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!
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly Podcast—Motos and Friends.
My name is Arthur Coldwells.
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This week’s episode features Senior Editor Nic de Sena’s impressions of the beautiful new Harley-Davidson Low Rider ST that is loosely based around the original FXRT Sport Glide from the 1980s. Hailing from The Golden State, these cult-status performance machines became known as West Coast style, with sportier suspension, increased horsepower, and niceties including creature comforts such as a tidy fairing and sporty luggage.
In past episodes you might have heard us mention my best friend, Daniel Schoenewald, and in the second segment I chat with him about some of the really special machines in his 170 or so—and growing—motorcycle collection. He’s always said to me that he doesn’t consider himself the owner, merely the curator of the motorcycles for the next generation.
Yet Daniel is not just a collector, but I can attest a really skilled rider. His bikes are not trailer queens, they’re ridden, and they’re ridden pretty hard. Actually, we have had many, many memorable rides on pretty much all of the machines in the collection at one time or another.
From all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!