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899 Panigale Revealed!

899 Panigale Revealed! | Desmopro News | Scoop.it
The 2014 Ducati Superbike 899 Panigale unveiled in Frankfurt
  • Highly anticipated 899 Panigale unveiled by Ducati CEO, Claudio Domenicali, at VW Group Night on the eve of the IAA Motor Show in Frankfurt
  • The stunning “Supermid”model offers a new way to access the world of Ducati Superbikes
  • 899 Panigale continues monocoque concept, Superquadro engine and benchmark electronics
Borgo Panigale (Bologna, Italy), 09 September 2013 – The highly-anticipated Ducati 899 Panigale has been unveiled at the VW Group Night in Frankfurt, Germany, on the eve of the IAA International Motor Show, which runs from the 12-22 September. The presentation made by Ducati CEO, Claudio Domenicali,  represents a preview of the Italian Manufacturer’s exciting 2014 model range.

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Vicki Smith for Ducati.net's curator insight, September 9, 2013 6:17 PM

This might be equally notable for the fact that it was unveiled in Germany...

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Desmo Owners Club Dinner | Friday Night | IndyGP

Desmo Owners Club Dinner | Friday Night | IndyGP | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

The food is great, but the seats are limited! A fun evening is planned with fellow Ducati owners from around the world.

INDY DESMO Owners Club would like you to come join us on Friday August 16th in the historic town of Speedway, Indiana home to the brand new Dallara IndyCar Factory, Indy Racing Experience and new home of Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing.

Who's invited and where?

Ducati Club Members Worldwide!
Schedule of events for DOC Dinner:

5:30 - 7:00 Arrive, Registration
7:00 - 8:30 Dinner
8:30 - 12:00 Go enjoy Sprockets On Speedway Bike Show
The cost for the dinner is $30.00 and includes a choice of panini, pasta, salad, non-alcoholic beverage and gelato for dessert. Registered DOC attendees will also receive a gift bag, sponsored by Ducati North America (*if available). Alcoholic drinks are not included but a cash bar will be present.



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Friday night at IMS, this is the place to be.  Located just outside IMS gate 2, this is a fun evening that includes the dinner (with special Ducati parking) the bike show and vendors and the comraderie of a great bunch of Ducati Owners from around the world. I will be there. Can't miss me. Just look for the lady with the "Rooster Doo" and a neck full of Nikons and say "I saw it on Ductalk!"


See you there.......


(Doing the track ride?  Come over right after but you have to buy your tickets for this TODAY because tomorrow is the deadline for the club to book the seats)

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Friday night at IMS, this is the place to be.  Located just outside IMS gate 2, this is a fun evening that includes the dinner (with special Ducati parking) the bike show and vendors and the comraderie of a great bunch of Ducati Owners from around the world. I will be there. Can't miss me. Just look for the lady with the "Rooster Doo" neck full of Nikons and say "I saw it on Ductalk!"


See you there.......


(Doing the track ride?  Come over right after but you have to buy your tickets for this TODAY because tomorrow is the deadline for the club to book the seats)



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Carbon Fiber Pet Bowl | Carbon Fiber Gear

Carbon Fiber Pet Bowl | Carbon Fiber Gear | Desmopro News | Scoop.it
A pet bowl made completely out of carbon fiber, perfect for your dogs, cats, or even use as a chip bowl for yourself.
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Vicki Smith for Ducati.net's curator insight, August 9, 2013 10:16 PM

Hmmm, Chips or dog bowl. Might have to get two...Silly? Excessive? Come on, you know you want this...

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Silverstone - Superpole qualifying times | Checa on Front Row | Crash.Net

Silverstone - Superpole qualifying times |  Checa on Front Row | Crash.Net | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Full Superpole qualifying times for the ninth round of the 2013 World Superbike Championship at Silverstone, United Kingdom. 


For the times click HERE

Vicki Smith for Ducati.net's insight:

Is it wrong to be happy about this more because it might convince Nicky to stay??? :-)

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Vicki Smith for Ducati.net's curator insight, August 3, 2013 12:01 PM

Is it wrong to be happy about this more because it might convince Nicky to stay??? :-)

Kevin Gettmann's comment, August 4, 2013 12:46 AM
Checa and Hayden would make SBK as popular as MotoGP for me.
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eBay Auction| Riders For Health| Bridgestone MotoGP VIP golf event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

eBay Auction| Riders For Health| Bridgestone MotoGP VIP golf event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

 Chance to meet Kenny Roberts, Colin Edwards and more

Riders for Health and Bridgestone are giving MotoGPTM fans the chance to take part in an exclusive VIP golf event ahead of the MotoGP at Indianapolis to raise money for Riders' lifesaving work in Africa.

Bid for the chance to join motorcycling legends, Kenny Roberts and Randy Mamola as well as current MotoGP stars Colin Edwards, Alvaro Bautista and Bryan Staring; Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta and IndyCar drivers Graham Rahal and Simona de Silvestro.


The Bridgestone Golf Performance Challenge will take place on Thursday 15 August at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

 

As well as playing three holes on the exclusive Brickyard Crossing course at the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The winning bidder will also join the prize giving ceremony, lunch and pre-event media interviews.


 


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Vicki Smith for Ducati.net's curator insight, August 2, 2013 7:50 PM

Golfer/GP fans this is a unique way to meet and spend time with some of GP racing's biggest names, write it off and feel great about the donation.  Just perfect!

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PICS: Dovizioso sends new Ducati flying | Crash.Net

PICS: Dovizioso sends new Ducati flying |  Crash.Net | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Factory Ducati star Andrea Dovizioso had one new chassis to try this weekend in Germany - but it lasted just ten minutes before this accident in morning practice..  

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Ducati AirBike

Ducati AirBike | Desmopro News | Scoop.it
You don't need 240HP to hit the asphalt. Join the Ducati Air Bike Challenge now for an opportunity to win a paddock pass to an upcoming MotoGP race!
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Vicki Smith for Ducati.net's curator insight, July 11, 2013 1:08 PM

Yes, seriously. Desk chairs.  Don't look at us, if I started swerving around on mine I'd run over my old dog and knock down a pile of actual Ducati's. Which now that I think of it, might win me a trip. Hmmmmm.

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10 Motorcycle Movies You Haven't Seen Yet - RideApart

10 Motorcycle Movies You Haven't Seen Yet - RideApart | Desmopro News | Scoop.it
So you have been in the saddle all day and have ridden several hundred miles and now just want to kick back, open a beer and watch a film.
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Laguna Seca Ducati DOC Dinner and Sound Contest | Ducati.net

Laguna Seca Ducati DOC Dinner and Sound Contest | Ducati.net | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Laguna Seca MotoGP is right around the corner and that means we are taking names for seats at the Friday night Cannery Row Ducati Dinner and Sound Contest.  This is a great evening with good food, camaraderie and a great chance to show off your Ducati’s musical voice.

Here are the details:


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Ducati Multistrada vs Hyperstrada vs KTM SMT | Road Test

Ducati's Hyperstrdad gives us a new alternative to KTM's reigning 990 SMT - and to its big brother Multistrada. Or does it?

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Spy Photos - The Next Ducati Monster 2014 - Moto.it

Spy Photos - The Next Ducati Monster 2014 - Moto.it | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

(In Italian - Translated by Google)We will show you the first pictures of the new Monster. Disguised and covered with adhesive strips, still leaves a glimpse truly monstrous forms. There is so much Diavel and a nice liquid-cooled desmo

Images are trying to hide as much as possible, but it is easy to believe that the new Monster pushed by the liquid-cooled engine will see the birth within the next two years. The prototype is in fact at an advanced stage of development, not too far from its industrialization. The liquid-cooled engine is not new on the Monster . He made his debut in 2001 on the peppery version S4 equipped with the 916 engine with 104 horsepower. In 2003 came the S4R 113 horsepower, which rose to over 130 in 2006 (998 engine).The following year he touched the beautiful S4RS inspire its monsteristi around the world: the power did not change, but came Ohlins suspension and radial calipers. Since 2008, the Monster range has always been combined with the Desmo air-cooled engines . It was a choice essentially commercial , a version with a more powerful engine, liquid-cooled, would surely have cannibalized another bike Ducati branded , the Streetfighter. latter, unlike the glorious Monster S4 and S4RS, never did really break the heart of Ducati. No wonder then the move today for the Borgo Panigale.

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Randy Mamola and guest crashes Moto GP Catalunya 2013

Randy Mamola falls riding the Ducati Biposto with an special guest at the Cataluña circuit at the MotoGP June 2013
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Vicki Smith for Ducati.net's curator insight, June 20, 2013 1:10 PM

Crashing for a good cause. Looks like the tire troubles weren't just for racers at Catalunya. For what it's worth, we'd still line up for a chance to do it! 

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video - 'Stay A Hero, Stay Safe'

Stay A Hero' is a campaign from the Sussex Safer Roads Partnership, aiming to reduce the number of motorcyclists killed and seriously injured on the roads.
The film is the highlight of the 'Stay A Hero' campaign - more details of which can be found on http://www.stayahero.co.uk.

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Nicky Hayden and Andrea Dovizioso to appear at Ducati Indy tomorrow (Thursday)

Nicky Hayden and Andrea Dovizioso to appear at Ducati Indy tomorrow (Thursday) | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Scheduled for Thursday (tomorrow) August 15th at 7pm                                             

 Ducati Indianapolis                                                                                                                      

629 Northwestern Dr  Zionsville, IN 4607

(317) 337-10984

Vicki Smith for Ducati.net's insight:

This is, as far as I know, the only Ducati team rider appearance scheduled for the Ducati Community. See you there!

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Vicki Smith for Ducati.net's curator insight, August 14, 2013 8:28 PM

This is, as far as I have heard, the only appearance organized specifically for the Ducati Community at Indy this year . See you there! 


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Game of HYPE: Egg Drop

What do you get when you take two ultra-talented stunt riders, two brand new Ducati Hypermotards and only one hamburger? Answer: The Ducati game of HYPE! - Egg Drop. 

How many eggs does it take to win this challenge? Watch as Luke and Aaron compete to see who has the strongest combination of balance and accuracy as they battle to try and get the most eggs in the buckets. Episode 4 of 5 - Who do you think will win the Ducati Game of HYPE ?

Vicki Smith for Ducati.net's insight:

Love these.  How do we talk them into another 5 episodes???

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Vicki Smith for Ducati.net's curator insight, August 12, 2013 12:44 PM

Love these.  How do we talk them into another 5 episodes???

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Builder Interview: AreteAmericana 999 Italia | Vicki's View Blog on Ducati.net

Builder Interview: AreteAmericana 999 Italia | Vicki's View Blog on Ducati.net | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Every big Ducati event weekend there’s always a standout bike people leave the track talking about and Laguna Seca was no exception.  What was interesting about the bike that stood out a few weeks ago on Laguna Seca Ducati Island was that under normal circumstances, in a literal sea of Ducati’s, a 999 Superbike would be just another nice bike among hundreds of other nice bikes.  But this 999 stopped people in their tracks.  Subtle and elegant, the AreteAmericana 999 Italia is a lovely piece of work.  It’s also clearly a professional build. One look at the 848 swingarm and the beautiful custom seat treatment and it had my attention (as well as a good bit of respect)  so I decided to follow up with Bryan Peterson, who built it, to learn a bit more about this interesting bike, and how it came to be....


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Rotary-Mounted Cam + Motorcycle Gymkhana = Awesome

Rotary-Mounted Cam + Motorcycle Gymkhana = Awesome | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Motorcycle gymkhana is perhaps the ultimate test of any road racer’s bike control. Navigating machines through courses of curves and cones, it boggles even this veteran rider’s mind at the level of precision that goes into every maneuver, and every video of these special events is a free tutorial on the benefits of smooth throttle, brake, and clutch actuation.It’s not like we need a real good reason to post up today’s installment, but someone finally figured out that a counterbalanced rotary video rig would be an awesome point-of-view perspective for this form of two-wheeled racing.


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Vicki Smith for Ducati.net's curator insight, August 2, 2013 8:01 PM

 No Ducati content but given the amount of Go Pros I saw on Ducati Island the technology used here is going to be mighty appealing...

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Laguna Seca MotoGP Ducati Island 2013 | Vicki's View Photo Gallery of the weekend

Laguna Seca MotoGP Ducati Island 2013 | Vicki's View Photo Gallery of the weekend | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Laguna Seca. It's a favorite of the GP riders and the fans as well. In a 2013 season that has produced weather drama, crash drama, injury drama and tire drama, Laguna doles out just plain great racing, year after year. It's also the home of the biggest, most ambitious Ducati Island anywhere in the world and for me, 4 days of beautiful, "Kodak moments" all ringed in Ducati Red. Join me for a look at Laguna Seca MotoGP and especially, the people, bikes and passion, of Ducati Island Laguna Seca!

Photos and story by Vicki Smith 

For the whole gallery click HERE

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This is our favorite gallery of the year!

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Vicki Smith for Ducati.net's curator insight, July 28, 2013 7:18 PM

Always our favorite photo gallery of the year.....

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Video by nicky_hayden • Instagram

Better hold on its a bumpy ride. Some skill & luck to get away with that one. #SoreSack
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Video - the ride to bottlerock - RamiJaffee

malibu to napa. If there's music to play, this is how to get there. Rami Jaffee - The Wallflowers, Bottlerock, May 2013

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Popular “Day of Stars” Event Returns to Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix

Popular “Day of Stars” Event Returns to Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Event Provides Exclusive Access to Race Track and MotoGP Riders

 

Tickets are now on sale for the Day of Stars, a popular annual event that allows fifty lucky fans the opportunity to meet the stars of MotoGP, tour the race paddock, pit garages, discover the gorgeous Carmel Valley and ride on a world renowned race track, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

 

The Day of Stars is a benefit event for Riders for Health, the official charity of MotoGP, which is an international non-profit organization that mobilizes health workers in Africa with reliable motorcycles so that they can reach rural communities with essential health care.

 

The exclusive daylong event will be held on Thursday July 18, prior to the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix, featuring the MotoGP World Championship and is hosted by American grand-prix legend and Riders for Health co-founder, Randy Mamola.    

 

Day of Stars begins with a continental breakfast at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca follwed by a motorcycle tour of the scenic Carmel Valley. Participants will then return to the race track for a catered lunch before taking a private tour down pit lane. After which, guests will take to the track for parade laps. The day concludes with special interviews with MotoGP riders, team managers and special guests during a live charity auction to benefit Riders for Health, which is open to the general public.

 

In years past, motorcycle racing legends Kenny Roberts, Eddie Lawson, Wayne Rainey and Loris Capirossi as well as current MotoGP stars, Valentino Rossi, Nicky Hayden, Colin Edwards, Ben Spies, Cal Crutchlow and Randy De Puniet, have participated in the Day of Stars.

 

Tickets for Day of Stars cost $500, of which $375 is a tax-deductable donation to Riders for Health. Only 50 tickets are available and the event sells out. To purchase tickets call 904-419-9433, visit www.DayofStars.org or go to www.MazdaRaceway.com


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Vicki Smith for Ducati.net's curator insight, July 2, 2013 10:09 PM

This is the best access to the GP Riders during the Laguna weekend.  If you are able to make the event on Thursday, it's an excellent day for a great cause

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Range Rover v/s Ducati Multistrada

Range Rover v/s Ducati Multistrada | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

The Range Rover and Multistrada are both machines meant to take you beyond your everyday city lives. They’re meant to explore the spirit of Mother Earth. So, that’s what we did! 


It wasn’t supposed to be like this. We were meant to face intense heat, a lifeless land, and be left with huge boils on our skin – all of which was to be accompanied by an unending view of misery. We were to be in the largest salt flat known to man – the Great Rann of Kutch. The Rann maybe a harsh and uninspiring desert, but it has a colourful and rich history, which we wanted to learn more about. We wanted to immerse ourselves in its sheer beauty and walk on the land that was once part of the Arabian Sea – but is now one of the most lifeless places on Earth. We wanted to chat with the locals and understand more about its forgotten past. We wanted to talk to them about the Ghaggar River and the famous Rann Utsav. We wanted to stand and just gape in amazement at the still unexplained ‘dancing lights’ phenomena, which is famously referred to as Chir Batti. This wasn’t planned as just another comparison feature – it was destined to be a journey through culture and history. It was supposed to be a tale of four hateful chaps trying to explore the land that they’d heard so many tales about – that would have been exceptional.


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Vicki Smith for Ducati.net's curator insight, June 27, 2013 12:59 PM

We love this comparison, surprised somebody didn't think of it sooner! Good photo gallery too. 

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PPIHC: Carlin Dunne & Lightning Motorcycles Are the Top Bananas at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

PPIHC: Carlin Dunne & Lightning Motorcycles Are the Top Bananas at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

It wasn’t the outright course record that we had hoped for, but Carlin Dunne set a superb 10’00.694 time up the mountain on his Lightning Motorcycles electric superbike, besting the top gas-bike time of the day, a 10’21.323 that was set by Bruno Langlois on his 1205cc class Ducati Multistrada 1200 S.

The first major motorsport event to see an electric motorcycle out perform its gas counterparts, the 91st running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb will surely be remembered as a turning-point for the historic race, and also for motorsport in general.


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Vicki Smith for Ducati.net's curator insight, June 30, 2013 8:09 PM

Congrats to top 1205 class Ducati Multistrada rider Bruno Langlois for his excellent 2nd overall in motorcycle's and 1st in class effort

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The Bike That Saved Ducati

The Bike That Saved Ducati | Desmopro News | Scoop.it
For the men who clack away on adding machines or toil in the virtual hell that is an Excel spreadsheet, one Ducati motorcycle stands far above the rest: the Monster


It’s customary to praise Ducati for developing the sexiest, best-performing, and most-memorable superbikes on the planet—iconic shapes like the 851 and its smooth brother, the 888; dramatic leaps from the mundane like the 916; radical departures from orthodoxy like the controversial 999; and in-your-face technological feats like the Panigale. To name just the more recent efforts. But Ducati is more than a purveyor of dream machines, it’s also a business. And for the men who clack away on adding machines or toil in the virtual hell that is an Excel spreadsheet, one Ducati motorcycle stands far above the rest: the Monster.

Read more: http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/features/122_1308_the_bike_that_saved_ducati/viewall.html#ixzz2XBpRMo4R

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Vicki Smith for Ducati.net's curator insight, June 24, 2013 10:14 PM

It's remarkable really. 20 years. I bought my first one in 1995 and I haven't been without one since. It remains my "go to" ride. Thanks Miguel...

Vicki

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Walt Siegl Leggero racer

Walt Siegl Leggero racer | Desmopro News | Scoop.it
When he’s not building the world’s most desirable Ducati road bikes, Walt Siegl likes to head for the racetrack on his 916 or 1098. But he’s a hard rider, and his two regular mounts are now looking a little battered.
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