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Ducati Chelmsford, Ducati Worcester and Ducati Coventry receive Dealer of the year awards
As showrooms are once again opening and we look forward to the season ahead, Ducati UK are pleased to announce the recipients of the Ducati UK Dealer awards for 2020.
The Dealer awards have been presented to three dealers each representing one of the Northern, Central and Southern Territories.
The dealer of the year accolade has been bestowed on Ducati Chelmsford (Southern), Ducati Worcester (Central) and Ducati Coventry (North).
These three dealers have been selected for this award due to a combination of sales performance, customer satisfaction, customer service and notably their handling of the challenges of the pandemic and numerous lockdowns.
Tim Maccabee, Managing Director, Ducati UK
These three dealers have shown incredible dedication and ability to adjust their businesses to the continually changing and challenging market conditions of 2020. These awards are a recognition of this,...
So you know how I’m too big for a 600?
well, approximately 12 hours ago whilst full of gin, I’ve put a 3 man team together (so far) and all being well purchased a little yzf125 that’ll soon be getting cartwheeled over the tyre barriers.
first race is 8th May at Teeside. I can’t wait to be lapped by a bunch of 13 year olds
So, this was a little surprising to me, as I was looking for an RD350LC. Having sold my Yamaha XT500, I was looking to rekindle my youth, but blimey - 2 strokes are now stupid money! Late night browsing, I started looking at 916s, as I fell in love with these when I first saw one at the London Bike Show way back when... Of course, they are also a little on the pricey side, and I couldn't justify the spend, so then settled on the 748. Here she is:
It's a basic 2000 E version, only 2 owners and 11k on the clock. Termi's and 5 spoke wheels, being the only amends from standard. Had the belts changed plus usual service as part of the deal. Only things that really need attention are the front fork slider's anodizing is failing, so need replacing (I'm assuming it wouldn't be possible to polish and recoat - so anyone have a set they want to sell - basic Showas?), and the battery has had a good go at melting the relays:
Other than these, it's really a deep clean for her and then...
Henning Jens has been appointed as new Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Board of Management of Ducati Motor Holding from April 1st. In this role, Henning Jens will be responsible for Finance, Controlling and Information Technology.
Henning Jens takes over from Oliver Stein, who ends his term at Ducati and accepts a new position as CFO at Audi Brussels. Ducati would like to thank Oliver for his commitment and achievements over the years and wish him all the best in his new professional role.
Mr. Jens completed his studies at the University of Applied Science Kiel, Germany as a Certified Mechanical Engineer. He then graduated with a degree as a Certified Industrial Engineer after further studies in business administration at the University of Kiel. In 2002, he received his MBA at Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA.
While complementing his studies in Germany, Mr. Jens worked as a self-employed Engineering Consultant.
In 1991 he joined Airbus Industries working in...
Has anyone torn down into their Panigale this much this during this covid time? These motors are beautiful inside!
I have 'bin" a member of the forum since 2018 when I had a Scrambler Icon, but it had to go due to my health. had a really bad year last year, heart attack in the middle of the lockdown, blue light to Blackpool and and emergency double bypass! So I turned 60 last week and bought this to keep my heart pumping!
Just posting to give the above a glowing recommendation when it comes to customer care and my recent experience during the last 8 months. I'd bought a Hotpoint dishwasher and had not researched that heavily apart from the customer reviews, which made it look as though it was a machine worth buying. Unfortunately it turned out to be a "lemon" and after two visits to try and rectify the constant problems I decided enough was enough today and decided it was time for a replacement machine or even a refund if possible (about 8 months old).
Well I don't know if there has been a change in consumer rights but it was like leaning against an open door, I got Incredible service from AO, problem over and they couldn't have been more helpful (full refund).
I’m lucky enough to have a detached double garage but it was in need of some TLC. The concrete floor was starting to break away in places, the walls were covered in dust and the kitchen units were falling apart. Storage wasn’t great and it was all looking a bit sad really.
I finally decided that this year was the year to spruce it up a bit. I wanted to make my garage a functional space as I not only use it to store the bikes in, but I also do all my exercise in there too. I wanted to paint the walls, fit a tiled floor, skirting and have some proper storage options in the form of racking. I had a small but manageable budget and the main reason for renovating the garage was for functionality not glamour!! I’ve seen some owners garages and wow, they are lottery win good!
I’ve spent the last few weekends working on the garage and although not 100% complete (new window and door to be fitted in May) and I’m very happy with the end result.
Here’s how I got on….
Decided to go with a...
Following a little off at Cadwell last year I decided to purchase some new fairings for the new year. I was keeping the same design and colours but wanted to make some minor amendments.
I decided to get the wheels (including WOW) painted to match the bike and I had some race decals designed. I gave it all to my local spray man for what seemed like an eternity (was a fit it in as and when jobby) and hay presto it’s all complete.
I’ve had the suspension set to my weight, clad her with new rubber and even installed an AIM solo 2 so I can see how slow I really am!!
I’m also trying a Constands centre lift this year to see if that’s an improvement over the standard paddock stands. It makes sense to me but we’ll see how it goes.
Collected my new bike today. Luckily it wasn't affected by the engine recall. Very happy with it so far, it does everything I want / need in a bike. Way more comfortable and refined than the BMW S1000XR I traded in and the wife really likes it too. Hopefully get the first service done soon then I can really enjoy the motor to its full potential as it's an absolute peach.
Here's my new Hypermotard 1100 Evo safely delivered to the barn today. I can't wait to give it a whirl over the weekend if I can get a moment to myself. This one was only registered in 2019, has covered about 3000 miles since and is in showroom condition. More photos to follow and will then be heading off east with me as my new island runabout to replace my trusty Yamaha NMax.
Been thinking of this for a while, i own a 999r Fila Replica #174
Its done 1500 miles with FSH from Ducati
It has ALL the standard parts + the race parts
Plaque (signed by Neil Hodgson / James Toseland)
Xaus related private plate
Its in stunning condition as you would expect
Testing the water for a guide to value - i am expecting the usual comments like a bag of carrots / swop for a Donkey, so please comment and lets see what happens
Snapped up one of the first of these to land in Australia. Purchased late Feb with an informal lease back arrangement with the Dealer so they could display it provided they put up a large "DO NOT TOUCH" sign and dropped in every now then to check for fingerprints or smears.
So have only had it two weeks and have been installing some mods plus it's been in the mid'30s here in Perth, Western Aust, so not comfortable riding weather. So she is not run in but I hope to do a track day in early May so hopefully things will cool off.
Mods so far:
C/F Chain guard/Swingarm covers/below seat panel covers/frame covers (more coming)
GB case covers and shark fin
R&G sliders and tail tidy
ASV short levers
Rear Cowl (wanted $900AUD Green, $400 Black, I would have walked out, got Green $400)
Leo Vince Ti "GP" Exhaust
Some Pics, first with the 2020 Gix Thou:
TRIUMPH 675 DAYTONA 2010
Wet Weight (with 7 litres of fuel) 169kg
Bike was bought with crash damage late last summer for a bargain price. I then fully repaired with Triumph parts for the road. MoT pass first time.
Then work to convert to track bike. The K-Tech kit cost more than I paid for the bike and was the most expensive item. Most parts were sourced over the winter months from EBay. Paintwork was done by me using rattle cans and lots of tea.
Finished the bike this morning bar a little fettling. Plan is to run this year as a minimum. First outing is Silverstone on 16th April and I cannot wait.
SPEC LIST/WORK DONE
· K-Tech DDS Lite shock
· Hyperpro RSC top mounted steering damper
· Forks stripped and rebuilt with K-Tech SSK fork kit. K-Tech springs. K-Tech oil
· Suspension set up by Steve Jordan
· Metzeler TD slicks (two sets of wheels – one slicks, other road)
· LighTech rearsets, road pattern
· Triumph lightweight...
Ducati Panigale V4s Corse edition 2019 (19) 2980 dry miles
Purchased from Moto Rapido just over a year ago with 900 miles on. Fastidious maintained and upgraded using brand new genuine Ducati Performance parts, Or high end established performance parts from the main players. (Please see options below)
Full and total Ducati service history/4 stamps in the book including pre delivery inspection and annual service completed today including front pads and all fluids. So no service required till March 2022. Full documentation including book pack, both keys and receipt/purchase invoices for upgraded parts. Further detailed pictures available upon request.
Akrapovic system including ECU upgrade fitted from new (including baffles) Sprint P08 Filter. Throttle spacers, EVO TECH Black upper and lower rad guards. Clear Stompgrips, Front fairing clear wrapped in matte. All original parts complete and boxed from new. Including exhaust system and any hardware, complete lower fairing, standard...
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