This Ducati inspired design project was born from a Claudio Dominicali quote: "We working on a new superlight project; it will be a twin". This phrase gave the artist at sak_art design the impulse to create a new Ducati "Superlight" that has come to be known as the Ducati "Hyperleggera".
Ducati North America is proud to announce its all-new 2010 apparel collection is now available for purchase online and at local dealerships nationwide. With a style all its own, the 2010 collection will set Ducati riders apart wearing these great new pieces.
The Ducati Marlboro Team makes the relatively short road trip to Spain this week in preparation for the final round of the 2009 MotoGP World Championship, the "La Comunitat Valenciana GP". In recent years the Ricardo Tormo Circuit has become the traditional venue for the championship curtain call and, at the same time, an opportunity to glimpse into the future as the teams immediately begin their winter testing programme for the season ahead.
Magny-Cours (France), Sunday 4th October 2009: this afternoon on the French track of Magny-Cours, Noriyuki Haga took a fantastic Race 2 win on board his Ducati 1198, coming straight after his second place finish in the first race. With these results, Noriyuki regains the championship lead with an advantage of ten points over Spies (Yamaha). At the end of this, the penultimate round, and thanks to today’s two podiums, Ducati celebrates winning its sixteenth Constructors title in the World Superbike Championship.
Leading motorcycle lubricant brand and Ducati MotoGP team technical partner Shell Advance has reached an agreement with MotoGP rights holders Dorna Sports S.L to become title sponsor of the 2009 Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix. The agreement has resulted from an ongoing partnership with Dorna which has already seen a strong Shell Advance track-side advertising presence at 2009 MotoGP events in Qatar, Italy, Germany and the United States.
Shell has been involved in MotoGP competition since 2003, through its technical partnership with Ducati Corse.
Ultimate MotorCycling Special
Maybe you’re too young. Or perhaps you are not intimately acquainted with automotive racing history. Whatever the reason, if dark and light blue stripes with red fail to make your heart go pitter-patter, you might miss the inspiration for the Ultimate MotorCycling Ducati 1098 Special.
Donington Park will reverberate to the sound of Desmosedici RR’s as the Derbyshire circuit hosts the World’s first Desmosedici only track day on Tuesday 30th June.
This most exclusive of all track days is open solely to Desmosedici RR owners and track places will be limited to 75 to ensure plenty of track time and space during the day. The riders will be able to ride the full Moto GP circuit (not usually available for track days) and be able to enjoy the full impact of their race exhausts as their will not be a noise limit on the day.
Ducati Pit Stop
The countdown to the much-anticipated new MotoGP season got underway this weekend in Jerez, when the bikes got out on track for the final pre-season MotoGP test. All of the MotoGP teams gathered at the Andalucian circuit and Ducati Corse riders Casey Stoner and Nicky Hayden made a ´pit-stop´ in Madrid, stopping off at a Shell filling station in the Spanish capital en route to their final testing session before the beginning of the season.
The Kentucky Kid
In this exclusive interview with Shell Motorsport, Nicky Hayden talks of his pride in riding for Ducati at the Mugello MotoGP in front of Ducati Corse’s home crowd of dedicated fans. He also talks of his biking heroes and race preparations – Nicky behind the scenes.
Two of the very finest, highly pedigreed superbikes bred carefully by two very different Italian manufacturers take the term “exotica” to another level. These two machines are very much alike—though clearly very different. Varied interpretations on a theme, these storied Italian factories steeped in racing heritage arrive at almost exactly the same point, yet via very different routes. The lucky rider who gets to experience both machines will be absolutely spoiled for choice.