perfect Scrambler style.
 
The Scrambler will be on sale in Ducati Dealerships starting from early 2015. 
 
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New Ducati 1299 Panigale confirmed - albeit by accident

New Ducati 1299 Panigale confirmed - albeit by accident | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Look closely at this picture. What do you see?
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Extending the LONG tradition of bike unveiling's at EICMA that have previously been outed on the internet in endlessly various ways

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