Why We Ride: Rolling Free

Posted in ATV, Café Racers, Ducati, General, Harley Davidson, KTM, Moto Guzzi, Motorcycle Rides, Rides, Scooters, Segway, Sportbikes, Videos by MrAngry | July 19th, 2011 | 5 Responses |

Rolling Free

Having logged over 100,000 miles in the saddle of various motorcycles, I can tell you that if I had one way in which to travel that this would be it. Those that don’t ride will never understand the feeling of freedom, exhilaration and pure connection to the road that riding offers. The fact is that most people are afraid of motorcycles. They hear of horrid accidents and think that most riders have a death wish, when in fact it’s totally the opposite. Ever hear the phrase, “Live to Ride, Ride to Live”… well, it’s 100% true. Motorcycles make you feel alive. They bring to light every sense in your body and offer an almost out of body experience when your cruising down the road on that perfect sunny day. Sure there’s an element of danger in riding, but hell, that’s part of the fun. If you’ve never ridden a motorcycle then please do yourself a favor and try it just once. If you don’t like it, then fine, however don’t simply dismiss it because of what others say as you’ll be missing out on one of the greatest experiences of a life time.
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Why Do We Ride? Puma & Ducati Try To Answer The Question

Posted in Ducati, Videos by Kurt Ernst | June 26th, 2011 | Leave a Reply |

In my experience, you either have the motorcycle gene or you don’t. If you have it, you’re never truly happy or at peace unless you’ve got a bike underneath you, an open road in front of you, no place to be and all the time in the world to get there. If you don’t have it, you probably can’t understand what all the fuss is about, and that’s a good thing.

It’s hard to put the importance of motorcycles to riders down in words, or on video, but Ducati and Puma do a great job of exploring that relationship in a series of videos called “Lean In and Ride With Us”. Watch the video series below (shamelessly ripped off from Autoblog, who found it first) at your own risk, because even if you have a dormant motorcycle gene, these vids will have you trolling Cragslist and eBay for the rest of the afternoon. Read More…

Buy A Ducati Diavel, Rule The World

Posted in Ducati, Videos by Kurt Ernst | May 15th, 2011 | 1 Response |

If the video below is true (and it has to be, because it’s on the internet), the Ducati Diavel will intimidate men carrying clipboards, get women hot and bothered, captivate children and cause men driving AMG Mercedes sedans to drive into parked cars. If that’s not all you need to rule the world, you should seriously consider another line of work (possibly one that involves carrying a clipboard). When Ducati announced their 162 horsepower cruiser, I’ll admit that my first thought was “pointless waste of carbon fiber”. The more that I see the bike, especially in motion, the more I understand it’s appeal and the more I could actually see myself riding one (after hitting the lottery, of course). Watch the Diavel in action in the video below. Read More…

Leather Clad Ducati Chick Jumps from Helicopter: AWESOME!

Posted in Ducati, General, Hoonage, Motorcycle Rides, Rides, Videos by MrAngry | March 29th, 2011 | 1 Response |

Visa Black Card Ad

We’ve got a black helicopter, AC/DC, a hot brunette in a leather body suit, a Ducati Monster and a mega yacht… HELLO! Those are the ingredients for pretty much the best commercial ever made! Granted it’s a commercial for the new Visa Black Card, but quite honestly, who cares as it’s got all the right elements that car guys drool over. Visa’s gone ahead and sexed us up with little miss boom-boom in the cat suit, then we’re treated to the thunderous exhaust note from that Italian v-twin and to top it off, we also get a James Bond-ish feeling throughout the entire ad. Shit, this could have been an ad for Kool Aid and I wouldn’t have cared in the slightest. Now, does this mean that I’ll be going out and paying the $495.00 annual fee that’s associated with this thing? Well… no. I mean it does get you some nice services like acceptance into some swanky airport lounges and good rates on rental cars, but personally, I think I’ll just stick with my frugal ways and save the $495.00.
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Keira Knightley and Ducati: Perfect Together

Posted in Ducati, General, Motorcycle Rides, Other Rides, Rides, Videos by MrAngry | March 17th, 2011 | 1 Response |

keira knightley

It goes without saying that most people would agree that the thought of Keira Knightley posing on some old two-wheeled iron is pretty damn sexy. Lucky for us we’re treated to this very thing as it just so happened that she was recently seen straddling a vintage Ducati 750 Sport during a photo shoot for Chanel’s new Coco Mademoiselle perfume. Decked out in a beige one piece cat suit, Ms. Knightley was kind enough to lend her form to that of the Ducati, which is also dead sexy regardless of color. The two melded seamlessly together in a moment that can only be described as “Super Awesome” and something that men the world over will rejoice in seeing. I have to say though that seeing Little Miss Kiera in a cat suit got me thinking that Warner Brothers just made a serious mistake by casting Anne Hathaway as Cat Woman in the next Batman movie. Granted, I know that’s going out on a bit of a tangent, but let’s be honest here, you know I’m right.
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MotoUSA Rides The Ducati Diavel

Posted in Ducati, Motorcycle Rides, Videos by Kurt Ernst | February 27th, 2011 | 1 Response |

I’ll admit it: when Ducati first announced the Diavel, my first thought was “fail”, especially in the U.S. market. BMW had been down that road with the R1200 C, and even Moto Guzzi had a swing and a miss with their California series. Euro bike makers just can’t compete with Americans when it comes to cruisers, and the high end niche where the Diavel is priced doesn’t get many customers these days. I can’t speak for sales or even demand, but I’ll say this: I was dead wrong on the Diavel. It isn’t just another Eurocruiser, and it isn’t even another power cruiser destined to slug it out with the Yamaha V-Max or the Suzuki B-King. In fact, the closest concept I can think of to the Diavel is Yamaha’s old Warrior, from the pre-Star Motorcycle days. Is the Diavel a power cruiser? Sure, but with the heart and soul of a sportbike. Watch the video to see what I mean. Read More…

Ducati Dirt Tracker Makes Our Naughty Bits Tingle.

Posted in Ducati, Featured, Motorcycle Rides, Rides by MrAngry | February 24th, 2011 | 1 Response |

Flat Tracker Ducati

At the end of the day purchasing a automobile is more of an emotional decision than a practical one. We look at things like styling, performance, economy and price and then decide on which ones we can compromise on. It’s tough, but in the end, reason and common sense generally win out over sheer emotion and we end up driving home in something practical. It sucks, but unfortunately that’s the way it usually happens. There are however some exceptions to the rule. For example, I’d sell body parts to purchase a 1971 Lamborghini Miura SV, a car that I’ve lusted after since birth. As for bikes, well I’m not sure I’d go down the body part road, but I’d definitely dive deep into the realm of illegal activities to own something like the Ducati dirt tracker you see here. This stunner was built by one Marcus Carlsson of Marcus Moto Design, and takes inspiration from a 1975 Formula 1 car, and an ’80s-era motocrosser.
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Carbon Fiber Renard GT can be yours for only $96,000.

Posted in Cool Stuff, Ducati, Featured, General, Moto Guzzi, Motorcycle, Promoted by MrAngry | December 23rd, 2010 | 1 Response |

Renard GT

If you’ve ever wanted to know what a ridiculously expensive motorcycle looks like, well then, here you go. This is the Renard GT, a bike that’s made in a little country called Estonia and comes with a price tag of $96,000.00. The Renard GT is marketed as a grand touring power cruiser with “sporty” abilities. What that means to me is that they’ve created a motorcycle that is relatively quick and goes around corners just as good as anything that is already mass produced, but for 10 times the price. Granted, the Renard GT is in fact a pretty trick machine. For instance its carbon fiber monocoque chassis only weighs a tick over 24 pounds and is reinforced with kevlar to quell bumps and vibration. It also has 3D designed CNC machined
hardened aluminum components that are milled from a solid block, as well as a suspension system that is adjustable in three dimensions.
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Nicky Hayden And Ducati Wish You Merry Christmas

Posted in Cool Stuff, Ducati, Motorcycle, Videos by Kurt Ernst | December 21st, 2010 | 1 Response |

Who among us wouldn’t want to wander the halls at Ducati’s Bologna, Italy offices? Imagine having a key card that would let you go wherever you wanted, so you could tour the factory’s museum and try each and every new Ducati on for size. Want to spin wrenches on some factory Moto GP bikes? Go right ahead, no one is watching you. The only thing cooler would be access to the key safes, so you could actually ride whatever new model you wanted to through the Italian countryside.

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Ducati Diavel is better in black…

Posted in Cool Stuff, Ducati, General, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Review by MrAngry | December 20th, 2010 | 3 Responses |

Ducati Diavel

A few months ago when I was at the LA Auto Show I got a chance to check out Ducati’s new Diavel motorcycle in person. First off let me just say that it is a sexy bitch, so sexy in fact that I am absolutely thinking about purchasing one. You see the Diavel is like the Italian version of Yamaha’s V-Max muscle bike, a machine that, for years went completely unchallenged in the segment. When the Diavel was first released it was clad in Ducati’s traditional red and black paint scheme, but now thanks to loads of consumer feedback Ducati has decided to hit us with what they call, “Diamond Black”.
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