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Motorcyclist nabbed after naked "Harlem Shake" Ducati 848 joyride in Chiang Mai video goes viral

Motorcyclist nabbed after naked "Harlem Shake" Ducati 848 joyride in Chiang Mai video goes viral | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

A man who brazenly rode a motorcycle through downtown Chiang Mai while naked has been arrested after detectives were alerted to his antics through a video clip on a social media network.

It took five hours for police to swoop on the man after the clip of his raunchy romp appeared on the web yesterday morning. Police arrested Jetpol Chanboontawee, 24, and charged him with committing a lewd act.

Police Region 5 deputy chief Chamnan Ruodreaw said officers launched an investigation into the matter after receiving complaints from people who had viewed Mr Jetpol's clip.

Pol Maj Gen Chamnan said police traced the IP address of the person who first posted the clip. That person then identified Mr Jetpol as the naked motorcycle rider.

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Vicki Smith for Ducati.net's curator insight, May 29, 2013 11:32 AM

He was doing the Harlem Shake. Really. You can't make this stuff up.....


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The actual video is down but I did come across a link of the police interrogation. The kid is there with all his friends, he's at a table with a big blue microphone laying on the table, behind him are police and guys that look like the rest of his crew. They are going on and on in Thai but everybody is having trouble keeping a straight face, especially the kid. Based on the fine I don't think anybody see's it as a huge thing. If I rode naked across Chaing Mai doing the Harlem Shake, in return for a fine of $33 I'd be laughing too. Just saying.
wanderingsalsero's curator insight, May 30, 2013 4:20 AM

Looks like the Thai's in Chieng Mai have been watching too much American social media.

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spider-grips-ducati | Sneak Peak! #43 Micky Dymond's Pikes Peak Multi!

spider-grips-ducati | Sneak Peak! #43 Micky Dymond's Pikes Peak Multi! | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Spotted at California Speedway last week, 3 time AMA National Champion Micky Dymond on this beautiful motorcycle from the Falkner Livingston/Akrapovic Pikes Peak International Hill Climb team.

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How To Prevent Your Motorcycle Being Stolen - RideApart

How To Prevent Your Motorcycle Being Stolen - RideApart | Desmopro News | Scoop.it
You know what sucks? Getting your pride and joy stolen. You know what’s easy? Keeping your bike safe.

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The Grand Australian Roadtrip : Motographing 23,000 kms on a Ducati

The Grand Australian Roadtrip : Motographing 23,000 kms on a Ducati | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

The Grand Australian Roadtrip, put very simply and honestly, is a ride celebrating the innate desire that we riders have to ride a motorcycle on open highways under a blue sky. About having that freedom to stop when we want, where we want. The feeling of opening the helmet lid to let the cool wind hit your face and the scent of the pines invigorate you. That’s what it is, this road-trip. That and because it is cool to think you are MadMax for 23,000 kms! If you dont know who that is, read here!

For Charity? No sir. I believe that charity is a personal thing; I will do good to feel good. I will not to do good to be judged as a good person by my audience. I also do not believe in casting what my underlining objective of the trip is within an altruistic cocoon. And this is not to demean the plethora of good motorcyclists who ride for charity. My best wishes to them, and Godspeed.

But then there’s much more to this road-trip beyond the basic instinct of riding and taking corners on a motorcycle. It is a personal challenge, like all my previous road-trips have been, only tougher. The challenge is to be on the road for days at end. The challenge is to find my breaking point as I ride, take photos, take videos, blog, update social media, meet the expectations of sponsors, of my audience, of friends and family, and to manage my ‘office’ back home in Delhi (the xBhp HQ), which by itself is one of its kind in India where many a motorcycling ideas, events and motives have taken birth.

I will try to produce the best photos I can, posting them regularly on the blogs of this website. And posting them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and 500px. I will also be hopefully Instagraming a bit....

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We like this adventure because it's real, one guy, and a camera. And, the photos are good 

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Abandoned Ducati Prototype Engines - Motorcyclist Magazine

Abandoned Ducati Prototype Engines  - Motorcyclist Magazine | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Much like Harley-Davidson and Moto Guzzi, Ducati is associated with a single engine design—its signature 90 degree “L-twin.” Save for the V-four-powered MotoGP racebikes, it’s been since the ultra-rare, race-only Supermono single was discontinued in 1995 that the Italian firm has produced anything other than desmodromic-valved V-twins. But this wasn’t always the case. For the three decades prior to 1985, the year Cagiva bought Ducati and decided to focus almost exclusively on the V-twin layout, the company also produced a variety of singles and parallel twins, while the testing department experimented with a wild diversity of engine configurations and designs—most of which have been lost to history and not even displayed in Ducati’s factory museum.

Read more: http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/features/122_1306_abandoned_ducati_prototype_engines/viewall.html#ixzz2TqxAqZLJ

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Some of the cool motors on display inside the Ducati Corse entrance atrium

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Respect. | Vicki's View Blog, Ducati.net

Respect. | Vicki's View Blog, Ducati.net | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

This morning I got up at 3:30 am to watch the warmup of the MotoGP race from France live.  To be honest, as passionate as I am about the sport and the Ducati brand I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that the last couple of seasons have been hard to watch.  And that’s from the outside which is, lets be honest, nothing like being on the inside and taking it on the chin every day.  So the 3:30 am ritual for the Euro rounds has been less and less appealing, in the battle of sleep vs race fan, sleep has been winning....


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Retrospective: Ducati Sport Desmo 500: 1977-1982

Retrospective: Ducati Sport Desmo 500: 1977-1982 | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

The moral of this story is simple: Do not let non-motorcycling bureaucrats run a motorcycle company.

Ducati had a pretty successful run from its inception in 1946, especially after it introduced the Diana 250 single to the American market in 1961. However, financial problems cropped up in the early ’70s and, in the typical Italian way, the government stepped in to save the company. The new board, a governing body made up of gentlemen in Brioni suits, knew little about the realities of motorized two wheelers.

1977 Ducati Sport Desmo 500.

Although Ducati had made its reputation on singles, the board decided to phase them out after 1974…and replace them with 350 and 500 parallel twins. The idea of a 350cc bike was sensible, as the government provided a huge tax break for motorcycles under that size. And building a 500 version would be inexpensive, as all the hard work would have gone into the 350.

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Worst Ducati ever? (We still like them)

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Ziggy Marley plays music for motorheads in mountains

Ziggy Marley plays music for motorheads in mountains | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

A week after the Rolling Stones played a semi-secret club date as a musical publicity stunt, reggae scion Ziggy Marley did the same -- performing a short set of his father's standards and his own originals Friday afternoon at a remote roadside cafe on the Angeles Crest Highway, to an audience of several hundred motorcycle riders....

 

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This carefully staged, strategically leaked, private event was hosted by Ducati....

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This carefully staged, strategically leaked, private event was hosted by Ducati....

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Video | Crashed

Developed by The Colorado Department of Transportation, Crashed features a 25 year-old Colorado motorcycle rider receiving a "crashed" makeover to depict the most common injuries

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Cody Carson is a long time friend and Ducati rider and we are pretty proud to see him in this

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Cody Carson is a long time friend and Ducati rider and we are pretty proud to see him in this

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Ducati Monsters On The Green at The Quail Motorcycle Gathering | Ducati.net

Ducati Monsters On The Green at The Quail Motorcycle Gathering | Ducati.net | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

The final destination for the 20th Anniversary Ducati Monster Ride was the Quail Motorcycle Gathering, easily one of our favorite events of the year....

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MOTOGP: Ducati Goes Three Deep At Jerez

MOTOGP: Ducati Goes Three Deep At Jerez | Desmopro News | Scoop.it
Test rider Michele Pirro will join Nicky Hayden and Andrea Dovizioso at Jerez in the first of three wild card outings this season.
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Feature: Motorcycle Armor

Feature: Motorcycle Armor | Desmopro News | Scoop.it
The seventh in our Silodrome Selection series, an occasional round-up curated by Silodrome editor James McBride.The exoskeletons enjoyed by insects and crustaceans have a big advantage over our endoskeletons.
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Bein Sport SBK FIM World Championship Assen

Bein Sport SBK FIM World Championship Assen | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Race Coverage starts at 5:45 am ET 

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This is the link for live streaming HERE

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This is the link for live streaming HERE

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Lewis Hamilton talks of his secret love for MotoGP

Lewis Hamilton talks of his secret love for MotoGP | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Formula One icon Lewis Hamilton has opened up about one of his secret loves, MotoGP and motorbikes.

In his latest column for BBC Sport, the 2008 champion explained that he has always had a passion for motorbikes from a very early age.

He explained that every Christmas as a child he would always ask for a motorcycle but his dad said they were "too dangerous" and bought me a go-kart instead. 

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Vicki Smith for Ducati.net's curator insight, May 28, 2013 1:45 PM

Kind of funny, story about him meeting Rossi. Even heros have heros...

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Lewis shares his passion for motorbikes and motoGP . . .

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Your Best Guide to The Italian Motor Valley

Your Best Guide to The Italian Motor Valley | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Americans think they know cars and motorcycles. Sure we do, why wouldn’t we? When you’re the land that gave the world the Shelby Mustang, Dodge Charger, and Harley-Davidson, it’s easy to get a little cocky about your place in automotive history.

But let’s think seriously here for a second, if you’re going to really pick a place to visit as the “Land of Motors”, the Mecca of Automobiles, are you going to prefer to book a flight to cold, industrial Detroit, or to the warm foothills of the Italian motor Valley, through Italy’s Emilia Romagna region, and trek through the Apennine mountains? Not convinced?

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We liked this tour of our favorite spots in Italy...

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2013 Ducati Hyperstrada Gallery

2013 Ducati Hyperstrada Gallery | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

The introduction of the next generation Hypermotard has now further broadened the character of the model
family with a stylish and accessible mid-range tourer with everyday practicality – The Hyperstrada. While the
new range delivers a thrilling and fun filled experience, the Hyperstrada goes that extra mile to deliver long
distance adventure and enable practical, everyday motorcycling in absolute Ducati style.
Brand new from the ground up, the family introduces the new 110hp Ducati 821cc Testastretta 11° engine
in a new Trellis frame equipped with top-of-the range chassis components. While sharing the Hypermotard’s
sharp and sleek styling to maintain that essential Supermotard look, the Hyperstrada is factory-accessorised
with a full touring-oriented specification. It successfully combines performance with excellent ergonomics
and the Ducati Safety Pack of latest generation ABS, Ducati Traction Control and integrated Riding Modes.
Ample ground-clearance combined with a narrow waistline and commanding riding position gives the rider a
confidence-inspiring stance, ideal for dominating the every-day urban commute or long distance journey.
The new Hyperstrada takes the Hypermotard concept into the future with refined design and user-friendly
technologies that will enhance its appeal to a wider range of riders.

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How To Prevent Your Motorcycle Being Stolen - RideApart

How To Prevent Your Motorcycle Being Stolen - RideApart | Desmopro News | Scoop.it
You know what sucks? Getting your pride and joy stolen. You know what’s easy? Keeping your bike safe.
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DUCATI 750 SUPER SPORT

DUCATI 750 SUPER SPORT | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

There’s nothing like a barn find to get the motorcycling juices flowing, and this Ducati 750 Super Sport is one of the best. The bike was discovered in Belgium in 2009, after sitting in a shed for 15 years. It’s now been resurrected by Harné Heuvelman of the Dutch specialist Back To Classics, and it’s as close to vintage perfection as you can get...

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video - High Plains Driftin’ with the Ducati Diavel Cromo

video - High Plains Driftin’ with the Ducati Diavel Cromo | Desmopro News | Scoop.it
Sometimes you just need to push the boundaries. Like Ducati did with its power cruiser, the Diavel.


So we took a Diavel Cromo the desert, and in the best spaghetti Western tradition, let the horse run free. We hope you like the ride....

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Wow. Air, on a Diavel. We're impressed

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Ok, we're impressed.....  Most air EVER with a Diavel!

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2013 Quail Motorcycle Gathering Report

2013 Quail Motorcycle Gathering Report | Desmopro News | Scoop.it
Legends of motorcycling and over 250 classics from throughout the annals of motorcycling history met in Carmel for the fifth annual Quail Motorcycle Gathering.


Ducati had a huge presence once again as its North American headquarters is located nearby in the Bay Area. The Italian marque was also there to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Monster. What better way to celebrate the model’s success than to have the man who created the motorcycle himself, designer Miguel Galluzi, on hand to talk about one of Ducati’s best-selling motorcycles and sign autographs for fans. Ducati’s fervent advocate Vicki Smith presented two special awards on behalf of the Italian manufacturer, the first called the “La Piu Bella” award going to Jimmy Kilroy for his 1999 Ducati Monster dressed in an avante garde fairing. The “Passione Rossa” award went to another brand ambassador, Syl “Grandma” Salenius and her 2012 Ducati 1100 Evo Monster, her Evo sporting a license plate that reads “GMA’SBYK."

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 Nice write up on this best in class event.

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Checa will not race Monza tomorrow

Checa will not race Monza tomorrow | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Checa's shoulder injury forces him to forfeit the Monza weekend Monza (Italy), Saturday 11 May 2013: Carlos Checa and Team SBK Ducati Alstare have decided that the Spanish rider will not take part in today's sessions or tomorrow’s races at the ‘Autodromo di Monza’. During the last week Carlos Checa has been receiving treatment for an osseous edema to the humerus of the left shoulder. This physical problem conditioned yesterday’s sessions, with Checa reporting pain in his shoulder. Overnight the inflammation worsened and early this morning, after consultation with both the doctors of the Clinica Mobile and Ducati Alstare’s management, it was decided that Carlos should not ride and should instead continue to recuperate in order to be back in shape in 2-3 weeks time. Checa will therefore not participate in the rest of the practice sessions or tomorrow’s races and will concentrate on preparing for the next round, to take place in two weeks at Donington Park (UK).

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Photo Gallery - Vicki's View of the Ducati Monster 20th Anniversary Ride to The Quail

Photo Gallery - Vicki's View of the Ducati Monster 20th Anniversary Ride to The Quail | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

20 years. Ponder that. The only motorcycles that have been in production that long are class defining, life changing machines. Sportster. Bonneville. Goldwing. Motorcycles that redefined riding and how we did it. And now the Ducati Monster is among them. Clearly something needed to happen that was a proper tip of the hat to a motorcycle like that so we decided to do what it does best, we just went for a ride. 
And what a ride it was, a three day road trip from Newport Beach to Carmel for the Quail Motorcycle Gathering. Along the way there were stops at Ducati Newport, Ducati Santa Barbara, Morro Bay, Big Sur and even a couple laps of Laguna Seca. Great roads, people food and riding all ending at the best motorcycle show America has to offer. Epic!

To join us for Vicki's View of it all click HERE

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What a great road trip! Already looking forward to the next one... Hmmm.  Laguna SBK maybe??? 

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West Coast Monster Anniversary Ride – We’re off! | Ducati.net

West Coast Monster Anniversary Ride – We’re off! | Ducati.net | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

20 years.  Ponder that. The only motorcycles that have been in production that long are class defining, life changing machines. Sportster. Bonneville. Goldwing. Motorcycles that redefined riding and how we did it.  And now the Ducati Monster is among them. Clearly something needed to happen that was a proper tip of the hat to a motorcycle like that so we decided to do what it does best, we just went for a ride….

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Follow us on Instagram at Vicki_Smith and on Twitter @Ducatinet 

Coming up today - Bir Sur, Laguna Seca and the Quail!

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video - Ducati welcomes the new CEO, Claudio Domenicali

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Ducati welcomes the new CEO, Claudio Domenicali

Ducati revs-up a passionate welcome for new CEO, Claudio Domenicali

• Ducati gives enthusiastic support for new CEO, Claudio Domenicali
• Workers rev-up a ‘Ducati Desmo welcome’ below CEO’s window
• The Ducati Desmosedici GP race bike leads the impressive fanfare 

Borgo Panigale (Bologna, Italy), 29 April 2013 – After an emotional farewell to Gabriele Del Torchio last week, Ducati workers prepared for Claudio Domenicali’s initiation as the new CEO of Ducati Motor Holding with a passionate welcome, typical of the iconic Italian motorcycle brand.

47-year-old Engineer Domenicali from Bologna, who has been with Ducati for 21 years, could not have hoped for a better start as staff of the famous manufacturer organised a special display to support him in the new and challenging role of CEO. 

Gathering below his new office, the workforce strategically positioned the latest Ducati motorcycles, hand-built in the company’s Borgo Panigale factory, and with the company’s Desmosedici GP race bike leading the chorus, started the engines to rev-up a high powered, Desmo fanfare, bringing the new boss to his window. 

“My new challenge could not be off to a better start,” commented Domenicali, enthused by the impromptu ‘concert’. “It is a challenge that I face with pride, passion and extreme gratitude and I will do everything possible to repay the confidence that has been shown in me by giving my own contribution to the further growth of this extraordinary brand.”

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Escapes: Motorcycle show and celebration - The Sacramento Bee

Escapes: Motorcycle show and celebration - The Sacramento Bee | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Attention all easy riders, iron horsemen and two-wheel ethusiasts: Carmel wants you to pull on a helmet, crank the throttle and come for a visit.

On Saturday, the seaside town is to host the fifth annual Quail Motorcycle Gathering, which will showcase some of the coolest classic and sport bikes from "the past, present and future."

According to organizers, "the featured themes for 2013 include: The 20th anniversary of the Ducati Monster, antique, Japanese, European, competition, American, off-road, custom/modified and superbike." In addition to manufacturer displays and a for-sale-by-owner event, the event will include a new "Legends of the Sport" series. This year's honoree will be Wayne Rainey, three-time champion of the 500cc Grand Prix and winner of the Daytona 200 motorcycle race. Attendees also can enjoy a barbecue lunch with beverages from local wineries and breweries, plus live music.


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This event is the final destination of the West Coast Ducati Monster Ride, from Newport Beach  to Carmel with a stop in Morro Bay for the night, Big Sur for lunch on Friday and some Laguna Seca laps thrown in.  If you are a Monster Rider, hope to see you for all  or some of this fun adventure