A Club Called US DESMO

US DESMO is a gathering of rider enthusiasts whose common interest is to promote Italian motorcycles on the road and on the track, safely. The clubs initial efforts were in the Southeastern United States. There are now four area rallies. More adventures are planned for the future. Please revisit this web site for more information on membership, discounts with area dealers, rallies, and other events to come. We always welcome like-minded riders, members and volunteers!

If you wish to join US DESMO, you may use this Adobe Acrobat application form. If you have questions and comments contact Jim Calandro at capo@usdesmo.com


USDESMO dues and renewals are now only $25 per calendar year. Join now!


Notes on 2021 Rallys

COVID-19 has had a big impact and our club is no exception. As a result we have modified how we run our rallies in an attempt to make everyone comfortable and safe. Traditional sign in and buffet dinners are for now a thing of the past.

When you check in at the hotel there will be a clipboard for you to sign the liability release. Please sign it. There will be a plastic tub with your rally information, door prize ticket, and memento item in a zip lock bag. Your name will be on it and they will be in alphabetical order by last name.

Friday's Pizza will be assorted 10 inch individual pizza. We will have four or five choices for preorder. We will have a table outside to pick up your meal to allow you to find a spot you are comfortable with the social distance and can enjoy your food.

Saturday's, no buffet buffet, the club will order individual meals. Like Friday you will have three preorder choices of the main course plus salad and desert that will be served outside.

The breakfast buffet varies by hotel. I am going to bring a few things of my own.

Lunch is up to you. I plan on bringing PB&J so I can carry lunch on the days I ride. I am sure we can get take out for those who have higher culinary standards. We may even be able to dine in.

There will be door prizes as usual. If the weather permits we will try to have it outdoors. As always we are open to suggestions on how to make this event as safe as possible.

il Capo


Mark your calendars now!

Event Schedule 2021


POSTPONED!

Motori Italiani

March 20, 131 Main Restaurant, Matthews, NC
(Joint event with CAFE, the Charlotte Ferrari club)

Twenty-seventh Annual Ducks Along The Blue Ridge Rally (DABR)

April 30 - May 2, Mount Airy, North Carolina
More info...
Here is the event flier. Please print it out and post it where it needs to be posted!
Facebook event...
Rally Registration Form
Register and pay online using PayPal or a credit card!

Fifth Annual Ducks in the Shenandoah Valley (DSV)

June 4-6, Wytheville, Virginia
More info...
Here is the event flier. Please print it out and post it where it needs to be posted!
Facebook event...
Rally Registration Form
Register and pay online using PayPal or a credit card!

Sixteenth Annual Ducks Head West Rally (DHW)

August 6-8, Erwin, Tennessee
More info...
Here is the event flier. Please print it out and post it where it needs to be posted!
Facebook event...
Rally Registration Form
Register and pay online using PayPal or a credit card!

Twenty-seventh Annual Ducks Fly South Rally (DFS)

September 24-26, Murphy, North Carolina
More info...
Here is the event flier. Please print it out and post it where it needs to be posted!
Facebook event...
Rally Registration Form
Register and pay online using PayPal or a credit card!

Barber Vintage Festival

October 8-10, Barber Motorsports Park, Leeds, Alabama
(Not an official US DESMO event but still great fun!)

Links to details, registration forms and fliers will available soon!

TO AVOID LATE FEES, YOUR REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE THE PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINES WHICH ARE TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO THE EVENT. PRE-REGISTERING ALLOWS THE CLUB TO PLAN CORRECTLY FOR THE ATTENDANCE AT THE EVENT. INSUFFICENT NUMBERS OF PRE-REGISTRATIONS MAY CAUSE EVENTS TO BE CANCELED.

Updated 12/1/20.


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US DESMO Desmo Owners Club

US DESMO is an Official Desmo Owners Club and as such its members are entitled to any benefits offered from Ducati, both in the USA and the world.

More details on how to sign up...


Ducati 916 Massimo Tamburini Prototype: The Holy Grail of V-Twin Desmodromic Italian Bikes

José Manuel Serrano Esparza was kind enough to send a link to this article to share for all of us under quarantine. Some great photos and descriptions. Enjoy!
Jim Calandro

Read more...

Do you think you know the beginnings of Ducati two-wheeled history?

Then read this article with photos by Dave Ryan, Member #01617!

Ducati celebrated its 90th anniversary as a company in 2016, releasing a commemorative book and updating its museum. An arguably more important milestone (at least to readers of this magazine) happens in July 2019 — the 70th anniversary of the first complete motorcycle to roll out of the Borgo Panigale factory: the Ducati 60.

Ducati_History_of_Cucciolo.pdf

This article was first published in Motorcycle Classics in the July/August 2019 edition.

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