James Blunt test rides Ducati Monster 1100

Published: 10 December 2008

Chart topping British singer James Blunt was spotted zipping round Italy on a new Ducati Monster 1100 last week.

The You're Beautiful singer was in the city as guest editor of the Rome edition of Metro newspaper.

He took time out from his editorial duties to tour the city with a group of bikers from Ducati Roma.

He said: "The Ducati Monster has always fascinated me and this new version is really gorgeous. I had a lot of fun on the streets of Rome and enjoyed spending an afternoon in the company of some dedicated Ducati fans."