World Ducati Week 2022: Ducati announces test rides, and 2023 preview

Ducati has released more details about its 2022 World Ducati Week, including test rides of its latest models and small tastes of its DRE experiences.


The 2022 World Ducati Week is only just over a month away now at time of writing (15 June 2022), and the Bologna brand has released new details of what visitors can expect on 22-24 July at the Misano circuit. 

Already announced for the 2022 World Ducati Week was the Race of Champions, which this year will feature 21 Ducati riders from the MotoGP and WorldSBK paddocks. 

It has now been announced, along with numerous other things, by Ducati that the V2 and V4 Panigales that will be used in the Race of Champions will, afterwards, be “made available to enthusiast customers.”

Ducati also says its Panigale will be available on a “latest generation” simulator, although it does not specify which of the Panigale roster will be simulated. Additionally, attendees of WDW 2022 will be able to take home “a souvenir photo of the Streetfighter drifting positioned on a special platform,” according to Ducati. 

Here at Visordown, we recently put out a video on our YouTube channel discussing the history of the Multistrada, and Ducati clearly had a similar thought, as, at WDW 2022, “fans of the Multistrada will be able to relive the history of the motorcycle through the most representative models from its birth,” Ducati says. 

The History of the Ducati Multistrada

Furthermore, we wrote a few weeks ago about the trip Ducati made with the DesertX to Sardegna where it went alongside the RS Q e-tron Dakar rally car of Ducati’s parent company, Audi. In Misano, Ducati will take the DesertX, featuring the same livery that Danilo Petrucci used in Sardegna, while Audi will bring the RS Q e-tron so fans can get an up-close look at the two off-roaders. 

Along a similar vein, Lamborghini will be in Misano with their Sian FKP, from which the Ducati Diavel 1260 Lamborghini takes its inspiration. Of course, the Diavel 1260 Lamborghini will also be taken along by the Bologna brand. 

And there’s more, because Ducati will also be making available the entirety of its 2022 model year range for test rides around the Misano circuit, including the Panigale V4 S. On the other hand, if riders want to ride their own bike around the famous Adriatic circuit, they are able to do so.

Ducati Riding Experiences recently announced its Travel Adventures programme, with trips to places such as Tuscany and Sardegna available. In Misano, miniature versions of those will be on offer, with the Scrambler Ducati Desert Sled, Multistrada V4 S, and DesertX all available to try in these “mini sessions” of DRE Adventures, as Ducati is dubbing them. For the younger audiences, DRE Rookie sessions will be available. 

And, if the 2022 bikes of Ducati’s range were of insufficient interest, Ducati will be offering visitors to the WDW a preview of its 2023 models. 

After a day at the track, Ducati is looking to keep people entertained for the evening, with the parade on Friday before the Scrambler Beach Party, before the Rustida on Saturday, after which people will gather in the Santamonica Stadium where the official Ducati riders will be presented to the fans.

Tickets for the World Ducati Week 2022 can be found on Ducati’s website.