Monterey: Quail Motorcycle Gathering
2010 Motorcycling Event
Building on the success of its Automobile counterpart, The Quail Motorcycle Gathering will offer a spectacular display of classic sports and racing bikes lined up on the pristine lawn of the Driving Range at Quail Lodge.
The 2010 Quail Motorcycle Gathering announced that the technologically-advanced four-in-one Ducati Multistrada 1200 and the custom Kestrel Falcon will be unveiled at the Quail Motorcycle Gathering on Saturday, May 8 to be held at Quail Lodge Golf Club in Carmel, California.
"We are honored that Ducati and Falcon Motorcycles, the most distinguished companies in the industry, have chosen to debut their newest masterpieces at The Quail," said Courtney Porras, Director of Special Events for Quail Lodge Golf Club. "Our guests will be among the first to have the unmatched opportunity to compare the aesthetics and engineering of these rare bikes."
Ducati will be debuting its first production spec of the Ducati Multistrada 1200, the most technologically advanced motorcycle on the market. The Multistrada has the ability to change from Sport, Touring, Urban and Enduro to accommodate every rider’s needs via four pre-set programs. The groundbreaking bike combines innovative design, customized suspension and traction control with a 150 hp Testastretta 11 degree engine.
Equally impressive, Falcon Motorcycles, acclaimed for their meticulous custom creations, will introduce its follow up to the "Bullet Falcon", The Kestrel, created around a 1970 Triumph Bonneville engine that Falcon’s Ian Barry cut in half and re-engineered. The one-of-a-kind motorcycle underwent more than 2,000 hours of radical design and fabrication work.
Except for 10 inches of the original Triumph frame-neck, the entire frame, front forks, gas and oil tanks, exhausts, handlebars, levers – in fact every part of the motorcycle including the cylinders, were made 100 percent from scratch, in-house at the Falcon Motorcycles Los Angeles workshop.
The Kestrel is the second creation in Falcon’s Concept Ten, a collection of very different one-off bikes designed and fabricated around the engines of rare pre and post-war British motorcycles. The first is the acclaimed "Bullet Falcon," which has come to be recognized as one of the most iconic two-wheelers in recent motorcycle history.
Additional key motorcycles on display, amongst many others include a 1974 Ducati 750 SS, the last new bike of its kind sold in the United States; 1949 Vincent Black Lighting, one of only 30 motorcycles ever built and a 1937 Harley-Davidson 61ci Overhead valve V-Twin, also known as the "Knucklehead," one of the most handsome and readily recognizable motorcycles of all time. The Quail has also added a 1975-1977 Honda GL 1000 feature display.
Other highlights include the all new Honda VFR1200F, featuring the world’s first dual clutch transmission; Ducati test-rides; an Adam Wright photography exhibit; therapeutic chair massages; live entertainment and a delicious Southern flavor barbeque lunch highlighting The Monterey Peninsula region’s best local ingredients.
Attendees will have access to the Bonhams & Butterfields’ auction of rare motorcycles and memorabilia which includes a beautifully restored 1957 Mondial 125cc Grand Prix dohc ‘Dustbin’, a rare 1910 Royal Pioneer 30.50ci Single, and a collection of four Vincent Prototypes built for Vincent’s reincarnation.
To kick-off The Quail Motorcycle Gathering, enthusiasts are invited to participate in a one-day Motorcycle Tour on Friday, May 7, 2010. The scenic tour, limited to 50 participants, will wind through 100 miles of the Monterey Peninsula coastline, and will finish the day with an exclusive dinner.
The cost to participate is $250 per person, which will include a gift bag, lunch, track time at the legendary Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (where you can experience the "corkscrew" first hand,) and entrance into the evening reception, featuring special guest speakers and a preview of the Bonhams & Butterfields Auction Motorcycles.
Tickets to The Motorcycle Gathering are $65 per person, $10 for children 12 and under, and inclusive of lunch, musical entertainment and access to the Bonhams & Butterfields auction. Quail is proud to be partnering with Riders for Health as the official event charity (riders.org).
For more information call 877-734-4628 or visit quaillodgeevents.com. A limited number of entrants and event sponsorships are still available. For more information please call (877) 734-4628.