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MotoGP Misano: Hayden to make race decision after warm-up | BSN

MotoGP Misano: Hayden to make race decision after warm-up | BSN | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

The 2006 world champion is still suffering with his broken hand...


Ducati's Nicky Hayden will make a decision whether to race in tomorrow's Misano MotoGP round after morning warm-up as he discovered during qualifying today he doesn't have much strength in his broken hand.

The 2006 World Champion is still suffering the effects of the Indianapolis highside which broke some metacarpals and knocked him spark out. During the damp free practice sessions in Italy, Hayden felt OK but in the first dry session this afternoon, he struggled.


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Valentino returns to the Blancpain Series at the Nurburgring | OmniCorse.it

Valentino returns to the Blancpain Series at the Nurburgring | OmniCorse.it | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

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Next weekend, Valentino Rossi returns to venture into the world of four wheels. As he had done earlier in the season, the nine-time world champion in the world of two wheels will participate in a round of the Blancpain Endurance Series . And just like in Monza , even at Nurburgring the Pesaro native will be at the wheel of a Ferrari 458 GT3 managed by Kessel Racing , sharing the cockpit with the great friend Alessio "Uccio" Salucci . During the first appearance in the series, the two managed to qualify in the top ten, having to then settle for 18th place finish, the "Doctor" but you was the protagonist of a great comeback to overcome an accident triggered by the colleague. Moreover, after this first experience Valentino had already said quite clearly that he would not let slip any opportunity to return to the wheel of the 458 and then immediately accepted this new call.


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Nicky Hayden's Easy Rider replica helmet to be sold | twowheelsblog.com

Nicky Hayden's Easy  Rider replica helmet  to be sold | twowheelsblog.com | Desmopro News | Scoop.it


Nicky Hayden debuted this special ‘Easy Rider’ design (it was the Kentucky Kid’s idea for the open face) on his Arai helmet for his 2012 two US GP rounds at Laguna Seca and Indianapolis (and saved his head from something worse than just a slight concussion) after his big qualifying crash.

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Ben Spies, Iannone secure 2013 MotoGP seats | Crash.Net

Ben Spies, Iannone secure 2013 MotoGP seats  | Crash.Net | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

"Ducati announces that it has signed an agreement with American Ben Spies and Italian Andrea Iannone to compete in the 2013 MotoGP World Championship"


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Ducati 848 EVO Final Test Versus Triumph 675 - Part 3 | Neale Bayly | SpeedTV.com

Ducati 848 EVO Final Test Versus Triumph 675 - Part 3 | Neale Bayly | SpeedTV.com | Desmopro News | Scoop.it
With Fast Frank blasting the 999 out of turn 12 with the rear squirming as the Ducati hammered its horsepower to the ground, the 999’s rear end filling my view slid violently sideways.

Fast Frank Shockley, Julian Taylor from All About Bikes, a Sportbike Track Time weekend, and the two hottest Euro middleweights on the planet wearing brand-new Bridgestone racing slicks. Add in a race-prepped Ducati 999 for on-board camera duties by my film crew from Speed.com and rolling south to Carolina Motorsports Park in South Carolina at the end of last year a mad weekend was clearly in the works.

With Fast Frank blasting the 999 out of turn 12 with the rear squirming as the Ducati hammered its horsepower to the ground, the 999’s rear end filling my view slid violently sideways. The flash of white in front of the Ducati told me Fast Frank was inches from the back of Julian’s rear wheel, and as the wily old fox took a short flight out of the seat, he quickly feathered the throttle and got both wheels back in line. I let go of the breath I was holding and stayed hard on the gas barreling into turn 14. Using the Ducati 848 EVO’s superior brakes, I slid by Frank and slipped in behind Julian, as the Triumph Daytona 675R he was riding scythed through the turn and started the run down to turn one.


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JvB-moto Ducati Pantah | BikeEXIF.com

JvB-moto Ducati Pantah | BikeEXIF.com | Desmopro News | Scoop.it
It’s always fascinating to see the personal rides of well-known custom motorcycle builders. Rough Crafts’ Winston Yeh, for example, rides a tiny PGO 125cc scooter. This Ducati Pantah belongs to JvB-moto‘s Jens vom Brauck, and prowls the roads around Cologne in Germany.

“I wanted it to look like it was found in a shed in Bologna,” says vom Brauck. “A futuristic design study for a 1981 motor show, but never displayed … the work of a designer who was a café racer fan, but could not convince the Ducati factory.”

Vom Brauck has aimed for a mix of styles, materials and parts from the last 30 years. The wheels and tires are deliberately narrow in profile, to retain a retro look. A smattering of carbon fiber provides contrast. Vom Brauck cut down the Pantah’s rear subframe and heavily modified the tank, adding oil pressure and electrical warning lights.

The exhaust was built from parts Vom Brauck had lying around, including bits from an obscure MZ 1000S. “It has a nice, aggressive sound, but not too loud. And no, the butt doesn’t get too hot!” Performance is good: the Pantah weighs just 170 kg in this trim.

And before you ask, Vom Brauck has no plans to create another Pantah, or offer the parts for sale. For him, the Ducati has been a very personal endeavor, created over three years. A shame, but at least we can enjoy the images. 


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Carl Fogarty set for Blackburn chat show | lancashiretelegraph.co.uk

Carl Fogarty set for Blackburn chat show | lancashiretelegraph.co.uk | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

SUPERBIKE legend Carl Fogarty will tell stories from his career when he rounds off his third UK chat show tour at the Thwaites Empire Theatre in Blackburn on January 17.

Fogarty, from Blackburn, is revered after winning the World Superbike Championship on four occasions and is embarking on another tour alongside good friend and former British champion James Whitham.

The ‘Foggy and Whit: Givin’ It Gas’ tour was a sell-out in both 2010 and 2011 and they will now do six new dates around England.


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IRIS Nights Lecture Series | Guy Webster

IRIS Nights Lecture Series | Guy Webster | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Many of you know of Guy Webster, because he has an excellent motorcycle collection in Ojai CA and has been really generous with his bikes over the years - lending them to shows and exhibits like the Art of the Motorcycle.  But what he is REALLY famous for is his photography and tomorrow there is a rare opportunity to hear him speak on the topic. 

"One of the early innovators of rock and roll photography, Guy Webster has spanned the worlds of music, film and politics in his 50-year career. His hundreds of album covers have included the Rolling Stones, the Mamas and the Papas, the Beach Boys, the Doors and Simon & Garfunkel.

Photographer for the infamous Monterey Pop Concert his images were used for the festival booklet and include concert photos of Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who and many others.  He has photographed film legends such as Rita Hayworth, Dean Martin and Bob Hope as well as countless luminaries and celebrities including Igor Stravinsky, Allen Ginsburg and Truman Capote for hundreds of worldwide magazines."


Tomorrow at 9:29am Pacific Time 150 tickets will be given away to his Sept 13th Los Angeles lecture.  They will go fast (like a rock star concert because Guy really IS like that). 

We thought we would share this with the Ducati Community because while so many of us know Guy in the Motorcycle world, he rarely speaks of the photos and when he does the stories are, well, just incredible I can assure you......


To get tickets go to this link: http://iris0913.eventbrite.com/


If you will be in LA on Sept 13th, the show is at:


2000 Avenue of the Stars 
Suite 10
Los Angeles90067

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NEW HD ACTION CAMERA FROM CONTOUR | Motorcyclist Magazine

NEW HD ACTION CAMERA FROM CONTOUR | Motorcyclist Magazine | Desmopro News | Scoop.it
NEW HD ACTION CAMERA FROM CONTOUR from Kevin Hipp on September 5, 2012 at Motorcyclist Magazine Up To Speed.


NEW CONTOUR+2 CAMERA OFFERS A NEW PERSPECTIVE IN ACTION VIDEO

Contour stopped by to give us a quick demo on their new Contour+2 camera that is soon to release.


Read more: http://blogs.motorcyclistonline.com/new-hd-action-camera-from-contour-25089.html#ixzz25cGWI7aO

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Ducati gtv Caferacer | ducachef | Ducati Community

Ducati gtv Caferacer | ducachef | Ducati Community | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

... A CAFERACER IS BORN !!!  1980 GTV 350 Parallel twin

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Monster Avatar 750C by Revart | ducachef | Ducati Community

Monster Avatar 750C by Revart | ducachef | Ducati Community | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Prototype from Ducati Monster 750 cromo


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‘Jack Ryan’ First Look: Chris Pine Rides a Ducati | screencrush.com

‘Jack Ryan’ First Look: Chris Pine Rides a Ducati | screencrush.com | Desmopro News | Scoop.it
Chris Pine is in the process of rebooting his second high-profile character for Paramount Pictures, and 2013 is most likely the year he becomes a household name. We’ll see him reprise the role of Captain Kirk in J.J. Abrams’ ‘Star Trek 2‘ in May, while next winter brings us Pine take on Jack Ryan in, well, ‘ Jack Ryan.’ If you were wondering what the latter character will look like, today’s your lucky day, as the first image of Pine-as-Ryan has been revealed.

As you can see from said image (via ComingSoon.net), production has officially begun on ‘Jack Ryan,’ which will tell the origin story of the fictional CIA operative. Not a whole lot to take away from this picture, other than shooting is taking place in Manhattan (South Street Seaport, it appears) and Jack has expensive taste in motorcycles – that’s a Ducati, baby....


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Pic special: For The Love Of Rossi | visordown.com

Pic special: For The Love Of Rossi | visordown.com | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Motorcycling demi-god Valentino Rossi gets a second at his home race at Misano. His best result in the dry; it wasn't a win, but did his loyal fans care? Not in the slightest.''


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Video | Misano - Ducati OnBoard | motogp.com

Discover the Misano Circuit OnBoard the factory Ducati.


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For Sale | 1970 350Mk 3Desmo | ducaticlassifieds.com

For Sale | 1970 350Mk 3Desmo | ducaticlassifieds.com | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

RIDE OR SHOW
multiple show winner, built to be ridden
Complete frame up restoration, tons of upgrades
All work done by Ducati restoration expert Ted Henry
Current CA registration


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Troy Bayliss interview: 'I don't have regrets, I did it the hard way' | sport360.com

Troy Bayliss interview: 'I don't have regrets, I did it the hard way' | sport360.com | Desmopro News | Scoop.it
Sport360°'s Martyn Thomas talks to former World Superbike Champion Troy Bayliss about his illustrious career, retirement, and visiting the UAE.

Motorcycle racing legend Troy Bayliss finds it tough to watch other professional riders now he is not a part of the circus, and, as he bounds around Ducati’s new state-of-the-art showroom in Abu Dhabi, it is easy to see why.

The hair may have greyed a little since he called time on his career nearly four years ago, but the passion for high performance two-wheeled machines still burns bright.

The 43-year-old retains close links to the Italian team that made him famous, testing for them as well as working with the Ducati Ride Experience (DRE), a motorcycle training programme, but when it comes to race day Bayliss admits he is a terrible spectator.

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Helmet Art Show at Barber Vintage Festival – Skull Canvas: A Gallery of Cranial Protection

Helmet Art Show at Barber Vintage Festival – Skull Canvas: A Gallery of Cranial Protection | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Hot rod and motorcycle builder Bryan Fuller and artist Larry Gardinier have teamed up to present Skull Canvas: A Gallery of Cranial Protection.

Skull Canvas is a helmet art show that will be held at Barber Motorsports Park during their Vintage Motorcycle Festival on October 12th and 13th....


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Helmet Art Show at Barber Vintage Festival – Skull Canvas: A Gallery of Cranial Protection

Helmet Art Show at Barber Vintage Festival – Skull Canvas: A Gallery of Cranial Protection | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Hot rod and motorcycle builder Bryan Fuller and artist Larry Gardinier have teamed up to present Skull Canvas: A Gallery of Cranial Protection.

Skull Canvas is a helmet art show that will be held at Barber Motorsports Park during their Vintage Motorcycle Festival on October 12th and 13th. The display will feature more than 50 helmets from around the world ending with the helmets being sold at a VIP party on Saturday night. Proceeds from the silent auction of each helmet will go back to the artists that created the helmets.

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For Sale | 1998 Ducati 916 SPS | New, 1 mile | eBay

For Sale | 1998 Ducati 916 SPS | New, 1 mile |  eBay | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

1.8 Miles!!! Less than two miles on this bike!!!

271 of 1058 total Europe, and U.S.
1 or 100 imported to United States.

This extremely rare track bike still comes with an original MSO.
This bike is untitled.

You will be the FIRST OWNER

Owned since 1998 by private collector
climate controlled storage

1998 Ducati 916 SPS with the 996 CC Motor
The Ducati 916 SPS was an Evolution of the legendary Ducati 916 and had an even punchier engine and a refined chassis. There were major updates to the Sport Production series for 1997 and the 916 SPS, still carrying the "916" title, featured a 996cc engine with new crankcases for World Superbike homologation. However there was more to the SPS than merely new crankcases and larger pistons, as 36mm inlet valves were used , together with new inlet and exhaust camshafts.The 916SPS for 1998 received not only the new graphics, but the lighter frame of the Corsa (thinner tubing and no longer constructed in AL450) and also new Showa forks to accept the revised front brake calipers.

Design of the Ducati 916 was a balance between function and form:

The single-sided swingarm was beautiful, but designed to make wheel changes faster during races

The underseat exhausts improve aerodynamic performance, and resultantly gave very clean lines.

Production Date:October of 1997


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Sodium Distortion S4RS Ducati by Super Rat | MotoCorsa.com

Sodium Distortion S4RS Ducati by Super Rat | MotoCorsa.com | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

 A closer look at the custom Ducati S4RS salt racer by Super Rat from Bellingham, WA. The bike ran in the 1000cc A-AG class. (AG is the modified gasoline class. In the rulebooks: "Unlimited design. You cannot use Superchargers and Turbochargers. Construction shall include a majority of motorcycle engine parts. However, you can use fuel injection. GASOLINE ONLY.) The major classes are M (Modified), P (Production), MPS (Modified Partial Streamlining), or A (Special Construction) class.

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Photo by alexducaticastelli • Instagram | "I love my Dogati" ;-)

Photo by alexducaticastelli • Instagram | "I love my Dogati" ;-) | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

#Ducati, #Dog

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1973 Ducati 750 Sport | BikeEXIF

1973 Ducati 750 Sport | BikeEXIF | Desmopro News | Scoop.it
Every now and then, it’s good to go back to square one. To revisit the baseline, if you like. And for me, that’s an immaculate classic motorcycle captured by a skilled photographer. Like this matching-numbers 1973 Ducati 750 Sport.


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The Gift - perfect Ducati story for Labor Day | Ducati.net

The Gift -  perfect Ducati story for Labor Day | Ducati.net | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

“Labor Day is a holiday observed that celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers, who sometimes use that power to give a good guy what he deserves” (loosely borrowed from Wikipedia)

Things weren’t working out the way he had planned. With a baby on the way, the due date looming, and no steady job in sight, Darin Fowler was facing some tough choices and it was pretty clear the only way out was to sell his Ducati Monster. He’d tried everything but when the local Ducati dealer offered to buy it outright he saw it was a favor he couldn’t pass up. The worst part was, like so many Ducati owners, the bike was a big part of his social life. He really loved being part of the Ducati family. Most of his friends were active in the local Ducati club, DesmOhio, and while it just wasn’t going to be the same without it, life was moving forward and maybe it was time to leave that part behind. So Darin man’d up, took the bike to Northern Ohio Ducati and tried hard not to look back. His friends weren’t helping much either, kept asking when he was getting another bike. Ninety days after he sold the Monster, now the proud father of a new baby daughter, the DesmOhio club President (and CycleCat owner), Chris Calovini, called him and said he’d found a cheap crashed 900 Supersport that had Darin’s name all over it and he had made a deal with the owner, who just wanted it out of his garage. Darin could pay him when he got the money. Darin couldn’t believe it. His reply? “Chris, I got laid off today”.

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Katie Melua to marry James Toseland this weekend | Monsters and Critics.com

Katie Melua to marry James Toseland this weekend | Monsters and Critics.com | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

The 'Nine Million Bicycles' singer will tie the knot with two-time World Superbike Champion James Toseland this weekend sources have confirmed to Smooth Radio, and the brunette beauty was spotted looking very happy when she came out of a bridal shop in south east London earlier this week.

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