Orange County Ducati

ducati1Not a joke. OCC is opening a Ducati Dealership called Ducati Hudson Valley in Newburgh, NY. And of course, the Teutuls will be giving the OCC treament to a new custom L-twin-powered Monster 1100 that will be featured on an upcoming episode of American Chopper on TLC.  The project will include new elements from Ducati’s visual corporate identity, which include, I quote: “custom-made bike stands incorporating graphics tailored to specific motorcycles such as an 848 on a race track or riding a Monster 1100 through curvy mountain roads” (no sure what it means!). Hope they don’t turn a Ducati into a Chopper…

20 Responses to “Orange County Ducati”

  1. 1 Dave Blevins Apr 29th, 2009 at 8:47 am

    Hmmm, sounds like a bad idea.

  2. 2 Jeff Nicklus Apr 29th, 2009 at 10:43 am

    Hopefully Moe, Larry and Curly will not destroy a good looking and running motorcycle like the Ducati …. leave it to TV to fuck the pooch though!

    Over & Out,


  3. 3 Conrad Apr 29th, 2009 at 10:54 am

    Ducati is like a Ferrari, there is absolutely no need to modify it or tinker with it. THEY BUILD THEM EXACTLY HOW THEY SHOULD BE BUILT FROM THE FACTORY.

  4. 4 spaz Apr 29th, 2009 at 11:20 am

    Are you f***ing kidding me? How does one of the worlds highest quality companies hook up with the world’s biggest joke? Just goes to show you that money rules over reason still…

  5. 5 harry Apr 29th, 2009 at 11:28 am

    I don’t think anything bad about the OCC guys at all, BUT…this sounds like a bad idea waiting to happen. I really hope they don’t put a propane-powered pasta maker on the bike or build a gas tank shaped like a wine bottle. God help us all and that defenseless Ducati.

  6. 6 Grayhawk Apr 29th, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    Sounds like a marketing outlet for Ducati and a revenue source for OCC not so different then H-D buying MV Aprilia and a few Harley dealers branching out in Import brand dealerships as supplementals. Future market share my not be so much Domestic VTWIN as baby boomers slide into trikes and drop down support wheels with a factory cain holder on bike.

    Additionally smaller bike market and cheaper heavy cruisers are friendlier on pocket book in harder times and usually gain market share/sales and produce additional/replacement revenue.


  7. 7 Enzo Apr 29th, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    …Noooooooooooo! Is nothing sacred anymore?
    That’s like buying a Ferrari & having the Dukes of Hazzard modify it with a General Lee motif!

  8. 8 Slash Apr 29th, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    I’ev seen photos of this bike… and I’m sad to report that all your worst fears have been realized. They didn’t turn it into a chopper, and for that I’m glad. However, the “finished” product is an abomination. It may still handle well thanks to the Duck heritage, but the thing is seriously hard to look at.

  9. 9 Nicker Apr 29th, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    “… (no sure what it means!). ..

    One thing you can be sure of however.
    Nothing classy will come of it.


  10. 10 Joe Apr 29th, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    I heard they did another theme bike dressed the Ducati up like a Terd for a local New York sewer treatment company.

  11. 11 Steve Carr Apr 29th, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    They say the end of time is in Dec. 2012.

    Well, hearing about this is just about the same thing.

    Why can’t we just leave some things as they are.

    Next thing you know we will hear about someone “pimping” the monalisa,

    God help us all

    Steve Carr
    Lightning Rod Motorcycles

  12. 12 Enzo Apr 30th, 2009 at 2:32 am
  13. 13 Jim C Apr 30th, 2009 at 7:00 am

    Oh come on,you guys make it sound like the end of the world. It is a motorcycle. It is not living and breathing. I have seen a couple of their guys on old ducs way before any of this happened. So it is obvious that they like Ducati and decided to start selling them. I think it is a smart move on both parts. Whether you believe it or not,Ducati NEEDS to sell bikes otherwise there will be no Ducati motorcycle and this will bring them attention. Also believe it or not,there are alot of people who happen to think that OCC puts out a decent production bike that is well thought out,well engineered and utilizes some of the best parts out there. I have actually ridden one and know this from personal experience and speak with facts rather than emotion.

  14. 14 Mike Greenwald Apr 30th, 2009 at 7:09 am

    There is a rumor that OCC is shooting a couple of new episodes for the Spaghetti-O’s corporate chopper build. The feeling was that the Ducati would provide the best starting point. Plans include custom- one-off billet wheels, forward controls with extended floorboards, a tooled leather over gel retro seat with coil springs, a handmade metal fuel tank, new laser cut metal fenders, raked triple trees, Custom made ape hangers with pull backs, and a Frank Sinatra recording of “My Way”.

  15. 15 Cade Apr 30th, 2009 at 7:46 am

    Please don’t insult Moe,Larry and Curly by assoicating them with these embiciles.

  16. 16 Rodent Apr 30th, 2009 at 8:42 am

    Ain’t nothing sacred anymore?

  17. 17 J Apr 30th, 2009 at 10:34 am

    Dudes need a new agent- stupid sideways more for them, no real upside with this deal, only things that can go wrong.

    If they really want to get serious about marketing, do what Jesse James did and move into cars and Celebrity Apprentice and stunt shows- separate from bikes entirely;

    Both bikes and the Teutels would benefit from such a move……

  18. 18 Nicker May 2nd, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Thanks for the link Enzo…….

    Awesome scooter…!


  19. 19 biker bob May 4th, 2009 at 11:30 am

    somebody had to say, ” what won’t they fuck up next”, well now you know.

  20. 20 razzo749 Jun 22nd, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    I guess the OCC guys figured out that they needed something to sell that actually runs and can be ridden.

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