Seasons Change

Seasons Are Changing

For nearly 25 years, Letko Cycles has been Kansas City’s premiere source for all things Ducati.  From the game-changing Paso to the game-changing Multistrada 1200, we have been here to bring you the finest in red-blooded Italian machinery.

New technologies and new bikes are always on the horizon and Ducati has been a performance leader with avant-garde designs and an ever bold look towards the future that never forgets the lessons of the past.  The bikes they produce are a message about change.  The message is that Ducati embraces change, not fear it.

We at Letko welcome change as well.  Being open to new ideas and being willing to try new things is how we have been able to grow over the last twenty years and stay fresh, season to changing season.  However, it is our unfortunate duty to admit that this season, the Ducati brand that has helped make Letko Competition Cycles known across the country, is migrating to another dealer.

A small number of folks will have seen this change coming but we realize that for the majority of you, this is a rather blunt blow.  We ask that you not look at this change as something negative, but an opportunity for us to provide you, our customers and friends, with a better motorcycling experience.

While it would be impossible to thank each and every customer that has graced us with their enthusiasm and energy for the Ducati brand and sport of motorcycling, we can let you know that we are, and will always be, very much appreciative.  It is an obvious truth that without the Ducati… No, without you Ducatisti, we would have never become what we are now.

Thank You.

For future Ducati-related services, you can contact the fine folks at Reno’s Powersports in Kansas City, Missouri.  Level-3 Ducati technician Jared Jackson will be joining the move and providing the same great level of service you’ve come to expect from your Kansas City area Ducati dealer.  As for Letko, we will be changing gears a bit during the new year to further enhance our involvement with KTM and a brand new adventure (pun intended).

It is unfortunate that we will no longer be able to share the Ducati experience with those who walk into our showroom from here on out, but make no mistake that we at Letko are Ducatisti through and through.  While you may still find us racing orange at the local hare scrambles or practicing hot laps in the dirt, don’t be surprised if you spot us cheering on Nicky or Valentino during a road race or two.  We have had a long history with Ducati and with you Ducati riders, fans and ambassadors.  For those years of experiences we will always be fans, enthusiasts and ambassadors of not only the brand, but of you as well.


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Ducati Diavel is GO!

The EICMA show in Milan is this week and with it the official unveiling of the new Ducati motorcycle, the Diavel.

Released are a LOT of pictures that leave nothing to the imagination yet still leave the mouth watering for more.

Enjoi! Video!

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Around the world in 80 days on a Ducati? Go Paolo!

He’ll be arriving on the 14th of November here in Kansas City.  We’ll give you more as we are updated, but until then, enjoy this video of his journey so far!

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More Ducati 848evo goodness just posted a review of the new-for-2011 Ducati 848evo.


Read on for the goodness.  Mmm!

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More pre-EICMA Ducati Diavel info

The EICMA show in Milan is right around the corner, and with it is the official unveiling of the Ducati Diavel!  While a lot of you are starving for info on this radical new bike from the Italian manufacturer, some are digging up the dirt and details!

You can read the full post here.

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Ducati 848evo is Go!

We’ve gotten a lot of questions regarding the Ducati 848evo in it’s limited White on Red color scheme.

“How’s it look in person?”

“Red wheels? Really?”

“How does it smell?”

Well hopefully this slideshow video will satiate your hunger for more information for just a bit longer as Tor Sagen and Carlos Checa got a chance to go at it on the new Supersports.

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530 Dakar bike is Go!

Scott Spears, our service manager, has been hard at work over the last few weeks getting a 530 EXC-R ready for the Dakar Rally!  For more info as to why, check here.

Here’s a short vid we took of this monster dune-killer!

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