Ducati’s DRE Adventure Academy is set to return bigger than ever for 2024, with an extended programme of events, which includes New Zealand and Western Australia for the first time.
A course designed for Ducati adventure enthusiasts who want to learn all the secrets of on and off-road riding on the DesertX or Multistrada ranges, the adventure academy provides attendees the opportunity to unlock new skills.
From the right body position, to learning the most effective riding techniques, the correct loading of bags and the repair of a damaged tyre, it’s all there.
“The DRE Adventure Academy is designed to give our most passionate Ducatisti the chance to learn and experience adventure riding in its most natural form,” Ducati product expert and chief instructor Nick Selleck said.
Selleck is a guru in the industry, having recently completed the ‘un-Finkeable’, riding the Finke Desert Race track twice in one day using one tank of fuel on a DesertX. He’s excited about what the expanded course offering can deliver.
“Ducati’s approach to the Adventure Academy series has always been about things being better experienced than explained,” he continued.
“While we do cover the technical aspects throughout the programme, our guests are able to put these lessons to the test themselves to really lock-in that new-found knowledge.”
The two-day program features a day one that’s dedicated to theoretical explanation and practice drills of technical exercises, allowing you to gain the right confidence in off-road riding. The second day includes both on-road and off-road sections in real world terrain.
Each location uses venues that offer access to suitable riding terrain, while also offering a chance to sample each region’s local food and wine when the day is done. The cost of the programme is $945 (including lunch and dinner on day one and lunch on day two).
For more information or to register, visit the DRE Adventure booking platform. Victoria will be held from 6-7 April, with Central NSW on May 18 and 19. Queensland participants can sign up for 14-15 September, while those in WA can lock in 5-6 October.