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Introducing DRE Enduro, The Ducati Off-Road Riding Academy

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• A thrilling experience on the Multistrada 1200 Enduro to learn and improve safe off-road riding skills whatever the terrain

• Beppe Gualini and a highly qualified team of instructors to head courses for everyone, from novices to the most expert enduro enthusiasts

• Castello di Nipozzano in Tuscany, the historical estate of the Marquis of Frescobaldi, to provide the perfect venue for the DRE Enduro courses

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BOLONGNA, Italy - April 12 2016: For those who dream of discovering the world by bike, eating up mile after challenging mile, whatever the terrain, Ducati has come up with DRE Enduro. This off-road Academy lets participants develop the skills needed to leave the asphalt behind and deal with low-grip conditions, building up a store of experience and sensitivity that will also make road riding safer.

From June to September 2016, DRE Enduro will hold eight technical, theoretical and practical sessions over a total of 36 hours. Participants will be divided up into small groups according to experience and riding skill; they'll then mount the new Multistrada 1200 Enduro and enjoy an extraordinary opportunity to learn and improve their riding skills thanks to the know-how and experience of their qualified instructors, headed by former Paris-Dakar rider Beppe Gualini.

Courses are designed for all riders, whatever their level of skill or experience. Everyone will be able to enjoy the outstanding versatility of the new Ducati maxi-enduro, improve their riding style on every type of terrain, and do so in complete safety.

DRE Enduro will be held in a first-class location: Castello di Nipozzano, an ancient fort 30 km from Florence, the stunning historical estate of the Marquis of Frescobaldi. The vast grounds surrounding the Castle, awesome views and wide open spaces make it the perfect venue for the Ducati Academy. And there's more than just enduro! This is also a great opportunity to relish, in the midst of the Tuscan countryside, the fantastic local cuisine, enjoy the pleasure of outdoor meals and taste some of the most exquisite wines.

Ducati has set up special instruction areas on the Nipozzano estate that let participants learn and improve the necessary riding techniques; participants will then mount the Multistrada 1200 Enduro and take on the dirt roads that wind through the hills surrounding the castle.

DRE Enduro participants could not hope for a better “maestro” than chief instructor Beppe Gualini. A true record-man of African rallies, having taken part in over 65 such races (and having competed in no less than ten Paris-Dakar events), he'll be offering participants all his experience in both the theoretical and practical sessions. Ducati Riding Experience Enduro is suitable for everyone, from novices to expert enduro enthusiasts. All participants need to provide is specific off-road clothing. Once divided up into small groups according to riding ability, they'll immediately start improving their off-road skills starting with the correct riding position. They'll then move on to exploit techniques for maximising traction on steep off-road uphill and downhill tracks before - for those seeking challenging adventures in the midst of sandy deserts - learning how to handle tricky “washboard” terrain.

The DRE Enduro motorcycle pool consists of a fleet of Multistrada 1200 Enduro bikes: the first Ducati designed to cope with any road or route, built to travel from one end of the world to the other while ensuring comfort, maximum safety and outstanding versatility.

The DRE Enduro package also includes the food and wine experience: during daytime and evening meals at the Castello, participants will be able to savour the traditional dishes of Tuscany with their distinctive flavours and first-class ingredients.

Of course, an experience like DRE Enduro deserves to be shared with friends and family. Participants are free to invite one or more companions who, if they wish, can simply spend the day visiting the castle with its historic wine cellars or stroll through one of the most beautiful outdoor areas in all of Tuscany.

DRE Enduro riding courses are open for enrolment: for further information on prices and how to register please see or write to

DRE Enduro 2016 dates:

3-4 June 2016

4-5 June 2016

15-16 July 2016

16-17 July 2016

2-3 September 2016

3-4 September 2016

16-17 September 2016

17-18 September 2016