If you’ve ever wanted to ride the Ducati 899 Panigale, 1199 Panigale or the brand new Monster 1200 around Silverstone then from 27th April, you have that chance because the Italian manufacturer has announced a deal to supply the California Superbike School with a fleet of their latest bikes.
Ducati UK is based at Silverstone, and is neighbours to the California Superbike School’s UK HQ, they’ve taken over from the previous supply deal with Yamaha. The school was founded in 1980 by the legendary Keith Code and offers a step-by-step method of technique oriented rider training in the art of cornering motorcycles. The four levels are completed in order, with each of the first three levels presenting precise technical riding skills– taught the old fashioned way, one step at a time. Each skill builds upon the last to create a complete package of control and confidence.
The first opportunity for students to experience a Ducati on a California Superbike School day will be 27 April at the Stowe Circuit, Silverstone and the agreement is for the UK specifically and there will be a total of 15 California Superbike School dates in the UK this year to choose from and they include Brand Hatch and Cadwell Park.
Tim Maccabee, Managing Director, Ducati UK, said, “We have worked with Superbike School Limited for a number of years and I have always been impressed with their professionalism and passion for what they do. Ducati considers rider training to be very important and in the UK we have supported the road based Bike Safe programme for some time and so it is a natural progression to support one of the leading exponents of track based advanced training. I am sure using a Ducati on the school will prove very popular amongst students and will expose many people to the thrill of riding a Ducati. We are certainly looking forward to this new venture.”
Richard (Badger) Brown, Executive Director and Rider Coach, California Superbike School, added, “I am very excited to have the opportunity to work with Ducati on the California Superbike School. I have been involved with Ducati for over 3 years with their Roadshows and I have become a big fan of the brand. Their range is one of the most technologically advanced on the market and the traction control and riding modes add an important element of safety to the school. Welcoming a premium brand such as Ducati to the California Superbike School can only encourage more people to join us in honing their skills.”
Bike Social will be attending the school on 27th April so keep an eye out from our report.
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