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899: Baby Ducati Panigale

899: Baby Ducati Panigale Roadtrip ala Tigho NYDucati at Rockwell Cycle
A buddy of mine is taking this bike across the country.

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Ducati Desmosedici RR on Display

The face of a Ducati Desmosedici RR on Display for Tigho NYDucati at Rockwell Cycle
The story goes that the owner crashed his Ducati Desmosedici RR, and needed a bunch of bodywork done, so he brought it to Rockwell Cycle. This bike was apparently his daily ride, which is rather incredible as there were only 1500 of these motorcycles ever made and they cost $72,500 new in 2006.   

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Rockwell Cycle and DESMO Ducati Holiday Parties

Drove up to Bear Mountain for the first time (in a car) for Rockwell Cycle's annual holiday party.  The staff is fantastic, and I got to see my buddy's brand new white 899.  Great food, music and a bunch of pretty Ducs.
Merry Christmas! Santa's real ride...

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Turkey Run: Annual Post-Thanksgiving Ducati / Euro Motorcycle Show in Oley PA


Every year (*ahem, during my two seasons on the road), we gather together on the Sunday after Thanksgiving and ride up to Oley, Pennsylvania to the Fire Station to give thanks for our beautiful bikes.

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Bobber Ducati Monster Cafe Racer on Craigslist

Tigho NYDucati Bobber Ducati Monster Cafe Racer on Craigslist

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1917 JAP Sunbeam Rover

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November Skies, Still Beautiful to Ride. Fall in NYC.

November Skies still beautiful to Ride under in NYC. Tigho NYDucati
On Essex and Grand Street riding mid-November
© 2013 Tigh Loughhead

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Custom Triumph Chopper off Bowery

Tigho NYDucati Custom Triumph Chopper off Bowery
Though I'm not a huge fan of the genre, I stumbled on this pretty custom Triumph chopper out making a fancy Saturday beer run to my favorite spot in the city, New Beer, on Chrystie between Rivington and Delancey on the Lower East Side.  

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Ducatis ride NYC through November

Tigho NYDucati still riding to work into November.



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Ducati Beveled Desmo at Cycle Max in Downingtown

Tigho NYDucati Ducati Beveled Desmo at Cycle Max in Downingtown
Don't sit on this vehicle

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2014 Ducati 1199 Superleggera Pictures

2014 1199 Superleggera Ducati Pictures: Tigho NYDucati
2014 1199 Ducati Panigale R Superleggera Ducati Pictures.
More information can be found in my original post here and here.

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Sexy Modded Ducati GT1000 SportClassic on Orchard Street



Ok, so there might be something wrong with me.  I just spent a couple hours watching a rather provocative burlesque show at The Slipper Room on the Lower East Side, but the sexiest thing I saw all night was parked across the street on Orchard Street and Stanton. 

This totally naked custom GT1000 was custom painted (you don't see too many in all black), what looked like motocross tires, clip-ons, a full tail chop and a funky exhaust.
© 2013 Tigh Loughhead

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Ear Inn: DOCNYC Tuesdays in Tribeca

Tigho NYDucati at the Ear Inn: DOCNYC Tuesdays in Tribeca


Several friends have invited me to the Ear Inn, where on Tuesdays there is an impromptu bike meet up in downtown Manhattan, at one of the oldest existing bars in Manhattan.  I finally went with the DOCNYC on Tuesday, and though initially we were hassled by the cops a little bit, we had a great time, and even went dancing at the Spanish tapas bar KaƱa next door.

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Coupla Monster Ducs

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2014 Ducati 1199 Panigale R Superleggera for $65K


Tigho NYDucati: Ducati 1199 Panigale R Superleggera Ducati 1199 Panigale R

Ducati 1199 Panigale R Superleggera.1,199cc Superquadro engine with 220bhp, which should retail for around $65,000. 

Only about 100 will be allocated to the United States.

More information can be found here.
© 2013 Tigh Loughhead

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NYDucati Lands on Plymouth Rock

Boston Bay: NYDucati Lands on Plymouth Rock, Plymouth Massachusetts on a Tigho Ducati Trip.
On the way back from Cape Cod, the sun was setting and I stopped off at Plymouth Rock. Even though I had an hour left to go to get back to Boston, I was glad I did.

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Biking to Boston and Cape Cod


Tigho NYDucati goes Biking to Boston and Cape Cod and Chatham, Massachusetts Cape Cod Canal
Last Sunday I decided to take a trip out to Cape Cod Massachusetts. I rode out to meet a friend in Chatham, Mass on the southwest of the Cape.  Behind my bike you can see Cape Cod Canal, which connects Buzzard's Bay to Cape Cod Bay

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Riding Out through Western Massachusetts


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Out in the woods in Western Mass - Somewhere South of Hartford
 I tried my best to find a scenic route from New York City to Boston, but not only did I forget my winter gloves in 50 degree weather, I didn't realize that much of Connecticut and Eastern Massachusetts are a rather boring drive. I started up 684 to Danbury, then up 202 to New Milford to Nepaug State Forest.

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Incredible Retro Custom Cafe Racers at the Brooklyn Invitational Custom Bike Show 2013

Incredible Retro Custom Cafe Racers at the Brooklyn Invitational Custom Bike Show 2013


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Heads Down: The Park Avenue Daily Grind

Heads Down: The Park Avenue Daily Grind : Tigho NYDucati
© 2013 Tigh Loughhead

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Brooklyn Invitational Custom Bike Show 2013

Brooklyn Invitational Custom Bike Show out riding today... Tigho NYDucati
Stumbled on the Brooklyn Invitational Custom Bike Show out riding today...

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NYDucati goes to LIC

Tigho NYDucati: waterfront industrial park in Long Island City to take a break.   To our amazement, in the corner of the parking lot behind a twenty foot chain-link fence was a waterfront bar called Anabel Basin with incredible views of New York City. 
My girlfriend arms were hurting, as she's not too used to riding long distances, so we pulled up in the parking lot of some waterfront industrial park in Long Island City to take a break. 
To our amazement, in the corner of the parking lot behind a twenty foot chain-link fence was a waterfront bar called Anabel Basin with incredible views of New York City.

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Grand Street on Fire

Driving down the street and had to pull over to snap this picture of Grand Street and East Broadway on fire at Sunset © 2013 Tigh Loughhead

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MV Agusta F4RR, F3 800 Triple, and a Brutale 800 in the Showroom at Rockwell Cycle


 I, for one, am pretty excited about the new line of Italian imports coming from Italy this year.  I don't think MV Agustas are quite as pretty as Ducatis, but they're comparable in performance, craftsmanship and of course the pricetag.  This 2013 MV Agusta F4RR retails for around $25,000, though a base F4 starts at around $20K.

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Weird, Can Am 3 Wheel Scooter?

Ok, so this isn't a Ducati, but it was a bizarre bike.  I stumbled across this Dodge Prowler-style scooter chained to a lampost in Chinatown.  I couldn't find a make, so I'm not sure if it was custom scooter or just another weird bike out of China (of which there are tons in downtown NYC).

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Major Mods on this Magnificent Monster















I'm not sure if this was for sale, or just in the shop at Rockwell Cycle, but this was one of the wildest monsters I've ever seen. No cans, just baffles, twin-headlights, custom painted chromo tank, aftermarket belt-covers, open clutch cover, custom guages and carbon fiber everywhere and  spoked, tubed rims.

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Monster Madness with the DOCNYC riding to Upstate New York

 DOCNYC and the Naked Cowboy!

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The Manhattan Bridge at the end of Water Street




© 2013 Tigh Loughhead

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26th Streetfighter Testastretta

Tigho NYDucati: Ducati Streetfighter Testastretta parking on 26th Street and Park Avenue in NYC
This guy parks his Ducati Streetfighter next to the Armory, usually next to a bunch of pretty nice bikes and scooters. 

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Another Pretty Guzzi by the Park Avenue Armory


 The Moto Guzzi V7 Racer offers the classic style of the Moto Guzzi marquee in a perfectly balanced mix of craftsmanship and technology. 

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1979 Ducati Darmah 900 Sport Desmo

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Chromed Out Moto Guzzi Cafe Racer V7 in Union Square

I love thise Guzzi V7 cafe racers.

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Super Clean, Modded SportClassic GT1000

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Desmo Ducati Owners Club Annual BBQ 2013


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DOCNYC Rolling out of Columbus Circle 30 Ducatis Deep

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R.I.P. Latitide. Riding the last 30 days of Google Latitude



© 2013 Tigh Loughhead

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Triumph Bonneville T100 Steve McQueen Edition at Martins Motorsports next to my Ducati Monster

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Delaware Water Gap in Northern Pennsylvania

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Flatiron Ducati Sunset Beauty

Riding Down 5th Ave by the office and had to pull over 

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Caught in a Jersey thunderstorm returning to NYC for the second week running.

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Berks County Ride on Saturducati

Beautiful day for a ride out to Hopewell Lake in French Creek State Park. Frisbee Golf, canoeing and hiking brings me back to my childhood here.

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Ducati Diavel Chromo at the ChurchMall on 20th and 6th Ave

Next to Grimaldi's by the weird converted church (now a mall) on 6th Ave in Chelsea.

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Madison Square Parking (my Ducati)

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2014 Ducati Maxi Monster 1198 Testastretta


Liquid Cooled Ducati Testastretta 1198 engine, Streetfighter-esque.  This looks to be a significant change in the Monster style.
© 2013 Tigh Loughhead

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30 Days: A Ducati Odyssey (Before/After a Bike in NYC)

Ducati Odyssey: 

I use Google Latitude to track my traveling history.  Some people find this a little creepy, but I assume phone companies are already tracking me anyway, so why not take advantage of a free GPS service?  One of the primary reasons I bought a motorcycle was that I felt a little trapped in Manhattan, with no way to (at least spontaneously) to get out of the city.  Over the last month, based on my records thus far, I think I've found the time to get out of NYC a bit more...

The first 30 days...

My rides on my Ducati Monster for the last 30 days (May-June 2013):  I've been to Port Deposit and the Conowingo Dam in Maryland, out to Lancaster County and Oley in Pennsylvania, then up to Allentown, Ottsville and Doylestown, and on to Frenchtown and Newark in New Jersey.  After arriving in New York City, where I garage my bike in North Willamsburg, Brooklyn, I've taken trips to Coney Island, Sheepshead Bay, Breezy Point and Rockaway Beach, getting lost in Ridgewood, Queens on the way back.  I've taken little runs to Red Hook, Astoria, Roosevelt Island and of course all around Manhattan and Times Square!  

I went up to Bear Mountain by way of the Palisades, NJ through Englewood, Nyack, Congers and back through Elmsford and Yonkers.  The next week I went up to Port Jervis, NY to the Hawk's Nest, then back  through Milford and Fort Lee, before taking a detour to the Bronx to Mount Vernon and Pelham, then back through Parkchester to the FDR.   The next day I rode out through Jersey City on I78 to Barnards NJ to meet up with the Desmo Owners Club to ride around the Round Valley Resevoir, into PA at Frenchtown, then up the Delaware through Easton up to Belvidere, stopping off for lunch in Washington, NJ.


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Desmo Owners Club: Incredible Ducati Company for a Sunday Ride along the Delaware River


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Ducati DUMBO: Waaay down under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass

 Hell is empty of all the demons...

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Ducati Multistrada 1000DS in the Sun on Broadway



© 2013 Tigh Loughhead

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MV Agusta Brutale 990R on Broadway


Pretty sure it's an MV Agusta Brutale 990r. This isn't exactly a Ducati, but considering how beautiful and well constructed these Italian bikes are, I thought it deserved a home here.



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Hawk's Nest North of Port Jervis has the most Amazing Twistys

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Bear Mountain Run: Only an hour away from NYC by Ducati


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Ducati trip to Roosevelt Island via Brooklyn


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Rides gone by...