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    Report: Audi to announce Ducati acquisition next week?
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    According to at least one unnamed source, Audi's purchase of Ducati is as good as done. Reuters reports that Audi has taken a good hard look at Ducati's books and found "no major stumbling blocks." Another source says Ducati's largest shareholder, Investindustrial, has agreed to discuss the ...

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    Report: Daimler refutes interest in Ducati
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    A Daimler spokesman has put an end to rumors that his employer is trying to outbid Audi for an interest in motorcycle-builder Ducati. Despite Daimler's previous collaboration with the two-wheel wizards, it looks like Audi's reported bid of $1.16 billion could be the only one. An Italian ...

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    Official: Ducati Monster goes Diesel
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    Wait a second... a diesel Ducati? Has the sale to Audi gone through and the TDI engine made its way onto two wheels already? In a word: no. This isn't diesel with a small D, but Diesel with a capital D – as in the Italian house of denim. Diesel signed on last year as a sponsor of the ...

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    Report: Audi to buy Ducati?
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    It's no secret that Ducati, without question the most famous of all Italian motorcycle manufacturers, is looking for a new owner. It's also a well-known fact that Volkswagen chairman Ferdinand Piëch has long been interested in adding Ducati to the VW Group's already massive stable of ...

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    Report: Ducati up for sale, German automakers cited as potential suitors
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    It's been well over a year since Ducati partnered up with the AMG high-performance unit of the Mercedes-Benz/Daimler conglomerate. Not coincidentally, it's been a year since talk of a Ducati sale, perhaps to Daimler, was last heard making waves on the rumormill. With the start of a new year ...

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    Official: Ducati heading back to Pikes Peak International Hill Climb for 2012 [w/video]
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    Ducati has announced that it will be back at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in July. The company will once again partner with the Spider Grips team using Multistrada 1200 machines. The Multistrada is the same bike that propelled Ducati to first and third place last year. Privateer Carlin ...

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    Video: AMG takes us behind the scenes of Ducati photo shoot
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    Mercedes-Benz has cobbled together a behind-the-scenes video chronicling a photo shoot with two stars: the 451-horseepower C63 AMG Coupe and a Ducati 848 in matching white. Deviating from the behind-the-scenes template, this one is more like a series of rushes set to music. In addition to the ...

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    Mercedes and Ducati highlight partnership with pair of matching vehicles
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    Mercedes-Benz and Ducati joined forces a little over a year ago, and the two brands have chosen the Bologna Motor Show to mark the anniversary. The companies are showing off an SLK 55 AMG and a Streetfighter 848, respectively. Both machines are painted in eye-melting Streetfighter Yellow, and ...

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    Pirelli teams up with Scott Campbell for tire tattoo art [w/video]
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    Pirelli teamed up with tattoo artist Scott Campbell for a special project at the tire manufacturer's newest flagship store in Milan, Italy. Campbell turned his skill with a needle and ink to tire sculpting. Using a gouge, the artist inscribed images of an eye, a heart and a skull into the tread ...

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    Ducati ads defy all logic
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    It appears that Ducati riders in Ecuador respond to different stimuli than riders in North America. This shouldn't exactly come as a surprise – we're used to 'Ooooooh'-ing at primetime commercials from other lands that could barely get past Cinemax censors here. In the case of four Ducati ...

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    Official: Ducati unveils new Superquadro engine [w/video]
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    Ducati is set to unveil its new 1199 Panigale at the EICMA show in Milan next month, but the manufacturer has given us all a sneak peek into what will power the machine once it goes on sale. Ducati gave its engineers free reign to come up with an engine that provides more horsepower and torque ...

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    Frankfurt: Ducati Diavel AMG Special Edition
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    The black-and-white Ducati Diavel AMG Special Edition is a lump of two-wheeled mean that takes cues from both the bikemaker and tuning house. The five-spoke wheels are derived from AMG, as well the aluminium radiator grilles, exhaust and Alcantara seat. What's more, the Desmodromic cam-timing ...

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    Official: Ducati Diavel AMG Special Edition to debut in Frankfurt
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    From MotoGP sponsorship to new cars for its riders and even a co-branded speedboat, Ducati and AMG have not missed a single opportunity to promote their new partnership. And the latest is set to debut at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show. That's where the two performance brands will unveil the ...

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    Video: This is how to advertise a motorcycle
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    The shadowy crowd behind motorcycle marketing must be a strange bunch. A quick survey of the landscape yields a host of eye-rolling slogans from the "I wanna ride" of Honda to the painfully cliché "Let the good times roll" of Kawasaki. For all of the genuine passion that bike enthusiasts ...

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    Tudor Fastrider for Ducati proves riding well is all in the wrist
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    We come across a seemingly endless array of array of automotive-inspired wristwatches here at Autoblog, but every once in a while we're treated to something a little different. Like this model that's made for motorcycle riders and aficionados. The result of a partnership between Tudor and ...

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    Video: Ducati and Puma partner up for "Lean In and Ride" series
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    Long before we ever threw a leg over a bike, someone once told us that the best thing about motorcycles is that if they were invented today, they'd be outlawed tomorrow. For some riders, the feeling that you're doing something illicit (and probably more than a little stupid) is part of the ...

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    Two Wheels: "Kill Me Fast" Ducati collection is morbidly-named motorcycle art
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    Ask anyone with a set of functional optic nerves and they'll tell you that Ducati is responsible for crafting some of the most gorgeous two-wheeled machines on the planet. It's something that the bike manufacturer just can't seem to help. Danish artist Kristian van Hornsleth has responded to the ...

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    Video: Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Pikes Peak Edition gears up
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    We live in a world of decreasing absolutes. Our jobs have devolved from ones that demanded devout attention under penalty of maiming or death into occupations where any error can be erased in a keystroke. Everything about us is liquid – without certainty or foundation. Maybe that's why we ...

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    Two Wheels: Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Pikes Peak SE to be launched at Quail Motorcycle Gathering
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    Ducati is planning to unveil a new special edition version of the company's Multistrada at this year's Quail Motorcycle Gathering. Officially branded the Multistrada 1200 Pikes Peak Special Edition, the bike is designed to pay homage to Greg Tracy's win astride a Ducati mount at the 2010 hill ...

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    Ducati's Nicky Hayden stops by AMG headquarters for a new CLS
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    Membership, they say, has its privileges. Just ask Fernando Alonso, who's landed himself a free Ferrari 458 Italia, Maserati GranCabrio and Abarth 695 since moving to Maranello. That's a heck of a garage, but it's fairly standard for F1 drivers to get comp'd on free cars from the automakers that ...

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