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It was the result of three great forces combining to build a beloved motorcycle that tugged at the heart-strings of the Ducatisti around the globe. The legendary feats of Mike “the Bike” Hailwood, the brilliance of head Ducati designer Pierre Terblanche and the global power of a relatively new communications tool for the masses, the internet. The result was the limited run Ducati MH900e of which only 2000 were built over a period of two years. Special edition Ducati's have always held their value and leaving them standard is just what you're meant to do. But Roland Sands got Italian blood boiling when he chopped up a Desmosedici and created a 200hp tracker. Now it's Germany's superstar builder Marcus Walz's turn to improve on perfection, it's the WalzWerk Racing MH900e.
At the launch of its 2017 MotoGP team, Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali confirmed to the assembled press that the Italian marque was working on a V4 superbike, which echoes the rumors we have heard over the past two years. It shouldn’t surprise readers to hear that the model’s development comes directly from Ducati’s work in …
Just in from Ducati. Ducati Island 2017 Info:
~ Ducati Ticket Packages Are Now Available With Exclusive Benefits, Including Track Access
and Infield Parking ~
Cupertino, Calif. (January 19, 2017) –Ducati fans from around the world will gather to experience Ducati Island at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, TX April 21-23 and Laguna Seca in Monterey, CA July 7-9 for their one-and-only MotoGP and WSBK stops in the United States repectively during the 2017 schedule.
Known as a must-stop experience for all race attendees, Ducati Island has grown into the largest Ducati fan activation aside from WDW around the world. The “Biggest Party In The Paddock” returns with the popular Ducati Company Store, presentations by Ducati Master Technicians, along with Ducati’s official lifestyle performance partners. The owner hospitality amenities that riders love will also be there: Ducati Welcome Center, Ducati Gear Check, Ducati Owners Cafe, Ducati Fashion Models, the Scrambler Land of Joy, Ducati Kids, as well as displays for new models from the Monster, Scrambler, Multistrada and Diavel families as well as the heavily anticipated SuperSport.
2017 brings a host of new and exciting passions to the world of Ducati Island; from new Riders with Jorge and Marco, custom X Diavel garages, the offroad land of the Multistrada Enduro, and of course, COTA’s huge headlining entertainment stage on Ducati Island. Additional Ducati activities in Austin and Monterey will be announced as the dates draw closer, but you can expect the unexpected.
Tickets are Available Now! Three-day Ducati Ticket Package for COTA offered at $220, and Laguna Seca offered at $179 per person. Please visit www.ducatiusa.com for additional information and purchase.
Ducati Ticket Package
• (1) Grandstand seat (three-day pass)
• (1) Ducati motorcycle parking pass on Ducati Island
• Exclusive track and paddock access experience
• Parade lap around the COTA and Laguna Seca track for Ducati Ticket Package holders
• Commemorative Ducati gift
All Ducati owners in attendance will receive entry to the Ducati Owners Hospitality area and the ability to check their gear at no cost.
I've already got my flights booked! See you there!
Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali says the Italian marque is under no pressure to win the first race of the new MotoGP season in Qatar.
Don't forget to watch the 2017 Ducati Team Presentation live streaming on January
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - January 11, 2017 - (Motor Sports Newswire) - American Flat Track proudly announces an exclusive television partnership with NBCSN for the 2017 season. All 18 rounds, from the season-opening DAYTONA TT to the American Flat Track Finals in Southern California, will air in one-hour, tape-delayed telecasts on Thursday nights throughout the summer…
Since the introduction in 2009 of a single MotoGP tire supplier, the riders’ lives have been greatly simplified. There was a time when, aside from working on the development of their motorcycles, riders had to perform tire development testing. These had nothing to do with the current tests,
It’s Dakar time right now, with over 160 motorcycles racing through Paraguay, Bolivia and Argentina. The rally raid bikes have always looked good: they’re extreme examples of form following function. Master builder and ex-racer Walt Siegl is a fan, too. “I’m always thrilled to see the brutal design of the Dakar bikes,” he says. And…
When it comes to significance for both its manufacturer and a generation of riders, few bikes can get close to the Ducati Monster. The brain-child of Argentinean designer Miguel Galluzzi (now head of design at Piaggio), under the direction of the legendary Massimo Bordi, the Monster was both something of a parts-bin special born out of necessity and a masterstroke that proved so successful it saved Ducati.
Indeed, in becoming an overnight best-seller that first M900 not only spawned both a whole family of other Monsters (600 and 750 versions soon followed) it inspired a breed of imitators sufficient to create the whole naked class and in doing so became the very backbone of Ducati’s modern line-up.