Special Ducati 90th anniversary ride around the globe seeks seven brave riders to do the job.
If you didn’t know already, the storied Italian motorcycling marque that is Ducati is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year. Besides the bi-annual World Ducati Week, the firm is also organising a special around-the-world adventure ride featuring its latest and most capable creation yet – the Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro.
This epic adventure will be divided into seven stages and Ducati are seeking seven riders to complete each leg. Application is open online via a dedicated microsite where 14 finalists will be chosen. A second screening process follows that to determine the final seven. One of the core duties of each rider in each leg is to carry a ‘Ducati Torch’ that was designed especially by the Ducati Style Centre for this epic overland adventure.
It goes without saying that with this task, Ducati seeks applicants that are highly experienced with excellent long-distance skills, good English plus a natural flair for storytelling in both written and photographic forms. Ensuring this, the final screening process will be supervised by former Ducati Paris-Dakar racer Beppe Gualini who is also the head of the new DRE Enduro training program.
The trip is set to begin on July 4 – a day before Ducati’s birthday on July 5 – with the brand’s Borgo Panigale headquarters being the starting point. The ride’s first leg sees it heading East across Europe to tackle the legendary Trans-Siberian route into Russia, Mongolia, China and then Japan.
After which, the bike will then be flown across the pacific into America for a coast-to-coast ride across the ‘land of the free’ before finally being flown again into Europe for its final leg towards Bologna, Italy. Ducati is targeting for the ride to conclude in Bologna on December 15.
Visit the Ducati travellers’ webpage to find out more. You can also check out the massive gallery of the new 2016 Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro we’ve prepared below as well.
2016 Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro