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  • Tom Cruise 1st to Get Ducati Superbike

    01/31/2008 9:58:22 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 67 replies · 361+ views
    AP ^ | 1-30-08 | ap
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Tom Cruise is the first on the list to get Ducati's newest motorcycle — a $72,500 superbike bristling with titanium, magnesium and carbon fiber technology that can scoot up to 200 mph. Cruise is scheduled to take delivery of the Desmosedici RR at Beverly Hills Ducati this week. Only 1,500 of the red-and-white Moto GP racing replica motorcycles will be made and Cruise gets the first.
  • Harley dealers turn to discounts

    06/26/2007 1:17:01 PM PDT · by BraveMan · 48 replies · 4,419+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | June 25, 2007 | RICK BARRETT
    Harley-Davidson motorcycle dealers who have charged premium prices for bikes are easing back on the throttle as sales slow and customers wait for Harley's 2008 product lineup that's being announced in July. American consumers are spending less in certain areas, including motorcycles, boats and all-terrain vehicles, Craig Kennison, a Robert W. Baird & Co. analyst, said Monday. To assess current trends, Kennison recently surveyed 40 Harley dealers in the U.S. and Canada. What he found was retail demand was weaker than expected. More bikes were selling below the manufacturer's suggested retail price, and dealers were discounting 2007 models to clear...
  • (vanity) Motorcycle Pr0n: 2000 Ducati MH900e (ltd production)

    05/20/2007 11:17:34 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 36 replies · 10,526+ views
    5/20/07 | marty_fierro
    Seen over this weekend, being sold on consignment (no, it's not mine) at a local store: The Ducati MH900e, which according to this website was "The first 'internet' bike, ... only available thru the Ducati website at midnight at the turn of the century."
  • MOTORCYCLE DESIGN TROPHY 2005 (a little retroactive, I guess)

    02/10/2006 1:07:50 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 51 replies · 14,546+ views ^ | 10 February 2006
    MOTORCYCLE DESIGN TROPHY 2005 10 February 2006 The overall winner of the 2005 Motorcycle Design of the Year has been announced; The winner was the Ducati Hypermotard concept bike, with the runner-up bike being the Yamaha MT-OS. Other bikes which were highly rated by a panel of motorcycle designers included the Yamaha R6, MotoCzysz C1, Aprilia RS125 and the Victory Vision. Presentation of the awards will take place later in the year - full details will be announced on the MDA website.
  • Cruise escaped bike crash unscathed

    03/04/2005 1:09:56 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 39 replies · 1,187+ views
    Irish Examiner ^ | 04/03/2005 - 8:21:48 AM
    Cruise escaped bike crash unscathed Hollywood hunk Tom Cruise escaped unharmed when he crashed his brand new motorcycle. The Collateral heart-throb was riding his turbo-charged Ducati in Beverly Hills, California, when he skidded on a patch of oil. The 42-year-old ended up sprawled on the road but was able to give concerned onlookers autographs before re-mounting his mean machine.
  • Plastic Wrap Barrier Causes Motorcycle Crash

    07/19/2004 9:01:53 AM PDT · by BluegrassScholar · 239 replies · 5,589+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | July 16, 2004 | DARRYL ENRIQUEZ
    Town of Waukesha - Motorcyclist Daniel Buckel was within 10 feet when he saw the potential disaster stretched across a dark and foggy rural road just ahead. Disbelief turned to fear, then anger, as Buckel's 2-year-old motorcycle hit a barrier of kitchen-variety plastic wrap that was wound thickly from traffic pole to traffic pole on opposite sides of Guthrie Road, south of Highway I. The clear plastic trap, which was 3 to 4 feet above the two-lane road south of Waukesha, sent both Buckel and his passenger, girlfriend Theresa Brzykcy, into a bloody slide across the asphalt. "It's appalling, and...
  • Hollister Motorcycle Rally, July 2,3 & 4, Hollister, CA

    06/28/2004 11:19:20 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 9 replies · 1,203+ views ^ | 6/28/04 | Marty
    Who's goin'? The Hollister Independence Rally takes place in Hollister, California from July 2nd to July 4th, 2004. This year’s rally will consist of musical entertainment, a bike show, bike games, beer garden and much, much more!