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Ducati World Première 2016 - six new models introduced

@DucatiUSA • @official_EICMA • Milan, Italy, 16 November 2015 – Streamed live all around the globe, the Ducati World Première 2016 saw the Bologna-based motorcycle manufacturer unveil its new bikes for the 2016 range on the eve of EICMA 2015. Buoyed by the just-achieved target of 50,000 bike sales and brimming with new products, innovative technology and plans for the future, it's a solid, confident Ducati that's heading to the event in Milan. These are true dream bikes: ready to thrill the swathes of enthusiasts soon to descend on the 73rd edition of the International Motorcycle Show to be held at the Milan-Rho trade fair from 19 to 22 November.

Monday, 16 November 2015 12:42 Published in Industry News


Breaking news! Ducati announces six new models at EICMA! Panigale 959, Multistrada 1200 Enduro, Scrambler Flat Track Pro and more!

On Monday morning Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali presented to the world the new 2016 models created in the Ducati factory in Bologna. Full details will follow, but here's what we know so far...

Monday, 16 November 2015 11:13 Published in Industry News


Ducati 2016 World Premiere: More than Red: Black, Wild and Pop !

@DucatiUSA  On Monday, November 16 at 10:30 am EST, Ducati will introduce its 2016 models to the world live online from EICMA.

Friday, 13 November 2015 15:04 Published in Industry News


Inside video: 2016 Ducati Monster 1200 R!

Thursday, 08 October 2015 10:41 Published in Multimedia


2016 Ducati Monster 1200 R Spanish Launch Report

Ducati invited the world’s press to visit the Ascari Country Club road course in the south of Spain near Ronda at the end of September to sample their new 2016 Monster 1200 R.  This latest Desmo twin-powered streetfighter is now the top-of-the-line Monster, and this naked offering is not short on top-of-the-line components.

Friday, 02 October 2015 23:40 Published in News


New Ducati Monster 1200 R Is Coming !!!

@DucatiMotor • (September 8, 2015)- The most powerful Ducati naked ever is almost here: a more powerful engine, a sportier chassis and an advanced design.

Tuesday, 08 September 2015 14:27 Published in Products


Adventure Motorcyclist to Race the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on a Stock Ducati Multistrada 1200 S

@DucatiUSA  @PikesPeakRun • Cupertino, Calif. (June 25, 2015) – Motorcycle adventurer and former British racing champion, Jamie Robinson, has teamed up with Ducati for an extreme demonstration of the 4-bikes-in-1 concept that defines the Multistrada 1200.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015 17:33 Published in News


Make The Most Of Riding Season With A New Ducati !‏

Ducati is excited to announce some amazing enhancements to its special offers on select Ducati models in Canada and the US. With riding season in full swing and an amazing selection of Ducati motorcycles on offer, now is a great time to add a new Ducati to your garage.

Check out Ducati’s new special offers at http://canada.ducati.com/special-offers-2015.do and see for yourself

Check out the Ducati Logo Helmet, based on Arai's new Defiant model. The Logo Helmet has aggressive styling and all new technology designed specifically for street riding without sacrificing style or performance.

 

Thursday, 21 May 2015 18:00 Published in Products


Lorenzo wins, Yamaha goes 1-2 in France

The Monster Energy Grand Prix de France was host to another dominating Lorenzo victory while an intense battle for fourth burned.

Fortunately rain was nowhere to be seen in Le Mans, setting the stage for an exciting and eventful MotoGP™ race. The French GP comes after a post race test in Jerez and many riders arrived in France with new confidence, direction and parts. Bradley Smith was one such rider, running new front forks this weekend and leading FP2 on Friday. Marquez and Crutchlow both also had new swing arms.

Round five of the MotoGP™ World Championship also saw Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa return to the grid, the Spaniard having missed three rounds after having surgery to cure arm pump issues. Returning for Jerez had been a possibility, but a test on a Supermoto bike had Pedrosa and his Repsol Honda crew air on the side of caution and wait till Le Mans.

Lorenzo had appeared strong again this weekend, as he had done in Jerez, despite feeling his third on the grid was one of the worst results of his career. A lightning start allowed the Spaniard to break away early, quickly able to pass Andrea Dovizioso on the Ducati and focus on riding his own race. One of Lorenzo’s strongest areas is his ability to run at the front and set incredibly consistent lap times when not having to battle with other riders. As in Jerez, Lorenzo demonstrated this incredible skill and was nearly untouchable. “I could overtake Dovizioso early and stay in the lead. I had to manage the one second gap and I had to push really hard even though the front feeling wasn’t great,” he said.

This makes it back-to-back wins for Lorenzo and reignites his championship hopes after many had begun to doubt the Spaniard. The MotoGP™ paddock heads next to Mugello, a favourite track of Lorenzo and one that has seen several outstanding rides from the Movistar Yamaha rider. On his current form he will be difficult to match.

While Lorenzo was surging ahead, Marc Marquez had a difficult start to the race, dropping as low as sixth before finding his form in the closing stages.

The Spaniard quickly caught Andrea Iannone and Bradley Smith ahead, leading to a fiery battle between Marquez and Iannone. The duo swapped positions at nearly every corner, giving spectators flashbacks of their Moto2™ days.  The performance of Iannone was particularly impressive as he dislocated his left shoulder less than a week ago at a private Ducati test at Mugello. Marquez eventually came out on top as Iannone’s lap times dropped off significantly in the final three laps, no doubt feeling the pain in his shoulder.

While the battle tore on behind, Andrea Dovizioso and Valentino Rossi had a brief battle, the Yamaha rider coming out on top. Issues in Jerez saw Dovizioso finish off the podium for the first time this year, this third at Le Mans is important for the Ducati rider’s championship as he sits in third with 83 points. “The grip after ten laps was not great, I struggled a bit. I couldn’t gain much in the braking. I didn’t have Lorenzo’s pace though. To return to the podium is important for the championship and us,” reflected Dovizioso after the race.

Charging through the field, Rossi seemed as though he may be able to catch his teammate but the gap never dropped below one and a half seconds. It had been a less than ideal start to the weekend for the Italian as he and his Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team struggled with finding a good setting. Big risks in changes to the set up of Rossi’s M1 paid off come the race as he once again extended his championship lead, now 15 points ahead of teammate Lorenzo. “We suffered a lot during practice because I couldn’t ride to the limit. We risked more with the set up for the race and I felt very good. It took a couple of laps to understand it fully,” said Rossi.

Le Mans was a difficult race for many of the British riders, both Cal Crutchlow and Scott Redding fell from the race in what was an overall disappointing weekend for many of the Honda bikes. The higher track temperatures on race day having a negative impact for the Honda riders who struggled for front end feel. Bradley Smith did well to finish in sixth behind the dueling pair of Iannone and Marquez after a strong showing earlier in the week. There were also reasons to celebrate for rookie Eugene Laverty, the Irishman scoring his first MotoGP™ points as he finished in 14th and as the second Open Honda bike.

The Open category was led by Nicky Hayden, the American also qualifying as the highest Open rider. He and Jack Miller had battled during the early stages of the race, but the Australian fell as he exited Turn 4. Local rider Loris Baz also finished in the points in 12th, taking his best ever MotoGP™ finish in front of a cheering crowd.

Miller was not the only rider to fall as he exited Turn 4, returning Dani Pedrosa also took a tumble there. The Spaniard was unhurt and remounted to finish in 16th, some 15 seconds out of the points. Stefan Bradl was another early faller as he continues to adapt to the Yamaha Forward machine. Both Aleix Espargaro and Karel Abraham were forced into the pits with technical issues, ending their races early.

- From MotoGP.com

Tuesday, 19 May 2015 10:47 Published in Reports, Results & Points


Ducati Experience Tour Demo Rides Come to Canada‏

@DucatiMotor  Ducati is pleased to announce the launch of the 2015 Ducati Experience Tour, a series of exciting test ride events making their way across Canada, bringing our amazing 2015 Ducati line up to a dealership near you!

Wednesday, 13 May 2015 13:04 Published in News


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