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ABOUT UKMOC

In 1992 Ducati unveiled a motorcycle that shocked the world. All that was superfluous was discarded.

Monster designer Miguel Galluzzi said of the philosophy behind his creation: “All you need is a saddle, tank, engine, two wheels, and handlebars.”

One of the most copied motorcycles of all time, the Monster immediately spawned legions of imitators – but imitation is, after all, is the highest form of flattery.

For Ducati, the bike marked a return to the essential all-around motorcycles like the Marianna, Elite and Scrambler.

But even this comparison does not quite do the Monster justice since the Monster is naked by choice rather than by custom.

A bit of history: The Cologne Motor Show, autumn 1992 – a mysterious Ducati prototype stands out among the new innovations on show. On display is the Monster 900, a model destined to take its rightful place in the history of international motorcycling.
Monstrously beautiful, it is a cocktail of exquisite Ducati components, including the trellis frame from the 851/888 series and the 904 cc air/oil cooled Pompone engine from the Supersport range.

With its boundless personality and audacious nudity, it is a motorcycle that has revolutionized the “naked” bike category, lending renown and prestige to a breed of motorcycle previously unknown in the Western tradition.

Since its launch, the Monster has had a history of great successes: it has become a family and has seen numerous special versions.
It continues to evolve without losing anything of its radically “monstrous” identity.

Above all, it has infected thousands of motorcyclists across the world with the Monster bug, transforming them into “monsteristi”. Up to now, there have been over 130,000 Monsters released from the production lines of Borgo Panigale.

The Monster is one hundred percent pure emotion.
It is an embodiment of the spirit of motorcycling which has become a way of life.

The UK Monster Club was formed by Terry Herbert and Grant Carr in the spring of 2001 as a web based club.

The principal of the club was to create a group of like minded individuals who enjoy riding their Monsters and a forum to distribute information to owners of Monsters within the UK.

The club was established as a free service with only small revenue generated by the sale of UKMOC merchandise & Banner advertising to pay for web space and other minor expenses. To this day the club remains free to join !

The club is officially recognised and supported by Ducati in both the UK and Italy.

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Not a Monster... but a monster journey
Jul 06, 2016 - 9:51 AM - by slob
The "Globetrotter 90" sets off from Ducati headquarter on its world tour in celebration of Ducati's 90th birthday
  • The day after the record-breaking WDW 2016 ended, Ducati celebrates the date of its 90th birthday with the departure of the "Globetrotter 90" world tour
  • An Indian will be the first of seven international riders who will take turns aboard the Multistrada 1200 Enduro to tackle the journey's 30,000 kilometres
  • The first globetrotter had a grand send-off, with 160 representatives on their bikes from Desmo Owner Clubs of 40 different... [Read More]
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Ducati Video Game
May 06, 2016 - 11:12 AM - by slob
Ducati and Milestone present the new videogame “Ducati - 90th Anniversary The Official Videogame”
  • An exciting videogame dedicated to Ducati and its 90th Anniversary
  • 39 bike models, the new Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli” track and, for the first time in a videogame, the Ducati Museum
  • Available from June for PlayStation®4, Xbox One®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system and Windows PC/STEAM™

Ducati has entrusted Milestone, Italy’s largest production company of videogames dedicated to... [Read More]
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The Ducati UK roadshow begins this weekend in Bristol for the first of 22 dates
Mar 01, 2016 - 3:53 PM - by slob
  • 2016 Roadshow starts this weekend at Ducati Bristol and Riders of Bridgwater
  • Ducati UK Roadshow will visit 22 locations across the UK
  • Roadshow fleet includes new 959 Panigale, X Diavel, Scrambler sixty2, Hypermotard 939 and Monster 1200R*
The Ducati Roadshow heads to the southwest of England this weekend for the first of 22 dates across the country. Ducati Bristol will host the first date on Saturday before the Ducati UK demo fleet heads further south to Riders of Bridgwater on Sunday.

The Ducati event truck and demonstrator... [Read More]
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Ducati Nottingham the latest dealership to join the Ducati dealer network
Feb 29, 2016 - 11:49 AM - by slob
  • Newest Ducati store opens in Nottingham
  • Largest Ducati showroom in the dealer network
  • British Superbike Be Wiser Ducati rider Shane Byrne opens dealership

Ducati UK welcome Ducati Nottingham to its UK dealer network. Ducati Nottingham, owned and operated by Pidcocks Motorcycles becomes the twelfth solus Ducati store in the UK.

The store is located on a prominent main road on the edge of Nottingham occupying a 7,500 sq ft premises boasting the largest Ducati showroom in the UK. The showroom incorporates the latest Ducati retail... [Read More]
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World Ducati Week 2016: the countdown has started
Dec 14, 2015 - 11:56 AM - by slob
  • From 1 to 3 July at the Marco Simoncelli Misano World Circuit
  • Time to celebrate Ducati's 90th anniversary at the ninth edition of the WDW
  • The WDW has always stood for motorcycles, riders, a racetrack and tons of passion

Borgo Panigale (Bologna, Italy), 14 December 2015 – The event which Ducatisti from all around the world most look forward to is already on the agenda. From 1 to 3 July 2016 the international Ducati community in its entirety will be celebrating their shared passion for the Bologna-made bikes at the World Ducati Week... [Read More]
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Casey Stoner to return to Ducati as brand ambassador and test rider
Nov 23, 2015 - 5:38 PM - by slob
Ducati Corse is delighted to announce that two-time MotoGP World Champion Casey Stoner will return to the Italian manufacturer next year in the role of brand ambassador and test rider.

Casey Stoner won the 2007 MotoGP World Championship on the Ducati Desmosedici GP with ten wins in eighteen races, results that also helped the Italian manufacturer to clinch the Constructors’ title. Between 2007 and 2010, Casey won a total of 23 races for Ducati.

The 30-year-old Australian from Southport (Queensland), who is widely considered to be one of the fastest and most... [Read More]
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Ducati World Première 2016 live streaming
Nov 16, 2015 - 10:03 AM - by slob
For those of you not going to Milan this year.
The event, during which Ducati will unveil its new models, will also be streamed live at http://premiere.ducati.com

LIVE 16 November 2015
From 15:00:00 GMT (16:00:00 local time)
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All-time sales record for Ducati: bike deliveries top 50,000 for the first time ever
Nov 11, 2015 - 4:30 PM - by slob
  • On 10 November Ducati delivered its 50,000th bike of 2015, an increase of no less than 23% with respect to the same date last year
  • Seven new 2016 bikes to be unveiled at EICMA
  • “More than Red: Black, Wild and Pop”. This is the title of the Ducati World Première 2016, to be streamed live around the world on Monday 16 November at 4.30 pm (CET time)

Borgo Panigale (Bologna, Italy), 11 November 2015 – Ducati Motor Holding continues to grow and has now - for the first time its history - broken through the 50,000 bike sales... [Read More]
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