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New 2022 models of the "Land of Joy" presented in the second episode of the Ducati World Première: Ducati Scrambler 1100 Tribute PRO and Ducati Scrambler Urban Motard
The Ducati Scrambler 1100 Tribute PRO was created to pay homage to the history of the air-cooled twin-cylinder engine, fifty years after it was first introduced on a Ducati
The new Ducati Scrambler Urban Motard is a model with a contemporary look, designed for younger fans of the "Land of Joy" and for all those looking for an easy, fun and sporty bike
Borgo Panigale (Bologna, Italy), 14 October 2021 - Ducati Scrambler was the protagonist of the second episode of the Ducati World Première 2022 (link to the video here), which saw two new models – Ducati Scrambler 1100 Tribute PRO and Ducati Scrambler Urban Motard, that enrich the “Land of Joy” range for 2022 – presented to enthusiasts from all over the world.
The Ducati Scrambler 1100 Tribute PRO has been created to pay homage to the history of the air-cooled...
OOOFF!!…that bugger hurt !!
Been to the gym this morning so I thought I’d have a quick blast over the Helmsley TT this afternoon, ..all going great on my lovely 899 until a pheasant flew out of the hedge across my path, it just clipped the wing mirror stalk and took the screen edge trim off , then I copped it!! Fully grown pheasant at 70+ mph straight into the chest, like being hit by a cannonball !!
I honestly thought I was gonna pass out with the pain and it had totally knocked the wind out of me !
I managed to stop the bike on the road and got off and ended up on my hands and knees on the verge trying to breathe again, had to do short fast shallow breathing for a couple of minutes before I got back to normal, to add insult to injury, it had shat all over my leathers when I clobbered it ! Lucky to stay on the bike and I think I’ve got away with any broken ribs, but boy,..my chest hurts now, feels like I’ve been hit with a sledgehammer...
Well following on from my wanted advert for some 5 spoke Marchi’s to fit on my 748, I ended up drunk buying a 996s
I had recently bought the 748, had a few teething issues with it but on the whole I absolutely love it. The main problem being it wasn’t the spec I wanted. I wanted an S with the Ti forks and 5 spoke Marchi’s, but when my particular bike came up I had to buy it. It’s covered in carbon head to toe and just the type of thing I’m into, so bought it. I was still hankering for the Marchi’s and Ti forks though so started keeping an eye out for them. I then wondered if I wouldn’t just be better off buying another bike and swapping between the two until I had the spec I wanted, and sell the mongrel on. I had a couple of bikes on my radar just to see what figures things were making but wasn’t really in the position to actually buy one given I had bought myself the 748 and the wife a CB500 in August.
While out to dinner with friends and a good few sherbet’s already down...
Hello from Halifax, UK.
I have recently purchased a 1993 Ducati 750SS. Had been stored for the last year by the previous owner but I have got her MOT'd and serviced.
Working on a few niggles but overall happy with my choice.
Are those the right fairing decals for a 1993 model?
I recently sold my Monster 1200r and wasn’t sure what I wanted to replace it with. I didn’t really want anything new, and I didn’t want another naked bike. I really fancied going for a childhood dream bike, so I set out looking at the 748/996/998 series of bikes.
I found a few that I liked but for one reason or another they weren’t tempting enough for me to buy. I sort of settled on keeping the money and see if I could cope with only 3 bikes in the garage!! That was until I set eyes upon the 999s.
Now I loved the 916, 996 and 998 and when the 999 came out I was physically sick. I thought it was a disaster, horrendous looking and how fecking dare they (Ducati) remove the single sided swingarm? Come on Ducati, what the hell were you playing at? But Ducati must have known what they were doing because the 999 has slowly grown on me and now I think it’s an absolutely stunningly beautiful bike. So much so that I bought one!
As fate would have it my 999s came up for sale on the day the...
It's been a long road, been many a bump along the way, bikes been off the road for most of the last 2 years. Last year due to COVID. So I took the opportunity to upgrade the engine. I bought a non running ST2, engine was good when I broke it. I omly bought it for the camshafts.....and ended up using the barrels too. It would be rude not to right? Gearbox was also a lot better than the abused (previous owner) original in my SS which had flaking gears.
I shouldve done a build thread, I have loads of pictures and have learnt many things along the way which may have benefitted others. The engine is a proper frankenstein monster, which has evolved over 10 years and is still not where I want it.
Took it out this year and it was making a horrendous noise, so after running it briefly I took it off the road again. Turns out I had put the wrong input shaft driven gear in. I must have got the original mixed up with the ST one. It was whining and making a really loud mechanical noise...
The long-awaited guided tours inside the Ducati Factory will resume from 11 October 2021
Visitors will have the opportunity to walk through the production lines, observing what goes on inside the factory where Ducati motorcycles are created
Borgo Panigale (Bologna, Italy), 7 October 2021 – Ducati continues on its path of reopening to the public and, after restarting the visits to the Museum in May, the long-awaited tours of the factory in Borgo Panigale will also resume from 11 October.
During the factory tours, visitors, accompanied by an expert guide, will have the opportunity to walk through the production lines, observing what goes on inside the factory where Ducati motorcycles are created.
Guided tours of the factory can be booked on Monday and Friday, choosing between three visiting shifts in the morning (9.15am - 9.45am - 10.15am) and three in the afternoon (2.30pm - 3pm - 3.30pm). Online booking is required on the dedicated platform for both factory tours and Museum...
I bought a set of desmo forks about a year and half ago that had been involved in a crash thinking I would be able to get them fixed up as and when I found the money. This was for my now redundant 1098S build.
It turns out the only parts that were able to be reused were the top caps, springs and preload tubes, literally everything else had to be replaced. It took a while but I managed to find all parts new and genuine Ohlins, the main parts being:
- Gold outer tubes (from the factory instead of black)
- Both Inner tubes (stanchions)
- Both inner cylinder tubes (tube that piston goes up and down)
- Both Piston rods
- Both Piston holders
- Both fork bottoms (I got the last ones left in existence apparently)
- Both gas reservoir tubes
- All internal pistons, valves, seals, o-rings
- Both fork bottom valves
- Dust/oil seals and oil
- Upper and lower outer tube bushes
Unfortunately, since fixing these I decided to try and cobble a 1098RS together and using these would require...
.... and love it!
unfortunately not the best day to get out and about but a break in the rain this afternoon and i popped out for a bit. absolutely brilliant, looks the nuts, pulls like a train, perfect riding position for me too. to be honest first time i saw @tcrofty7 on here i wanted one.
i pulled the trigger on this and then 2 came up for sale on here! but Ducati Leeds have been good so i'm happy
Last year i did 2 weeks on the Monster, this year 2 weeks on the new to me Multi. Bloody marvellous.
The fens to Plymouth and back aside, the journey was fantastic.
Out of Santander toards Torrelavega then through the Picos to Riano.
Riano to Chaves in Portugal. 3 days of awesome routes around that area.
Quick stop of in Lixa to see an old mate and an eving in Porto.
Then down to Covilha and the stunning Serra da Estrela National Park and 2 days round that area.
Bit of a trek back up to Leon for a day off then a short hop back through the Picos and back to Santander.
2247 miles all in. Getting back into the UK and the tests etc was the only slight [email protected] ache but was totally worth it.
Totally recommend it.
The Multistrada V2 is the new gateway to the Multistrada universe: a comfortable, fun to ride, versatile and technologically advanced twin-cylinder bike
5 kg lighter than the previous version and with improved ergonomics, the Multistrada V2 is the perfect bike to experience the beauty of travelling every day
The bike will be available at Ducati dealerships from November 2021, also in a 35-kW version for A2 licence holders
Borgo Panigale (Bologna, Italy), 30th September 2021 - The first episode of the Ducati World Première 2022 web series (link to the video here) is dedicated by the Borgo Panigale manufacturer to the world of travel, with the presentation of the new Multistrada V2: the ideal bike to enjoy every route, versatile in everyday use and in the city, always with the sportiness and unmistakable style that characterize every Ducati.
With the Multistrada V2 project, the Borgo Panigale company has worked to further evolve the twin-cylinder of the family of Ducati dual bikes,...
Hi all, for sale my 900ss, hasn't run for over a year now. Tank was drained at the time. Prior to that i had serviced and fitted new belts on it went very well. 17k+ miles loads of paperwork with it, plus probably worth more than bike its self a pair of Dymags fitted to it. I have to reduce the fleet and i'm keeping the British bikes. £3250
So.... Like all my decisions, I spontaneously sacked off the Panigale V2 and bought a ZX6R.
"Why?" You might ask as it's a bit of a downgrade on paper. Well, for a few reasons. 1, the V2 just isn't as easy to ride quick (my version of quick ). I rented a ZX6R whilst the V2 was getting fixed and I was almost immediately quicker on it. 2, I plan to try some racing next year. Although I could have used the V2, it's just too expensive to run for something not going to be that competitive in a 1000 newcomer class and I'd get minced in the Ducati cup or whatever it's called.
The bike is a 2019/20 model (the one with the ugly face IMO) and had 900 miles on the clock. It's definitely no where near as good looking as the Ducati nor as trick with all the electronic goodies. It only has TC and it's pretty useless in the dry.
So, within a short window of time I'm 90% complete in terms of build and tested it yesterday. I was a bit rubbish and didn't take many before/during pics...
Been after a Ducati for years . The big 50 this year so went for it . After months of looking, I bought this 748 Sps . Loving it , a few little niggles , which is how I found the forum . Stupid side stand now sorted and staying where its put ! Rev counter a bit sticky , and a little fairing repair required . Need to find someone who can repair it without damaging the sticker, as the left side mid panel is available, but not the right ! , sods law .... Sent all the details to Ducati who have confirmed it is a ganuine bike / original engine etc .. Very happy with her ....
Ducati Roadshow 25/26th September at Bike Shed Motorcycle Club
Roadshow to promote new Ducati London store
Test rides of 2021 Model range
Ducati is set to return to the capital later this year with an all-new Ducati London store.
To support the arrival of the new store, Ducati UK will be bringing their Roadshow and demo fleet to the Bike Shed from Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th September 2021, 9am-5pm.
The Bike Shed Motorcycle Club in Shoreditch is a mecca for motorcycling culture and the perfect place to announce Ducati’s arrival in London. Its unique combination of café, bar, restaurant, and event venue, make it the ideal destination to spend time exploring the 2021 Ducati range.
And there is plenty to explore with Ducati’s range of motorcycles. From the urban Monster to the globe trekking Multistrada V4 S. Although the Monster and the Multistrada are the headliners for 2021, there is so much more to try. There will be the Superbike range including the Panigale V2 and V4 S, the...
The special version of the Panigale V2, created by Ducati to pay homage to the legendary career of Troy Bayliss twenty years after winning the 2001 Superbike World Championship, will be available in Ducati dealerships starting from October
Produced in a numbered series, the bike is characterized by the celebratory livery that recalls that of the Ducati 996 R of the first World Superbike title won by the Australian rider
Equipped with Öhlins components and embellished with details that enhance its sportiness, the Panigale V2 Bayliss 1st Championship 20th Anniversary has already entered the hearts of Troy fans around the world
Borgo Panigale (Bologna, Italy), 15 September 2021 - Production of the Panigale V2 Bayliss 1st Championship 20th Anniversary, the numbered series motorcycle that Ducati has built to pay homage to the legendary career of Troy Bayliss twenty years after his conquest of the 2001 Superbike World Championship, has begun at the Borgo Panigale factory. Starting from...
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