At last month’s seventh edition of World Ducati Week held at the Misano circuit in Italy, one of the largest crowd attractions was the Italian manufacturer’s all-new superbike – the 1199 Panigale.But without a doubt the other largest attraction was MotoGP Ducati Team riders Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden, the nine-time World Champion and 2006 MotoGP Champion participating in many events throughout the three-day event that brought in a record-breaking 65,000 visitors.
One event was of the duo taking some laps around Misano aboard the 1199, making for a perfect pairing to wet the appetites of the Ducatisti at WDW2012.Attached above are some photos of Rossi and Hayden on the 1199, the images perfect for wallpaper.Click motorcycle thumbnail to expand. Right click motorcycle wallpaper to download.
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends, the weekly podcast brought to you by Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
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In this week’s first segment, Editor Don Williams takes the smallest BMW ADV bike on an urban adventure in Los Angeles. The BMW G 310 GS is a full size motorcycle with a modest engine, so of course we wonder if it is a little too underpowered and might struggle. Don put it through its paces and gives us his take.
In the second segment, Neale Bayly and Kiran Ridley have returned from the Ukraine to Paris where Kiran is based.
Kiran is an award winning photojournalist, and as an accomplished documentarian, he has covered stories as diverse as drug smuggling around the Mexican border, to the devastation of the Australian Bush Fires, to the tragedy of the Mediterranean migration crisis. Neale and Kiran reminisce about their motorcycle adventure in the Ukraine, and their observations and experiences with the incredibly resilient people of Ukraine, who have been put through such brutal hardship.