So there it stands. In Thrilling Black. Red is for racers. Always has been. The GPS shows its current location in Valencia, Spain, but more on that later. Start engine. The V2 at idle. Two cylinders, ample displacement. And there it is, the Italian way of life! And that means dolce vita, which in turn is defined by simple ingredients in just the right combination. That’s what the Italians do best. According to Ducati, the new Scrambler is made from seventy percent new parts compared to the previous model, but only thirty percent of the engine has been redone. That’s what you call core competence. At the pump, especially in the city, the following holds true: abstinence can only become a virtue where abundance is served on a silver platter. A great exercise!
The morning is young, so I leave the city, head up into the mountains, into the curves. My thoughts drift off into the past. And to a not so simple relationship: In my early years, I was once ( . . . )