Well, there are probably many reasons, but looking at an Italian map you will see one particular reason: Italian roads. Except for one flat area along the Po River, the peninsula is a patchwork of mountains and mountain chains. Now, if somebody produced a motorcycle there, you would expect it to suit its environment, wouldn’t you? That’s exactly what Ducati does.
With the factory located between the Alps and Apennine mountains, the Multistrada 1200 was bred for that topography. This tour begins in the birthplace of the most infamous of motorcycles – the Ducati – and that is the bike which we will ride. Once underway, we will be busy each day, all day, to make it to places which are, on average, 60 miles apart as the crow flies. Why does it take so long? Our 1200 transforms mobility into art, rendering time and distance irrelevant, that’s why. Art needs freedom, therefore our flight pattern is not necessarily bound to any particular road surface either.
On this journey through the heart of Italy you see places like Florence, Siena and Assisi. Devoting a week of our lives to create a team masterpiece of motorised motion, we consider ourselves artists and do not expect anything short of Ducati VIP treatment at the race.