The 2009 World Superbike Championship may be over but this does not mean that the work for Noriyuki Haga and Michel Fabrizio has finished. This week the Ducati Xerox riders have been kept busy with appearances at the 67th edition of the EICMA International Motorcycle Exhibition in Milano.
On Thursday Michel traveled up from Rome and headed straight to the Ducati stand, taking the opportunity to get a good look at the new Multistrada 1200 as well as the never before seen "Special Edition" Superbikes with original livery in celebration of the new Ducati Corse logo. Michel was impressed by both bikes, and then checked out the new Hypermotard 1100 evo SP, declaring it his favourite bike on the stand.
He also paid a visit to the exhibition areas of sponsors Regina and Suomy, where he met with fans and signed countless autographs, before stepping up on stage to be interviewed live by two Italian radio stations, Radio Deejay and Virgin Radio, broadcasting live from the Ducati stand for the show’s duration.
The following day it was Noriyuki’s turn and, after signing autographs for the many fans that awaited him, he too checked out Ducati’s extensive exhibition and was particularly impressed by the Multistrada 1200 and, predictably, by the new "Corse" livery of the 1198S and 1198R. He also fitted in an appearance on the MotoLive stage and several interviews for Virgin Radio, Radio Deejay and the printed press.
Both Noriyuki and Michel will now make the most of several weeks away from the racetrack, before winter testing recommences in January at Portimao.