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California Superbike School

California Superbike School

2019 marks the second year in a row, iDESMO has made CSS at VIR, and it will not be the last. As President of iDESMO, I must always remind myself of our club’s shared vision, “iDESMO is the Indianapolis-based Desmo Owners Club.  We are continuously on the path to...

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Journey to Circuit of the Americas

Journey to Circuit of the Americas

Our journey to Circuit of the Americas (COTA) began on Thursday, 10/25/18, a little before 4 PM.  The club members who made the trip included Greg McDaniel, Dave Jenkins, Chris Gibson and myself (John Lang).  After Greg picked up Chris and I, along with our bikes and...

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Hotel California

Hotel California

“Once the throttle is cracked on, it is rolled on evenly, smoothly, and consistently throughout the remainder of the turn.”  Keith Code, California Superbike School Words of riding wisdom, like those quoted above, were common features of IDesmo’s recent experience...

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An Escape to the Sunshine State

An Escape to the Sunshine State

My father would always tell me that you get to really know people in three ways: Travel a long distance with them Conduct business with them Spend an evening overnight with them Needless to say, I got to know Eric, Chris and April (Chris’s wife) really well in our...

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The Hills of Tuscany

The Hills of Tuscany

Greetings from the hills of Tuscany, where your foreign correspondent has just finished a glorious day riding a Ducati Panigale 959 on the historic track Mugello, as part of the Ducati Riding Experience.  I’d like to share with IDesmo my report of the day, along with...

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It was Barber or Bust Baby!

It was Barber or Bust Baby!

I have never been on a long trip and this was going to be the one. We met at Lucas Oil Stadium, a central point that proved a challenge to get to with morning traffic and the rain. Nicholas rode down from Lafayette that morning on his Scrambler Icon. As Wayne, Asad,...

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The Key West Adventure

The Key West Adventure

In January, Hoosier moto hearts yearn for warmer climes. Why not go through the effort to be in Florida for 3 days of moto adventure? That’s what nine iDesmo members set out to do on the cold and windy morning of Wednesday January 4th. The overall plan - as...

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959 Panigale at Barber Motorsports Park

959 Panigale at Barber Motorsports Park

The rider/writer of this article is a weekend warrior, winning 6-10 track day events a year and has done so for the past 4-5 years.  This is only his(my) second time at Barber and still has much to learn about the track and riding in general.  He has not raced as of...

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My First Track Day

My First Track Day

Where do I start!  I guess I will start with I couldn’t have done this without help from the following.  Everyone at Ducati Indianapolis, Greg McDaniel, and Jared Burcham, without the help from all of you I could not have made this possible. My Gear Bike:  2014 Ducati...

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