For those of you trying to access the TOCE Performance website their new web address is TOCEUSA.com. Correct your bookmarks because the old address is no longer in use.
The new Ducati 1199 Panigale was unveiled at the Dali museum in St. Petersburg March 28. The location was a fitting setting for this Italian work of art. Hundreds of riders and Ducati enthusiasts were there to see the latest creation from Ducati. The party kicked off with everyone enjoying the open bar and waiting for the cover to be lifted off the bike. When the cover was finally lifted, the crowd went crazy when the bike was on full display. The bike looks as small as a 250, with a complete redesign using technology lifted straight from Ducati’s MotoGP bikes. With nearly 200 horsepower and a claimed weight of only 365 lbs (dry) this bike will be a rocket. The model shown was the ‘S’ version with a full Termignoni exhaust, ABS and Ohlins suspension along with some carbon fiber bits. The bike was eventually started and the booming exhaust echoed around the courtyard. Only one thing was missing from the sounds of this machine, the typical dry clutch found on it’s predecessors.
BlingRockets magazine has teamed up with Myrtle West Cycle and the Bishop Tavern & Lounge on Seabreeze Blvd. in Daytona Beach to bring the first ever Daytona Sportbike Night sportbike event to Daytona BikeWeek 2012. This event is sponsored by a number of the top industry leaders such as Speed and Strength, Myrtle West Cycle, Brock’s Performance, SportBikeLites, Killer Kreations, Busa Factory, Seats by Tommy, True Finish, TOCE Performance, and Break Lites. Come out and party with us at Daytona Sportbike Night 2012 on Thursday March 15th from 7 to 11pm.
Brute Horsepower Shoot Out & Schedule of Events
WyoTech – Daytona, 470 Destination Daytona Lane, Ormond Beach, FL 32174
Saturday March 17th, 2012 10:00am-5:00pm
THE RATS HOLE 40th ANNIVERSARY CUSTOM BIKE SHOW & THE CAFE’ RACER BIKE SHOWDOWN!!!
Location: Daytona Lagoon Water park 601 Earl St. (right behind the parking garage on the North side of the Ocean Center. In addition to the world famous Rats Hole Custom Bike Show featuring the best bikes in the nation in 23 different classes. The Rat’s Hole presents our “Cafe Racer Bike Showdown.” This event will feature 4 top builders competing for your vote to win the coveted “Showdown Champion” title and trophy. The Winner will be determined by a peoples vote. Everyone who comes through the front door will receive one ballet ticket to vote for the bike that they like the best.
For our 40th Anniversary the Rat’s Hole is pulling out all the punches. We are making New trophies for this year and the Famous Rat’s Hole Big Daddy Rat trophy is going 3 deep. This will be a collector’s item for the special Bike Builders that place in the Top 3. With 23 available classes you too can take home one of these collectable trophies. Go to www.ratshole.com and pre-register today for the World Famous Bike Show. All pre-registered bike will be invited to the 40th Anniversary VIP party, Thursday at Harley Crossings. The party is FREE to the public, but registered bike builders will get the VIP
For those of you ZX-14 fans out there, or even those that are still undecided, here’s a link to the most thorough write-up on the 2012 model on the web. Back in the day, Brock Davidson’s ZX-14 Diaries (2006 model) were fundamental in the purchase of our 2006 ZX-14. It didn’t help that he had a red one too, the exact color that we had been eyeballing since day one. As many of you know, the BlingRockets Team has been a fan of the mighty “14″ for many years so an awesome write-up such as this one from Brock was greatly appreciated. Click link below!