Originally Posted by KHVol
I am not as concerned now about the "demo" part as I am the thought of newby mechanics learning to turn wrenches on the bike. Most of the demo rides are chaperoned as I understand it but I don't like the thouhght of rounded bolt heads inside the motor or valves set at 20 MM.
I think their training academy is for introducing Ducati techs from dealers to the new models and for upgrading their training. Do you really think Ducati is going to turn loose total rookies on $20,000 machines?
As for demos being ridden hard, how many here can really push the MS to it's limits on demo rides? Even if the roads were adequate for such riding where the dealers are located, how many riders will actually take a machine of such potential to it's limits the first time on the bike?