Ducati North America has released the Ducati Community, a cutting edge social media site for Ducati enthusiasts to come together and share their experiences via photo, video and written anecdotes.The Ducati Community – being launched first in North America – was designed with the intent to connect Ducati enthusiasts from all over the world.With a passionate following unique to the Ducati brand, the new Ducati Community completes the previously unobtainable link between Ducati, its dealers, the Desmo Owners Clubs (DOC) and Ducati fans – all of which were previously separated by geographical boundaries.The new Ducati Community transcends those boundaries by enabling Ducatisti to share photos, videos, text and more surrounding the enjoyment of their bikes and experiences.The site is capable of being synced with Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites, and follows a blog-type format for user friendliness. The addition of iPhone and Android applications in the coming weeks will allow for real time updates from the road, the dealership, a MotoGP race or any other location.John Paolo Canton (PR Manager, Ducati North America) says: “We are beyond excited about the launch of the Ducati Community site. This new platform will keep us at the forefront of technology and current web media practices.“Ducati owners can now share everything from a cell phone image of Nicky Hayden in the paddock to a lap of Willow Springs from their last track day. All of this can be done right from a cell phone and reach users around the globe instantly. It is not just a website, it is a way to connect people and give them the full Ducati brand experience.”In addition to the Ducati’s fan base, Ducati will regularly use the Ducati Community site in order to relay news, model unveilings, major events, and unique promotions for all of North America. This will ensure that the brand’s most loyal followers will be the first to know what is new in the world of Ducati.The Ducati Community can be found at ducaticommunity.com, where signing up is fast, easy and free!
This week, Senior Editor Nic de Sena rides the all new Ducati Monster. Big changes have been made by Ducati–has the company ruined the considerable heritage of the iconic Monster–or are the changes worth it? In the second part of the show, we chat with Nick Ienatsch, Founder and Head Instructor at the Yamaha Champions Riding School. He says: “We aim to change your riding life by introducing you to Champions Habits: The techniques, approaches, skills, and the mindsets of the best riders in the world. These Champions Habits are the foundation of safety and consistency to whatever speed you ride, in any venue on any bike. Street riders, this is just as much for you as track riders. The best way to make safe riders is to make good riders.“ We hope you enjoy this episode!