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DDay for Ducati | Ian Kerr for Hagerty.com

DDay for Ducati | Ian Kerr for Hagerty.com | Desmopro News | Scoop.it
Hagerty Classic Cars sits down with Paul Smart who tells the story of the first time he rode a Ducati motorcycle at the Imola 200 mile race.


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Chupito Ducati custom | iainclaridge.net

Chupito Ducati custom | iainclaridge.net | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Based on a 1977 Ducati Road 350, the Chupito custom from El Solitario, makes an ideal city runabout.

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Nobby Clark, the most famous roadracing tuner in history, takes his place in the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame

Nobby Clark, the most famous roadracing tuner in history, takes his place in the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Tuned for Hailwood, Agostini, Roberts and others…

It was hard to understand all the fuss. Earlier this year, when the AMA Hall of Fame’s secret balloting process went askew and Derek “Nobby” Clark was invited to join the Hall of Fame, and then surprisingly uninvited because of a voting miscue, what seemed clear in all the smoke and rubble was that...


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Rossi: “I leave behind many people I enjoyed racing with” | Ducati.net

Rossi: “I leave behind many people I enjoyed racing with” | Ducati.net | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Variable weather conditions affect season-ending MotoGP race at Valencia as Rossi say's goodbye to the Ducati


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Valencia rumor mill – what of Preziosi? | Ducati.net

Valencia rumor mill – what of Preziosi? | Ducati.net | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

According to Italian website Moto.it, things in the Valencia Ducati Corse box are tense this weekend because much Audi ordered change is in store for the Ducati team after the race weekend and 2 day Valencia test....


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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..


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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.


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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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Filippo Preziosi optimistic for Ducati’s MotoGP future | MCN.com

Filippo Preziosi optimistic for Ducati’s MotoGP future | MCN.com | Desmopro News | Scoop.it
Ousted Ducati MotoGP boss Filippo Preziosi says he is optimistic that the Bologna factory is destined for a successful future.

The Italian will no longer serve as Ducati Corse’s General and Technical Manager from January, 2013 after Ducati owners Audi implemented a major management restructure today (Tuesday).


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A Salute To A Ducati Cruiser – Apollo 2 by Roberto Totti | Ducati.net

A Salute To A Ducati Cruiser – Apollo 2 by Roberto Totti | Ducati.net | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

The Ducati Apollo was a bike well before it’s time. Conceived by Berliner, the US Importer in the mid 60′s it was built by Ducati to compete with Harley Davidson for the lucrative police bike market...


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Dovi first press conference: Ducati? Not so wild | Motogp.com

Dovi first press conference: Ducati? Not so wild | Motogp.com | Desmopro News | Scoop.it
Andrea Dovizioso's first press conference as a Ducati rider began with a joke: "This season I've never had so many journalists in my garage, even if you added up all the races together." Despite rain falling throughout the day, the Italian rider still covered a healthy 41 laps at Valencia: "It was important to start out well, and we did that. I immediately felt comfortable in the wet, and I'm happy with best lap time; it's better than what I did during the race weekend. Even Hayden, who was fast in the wet this weekend, wasn't too far ahead."

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Ducati and Team Alstare together in World Superbike for two years as “Team Ducati Alstare” | Ducati.net

Two-year agreement with Francis Batta’s Belgian organisation, Team Alstare
Carlos Checa and Ayrton Badovini in confirmed rider line-up
Team will compete under the title: “Team Ducati Alstare”


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Video | Valencia - Ducati OnBoard

Discover the Comunitat Valenciana Circuit OnBoard the factory Ducati.


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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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