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Ducati Globetrotter 90 hands over to second rider

Published: 08 September 2016

Updated: 01 September 2016

Ducati's Globetrotter 90 world tour, celebrating the 90th anniversary of the company has handed over to its second rider in Moscow.

Vir Nakai, a 37-year-old motorcycle workshop owner in Mumbai, from India started the journey in Bologna on July 4, and was seen off by all the employees at the Borgo Panigale factory.

Vir covered 2,392 miles in the first stage of the trip, crossing Italy, travelling via Lake Garda before taking on the Dolomites and climbing the Stelvio pass. The Globetrotter covered more than 1700 km and crossed 3 countries before reaching Hedemora, in Sweden, an important site in Ducati’s history, where in 1956, the Ducati desmodromic system made its debut in the 125 Desmo Grand Prix.

From Sweden, Vir travelled on to the Road to Nowhere in Norway along the Atlantic Ocean Road. Then, after crossing the Eide archipelago which includes Averøy island, he headed for Moscow where his leg of the trip ended andhe handed the Ducati Multistrada Enduro 1200 over to second rider Laurent Cochet.


Laurent, a 48-year-old professional YouTuber is no stranger to two-wheeled adventures, riding from Paris to North Cape, Norway, in the depths of winter, and a tour that took in Dakar, Sharm el Sheik and Siberia.

He's currently 300 miles into his leg of the trip which will see him travel for 23 days riding along the famous Trans-Siberian Highway before ending after 5592 miles in the Japanese city of Sakaiminato.

To keep up to date with the Globetrotter 90 adventure and find out more about the trip, go to

Read the very start of the journey here.

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