Ducati set up a little something special for Ducati owners who attended at last weekends FIM Superbike Championship
Ducati owners had it sweet at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca last weekend. The Italian bike manufacturer set up a dedicated area for Ducati owners to park their bikes and share their passion with other enthusiasts.
2o years ago Ducati did its first “Island” at Laguna Seca, this time around hundreds if not thousands of Ducati owners rocked up to celebrate the anniversary. There’s was some really nice Ducs on display, the guys from Maxim picked a few of their favorites and had a chat to the owners, here’s what they had to say.
2010 Ducati Streetfighter 1098
Owner: Ray Chi
It all started with a broken gas tank. “I found a replacement part on eBay,” said Chi, “but it needed to be repainted.” Chi said he’s always loved the iconic, powder blue and orange Gulf livery from the Ford GT40 racecar. People compliment Chi constantly on the exotic paint job. “It makes me feel like all the effort was worthwhile.”
1994 Ducati M900 Monster
Owner: Alex Earle
We’ve seen this bike before; it’s making its rounds on the custom bike show circuit. Alex Earle is an automotive designer that recently started popping futuristic flat-trackers like this. “It’s been a ten-year process,” said Earle. The bike’s best features, of which there are many, are its carbon-fiber monocoque body and milled billet wheels. Earle: “This one’s for sale. And when I sell it, I’ll build three more.”
1981 Ducati 900 Super Sport
Owner: Jim McClain
First we asked McClain what year his bike is. “1981.” Then we asked when he bought it. “1981.” We asked if he owns any other bikes. “Just one, a dual-sport Honda XR650L.” We asked if he’s considered buying another sport bike. “Oh, a bunch of times, but then I ride this thing.” We asked what makes his bike so special. “If you rode it, you’d get it.” We can’t decide if that’s an offer or not, so we keep our mouth shut.
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