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Coming Soon: Ducati 1199 Panigale R Superleggera

Coming Soon: Ducati 1199 Panigale R Superleggera | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Ducati has gone to great lengths so that you won’t know this, but in about a month’s time, the Bologna Brand will debut perhaps the most ostentatious machine ever to come from the Borgo Panigale factory, the Ducati 1199 Panigale R Superleggera. An ultra-exclusive version of the Ducati 1199 Panigale R, the Superleggera edition is exactly what its Italian name suggests, a super-light version of the Panigale R.

With the Panigale R already the lightest sport bike to ever come from Ducati, the Panigale R Superleggera goes even further, employing titanium, carbon fiber, and magnesium throughout the machine to drop its curb weight by an additional 40 lbs. Ducati isn’t stopping there though.

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Sunday Summary at Silverstone: Three Great Races, A Fast Ducati, & A Tough Home Round for British Riders

Sunday Summary at Silverstone: Three Great Races, A Fast Ducati, & A Tough Home Round for British Riders | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
The crowds at Silverstone certainly got their money's worth at this year's British Grand Prix. The weather turned, the sun shone, the temperature rose, and the fans were treated to three scintillat...
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Dovizioso misses podium by under a second

Dovizioso misses podium by under a second | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

“Today we can say that fifth place was even a bit disappointing,” - Andrea Dovizioso

Italian rider Andrea Dovizioso finished fifth after battling for third until the flag at Silverstone.

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Iannone and Hernandez are positive for tomorrow's race

Iannone and Hernandez are positive for tomorrow's race | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

 Good day despite the crash on the last lap of the Q2, Andrea Iannone was facing an outstanding lap that would have earned him at least the first row, but the crash in turn 15 did not allow him to finish the last lap available. The Pramac Racing Team had to settle for starting from tenth position on the grid for tomorrow's race.or the rest click HERE

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Bimota halted from further competition in FIM Superbike World Championship rounds

Bimota halted from further competition in FIM Superbike World Championship rounds | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

The Italian manufacturer reappeared under new management and showed promise when they announced their new model, the Bimota BB3 at the EICMA show in Milan last November. Plans for participation in the 2014 FIM Superbike World Championship emerged and they
were in contact with the FIM and Dorna. Participation in the FIM Superbike and Supersport World Championships or in the FIM
Superstock 1000cc Cup requires any manufacturer to produce a minimum number of street legal motorcycles, identical to the presented model for homologation, at the initial inspection (125 units), before participation. Furthermore, other minimum quantities must
be produced at subsequent dates (250 units by the end of the first year; 1000 units by the end of the second year).
Changes in economy and the motorcycle market in the past 5 years made FIM and Dorna reduce the required entry level and total production numbers. Additionally, a new rule was installed, allowing manufacturers to participate in Superbike events for a period of 4 months from initial date of participation without scoring points. By the end of the four month period, the manufacturer in question must show proof of 125 units produced at the initial inspection visit.
To date, past the 4 month period, Bimota has informed FIM and Dorna that the required quantity has not been produced. The homologation procedure and their participation is on hold until the date that the Italian manufacturer can meet the homologation requirements.

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Crutchlow on ‘character building’ year so far

Crutchlow on ‘character building’ year so far | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Ahead of his biggest weekend of the year so far, the Hertz British Grand Prix, Cal Crutchlow has provided an in depth insight into his experiences to date in 2014.
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A Malaysian goes to World Ducati Week

A Malaysian goes to World Ducati Week | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Where else could you find thousands of Ducati motorcycles and riders from across the globe in one place?
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Matthew Birt: Ducati monitoring Scott Redding's future situation

Matthew Birt: Ducati monitoring Scott Redding's future situation | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Ducati is keeping a close eye on Scott Redding’s MotoGP future, with the British rider’s 2015 plans up in the air.

Redding was expected to be riding a factory Honda RC213V for the Gresini squad next season, having signed a two-year deal with the former 125GP world champion’s Italian-based team.

But Gresini is struggling to finance a deal to lease the RC213V again next season and he has been given a deadline at the British Grand in Silverstone next weekend to confirm his plans to HRC.


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FoodBev.com | News | Cartils limited edition design for S.Pellegrino and Ducati

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Every year, S.Pellegrino launches a limited edition following the theme 'Live in Italian'. This year, S.Pellegrino co-brands with Ducati.
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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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Mixed Brno race for Ducati Team

Mixed Brno race for Ducati Team | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
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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Ducati Sport Classic 1000s - YouTube

Ducati Sport Classic 1000s
Lucky Owner Lucas Worthing
Shot on Nikon D4
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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Sunday, Silverstone MotoGP Photo Gallery

Sunday, Silverstone MotoGP Photo Gallery | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Luigi Dall’Igna (Ducati Corse General Manager) on Sunday's result:

“With Dovizioso’s second place in qualifying and fifth in the race, we are satisfied with the outcome of this weekend. To finish with a gap of less than ten seconds from the winner was one of our targets: today we did that and it’s an important result, which gives us more motivation to continue to work hard. We’re still not ready to fight for the win, but we are reducing the gap to the leaders at the end of the race. I’d like to thank the team and everyone working on this project in Ducati Corse, because they are always 100% committed: these improvements motivate us even more and help us to see that we are going in the right direction. Now it’s the turn of Misano, our second ‘home’ race, where we will again try and give some satisfaction to the Ducatisti and all of our fans.”
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The Gresini Saga, Part Two: The Scott Redding Plot Thickens | MotoMatters.com

The Gresini Saga, Part Two: The Scott Redding Plot Thickens | MotoMatters.com | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
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Silverstone MotoGP Photo Gallery (Friday)

Silverstone MotoGP Photo Gallery (Friday) | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

Andrea Dovizioso on his weekend so far - he ended the day 3rd (2’03.011)


“I am pleased with the time that I set and also with my pace on the medium tyre. For sure we have to improve even more because it’s difficult to obtain a good set-up due to the the track surface, which is very bumpy. However we have been constantly quick since the start of the morning session and this means that we have started the weekend well. My third place is of course a good result, but I think I could have done even better with the soft tyre, which in my opinion is potentially better than the medium one I used to set my time.”


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Lewis Hamilton via Twitter

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Cadwell BSB: Crutchlow wildcards in Ducati Cup

Cadwell BSB: Crutchlow wildcards in Ducati Cup | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
No, not that one…

No, not that one. Cal's dad Dek Crutchlow has made a wildcard appearance in the Ducati TriOptions Cup at Cadwell Park this weekend, and at the age of 68 he isn’t keen on hanging up his leathers just yet. - See more at: http://www.bikesportnews.com/news-detail.cfm?newstitle=Cadwell-BSB:-Crutchlow-wildcards-in-Ducati-Cup-&newsid=12804#sthash.UKoLEFa8.dpuf

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Cal Crutchlow: Trading places

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“Everybody believes you can just jump on a Honda and be winning. It doesn’t happen like that at all” - Cal Crutchlow.. 

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Valentino Rossi - ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - YouTube

Valentino Rossi - ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - YouTube | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
Io accetto ‪#‎ALSicebucketchallenge‬, grazie Jorge Lorenzo e Laura Pausini per avermi nominato. Io nomini Antonio Cairoli, Marco Materazzi, CESARE CREMONINI ...
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video - Ducati Mark3 450cm³

Video Report on the complete renovation of a Ducati Mark3 450cm ³.  

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It starts out as a Mark3 and ends as a Scrambler but it's a cool video set in a great old shop, even if it's movie magic...

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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

Crutchlow U-turn creates headache for Pramac Ducati | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

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

PIC: Ducati and Avintia | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it

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

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