Off-road motorcycle enthusiasts in the country got to experience enduro riding on motorcycles like the Multistrada 950, Multistrada 1200S, Multistrada Enduro, Scrambler and Hypermotard motorcycles, in an event conducted by Ducati at Off-Road Adventure Zone (ORAZ) in Gurugram. The two day event saw more than 50 Ducatisti and non Ducatisti all over the country attend the enduro session in New Delhi. Training all the participants was Vijay Parmar, a Ducati certified trainer himself. This is company’s first ever Ducati Riding Experience (DRE)-Off Road Days in the country. The enduro sessions focused on enhancing the dirt riding skills.
The riders were put through several obstacles and tasks, beginning with a slalom circuit, followed by recovering a stalled bike on an uphill challenge, climbing cliffs and coming down a descent, cornering an ADV and riding through slush. Vijay Parmar was the lead instructor (official DRE instructor) followed by Shahnawaz and both of them guided the 24 riders through the given tasks.
At the DRE event, Sergi Canovas, MD of Ducati India said, “With evolving Indian riders, Ducati has been striving to provide an unparalleled level of experience in accordance to their passion and interests. Keeping the same in mind, we organized the first-ever DRE-Off Road Days and three different Dream Tours within a span of four months, for Ducati riders to go beyond just leisure riding. The first edition of the Dream Tour – Hidden Himachal– took Ducatisti through the hidden backroads of Himachal Pradesh followed by the second edition to Leh-Ladakh where the riders championed some of the harshest terrains of India while treating themselves to the most beautiful sunsets. Ducati believes in providing an exceptional, one-of-a-kind experience and the DRE Off-Road Days is another step in that direction. Going forward, Ducati India aims to put together experiences in every riding genre and engage more Ducatisti and is all set to introduce a Ducati Track Day and more Dream Tours in the upcoming months.”
Vijay Parmar, founder of Raid De Himalaya, said, “I have witnessed significant growth in the adventure motorcycle segment and this trend is only going to gain momentum in future. DRE-Off Road Days is a great initiative by Ducati India; people now understand the need of motorcycles like the Multistrada, however they hardly use more than 5-10 per cent of the bike’s ability. With a special training format developed by Ducati for India, the sessions in DRE Off-Road Days really test the riders in challenging conditions and enable them to believe more in the ability of their Ducati and themselves.”
Ducati is also geared up to introduce its first track day session in the country soon. The company is also geared up to conduct its first ever ‘Scrambler Independence Rumble’ in the country as a part of the 71st Independence Day celebrations.