2012 Ducati WrooomOn Monday, the traditional Ducati WROOM Press Ski Meeting kicked off at the Madonna di Campiglio resort in the Dolomites, Italy.
During the 22nd edition of the event, Ducati team riders Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden will be present; the two MotoGP pilots met with journalists and fans Monday at the famed ski resort, and poised for a few pics on a 2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale Tricolore. Also joining Rossi and Hayden on Wednesday will be Ducati Corse General Manager Filippo Preziosi.The Ducati Wrooom event features five days of excitment for Ducati fans, including the traditional high point of the week on Friday when Ducati’s Rossi and Hayden will compete in a kart race with Ferrari’s F1 drivers.Hayden’s participation in events will be limited, though, due to the Kentuckian recovering from injuries sustained while training on an indoor flat track last month.Stay clicked to UltimateMotorCycling.com for photos/videos of the event as they are released. And to stay informed of the latest in motorcycle news, “Like” UltimateMotorCycling.com on Facebook.
This week, Senior Editor Nic de Sena rides the all new Ducati Monster. Big changes have been made by Ducati–has the company ruined the considerable heritage of the iconic Monster–or are the changes worth it? In the second part of the show, we chat with Nick Ienatsch, Founder and Head Instructor at the Yamaha Champions Riding School. He says: “We aim to change your riding life by introducing you to Champions Habits: The techniques, approaches, skills, and the mindsets of the best riders in the world. These Champions Habits are the foundation of safety and consistency to whatever speed you ride, in any venue on any bike. Street riders, this is just as much for you as track riders. The best way to make safe riders is to make good riders.“ We hope you enjoy this episode!