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Five essentials for a summer on the road.

You chose your travel destination months ago and have planned your route down to the finest details, defining each stage and already picturing yourself on the road overlooking the sea. If you are one of those meticulous riders, you’ve probably also thought about packing your bags and creating a playlist. The truth is that you’ve planned everything. Everything except those small and wonderful last-minute schedule changes that can lead to unexpected experiences which make a trip even more memorable. 

Before leaving, check you have all the accessories you need to face any situation. Here are five essentials with which to maximise your summer on the road. 

Unexpected detours.

You’re on stage three. You stretch your legs, chat with the locals and suddenly realise that your itinerary doesn’t include the area’s most fascinating places, those hidden gems that you won’t find with a search engine and that only the real locals know. Luckily, your smartphone is always within reach, ready to indicate a new road. A dedicated smartphone support is an essential ac cessory for your bike. Mounted with a positioning arm or direct clamp, it can rotate 360° for perfect positioning, adapt to any handlebar and comes complete with a sophisticated system that reduces vibration by 40%. A real must-have.

Keeping cool under the August sun.

Even the most enthusiastic of riders can waver when faced with summer’s torrid temperatures. The only way you can continue to enjoy the ride in total safety is to be prepared. With its highly breathable micro mesh zones and neck and nape veining to ensure a perfect fit, the Cool Down balaclava is essential durin g summer trips, keeping you cool and dry, comfortable and also protected against the wind thanks to its elongated design with wind stopper effect at the neck and chest.

Backpackers on two wheels.

The secret to not finding yourself unprepared is to always carry everything you need. It sounds simple, right? And so it is, when you have an accessory that can hold a great many others. The Ogio backpack, created exclusively for Ducati, is a masterpiece of comfort and versatility. With 22-litre capacity and many pockets, including padded compartments for a laptop or tablet, the Redline B3 backpack allows you to carr y all the essentials. Not only spacious, it is also extremely comfortable both on and off the bike thanks to ergonomic shoulder straps and a HUB lined back panel.

Enjoying summer storms.

Can a classic summer setback be turned into an unforgettable experience in the saddle? The answer is yes, with the Strada 2 rain jacket, designed to be w o rn over technical garments. 100% waterproof, high-performance and with a PVC core that won’t cling even in the most humid conditions, it is your closest ally in a summer storm. Key features include a front rain gutter and 3M reflective panels. Enjoy the ride, whatever the weather.

Unplanned beach trip.

It’s time to add an extra stop and leave the asphalt for a little sand. Park your bike but carry Ducati style wherever you go. With their two-tone red lenses, a Ducati hallmark, the Maui sunglasses will not go unnoticed. The famous rider model is pure style and visibility but also comfort, thanks to double-injection matte rubber temples, nose pads and single spring hinges.