Kuala Lumpur, 15th May, 2013 – Freedom Riders Asia, an adventure travel series developed by FOX One Stop Media and Shell Advance Motorcycle Oil has been launched today. The host of the show, effervescent motorcycle aficionado Charley Boorman was on site to talk about his experiences in each of the countries he visited.+Continue Reading
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Kuala Lumpur, 7 February, 2013 – Ducati Malaysia, run by Next Bike Sdn Bhd, look set to live up to their promise of an exciting year ahead for all local Ducatists with the launch of the Ducati Monster 795 ABS at the Sepang International Circuit (SIC).+Continue Reading
“Ducatisti” of the World from over 10 countries have taken Malaysia by red storm as they united for the largest gathering of Ducati owners and enthusiasts in the region – Asia Ducati Week 2012!
The incredible gathering, organized by the iconic Italian motorcycle brand, Ducati, attracted “Ducatisti” from Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, United Kingdom and Vietnam and was kick-started with Welcome Party celebrations at the newly open Butter Factory Club in downtown Kuala Lumpur.+Continue Reading
In conjunction with the Moto GP weekend, the 6 days Asia Ducati Week in KL were kicked off with welcome party at Butter Factory on 18th October. A Ducati Street Party has been planned on the 20th October at Beach Club, Jalan Sultan Ismail. Participants will form a magnificent convoy, taking the roads by Red Storm, on 21st October as they head down to the MotoGP at the Sepang International Circuit. The Ducati Riding Experience (DRE) on 22nd and 23rd October will be conducted by two fully qualified and experienced Italian trainers, directly supervised by Ducati Motor Holding, who will teach participants how to improve their riding skills in a controlled environment. This year, we will see participants from more than eight countries namely Singapore, Thailand, India, Philippines, Hong Kong, China, Australia and Russia. Press release is after the jump.+Continue Reading
Norcilla Omar is one very lucky Ducatisti. She is the first owner of the Ducati Monster Diesel in Malaysia. The Ducati’s flagship Monster 1100 EVO is started as a base for Diesel apparel founder, Renzo Rosso to design. With a military inspired theme; the ‘Diesel Brave Green matte’ livery is set against the black Ducati Trellis frame, wheels, engine covers, exhaust system and forks, presenting the Monster Diesel as an avant garde choice for connoisseurs of lifestyle motorcycling. Key technical specifications of the Monster Diesel remain in line with the Monster 1100EVO.+Continue Reading
Ducati Malaysia (Next Bike Sdn Bhd) is bringing Ducati’s latest and most popular bike models, including the much heralded 1199 Panigale, to meet its enthusiasts in a Ducati Truck Roadshow unlike any other roadshow seen before. “The Ducati Truck Roadshow is the first of its kind in Malaysia and will certainly make a lasting impression as it cruises into town; serving as a mobile showroom of sorts. Instead of these consumers travelling to a Ducati showroom, they can now see and get a feel for these stunning machines right in their own backyard,” said Datuk Wira SM Faisal Tan Sri SM Nasimuddin, Joint Group Executive Chairman of NAZA Group of Companies.+Continue Reading
Right now, Volkswagen AG CEO, Martin Winterkorn, said, it is focusing on integrating Ducati, Porsche and truck maker, MAN into its stable and has no immediate plan to add on another brand to its 12 brands tally under the Volkswagen roof. He said, “we need to grow in Southeast Asia, but that does not mean that we will buy Malaysia’s Proton, like some are speculating”. This comes after Reuters reported that VW is interested in Proton in July. However, Winterkorn said that he still finds Fiat’s Alfa Romeo an attractive brand. Micheal Punzet, an analyst with DZ Bank at Frankfurt said that, if VW gets offered Alfa Romeo or Proton for a cheap price, they would not decline. News extraction from Bloomberg is after the jump.+Continue Reading
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the US had issued an announcement that Ducati is recalling about 2,411 units of 1199 Panigale built between March 2012 to July 2012 over 5 issues. They are:
- exhaust butterfly valve bowden cable cover, which could melt or burn due to excess heat of the catalytic converter,
- screws securing steering damper have insufficient Loctite, which could cause steering damper to detach,
- incorrect assemble tolerance on Uniball bearing on Ohlins damper, which could slip out of its seat,
- front brake master cylinder reservoir hose might interfere with the threading end of the reservoir retaining screw, which could damage the hose
- right and left swing arm shaft pivots can loosen, which could cause loss of control of motorcycle.
Full recall notices are after the jump. It is not known if this affect 1199 Panigale sold in Malaysia. To be on the safe side, please check with Ducati Centre Malaysia at 03-7953 2888.+Continue Reading
We mentioned about sometime last month on VW’s renewed bid on Proton. But it looks like the romance between the 2 groups is continuing on a rocky path. This time around it is from VW Group’s labour boss, Bernd Osterloh. He mentioned that, ”we already have 12 brands and we first have to stabilise the group. Even though further sales and production sites in South East Asia are important, there is no support from the labour side for a purchase of Proton.” This year alone, VW has acquired Porsche, Ducati and Scania.+Continue Reading
Audi announced that they are finalizing the purchase of Ducati and there are bound to be videos like this coming up but not by Audi themselves. This video in particular is done by the Auto Bild team in Germany. The entire video of the TT RS and 1199 Panigale S is in German but check out which one won the race around a track.+Continue Reading