DuN was started in 2005 by Michael Bonney* as a meeting place for like minded Ducati riders north of Watford who wanted to arrange meets, swap tips, share stores & craic.
In the time since, it has seen its fair share of good times, jokes, friendships, politics, arguments and general bollocks. However, over the last few years the rate of new posts and new members dwindled to a trickle. The forum itself was running on obsolete software and required specialist hosting.
These factors led the custodians of the forum to consider the future of DuN. Facebook is popular with most existing users and gives a more modern take on much of the forum functionality like discussion threads, events, polls & private messaging. A Facebook Ducati UpNorth Group was created.
The DuN forum was switched into read-only mode on October 1st 2020. The original intention was to make a static copy of the site available online as an archive and tribute to Michael Bonney* who sadly passed away last year.
However, after creating the Facebook group we were approached by the team who run the ducati.community forum and they very generously offered to import the old DuN posts and users into their forum. You can now read the old posts and login with your old DuN username to contribute at ducati.community.
* For those who did not know of Michael, a fraction of his immense story is here: https://singletrackworld.com/2019/11/michael-bonney-in-memoriam/