Bike X.

Meet Bike X. Well, a representation of her anyway. She would be a Ducati Multistrada. Either a 1000DS or 1100DS. Depending on what is available out there in the world of used bikes.

There are a few bikes that I felt were good options for this ride. The BMW GS, Triumph Tiger, KTM Adventure, Moto Guzzi Stelvio, Yamaha Ténéré, Suzuki V-Strom and of course, the Ducati Multistrada.

I chose the Multistrada because, when it comes down to it, I still have a bit of an addiction to the Ducati. My fetish for this Italian work of art on two wheels started back in 2002, when I purchased my Ducati Monster.

She gave me so many miles of joy. She has been in parts for a couple of years now. On this ride she will not be joining me. But, one of her sisters will be taking me on this ride, this journey.

The Monster would not be the right bike for this ride anyway. I need a bike that has a more upright riding position. All of the miles will definitely be handled more comfortably with the Multi. Also, with the surgeries I have had and the ureter stent in me, the upright riding position is a must.

So, I have chosen the bike and created the graphics for it. Now I just have to locate it and continue generating the funds necessary to purchase it. Through taking on all the work I can. Through t-shirt sales, selling my photography (prints and usage) and whatever other methods I come up with, I will get this bike and all of the other items needed for this ride.

I cannot wait until the day I am installing the graphics on the actual Bike X. That day will come. It has to.





  1. Drew McKnight
    Posted 8 Mar ’12 at 11:22 pm | Permalink

    WOW!! GREAT Bike(s) Todd!! I’ve always Loved the Ducati-Monster when it first came out!! I LOVE the graphics You plan to put onto your “New” machine as well!! I SO HOPE your able to find the EXACT BIKE for your “purpose”!! The BEST of Luck To You!!

    • Posted 9 Mar ’12 at 8:28 am | Permalink

      Thank you Drew. My Monster was my first bike. Ever since I have had a bit of an Ducati addiction. I definitely am working on acquiring a Ducati Multistrada for the ride.

  2. Drew McKnight
    Posted 9 Mar ’12 at 8:58 am | Permalink

    Well,as I said BEFORE Todd………..My LOVE for the 90-degree
    V-twin power,Race-track handling and truly AWESOME exhaust note these things emit,always leaves a puddle of DROOL on the ground after seeing one!! LOL. I used to ride with a buddy who had a
    Ducati-748 with mods on the exhaust and the fuel-mapping,and I ALWAYS looked forward to meeting with him,and Ride behind him JUST so I could “listen” to that BEAUTIFUL exhaust-note !! Lol.

    I SO WISH there was something I could do to help bring that Bike closer to being Yours,but if it means anything……….the true BEAUTY of your pics,are “Priceless” on here!!

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