DRE - Off Road Days help off-road riders hone their skills.
Italian superbike brand Ducati has successfully concluded its very first edition of its DRE – Off Road Days in India. The off-road riding experience - which took place on August 4 and 5, 2018, at the Off-Road Adventure Zone (ORAZ) circuit in Gurugram - saw the presence of over 50 Ducati and non-Ducati owners.
On this occasion, Sergi Canovas, MD of Ducati India, said, “With evolving Indian riders, Ducati has been striving to provide an unparalleled level of experience in accordance to their passion and interests. Keeping the same in mind, we organized the first - ever DRE - Off Road Days and three different Dream Tours within a span of four months, for Ducati rider s to go beyond just leisure riding. The first edition of the Dream Tour - Hidden Himachal – took Ducatisti through the hidden backroads of Himachal Pradesh followed by the second edition to Leh - Ladakh where the riders championed some of the harshest terrains of India while treating themselves to the most beautiful sunsets . Ducati believes in providing an exceptional, one-of-a-kind experience and the DRE Off - Road Days is another step in that direction. Going forward , Ducati India aims to put together experiences in every riding genre and engage more Ducatisti and is all set to introduce a Ducati Track Day and more Dream Tours in the upcoming months”.
DRE – Off Road Days is a ride and training combo, which was aimed to sharpen the off-roading skills of riders who are currently exploring different types of terrains by riding through challenging roads in India. Special emphasis is made on making riders feel more confident and safer off-road. The training is given by Ducati Certified trainer and founder of Raid De Himalaya, Vijay Parmar. The sessions were concluded by recognising the participation of each candidate with a certificate of completion.
Vijay Parmar, Founder of Raid De Himalaya, said, “I have witnessed significant growth in the adventure motorcycle segment and this trend is only going to gain momentum in future. DRE - Off Road Days is a great initiative by Ducati India, people now understand the need of motorcycles like the Multistrada, however they hardly use more than 5 - 10 % of the bike’s ability. With a special training format developed by Ducati for India, the sessions in DRE Off - Road Days really test the riders in challenging conditions and enable them to believe more in the ability of the ir Ducati and themselves”.
Come September and Ducati India is ready to bring the first edition of the Ducati Track Day. Also, the company is organising Independence Day Rides for its across its dealerships in Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Kochi, Kolkata and Chennai.