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I'm not into jewelry or any kind of bling, but this kinda works for me.  ;-)
This is a big boy. Heavy solid white bronze, 100% made in the USA. These are the real deal Holyfield not some cheapo junk. Available in 4 sizes, but you...
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Hmm? Can the "Audi influence" be beginning to show? 

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Andrea Dovizioso fastest on 2nd day at #Qatartest  

Andrea Dovizioso tops the sheet at Qatar test session 2 setting best time of the day in 1:54.907 on his 33rd lap. Andrea Iannone was also very fast and finished the day in third place with his best time on lap 16 in 1:55.104 just 0.013s behind Marc Marquez of Repsol Honda Team.

Both riders experimented the new improved Ducati Desmosedici GP15 with a new fairing that was equipped with two carbon winglets on each side of the bike. It is yet to confirm that Ducati using these winglets to avoid wheelies and to improve stability of the bike or if there's something more interesting. 

One of the positive thing in Qatar test is Ducati riders set the pace with hard compound tyres while last year we've seen that Desmosedici GP14 was struggling with hard tyres. 

Here are the views of both riders after the second test session

Andrea Dovizioso:
“I am very pleased with my time today: we worked really well and we only used the hard tyre, just like yesterday. I am also happy from the point of view of our speed because we are able to be very competitive both with used tyres and with new ones. We still have to improve certain aspects, like stability under braking, and in the first part of acceleration the bike still moves a bit too much, but as for our lap speed we are at a good point. Now we’re working on fine-tuning and on race distance, because on this track the drop in tyre performance is very significant.”
 
Andrea Iannone:
“I am very happy with the way today went, for sure it was a positive session because I improved my best time by a little bit but above all we concentrated on race pace to try and improve this aspect, which for us until the end of last year was a bit critical. We obtained a lot of useful indications, especially from the point of view of the electronics and tomorrow we will also try and do an entire simulation over race distance.” 

#Ducati   #AndreaDovizioso   #LosailCircuit   #motogp   #DucatiDesmosediciGP15   +Bridgestone 
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Great day getting the feel of the #Panigale. Rode Patterson Pass, Mines RD and Del Puerto Canyon. Near Livermore, CA. Kinda falling in love with this #Ducati !!!
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Congratulations, Paul. Incredible machine. I don't even fit on one, so it's a no-can-do for me! But I can imagine it's a hell of a rush.
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Uh-oh. Look what followed me home from the Ducati shop...  :-)
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Gorgeous! I bet she sounds lovely. 
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While riding California's Coastal Range and the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, I've passed several groups of 5 or 10 -- for lack of a better term -- "Hipster riders." (Looking much like the image below.)

My initial thought was "WTF??? Who are these guys on their shitty old motorcycles, riding 10MPH below the speed limit and all wearing helmets like I threw in the trash probably 20 years ago!" In each case I/we blew by them like they were parked. However, unlike Harley riders that often try to block you or flip you the middle finger, these riders all immediately moved over and waved me/us by. OK... that's cool.

Recently, at a coffee shop near me, I was sitting there in my leathers, when a group of these "Hipsters" rode up, grabbed coffee and, surprisingly, sat down right next me. I wasn't intimidated, a lot of riders, regardless of their platform sit and talk at coffee shops, but I really didn't know what to expect from these guys and girls, all probably 20 years younger than me. After exchanging pleasantries and short surface talk, several of the guys complemented me on my CBR1000RR and, interestingly, they knew at a glance, what year it was.

Of course, since these folks were all on 70's and 80's hardware, I also recognized the 70's Bonneville, a couple Honda CBs and even some old vintage 2-stroke Vespa.

Talk then turn to my bikes "in the day." I spoke of my Honda CR500, my Montesa, Husky and KTM MX bikes and my 1st Street Bike , a Kawasaki KZ900. And in every case, not only did these guys know my bikes, but they volunteered additional info on them, that I had long ago forgotten. I was quite impressed.

Well, of course, coffee/bench racing time had to come to an end, so all kind of spontaneously headed to the bikes. There, conversations resumed as these folks told me of mods to their bikes, engine rebuilds and the girl on the 2-stroke Vespa, spoke of the big bore kit and carb, she installed herself! These "Hipsters" were real riders and seriously knew their shit!

As I surveyed the old bikes and the mile wide chicken strips, I could see they were mostly novice riders, but nonetheless, I was left with a new appreciation of the "Hipster Motorcycle movement." In fact, their knowledge of bikes and some of their impressive DIY "mechanicing," reminded much of how I was when I was their age. :-)
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Before I read this article I thought they we're a bunch of douche bags. Now I realized that I was the douche bag. I've had a change of heart. Thanks for writing that article.
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Now here's an application for an e-bike that makes some sense! Coming in silent, for military use. Perfect!
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So looking forward to #MotoGP ! #Ducati appears to be back!
Massimo Meregalli and Livio Suppo discuss the competitiveness of the Ducati GP15, ahead of the start of the 2015 MotoGP™ Championship.
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Competition become hot, Honda should able handled it....
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How cool is this!

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Troy Bayliss to race in Thailand

Troy Bayliss will replace injured Davide Giugliano for the second round of World Superbike Championship in Thailand. It will be an interesting race as the Buriram International circuit (BRIC) is new not only to Bayliss but to all the superbike riders. 

The Australian rider commented: "I'm really excited to be able to ride the Panigale R again and I thank the Aruba.it Racing - Ducati Superbike Team for the opportunity. It will be great to work with the team again. Compared to the Phillip Island round, organized pretty much at the last minute, this time I've had the chance to train and prepare myself properly. I'm really motivated and feeling ready; I can't wait to get back on track!"

Davide Giugliano continues with his recovery, which requires him to rest for another few weeks before recommencing with a measured training programme. His aim is to return to his Panigale R in time for the fifth championship round of Imola, taking place from 8-10 May.

No decision has yet been taken by the Italian squad with regard to the substitution of Giugliano for the rounds of Aragón (12 April) and Assen (19 April).  

#troybayliss   #ducati   #worldsuperbike   #wsbk   #sbk15   #sbk   #wsbk2015   #forzaducati   #ducatipanigale  
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A +GoPro on an SX racer's helmet is, in my opinion, about as good as motorcycle riding videos get! 

In this case, Ken Roczen gets a bad start, so watching him work through the field is simply awesome!
 
+GoPro  Ken Roczen Main Event 2015 Monster Energy Supercross from Atlanta Round 1
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Hi friends: I'm new here, and quite frankly, haven't been on a Ducati since the mid 90's and my 900 SS. I'll be back soon though. The Hypermotard is next for me.

I'm coming off a Honda CBR1000RR and a although I LOVE the Panigales, I'm tired of sport bike ergos. Therein, the Hyper. :-)

My other bikes are a Kawi Concours 14, a KLX 400 and soon a KTM 690R. 
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Swapping motorcycles again: My DRZ400 will never be the bike I need for my "adventure riding." However, the #KTM 500EXC (or the 690R,) are perfect. 
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Thanks, +Pat Wendorf. I've owned KTM SX motocross bikes and you are correct!  The maintenance is VERY frequent!!!
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I haven't been to Hawks Nest in 32 years. Might be time for a road trip this summer.
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"We ride and never worry 'bout the fall. I guess that's just the cowboy in us all."
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