Pope Gets Two Ducati Multistrada Bikes
This will be the first time in history that the Vatican Gendarmerie Corp will use motorcycles in their tasks. The bikes have been delivered to His Holiness on September 15, during a ceremony that was also attended by Gabriele Del Torchio, President of Ducati Motor Holding.
"We are very honoured for the unique opportunity of delivering our two special Ducati Multistradas to His Holiness today," stated Gabriele Del Torchio, President at Ducati Motor Holding, after the ceremony.
"For us, and for everyone who works at Ducati, this event represents something to be very proud of and a gesture that reinforces our daily commitment in our work at the factory. It is a symbolic gift with which we would like to express our sincerest appreciation and respect for the Pope and embrace his message of hope and trust in the future, which he addressed to all industries in his encyclical Caritas in Veritate."
The two Ducati Multistradas in question are finished in the special livery of the Pontifical State, namely yellow and white, and have been extensively modified with a vertically telescopic flashing light mast, siren and radio communication.
The Ducati Multistrada 1200 represents a completely new concept of motorcycle, which has been described as being four-bikes-in-one. This means it can transform itself from a sport bike to a touring bike suitable for long journeys with a passenger and luggage, or from an everyday commuter bike to an enduro bike.