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Jerry Dean has one of the most significant collections of Ducati motorcycles in North America. His extensive collection reflects a life-long love affair with the brand.Jerry doesn’t just go out and buy significant bikes. Jerry discovers bikes that most of us wouldn’t give a second glance to in lakes, swap meets and on the back of pick-ups. He brings home rusted, broken, neglected motorcycles and he brings them back to life.As he works, he pictures the finished item and transforms each junky bike into a thing of beauty. This is art in its most pure form.Jerry is a toolmaker by trade, but an artisan by design. He builds frames, paints all his bikes, rebuilds all the mechanicals, casts dies for them, and even does his own upholstery.He is the last of a dying breed, a true artisan who is working to keep the legacy of Ducati alive and well. His home is a mix of madness and genius. He can tell you about every part on every bike, where he sourced it—or how he made it. As we move from room to room, another chapter in Ducati’s history is unveiled.Spending the day with Jerry was something I will never forget. His knowledge and passion for all things Ducati is incredible and the bikes he builds–well they are the stuff of legends.There is something deeply satisfying in shaping something with your hands. Proper artificing is like a song made solid. It is an act of creation. ― Patrick Rothfuss
After taking the top step of podium in Race 1, the Aruba.it Racing - Ducati team did the double in Jerez de la Frontera (Spain) with Chaz Davies. The Welshman rider thus seized his fourth win in a row and ninth of the season – tied with championship leader Rea – t
Chaz Davies Wins Jerez WorldSBK Race One: Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) started from the last place on the second row but ended up first in his recently assured normal fashion after disposing of the Kawasaki Racing Team pairing of second placed Tom Sykes and third place Jonathan Rea.
Go Chaz Go!
The Ducati’s rear end breaks loose and swings wide on the rutted trail, causing its knobby back tire to sling mud all over some unsuspecting pine trees. I pin the throttle and stand up straight to climb a steep, gravelly grade, shifting my weight over the handlebars as the front end struggles to keep traction. Then, just like that, I’ve crested the slope and shot out from the dark forest, emerging into Tuscany’s rolling green countryside.
Jason Chinnock, chief executive officer at Ducati North America, discusses the company's new offerings and global growth strategy as the brand celebrates its 90th anniversary. He speaks with Bloomberg's Matt Miller on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
Chaz Davies has hailed his double victory at Magny Cours as one of the ‘most important weekends’ of his career given the varying circumstances in which he took victory.
The Aruba Ducati man took the spoils after a decision to run intermediate tyres on the grid for Saturday’s wet but drying opening race saw him take a commanding victory as most of his rivals pitted to change tyres.
The Welshman would then go on to double up in Sunday’s race after taking advantage of a battle between Kawasaki duo Tom Sykes and Jonathan Rea.
While Davies has won three out of the last four races, his championship fight is all but over as he sits some 81 points behind series leader Rea. However, the battle is still on for second place with Sykes now just 33 points ahead.
The Aruba.it Racing - Ducati team took its sixth win of the season in Magny-Cours (France), home of the third-to-last round of the WorldSBK championship, thanks to Chaz Davies’ triumph in Race 1. Davide Giugliano was declared unfit to race after a crash during Superpole 1, whic
Not every project is a smooth one, they can start and be halted for months at a time, life gets in the way, parts can be hard to find and when you finish you can still be left with doubts as to whether you've achieved your goal. So after years of preparation there could be no more intimidating place on the planet to debut your custom Ducati than at the annual World Ducati Week amongst the fanatical Ducatisti. But Marco Graziani needn't have worried as his CC Racing Garage custom cafe racer took out the top prize in the Ducati Garage Contest at the 2016 WDW and also took home the trophy from the riders' jury, consisting of Davide Giugliano, Danilo Petrucci and Eugene Laverty, who presented him with the sought-after Ducati riders' award. It might have started life as a 2001 Ducati 900SSie, but plenty of other Bologna bombshells have donated their parts to bring this trophy winner to life.