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Ride 1299 and Multistrada at Ducati Road Show!

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Ride 1299 and Multistrada at Ducati Road Show!

Author: Oli Rushby Posted: 05 Mar 2015

Ducati’s 2015 roadshow gets underway in Ireland this week kicking off a 19-location tour for the Italian marque’s demonstrator fleet.

The first roadshow will take place this Saturday at the Rosso dealership in Dublin before moving North for Sunday at Millsport in Ballymoney.

With Ducati’s event truck and full demo fleet at each venue, riders can enjoy extended test rides up to 90 minutes long on all the latest Ducati machinery. 

Headlining the fleet is the all-new Panigale 1299 which, according to Bike Social’s Marc Potter, is “as beautiful as any other production motorcycle, even the award-winning 1199 it has evolved from, yet manages to harness that craziness beneath its flowing Italian curves and will give you one of the most-memorable rides of your life”.

You could ride the 1299!

Also available to test is the 2015 Multistrada 1200 DVT, which the press will be let loose on this weekend in Lanzarote meaning those attending the first two roadshows in Dublin and Ballymoney will be among the first people to ride the new adventure bike.

Demonstration rides now give an extensive period of time to evaluate the bikes with accompanied test rides lasting up to one and half hours taking in a variety of roads and conditions to fully assess the bikes capabilities. Pillion riders may also join in the test rides. 

Ducati’s Diavel, Hyperstrada and 899 Panigale are also on the fleet as are the 1200 and 821 Monsters for those looking for something naked! 

To take a test ride at any of these events, riders must have a valid motorcycle licence (both parts required) and appropriate clothing and safety gear. Local dealership staff will be on hand to give expert technical, sales and service advice and trained riders will be there to guide all test rides. 

For more information visit or speak to your local dealer.

The full roadshow calendar:


Roadshow Date


Rosso Dublin


Dealership - Ballymount, Dublin 22

Millsport Motorcycles


Dealership – Ballymoney, Northern Ireland, BT53 8JR

Ducati Bristol


Dealership - Brislington, BS4 5LR

Ducati Croydon


Dealership - Croydon, CR0 2BQ


4th Apr-15

Dealership - Preston, PR2 5BW

Ducati Aylesbury


Dealership - Westcott, HP18 0JX

P&H Motorcycles


Dealership – Crawley, RH10 9RD



Dealership - Sheffield, S3 8GZ

Ducati Manchester


Dealership - Sale, M33 7AJ



Dealership - Ashford, TN23 1ED

Hyside Motorcycles


North Weald Airfield North Weald Essex CM16 6HR

Ducati Glasgow

9-10 May-15

The Green Welly Stop, Tyndrum, Perthshire

Seastar Superbikes

16-17 May 15

Dealership - Newton Flotman, NR15 1PN

Riders Bridgwater


Dealership - Bridgwater, TA6 4DH

Pro Twins


Dealership - South Godstone, RH9 8LJ

Riders Cardiff

13-14 Jun-15

Dealership - Cardiff, CF11 8AB

GT Motorcycles

20-21 Jun-15

Dealership - Plymouth, PL9 8JQ

Blade Reading


Dealership - Reading, RG2 0QX

WM Snell


Dealership - Alton, GU34 2PZ 

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