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Video | 200 Miglia di Imola 1972-2012 : the beginning of a new era | Ducati.com

Paul Smart week at Ducati.net continues:


The exclusive video of Paul Smart's return to Borgo Panigale to celebrate his legendary victory in the Imola 200.

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DUCATI x HOLOGRAPHIC HAMMER | Project Hero 01 - YouTube

Blkmrkt Pictures: https://www.facebook.com/BlkmrktPictures - Holographic Hammer: https://www.facebook.com/Holographically.Hammered DUCATI x Moto Heroes x Hol...
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Motorcycle connoisseurs find inspiration in Alabama

Motorcycle connoisseurs find inspiration in Alabama | Desmopro News | Scoop.it
Two hours west of the Atlanta airport is a five story, state of the art monument of glass, steel and concrete generally considered to be the finest motorcycle museum in the world. We step inside for a photographic tour.
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Vicki Smith for Ducati.net's curator insight, May 26, 4:55 AM

A little tour of my favorite place to kick the week off

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Aruba.it Racing – Ducati Superbike Team - Chang SBK Round 2 Photo Gallery

Aruba.it Racing – Ducati Superbike Team - Chang SBK Round 2 Photo Gallery | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

For more photos of the amazing fan experience at Chang Circuit and surrounding area, click HERE

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The Million-Dollar Ducati Motorcycle? California Hot Rod on eBay

The Million-Dollar Ducati Motorcycle? California Hot Rod on eBay | Desmopro News | Scoop.it
Known as the California Hot Rod, this Cycle Magazine Ducati 750SS was built by Phil Schilling and Cook Neilson, and is now up for sale on eBay. Yours for $1 million!
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Novegro Swap Meet 2014, Milan Italy - Vicki's View

Novegro Swap Meet 2014, Milan Italy - Vicki's View | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Novegro is one of the largest Italian motorcycle swap meets held every year AND it's the same week as the Milan motorcycle show. I hadn't been in a couple of years so I headed over with some friends to check it out. Biggest difference? The Ducati stuff we never used to see was here in droves. That's a good thing. I have included a ton of photos this gallery because, well, it's acres and acres and you almost never see the same thing twice. So go get a beverage and join me for a walk around one of the coolest places a motorcycle lover could ever want to visit.

Photos and captions: Vicki Smith/Ducati.net

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Vicki Smith for Ducati.net's curator insight, December 18, 2014 7:33 PM

Lots of photos, SO much rare Ducati stuff this year!

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The Impressive Numbers Of EICMA 2014

The Impressive Numbers Of EICMA 2014 | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

The astonishing spectacle that is the Milan Motorcycle Show and why it's the mac daddy of shows...

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Ducati Team at Aragon MotoGP Photo Gallery

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Cal has a good day in the rain...

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MotoGP: New Avintia Ducati ready for Aragon - crash.net

MotoGP: New Avintia Ducati ready for Aragon - crash.net | Desmopro News | Scoop.it
“crash.netMotoGP: New Avintia Ducati ready for Aragoncrash.netAvintia have confirmed that Hector Barbera will switch to Ducati MotoGP machinery for the remainder of the season, starting this weekend at Aragon.”
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FoodBev.com | News | Cartils limited edition design for S.Pellegrino and Ducati

FoodBev.com | News | Cartils limited edition design for S.Pellegrino and Ducati | Desmopro News | Scoop.it
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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Vicki Smith for Ducati.net's curator insight, August 22, 2014 11:49 AM

For those wondering what the deal is with the Ducati branded S.Pellegrino that's turned up at Costco...

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Bike of the Week: Fuller's Scrambler

Bike of the Week: Fuller's Scrambler | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

What’s the best thing you can do with a vintage Ducati Scrambler? We say, ride the crap out of it. That’s what fabricator, TV-show host and hot rod builder, Bryan Fuller did with this Ducati Scrambler. He built a vintage bike with a modern twist and took it out in the mud.


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Ducati Grandstands and Ducati Island at Laguna Seca WSBK

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Share your Ducati Passion in the Ducati Grandstand during the 2014 FIM Superbike World Championship at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca!

Nearly two decades ago, a group of avid Ducatisti rolled into Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for the World Superbike Championship and staked their claim on what would later become known to all as Ducati Island. In these humble beginnings, the Island was void of fashion shows, DJs and rock bands, but rich with passionate Ducatista, their motorcycles and great racing. 

For 2014, we will honor this great tradition as we return to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with the Tribuna Ducati ticket package. The 3-day weekend experience includes your spot in the Ducati Grandstand, a unique opportunity to ride your Ducati on this legendary track, a guided track walk, a commemorative Ducati gift package, gear check and of course… your parking spot on Ducati Island. 

Make sure you ride your Ducati this year as we will be hosting “Ducati Concorso,” a bike show where anyone who has parked on the Island is invited to join in on the fun. The categories for the competition will include the following:

• Best Modified
• Best Monster
• Best Superbike
• Best Road Warrior
• Best Retro
• Passion Award
• Bella Award
• Best in Show

We can’t wait to see you there as we come together to cheer on Davide Giugliano and Chaz Davies in their quest to victory! Forza Ducati!

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Vicki Smith for Ducati.net's curator insight, July 3, 2014 3:46 PM

I am trying to get some extra Island parking passes.  If you need one contact me directly...

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Ducati Winchester IndyGP Private Gasoline Alley Suite Offer

Ducati Winchester IndyGP Private Gasoline Alley Suite Offer | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

6 weeks until 2014 Indy MotoGP!!!!

 

  Ducati Winchester/Duc Pond Motosports for the second year have a Gasoline Alley Suite and Hotel for the 2014 Indy MotoGP. This offer is open to any MotoGP fan that prefers to enjoy The 2014 Indy MotoGP in style and comfort.

 

  Your ticket buys three days in the Ducati Winchester paddock suite directly above the MotoGP team garage "boxes" with paddock passes, breakfast, lunch, snacks & drinks…

Then, relax with us for two nights in our hotel with a wonderful restaurant and bar….less than ten minutes from the Speedway.

 

Space is limited…reserve today…call Ducati Winchester/Duc Pond Motosports @ 540-667-3498 or email ducpondmoto@verizon.net

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Ducati Scrambler - Another Spy Picture

Ducati Scrambler - Another Spy Picture | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

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Ducati motorcycles - the sightings continue the highly anticipated Ducati Scrambler, this time it was paparazzi with the colors and details that made immortal the original model of the years 60/70: superstructures yellow tank with chrome inserts, high handlebars, the line seems successful and as required by the decidedly retro fashion now -


See more at: http://www.insella.it/news/ducati-scrambler-ecco-la-moto-quasi-definitiva#sthash.G8JasB1e.dpuf

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Lloyd Brothers Motorsports Ducati Team head West for the famous Sacramento Mile

Lloyd Brothers Motorsports Ducati Team head West for the               famous Sacramento Mile | Desmopro News | Scoop.it
  • Round 2 of the TB21 "Five Miles" Tour is Saturday, May 30th

Troy Bayliss, Johnny Lewis and the Lloyd Brothers Motorsports Ducati team compete this weekend in the 50th running of the AMA Pro Cal Expo Sacramento Mile. Regarded as one of the toughest stops on the team’s “Five Miles Tour” because of its long, fast straights and tight corners and loose top soil, it’s also one of the most historic. 2015 is the 50th running of the Sacramento mile at the current fairgrounds but the 101st running of the event in Sacramento, making it one of the most historic races in the world.


Troy Bayliss and Johnny Lewis will be competing on custom framed, 1100cc Ducati powered machines, purpose built to turn left, channeling the spirit and style of the famous Scrambler Ducati.


Fan excitement has been high, with the arrival of the three time world superbike champion Troy Bayliss. Sacramento is the only mile race in the western part of America and California is the number one Ducati market in the USA, a potent combination for excitement. Numerous Ducatisti are expected, many of whom are visiting an AMA Pro Flat Track race for the first time. The Sacramento Mile is offering a special Ducati ticket package that includes Ducati parking and an air conditioned lounge. To purchase the Ducati package call 1-844-SACMILE and reference the Ducati package. For fans that cannot attend in person the entire day, from the first practice to the final checker flag of the main event will be broadcast live and viewable on any mobile platform or computer, free, on Fanschoice.TV


The Sacramento Mile APA Pro Flat Track race gets underway on Saturday at 2:15pm Pacific Time with first timed practice, and the 25-lap race is scheduled for Saturday at 9:25pm Pacific Time


Troy Bayliss (Lloyd Brothers Motorsports Ducati #21): I am enjoying my visit to America and the cross country trip with the team has been a bonus. It was great meeting so many new fans at Springfield, the flat track fans really made me feel welcome. I learned a lot there and I am looking forward to getting to Sacramento, and getting out on the track on my Ducati and putting what I learned last weekend to good use.


Johnny Lewis (Lloyd Brothers Motorsports Ducati #10): After having such a great day at Springfield (3rd qualifying and 2nd in the heat race) prior to the rough ending with the crash on the front straight, I’m more than ready to return to the track on my Lloyd Brothers Motorsports Ducati and have the successful day that I know we can have. I felt like a top five guy at Springfield, and even though it was our first outing on the bike and we had a few issues, I know we can run at the front this weekend.

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Five Miles Tour: Springfield

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Race one of the "Five Miles Tour" is now in the history books and mixed emotions are what we have have to report.  Watching Troy Bayliss come to America and take on the iconic Springfield Mile, watching him get better and better, gaining lap times and confidence on a learning curve that was nothing short of impressive was our privilege to watch.  This is a sport, a skill and a track that most racers never master and the ones that do take years to do it.  By the final qualifier I was standing on the guardrail in awe watching him ride the outside of another rider, bars almost touching thru a rough patch of track, bike bucking over the bumps and Troy hard on the gas.  It was really fun to watch and judging by his face when he pulled in at the end, a whole lot more fun to do.  
Also pretty great was watching Johnny Lewis consistently turn in times and results that make it clear the Lloyd Brothers build great Ducati race bikes. Johnny's day ended with a freak equipment failure by a non-Ducati part used by many others in the field. He took a pretty good spill and that, while obviously a part of racing, was scary for everyone that saw it, and a setback to the program in that the teams all leave directly from Springfield to head for California and the Sactomile, so no free time to fix it before next weekend. There is a backup bike and that's most likely what Johnny will race next weekend. 

 
Being part of this team, this program and of course the Ducati family is the kind of adventure that Ductalk and Ducati.net feel really lucky to be part of. Watching new fans discover this form of motorsport is fun as well. Flat track is likely the most respected type of motorcycle racing by the racers themselves. Riders need to be tough, and brave and skilled.  Lloyd Brothers Motorsports has two such riders. How cool is that?

Vicki

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Ducati.net Photo Gallery/Videos: Amelia Island Concours 2015

Ducati.net Photo Gallery/Videos: Amelia Island Concours 2015 | Desmopro News | Scoop.it
2015 is the 20th anniversary of the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegence and the event was also celebrating 20 years of motorcycles being an integral part of the event by inviting 60 years of Daytona high banks history to the field.

About 4 million dollars worth of past Daytona winners and entrants were on display in an incredible 60 years of Daytona winners.  Lots of videos with the bikes running including iconic, rarely heard bikes like the Britten, TZ 750 and Ducati 750SS Bevel scattered thru the gallery... Vicki Smith photos

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Vicki Smith for Ducati.net's curator insight, March 18, 4:41 PM

If you have never been to this event it's pretty much a You Need To Do This kind of deal. Everywhere you look it's mechanical awesomeness. I actually saw a Stutz Streamliner.  Just wow.

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The Ducati V8 F1 Engine that Never Was

The Ducati V8 F1 Engine that Never Was | Desmopro News | Scoop.it
The story of the Ducati V8 F1 engine which never was, but somehow came to be.
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Ducati Scrambler Unveiled

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Ducati Scrambler - The most partially unveiled new bike in history, finally fully revealed

All the details, tech specs and photos HERE on Ducati.net

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Paddock Chatter: Dovizioso and Ducati top first day at Aragon with updated GP14

Paddock Chatter: Dovizioso and Ducati top first day at Aragon with updated GP14 | Desmopro News | Scoop.it
“Dovizioso and Ducati top first day at Aragón with updated GP14 | http://t.co/oRAGO4yx64 | #MotoGP (Photo: Ducati) http://t.co/Tiaw8uPGvb”;
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video - Ducati Mark3 450cm³

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

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Vicki Smith for Ducati.net's curator insight, August 21, 2014 5:48 PM

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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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 | Desmopro 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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Vicki Smith for Ducati.net's curator insight, August 12, 2014 9:19 PM

Nice story on my friends Devy and Guido, and the Desmodonne International womens Ducati club.

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The Magic of Mechanical Contraptions, The Ducati 48

The Magic of Mechanical Contraptions, The Ducati 48 | Desmopro News | Scoop.it
This little vintage Ducati will win your heart

About ten years ago I went on a buying spree, and no shopping malls were involved.  At that time a lot of old Ducati memorabilia, electronics, early motorcycles and Cucciolos (the first Ducati “motorcycle” was actually a bicycle with a clip on motor, the design sourced from Siata, an Italian car company).  It was pretty clear that the pipeline for these items was seriously limited, so whenever we came across an item of interest we bought it, or made certain someone like minded (by which I mean, willing to show it to the public on occasion) had a chance to....

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Ducati Wins Middleweight Division and Takes Two Open Division Podium Positions at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Ducati Wins Middleweight Division and Takes Two Open Division Podium Positions at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Ducati riders achieved the Middleweight Division victory and four of the five top motorcycle times of the day at the 92nd running of the historic Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. This year's introduction of new rules and new motorcycle racing divisions, including the "Motorcycle Middleweight Division" and "Motorcycle Open Division," brought with it a field of strong competitors challenging for top times


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Ducati Island, Laguna Seca SBK 1995

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When Ducati's Were Red. Laguna Seca Ducati Island Turns 19

By Vicki Smith

Near as I can figure, Ducati Island Laguna Seca turns 19 this year so when I found these old photos I thought they were worth sharing. There is, of course, a back story:

That little piece of land now known world wide as Ducati Island was originally under contract to another company. We heard a rumor the space might come available so my business partners and I made a deal with the track and rented it on a multi-year contract. The inspiration? ...


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Vicki Smith for Ducati.net's curator insight, June 23, 2014 6:08 PM

Working on the Ducati Bike show and sound contest for this years Island now. For a look at last years Laguna Seca Ducati Island on www.Ducatiphotos.com, click HERE


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