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Ducati, Automobili Lamborghini, Pirelli, Zaha Hadid Design, Walter De Silva and Tom Dixon discuss beauty and audaciousness in design
The exclusive Diavel 1260 S Materico concept bike, specially built for the occasion, will remain on show at The Manzoni throughout Milan Design Week
Recent winner of the "Red Dot Award: Best of the Best", the new Diavel 1260 strengthens its style icon status
Borgo Panigale, Bologna / Milan, 10 April 2019 – A round table at Milan Design Week has given Ducati an opportunity to present the styling process that led to the birth of the new Diavel 1260 and share its passion for beauty and innovation in design with other major protagonists.
Design, and the 'personality' of its bikes, has always been a Ducati core value, as the company's participation in Milan Design Week clearly demonstrates. The powerful, beefy Diavel 1260 is emblematic of an audacious, visionary process, hence the Bologna-based bike manufacturer's "Beautiful Boldness/Visionary Design"...
Sitting outside my local Starbucks (3 miles from home) I always start my rides here of a weekend mulling over a copy of MCN, just had someone walk up and say “lovely bike mate, bet it sounds great, always wanted on of those”, so that’s it then, my work here is done, may as well go home?.
Good Evening Dave’s
Yesterday I picked up my very first Ducati and obviously very First Panigale. A beautiful 2015 1299s
All happened a bit quick last week but delighted to finally have taken the plunge after 4 long years of waiting
Look forward to being able to join in now on the forum rather than just lurk, and maybe meet up with any Southern UK folk
One very happy Panigale owning Moose
I opened Practical Sportsbikes after it just dropped through the door and quickly opened it to see if Exact Fit belts had been mentioned having just had 2 orders going to MCN / PSB staff. Checked if Chris (Editor) had done an article on his belt change and mentioned our belts - but nothing there yet
Then found this very pleased...
Following on from my thread of a couple of weeks ago about buying a Colin Edwards Arai helmet, I now only had 2 helemts in an eBay watch list which I've had going for years, a Steve Hislop and Nori Haga "Monza" replica. I thought "I'm safe for a while, it took me years to find the Edwards Laguna Seca, these 2 helmets never get listed in my size and mint condition" ...........................A "Hizzy" appeared the same day.
"Bollocks" Never mind, all is not lost, it's probably a dog of a helmet, but I must make sure, you understand. I contact the seller for info and more pictures. He's worn it twice, it's mint inside and out, with only 2 very, very minor marks on the rear where he caught it against his house wall.
How do I get out of this? ...............Right, I'm down that there London when the auction ends, I'll put Bidmate on the case with a bid far less than I've seen these go for in the past. I can't bid on it as I'm not near the computer,...
A fleet of up to 20 of the new Diavel 1260 will be available to test ride.
The Multistrada experience features test rides of both the Multistrada 1260 and the Multistrada 950.
Acquire some off road skills and test the Multistrada 1260 Enduro with instructors from the DRE Enduro Academy.
The Ducati roadshow will be in attendance with selected models from the Ducati and Scrambler ranges.
If you are a Ducati fan or always wanted to experience the thrill of a riding a Ducati, then there has never been a better opportunity than at this year’s MCN festival.
Ducati will be in attendance at the East of England Arena, Peterborough from the 18th to 19th May, with no less than four fleets covering almost every type of riding you would wish to experience.
For the first time in the UK there will be a fleet of 20 of the new Diavel 1260 fleet. The Diavel, first launched in 2010 see its first major update. The new Diavel 1260 features the Testastretta DVT 1262 engine, Ducati Quick Shift...
As most on here know I’ve been toying with the idea of switching from sports bikes to a Diavel since 2014 when I first test rode one. At the time I said it was a brilliant bike but after a few hours it was uncomfortable on my coccyx. However the yearning (if I can call it that) for one hasn’t diminished over the past 5 years.
When Ducati launched the new one last year I decided to put a deposit down on one (1260S) but with the proviso that if I didn’t like it when it actually rocked up that I could cancel. Added to that is the fact that we’ve since moved house and my garage space has shrunk and I need it to fit in the garage with my other bike and other stuff I’ve got in it. The dealer agreed.
Anyway after a few false starts (moving house, shit weather, personal commitments etc) I finally had a full day with the base model today. I managed to cover over 260 miles during the day and purposely covered motorways, A roads, B roads, potholed roads, steep roads, shitty roads etc...
The New Diavel 1260 Receives The Prestigious "red Dot Design Award 2019" For Its Unmistakeable StyleDucati wins the "Red Dot: Best of the Best" award, the highest recognition assigned annually by this international contest
A third win for Ducati, following the successes of the 1199 Panigale in 2013 and the XDiavel S in 2016: a confirmation of the company's design excellence with the new Diavel 1260
The awards ceremony will take place on 8 July 2019 in Essen, Germany at the Aalto Theatre
Borgo Panigale (Bologna, Italy), 25 March 2019 – The new Diavel 1260 has won one of the most prestigious international awards for design, the "Red Dot Award: Best of the Best" in the Product Design category.
Each year since 1955, the "Red Dot Design Award" has been assigned to the most original and worthy entries in terms of design and innovation. After evaluating over 5,500 products, a highly qualified jury made up of 40 international famous experts has assigned the new Diavel 1260 with the prestigious title "Red Dot Award 2019: Best of the Best".
This is the third winner for the Bologna-based...
I love this engine, the desmoquatto, for me the last true "ignorant" engine, created by a few Italian geniuses against the Japanese giants.
I am fortunate to have been able to buy these two bikes over the years, the 851 sp2 from 1990,only 300 specimens produced, almost all destined for the race and few finished for the road...the first to mount the 888cc engine and the first to win a world-class superbike, mounted practically still by hand, grumpy but racing like never! then the latter to mount the desmoquattro, then her, a Tamburini, the ducati 996s single-seater with the Sps engine, beautiful.
Both have won many world titles, they are a pleasure to drive.
I live on Lake Garda and every time many bikers stop me and ask for them.
thanks Ducati for creating these wonders ..
Client brought this into us and requested we do full coverage Xpel Ultimate Plus self healing paint protection film....again a massive undertaking but looked spectacular.....
Vehicle did receive the usual full clinical wash, chemical & physical decontamination and machine correction prior to film application...
In the words of Britney Spears. "Ooops I did it again".
I've posted many times before about having a small collection of Arai helmets in my home office. I know it's ridiculous and had vowed so stop buying them...............unless
It was a design I always wanted. (I have 3 in my eBay watch list that I would potentially buy)
Has to be reasonably priced
Mint and unmarked
In my size
Right. That should stop me buying any more. Until last week, when a Colin Edwards Laguna Seca edition, mint and only worn a few times & in my size popped up on eBay.
Told myself "Must resist, Must resist"..................... It arrived yesterday.
On the plus side. There are only 2 in my watch list now.
Sadky announced today on their fb page
It is with a heavy heart that after twenty five years Italia Moto has decided that we are no longer continuing as a Ducati main dealer from July 2019.
This has been the most difficult decision that Phil has made in over thirty years in the motorcycle industry and one not taken lightly.
Italia has been and will continue to be a proud advocate for Ducati and we know they will continue to innovate and be at the forefront of motorcycle development and technology, just as they always have.
Ducati's future business strategy is different from ours and we feel that we are not able to follow this path, therefore it is time to change our relationship.
Looking to our future we would like to assure our loyal customers that we will continue as an independent Ducati specialist, concentrating on the vast back catalogue of bikes that we have been looking after for so many years. We will no longer be able to supply you with a...
An addition to the BSA fleet.
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