The only catch is that the Full Throttle, in the playful version that was available to us, no longer forms part of the Ducati lineup. Though it’s not as if the guys in Borgo Panigale had lost their desire to scramble. The alternatives, all of which were built on the same technical foundation, starting with the Icon, promise to duplicate the authentic sportiness and fun. At least in terms of its color, with its yellow-silver tank and yellow mudguards, the Icon is a match for the Full Throttle. The Icon Dark offers a matte black finish, while the Nightshift is specially designed for fans of classic café racers. And for anyone who really can’t keep out of the sand, there’s the Desert Sled. A tribute to the enduro bikes of the 1980s with a distinctly off-road character, the Desert Sled extends your operating range immensely – in the sandbox and beyond.
And that’s a promise.