The newest bike to be parked in the Adventure Rider Magazine shed is a brand, spanking new Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro!
On a sunny Friday morning Simon Leplaw, L’Oreal Pierce and Warren Lee all clubbed in to hand over the bike to a drooling, giggling editor, who then disappeared up the Pacific Highway in a sedate and measured manner, packing death the 160hp beast would get him booked on the way home (it didn’t…as far as we know).
The big Ducati will stay with Adventure Rider Magazine for a while, and no-one could be happier than the staff. Even the Ducati guys seemed happy, but then, they always do.
As if that wasn’t enough to make a sunny Friday the best day of the week, the folks at Carlisle, importers of brands like Continental, K&N, Kenda and heaps of other good gear, set the editor up with a new Nexx XD-1 helmet.
This lid is nearly as high-tech as the Ducati.
Not only is it super-light, it has some brilliant, well-thought-out features, like panels that can be clipped in place to accept helmet cams, a neat little peak extender, emergency-removable cheek pads and a stack of other great bits and pieces. The editor was especially impressed with blue-tooth system. It’s a ball-tearer and we’ll feature it in a future issue.
So all in all, it was one hell of day!