http://www.autoblog.com/2009/04/24/p...s-ducati-deal/American Chopper fans were surely shocked as the latest season kicked off with the apparent firing of Paul Teutel Jr., but that's not the only surprise in store for the long-running reality television series this year. It seems the Teutuls have more on their cycling minds than just screaming matches and outlandish Harley-inspired customs. In fact, Paul Sr.'s next two-wheeled venture is just about as far in the other direction as you could imagine. Curious? Think Italian, and think fast.
That's right, though it seems at first glance like a rather odd pairing, Teutul Sr. (right) is indeed opening a Ducati dealership in his home state of New York called Ducati Hudson Valley. To celebrate OCC's 10th anniversary, the shop has turned its torches away from rumbling American V-twins for a moment and focused its attention on a new custom L-twin-powered Monster 1100 that will be featured on an upcoming episode of American Chopper on TLC.
Still don't believe it? No worries – we did a double-take too. Click past the break for the official press release.