On monday 21st November I was invited to the Motorcycle live show courtesy of Ducati UK. It was the Launch of the new Ducati 1199 Panigale.
What a day! I arrived to the Birmingham NEC and had a good wander round, looking at all the bikes. I tracked down my friend Simon from Bell&Ross and helped educate him in the world of bikes as he had done the same for me a few weeks ago with watches. We both had on our Warrs custom T-shirts out of respect for our good friend Charlie who custom makes bikes of all types but mostly Harley Davidsons.
Time was ticking and I was so excited to see this new superbike. All I can say is WOW what a bike! I have sat on a great number of bikes in my time and even though I just sat on it I knew it would fit well and ride well – I just had a good vibe from it. It reminded me how I used to feel when I first sat on the Ducati 916 and the 1098. Perfect. After some pictures and orange juice (the celebrity life I lead!) I had to get the train up north to see my coach for solid training over the next few days. I do so hope to ride this bike soon and when I do I will let you know my thoughts.
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