MCN Festival

Indulge in the Ducati experience at this year’s MCN festival

 If you are a Ducati fan or always wanted to experience the thrill of a riding a Ducati, then there has never been a better opportunity at this year’s MCN festival.

Ducati will arrive at the Peterborough showground with no less than four fleets covering almost every type of riding you would wish to experience.

For the first time in the UK there will be the new Diavel 1260 fleet featuring over 20 bikes. The Diavel, first launched in 2010 see its first major update. The new Diavel 1260 features the Testastretta DVT 1262 engine, Ducati Quick Shift (up/down), Cornering ABS, Cruise control, a new chassis, updated electronics, Day time running lights (S version only) and is Ducati link app ready.

The Multistrada experience makes a return to the showground but now with a mix of the new Multistrada 950 and the latest Multistrada 1260 to experience on a guided road route from the festival. The Multistrada 950 is also updated for 2019 and now includes an S version that possesses sky hook suspension, Cornering ABS, Ducati Quick Shift (up/down) and the latest electronics. 

For those that like to venture off road or would like to improve their riding skills, there is the opportunity to try out the Ducati off road experience with a Multistrada 1260 Enduro. The 1260 Enduro is also updated for 2019, with the 1262 cm3 Ducati Testastretta DVT engine and revised ergonomics (seat, handlebar and centre of gravity are all lower than on the 1200 version). 

The off road experience is a taster of the DRE Enduro Academy located in Italy, led by former Dakar rider Beppe Gualini and his team of expert English speaking instructors: http://dre.ducati.it/enduro/en/. The experience features a series of off road obstacles and drills to not only give visitors and opportunity to learn new skills but also try out the Multistrada 1260 Enduro in its natural environment.

Ducati UK will also bring along their roadshow fleet that includes selected models from both the Ducati and Scrambler brands including 959 Panigale, Panigale V4, Supersport, Hypermotard 950 and Scrambler 1100.

Ducati Peterborough will be on available to discuss any sales enquiries and will also have a pop-up store with the latest apparel.

All road test rides are escorted and can only be booked on the day. It is recommended riders visit the Ducati area early in the day to book their test ride to avoid missing out. Those wishing to take a test ride must have had a full licence for over 2 years and over 21 only. Appropriate protective and motorcycle gear must be worn. Pillion rides made by prior arrangement. 

The 2019 MCN Festival takes place on the 18th and 19th of May at the East of England Arena. For further info please visit www.mcnfestival.com. 

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