Under an announcement proclaiming “Ducati Travel” the event schedule for the 2011 Ducati Multistrada Travel Experience has been presented to the public. Though they claim it is a worldwide event, the tour only leaves Europe thrice – once to Morocco, Australia, and California – in 2011.
The Ducati Travel Experience was created last year with six different tours as part of the launch of the new Ducati Multistrada 1200 in early 2010. Those included such locations as Austria, Australia, California, Italy and Spain, and they were exceptionally popular. Most of it was due to the good choice in locales, but it did help to have world-renowned bike tour specialist Edelweiss Bike Travel handling the heavy lifting.
The 2011 Experience will feature all of the same locations and will again be hosted by the Edelweiss crew and include a rental choice of three Ducati motorcycles; the Monster 696 or 1100, and the Multistrada 1200 are your options. The obvious focus is the Multistrada, but all routes on the trip are paved, though there are some side journeys where you can push the Multi a little further.
One aspect of the tour which you can bet your savings account on, though, is that you will have the time of your life should you sign up and pay your admission. That is not meant to be a cliché in any respect, Edelweiss knows how to do this very well and they will not disappoint. The coordination is top notch and the crew handles everything; all you have to think about are the riding and whether your camera’s batteries are charged.
Given your choice of Ducati steeds, your moto-lust is certain to increase significantly, but Ducati is counting on that. After all, they are doing two things here: giving you an incredible experience, as Ducati loves to touch your emotions, and advertising their wares by letting you borrow one for a fee. It’s not a bad idea at all, and it would be quite nice if other manufacturers made a point of doing more marketing of this kind – some are, thankfully, and it is growing.
To be up front, even though it comes near the end here, the cost is not inexpensive. Tour prices range from US$3700 for a Monster 696 through Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, and Italy, up to $7920 for a Multistrada 1200 through Australia including the Phillip Island round of the MotoGP World Championship.
If the economy has not been terribly bad for you, this is a very good deal wherein you actually have something to remember until you can’t remember anything else. Go on and at least have a look at what the Ducati Multistrada Travel Experience has to offer you: here.
Courtesy of AllAboutBikes.com