Direct from Bologna comes this short press release featuring brand ambassador, and former MotoGP champion, Casey Stoner riding the new Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro. MO’s Editorial Director, Sean Alexander, rode the bike at its intro (read that story here). Ducati also included a short video, which you can view at the bottom of the page. Spoiler alert: Casey likes the bike (duh). – TS


Casey Stoner, just back from the race at Mugello, stopped by in Bologna to try out Ducati’s new maxi-enduro. The photos and video of his thrill-packed route over the hills surrounding Bologna show how the mix of asphalt and off-road terrain allowed the Australian to get a feel for the bike’s outstanding qualities.

I love it”, were the first words uttered by Casey Stoner as he stepped off the new Multistrada 1200 Enduro. “We know how Ducati is on-road, but honestly in off-road I can’t explain how good the Multistrada 1200 Enduro works. The riding position is almost better than an off-road bike and you don’t get tired because it’s so stable, also on really gravely and rocky terrain. The weight keeps the bike stable as on all of the big bikes, but on the Multistrada 1200 Enduro it feels like it’s a toy all the time. You want to change your line, and it changes line. The Multistrada 1200 Enduro looks big but when you ride it you don’t feel it. It’s really something special, it has no limitations. You can enjoy the road, you can enjoy the dirt, you can take a lot with you when you travel everywhere, it’s the best of every world and you can take your family on the back as well. I’m really impressed!