Kiwi Rider June 2022 Vol.2 - Page 94



With the world finally opening back up , Ducati is taking full advantage of the fact many riders are thinking its time to dust off their passports and have an overseas adventure . With the world a much different place to what it was prior to the pandemic , the time is ripe for organised tours to ease world travellers back into the saddle . Ducati Riding Experience season offers three travel formats offering enthusiasts unique experiences aboard Ducati models - primarily the new DesertX and the versatile Multistrada platform . The first tour on the calendar is with the “ DesertX Expedition ” from September 7-11 . Five days of adventure on the new DesertX on the roads of Sardinia in the company of a team of expert guides , with whom riders can discover all the details of the most highly-awaited Ducati bike of the year and refine their riding techniques . This experience sounds epic , with promises of discovering the landscapes and traditions of Sardinia : an authentic motorcycle trip enriched by relaxing and sharing moments with the rest of the group ; including a boat tour among the most beautiful beaches of the

island organised for sunset of the final day . The “ Multistrada Expedition ” is scheduled from September 29 to October 4 . The itinerary includes departure from Turin with arrival in France at the Verdon gorges for a route of over 1200km . The route takes in plenty of cultural stops , including the city of Grenoble , Sénanque Abbey , Mont Ventoux and the Col du Galibier . Enthusiasts can choose to enjoy this journey and its breath-taking views riding the Multistrada V4 or the Multistrada V2 – for comfort on the transit sections , fun in curves , but still with some gravel road ability . As part of the DRE programme , Ducati is once again offering the “ Dream Tour ” format . The tour starts from Borgo Panigale with a visit to the Ducati Museum and the production plant . Riders then leave for a three-day trip through the beautiful Tuscan-Emilian hills , combining the pleasure of travelling by motorbike with great food . Dates for the Dream Tour are October 14-16 and October 18-20 . Registration for the DRE Travel Adventures are already open on the Ducati . com website with Ducati saying more dates will be added later in the year .