Ducati DRE Enduro Class Finally Comes to the USA

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When the Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro debuted, the Italian brand took its popular on-track “Ducati Rider Experience” program, and made an off-road version for their new adventure bike.

Based out of Florence, Italy, the DRE Enduro course aimed to highlight the abilities of the Multistrada 1200 Enduro, as well as providing Ducatisti with a dual-sport experience on the level of the Ducati brand.

Asphalt & Rubber was lucky enough to attend the DRE Enduro back in 2016, and found the DRE Enduro to be one part test ride, one part school, and one part Tuscan vacation.

Now, Ducati is bringing that formula to the United States – the Sundance Mountain Resort in Utah, to be precise.

The DRE Enduro program is two or three days long, depending on which package you pick, with pricing starting at $1,900 ($2,900 for the three-day course).

That isn’t a cheap price, for sure, but experience promises to be first class all the way, with Ducati providing everything you would need for your stay and ride, including the new Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro.

The DRE Enduro is lead by Paris-Dakar racer Beppe Gualini, along with a team of Italian and American instructors, and the program includes a skills course designed to improve your bike handling, followed by an ADV in the surround mountain area.

Geared more towards riders who are newer to dual-sport riding, or for those who are looking for more of an experience than an outright curriculum, the DRE Enduro certainly isn’t for everyone.

As such, we would like to see Ducati bringing several tiers to the DRE Enduro program, so riders of all skill levels can find value in the class, and have an alternative to schools like the popular RawHyde Adventures program, which is tied closely to BMW Motorrad.

Still, we are excited to see Ducati bringing its DRE Enduro program to the United States, as the experience should help showcase the capabilities of the Multistrada 1260 Enduro – a motorcycle that we call one of the most underrated in the industry.

This is because Ducati has struggled to find success with its big adventure bike, primarily because the brand has been unable to communicate the capabilities of the machine, as well as its reliability and value to the very picky ADV demographic.

Accordingly, the Italian hope is that with the DRE Enduro program, some of the perceptions of the Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro will begin to change in the US market, and riders will see it as an alternative to the BMW R1250GS and KTM 1290 Adventure R.

Though, to do that in earnest, we think Ducati will need to offer more than just an expensive vacation in Utah to serious riders.

The Italian brand is listening though, and if there is enough of a push for more advance DRE Enduro programs, then it could certainly happen. As such, keep an eye on this space.

Source: Ducati

Jensen Beeler

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