National Ride to Work Day
The 18th Annual Ride to Work Day is on Monday, June 17, 2013.
DESMO's 11th Annual Trackday
DESMO's annual Trackday is on Monday, June 10, 2013, in Millville, NJ.Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to ride your motorcycle on one of the newest and nicest tracks in the north east.This is a club day, so it is very limited in space - which means you'll get even
more out of it.Please email us at email@example.com for more information about how you can participate.Cost is only $225.Space is limited.
There will be a motorcycle swap meet at the Motorcylepedia Museum on Sunday, April 28, 2013, in Newburgh, NY.
For more information, please email.
The brand new Circuit of The Americas track in Austin, TX, hosts the premiere 3-day race series.Tickets are now on sale.The race is April 19 to April 21, 2013.
DESMO's 11th Annual Oil Spill
DESMO's annual Oil Spill is on Saturday, April 13, 2013, in Walkill, NY.This is a great opportunity to prepare your bikes for the 2013 riding season.Do you own maintenance, with experienced Ducati mechanics to help you out.
Ducs on the River
The Cincinnati-area Ducati club (CADRE) hosts Ducs on the River from September 21st to the 23rd, inMarietta, OH.Registration deadline August 15, 2012.The ride route, will take us through Southeast Ohio, along the Muskingum and Ohio Rivers and through the Wayne National Forest.
DESMO Swap Meet
DESMO's annual swap meet will be held on Saturday, September 29th at European Cycle Services, in conjunction with their Open House, at their new location in Walkill, NY.Come and see the new digs if you haven't already - join us for a hot dog or burger, soda, drawing and some awesome rock and blues from Eddie Seville & The Vibro Kings.
Italian Motorcycle Owners Club
The Italian Motorcycle Owners Club hosts their annual event in Sturbridge, MA, on Sunday, September 16th.Hundreds of Italian motorcycles gather each year vying for a bike show trophy.
Hudson Valley Open House
Hudson Valley Ducati is having an Open House on Saturday, September 15th, from 12 to 5 pm.As the best part of the riding season arrives we welcome you to join us as we celebrate and showcase our recent addition of Ducati Motorcycles as well as existing Suzuki and Kawasaki machines here at Hudson Valley Motorcycles.The event is hosted by Dobbs Dawg House, local hot dog shop. Come by and grab some of Dobbs Dawg House amazing hot dogs and refreshments as well as raffles and some smoking hot deals.We also will be having the National Guard Fairhills Group Semi Tractor Trailer along with Michael Jordan Motorsports Riders Roger Lee Hayden and Corey Alexander signing autographs.Rain Date is Sunday, 9/16/2012.Any questions, call Hudson Valley at 914-762 2722.
European Motorcycle Day
The Larz Anderson Museum hosts their annual European Motorcycle Day on Sunday, 9/9.This always features a lot of interesting Ducatis, and if you haven't visited the museum, you're missing out on a fantastic selection of automobiles.
Saratoga Wine & Food and Fall Ferrari Festival
The Saratoga Performing Arts Center hosts their12th Annual Saratoga Wine & Food and Fall Ferrari Festival presented by The Italian Trade Commission in Saratoga Springs, New York, September 7-9, 2012.
Italian vehicles, 2 and 4 wheeled, are invited to participate in an Italian experience.Car and Motorcycle Show Saturday (1 - 3 pm).
For more information or to register your vehicle, contact Tracy Paige.For general information about the Festival, please contact Mary Jane.
AMA Pro Road Racing
The premier motorcycle road racing series in North America comes to New Jersey Motorsports Park Friday through Sunday, September 7 - 9, 2012.
DESMO's 2012 BBQ & Bike Show
DESMO's annual Bar-B-Que & Bike Show is on Sunday, August 19, 2012, in Hamptonburgh, NY.This is a great opportunity to see your friends, meet new riders, and show off your bikes.All-you-can-eat BBQ buffet, door prizes galore, and tons of fun.Don't miss out!
Ducks Head West
USDESMO hosts their Seventh Annual DUCKS HEAD WEST rally from August 10 - 12, 2012, in Erwin, TN.US DESMO rallies are three-day weekend events in scenic southeastern locations with great motorcycling roads.
AMA Vintage Days
The AMA Vintage Days at Mid Ohio in Lexington, OH, is Fri - Sun July 20th to July 22nd.This year's event features classic motorcycles of all makes and styles, and honors the riders who made them famous. Activities include the AMA Racing Vintage Grand Championships, which include roadracing, motocross, hare scrambles, trials and dirt-track; North America's largest motorcycle swap meet; bike shows and awards; stunt shows; demo rides of current production bikes; and seminars on a number of topics by noted motorcycling experts.
La Belle Macchine d'Italia
The La Belle Macchine d'Italia is June 29th to July 3, at Mt. Airy Lodge in the Poconos.This is the largest 3 day Italian motoring event in North America, and will feature Italian's most exotic vehicles.The Concorso d'Eleganza at Le Belle Macchine d'Italia brings together the some of the finest examples of Italian "Macchine" in the world. The participants are categorized by marques representing Alfa Romeo, Bizzarrini, DeTomaso, Ferrari, Fiat, Iso, Lamborghini, Lancia, Maserati, Italian Motorcycles, and an Open Class.
The 3rd Annual Classic Bikes & Blues Festival
The 3rd Annual Classic Bikes & Blues Festival is on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at Tinicum Park, Erwinna, PA (rain date, Sunday June 24th).They will be hosting a collection of the Delaware Valley's most desireable and collectable bikes. A concours will be held in the morning with prizes awarded and great music and vendors will be there all afternoon.
World Ducati Week
The 7th edition of the World Ducati Week will take place at the Misano World Circuit from June 21 to 24, 2012.The first World Ducati Week was held in 1998 to thank all the people who helped make Ducati famous throughout the world and to celebrate their passion for motorbikes and anything Desmo. Always a great chance to party and have fun, in 2012 this event, by now nothing short of a "saga", will celebrate its 7th edition.
The British and European Classic Motorcycle Day
The British and European Classic Motorcycle Day is on Sunday, May 20, 2012, at High Point Farm in Clarksburg, MD.This year's event features British & European Single Cylinder motorcycles.There will be a swap meet vendor area, and a display of classic British & European motorcycles of all types.
The 4th Annual Hendee Day & Indian Motorcycle Rally
The Fourth Annual Hendee Day & Indian Motorcycle Rally is on Sunday, May 20, 2012 at Hilltop Farm, a farm once owned by George Hendee (co-founder of Indian Motocycle).History buffs will not only enjoy the historic property but will have the opportunity to meet people associated with early Indians and George Hendee and see their memorabilia.
Martin Motorsports Modern Classics
This event is on Saturday, March 3, from 10 am to 5 pm, in Boyertown, PA.It is a unique experience for collectors and enthusiasts of all ages to admire machinery and see a story about the rapid movement in technology, style and performance of motorcycles over a span of three decades. A show like this simply doesn't exist anywhere else.For info on submitting your motorcycle for consideration, or viewing the exhibit, please visit Martin Motorsports.
New York International Motorcycle Show
The New York International Motorcycle Show returns to the Javits Center
on Friday, January 20th to Sunday, January 22nd.
The NYPD Motorcycle Squad
The exhibit "The NYPD Motorcycle Squad: A Century of Service to New York City" opens May 18, 2011 (through January 5, 2012) at the
New York City Police Museum.It focuses on the development and changes the squad went through over decades of work
in providing motorcade escorts to prominent New York visitors (presidents to popes), highway patrol, and regular policing.The exhibit includes vintage motorcycle
memorabilia, including old leather and wool uniforms; photographs, scrapbooks, and works on paper; and a documentary film with interviews with former NYPD motorcycle
patrolmen.There are 4 NYPD motorcycles in the exhibit: two Indians (1948-52) and two Harleys (1973 and 1996).
DESMO's 2011 Apparel Collection
DESMO's 2011 Apparel Collection is now available for immediate delivery.Men's and Women's tee shirts are available in the DESMO Shop.
Pick up for free at one of our upcoming rides or events.
DESMO's 2011 Holiday Party
DESMO's 2011 Holiday Party is on Sunday, December 4, 2011, in West Nyack, NY.Click for more information.
Wall of Death Performances
There will be four Wall of Death performances at the Motorcylepedia Museum on Saturday, November 19, 2011, in Newburgh, NY.
For more information, please email.
The Morris Museum hosts On the Road:100 Years of Motorcycles in America from September 22 through December 4, 2011, in Morristown, NJ.
This exhibition offers an exhilarating look at the motorcycle - its origins, engineering innovations, customization, and, of course, bike culture. From a 1901 Thomas Auto-Bi to motorcycles owned by celebrities such as Malcolm Forbes to contemporary custom choppers, On the Road examines important milestones of motorcycle history.
Click for more information.
1ST Annual Eckenhoff Vintage European Show and Swap Meet
Eckenhoff Motorcycles of Cherry Hill hosts their 1st Annual Vintage European Show and Swap Meet
on Saturday, October 29th from 10 am to 4 pm.There will be 5 trophy classes (by manufacturing year; trophies are peoples choice).GENERAL ADMMISSION IS FREE.
For more information, please email Rick Sanders.
Barber Vintage Festival and DucStock National Ducati Rally
The Mid Atlantic Italian Motofest is scheduled for September 24th and 25th, in Shepherdstown,
WV.Ride on Saturday, then show your bike on Sunday.Featuring a swap meet, vendors, and seminars; door prizes; vintage/classic motorcycle show;
loudest and best sounding motorcycle competitions.
The Barber Vintage Museum hosts their 7th Annual Vintage Festival from October 7th to October 10th, 2011,
featuring the DucStock National Ducati Rally, celebrating the 30th anniversary of Ducati's TT motorcycle.Trackday, auction, AHRMA races, swap meet, air show, vintage fire truck display, motocross races, and bike shows.This is not an event to be missed.
The 28th Annual IMOC Rally
The Italian Motorcycle Owners Club hosts their 28th annual Italian Motorcycle Day from 10 am to 3
pm on Sunday, September 18, 2011, in Sturbridge, MA, benfiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
European Motorcycle Day
The Larz Anderson Museum hosts their annual European Motorcycle Day on Sunday, September 11, 2011.
Ducati at Radnor Hunt
The Radnor Hunt Concours d'Elegance will feature Ducati as their featured motorcycle marque for 2011, at their 15th Annual Concours d'Elegance on September 11, 2011.
On display will be a stunning collection of rare Ducati motorcycles covering the entire history of the famed brand from Bologna.David Hailwood, the son of the late, great Mike "The Bike" Hailwood, is the special motorcycle guest.In order to exhibit your motorcycle at Radnor Hunt,
you must submit a registration form in advance.
Classic Motorcycles at the Simeone Museum
The Third Annual Classic Motorcycles at the Simeone Museum exhibit opens on Saturday, August 13th, and runs through Tuesday, September 8th.This year's exhibit
will feature Italian great Ducati. Since the 1920s, Ducati has been known for performance, and they'll have examples of some of the company's greatest creations.
Saturday evening, August 13th, we'll have our "Kick Start" Party with special guest of honor Cook Neilson, legendary Ducati racer and journalist. He'll be reunited with his 1973 Ducati 750SS, one of the most sought-after models.Tickets available for purchase through Thursday, August 11th.
DESMO's 11th Annual BBQ
DESMO's 2011 BBQ and Bike Show is scheduled for Sunday, August 14th, in Hamptonburgh, NY.
This is our biggest event of the season - always a fantastic way to meet members, show off your bike, and sample some of the best roads in the Hudson Valley.
An event not to be missed.
AMA Vintage Days
The American Motorcyclist Association hosts their annual vintage event at Mid Ohio in Lexington, OH, from July 22nd to the 24th.
New England Concours d'Elegance
Hemming Motor News hosts theNew England Concours d'Elegance on July 15 - 17, 2011, at Stratton Mountain, VT.This year's event celebrates 100 years of Chevrolets, while other featured marques include Ducati motorcycles.
For information entering your concours-quality vintage Ducati, please contact Richard Lentinello.
National Ride to Work Day
The 16th Annual Ride to Work Day is on Monday, June 20, 2011.
2nd Annual Classic Bikes & Blues
The Art of the Bike is sponsoring the 2nd Annual Classic Bikes & Blues fest at Tinicum Park in Erwinna, PA, on Saturday, June 18, 2011 (rain date Sunday, June 19, 2011).
The 88th Annual Loudon Classic runs from Friday, June 17th through Sunday, June 19th at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH.
This is the longest-running motorcycle event in North America.Two-wheeled fans can enjoy three days of side-by-side racing from the professionals of the American SportBike Racing Association; the experts, amateurs
and novices of the Loudon Road Race Series and the fan-favorite sidecar racers from the Sidecar Racers Association and the United States Classic Racing Association.
Plus, for the first time in 2011, TTXGP eGrandPrix will race at Loudon.TTXGP is the leading World Championship for electric motorcycles.
Rhinebeck Grand National Super Meet
The Rhinebeck Grand National Super Meet runs from Friday, June 10th through Sunday, June 12th at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, NY.
This features the "Motorcycle Timeline," the largest and finest showing of running Antique Motorcycles to ever be seen in one place at the same time!
Italian Bike Day
The Rombo Rosso D.O.C. hosts their annual Italian Bike Day on Sunday, June 5th in Ephrata, PA.
A day for Italian bike owners to get together to enjoy and show off their bikes, to see and demo ride some of the latest Italian models, and to give the public an
opportunity to see these gorgeous pieces of Italian mechanical art.Free admission, plenty of motorcycle-only parking, factory displays and demo rides.
Cars & Motorcycles of England
The Cars & Motorcycles of England at Oakbourne Mansion in Westtown, PA, is Saturday, June 4th.
21st Annual British Motorcycle Show & Swap Meet
The British Iron Association's Massachussetts Chapter hosts their annual show and swap meet at the Singletary Rod & Gun Club in Oxford, MA, on Sunday, May 29th.
British & European Classic Motorcycle Day
The Tenth Annual British & European Classic Motorcycle Day is Sunday, May 22 at Highpoint Farm in Clarksburg, MD, featuring a swap meet vendor area, and a display of classic British & European motorcycles of all types.
George Hendee Day
The George Hendee Day - Indian Motorcycle Rally is Sunday, May 22 at the Farm at Hilltop in Suffield, CT.
The Euro-Bike Ride-In is Saturday, May 21 at Rudy's Lakeside in Oswego, NY.
DESMO Oil Spill
DESMO's Ninth Annual Oil Spill is on Sunday, May 1, 2011.This is the perfect time and place to perform your bike's spring maintenance.
The Motogiro East is April 30th - May 1st at Jiminy Peak, MA.
18th Annual Gathering of the Nortons
The Delaware Valley Nortons host their annual gathering at Washington Crossing State Park in Bucks County, PA, on Sunday, April 17, 2011.
Motorcylepedia Museum Grand Opening
The Motorcylepedia museum Grand Opening is on Saturday, April 16, 2011, in Newburgh, NY.
The museum features over 300 motorcycles from 1897, including police, military, sidecars, and trikes.Read more
about the collection and museum.
Unleash the Devil within at Diavel Night
On Friday, March 25, 2011, Ducati dealers will be hosting Diavel launch parties.
DESMO's Tenth Annual Holiday Party is on Saturday, December 4th.We've been celebrating our ten year anniversary all year long - and will close out the celebration in
style.Don't miss out.Information on signing up will be announced in early October.
DESMO's Sixth Annual Charlie's Garage Vintage Event is on Sunday, October 3rd.Head over on your vintage ride, or come out and check out the bikes.
It's a great way to speak with the owners, ask questions, and compare the machines.
Il Giro del Mondo Paolo Pirozzi is traveling around the world on a Multistrada 1200, visiting DOCs all along the way and is scheduled
to arrive in North America the end of September, and expects to be in New York City in late November. There's a celebration scheduled for Ducati New York on Saturday, November 20th.Details will post as soon as they're available.
DESMO's Swap Meet will be held on Sunday, 9/26, at European Cycle Services in Middletown, NY, in conjunction with their Open House.
Email us for info on how to participate.
World Ducati Week
World Ducati Week 2010:The Red Planet Returns Start your engines for World Ducati Week 2010, the premiere Ducati bike meet that has motorcyclists and fans of all ages flocking to Italy from all over the world.
Hosted at the Misano World Circuit over four-days, and featuring a program of fun-filled, action-packed bike-themed events.Admission is also free for all U.S. participants.
World Superbike Championship
Ducati Superbike Village 2010:Salt Lake Citya> The World Superbike Championship returns to Salt Lake City, UT May 28-31 for the only U.S. stop on the race tour. The Ducati Xerox Team will continue to battle the competition in their quest for the championship crown.
To match the excitement on the track, Ducati North America is hosting a special Ducati Superbike Village complete with entertainment features and special appearances.Don?t miss the opportunity to watch your heroes from the Ducati Grandstand and join in the excitement at Ducati SBK Village.
Eighth Annual DESMO Oil Spill
DESMO's Oil Spill is scheduled for Sunday, April 18, 2010 in LaGrangeville, NY (Duchess County).
A great place to learn how to work on your bike, and a great time to perform vital maintenance, before the season kicks into high gear.
First Responder Course
DESMO, in conjunction with European Cycle Services, hosted our inaugural First Responder Course, on Saturday, March 28, 2010, at ECS in Middletown, NY.While this is knowledge no one ever wants to use, it
could be deadly not to know.We'll host this again!
The New York International Motorcycle Show
was held in January at the Javits Convention Center in New York City.DESMO members checked out Ducati's new booth, Ducati's new Multistrada, and visited
our friends who were working the show.Always a blast!
Ninth Annual DESMO Holiday Party
DESMO's annual Holiday Party was scheduled Saturday, December 5, 2009 at in Nyack, NY.
The room was decked out with giant photos from the past year, and the stage was stacked high with raffle donations.And our 10 Year Anniversary logo was unveiled.
DESMO's 2009 Tee Shirt
The DESMO's 2009 Tee Shirt is now available for presale, for delivery at DESMO's BBQ on Saturday, August 15.
Please order today.
2009 DESMO BBQ
DESMO's Ninth Annual BBQ was Saturday, August 15, 2009, at
Thomas Bull Park in Montgomery, NY.
In conjunction with the BBQ will be our Fifth Annual Bike Show.
See the recap here
2009 Events Calendar
Events Calendar Grab your pens
and calendars, and copy down DESMO's 2009 Events Calendar, and be sure
to join us for tons of motorcycling fun, under (let's hope for) the sun!
annual swap meet May 17, 2009
DESMO is proud to
announce our Fifth Annual Swap Meet, which will be held in conjunction
with European Cycle Services’ Open House on Sunday, May 17,
2009, in Middletown, NY, from 10 am to 4 pm.
Eighth Annual Holiday Party
- Saturday, December 6, 2008
Concours d'Elegance was a huge
success and just keeps getting bigger. Over 115
DESMOites attended the biggest DESMO event of the year and they were
rewarded with vintage bikes galore and prizes out the door. This year, DESMO's
famous BBQ also hosted a swap
meet. Click here
for the review and
photos of this event.
Trackday The Sixth Annual DESMO
Trackday at NHIS this past Monday hosted by Fishtail Riding School was
yet another great success. Despite temperatures in the mid-90's and a
track surface temperatures of 130 degrees, an amazing time was had by
all. For pictures and videos from the day, click
Holiday Party DESMO celebrated
2008 in style by gathering many of our friends at Dave &
Busters, sharing videos and photos, swapping stories, and dining on a
feast. Not to mention raffling off scores of great gifts. Click here
for an overview and
photos of last year's event.
Racing - Ducati Track Day
- June 17, 2008
featured in National Magazine
DESMO was the featured club in Metric
Magazine's May 2008 Club Corner. We're very gratified at the national
exposure provided to us...Metric Roadbike reaches tens of thousands of
motorcycle enthusiasts monthly.
DESMO is pleased to announce the return the ever popular Oil Spill at
the Ducati Ranch in Dutchess County. This year's event will be held on
Sunday, April 13, 2008. Here's an opportunity to do all the basic
maintenance you've been neglecting or wasn't sure how to.
further details click here..
Racing - Ducati Track Day (Ducati Motorcycles
at NHIS. Registration at participating Ducati
dealers. Click here
for more info.
The 2007 MotoGP book
recaps this season
with an overview of the results, followed by detailed biographies on
each of the riders, before delving into race-by-race reviews.
The book is packed with hundreds of large full-color photos of the
races, bikes, teams, and fans that made this year's Moto GP season one
The book is very easy to read and understand, and the author never
dives too deep into the technology on a level that's incomprehensible
to the average reader. As a casual spectator this season, I was afraid
I wouldn't enjoy the book (or would find it more-advanced than my
mechanical understanding of motorcycles)-but this was not the case.
Each race's chapter has detailed statistics on poll position &
qualifying, race times, lap averages & top speeds, and a
color-coded line graph showing lap by lap progress of each rider. All
are excellent tools to settle bets and arguments over beers with your
Overall it's a great anthology of the first 800cc season, and a must
have for any motorcycle race fan.
announces the return of the Oil Spill
- February, 2008
releases its 2008 Events Calendar
- February, 2008
Although most of us have only just winterized, but judging by the last
poll, a lot of us don't even seem to winterize, it's time to look ahead
towards the 2008 riding season. What better way to start a season than
to attend the crowd favorite early season DESMO Oil Spill. Now is the
time to give your bike a proper once over and dust out the cobwebs left
from a winter's hibernation before setting off on another season of
saddle sores, track days, and general riding. Click
here for more information.
Mark your calendars! The always working DESMO organizers have worked on
and released the 2008 DESMO schedule of events. From the Oil Spill on April
to the Track Day on June
9th, it's all here! Even all the
dates for the Official DESMO
rides are in here. Don't forget to check out the DESMO online calendar
as well with pictures contributed by our members. All DESMO events are
marked in addition to most major holidays and race calendars. Click
here for the events list.
2007 Holiday Party
- December 8, 2007
The DESMO Holiday
has become an even bigger success. We are now celebrating
the 7th year once again at Dave & Busters. We will have our
door prize raffle and Chinese Auction with great Ducati swag. Don't
miss out! We've already collected some great stuff from some new
vendors, and from many of our favorite supporters. Which new bikes from
the hot new 2008 Ducati lineup
will be there
on display? Pictures and recap of this years party can be seen here.
2006 Holiday Party
- December 9, 2006
Once again the
DESMO Holiday Party proved to be a huge success as a full house packed
Dave & Busters again. New and old members mingled amongst the
video presentations, an S4RS and Sport1000, raffle prizes galore, and
the always popular buffet dinner. Raffle prizes this year included a
set of Brembo full floating stainless steel rotors, track days galore,
a Suomy helmet, Bridgestone tires, riding leather jackets, in addition
to a ton of other good stuff. Pictures and recap here.
October 8, 2006
Charlie hosted a social at his home in Morristown, NJ, from 11 am to 3
pm. Charlie has a collection of vintage Ducatis, including but not
limited to: Roundcase 750 Sports, Squarecase 900 Supersport, &
a Desmo single. There will also likely be some members with their own
vintage Ducks. It will be a nice day to hang out with your friends,
meet some new members, and closely examine some historical motorcycles
that were the inspiration for your own ride. Click here
for further info.
BBQ 2006 - August 5, 2006
Concours d'Elegance has gotten bigger, better, and meaner! Over 115
DESMOites attended the biggest DESMO event of the year and they were
rewarded with vintage bikes galore and prizes out the door. Blue skies,
warm temperatures, great BBQ edibles, and bikes, bikes, bikes, and more
bikes. What else can one ask for from the BBQ gods? Click here
for the review and
Annual DESMO/BCM Track Day - July
DESMO/BCM track day was held under brilliant blue but hot skies at New
Hampshire International Speedway on July 26. The ranks of track junkies
were swelled as numerous track newbies took the plunge for the first
time and loved it. Lap records may not have been broken, but there were
plenty of smiles per mile. Click
here for the recap and pictures from the event.
Swap Meet & Ducati Daze hosted by Cliff's Ducati - May 27, 2006
DESMO members were among the hundreds of participants at Cliff's Ducati
Daze, on Saturday, May 27 2006. Cliff's hosted Gary Eagan, Neil
Hodgson, and Doug Polen, who chatted and signed autographs for fans.
The Ducati Truck was on hand, providing a 17 mile test ride on new
Ducatis. And there were over a dozen Ducatisti peddling their parts and
accessories in DESMO's Second Swap Meet. Not to mention hundreds of
bikes of all ages and types...both in the parking lot and in the bike
here for photos
from the event.
DESMO Tee Shirt - May 25, 2006
to announce our 2006 Tee Shirt. This is a dark navy Tee Shirt,
featuring a seventies-style font DESMO logo on front, and the Ducati
Meccanica shield (in black and gold) on the back. Definitely a sharp
looking shirt. Click
here for image.
announces provisional 2006 ride dates
- April 27, 2006
riding season is finally here! We're pleased to announce 1 Newbie ride
this year along with 6 full fledged rides. As the dates slowly
approach, don't forget to read up on the DESMO
Group Ride Guidelines and Jeff
on group rides.
All dates are provisional dependant on weather and other factors. Ride
dates will be confirmed on the Yahoo! Groups mailing list. Click
here for the events calendar.
- March 29, 2006
riding season is just around the corner and that means it's time for
the DESMO Spring Raffle! The prize this time around will be a brand new
custom Aerostitch RoadCrafter one piece riding suit. See
Oil Spill - February 22, 2006
announces date for the 2006 edition of the oft imitated but never
duplicated, the overwhelming people's choice, the shiznitiest of the
shiznit, DESMO Oil Spill at the Ducati Ranch. See
- February 15, 2006
Winter Raffle was won by Pat Drennan and Scott Schwager. Reports of
shady dealings have surfaced. DESMO leaders have not returned calls
concerning the allegations. See
Annual DESMO/BCM Track Day -
February 7, 2006
are proud to announce their 4th Annual Track Day at New Hampshire
International Speedway in Loudon, NH. See
to host 2nd Annual DESMO Swap Meet
February 2, 2006
the success of last year's event, DESMO and Cliff's Ducati in Danbury
will once again be holding a Swap Meet. In addition to the Swap,
Cliff's has planned a visit from the Ducati North America Truck and a
judged bike show complete with prizes. See
Wows NY Monster Challenge - January
Mishell finished 3rd place at the New York round of the Monster
Challenge. Read more here.
For DESMO shot photos of the bike show, click here.
New website launch -
December 26, 2005
redesigned DESMO homepage is now live online. Most features of the old
site has been ported over with the remaining to come in the coming
months. Check back frequently for updates.
Holiday Party -
December 10, 2005
The 5th Annual
Holiday Party was a huge success, read more about it here.
shortage in upstate New York -
December 10, 2005
furry rodents have been disappearing from weasel farms all over
Dutchess and Columbia counties. Authorities are investigating a rumor
that the weasels are being held captive by a farmer that uses weasel
piss to power his tractor. Authorities recommend not confronting the
farmer, may be armed and dangerous as there has been unconfirmed
reports of shallow holes roughly the size of teenaged boys on the
Opens Ducati Manhattan - May 10,
DESMO played a
significant role in the grand opening festivities of the new Ducati
Manhattan, the Ducati flagship store for the New York City area. Read
more and see pictures of the event here.