For Sale: Ducati Multistrada 1000DS

In regular use for local rides into the peaks so mileage may increase a little till sold.

Love this bike, especially the torque for the roll on lazy power out of corners. Literally nothing like a big V Twin to put a smile on your face every single ride, especially with the loud and rude exhaust!

Will suit a taller rider who is moving up from a 600 and wants a bit more oomph but still an aggressive sporty ride. This is not a soft bike like the tracer or tiger, its an engaging ride full of Ducati charm!

She’s in good condition for her age. Not in a rush to sell, but I’ve had her 4 years and fancy a change. 

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Yamaha Offroad Experience ’21

I had forgotten how much I like the smell of two-stroke, pine forest and sweat. 

The chap in front had brought his own bike which was just singing along. We blasted along the fire roads and every now and again he would give it a cheeky squeeze sending gravel shooting back at me. It wasn’t a race, we were heading to the next area of technical trail to tackle, so I just hung back and enjoyed the view, the smell and the experience of handling such a wonderful machine.

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The Tale Of The Ducati – Pt.5

The email to Ducati clung to my fingers as they reluctantly depressed the keyboard rhythmically…

I had to get another document that was identical to the one they had already supplied, apart from one, minor difference. I hated every moment of it, because I knew that the request was completely unreasonable and that the poor secretary who, until this point, had been very nice and helpful, would shortly think I was being ridiculous for the sake of annoying her…

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The Tale Of The Ducati – Pt.4

What came next, was the most vexing and pointless application of bureaucracy I have ever had the misfortune to encounter.

After checking off each of the points on the rejection letter I had received, I was confident that I had met all their requirements. I expected the next letter from the DVSA to be a bog standard template letter with my name at the top and a Registration assignment somewhere in the middle.

Apparently not….

The reasons, as you will shortly find out, caused me to literally seethe with anger. I’ve never seethed before. I may have hummed or growled with minor annoyance, but never seethed. I’m quite a calm person I like to think, but what followed next brought my blood up to boiling temperature as I achieved a level and intensity of anger known only as SEETHING…

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