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Sorry about the swearing in the title, but that’s how I feel about it now...
@Sam1199 recently posted about a trip oop north (where its grim) and someone else replied that they’d like to read more travel tales. So here is one of mine...
Tomorrow I am leaving for a trip to Germany to ride the Nurburgring. I have been going most years since about 2001. To begin with I used to go with Simon Byrne (Byrne-up) and ride in public traffic at weekends. This was before the place became manic. Whilst there one year I was introduced to someone who was an instructor on the Motorrad courses that are run there each year. These are closed events for bikes only. Nowadays I only ride there at these events. Lapping in public traffic is too dangerous now. I knew somebody that was killed there whilst lapping in public traffic a few years ago.
I was signed up to ride the Motorrad event this year. It was in mid-July and Mrs Merkel wouldn’t let Brits in without quarantine at that time so I...
Just a day tour today.
Decided to take the GS as it has been parked up since purchase of the MonsterR.
Bloody capable thing for munching miles.
Anyway. Would say some great roads sort of between Aurillax, Saint Flour, Clermont Ferrand, Ussel.
Some pictures from today, sorry if the BM has got in the way at times.
I've always wanted a yellow 748 after riding a red one around Cadwell on a Ducati Experience many, many years ago and have been looking for one recently but it seems that I've bought a white 853 instead...
You may recognise it from here https://www.ducatiforum.co.uk/threads/old-school-748-revival.72860/
What I liked was all the oily and bouncy bits have been sorted but it's not pristine so I can use it and change other bits as I go along. Some stickers have already come off and more will follow, any furry bolts will get changed and any corroded bits will get treated (and 2 bins to keep some people happy!)
This evening the tail got swapped for the BP (no pictures because it's dark) however I now need a stock undertray and perhaps a tail tidy.
And a sprocket cover because it doesn't have one.
And a headlight bulb... how the f do you change the low beam? The bulb wire disappears into the headlight pod and I really hope I don't have to take everything apart just to change...
A special motorcycle as a tribute to Troy Bayliss: the Ducati Panigale V2 Bayliss 1st Championship 20th Anniversary
Produced in a numbered series, the motorcycle is characterized by the special celebratory livery that recalls that of the Ducati 996 R of the first World Superbike title won by the Australian rider in 2001
Equipped with Öhlins components and embellished with details that enhance its sportiness, the Panigale V2 Bayliss 1st Championship 20th Anniversary is destined to enter the hearts of Troy fans around the world
The video presentation of the bike, filmed at the Ducati Museum, on the track and at the Bayliss home in Australia, is available on the Ducati YouTube channel and on the Ducati.com website
Borgo Panigale, Bologna, 22 July 2021 - 21 has been a magic number for Ducati ever since Troy Bayliss sculpted it with his victories in motorcycling history. Precisely in 2021, twenty years after winning the 2001 Superbike World Championship, Ducati is paying homage to...
So after one of my custom painted helmets went missing when my kitbag fell victim to the thieving scumbags that stole the batch of bikes after the NoLimits trip to Portimao when the Hathaways yard was broken into, I asked Liam at LDC Designs who is building a great rep in the BSB paddock amongst other places to paint me something new ...
We started with a Bell RaceStar Carbon and finished with this:
On Thursday, July 22 at 16.00 (CEST), Ducati will present a special version ready to excite Ducatisti all over the world. The Ducati World Première will be broadcast on Ducati.com website and on the Ducati YouTube channel.
The complete Press Kit of the version unveiled with all product information will be available on Ducati Media House.
June‘21 Is The Best Month Ever For Ducati Which Closes The First Half Of The Year With Strong GrowthJune 2021 is the best month ever for Ducati which closes the first half of the year with strong growth
Borgo Panigale (Bologna, Italy), 16 July 2021 – The very positive trend continues for Ducati which, at the end of the first six months of 2021, delivered 34,485 motorcycles to enthusiasts, recording an increase of + 43% over 2020 and + 9% over the same period of 2019.
June in particular was the best month ever for the company with 8,598 units sold worldwide.
The order portfolio (motorcycles to be delivered) is the highest ever recorded by the company at the end of the first half, with + 63% compared to the same period in 2020 and a growth of + 284% compared to 2019.
Francesco Milicia, VP Global Sales Director Ducati: "The month of June was the best-ever for the company, confirming the positive trend that began with the excellent second half of 2020 and with the significant growth in the first quarter of this 2021. Despite the great complexity recorded in the supply sector and...
Hello everybody peeps,
I bought a 749s back in March. It was reasonably priced so I knew it would be needing some work. It was MOT'd (God knows how) so I've been out and about on it and I'm in love.
One of the things needing immediate attention was the split titanium (I thought it was stainless, but I've been reliably informed that because it sparks white when grinding, it's titanium) silencer. Piccies ....
As you can see, its fooked!
I called around maybe half a dozen welders in Suffolk & Essex, whatsapp'd them these piccies and they all said "No can do".
Fine, I thought, I'll get a new second hand silencer. The keen eyed of you will have noticed that its a symetrical silencer. I could only find the assyemtrical variety. Bugger I thought.
My brother in-law suggested I try whojamaflip in Clacton, I gave him a call and he put me onto JCG Engineering. Well this guy, John, has saved my bacon. He couldn't repair the previous rubbish repairs but he could sort out a...
Got my hands on a Marcol Moto Reve Racing Ducati…
A 748 with top yoke numbered 8….I am not sure but I think it might be the only 748 version in 20 as the rest were 996…Maybe someone can help me with this?
It has not turned a wheel in 17 years so I need recommission it but that has started already.
Washed it, stripped body work and tank, removed fuel pump, airbox and turned the engine over by hand.
Hoping to get lots of guidance from you all as this is my first Ducati
My son has finally started to show some interest in bikes!!!!!! Yay
Up to recently he couldn't care less about motorcycles and when offered the chance to have a little ride on daddies pitbike he ran a mile, his sister had a go though! He didn't like the noise and would never sit on my bikes.
But, yesterday that all changed. He came and sat on the pitbike and wanted to know about all the controls, he pretended to ride it and then asked if he could sit on the RSV4. "Of course Son, knock yourself out"!! He jumped on board whilst it was running, gave it a big fist full of revs and got tucked in. I was a very proud Dad!! (Mum not so!!)
He's only 6 and keeps asking me for an electric bike. I'm seriously considering this but don't what to get him? I don't want to spend a silly amount of money on an Oset as i fear he may only use it once and get bored of it. I need something light, good build quality and relatively cheap. I had considered a mini moto so that i can take him to some...
Ducati presents MG-20, the first folding e-bike in magnesium in the Ducati Urban e-Mobility line, developed under license by MT Distribution.
The new MG-20 is nimble and light. The sporting character of Ducati is underlined by its distinctive design, characterized by a fluid and aerodynamic profile, and by the sharp lines of the six-spoke rims, both made with a die-casting technique.
Frame, forks and rims are made of magnesium, a material that ensures lightness and solidity, thus providing maximum performance without affecting impact resistance. The small size of the wheels (20" x 2.125") and the possibility of easily folding the e-bike and pedals make MG-20 the ideal vehicle for urban travel, also convenient for combined use with public and private transport thanks to its minimum size.
The e-bike is equipped with a 250W rear motor capable of recognizing the road conditions, the slope and the force used in pedalling, providing the appropriate level of assistance depending on the...
Having 4 days away with the boys, ..ride all day, ..evening curry,..beers,…. talk bollox,…laugh like drains !
Bike is prepped and ready to go, only got this last year because we had a few European trips lined up,…that all got cancelled because of this Covid carry on
Somehow, I’ve got nearly 8,000 miles on it , .. I think somebody’s been riding it while I’m asleep !
Can’t wait to get away, great bunch of mates, the oldest one is in his mid seventies, looks like a little inoffensive village Vicar,…but rides like a demon!
Bottom of his number plate reads :-
“Let’s ride fukker”s!……… !
So I took my old 748 for an MOT today and it absolutely sailed through with no advisories, just lots of compliments! I had it out and thought bollocks, let’s go for a spin….. the engine sounded beautiful, that gearbox was like silk, tagged on to the back of a guy on a Diavel and he wasn’t going to get rid of me, then there was the guy in the bmw estate who cheered me as I overtook him (window down of course!) The prick in the grey Passat that pulled out in front of me tried his best to get out the way, he was fine! I’ve had load of bikes with plenty of bhp over the years but my dear old 748 made my Panigale feel a bit shit today and reminded why I love it…..it’s just so special and makes me happy when I go for my 16.00 ‘motorpint’ at the weekend…forza Ducati and thanks for my dream bike!
Too many issues with my v2, but mostly the unbearable heat have lead me to decide to move the v2 on. It’s great on a blast but the heat is such an issue, I’ve had previous Panigale, and 848 etc and none have been in the same league as this bike. At ambient of more than 20 degrees it’s up over 100 degrees engine temperature at the slightest hint of slow speed traffic or 30mph limits.
the upshot put bluntly is that I just don’t ride it enough…
So out the frying pan and Into the fire, albeit one that has a lot longer warranty (3 year on MV’s). I love triples, always have, and have really done my homework and the Euro 4 MV’s seem to be a lot better and I have to say it looks beautifully screwed together.
The bike has done 1k miles, so barely run in
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