Motorcycle Racing News MotoGP Ducati 1199 S: 16K Miles, 35 States, 6 Months | Video

Ducati 1199 S: 16K Miles, 35 States, 6 Months | Video

Ducati 1199 Panigale S: 16,000 Miles, 35 States, 6 Months | VideoDucati 1199 Panigale Superbike Touring Video

At 42-year old, software salesman Dennis Matson of California was going through some rough times due to a recent breakup.

His plan to deal with everything? Take six months of  motorcycle touring. His desired machine? A Ducati 1199 Panigale S. Though friends said he was nuts, six months later Matson would travel almost 16,000 miles through 35 states.

But it wasn’t just touring; Ducati North America was impressed with the California native’s passion for the Ducati brand, and invited Matson to attend the launch of the Ducati 1199 Panigale R at the Circuit of the Americas in Texas this past June. There, Matson would personally meet Ducati’s CEO, Claudio Domenicali, and MotoGP pilots Nicky Hayden and Ben Spies.

Attached above is a video highlighting Matson’s trip. For additional information about the launch of the Ducati 1199 R, click here. For additional info on Matson’s trip, click here.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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