Ducati Globetrotter 90 hits the USA

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28-year-old Eduardo Generali has received the Ducati Globetrotter 90 torch from Jessica Leyne in San Francisco, and will now start the fourth leg of the round-the-world tour, travelling  2400 miles to Indianapolis.

Jessica, a 27-year-old maths teacher from West Flanders, Belgium left Tokyo on Septmber 17 and headed south for the Hiroaki Iwashita museum, which houses the world's only remaining Ducati Apollo - the first 90º twin designed in Borgo Panigale.

Jessica then continued on to Twin Ring Motegi, the sight of Ducati's 2007 MotoGP world championship win, and Sugo, where Carl Fogarty clinched his third World Superbike championship with Ducati in 1998.

Jes then returned to Tokyo, after visiting Kinki Island, to cross the Atlantic and hand the torch over to Eduardo on October 5.

Eduardo, a tour guide and riding instructor from Sao Paulo, Brazil, will visit Laguna Seca and and Pikes Peak on his journey to the Midwest of America.

The third stage of the Ducati Globetrotter 90 world tour has started, with Belgian Jessica Leyne continuing the journey from Tokyo, Japan.

The adventure started at the Ducati factory in Bologna on July 4, with 37-year-old motorcycle workshop owner Vir Nakai riding the Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro through Europe and on to Moscow.

The second leg of the trip was completed by 48-year-old professional YouTuber Laurent Cochet, who covered 9100km in 22 days, crossing the Altai mountains to the Eastern Siberia city of Ulan-Ude before his leg of the trip came to an end in Vladivostok on September 14.

Jessica's leg will see her cover 2659km in Japan, visiting the Hiroaki Iwashita museum in Yufu, home to the world's only remaining prototype of the 1257cc Ducati Apollo - the first 90º L-twin.

Jessica wil also visit the Twin Ring Motegi, where Casey Stoner won the 2007 MotoGP World Championsip for Ducati, before she finishes in San Francisco on October 5 and hands over to Brazilian Eduardo Generali.

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 www.globetrotter90.ducati.com.

Read the very start of the journey here.


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Liam Marsden

By Liam Marsden

Former MCN Web Producer