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Video - Cafe Racer (Season 3) Webisodes: Inside the Ducati Desmo : Video : Velocity Channel

Video - Cafe Racer (Season 3) Webisodes: Inside the Ducati Desmo : Video : Velocity Channel | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

The Desmoprofessor Rich Lambrechts, takes us inside the Ducati.net/Desmopro office and workshop to talk about the Ducati Desmo motorcycle and reveal what makes the engine so great!  This is a webisode out take from the upcoming Season 3 Ducati kickoff shows.


Cafe Racer TV season 3 airs April 19 with two Ducati filled shows (it's the first full Ducati build CRTV has done) Includes a visit to the Ducati factory and the most famous Ducati workshop of all, the original NCR shop.  


Want to see the bike in person?  Come to Road Atlanta AMA Cafe Racer Village and meet Rich, Vicki and the whole Desmopro and Ducati.net team.

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Ducati Island Texas Style Photo Gallery “Vicki’s View”

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Ducati Island Texas Style. Ride along with Vicki Smith for the Circuit of the Americas weekend - click HERE for “Vicki’s View” 

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Ride along, from the dealer party, thru the weekend...

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Massimo Tamburini, Motorcycle Designer – 1943- 2014 | Ducati.net

Massimo Tamburini, Motorcycle Designer – 1943- 2014 | Ducati.net | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Italian icon dies of lung cancer at 71.

If you are a lover of Italian motorcycles then it’s really possible you can remember right where you were standing the first time you saw a 916 Ducati.  For me it was in Milan at the Milan Motorcycle show, right there in the front row when Claudio Castiglioni pulled the cover off it and the rowdy Italian crowd went from noisy to hushed whispers of “Bella, bella, bella”. Thus was the effect this man had on machines and on motorcycle companies.

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Ian Pronto's curator insight, April 8, 8:33 AM

The first time i saw this bike was in the movie "The Italian Job" and i  loved it instantly. when i was i kid i had a model of this bike in my room. This designer was really just a visionary. R.I.P.

Daniel Elmaleh's curator insight, April 10, 6:23 AM

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Tomorrow: Monster Challenge 2014

Tomorrow: Monster Challenge 2014 | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Just a reminder, tomorrow is the dealership Monster Challenge events nationwide.  We really love this poster from Ducati Winchester (really Donnie, it's suitable for framing!) but regardless where you are in the USA if you have a Monster, check your local dealer for details of how to enter and win.

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Vicki Smith for Ducati.net's curator insight, April 4, 8:16 AM

Is this the best Ducati event poster ever? I was partial to the first Superbike Concorso graphics but this is pretty bad ass...

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Ulrich's Pro-Am Motorcycle "Triple Crown" Event Is a Go

Ulrich's Pro-Am Motorcycle "Triple Crown" Event Is a Go | Desmopro News | Scoop.it
In January, Roadracing World Editor-in-Chief John Ulrich penned an editorial where he outlined his desire to create a three-event road racing series that would take place between the six-week time

period of AMA Pro Road Racing’s first and second rounds.This “triple crown” event would be help bolster the current five — hopefully to be announced six — events on the AMA Pro Road Racing calendar, which in-turn would help AMA Pro Racing teams and riders meet their obligations with their sponsors.


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Vicki Smith for Ducati.net's curator insight, March 4, 4:00 PM

While not Ducati specific, this has the potential to attract some Ducati entries...

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Ducati Diavel Carbon Unveiled | Ducati.net

Ducati Diavel Carbon Unveiled | Ducati.net | Desmopro News | Scoop.it
New Ducati Diavel Carbon Unveiled in Geneva
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Ducati Superbike Design by Steven Galpin

Ducati Superbike Design by Steven Galpin | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Recently Ducati.net posted a design study drawn by Steven Galpin, a young UK design school graduate. He approached us with his final year project which he had spent some time working on. He envisioned it as the Ultimate Ducati streetbike, and a tribute to Valentino Rossi to celebrate the end of his career.  His hope was that we might help him get his name out because he is seeking a job. To say it was a popular post would be an understatement. In just a few days the post has had almost 400,000 views and more than 3500 “shares”. In the process there were a lot of great questions posted seeking more information on the design, which once again, is a student drawing, not something penned by the manufacturer.  And while there might be some pretty great leaps of whimsy, it’s hard not to like the way he’s thinking…

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Ducati Superbike Team: Phillip Island, Promising Start to 2014 Season

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Davide Giugliano and the Ducati Superbike team made a very promising start to the 2014 Superbike World Championship today at Phillip Island, closing both races inside the top five, a very encouraging result coming at the end of a positive weekend. Chaz Davies closed the races in seventh and eighth position. 


Davide Giugliano - Ducati Superbike Team #34
“In race 1 I was quite relaxed. I managed to lap fast by only riding at about 70%, saving that extra 30% for the end of the race but unfortunately the grip became an issue maybe five or six from the end. In the second race, I immediately realised that conditions were warmer than the first and so I tried to limit the damage by holding back a little. Then later I started to push and was catching those ahead of me – I think I could have battled for the podium if the race had gone full distance but unfortunately they stopped the race after 14 laps. Anyway, overall it’s been a great weekend. We’ve shown that, as far as the chassis and my riding is concerned, that we’ve arrived. We were consistently fast throughout the weekend and this gives us confidence for the next races. Today’s results are very encouraging for me, for the team and for Ducati.”
 
Chaz Davies - Ducati Superbike Team #7
“I am a little disappointed in terms of race results. In race one we had a rear tyre issue and I gradually lost grip from maybe the mid-race point. Race 2 was a little better, I was hanging in there with the front group, managing to edge my way up through the field to about fifth. Then at about lap 10 I felt like I lost power and so I slowed down because I didn’t know what was happening. It was a shame as I think we were in for a better result in race 2. I felt more comfortable, with the team having made some changes between the first and second races. Anyway, there are positives to take away from the weekend. Solid points in each race for example – it’s the first time I’ve scored points in both Superbike races at Phillip Island. I also made the fastest lap of race one. But I know we’re capable of more, everyone’s working hard and the bike is feeling good. Roll on Aragon.” 
 
Ernesto Marinelli - Ducati Superbike Project Director
“As often happens at this track, the stresses on the rear tyre somewhat conditioned our races today, but we nevertheless brought home important points. Davide’s two fourth place finishes, coming at the end of a weekend in which he was consistently among the frontrunners, and Chaz’s lap record in race 1 confirm that their talent combined with the potential of our Panigale allows us to fight for the positions that count. I’m very pleased with the work of our entire team and I want to thank the guys in Ducati Corse in Bologna who, with hard work and determination, are moving the development of this project forward.” 
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Virtual Tour of the Ducati Museum Available on Google Maps

Virtual Tour of the Ducati Museum Available on Google Maps | Desmopro News | Scoop.it
Even fancied a visit in Bologna, Italy at the Ducati Museum, but you're simply too far away and the trip would be too expensive? Well, you can still take a virtual tour of the museum, as long as you're connected to the Internet and can access Google Maps.
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Really cool, you can tour the side rooms too...

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Vicki Smith for Ducati.net's curator insight, February 18, 9:34 AM

This is very cool, you literally can tour the museum...

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Custom Ducati Full Sport By Bryan Fuller

Custom Ducati Full Sport By Bryan Fuller | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

The 1970’s Ducati Super Sport defined a new era and a new line of thinking for Ducati. A philosophy that would lead to the creation of the modern Superbike. Only around 430 to 450 have been produced and custom builder Bryan Fuller is one of many who, a few years back, fell in love with the 1974 green frame after admiring one at The Barber Motorsports Museum. He told me: “The torque and rumble is similar to a Harley but with smoothness and the ability to spin up the RRR’s! They are comfortable enough to ride all day, yet sporting enough to handle the hills or track. Hell, I even used mine to run errands! The 1971- 1974 Ducatis are for me some of the finest motorcycles ever made. They have it all: style, grace and power…” - See more at:

http://cyrilhuzeblog.com/2014/02/10/1974-custom-ducati-full-sport-by-bryan-fuller/#sthash.J6MkRcd0.dpuf

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Vicki Smith for Ducati.net's curator insight, February 10, 8:22 AM

Nice job Bryan, it came out great!

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2008 Triumph Thruxton - 'Steampunk Racer' by BCR

2008 Triumph Thruxton - 'Steampunk Racer' by BCR | Desmopro News | Scoop.it
Written by Ian Lee.
Speed hole: (noun) a sometimes superfluous modification where a hole is drilled into an automotive accessory, denoting a sporting aspect in relation to the machine.

Via Thierry
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Thanks Thierry!

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DRACOdesign VENTARE A iPhone 5 bumper case review — The Gadgeteer

DRACOdesign VENTARE A iPhone 5 bumper case review — The Gadgeteer | Desmopro News | Scoop.it
I have been riding motorcycles for nearly three decades and during that time I have owned several Ducatis that were fast, fun, and very nice/zippy looking.
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Giving Thanks – For Motorcycles… Vicki's View Blog on Ducati.net

Giving Thanks – For Motorcycles… Vicki's View Blog on Ducati.net | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Today is a day officially earmarked for giving thanks for the things in our lives that we feel grateful for.  For most people in a perfect world that might include things like good health, and family, things I too am grateful for.  But for me I have to include motorcycles because without them my life would be much much less rich in just about every way.  I learned to ride in high school, at a time when girls were mostly just not interested in machines as a rule. My machine of choice was a Honda and I didn’t exactly meet the nicest people on it....


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Motorcycle Swap Meets Make Me Happy… | Vicki's View Blog on Ducati.net

Motorcycle Swap Meets Make Me Happy… | Vicki's View Blog on Ducati.net | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Every so often in my travels the moon and stars align and the event I am attending lines up with something else I love to do.  At IndyGP it’s the flat track races. In Italy, #1 happy score is a motorcycle swap meet.  If you like motorcycles (and not just old ones) time spent wandering one of these is a feast of dreams.  Everywhere you turn there’s a two wheeled machine that you can just see in your garage. Sure I’m 5000 miles from home and a whole bunch of those miles are wet but it happens every time I see a Moto Guzzi Galetto or a Piaggio Ape (if it’s a Callessino whoa nelly, bar the door). For me the best ones are the old established affairs like Imola, or Novegro, but all year long there is one somewhere almost every weekend.  The content varies, antiques always manage to make an appearance and for sure somebody will be selling leather goods or jewelry or watches or tools and over the years more and more Eastern block items are turning up but the one thing you can count on is motorcycles, scooters and little Italian cars and just about all of it could be yours with a little negotiation....

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Ducati Austin MotoGP Party

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Big crowd at Ducati Austin last night to greet Cal Crutchlow and the Ducati Team...

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Ducati Diavel 2014 - Ride Like The Devil | First Ride | Motorcyclenews.com - YouTube

Ducati created something special in 2011 when it crossed a cruiser with a superbike and called it the Diavel. It changed the way we think about cruisers and now there's an updated version powered by a dual-spark engine. We rode it at its launch in the south of France. Our test bike is the £16,995 Carbon model.

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2014 Ducati MotoGP Team Livery Revealed! | Ducati.net

2014 Ducati MotoGP Team Livery Revealed! | Ducati.net | Desmopro News | Scoop.it
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First Look at the New Ducati Diavel: Video

First Look at the New Ducati Diavel: Video | Desmopro News | Scoop.it
Ducati North America CEO Cristiano Silei unveils the company's new Diavel on Bloomberg Television's "Street Smart." (Source: Bloomberg)
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Vicki Smith for Ducati.net's curator insight, March 3, 2:56 PM

Good interview, worth a watch.....

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Ducati hits new record in motorcycle sales - USA is #1 Market

Ducati hits new record in motorcycle sales - USA is #1 Market | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Ducati broke it's 2012 all time record of 44,102 in 2013, ending the year with 44,287.   The USA was it's #1 market, followed by Italy and Germany.


Source: Ansa.it


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MotoGP Rules Primer: Open vs Factory, The Short Version

MotoGP Rules Primer: Open vs Factory, The Short Version | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

With Ducati having elected to switch to racing as an Open entry in the MotoGP class, it is time for a quick refresher course on the rules. Below is a primer on the key differences between racing as an Open entry and racing as a Factory Option entry, and the advantages and disadvantages of each.


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Vicki Smith for Ducati.net's curator insight, February 28, 6:32 AM

Great explanation. Now if somebody could just explain EVO in WSBK this clearly...

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Ola Lennström (Öhlins suspension) - Q&A

Ola Lennström (Öhlins suspension) - Q&A | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

An interview with Ola Lennström from Ohlins, the dominant suspension brand in both MotoGP and WSBK competition....  


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Deep Inside The Ducati MotoGP Bike

Deep Inside The Ducati MotoGP Bike | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Above is a photo of Yonny Hernandez's Pramac Ducati MotoGP bike. This photo was taken last week at the Sepang MotoGP test.


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IndySS by Analog Motorcycles: Ducati Indiana Custom | Vicki's View Blog on Ducati.net

IndySS by Analog Motorcycles: Ducati Indiana Custom | Vicki's View Blog on Ducati.net | Desmopro News | Scoop.it
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Radical Ducati Matador

Radical Ducati Matador | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

We haven’t seen something from the boys at Radical Ducati in a while, so their timing withRadical Ducati Matador and the holidays seems like an early moto-related present.For the un-initiated, Radical Ducati is a small shop in Madrid, Spain that specializes in Frankensteining together custom motorcycles from the Ducati parts bin.


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Ricardo Oliveira's curator insight, December 3, 2013 1:36 AM

Opinião pessoal, impressionante!

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Ducati of Cambridge: Prince William tries out superbikes - Telegraph

Ducati of Cambridge: Prince William tries out superbikes - Telegraph | Desmopro News | Scoop.it
The Duke of Cambridge is given a bike for Prince George while he tries out some bigger models for himself


Perhaps he should call himself the Ducati of Cambridge. Prince William seemed to be in the market for a new motorbike when he visited Britain's biggest bike show at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham.

The Duke of Cambridge, who has been a keen biker from a young age and currently owns a 1199cc Ducati, sat on range of models including a Norton race bike and Metisse similar to the one used by Steve McQueen in the Great Escape.


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Vicki Smith for Ducati.net's curator insight, November 30, 2013 11:27 AM

Well I would have gone with the Ducati Duke of Cambridge but LOVE that Prince William did a photo opp at a motorcycle show.  Guess it helps not to worry about getting elected :-)

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Motorcycle Racing in Wales: 1930s

Motorcycle Racing in Wales: 1930s | Desmopro News | Scoop.it
A photo by P B Abery, ‘Motorcycle racing in Rhayader on the old road to Aberystwyth, inspires this post.


Old black and white photos of vintage enduro racing make us think about what races were like with less sponsors, less regulations and rules. There’s a purity about it: no logo-saturated arenas, branded bales or race track billboards, just a big sky and a gritty, challenging road.


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Really love this old set of photos - makes us feel like we were there. Very cool...

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