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I've just returned to riding after an unwanted break due to the normal things in life like parenting and finances etc. I'm absolutely delighted to be back on two wheels and this is my first Ducati and dream bike. I've ridden on and off since my teens from field bikes through to Harley's and I've spent the last six months researching the perfect bike for me... half the fun!
Being 6'6" and wanting relative comfort but craving a performance machine I arrived at the Monster and rapidly found my way to the 1200R despite originally looking at the S. The R just fits me perfectly with the extra height and every time I set on it my heart pounded... a test ride sealed it. 2 months scanning the country for the perfect bike and toying with new ended sharply with this find ironically at my local dealer! As new with 1700 miles and half of the Performance catalogue already fitted... I found my dream bike One week and 250 miles in and I'm blown away. I work for Mercedes-benz so I'm used to...
Alessandro Valia on a Panigale V4 S for the second round of the Pan Delta Series of the Chinese Superbike Championship
Victories in both Race 1 and Race 2 mark the first international success for the Ducati Panigale V4
The result confirms the outstanding performance of the Panigale V4, the maximum expression of engineering for Ducati’s production superbike
Zhuhai (China), 18 June 2018 – A few days before of the official launch of the Ducati Panigale V4 in Asia, the official Ducati test rider Alessandro Valia scores an outstanding result on the Chinese circuit of Zhuhai at the Pan Delta Series, the Chinese Superbike Championship.
A production motorcycle accessorized with Ducati Performance parts, ridden on the track by Alessandro Valia, racing against internationally renowned WSBK-spec bikes and riders, achieving the pole position on Friday and the first place in both races on Saturday and Sunday.
Valia as part of the CER - Ducati Hong Kong racing team - felt immediately...
WDW2018 will see Ducati riders challenge each other on the Panigale V4 S
The race is the absolute highlight of the great Ducati gathering from 20 to 22 July at the “Marco Simoncelli” Misano World Circuit
Pass and ticket purchasing options are available from wdw.ducati.com, Ducati Stores or Desmo Owners Clubs worldwide
A few days after Ducati MotoGP and SBK riders confirmed their attendance at WDW2018, another exciting development has made the event more of a must than ever: The Race of Champions.
On Saturday 21 July Ducati riders will engage in a thrilling challenge at the Misano World Circuit as they go head to head on limited-edition Panigale V4 S motorcycles with a special configuration.
Shortly before the race, aerobatics of Italy's Tricolour Arrows flying over the starting grid will make the event even more breath-taking.
Twelve renowned riders, "Ducati flagbearers" past and present, will compete in an unprecedented challenge: MotoGP and Superbike riders like Andrea...
Just got back as left a little later than planned to avoid the rain. Really sorry @El Toro
Anyhoo, all went well, just gonna fit the tail tidy and exhaust hanger now, not much else to do really.
Verdict so far....Only running in and not broke 6k, but that motor is a torque monster.
Will post up some better pics when I lose that fuggin ugly tail and those ridiculous rear pegs.
PS, if anyone needs spares like discs, exhaust, mudguard, triple clamp etc etc, all the stuff I had replaced, just drop me a line as it will all end up on flea bay otherwise.
Factory tour and museum visit and plenty of time to walk around Bologna. Brilliant!
Here is where we stayed: https://www.booking.com/hotel/it/app...s=1&#hotelTmpl
Excellent, modern, well-equipped apartments which will each accommodate 4 people comfortably, 10 minutes by Taxi from the airport (13 Euros), 20 minutes walk to the Ducati factory & 7 minutes by train (1 stop) into Bologna (1.3 Euro). Borgo Panigale train station is a couple of minutes walk from the apartment. There is a new Lidl supermarket across the road from the apartment, about 7 or 8 minutes on foot. The apartments are behind an electrically operated gate so felt very secure and great for parking bikes out of sight. Cost 170 Euros per apartment for 3 nights. Bologna is a lovely, interesting city and very walkable. Highly recommended! We flew Ryanair from Manchester, flights were about £60 return each, just over 2 hours flight time.
well I have just left a deposit on an 848 Streetfighter.
Getting a service, check over and I should have it in a week or so.
Need a tail tidy and exhaust bracket and maybe bars as I have read that some others are more comfortable.
It’s got pipes and lots of carbon etc so if I need anything else it can wait.
Any tips appreciated.
Ducati riders are ready to meet fans at WDW2018
The Ducati MotoGP Team, with Dovizioso and Lorenzo, and the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati Team, with Davies and Melandri, have confirmed their presence
Also on the track are champions who have made Ducati history: Casey Stoner, Troy Bayliss and Carlos Checa
The countdown to World Ducati Week 2018 has begun. The biggest international Ducati gathering, held from 20 to 22 July, will attract thousands of Ducatisti and passionate motorcyclists from all over the world who are ready for the peaceful invasion of the Adriatic Coast and of the Misano World Circuit "Marco Simoncelli".
Preparations for this exciting and unique event are in full swing, and Ducati riders have already confirmed their presence. They are ready meet their fans in person and share with them their passion on the track and in the paddock of the Misano circuit, but also during the many activities planned for the WDW2018 in various locations of the Riviera Romagnola....
The new 'food factory' lies at the heart of Bologna's historic city centre and is open every day from breakfast time to evening drinks time
Hamburgers, craft beers, traditional dishes and pizza form an exciting new 'Land of Joy' menu
Inaugural event attended by Claudio Domenicali, CEO of Ducati, and Andrea Dovizioso, flag-bearer of the MotoGP Ducati Team
A second Ducati Scrambler Food Factory, the 'Land of Joy' food experience, has opened in Bologna. This latest food factory, located in the heart of the city centre, in via d’Azeglio 34, overlooks the suggestive Corte Galluzzi and the interior of the same-named tower that dates back to the late 13th century.
Conceived to convey and share a love of flavoursome, refined eating, the new Ducati Scrambler Food Factory is characterised by vintage design yet modern taste, much like the Ducati Scrambler itself: a unique experience that begins with food and goes on to encompass art, music, customisation, events, meetings and much more.
Well another midlife crisis, not really, just wanted to own another motorbike, passed my motorbike test in 2013, bought a CBR600RR, did the Police BikeSafe course and the Ron Haslam track day at Donnington Park, but it then became an ornament and I ended up selling it after 18 months or so, looking back the CBR was quite small for my size and at my age the riding position wasn't comfortable, but part of me still feels like I didn't give my biking career a fair crack of the whip, so at 48 I'm back in the saddle with this thing of absolute beauty, the Ducati's 848 Street Fighter.
I've taken it out for the first time and I'm already hooked, I've made quite a few adjustments, rear brake position, set rear adjustable swing arm back to standard ride height, changed the Oberon 40mm bar riser the CNC Racing standard bar riser that was in the accompanying box of bits, upped the DTC to keep me safe whilst I learn the bike etc.
Now for the simple questions and observations,...
After my workshop break in a few years ago now, I've been slowly rebuilding it ( with a year out on health grounds) with an Italian theme.. All Ducati Ferrari and Alfa etc..
I lost £5700 worth of tools and bike gear etc and only got a cheque for £1200 from the insurance even though we had every kind of policy, been with the Pru for 25 years with no previous claims. Beware of any small print I say..
Anyway one of those pieces of sporting memrobelia that I'm really struggling to replace is this freebie print which was handed out as freebies at dealers to celebrate Casey Stoner's Moto GP title win in 2007 on board the GP07
This is a photo of the actual print before it was framed and then nicked...
If anyone has one available please PM me as I’d be more than happy to pay for one..
PS... a couple of years ago I originally posted this request.. Been searching without sucess ever since, even wrote to many Ducati dealers, without luck..
I know it’s only a freebie print but I...
Picked up my new multi today, 2017 bike on this years plate. Only managed to cover 50 miles bringing it home as I had family duties. Still managed to fit my 595 Zumo and Navihalter mount, Ducati/Givi tank bag with ring, touratech side stand foot (that i kept from my hyper SP) and Ctek charging cable. Evo tech guards are going on tomorrow then hopefully Sunday I can put some miles on.
The clutch is so light, its going to take some getting used to!!
Been eagerly waiting for my first trackday with the MTS and today was the day.
Firstly, the bike works on track! I started in the red group (highspeed with plates) and it didn´t take many turns before I found myself scraping pegs, gearlever and brakelever keeping up with the fast pack.
- Standard Multistrada 1260S
- Front&Rear tires at 2.1 bar cold
- Tires: OEM Pirelli Scorpion Trail II
- Ride mode: Sport
- Front suspension: Preload 3 turns in, compression and rebound electronically set to max
- Rear suspension: Preload set to max (pillon&luggage), compression and rebound electronically set to max
Engine: Punch out of corners is amazing, 2´nd or 3´rd didn´t matter much, the oomph gutted me and the bike forward with ease. On the straits I could keep up with most of the R-bikes and I saw 220kph on the long straight at Rudskogen.
Quickshifter and autoblipper: Worked really good on track. Blipping down into corners without clutch was effortless and the engine breaking helped...
An actual "Monster Village" In the WDW2018 paddock to retrace the history of the Ducati naked bike
For the occasion the "Ducati Garage Contest" will be reserved for Monster customisers
Again this year DOCs from all over the world and the International Village
Borgo Panigale, Bologna, 24 May 2018 - The final touches are being made to the WDW2018 programme, which on 20-22 July will see thousands of motorcyclists arriving from all over the world at the Marco Simoncelli Misano World Circuit to celebrate and share their passion for Ducati.
This 10th edition of the rally will be a further opportunity to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Monster, the naked sportbike par excellence. One of the initiatives that WDW2018 will dedicate to this iconic model is the "Ducati Garage Contest", the competition that since 2002 has been rewarding the most beautiful customised Ducati motorcycles created by fans around the world, ready to be admired in the prestigious showcase that only the WDW...
Here's my review of the 1198 base model I owned for nearly 3 years....
I've read comments on here that the 1198 is the last of the analogue dukes, that's a fair summary.
I had mine from new having traded in a vtr sp2 for it. I ran it standard without any mods as it pretty much did what it said on the tin from the off.
The looks are sublime, I've yet to see a sports bike that matches the 1198 in looks. It were mechanical art from any angle.
Riding was a whole different ball game. I've run many a sports bike but this bike truly was a "racer on the road"....
Below 100mph no gear seemed suitable, the suspension was harsh, the riding poisition was crippling and the transmission snatchy (especially in town).... But when this bike wakes up, it is a truly awesome experience. Grab it by the scruff of the neck and ride it like you stole it and it rewards you with handling, power, feedback and pure adrenaline like no other.
The motor was the real surprise for me (I'd had vtr sp2 & rsv...
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