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Ducati 900TT by Rad Ducati | Silodrome

Ducati 900TT by Rad Ducati | Silodrome | Desmopro News | Scoop.it
I have a long held love of the team over at Rad Ducati, their stunning technical ability is matched by the rare talent needed to create a bike that looks as good as it handles. Not many builders pull this off.

This bike started life as a 1992 Ducati 900TT, already a very serious bike in it’s own right. Interestingly, the first thing Rad Ducati did was add a modified Yamaha TZ 250 GP solo seat and modified Yamaha TZ 250 GP front fairings. Tell this to any hardcore Ducatiphile and they’ll be frothing at the mouth but the end result with this bike is superb...More here

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Introducing a True Ride On Motorcycle Trailer | Kendon

Introducing a True Ride On Motorcycle Trailer | Kendon | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Ductalk editor note - this new product appears to be a solution for the difficulty's encountered when trying to load a low bodywork superbike by yourself, and folds up and stires in a small space, making it a potential great choice for many Ducati owners.


Already known for their innovative Stand-UpTM motorcycle trailers and lifts, Kendon Industries Inc. introduces a new ride-up trailer for the heavyweight market. Their new “Dual Ride-Up SRL” trailer makes it possible to ride right on and secure the bike without having to push it up an old fashioned ramp. Combining convenience with 2-up capacity and integrating Kendon’s patented trailering technology, this trailer is billed as the best of both worlds....More here

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ducachef | 750 PANTAHSTICA for REAL PANTHISTI !!!! by RADICAL DUCATI | Ducati Community

ducachef | 750 PANTAHSTICA for REAL PANTHISTI !!!! by RADICAL DUCATI | Ducati Community | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

(more photos on the link above)

750 PANTAHSTICA by Radical Ducati (2012)
TECHNICAL SHEDULE
-Donor bike : Cagiva Alazurra 350
-Frame modified for mount cantilever schock system.
-Hand made front bracket
-Rear frame totally new construction
-TT2 Alumium footrest.
-Ohlins Rear schock
-851 Front fork
-Monster wheels
-Brembo cast iron rotors
-SS Brembo calipers
-Brembo radial PR 19 brake pump
-ST2 clutch pump with cnc machined regulable and folding lever
-Frentubo Kevlar /ergal brake and clutch lines
-Ergal cnc machined clip ons
-851 SP3 front mudguard
-Floating rear brake caliper (Superlight system)
-TT1 verlichi aluminium swingarm
-RAD 02 rear mudguard
-RAD 02 MOntjuich TT modified solo seat in glassfiber
-RAD Pantahstica glass fiber fuel tank (Wolfman design) with ergal gas cap.
-Ducati single race front fairing
-916 side stand
-PASO 750 engine with F1 Montjuich rear head (for rear mount carburetor as Pantah), ported heads , big valves, TT2 camshafts, lightened flywheel , blueprinted engine.
-Monster 1100 EVO oil radiator
-Dell’Orto PHM 41 carburetors
-Domino quick open gas throttle.
-2.4 Pederccini ignition units
-Dyna Coils
-NGK race spark wires
-Hand made race wiring
-LIPO battery
-MOntesa rear light.
-H4 high/low beam front light 10 cm diameter
-851 rev counter
-RR oil thermometer
-Wolfman 2 in 1 exhaust system
-Spark GP type megaphone.

Fotografía: Reyes Ramón

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WideOpenMoto: NCR / Poggipolini Group : Part1

WideOpenMoto: NCR / Poggipolini Group : Part1 | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

They say the Ducati Desmosedici RR is a MotoGP bike for the street. That's pretty intense.
So when the NCR M16 first appeared, I admit that I thought the Desmosedici-engined special, a bike lighter and more powerful than Stoner's actual MotoGP-championship-winning Ducati, was a little bit over the top.
Who except maybe Buzz Aldrin could harness that kind of power-to-weight ratio?

However, I was lucky enough to be shown around the Poggipolini factory and NCR workshop by Michele Poggipolini, NCR's CEO, and I've since changed my mind. The M16 isn't an over-the-top extravagance, it's really a very logical culmination of the skills and passions of two companies who've joined forces to build the fastest, lightest, most performance-focused Ducati's on the planet. So making Ducati's most powerful machine better isn't really over the top, it's just what NCR does!

In the words of Michele Poggipolini, NCR is a way of showcasing what we can do; our technology and capabilities. Considering Poggipolini's bread-and-butter is designing, developing and producing parts for Formula-1, aerospace, and the elite supercars (Bugatti Veyron included!), that makes the bikes that thunder out of the Bolognese factory very special indeed.

Here's the story:...http://wideopenmoto.blogspot.fr/2012/06/ncr-poggipolini-group-part1.html#.T8mAGtVSQ8w

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Alain Wicki – Ducati Hillclimber Study | il Ducatista

Alain Wicki – Ducati Hillclimber Study | il Ducatista | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

This is a cool build by Alain Wicki, the swiss luge champion and initiator of the 1996 Lamborghini Raptor project. Thanks to Gilberto, from Narrow Lanes for taking the pictures and letting me use them exclusively on here. Gilberto took the pictures last weekend – 25th-27th of May – during the 2012 Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa d’Este in Lago di Como, Italy. Alain Wicki is a three-time luge medalist and aficionado of things that go fast – I mean this guy goes head first down an icy half-pipe at speeds of around 140km per hour..  http://ilducatista.wordpress.com/2012/05/29/alain-wicki-ducati-hillclimber-study/

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Ducati Road 350 Custom | BikeEXIF.com

Ducati Road 350 Custom | BikeEXIF.com | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Building motorcycles is an art as well as a science. While some builders take it very seriously, others have a sense of irreverence. The lighter touch often seems to come from mainland Europe; the French outfit Blitz springs to mind, and another is Spain’s El Solitario, run by David Borras.
‘Chupito’ is the latest from El Solitario, and is based on a 1977 Ducati Road 350. These nimble singles were marketed under the Ducati name, but were actually built by the short-lived Spanish company MotoTrans, which was taken over by Yamaha in the 80s.

Read more: http://www.bikeexif.com/ducati-road-350#ixzz1wDDifkFf

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Rare SportBikes For Sale | For collectors only: Ducati 996R (Zürich)

Rare SportBikes For Sale |  For collectors only: Ducati 996R (Zürich) | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Probably one of the most exclusive Ducatis ever, the 996R resembles as close as possible the extremely successful and iconic World Superbike racing edition of the early new millennium. Below is a pristine model with just below 15000km: http://raresportbikesforsale.com/for-collectors-only-ducati-996r-zurich/

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Ducati Bastardo. Twice. | Cyril Huze Post

Ducati Bastardo. Twice. | Cyril Huze Post | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

No, I am not confused, but you may be just by looking at all these pictures and realizing that they are from 2 different custom Ducatis. These bikes with the overall same appearance and paint job are the work of Yuri Shif, for me Europe’s custom builder with the wildest/most elegant/most beautifully executed ideas. His motorcycle fantasies are infinite and you never know what’s coming next from this Russian/Belarus customizer....For the rest of this story click on the headline above

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6.0 magnitude earthquake rocks Bologna, Italy | Ducati.net

6.0 magnitude earthquake rocks Bologna, Italy | Ducati.net | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

A strong 6.0 magnitude earthquake, it’s epicenter approximately 22 miles from Borgo Panigale and the Ducati factory, struck Italy this morning at 4:04 a.m. (0204 GMT) and was followed by a series of jolting aftershocks. At least two of them reached magnitude 5.1, sowing fresh panic, further damaging already weakened buildings and causing more structures to collapse. No significant damage has been reported at Ducati....For the rest of the story, click the headline

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Ducati 750 GT Factory Literature | eBay

Ducati 750 GT Factory Literature | eBay | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

You are bidding on a Ducati 750 GT factory 8 page brochure.

This is the Holly Grail of Bevel GT literature.

It is printer in four color and is 9 ½ " x 12 ½"

The brochure is printer on heavy stock and is in good to very good condition.

On the front cover there is a Milano Dealer stamp

All the copy is in Italian there is No English...To see the whole listing, click on the headline link above

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motographite | DUCATI MONSTER 696 "SSS CONVERSION" by VANCE HARPER

motographite | DUCATI MONSTER 696 "SSS CONVERSION" by VANCE HARPER | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Vance Harper’s modifications:

Rizoma grips and mirrors
Painted Tank ( Gloss black and Flat Black )
Ducati low seat
Speedymoto Top Triple
Metaltech Racing Rearsets
Monster 1100 Swingarm
Hypermotard Rear Wheel
Motocreations Boomtubes
Ducati Performance oil cap
Modified POD brackets…Lowered display...

To see more including a video click on the headline above

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Video | SuperbikePlanet | Adamo, Leoni & Ducati Circa 1985

To a generation of east coast race enthusiasts, Jimmy Adamo was crafty privateer who helped bolster the Ducati brand in US racing long before it became fashionable to race or own an Italian racing steed. For years his bikes were tuned by Reno Leoni, another east coast racing legend.

Here, via YouTube, is some incredibly rare footage of Adamo and Leoni at the 1985 Road Atlanta AMA National. It also includes footage of Leoni tuning a very early Cagiva two-stroke, four cylinder 500cc GP bike that Adamo rode in the F1 class.... more here: http://www.superbikeplanet.com/2012/May/120515b16.htm

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Ducati Cafe Racer sculpture | Snowmotoart | Etsy

Ducati Cafe Racer sculpture | Snowmotoart | Etsy | Desmopro News | Scoop.it
Desmo Italian inspired motorcycle sculpture. Air cooled 90º v twin in a trellis frame.

"Desmo"
Italian inspired motorcycle sculpture. Air cooled 90º v twin in a trellis frame. This baby is the the bike you've been dreaming about since you put playing cards in the spokes of your BMX.
Hand made from car parts and metal scraps it measures 13 in. long and 6 in. high, and weighs around 3 lbs.

$330

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Rider Spotlight: Jake Zemke | amaproracing.com

Rider Spotlight: Jake Zemke | amaproracing.com | Desmopro News | Scoop.it
A very well known and experienced AMA Pro rider, Ducshop Racing's Jake Zemke tells us about his racing roots, Ducshop's big effort in AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike and the rider talent he sees in the series..

AMAP: Where are you from?
JZ: I’m from Paso Robles, California. I’ve lived there since 1984. Family is pretty much the reason we ended up here. My mom’s parents live in San Luis Obispo right down the road.. and that’s kind of how we ended where we’re at.
AMAP: California is a very motorcycle oriented state. Is there an area that you like to go riding at in particular?
JZ: For sure. In winter time, the favorite spot to go riding was Clear Creek. Unfortunately, it’s been closed for a couple years now. They’re working to get it reopened, but at the moment, it’s closed. It’s always been a really fun place for us to go riding in the winter time. It’s a challenging area where they used to have an AMA National Enduro there. Many great riders from the past like Ricky Graham and Doug Chandler would go riding there. When some of the guys lived a little north of me, it became a convenient spot for us all to meet up and ride. Another great place I like to go riding is Zaca Station, which is south of me. It’s an awesome facility for outdoor motocross.
AMAP: How did you get into riding motorcycles?
JZ: When I was born, my dad had just started racing amateur flat track. I was born in San Francisco, and he was racing flat track in Northern California, so I basically grew up being around motorcycles and the racetrack. After that, we moved to Michigan, and that’s when I got my first motorcycle. My dad was still racing at that point, so by default, I ended up at the racetrack with the motorcycle.. .and the rest is history....More here

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Neo-Vintage: Ducati Paul Smart 1000 Limited Edition | DriftConcept

Neo-Vintage: Ducati Paul Smart 1000 Limited Edition | DriftConcept | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Ducati, the iconic Italian motorcycle brand from Bologna started by three brothers in 1926 has had its fair share of ups and downs. As of April this year, it was purchased by Audi in hopes of reviving the brand and increasing its sales market just as it has done throughout the decades. Back in the early 70s, Ducati was in the forefront of motorcycle engineering resulting in numerous victories including the most notable of a one-two finish at the Imola 200 on April 1972. The motorcycle that won that iconic race during a very muggy day was an untested Ducati 750 twin designed by Taglioni and the racer was of course, the British born Paul Smart. That day is engrained in Ducati history books as it set forth the new era of the iconic big-bore twin sport bike for the Italian manufacturer....More Here

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1962 Ducati Elite :: Tom Strongman.com

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SEAN ERVIN LOVES THE “MECHANICAL ARTWORK” OF HIS 1962 DUCATI

Sean Ervin is surrounded by Ducatis. A 250 Diana sits under the window in his office and a poster of a 750 SS hangs over his desk. But one of his favorites is the unrestored 1962 200 Elite that resides in the living room of his home.

Ervin, 47, of Overland Park, has been a motorcycle fan since he was a teenager. His first bike was a Yamaha DT100 Enduro. At 16, he bought a Suzuki GS450 because it was “fast, fun and you could get one for $1,000.”

“My mom kept telling me motorcycles were dangerous, and that I couldn’t have one,” he said, “but I kept bringing them home.” Ervin, who has six (five are Ducatis), is still bringing them home.

Ducati is sort of like the Ferrari of motorcycles. It has a spirit born of performance and Italian swagger. Part of its visceral appeal lies in the way its mechanical bits are displayed. “All the parts are right there,” he said. “It’s like mechanical artwork.” more here: http://tomstrongman.com/1962-ducati-elite/

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Racing Scale Models: Ducati 750 Imola Racer by Kim's House Garage (Protar)

Racing Scale Models: Ducati 750 Imola Racer by Kim's House Garage (Protar) | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Lots of photos herehttp://racingscalemodels.blogspot.fr/2012/05/ducati-750-imola-racer-by-kims-house.html


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My $25 Ducati Summer | by Larry Fritz | Ducati.net

My $25 Ducati Summer | by Larry Fritz | Ducati.net | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

This picture was taken May 20th, 1964 at Santa Fe Park, professional 1/4 Mile Track, on the South side of Chicago, Illinois……I won 1st place in the Consolation race – I was always much better off if I missed the finals in the heat races because I could usually win the consolation race & take home $15 to $25. If I made the Grand Final I would be lucky if I made anything at all! Expert, Amateur & Novice classes all ran together at the Santa Fe Park quarter mile track and I was a novice at that time. I earned enough points to advance to Amateur on the 250cc Diana that summer. Most of the experts, the “Hot Shoes” , were riding Harley Davidson Sprints, (which were made in Italy) or Parilla’s. I could out run almost all of them on the straights, but could not then handle the corners as well as those with more experience. I remember one rider in particular, George Roeder, was actually able to just stick his front wheel into my left side even as our leathers were flapping on the inside guard posts and just push me out of the way....http://www.ducati.net/2012/05/my-25-00-ducati-summer/

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The Ducati Dry Clutch and Its Distinctive Rattle | allaboutbikes.com

The Ducati Dry Clutch and Its Distinctive Rattle | allaboutbikes.com | Desmopro News | Scoop.it
Just as you can tell when a Harley is somewhere in the vicinity by the distinctive rumble of its V-Twin, so can you tell when a Ducati has just pulled up next to you.

http://www.allaboutbikes.com/feature-articles/motorcycle-basics/6866-the-ducati-dry-clutch-and-its-distinctive-rattle

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Phil Aynsley Photography | Factory drawings photo set

Phil Aynsley Photography | Factory drawings photo set | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Factory engineering drawings from the '50s and '60s. Photographed in Sydney 2009.

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History of Desmodromic Valve Actuation Museum | Dr. Gigi Mengoli | Cycle World

History of Desmodromic Valve Actuation Museum | Dr. Gigi Mengoli | Cycle World | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Where would you expect a show about the history of desmodromic valve actuation to take place if not Bologna?  But Ducati wasn’t the driving force behind this comprehensive, well-managed initiative; rather, it was put together by one man: Dr. Gigi Mengoli.

Sure, Mengoli still is in a top position at Ducati, being chief project engineer and manager of design for production engines. But he did this show on his own because he loves the desmo concept and wanted to pay homage to all who contributed to its evolution—from the men at Peugeot who built the L76 four-cylinder based on the engine that won the 1912 Indianapolis 500 to the 2.5-liter Mercedes W196 inline-Eight by Daimler-Benz Chief Project Engineer Rudolf Uhlenhaut that dominated Formula One in 1954 and ’55 to the works of the great Dr. Fabio Taglioni, Mengoli’s teacher and inspiration....The whole story here:  http://www.cycleworld.com/2012/05/18/desmo-show/

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Vintage Ducati Motorcycles Magazine Ad- Is the Ducati for Everyone? | Cycle World

Vintage Ducati Motorcycles Magazine Ad- Is the Ducati for Everyone? | Cycle World | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

That’s what the ad for Monza Junior 160 asked in 1966, years before the little factory in Bologna would turn out its first V-Twin. In those days, Ducati was already marketing itself against the Japanese onslaught with “quality craftsmanship,” the “skillful attention” it paid to every detail and bragging about its gear-driven overhead cam. In spite of all that, at just $229, the Monza Junior was less expensive than many of “the mass-produced jobs.” Forty-six years later, the base Panigale won’t set you back much more than your average non-Italian literbike, but the tariff on Editor-in-Chief Hoyer’s Panigale S would have bought you 100 Monza Juniors back in the day....More here:http://www.cycleworld.com/2012/05/15/is-the-ducati-for-everyone/

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New! | Team Althea Facebook Page

New! | Team Althea Facebook Page | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Thumbs UP!!  Check out the new Team Althea Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/groups/153815244749571/154184778045951/

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