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Amelia Island Concours Ducati Display | Ducati.net

Amelia Island Concours Ducati Display | Ducati.net | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
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Stay tuned for the full Amelia Concours 2013 photo gallery...

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Stay tuned for more coverage to come. 

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Phillip Island: THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY

Phillip Island: THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Never underestimate Valentino Rossi, he’s like an unsinkable ship. Crashes for Marquez and Crutchlow, bad mistake for Iannone. “I like the asymmetric front tyre a lot” Marquez said; It was a one-sided love.
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Ducati Team Phillip Island MotoGP Photo Gallery

Ducati Team Phillip Island MotoGP Photo Gallery | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Cal Crutchlow powers to excellent second place...
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Cal Crutchlow (Ducati Team #35) – 2nd (1’28.642)
“I’m really pleased with the lap time we achieved in the end and second position is great for Ducati: I think we deserved that. It was a decision made at the start of qualifying to go out and push immediately with the ‘rain-ish’ conditions, and I set a good time. Then I changed tyres and went out again and set my best time! Tomorrow I’m sure it’s going to be a long and tough race. Phillip Island is a challenging circuit because the conditions can change every lap. I believe that tomorrow’s race start at 4 pm will make things more difficult because of the cooler temperatures. Hopefully we can use the asymmetric tyre in the front and the same as the other guys in the rear.”
 
Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team #04) – 10th (1’29.088)
“Today we were simply not able to make much improvement with the feeling of the GP14.2, but in qualifying we set some good lap times so that’s quite positive. Tomorrow’s race will for sure be difficult, but we have to believe in our abilities: here at Phillip Island over 27 laps the tyres drop off a lot, and anything can happen.”
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What if Ducati made a new Mike Hailwood replica?

What if Ducati made a new Mike Hailwood replica? | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
If Ducati built a modern-day Mike Hailwood replica, we're hoping it'd look like this stunning Ducati 900SS cafe racer from Holland.
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Ducati Testastretta DVT engine with Desmodromic Variable Timing - YouTube

Introducing the new Ducati Testastretta DVT, the first engine equipped with the revolutionary Desmodromic Variable Timing (DVT).

It delivers an unprecedented combination of breathtaking torque, class-leading power, super-smoothness and low fuel consumption. 

Let's discover how it works.

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New Ducati 1299 Gets +100cc, While 1299R Gets None

New Ducati 1299 Gets +100cc, While 1299R Gets None | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

For 2014, Ducati is giving the Panigale a bit of a model update, and thanks to an ill-framed photo from the Ducati North America dealers’ meeting, we know that the new superbike will be called by the 1299 designation


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Haslam hints at Ducati or Aprilia for 2015

Haslam hints at Ducati or Aprilia for 2015 | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Leon Haslam suggests the Aprilia or Ducati will be the bike to have in 2015 as he looks to secure a new WSBK deal for next season..  

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Iannone crosses the finish line in sixth position; disappointment at the last corner for Hernandez

Iannone crosses the finish line in sixth position; disappointment at the last corner for Hernandez | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

The race at Motegi was an unusual one for the Pramac Racing Team. Andrea Iannone administered well his qualifying result, starting and finishing in sixth position. Yonny Hernandez has fought for tenth place but at the last corner of the last lap Aleix Espargarò literally hit him down. 

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Ducati get first pole position since 2010 courtesy of Dovizioso

Ducati get first pole position since 2010 courtesy of Dovizioso | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
MotoGP™ Q2 was another frantic sprint for pole at the Motul Grand Prix of Japan, with the honours taken by Andrea Dovizioso - as Valentino Rossi and Dani Pedrosa also slotted onto the front row – despite a late crash for Pedrosa.
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Congrats to the Ducati Team for a great result!

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Video: Bonneville Salt Flats - 1199 Ducati Panigale

 MotoGeo's Jamie Robinson teams up with an Italian magazine editor to blast down the Bonneville Salt Flats on a stock 1199 Ducati Panigale.  
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The Candid Cal Crutchlow Interview, Part 2 - On Morale, Following Rossi's Example, And Being A Factory Rider

The Candid Cal Crutchlow Interview, Part 2 - On Morale, Following Rossi's Example, And Being A Factory Rider | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

It has been a very tough year for Cal Crutchlow. Coming off the high of 2013, the year in which he scored four podiums, finished fifth in the championship, and looked certain to score his first win in MotoGP, his season in Ducati has been a massive challenge. Technical malfunctions, crashes, and a battle to find a way around the chronic understeer which plagues the Desmosedici. Crutchlow lingers in the middle of the pack, not fighting at the sharp end. This was not the season which Crutchlow had envisaged when he signed for Ducati.


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Nico Terol linked to WSBK move in 2015

Nico Terol linked to WSBK move in 2015 | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Moto2 race winner Nico Terol is anticipated to be making a switch to the World Superbike Championship in 2015 with the Althea Ducati team.. 


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WSBK shaping up to be pretty exciting for Ducati fans. I think the take away here is the teams and riders that are considering coming to the brand, would not if they believed the bike and technology could not put them on the podium...

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The Candid Cal Crutchlow Interview, Part 1 - His Toughest Year Yet, Adapting To The Ducati | MotoMatters.com

The Candid Cal Crutchlow Interview, Part 1 - His Toughest Year Yet, Adapting To The Ducati | MotoMatters.com | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

It has been a very tough year for Cal Crutchlow. Coming off the high of 2013, the year in which he scored four podiums, finished fifth in the championship, and looked certain to score his first win in MotoGP, his season in Ducati has been a massive challenge. Technical malfunctions, crashes, and a battle to find a way around the chronic understeer which plagues the Desmosedici. Crutchlow lingers in the middle of the pack, not fighting at the sharp end. This was not the season which Crutchlow had envisaged when he signed for Ducati.


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Superstock 1000 FIM Cup - Superstock 1000 Fim Cup Champion

Superstock 1000 FIM Cup - Superstock 1000 Fim Cup Champion | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

At the end of a very successful season, the Ducati 1199 Panigale R, ridden by the Argentinian rider Leandro ‘Tati’ Mercado of the Barni Racing Team, has triumphed in the final round at Magny-Cours to secure the riders’ title in the Superstock 1000 FIM Cup
- Three different riders have powered the 1199 Panigale R to the podium in six out of seven races, including three race wins
- This is the fifth riders’ title for Ducati in the Superstock 1000 category since 2007


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2015 Ducati Scrambler Introduction Video From AIMExpo 2014

2015 Ducati Scrambler Introduction Video From AIMExpo 2014 | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

The Scrambler is best described as a classic-looking all-purpose bike powered by an 803cc air-cooled Ducati L-Twin. 

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Just spent the weekend at AIMExpo listening to people respond to this  bike.  My conclusion? Better get your deposit in if you want one ....

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duc-pond-motosports Multistrada build photo gallery

duc-pond-motosports Multistrada build photo gallery | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Wanted to share some pics of this beautiful beast we spent a few months putting together for a special customer.
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Barber Vintage Festival 2015 - Vicki's View Photo Gallery

Barber Vintage Festival 2015 - Vicki's View Photo Gallery | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
It just keeps getting better every year.
Photos by Vicki Smith for Ducati.net
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Valentino Rossi Crash in Aragon - Full Report

Valentino Rossi Crash in Aragon - Full Report | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

This is the analysis of the #PistaGP helmet after the crash of Valentino Rossi VR46 Official in the #Aragon GP. The helmet hit the ground first, and the rear tyre of the M1 at high speed. 


For the full report and crash data click HERE

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Ducati adds car-like variable valve timing

Ducati adds car-like variable valve timing | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Ever since Audi bought Ducati in 2012, we have been waiting and watching for the criss-cross of car and bike technology and now it looks like automobile variable valve timing...
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MotoAmerica to support MotoGP and WSBK in 2015

MotoAmerica to support MotoGP and WSBK in 2015 | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

MotoAmerica have announced a tentative early 2015 race schedule which sees the fledgling AMA Superbike series replacement support both the Austin and Indy MotoGP rounds and Laguna Seca’s World Superbike event. 


See more at: http://www.bikesportnews.com/news-detail.cfm?newstitle=MotoAmerica-to-support-MotoGP-and-WSBK-in-2015&newsid=13221#sthash.AMHlBLjx.dpuf

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McLaren P1 vs. Porsche 918 Spyder vs. Ducati 1199 Superleggera - drag race - YouTube

The McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 Spyder are two of the hottest hypercars on offer at the moment, but how well will they fare in a straight line against the fastest Ducati on sale? We pitch them both against a 1199 Superleggera to find out.

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Crazy!

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Thierry's comment, October 13, 3:59 AM
Vicki: at 6:09 you can see that the Ducati uses the brakes. To let a small chance to the cars? :P
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Motegi MotoGP: Andrea Dovizioso puts Ducati on top on Friday

Motegi MotoGP: Andrea Dovizioso puts Ducati on top on Friday | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Andrea Dovizioso put Ducati on top at the end of MotoGP Friday practice for the Japanese Grand Prix at Motegi
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The Candid Cal Crutchlow Interview, Part 3 - On Having Jack Miller As A Teammate, And Mental Strength

The Candid Cal Crutchlow Interview, Part 3 - On Having Jack Miller As A Teammate, And Mental Strength | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

In the first part of the interview with Crutchlow, published on Monday, he spoke of his battle to adapt to the Ducati, and of the 2014 season being his toughest year so far. In the second part of the interview, he continued this theme, talking about his struggle to maintain his morale through this, the hardest part of his career, when the results refuse to come. And in this, the final part of the interview, he talks about how mental strength is the decisive factor in motorcycle racing, and discusses Jack Miller's ascent to MotoGP.

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Dovizioso believes Ducati will be competitive in Japan

Dovizioso believes Ducati will be competitive in Japan | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
The Ducati Team is gearing up to tackle this weekend’s Motul Grand Prix of Japan, round 15 of the 2014 MotoGP™ World Championship and the first leg in a tough triple-header, which will continue with two more rounds in Australia and Malaysia over the following two weekends.
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Video: Audi R8 V10 vs Ducati 1199 Panigale R | evo BATTLE

Third in the series, we battle the Audi R8 against the Ducati 1199 Panigale R. Who will come out on top?  
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Ducati Superbike Team - Magny-Cours SBK Weekend Photo Gallery

Ducati Superbike Team - Magny-Cours SBK Weekend Photo Gallery | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Difficult conditions for the Ducati Superbike Team in today’s Superbike races at Magny-Cours; seventh for Davide Giugliano in race 1,  ninth for Chaz Davies in race 2.

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