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Bike Week Ducati Party

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Bike Week Party March 15thJoin us Friday, March 15th from 6-10 p.m. @ Melillimoto Ducati for a party to celebrate Bike Week in Daytona.

Meet at the shop at 6 p.m. and enjoy live music, food, and door prizes. Please RSVP by March 12th by calling 352-307-0299. There will be a raffle to win FREE TICKETS to the Daytona 200 donated by the AMA:

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See you there! And at the Daytona ride and lunch on Saturday too.....

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Join the Ducati.net gang for this and the Saturday Ducati event in Daytona. Hope to see you there!

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2015 Ducati Monster 1200 S Review

2015 Ducati Monster 1200 S Review | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
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

Ducati Diavel Carbon reviewed: The Diavel is in the detail | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
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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Ducati Team Rider Cal Crutchlow's Problems Analyzed by Kevin Cameron

Ducati Team Rider Cal Crutchlow's Problems Analyzed by Kevin Cameron | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Five possible explanations for some of the trouble that the Ducati rider has encountered this season. Technical Editor Kevin Cameron breaks it down  

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What Makes the Ducati 1199 Superleggera So Light?

What Makes the Ducati 1199 Superleggera So Light? | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
A technical look at Ducati’s street-legal 1199 Superleggera sportbike.  

Ducati’s 1199 Superleggera was awarded the Best Superbike title by Cycle World this year. No additional words are needed, right? Wrong. needed! Its 390-lb. “ready to ride” weight is fantastic for a fully dressed superbike with 200-plus horsepower. It really is the closest there is to a pure SBK racer in terms of power to weight. It’s the ultimate version of the Ducati 1199 Panigale, which, even in its base form, is a benchmark with regard to weight containment

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Ducati Team, Misano MotoGP Photo Gallery

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Photos courtesy of Ducati

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Ducati and Avintia Racing join forces

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Avintia Racing will run Ducati machinery in MotoGP™ for the next two years, further to an agreement announced on Friday at Misano.


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It's official, Ducati's on the grid in 2015!

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2014 Misano MotoGP Preview: On Honda At A Yamaha Track, Ducati's Test Bonus, And The Redding And Crew Chief Merry-go-round

2014 Misano MotoGP Preview: On Honda At A Yamaha Track, Ducati's Test Bonus, And The Redding And Crew Chief Merry-go-round | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

With Marc Marquez back to winning ways at Silverstone, the Misano round of MotoGP (or to give it its full name, the Gran Premio di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini) is the next venue to host the Marquez MotoGP record demolition steamroller. At Misano, Marquez can equal Mick Doohan's record of twelve wins in a single season, clearing the way for him to break that record at a following round.

What are the odds of him actually achieving that? Misano is a circuit where he has had a great deal of success, having won in 125s and both the Moto2 races he contested here. A mistake during last year's MotoGP race meant he lost ground on the leaders, though he recovered to finish in fourth. Going by his past record, Marquez is once again favorite to win.

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"Fast and Motivated" he call's Dovi and Iannone.  Looking forward to the weekend...

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Win Andrea Dovizioso’s race suit worn during the Indianapolis GP!

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Win the jumpsuit worn by Andrea Dovizioso for the Indianapolis MotoGP on Augyst 10th 2014, autographed by Andrea himself and Valentino Rossi!

The jumpsuit worn by Andrea Dovizioso for the Indianapolis MotoGP on Augyst 10th 2014, autographed by Andrea himself and Valentino Rossi!

About the suit:

During the first laps of the race there was a jostle between Andrea Dovizioso and Valentino Rossi, because he surpassed Andrea a little too aggressively, and the wheel of the bike left a mark on the jumpsuit! Valentino immediately apologized and Andrea passed it off as a simple moment of contact during the race.

His statements following the heated race

“I can’t complain about the first fifteen laps” says the Forli racer “the first six were even exciting I was in front of Vale at some points, although I think that he wasn’t pushing his limits at that time, but I couldn’t overtake him because if I did we would’ve touched, however the Yamaha is able complete better curves. We would’ve touched. No, more like: I would’ve been in him”.

He did it in his place…

"Yes, first I felt a hit on my left knee, then the pressure continued on my thigh, until the point where the wheel reached my shoulder. You can say I kept him on the track, but I don’t want polemics: it was a simple contact during the race. I haven’t spoken to Valentino yet, but Ive been told he apologized on TV”.

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Your chance to own "the" suit with Rossi's tire track on it. What a great conversation piece for a great cause.

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Ducati Sport Classic GT1000- Best Used Standard Motorcycles Review

Ducati Sport Classic GT1000- Best Used Standard Motorcycles Review | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Ducati’s Sport Classic GT1000 was slightly ahead of its time and became an instant classic. 

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The Ladies of Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials 2014

The Ladies of Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials 2014 | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Many ladies attended the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed trials this year, including landspeed record holder Valerie Thompson, Loretta Flores, and so many more!


Photographer and motorcyclist Barbara Fuentes guest posts about her trip from Seattle, Washington to Wendover, Utah for the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials in September. “It started 100 years ago. Folks started trekking to Bonneville, Utah with their cars and motorcycles to go fast; record-breaking fast. Formally known as BUB, the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials is the premier motorcycle land speed racing event. Sanctioned by the AMA and FIM, this event gives you the opportunity to make National and World records. Several classes are available for entry- from small vintage bikes on up to streamliners. On Friday Aug. 22nd, I packed up my SUV and made my way down to Utah. The ride was pretty uneventful, save my car karaoke. I decided to go out to the Flats on Saturday morning. When I arrived, I came to the ‘boat launch,’ the tiny bit of land between the road and what looks like an expansive lake. Not deep, about 6 inches or so- but seemed to go on forever.

See more at: http://themotolady.com/bonneville-motorcycle-speed-trials-2014/#sthash.CQpaAmPa.dpuf

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Great look at a world that few people that have not done it, really understand the complexity of. Worth a read.

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Giugliano pipped to pole, happy with second

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Davide Giugliano credits two small errors for preventing him from sealing pole position in Jerez, but remains pleased with second..  


Davide Giugliano was very pleased to qualify on the front row in second position the latest round of the World Superbike Championship in Jerez 

With just minutes left on the clock Giugliano was set for his second pole position of the season after breaking the lap record with a 1minm 40.533secs lap, but a late flying effort from Loris Baz demoted him to second.

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If you get a chance to see Superpole and this lap when BeIn plays it again tonight it's a thrilling watch...

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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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Ducati 1199 Streetfighter Concepts by Shantau Jog

Ducati 1199 Streetfighter Concepts by Shantau Jog | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

One of the reason we show concept sketches here on Asphalt & Rubber is to help churn the imagination of our more creative two-wheeled brethren, so it warms my soul a little bit when a reader sends me something they’ve produced, which is due in part to their daily A&R patronage.


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I took on the fastest man on the Dragon with a 458 Speciale

I took on the fastest man on the Dragon with a 458 Speciale | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
One man discreetly rules Tennessee's Route 129, the deadly two-lane known as the Tail of the Dragon. We brought a Ferrari, a little courage, and a hint of stupidity to chase him down.
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This road is legendary to Ducati riders. Thought this story, though mostly car based, was still really worth sharing (and yes, the guy on the right IS wearing a Ducati shirt)

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Renard Speed Shop's Ducati cafe racer

Renard Speed Shop's Ducati cafe racer | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
The custom world is dominated by studiously monochrome bikes, so this bright and breezy little Ducati Vento café racer is a welcome splash of color.
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MotoGP Misano: Bridgestone at fault for crashes - Rossi

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The hard front wasn't getting up to temperature, he believes

Movistar Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi says Bridgestone’s hard compound wet tyres were at fault for the MotoGP free practice crash-fest at Misano today with the accident tally going into double figures and The Doctor himself going down this morning. Rossi crashed on the brakes with zero degress of lean angle and it was an accident replicated throughout the field. Andrea Iannone and Pol Espargaro had the same crash in turn one within second of each other, and Rossi said it is down to the tyres. - See more at: http://www.bikesportnews.com/news-detail.cfm?newstitle=MotoGP-Misano:-Bridgestone-at-fault-for-crashes---Rossi&newsid=12983#sthash.oihGY2UD.dpuf

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Tough day, both sessions were crash fests...

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Rossi: I don’t regret joining Ducati

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MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi insists he doesn’t regret his decision to join Ducati..  

Rossi, who had won seven titles with Honda and Yamaha, saw an all-Italian dream turn into a nightmare with just three podiums during two seasons on the Desmosedici. 

In an interview with the official MotoGP website Rossi is quoted as saying it was a mistake to go to Ducati, but felt his words have been misunderstood. 

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Hypermotard SP : Hyper Adrenaline - YouTube

A raised set-up, forged Marchesini rims, fully adjustable suspensions with an ultralight Marzocchi aluminium front forks and Öhlins rear shock absorber for an extraordinary dry weight of 171 kg. ABS and Ducati Traction Control as standard, so you can concentrate on having a good time. And the incredible Ducati Corse livery underlines the fact that the Hypermotard SP is an uncompromisingly sporty bike, ready to face any challenge.

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SBK, Carlos Checa, what remains of the day

SBK, Carlos Checa, what remains of the day | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
After twenty years experiences in running precariously looking for an elusive limit, stop does not necessarily mean to cut ties with the past. Simply, it is an opportunity to interpret it in a different perspective. Like when you browse a photo album forgotten on a dusty shelf for some time. The colors of the images seem different, perhaps emerge details of which had not been noticed, but the outlines remain unchanged and well defined.

Read more: SBK, Carlos Checa, quel che resta del giorno http://www.gpone.com/en/2014090714699/Carlos-Checa-quel-che-resta-del-giorno.html#ixzz3Cr6DQxda 

 
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Best interview with Carlos Checa I have seen in ages.  In Italian but Google goes a pretty good job with just an auto translate

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Davies and the Ducati Superbike Team back on the podium in SBK race 1

Davies and the Ducati Superbike Team back on the podium in SBK race 1 | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Yesterday’s first SBK race at Jerez saw the Ducati Superbike Team celebrate a return to the podium with Chaz Davies. The British rider crossed the line in third place in race one, fourth in race two. Two DNFs for Davide Giugliano, who crashed unhurt in the first encounter and was forced to an early retirement in race 2 due to a technical problem.


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Jerez WSBK Ducati Superbike Team Photo Gallery

Jerez WSBK Ducati Superbike Team  Photo Gallery | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Davide Giugliano on his Superpole Result:
“I’m really pleased to be back on the front row as we haven’t been here for a while. This weekend has been tough so far because these conditions make things a bit difficult for us but this result means that the entire team has done a great job and that we are continuing to make good progress. Tomorrow’s races will be hard work I expect, due to the hot conditions. I’ll be doing everything I can to keep the tyres in the best possible condition and obtain the best possible results. I thank my whole team for their hard work so far – it’s a great result.”
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