Ducati's DRE Enduro Academy - A Motorcycle Adventure

Riders making their summer vacation plans may want to consider Italy and an opportunity to ride through the surrounding hills, quite literally.

DRE Enduro Academy, Ducati’s riding school dedicated to off-road riding, is starting up again. With courses created to let participants learn to handle any type of road and terrain in complete safety, the Ducati Riding Experience (DRE) Enduro Academy helps students learn or improve the proper riding techniques and skills needed to deal with off-road adventures. Even if a biker’s passion remains firmly on the open road, Ducati notes, their course teaches riding techniques which translates into safer riding on asphalt.

The new edition of the DRE Enduro Academy will take place over 8 sessions with an added perk, in addition to the fleet of Multistrada 1200 Enduro bikes, participants can also try out the new Multistrada 950, which is the smallest multibike of the Bologna-based bike manufacturer and is said to be more accessible and versatile.

The DRE Enduro Academy courses take place under the leadership of experienced riders and qualified instructors led by ex-Dakar rally rider Beppe Gualini, the technical director of the event. The DRE Enduro Academy courses are designed for everyone, from novices who want to increase their confidence and motorcycle control, to expert off-roaders who want to learn from the experience of the best riders. Participants follow exercises to practice the right techniques for overcoming obstacles, emergency braking on poor grip surfaces and learn how to handle the weight of the body on uneven road surfaces like the "washboard" terrain typical of sandy deserts.

All the bikes supplied to the DRE Enduro Academy participants are equipped with Ducati Performance components for more extreme use, from the Ducati Performance bull bars by Touratech, to Pirelli Scorpion Rally tyres as well as type-approved Termignoni silencers and more.

The course allows for riders who travel light as well. All the participants of the DRE Enduro Academy can hire an entire set of technical clothing, in collaboration with Arai, Scott, UFO, Spidi and TCX. The course will be held in the prestigious Nipozzano Castle and its surrounding hills. Along with the scenic riding, DRE Enduro Academy participants will also enjoy tasting the best traditional Tuscan dishes and typical wines produced on the estate.

DRE Enduro 2017 dates:

  • 2-3 June
  • 3-4 June
  • 23-24 June
  • 24-25 June
  • 7-8 July
  • 8-9 July
  • 21-22 July
  • 22-23 July

For bikers with non-riders, the DRE Enduro Academy have made arrangements for friends and family to spend the day exploring the historic village of Nipozzano, visiting the wine cellars and enjoying the panoramas thanks to excursions in the Tuscan hills.

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