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Ducati Paul Smart 1000LE – NW Davis & 13th, Portland, OR

November 29th, 2010 by Emir

I spotted this special edition Paul Smart Ducati chilling in front of world-renowned ad agency Wieden+Kennedy, here in Portland, one rainy afternoon. I can picture it now…the super cool, hot shot creative director rolling up to the curb with this retrograde racer, simultaneously impressing all the young ladies and pissing off all the young men. Hey, if Dr. House can do it, with a bum leg no less, then so can this guy.

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New Product: Smart Expressions Vehicle Personlization Program

July 9th, 2010 by Stu

While Smart certainly wasn’t the first automotive brand to usher in a sense vehicle personalization, it was definitely among the first to offer people the ability to customize their rides from the factory thanks to innovations like removable body panels. Ducati even took a page from their play book when they started offering similar packages for their bread and butter Monster line of bikes. Well, the German microcar manufacturer is at it again, this time offering fortwo shoppers/owners the ability to color match paint chips (eat your heart out Porsche) and or decorate Fortwos with a host of colorful vehicle wraps. They call the whole thing the Smart Expressions program and it starts at $1,550 for the custom paint and $1,350 for a wrap. Take your pick at the Smart USA website.

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New Product: Ducati Monster 796 & Art Body Kits

April 21st, 2010 by Stu

Ducati has added depth, personalization and nostalgia to their classic Monster line up with the new mid-range 796 (804cc engine) and ten bolt-on color options that include three solids and seven historical liveries. The move toward personalization includes tank panels, micro bikini faring, single seat cover and front mudguard. Ducati says you can swap out these body panels in as little as 10 minutes and is offering a free kit of to anyone who buys a new Monster 1100 or 1100S before June 30th. Think of them as the motorcycle equivalent to interchangeable body panels on a Smart car.

Photos: Ducati (used with Permission)

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2010 Harleys – West 26th Street, NYC

October 16th, 2009 by Ian

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Just days before Harley announced the shuttering of its Buell sport bike brand, the top brass from Milwaukee was in Manhattan showing off their 2010 models to socialites who will probably never buy one. The launch party took place at Ainsworth, a hip new joint that Urban Daddy calls “the harmonious marriage of a gastropub and the sportsbook at Caesars”. The guy guy venue, with its plethora of sports-playing plasmas and use of wrought iron and wood, was the perfect venue for a brand that was popularized by outlaws.

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Ducati SportClassic SPORT 1000 S – West 16th Street, NYC

May 14th, 2009 by Ian

ducati-sport-1000-sFor the retro-inspired SportClassic series, Ducati dug into the archives to create a line of bikes reminiscent of their iconic 1970’s cafe-racer models.  The end result is a harmonious mix of old and new.  But don’t be fooled by all the vintage sheet metal – this bike is no Sunday cruiser and boasts 92 horsepower in a package that weighs just under 400 pounds. This stylish gent opted to remove the front fairing, adding his own sprezzatura!

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Chromed Ducati Monster – Prince Street, NYC

February 9th, 2009 by Ian

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It is difficult to miss the throaty growl emanating from the Monster’s exhaust. Couple that in with the fact that this particular example is chromed and you have a motorcycle that is hard to miss. The driver was rocking hi top Chucks and a Momo Fighter Helmet, exactly what you would expect to see while cruising Prince Street.

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