Ducati motorcycles roll into Abu Dhabi

Ducati motorcycles roll into Abu Dhabi

Ducati's new store - Abu Dhabi

Ducati aficionados in the UAE had reason to feel smug today with the opening of the new Ducati Store in the capital – Abu Dhabi. After the successful store opening in Dubai of this iconic brand, it was only a matter of time before the popular Italian brand was taken to the capital and launched to a new and expectant rider base….

Inside the new store

Who better to carry out the opening ceremony than three time world superbike champion and ex-Moto GP rider, Troy ‘Baylistic’ Bayliss. The popular Aussie was the obvious choice for the opening due to his dedication & loyalty to the brand with which he has become synonymous over the years…Not to mention his previous engagements over here in the UAE where he has carried the Ducati banner with store openings along with various bike launches both at the Dubai Autodrome & Yas Marina circuits….

Troy Bayliss announces the opening of the new store

With a mid day launch, we drove into the capital and into Mussaffah where the new sharp looking double fronted store is located. Easy to access and with plenty of parking for both cars & bikes right outside. Stepping inside to the air conditioned store you are met with bright lights and a vast open plan showroom. With a great mix of bikes and accessories on sale, every corner you turn your eyes are taken with something else to feast upon…Even the kids are catered for with small toys and pedal bikes and a great selection of clothing to deck them out in….Wanna look like #46 Rossi, no problem, all sizes of the replica clothing are available….Just be careful though, a quick trip could turn out expensive as one thing after another finds it’s way onto your wish list, including the bikes…

Apparel for all

Road or track...Ducati has it covered...

A first for Ducati and for the UAE is the launch of the new Monster Diesel bike…Yep, you read that right, a diesel bike. The Monster machine is an 1100cc V twin pushing out 100HP and is, according to the head honcho of the diesel style team, Renzo Rosso, bringing ‘military urban chic’ to the brand…I’m sure that when you see this beast in the flesh, you will understand exactly what he means, would I buy one, I doubt it but, then again, I haven’t ridden one yet…The proof of the pudding as they say, is in the eating!

Monster power from the Monster diesel

As a big Ducati fan, I wish them all the success with the new store and that the Ducatista among us are happy to see the brand growing here in the UAE…Long may it continue

Troy & a Ferret

Ciao for now….

Northern Ferret

 

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36 minutes ago

MotoGP

What a dramatic start we saw at Silverstone! 😱

Thankfully, Fabio Quartararo and Andrea Dovizioso were able to walk away from this scary crash! 💥

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Dovi is out of luck this season. So sad to see a competitive rider ruling out of the race.

Fabio was unlucky. not his fault anyway. Rins had a moment of sliding and Fabio have to react and ended up tjis way. Hope Dovi is okay.

Wishing Dovi a speedy recovery.

Unlucky that's only an expression thoug ☺ but they're desire a luck to fulfilling their achievement

Dovi lost his memory after the crash.. 😢

Absolutely horrific. Was anxious to see if Dovi got up. Thankfully he did. Wishing both riders swift recovery.

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I was right next to this incident, both Dovi and Fabio were limping as they walked away, hope both are ok, what a fantastic race, Rins and Marc in a dogfight to the end, top day !!

Ducati is a weak bike, crash and burn 😜😆😆😆

Athleticism of MotoGP riders are amazing.. be safe.

Now who can stop marc win the champion ship this year ? 😅

Get well soon.. A big thanks to Quart and Dovi, Rossi got the 4th or else he will be 6th 😂

Hope Dovi will be fine 🤕

Mick Tromp watch rins at the front getting messy before fabio dropped it

I just hope that Dovi is okay that was a terrible thing to watch.

Dovi was lucky to walk away from that .

Such a bad luck for Dovi 🤷🏻‍♂️

Glad they will both be okay, could of been much worse. Dovi hasn't had much luck Stano Stanoforth Collie Mc Laren

Never nice to see anyone hit the tarmac that hard. I think it could’ve been a proper scrap at the front if they had both been in the mix

Both walking away? Dovi was on the brancard and in the hospital.

That’s why these guys are my heroes

Wouahhh faut que je regarde le replay

Arrêtez vos titres racoleurs... Y a rien de dramatique... L'accident de Marco Simoncelli ...ça c'est dramatique ,pas 2 mecs qui se pèlent et qui se relèvent tant bien que mal, c'est chiant c'est douloureux c'est désolant pour leur championnat mais pas dramatique...

Rins had a moment of sliding..Fabio goes hard on the brake to avoid Rins and cause him to slide and crashed. Dovi just had nowhere to avoid that. Was unlucky.

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1 hr ago

MotoGP

"I've beaten two legends: Rossi in Texas and Marquez today" - Alex Rins

Here his reaction after his impressive last corner win yesterday! 🏆

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Great rider coming up 👌

A fantastic rider with an amazing machine!!! Congratulations Álex Rins!!!

Spectacular effort, congratulations on an awesome win.

A superb race Alex. Once more, Congratulations. You certainly deserve them. A remarkable finish and fight till the finish line. This is what Moto GP should be all about. Great job 😉

Congrats Alex!!

So, MM can be beaten at his own game. Every dog has its day.

One fact he gracefully accepts there are only two legends on the current grid: "I've beaten two legends: Rossi in Texas and Marquez today"

You beat two legends? Sorry but only one, which was last Sunday. .

Credit where it's due, great ride. The Suzuki is where Yamaha should be.

Muy bueno #Rins42👍

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Love this guy so honest not like MM93

Congratulations Rins👏👏💪

Yamaha m1, factory team need to replace Rossi, to progress, That's from a top Rossi fan.

And the coverage kept showing the yamaha pit why

👊🏻✊🏻🏍💨💎

👌👌👌👍👍👍

Give him faster bike.

During the race Rin's was definitely by far the better rider💪🏼+ the bike Suzuki performed well under pressure 🔥..

EPIC EPIC EPIC RACE TO WATCH ! WELL DONE ALEX !

Il lui as mis sa dose au Marquez. 2 gp de suite qu'il se fait cramer 😂😂😂 #marqueznecongelepluslecarburant

What an honest guy. It must feel great to defeat two of the greatest legends the MotoGP has to offer

Respect 🙌🏻🙌🏻🥰🥰🥰 reminds me of a young Marco simoncelli 😇😇

Masa I follow markes td,I rasa motor dia tak la laju mane pun..sebab lepas potong rossi terus I cucuk angin motor dia..hahaha

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14 hrs ago

F1

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If Bruce was still here he would be proud of his team. Mclaren improved the most.

I'm a Mercedes fan but have to say McLaren have done an amazing job this year considering their performance over the last few years.

I would say Williams for the most reliability and focused pit crew. They're only left to improve on pace.

Good to see that McLaren is performing well. I'm sure the team's ability to improve will be remarkable with every race from now on.

Must say McLaren, with the team spirit that they have, and results they managed to achieve... Definitely my favourites this season.

Williams have had the worst start to an F1 team in history. And I think with their tiny budget and willpower, the amount they’ve improved is impressive. They’re still far behind but I hope to see them fighting for podiums in 2021

McLaren. Consistent development and improvement over the season so far. Alfa Romeo has been somewhat of a surprise also.

Being on top is one thing but staying at the top is the art of the game. Kudos to Mercedes for getting it right so far.... #WeMakeItLookEasy

I’m super impressed with Toro Rosso, hard to believe this is the old Minardi team where both their drivers exceeded all expectations!!

Ferrari fan for life, but McLaren have done an incredible job so far, considering how far back they were

McLaren (and I'm faraway from being a fan! If there was a person I didn't like in Formula 1, that person was Ron Dennis). Anyway I'm glad to see them finally getting together again and mainly without supposed big shot drivers who can't do nothing but complain! Now they need to find a good engine because with Renault it will be near impossible to go any further...

Mclaren, they have made a huge turn around this season. With andreas seidl at the helm, the only place they re going is up

Redbull and Honda engineering. The aerodynamic has been sorted and the engine now also reliable. Watch that space, they could challenge for the title next year!

None the sport is finished and I've followed the sport since the early 80s

And yet no Ferrari or anyone else 1st with the exception of RB. Hybrid era is killing with the beyond dominance of Merc being so far ahead of everyone else’s pace. Some competition would be nice! Don’t give me that bullshit of everyone should bring it to the table, there’s some crazy advantage behind the scene that you Merc fanboys don’t know about. Yawn.

the gap between top three teams and the rest is too much

Hi F1 and fans .... with all the media attention to the envirement and green thinking etc etc etc. Is there a research or developement posted in any magizine about the developemt of how clean the F1 is today. We all know that all top research of F1 is implemented in the modern cars but i like to read how clean F1 is now in 2019 .. 👍

McLaren is the most impressive.. Mercedes just has luck week after week.. Hoping Ferrari will get their things together for the second half..

Red Bull / HONDA‼️ Young Max may be awesome, but so is the way Red Bull has adapted to Honda’s engine. The last 2 years of griping about the Renault power plant is (almost) justified...

Haas, they have surprised me on how bad they are this year. Compared to last year this year has been terrible. They were fighting Renault for top of the mid pack, this year they are fighting for points at all.

It would be nice to see Mclaren back up there permanently fighting for the title. Always was a fan

Quite a gap between 3rd and 4th also between 10th and racing cars.

Williams been sandbagging the first half of the season just to give the others a glimp of hope, beast mode on in second half of the season

I think the fact that Kimi drags that 8th place car into the points is the most impressive

My pick is Red Bull and Honda. They were a distant third, and they showed that careful hard work done with purpose makes progress. They’re certainly not outspending Ferrari, but managed to leapfrog them with smarter and more effective development

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18 hrs ago

F1

The crash 💥 The surprise 😱 The battle ⚔️

Spa treated us to a scintillating race last season ⚡️
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I can't wait for next weekend. Spa always produces some awesome action

That Vettel move was such a good sign and made so much hope for the title in 2018, but then horror began and continued until today 😞 I hope that Vettel will win at least one of the next two races, maybe the last chances this year

The circuit spa is amazing..

Leclerc was lucky with the halo there. Things could have ended very badly.. Also, the 4 car moment at the end of the first sector was amazing👌

I was there with my sons. Last years

Counting the days and hours for the arrival of the weekend. It is impressive, the spectacles provided in this SPA GP!

I remember this race.The best thing was Ocon almost overtook Vettal overtaking Hamilton. Ocon has to sit in the Mercedes at some point in the future.

What a race! Hoping for the same again next week 👍

Was that the very last time Vettel won a race? Wow an entire year has gone by.

Going to be interesting this year, couple nice long almost straights that Ferrari can hopefully lay down the power, those midrange corners that Red Bull look so comfortable going through at high speed, than the tighter sections that Mercedes just seems to find seconds on other cars, needless to say either Ferrari or Red Bull let the Mercedes go and that’s race over, but Charles or Max get in front of Lewis it’s going to be a great race

I have a feeling that the Ferraris will do it again. We will not hear the name verstappen so much this weekend.

Lets see next week if merc and redbull will match the straigth line speed of ferrari. Cant wait the qualifying and race on sunday.

Was a good race, hoping this yr will be just as good

I wanna know what LeClerc's thoughts process was as a McLaren flies over the top of him 😂

Clamoroso come Charlie Whiting aspettò che Vettel superasse Hamilton per dare il via alla Safety Car

Beyoncé would be proud of the Halo!

So the halo works。。👍🏼👍🏼

People cry about the halo but Charles had luck to have it.

What an overtake from Ferrari that was ...I missed the 2018's Ferrari ....not this SP90

This Race showed why the Halo Makes completly sense. Leclercs carrer could have Ended Right there

That's also why "even" Perez is a better racer than Ocon. My opinion. Look at the drag race after Eau Rouge coming up to Le Combes

Waited until Seb past Hamilton to safety car the race...who remembers this🤦🏾‍♂️🤔

Was there watching sat in the stadium right on that corner, exciting stuff!

Only one week to go, before lights out!

According to the Finnish media, Mercedes is gonna announce Bottas staying for 1 more year.

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