Pope Benedict XVI Gets Two Ducati Multistrada’s

09/15/2010 @ 6:37 am, by Jensen Beeler13 COMMENTS

Pope Benedict XVI received a nice surprise today as Ducati Motor Holdings dropped off two purpose-built Ducati Multistrada 1200S Touring bikes for His Holiness. We don’t expect Il Papa to be riding the bikes anytime soon though, as the two Ducatis will be used by the Pope’s motorcade and Vatican gendarmerie (the Vatican police force), hence the special papal yellow paint scheme.

Making the special delivery to the Pontiff at his summer home Castel Gandolfo was Ducati Motor Holdings CEO Gabriele Del Torchio. “We are honored to have had the opportunity to deliver the Holy Father the two Multistradas,” said del Torchio.

“This meeting for us, for all women and men working in Ducati, is of particular pride,and confirmation of our every day efforts throughout the company. A symbolic gesture with which we want to witness the appreciation of Ducati to the Magisterium of the Pope, it achieves the message of hope and confidence addressed to the world of work contained in the Encyclical “Caritas in Veritate.”

Source: La Repubblica

  • Greg

    If I were the pontiff, I’d be taking the nearest and MSF class, pronto!

  • Ian

    Looks like they might be selling Ice Cream as they escort his holiness!

  • chrome

    1) Even in that nasty paint scheme, the Multi still looks awesome.

    2) That quote by the ceo is probably the retarded quote ever. The motorcycles represent hope? Quit trying to channel your inner Obama. Try this next time: “Holy Father, it is our honor to present you with these two motorcycles. They represent thousands of hours of work by hundreds of people. We are very proud of them and hope the serve you well.” Simple, quick, to the point, and you dont sound like an idiot.

    3) I want one. And by two, I of course mean two.

  • chrome

    *most* retarded quote ever..

    like my grammar ability, apparently

  • Sean

    Chrome, chanel your inner Italian bub, they are a romantical and flowery people! Your quote would be if BMW gave the bikes.

  • Ken

    even the pope recognizes italian sex, and he hasnt even had any!

  • Gorgeous bikes, shame about the colour scheme.

  • Isaac

    WTF does the Pope need with a bike? It’s not like he’s going to be riding it. This kind of thing is just stupid. Like when Yamaha gave Jay Leno a WSBK spec R1. Really what is the ‘shouvel chin’ going to do with it besides wax it every other week in his garage?

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  • Greg

    Hey Isaac, take a deep breath, take off your dunce cap and read the 3 simple paragraphs again!

  • Steve

    And do you know what the Pope said? Gunga galunga…gunga — gunga galunga…