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Dainese Made To Measure Tour Starts This Weekend

Thu, 03 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

In the fashion world, nothing fits quite like a well tailored suit. Dainese is applying this same ideal to the moto world by once again offering its custom tailored services to North America. The tour, called Fitnet, will start this weekend and make its way to six locations throughout the country, finishing on October 19.

Ducati 1199 Panigale Superquadro Engine to Power Volkswagen XL1 Sport

Mon, 30 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Ever since Audi acquired Ducati, we’ve been anticipating the first cross-brand technological developments between the Italian motorcycle maker and the German automaker. Sure, there have been some cross-promotional tie-ins, but we’ve been waiting with baited breath to see what Audi, and its parent company the Volkswagen Group, had planned with Ducati‘s small engine technology. Well we don’t have to wait for much longer, as VW Chief Executive Officer Ferdinand Piech revealed the first product of the “DucAudi” union in a speech at the University of Vienna: a new sports car concept called the Volkswagen XL Sport powered by the Superquadro engine from the Ducati 1199 Panigale.

Ducati CEO Domenicali Talks 899 Panigale, Audi and MotoGP Performance

Thu, 12 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Following the debut of the new 899 Panigale during Audi‘s presentation at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Ducati held a separate, smaller press conference with the motorcycle press at its headquarters in Bologna, Italy, to discuss the new “Supermid” sportbike and the company’s Chief Executive Officer Claudio Domenicali discussed the state of the company after a year under its new ownership. “Audi is a stakeholder who wishes to be involved in the technical development of the company and to focus its efforts on product development. Now, a year after the acquisition, it is time to take stock of the initial results and look to the future with a positive and proactive attitude,” says Domenicali.  “Ducati achieved record sales in 2011 and again in 2012 when over 44,000 motorcycles were delivered to customers.

Used: Alpinestars Joey Canvas shoes review

Wed, 11 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0700

The brief I gave to my girlfriend before packing for our little California road-trip was simple: “No hair straighteners, no high-heels and no hand bags!” So, I had to honour the whole ‘packing light’ thing too ...or risk a week of abuse. I picked up these shoes as I thought they’d double as decent riding gear for the Yamaha XVS650 and Ducati Diavel we had lined up but they also looked perfect for wearing with jeans when we’d dumped the bike and were heading out to explore the sights. They don’t feature any ‘real’ armour but they are made from a tough yet flexible canvas and they feature additional protection around the ankle.

2014 Ducati 899 Panigale Revealed

Mon, 09 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Traditionally,  Ducati saves its big reveals for the EICMA Show in November in its native Italy, but with the company now under the helm of Audi, we will have to start looking to Germany for the major announcements. Case in point is the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show where today Ducati officially pulled the covers off its new 899 Panigale, revealing a new “Supermid” version of the 1199 Panigale using the same monocoque frame concept and Superquadro 90-degree V-Twin engine design. Our own Troy Siahaan will be attending the press launch, so check back soon for his review.

2014 Ducati 899 Panigale Spied

Mon, 19 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Spy photographers have snapped images of what is reportedly a pre-production version of the rumored 2014 Ducati 899 Panigale. At first glance, the motorcycle pictured appears to be the familiar Ducati 1199 Panigale until you look at the swingarm. This sportbike has a double-sided swingarm instead of the single-sided swingarm found on the 1199 Panigale.

Dainese Offering Free Back Protectors With Purchase Of D-Dry Or Gore Tex Jackets

Fri, 16 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0700

From now until November 17th 2013, participating Dainese dealers in the U.S. and Canada will be offering a free back protector with the purchase of a Dainese D- Dry or Gore-Tex jacket. Dainese created the first back protector over 30 years ago in an effort to promote safety in riding.

Q&A With Nicky Hayden Inside Dainese D-store At Indy MotoGP

Wed, 14 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0700

The Dainese/AGV D-store in the Vendors Marketplace garages at the Indianapolis MotoGP is hosting a Q&A session with 2006 MotoGP World Champion, Nicky Haden, this Friday at 4:15 PM. Earlier Friday morning at the Pramac Ducati garage Dainese/AGV will unveil the custom Pista GP helmet, selected by Andrea Iannone, from hundreds of fan-submitted designs, to be used for the Indianapolis race weekend. Other events and signings will take place at the D-store which is open Friday 10 a.m.

Ben Spies to Ride Specially-Modified Ducati Diavel at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Tue, 13 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Ben Spies will attempt to make his long-awaited return from injury to MotoGP racing action this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but before he gets on his Ducati Desmosedici, Spies will ride a specially-modified Diavel drag racer. Spies will ride the modified Diavel at 5 p.m. local time on Thursday, Aug.

Ducati Diavel DVC by Moto Corse

Wed, 07 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Diavel is the name of the last muscle naked launched by Ducati. The custom bikes that have been built on this base are few and far between.Moto Corse, an Italian / Japanese company specialize in special parts for the most famous italian motorcycle brand, and they created a new performance version of the Ducati's maxi naked, called "Diavel DVC". This bike shows all the special parts that Moto Corse has prepared for the Diavel, also painted in a particularly elegant white livery.