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I am currently living in Florida and after 20+ years of riding and wanting a Ducati, I finally made the leap about 4 months ago. I'm glad I did. I love my Multistrada Grand Tour. I have browsed this site searching for information and inspiration, so I thought I would join the group. Looking forward to any future conversations with all of you.
Hello to everyone.
Back in the nineties I remember seeing a 916 in the local Ducati dealership when I was at college and thought it was the most beautiful modern era bike I had ever seen.
Anyway, many years later I have been able to fulfil a dream and earlier today took delivery of a 996R which joins my little collection of bikes down here in Bournemouth.
Here's a pic - can't wait to get it out on the road when the weather improves!
Look forward to hanging out with you guys.
New to this form but not to motorcycling. Been a rider since before the age of 10 beginning with small minibikes moving up to enduro's and motocross. Started street riding 5+ years ago because I ran upon a deal from a co-worker. I bought a 1973 Honda CL350 for 100 dollars that was parked in a shed for 17 years that did not run. Eventually with a lot of work I got it running and cleaned it up and enjoyed riding the hell out of it. Always loved the looks and style of Ducati's and pulled the trigger on a 2012 Monster ABS about a year ago.. So glad I did. I love this bike and looking for another. Hope to learn as much as I possibly can from this site. Currently I reside in Indianapolis, IN. USA. Cheers to all.
Best-ever six-month period allows Ducati to end the year with 48,042 bikes sold in over 90 countries
China, Germany and Switzerland confirm their growth trend, improving results compared to 2019
Ducati Scrambler is the best-selling family in 2020 with 9,265 units delivered while the Streetfighter V4 is the most distributed model with 5,730 bikes
The new products in the Ducati 2021 range generate a very positive order portfolio at the beginning of the year which allows us to look to the future with enthusiasm and confidence
Borgo Panigale (Bologna, Italy), 13 January 2020 - Despite the complex global situation and the seven-week halt in production right at the peak period of the season that heavily impacted the first six months, Ducati Motor Holding concluded 2020 with a record second half.
Thanks to the results obtained from July to December, Ducati was able to deliver a total of 48,042 bikes in 2020, limiting the sales differential compared to 2019 to -9.7%. This is a...
Hi All, Happy New Year from East Yorkshire in Lockdown 3
Got my 2020 Panigale V4S delivered December and manage to get out on it 4 times so far, once to get PPF applied (where they took these pics). Bike now has the much needed tail tidy fitted.
Part ex'd my K5 and got a good deal on this, with extended warranty.
I've had a number of bikes over the years and done a bit of racing (Hottrax - Modern Classics, plus a couple of races with No Limits and some Plopping too). Wished I'd had a shot on a Desmo Due, who also raced with us at Hottrax, where I also did commentary for 2014 season.
I've also been lucky enough to have visited MotoGP at Mugello 3 times so far, including riding from UK once. What an experience!
I'm definitely looking to try and get out & use the bike this year, living next to some amazing riding roads in Yorkshire & Lincolnshire. Will be watching club racing, BSB, WSBK and MotoGP again this year & attending as many as I can.
If there's anything happening...
Digging through some old hard drives in lockdown, found this vid from 2005. I wonder who owns my 748R now.. (#242 I think) and my brother's foggy rep. Yep, we should have kept them both!
I still remember gaffa taping my miniDV camcorder that had cost me over a grand inside the single seat unit and wondering if it would shake to bits. It was wired to a remote lipstick camera gaffered in various spots through the day. Fun times.
Bike now on the back burner until I find a job, we needed a more practical mode of transport initially and I’ve saved the expense of having to buy 2 new helmets (we bought jackets jeans and boots with us on the plane)
Ordered a black rear spoiler to finish it off
It even projects a pony on the floor when you open the door
Today I received my signed copy limited edition Maria Costello revised Queen of bikers
I met Maria when I was involved in DD racing and we chatted on the pit wall at Assen (I didn’t know who she was at the time) we chatted about the racing and the boys I wonder if she enjoyed not being recognised at that time as the conversation was typically girls chat.
Anyway I have 191/200 and a dedication I’m chuffed to bits
2020 hey. What a year.
Last New Year’s eve I knew we were looking at a terrible year. My wife had just been diagnosed with cancer but despite the shit storm we had plenty of good times too and you know what, we laughed a lot too.
This is how it went.
Cancer diagnosis. Followed by the worst flu we’d ever had in our lives. Totally floored us, New Year’s Eve we were too ill to go out. We stayed in despite having paid for the bash. We didn’t want to give that shitty bug to anyone else, how ironic.
Saw the Oncologist again, he said something else had shown up too.
‘Oh ffs what now’?
She had two broken ribs (from coughing so much)!
‘Oh! Is that all’? We just laughed it was such relief. The Oncologist was a little surprised, we laughed at his reaction too.
Then the Mrs’s hair fell out, I had to shave her head.That was a weird one but we laughed, we actually laughed while I was doing it.
Out of the blue, a phone call, no warning, no preamble, Chemo cancelled half...
Through thick and thin, good health and illness the support this forum gives is priceless
There have been ups and downs but overall each of us has held our own
Wishing you peace,kindness and love whatever or wherever you all are
Oldie and newbies
To a great forum
Merry Christmas and love from me and my bins
Hi all sorry for the delay but been a busy week as you can imagine.
So introducing myself. I'm 44 year old firefighter and I've just bought my first Ducati.
Had all the usual superbikes over the years, R1 GSXR1000, Fireblade and my last bike was the kawaski Z800 which I had for about 6 months took it for a service and walked out with this bike.
Although after I put new chain and sprockets on it and paid for the service.
So not only is this the first ducati I've owner but also my first v twin but I have to say I thought my other superbikes were not only fast but awesome bikes. This thing is another level it's like a balastic missile
'twas the night before Christmas at the motorcycle store.
The sales clerks were gone; they'd locked up the door.
Back in service, the tools were hung with great care,
The floors had been swept, the workbenches bare.
Sales had been brisk, filling staff with elation
As they headed down south for their winter vacation.
The new shiny sportbikes had all been sold out,
And all that was left was an Indian Scout,
A Norton Commando, a Rudge Multi too,
And a black BMW R32,
A Vincent, a Matchless, and Velocette,
And a drippy old Brough that wouldn't start on a bet.
"This stinks," said the Norton. "We're just as fine
As those Japanese bikes the kids buy all the time."
"You're right," said the Vincent as he grew agitated.
"All I need is to get my back tire inflated,
Then I could compete with the best of `em yet."
"Me, too! I'm still fast," cried the old Velocette.
"If someone was handy, somebody smart,
They'd know how to fix us and get us to start."
And so while they grumbled and whined and...
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