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Audi Announces Ducati Q2 2013 Sales Results

Fri, 02 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Ducati sold 26,007 motorcycles over the first six months of 2013, a 4.8% decrease from the 27,316 units sold over the same period in 2012. Last year’s numbers however were on the books for Ducati’s previous ownership and the latest figures represent the first report for the period under Audi ownership. According to Audi’s second quarter report, Ducati’s sales decrease actually fared better than the worldwide demand for 500cc and larger motorcycles which contracted by 6.9% over the first six months of the year.

Cal Crutchlow To Join Ducati MotoGP

Thu, 01 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Reports are coming in from Europe stating in 2014 Cal Crutchlow will be once again teaming up with Andrea Dovizioso, this time on the unruly and uncompetitive Ducati Desmosedici. This despite his current Yamaha Tech 3 team receiving financial assistance from the factory to give Crutchlow a significant pay increase, something Yamaha boss Lin Jarvis said was “unusual.” The deal is set to be officially announced Friday. While the Yamaha offer was alluring, the former World Supersport champion has been putting in strong performances this season — securing a pole position and occasionally beating factory riders Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo — which has prompted him to demand a factory Yamaha M1 by 2015.

Roland Sands-Built Ducati Desmosedici Dirt Tracker For Sale

Mon, 29 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0700

For sale on Ebay right now is this controversial 2008 Ducati Desmosedici. The exact one Roland Sands turned into a dirt track racer as a very special one-off project for a friend in 2011. The “Desmo Tracker” as it’s called, is a fully road legal motorcycle featuring nothing but top-shelf parts and world-class attention to detail, as one would expect from a RSD custom.

New MotoGP Rules for ECU and Factory Status for 2014

Fri, 26 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0700

The Grand Prix Commission released new rules for the 2014 MotoGP season regarding the standard electronic control unit and what constitutes “factory status” for manufacturers. Starting in 2014, the official MotoGP ECU including internal datalogger from Magneti Marelli will become mandatory. Factory teams will be allowed to program their own ECU software while privateers will be required to run the standard software.

NASCAR Star Greg Biffle Also Plays On Two Wheels – Video

Thu, 25 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0700

I’ll admit, as a fan of road racing (both two- and four-wheeled), I’ve never really understood the allure of NASCAR. I know that series runs on a few road courses throughout the year, but the racing never attracted my attention. As such, I dismissed many of the drivers, too.

WSBK 2013: Moscow Race Report

Mon, 22 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Marco Melandri captured his third win of the season, the Ducati 1199 Panigale scored its first podium while Sylvain Guintoli regained the championship lead despite dislocating his collarbone days before the race. But the big news at Moscow Raceway of course was the tragic death of Andrea Antonelli in the World Supersport race. The opening-lap crash in severely wet conditions naturally led to the cancellation of the rest of the events as the World Superbike community mourns the loss of the 25-year-old Antonelli.

2013 LA Calendar Motorcycle Show Report

Mon, 22 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0700

The 22nd edition of the annual LA Calendar Motorcycle Show marked its return to the Queen Mary Seawalk Village in Long Beach, California with hometown boy Sam Baldi taking the Bike Building Championship’s Best of Show trophy with a Jimmy Todorovith/Profile Cycles built Big Twin custom named “Lost Angel.” This year’s Calendar Show showcased not only top builders but selected vendors and exhibitors, and of course the Calendar Girl Music live performances. And as always, this year’s show celebrated the world premiere of the 2014 Motorcycle PinUp Calendars, featuring the world’s top SBK World Superbikes, sport and cafe bikes, and custom motorcycles with the beautiful Calendar Kittens. On hand throughout the day to meet with fans and pose for pictures were Calendar Kittens Apple Price, together with official SBK World Superbike grid girls Jessica Harbour and singer/songwriter Sarah Horvath.

Like Playing The Air Guitar? Play The Ducati Air Bike Challenge

Mon, 15 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0700

If you’re wondering whether riding an air bike is similar to playing an air guitar then, yes, you’re on the right track. However, if you choose to enter the Ducati Air Bike Challenge, the reward for immortalizing your silliness on Youtube may be far greater than any air guitar prize — Ducati is providing the opportunity to win a paddock pass to a MotoGP race of your choosing. To enter, create a video of you riding your air Ducati.

MotoGP Rider Andrea Iannone To Visit D-Store San Francisco, Wednesday July 17

Wed, 10 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Ahead of next weekend’s Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Pramac Ducati MotoGP rider Andrea Iannone will make a stop at the D-Store San Francisco, Wednesday, July 17, starting at 5pm. Complimentary posters will be given out, and there will also be a raffle benefitting Riders for Health. Prizes for the raffle will include donations from photographer Scott Jones, grand stand seats from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, and more.

Lightning Electric Superbike Beats All Motorcycles At Pikes Peak

Fri, 05 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0700

On June 30, Lightning Electric Motorcycles made history when its rider, current motorcycle record holder Carlin Dunne, completed the famous Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in 10:00.964, beating all other motorcycles — gas or electric, 82 in total — to the 14,000-foot summit. This marks the first time in a major motorsport event an electric motorcycle has beaten its gas counterparts. In fact, Dunne’s time is still within the top 10 when you include the four-wheel competitors as well.