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Notice anything funny with Facebook lately?

Notice anything funny with Facebook lately? | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Notice anything funny with Facebook lately?
 So there’s this deal going on with Facebook…….
As you may or may not know already, Facebook is opting to increase revenue by asking pages (like Ducati.net and Ducati Club of South Florida, or maybe a page you run yourself) to pay to “promote” their posts. As a result, only a small percentage of people who “like” a page in order to know what info is being shared there, are actually being sent the updates now. We guess only about 20% of what used to be 100% is getting sent to people that “liked” us and used to see it up until a few weeks ago. Hey, it’s a free service and they have a business problem. But their problem doesn’t have to be our problem. So if you wish to remain in the loop, there is a simple fix.
“GET NOTIFICATIONS.”

Go to the Ducati.net Facebook Page or the DOC South Florida Page or the DesmoPro Page (or any other page you like to follow like say, Ducati) and hover your mouse over the “Liked” button, then turn on “Get Notifications.” That will fix the problem, at least new posts about the pertinant stuff we are working hard to share will receive a notification, even if it doesn’t always show up in your newsfeed. Hey, it’s better than nothing right? It’s Facebook’s call but like a lot of things they do that we don’t always love, they leave a door and we hope you take the time to use it.
For what it’s worth, the more often you comment on, share, and like posts on the pages you like, the more likely they are to show up in your feed on a regular basis.  
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Bernard’s Ducati TT3 | the Bike Shed

Bernard’s Ducati TT3 | the Bike Shed | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

This breath-taking Ducati stormed onto the interweb a few days ago, appearing just about everywhere all at once, and while we prefer to be as unique as we can with out build features, we just had to include this bike in our Bike Shed archive for reference and inspiration for future builds, at the very least.


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video | Troy Bayliss Q&A - Phillip Island 2012 | pole position travel

Troy was our special guest at our 'Legends Evening' on 27/Oct/2012 in Phillip Island. The event was totally sold out with 250 people crowding in for the unlimited beer, wine and canapes; and some amazing insights into the career and sport from one of the true legends. This 30 minute video takes in an opening tribute from Ducati and the QA.

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Checa’s new Ducati? | Ducati.net

Checa’s new Ducati? | Ducati.net | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

This artist rendering popped up on the Ducati Community....


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Thru The Looking Glass – George Betzhold’s 1965 250 Scrambler | Vicki's View on Ducati.net

Thru The Looking Glass – George Betzhold’s 1965 250 Scrambler | Vicki's View on Ducati.net | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Great luck is often just great timing and if you happen to be George Betzhold, you are a very lucky guy…..


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Andrew Wheeler's photo of Nicky Hayden | Automotophoto | Facebook

Andrew Wheeler's photo of Nicky Hayden | Automotophoto | Facebook | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

 MotoGP Australia: It's either Stoner this or Stoner that, so lets have a Nicky picture from todays qualifying..


From automotophoto's timeline photo gallery. Click HERE for more great shots or HERE to "like" this one

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Ducati Monster 1100R by Arrick Maurice | motorivista.com

Ducati Monster 1100R by Arrick Maurice | motorivista.com | Desmopro News | Scoop.it
What would be the most desirable iconic naked sportbike ? Answer to that would be the Ducati Monster, the aesthetic appeal and structural efficiency is what made this bike iconic.


While most drawn to the Ducati Monster for its raw beauty and performance, many consider it a blank canvas, perfect for customization and personalization.
The feature of the day a Ducati Monster 1100R belongs to Arrick Maurice brand manager of Ducati’s North American market. Arrick’s custom Ducati Monster 1100R was a non-eligible entry for the 2011 Monster Challenge.


For the rest of this story and more photos of Arrick's beautiful Monster, click HERE

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Casey Stoner says Valentino Rossi is one of the major reasons why MotoGP has become boring | news.com.au

Casey Stoner says Valentino Rossi is one of the major reasons why MotoGP has become boring | news.com.au | Desmopro News | Scoop.it
Casey Stoner has backed Valentino Rossi's belief that MotoGP is boring but says the Italian is one of the main reasons why.


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Report from the New South Wales Ducati Owners Club Concours 2012 | motorcycleclassics.com

Report from the New South Wales Ducati Owners Club Concours 2012 | motorcycleclassics.com | Desmopro News | Scoop.it
Ian Lee shares impressions and photos of great classic ducati motorcycles at the Ducati Owners Club of New South Wales 2012 Concours.


For more on this meetup of really interesting old Ducati's, click HERE

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video | Valentino Rossi Interview Before Sepang 2012 Race

This is an interview and segment Matt Roberts of the BBC did with Valentino Rossi before the Malaysian round in Sepang this year.


To go directly to the video click HERE

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Return of the Cafe Racers: Ducati Super Sport 900 The Operator by Icon

Return of the Cafe Racers: Ducati Super Sport 900 The Operator by Icon | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Some time in the foreseeable future the advent of an apocalypse due to a zombie outbreak, nuclear war or perhaps even global warming, will cause the total breakdown of society as we know it. When this disaster happens the majority of the survivors will more than likely become desert roaming vigilantes fighting to the death for the next tank of fuel or can of dog food. Never fear though, not everyone will be out to dismember you or throw you in a cage with a giant gladiator just for laughs. There is one who stands against all that is evil and is prepared to aid those in need during the end of times and it's been made by Icon. This is Icon's custom Ducati Super Sport 900 they call "The Operator" and it's here to help stitch your arms back on and set you on your wasteland way.


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SHOWSTOPPER – 1199 Panigale All Carbon Custom | Ducati.net

SHOWSTOPPER – 1199 Panigale All Carbon Custom | Ducati.net | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

This show stopping all Carbon Fiber 1199 Ducati Panigale was seen at the Barber Vintage Festival in Leeds AL last weekend and we couldn’t resist the chance to take some photos.  


To see the list and more photos click HERE

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Latest MotoGP 2013 calendar: revised | visordown.com

Latest MotoGP 2013 calendar: revised | visordown.com | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Dorna update the calendar, again and shifts dates of German MotoGP...


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Flat out on a Ducati 1199 Panigale | visordown.com

Flat out on a Ducati 1199 Panigale | visordown.com | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Jump onboard an 1199 at vmax, without having to worry about your license...


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Return of the Cafe Racers: SD04 Ducati 900SS custom

Return of the Cafe Racers: SD04 Ducati 900SS custom | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

For some time now I have considered the use of carbon fibre on many custom motorcycles as being rather clichéd. Ducati were one of the manufacturers who jumped on the carbon fibre band wagon a few years back by adding a multitude of bolt on carbon parts to their accessories range. Currently they have around 140 carbon accessories available on their site most of which have a dress up purpose rather than functional. Luckily UK workshop Made in Metal had grander plans than simply looking good when they started their latest carbon covered Ducati 900SS custom.


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Sportiva by Radical | ducachef | Ducati Community

Sportiva by Radical | ducachef | Ducati Community | Desmopro News | Scoop.it
Technical Schedule : - Donor bike : 749 R’04  


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Nicky Hayden fan? Then don't miss this! | Crash.Net

Nicky Hayden fan? Then don't miss this! |  Crash.Net | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Win an official Bridgestone MotoGP Podium hat, signed by Ducati star Nicky Hayden!


Americas announcing a confirmed slot on the 2013 MotoGP calendar (19-21 April), Bridgestone is giving away two replica podium caps signed by Ducati rider Nicky Hayden.

The Bridgestone caps are worn by the top three MotoGP riders after qualifying as well as during the podium ceremony at each grand prix.


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Checa and team split?

Loks like possible trouble for the team and it's riders.  For the rest click HERE

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Italians Dressed for Track and City | New York Times

Italians Dressed for Track and City | New York Times | Desmopro News | Scoop.it
Aprilia and Ducati each introduced new large-displacement motorcycles — the Tuono V4 and 1199 Panigale, respectively — that boast impressive sporting credentials.


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Custom Ducati 1098 | BikeEXIF.com

Custom Ducati 1098 | BikeEXIF.com | Desmopro News | Scoop.it
How do you improve on perfection? Most custom motorcycles address the shortcomings of a stock bike—be they aesthetic, propulsive or dynamic.


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Ben Spies – Out for Ducati debut at season end Valencia test

Ben Spies – Out for Ducati debut at season end Valencia test | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Ben Spies – “Little more damage than I thought”


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Ducati History Flashback via Twitter / MonsterUK20th

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$25 and you might be riding a Bayliss 1098R!

$25 and you might be riding a Bayliss 1098R! | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Duc Pond Motorsports and Horsepower Charities are raising money for a few great causes and we like the way they are thinking. The raffle is for a limited edition Bayliss 1098R, a bike so rare that they only produced 500 WORLDWIDE. And for those that aren’t familiar with the Bayliss 1098R, it was a proper tribute for a true champion, not a “sticker kit” bike – the 1098R Bayliss was the real deal with all the good bits and pieces, and it’s beautiful to boot.


For how to win and all the details, click HERE

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Barbers Vintage Festival 2012 – Vicki’s View Photo Gallery

Barbers Vintage Festival 2012 – Vicki’s View Photo Gallery | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Join the Ducati.net crew for a look at the most fun motorcycle event in the whole wide world – Barber Vintage Festival and this year, the new Motogiro South….


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Barber Vintage Festival Draws Record Crowd | motorcycleclassics.com

Barber Vintage Festival Draws Record Crowd | motorcycleclassics.com | Desmopro News | Scoop.it
The 8th Annual Barber Vintage Festival drew a record crowd, promoter ZOOM Motorsports says, with 57,000-plus bike fans sharing the sights and sounds of vintage racing and shows during the three-day 2012 event.


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For Vicki's  photos of the Barber Vintage Festival click HERE

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