Carlos Checa’s Ducati Corse Winter Test

12/20/2011 @ 1:36 pm, by Jensen Beeler7 COMMENTS

Last year, Nicky Hayden helped Ducati spread some Christmas cheer, as the American MotoGP rider snuck into the Borgo Panigale office and made some “vrrroommm!” noises on a Ducati Diavel that was on display. For the 2011 Christmas season, Ducati has enlisted a more recent champion to help with its holiday wishes: a certain reigning-World Superbike Champion Carlos Checa.

Playing Santa Claus (note the twinkle in his eye) on his Ducati Multistrada 1200, Checa’s list of the “good Ducatistas” in Bologna certainly seems a bit short when judged from this video, but then again it’s not like the MTS1200 has the unlimited payload like Santa’s sled, but we digress. Merry Christmas, Ducati style.

Source: Ducati (YouTube)


  1. Bjorn says:

    Not shown: Carlos visiting the naughty girls.

  2. MikeD says:

    This is totally un-aceptable…i was waiting for a Panigale 1200 with a Top-Case and Panniers as Santa’s Sled.

  3. Yeah, and I want a gold-plated toilet…I guess we’re both going to have to learn how to deal with disappointment this year.

  4. MikeD says:

    @Jensen: …ROTFL.

  5. "@Asphalt_Rubber: Carlos Checa's Ducati Corse Winter Test – #motorcycle"

  6. Beary says:

    I’m sorry, but not even Checa or Ducati can make a top-box look remotely good on a bike.

  7. Rolf says:

    The video made me smile. Then Mike and Jensen made me laugh out loud :-)
    Merry Christmas!