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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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Vicki Smith for Ducati.net's curator insight, May 6, 2013 12:51 PM

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 

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Why The Best Way To Watch Racing Might Be Twitter | Ducati.net

Why The Best Way To Watch Racing Might Be Twitter | Ducati.net | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Does this sound familiar? Well here's the fix...

If you are a motorcycle race fan, chances are good you got up this morning, (as early as 5:30 am for those of you on the left coast), got all settled in for the spectacle of World Superbike Superpole being streamed on BeIn web live or on the tv if you are one of the lucky ones that has access to that, only to find...nothing.   

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After asking a number of web saavy friends why they didn't use Twitter it became clear that some people still think it's for posting photos of what you had for lunch....

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After asking a number of web saavy friends why they didn't use Twitter it became clear that some people still think it's for posting photos of what you had for lunch....

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B450 Scrambler by Borile

B450 Scrambler by Borile | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

The new Borile B450 Scrambler, is one of the most important new models created in the history of our company. This model will be available throughout Europe (supplied with EC Certificate of Conformity) and shortly thereafter will be available in several other countries worldwide. The Scrambler is the first Borile motorcycle to feature our brand new Borile engine, this single-cylinder engine features a Ducati supplied top-end (from their Desmodue range) mated to a Borile bottom-end. The Scrambler is now ready to be launched to the worlds motorcycle press, more information will follow...

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We have been waiting for this introduction for awhile now. We love air cooled single cylinders and this one has the looks and the pedigree to pull it off.

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 We love air cooled single cylinders and this one has the looks and the pedigree to pull it off....

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Cycle News - From World Supers To You

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Thank Carlos Checa And CO. For Getting Us A Better Panigale...

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The Panigale article starts on page 56...

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European Motorcycle Show - Saturday, April 6th San Jose, CA

European Motorcycle Show - Saturday,  April 6th  San Jose, CA | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

Santa Clara County Fairgrounds

San Jose, California

Ducati Vintage Club’s Annual

European Motorcycle* Show

For mre info:

www.eurobikeshow.com

or email: info@eurobikeshow.com

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They combine this show with the Japanese Motorcycle Show and the British Motorcycle show in seperate halls. It's a great event 

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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

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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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Italian Custom Motorcycles by Uli Cloesen

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talian Custom Motorcycles – The Italian Chop – Choppers, Cruisers, Bobbers, Trikes & Quads



Features

• The custom-built side of Italian motorcycles 
• See how iconic brands like Ducati and Moto Guzzi work as custom bikes
• Aimed at Italian bike aficionados, as well as lovers of custom bikes
• The first book of its kind
• Stunning photography of finished projects
• Owners’ stories and technical descriptions
• Refreshing change from the long-established Harley Davidson custom scene



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Not for everybody but the first time we have seen a book focused on this side of the Italian bikes

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Not for everybody but the first time we have seen a book focused on this side of the Italian bikes

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Austin GP – More special perks for Ducati owners! | Ducati.net

Austin GP – More special perks for Ducati owners! | Ducati.net | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Details for Ducati ticket package holders on track walk and track lap

Ducati ticket package holders are cordially invited to participate in the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas Ducati Track Walk on Friday, April 19 and Manufacturer Track Lap on Saturday, April 20.

Click HERE for more details and a map of the track

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Things are shaping up for the Grand Prix of the Americas. Follow Ducati.net for on site coverage all weekend

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Indy MotoGP In Style With Duc Pond Motorsports!

Indy MotoGP In Style With Duc Pond Motorsports! | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Ducati Winchester, the home of Duc Pond Motosports, would like to invite you to spend the Indianapolis MotoGP with us in style!  We have reserved one of the infamous Gasoline Alley Suites, located on pit lane above the MotoGP garages, and we have a limited number of spots available to you all.  Included in the package are hotel accommodations for Friday and Saturday night, a general admission ticket for the MotoGP on Aug. 16-18, a suite access pass, meals on select days (snacks will always be available), beverages, and the really cool one is we have access to a limited number of Paddock passes, which are not available to the public at Indy.. This is the place to get up close with the men and their machines, where you can feel the power…

                Pricing for this amazing opportunity is as follows: $600 per person with a shared room, $650 per person for a single occupancy room, and if you want to make your own lodging arrangements, it is $400 per person.

 

                We are currently taking non-refundable deposits of $300 per person to reserve your space, and slots are filling up quickly, so don’t delay!  Reservations can be made by calling Ducati Winchester at 540-667-3498. 

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Ducati Grandstand CotA tickets – a mistake has been made regarding the gift kit vouchers, here’s the situation…

Ducati Grandstand CotA tickets – a mistake has been made regarding the gift kit vouchers, here’s the situation… | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Important Update on CotA Ducati Grandstand tickets:

If you purchased tickets for the Circuit of the Americas Ducati Grandstand:

When you receive your tickets for the CotA Austin Ducati grandstands and find only one grandstand gift kit voucher and one Ducati parking pass, even though you purchased two or more tickets, CotA is aware there was a mistake by the ticket printer in shipping and they are sorting it out. They just discovered this today but the ticket printer has been asked to mail the missing items so watch for them in the mail.

Please pass the word to anyone you know that might be attending.


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This should turn out to be no big deal because it was caught well in time.

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This should turn out to be pretty much nothing because it was caught well in time.....