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Displaying items by tag: Ducati - Belt Drive Betty, serving the Canadian Motorcycle Community since 2003! - Belt Drive Betty, serving the Canadian Motorcycle Community since 2003! https://beltdrivebetty.com Fri, 26 May 2017 22:34:35 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Ducati Attracts Interest From Buyout, Motorcycle Firms https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5512-ducati-attracts-interest-from-buyout-motorcycle-firms https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5512-ducati-attracts-interest-from-buyout-motorcycle-firms

news feeds icon 150Iconic Italian motorcycle brand Ducati is attracting interest from private equity firms and motorcycle makers as owner Volkswagen AGconsiders a sale, people familiar with the matter said.

Buyout firms such as Permira and CVC Capital Partners and companies in the industry including Hero MotoCorp Ltd. are weighing bids, the people said, asking not to be identified because the deliberations are private. READ ON

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    News Feeds Fri, 19 May 2017 10:44:44 +0000
    Editor’s Choice: Top 10 Bikes At 2017 The Quail Motorcycle Gathering https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5473-editor-s-choice-top-10-bikes-at-2017-the-quail-motorcycle-gathering https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5473-editor-s-choice-top-10-bikes-at-2017-the-quail-motorcycle-gathering

    1979 Honda CBX I have an apprehensive love relationship with vintage motorcycles.

    I can’t say I’m keen on riding them, as they always suffer in comparison to modern motorcycles from a functional standpoint. READ ON

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      News Feeds Tue, 09 May 2017 19:48:26 +0000
      Ducati 848 neo-racer custom motorcycle by smoked garage https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5452-ducati-848-neo-racer-custom-motorcycle-by-smoked-garage https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5452-ducati-848-neo-racer-custom-motorcycle-by-smoked-garage

      DucatiThe ducati ‘848’ neo-racer custom motorcycle from smoked garage cuts a futuristic form in raw aluminum with minimalist blue details. based on a 2015  ducati street fighter 848, the ‘neo-racer’ explains the indonesian company’s history with the drag strip, racing, and quality, while experimenting with some unusual materials.

      Smoked garage reached out to nico design for two-dimensional drawings of the ‘neo-racer’ and its components. with the futuristic silhouette understood, it was time to create a scale 3D model of the motorcycle, with foam mouldings being used as geometry references and templates for each part of the final build. READ ON

       

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        News Feeds Mon, 01 May 2017 11:22:48 +0000
        Volkswagen Is Considering Selling Ducati https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5431-volkswagen-is-considering-selling-ducati https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5431-volkswagen-is-considering-selling-ducati

        DucatiWith costs rising from its diesel emissions-cheating scandal, VW needs to streamline its business as much as possible. 

        Reuters reports that Italian motorcycle maker Ducati, which Audi purchased for €860 million ($935 million US) in 2012, might be the first brand VW sells off in the wake of the scandal. READ ON

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          News Feeds Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:53:58 +0000
          What's the big deal with Ducati? https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5364-what-s-the-big-deal-with-ducati https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5364-what-s-the-big-deal-with-ducati

          DucatiThere is something fascinating – no, mesmerizing – about an Italian motorcycle. I’ve always thought of a Ducati as a Ferrari on two wheels, as something seductive and devilish, but I also imagined that the green-white-and-red flag on the back seat cover was the promise of something refined and exotic. 

          And then I got to experience a Ducati for myself. READ ON

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            News Feeds Thu, 13 Apr 2017 14:20:02 +0000
            Ducati Announces Charity Auction of Motorcycle Featured in Warner Bros. Action Comedy ‘Chips’ https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5328-ducati-announces-charity-auction-of-motorcycle-featured-in-warner-bros-action-comedy-chips https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5328-ducati-announces-charity-auction-of-motorcycle-featured-in-warner-bros-action-comedy-chips

            DucatiDucati North America is offering film fans and motorcycle enthusiasts the opportunity to own a piece of the Warner Bros. feature film “CHIPS.”

            Ducati announced the upcoming eBay For Charity auction of the Hypermotard motorcycle that appears in the film, ridden by Dax Shepard, who not only stars in but also wrote and directed the film, as well as his co-star Michael Peña. READ ON

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              News Feeds Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:48:51 +0000
              Ducati Unveils Financing Program for 2017 Model Motorcycles https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5293-ducati-unveils-financing-program-for-2017-model-motorcycles https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5293-ducati-unveils-financing-program-for-2017-model-motorcycles

              DucatiDucati North America now allows consumers to essentially lease a Ducati motorcycle — in some cases with a lower monthly payment and down payment than a traditional loan

               

               

              — through the OEM’s new financing program, Ducati Premier Financing. READ ON

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                News Feeds Wed, 08 Mar 2017 13:04:34 +0000
                Ducati’s first adventure bike: Multistrada Enduro https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5233-ducati-s-first-adventure-bike-multistrada-enduro https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5233-ducati-s-first-adventure-bike-multistrada-enduro

                DucatiIt has been my good fortune to ride a number of modern Ducati motorcycles. They’re all terrific.

                I really like Monsters. I like the Scramblers. READ ON

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                  News Feeds Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:57:37 +0000
                  Motorcycle review: 2016 Ducati Multistrada Enduro https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/4814-motorcycle-review-2016-ducati-multistrada-enduro https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/4814-motorcycle-review-2016-ducati-multistrada-enduro

                  Ducati Multistrada EnduroMention Ducati and images of bright red sport bikes and superbike racing are conjured. These premium Italian motorcycles are essentially the two-wheeled equivalents of exotic high-performance cars, so imagining them venturing into black fly country after the pavement ends is a little outlandish.

                  Or at least it used to be, because Ducati is getting serious about adventure touring. Read on

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                    News Feeds Thu, 14 Jul 2016 13:50:46 +0000
                    Ducati Motorcycle Dealers Top Ranked for 3rd Year by 2016 Pied Piper PSI® https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/4422-ducati-motorcycle-dealers-top-ranked-for-3rd-year-by-2016-pied-piper-psi https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/4422-ducati-motorcycle-dealers-top-ranked-for-3rd-year-by-2016-pied-piper-psi

                    Ducati MotorcycleDucati dealerships were the top ranked brand in the newly released 2016 Pied Piper Prospect Satisfaction Index® (PSI®) U.S. Motorcycle Industry Benchmarking Study, which marks the third consecutive year that Ducati finished at the top.

                    The study measured dealership treatment of motorcycle shoppers, with rankings by brand determined by the patent-pending Pied Piper PSI process, which ties “mystery shopping” measurement and scoring to industry sales success. Read on

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                      News Feeds Wed, 04 May 2016 12:46:29 +0000