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Picked up my 959 on Saturday and managed to get her home..before it rained!!
Today I've been out all day, I simply love it!! The Akras are so loud !!
I've come from a Gsxr 600, but it's light years apart, I'm so impressed with it, the auto shift is amazing, the low down torque and not to mention the grip and way it corners , she simply wants to lean over.
The only issue is the speed, I'm used to hanging on the throttle and seeing triple digits come up after 12k revs, I pulled out of my village turned onto the main road and thought take it easy so low revs through the box, I'm thinking yep that's up to 70, just over a ton.. without even trying!
Also I've noticed how stable and well balanced it is especially at slow speed or pulling up to the lights ..
All packed away and ready to take me to work tomorrow !!
Tail tidy and pegs to sort!!
The Ducati museum will extend opening hours to the whole weekend
With an average of over 40,000 visitors per year, it is Bologna's second most visited museum
Recently renovated, it displays the motorcycles that have made the history of Ducati great
Every motorcycle on display is a work of art, underlined by the dedicated artistic installations
Borgo Panigale, Bologna (Italy), 16 May 2017 – Starting from May, the new Ducati Museum extends opening hours to Sundays, from 9am to 6pm as on other days. For the entire summer, the new Ducati Museum will in fact welcome numerous tourists from all over the world throughout the weekend while Wednesday will continue to be the weekly closing day.
Inaugurated last September with a new graphic and narrative layout, the new Ducati Museum is full of new features including the space given to road bikes that have made the history of Ducati great. In the new Ducati Museum every motorcycle on display is treated as a work of art, which is underlined...
A customer booked his bike in with us for a complete respray a few weeks ago. It was a category d insurance right off that he picked up for an absolute bargain. All new bodywork was purchased though unfortunately was terrible quality and I spent hrs trying to make it fit. We've gone for Audi Nardo grey which is what seems to be the in colour to have your R8 these days. Coupled with a matte lacquered belly pan it should look clean and classy.
Good to have a Brit back in moto 2.
18 hours ago
Tarran Mackenzie joins Kiefer Racing in Moto2™
Scotsman in for the rest of the season to replace Danny Kent
Tags Moto2, 2017, Tarran Mackenzie, Kiefer Racing
After Danny Kent left Kiefer Racing ahead of the race at the Circuit of the Americas, the intermediate class team will be bringing in Tarran Mackenzie for the rest of the season.
A Red Bull Rookie in 2012 and 2013, Mackenzie was British Supersport Champion last year – and is currently on a 100% win record after the first six races of 2017 in the class. Now a new challenge awaits in the Moto2™ World Championship, as he prepares to debut for Kiefer in Le Mans.
Tarran Mackenzie: "I'm incredibly grateful for the opportunity that Kiefer Racing have offered me in the Moto2 World Championship, and I'm looking forward to this new challenge, although it won’t be easy in this Championship. I will always do my best to justify the confidence in me that...
Despite being less than enamoured by them at launch, Ive just bought one. Eek. The bastards grew on me. I was considering an R1M as mate has one and theyre pretty awesome. But I found it hard to move away from v twins as I love v twins. Love em. This marks the end of 5yrs of saving up as Ive just spunked it all in seconds all over its chin.
Guess I'd better sell my 1198 quickly as Ive had to put a chunk on my visa temporarily until it does so. Im putting the 11 back to OEM.
So for the time being I own a 916, an 1198 and now a 1299S. Jeez. Im pretty skint now but fuck it. With the way the world is, live for today and screw tomorrow.
Special grandstands reserved for Ducatisti at the most spectacular international racetracks
The first date is 13 and 14 May at Imola for the Superbike World Championship
Tickets available at official Ducati dealers and on the Ducati.com website
Borgo Panigale, Bologna, Italy, 9 May 2017 – The World MotoGP and Superbike Championships are heating up and Ducati is back with the Ducati Grandstands – a front row seat reserved in a dedicated grandstand for its fans to follow the races from the most spectacular sections of the racetrack. A privileged position for cheering on the two riders of the Ducati MotoGP team, Andrea Dovizioso and Jorge Lorenzo, and the two riders of the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati Superbike team, Marco Melandri and Chaz Davies. A special occasion with a series of exclusive extras for an unforgettable race experience.
The package guarantees an authentically exclusive experience thanks to a series of extras that will make the race-day even more special....
BikeSafe takes delivery of ten Ducati Multistrada 1200 as it joins forces with the RAF to improve service personnel motorcycle training.
BikeSafe take delivery of ten Ducati Multistrada 1200 motorcycles
Highways England support BikeSafe with funding
BikeSafe provide RAF personnel with training
RAF Brize Norton was the location for the official handover of ten Ducati Multistrada 1200 motorcycles to BikeSafe, a police led initiative to reduce the number of motorcyclists involved in accidents on the road by improving skills, knowledge and hazard awareness. The location was also chosen to highlight BikeSafe’s partnership with the RAF that will involve the police putting an estimated 2,500 motorcycle riding RAF personnel through the workshops.
The Multistrada 1200 was chosen by BikeSafe after an extensive evaluation process and deemed to be the most suitable motorcycle to assist the various forces throughout the UK to deliver the BikeSafe workshops, feature at shows, events and...
Make your MCN festival of Motorcycling a Ducati experience with up to fifty demonstrators to try this weekend
Ducati to attend MCN festival of Motorcycling with three fleets of demonstrators
An unprecedented sixty five Ducati motorcycles will be transported to Peterborough for the MCN festival of which fifty will be available to test
First time both the XDiavel experience and Multistrada Enduro experience course has visited the UK
Ducati UK will attend the MCN festival of biking on the 13-14 May with an unprecedented sixty-five display and demonstrator motorcycles.
The selection of bikes will consist of three separate fleets, one from the Ducati UK roadshow and two shipped over from Italy that will include the Multistrada Enduro experience and the XDiavel experience.
The Multistrada Enduro experience course is a dedicated off road riding course and has to date only been available in Italy. The fleet is made up of fifteen Multistrada Enduro specifically prepared for off-road...
Had a crazy couple of days at the Nurburgring this weekend on the BMW with a group of mates in shiny cars. On Sunday they were running the combined Nordschleife and GP circuit which was pretty awesome and something I have wanted to do for a while. Unfortunately it is not the full GP circuit missing out the bottom section with the really fast left hander coming up the hill but it is still enough to get a good run at it.
The track was super busy and loads of crashes meant they would close it then it would be even more busy as everybody tried to get laps in once it opened again. Just as I was getting keyed into the BMW after riding the R6 for the last few months this idiot pulled out on me without looking in his mirrors. He nearly pulls out into the Porsche in front of me so I should have spotted that he was dangerous but that's easy to say in hindsight. Being a road there was no apologies from the driver since he did not want to admit blame. The police however had other ideas since...
2008 Ducati 1098R.
10,000 miles, mint condition, mot Aug.
Full Akrapovic Titanium Evo Exhaust system, new front tyre.
Alarmed, bike comes with front & rear stand.
Some service history, but maintained by Rich Llewellin ( Louigi Moto).
Bike not crashed or damaged, excellent condition
Sorry picture shows old exhaust system
Race 2 double podium for Be Wiser Ducati
First victory of the season for Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne
Glenn Irwin scores his highest finish with a 2nd place
Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne gets his championship title defence back on track with his first victory of the year and valuable points and podium credits at Oulton Park
Shakey started from pole but championship leader Leon Haslam got the better of the Be Wiser Ducati rider going into Old Halls Bend. Despite sticking with Leon throughout the race Shakey was unable to make a pass and eventually brought his Panigale home for his first podium of the season.
Glenn Irwin was battling for 4th at one point, managing to stay on his bike after a huge moment but lost ground and finished in 9th. John ‘Hopper’ Hopkins started in 12th but dropped back to 14th after a coming together with Brookes.
Shakey lined up on the front row of the grid in 3rd with his teammate Irwin just behind him in 4th. Both Be Wiser Ducati riders lost...
Joe Collier takes the Ducati Performance TriOptions Cup championship lead
Pole, fastest lap and race win for Collier in Race 1 and Race 2
Moto Rapido win their 2nd dealer award
Joe Collier again showed dominant form in Round 3 of the Ducati Performance TriOptions Cup at Oulton Park with a hat-trick of pole, fastest lap and race win in both races.
Pole-sitter Joe Collier’s charge to his 4th victory out of 5 races was temporarily put on hold during Race 1 at Oulton Park. The Red Flag was shown when several riders crashed out unhurt at Hizzy’s Chicane following a water leak from Jonathan Railton’s (Boast Plumbing) bike.
As the lights went out a second time, Collier kept his position into Old Hall Corner and went on to pull a 2 second gap over the rest of the field by the end of Lap 2 of the 5-lap restart race. Collier finally took the chequered flag in commanding fashion completing a hat-trick of pole, fastest lap and race win.
Rob Guiver (Ducati Romford / Hyside Racing)...
Well, today is my 60th. My sons have clubbed together and got us a VIP Hospitality package for this years MotoGP at Silverstone. Cant wait, breakfast, hot buffet, free drinks and wine over the 3 days, paddock passes, meet and greet the teams, garage tour etc. Really looking forward to this. Who said getting old is boring...
I bought myself a bit of a classic last week and my 1st non Ducati in about 5 years.
I've made some financial decisions to allow me to bring retirement forward a few years, so a new bike is not on the radar for 2 - 3 years. I have wanted a bit of a project for a while as my bikes don't need anything doing to them and I do enjoy spinning the spanners. I was looking at a classic Ducati on here, but it didn't come to pass, so what do I buy?
I do like the Scrambler Urban Enduro, but it's still a new bike, so won't need much doing to it.
So I decided to go for a bit of a classic.
916?, 999?. Well I already have sport bikes and It would have to be an R or SPS and I dodn't want to spend that kind of money at this point in time.
Honda VTR SP1. A bike I've always liked, but another twin sportsbike.
'98 R1, early Fireblade, again, sports bikes.
Well I decided to go for a 2 stroke to relive my youth.
I looked at an RGV250 and Aprilia RS250, but I've never owned either and they...
I've finally run out of patience with my second Panigale and traded in my 1299. A whole slew of reasons led to my decision. But let's just leave it as you'll struggle to find anyone who has drunk more coffee at their dealer and utilised the warranty more on an 899 and 1299. After the 899 I thought I'd used my share of bad luck. However, the universe had other ideas.
It was a disappointing decision to have to make on what was the bike I had dreamt of owning since I was 6. A decision made easier though by my work life being too busy, to foresee getting near a track this year.
I was all set to buy a new 1200 DVT then I had a full day on an S last week with sunshine and dry roads. I'd ridden the 1299 and 1299S lots and lots and never thought the suspension on the S was worth the premium. In fact I felt the same about the S1000RR.
In a nutshell for the Multi, never, ever have a base and S version of a motorcycle been so night and day different. After getting over the euphoria of...
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