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Ducati Enters Motocross

Ducati are the latest brand to head off road, announcing that works are well underway on development of a motocross model.

The Bologna based manufacturer has been working for two years on a prototype that will make its debut next season in the Italian Motocross Championship, providing the opportunity to track test in a real race environment.

It’s a continuation of its strategy to race first, then build production bikes from there. A multi-year project, it commences a program that will see the development of a complete range of off-road engines and motorcycles.

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To ensure success, Ducati has signed an agreement with nine-time Motocross World Champion Antonio Cairoli as a high-performance test rider, as well as joining forces with Maddii Racing to field eight-time Italian champ Alessandro Lupino.

Ducati Motocross
Ducati Motocross

“I am extremely happy to become part of the universe of Ducati, which has always been a symbol of Italian spirit throughout the world, and to begin this exciting new adventure, in an all-Italian project,” Cairoli said.

Entering the specialist off-road sector represents a highly strategic move for Ducati, and its desire to expand the brand’s presence into unexplored terrain

Performance is one of the three core values of the brand, together with Style and Sophistication. In Borgo Panigale there are many off-road lovers and there is much excitement to witness all of the motocross bikes potential at work off the asphalt.

Ducati Motocross
Ducati Motocross
Andrew Jenkin
Andrew Jenkinhttp://twowheeladdicts.com.au
Andrew Jenkin is the founding editor of Two Wheel Addicts, ride editor at Exhaust Notes Australia, a contributor to BikeReview and Drivetribe as well as being a panel judge of Harley Davidson's Breakout Boss competition. Andrew has a love for anything on two wheels whether that be sports, naked or adventure bikes, with a guilty pleasure for cruisers.

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