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Ducati India has announced the arrival of the DRE (Ducati Riding Experience) Safety Riding Academy in India. Taking to its Twitter profile, Ducati India posted a short video of the training a participant undergoes at the academy. At the end of the tweet were the words "coming soon to India."
This signifies some exciting times ahead for Ducati owners and enthusiasts. A decade ago, there were barely any more than a couple of riding schools in India. Now though, things have changed and how.
There is absolutely no dearth of riding schools in India which teach candidates the skill of riding on a closed circuit. TVS Racing Academy, Apex Racing Academy, California Superbike School, Rajini Academy Of Competitive Racing, etc are a few examples.
The riding academies in India help the riders in learning not just the nuances of going fast on a track, but the same skills also translate to safer riding out on the roads. Safety is of paramount importance, especially when India is a country wherein there are thousands of road accidents taking place everyday.
Safety is exactly what Ducati wants to debut the DRE in India with. The Ducati Riding Experience is one of the premium riding institutions out there with training sessions held frequently in several countries.
The Ducati Riding Experience has three main divisions a participant can choose from:
- DRE Safety Academy
- DRE Racetrack Academy
- DRE Enduro Academy
Ducati India has made it official that, of the the three, it would be safety which comes first. More details on the DRE Safety Academy in India is unavailable at the moment, but we expect Ducati to make an announcement on the same soon.
For the moment though, it is confirmed that the Ducati Dream Tour is coming to India. The first ever Ducati Dream Tour in India is set to take place between April 26th and April 30th, 2018. The participants would be riding their Ducati motorcycles from Chandigarh to Narkanda, Jibhi and Bir Billing before returning to Chandigarh.
The DRE Safety Academy on the other hand is a beginner-level course intended to teach participants to to ride safe. Ducati India's tweet has made it clear that it would be a three-hour-long intensive training session. In Europe however, it is a one-day-long course.
It involves practical as well as theoretical modules which the rider will be thorough with, by the end of the session. Participants will be coached and monitored by professional riders from Ducati.
Pricing details of the course in India have not been disclosed. In Europe, the Safety Academy Level 1 costs 400 Euros (Rs 32,436) and Level 2 costs 500 Euros (Rs 40,545). Watch this space as we bring to you more details of the Ducati Riding Experience Safety Academy.
Motorcycle riding is not as simple as most people think it is. Anyone could ride a motorcycle, but riding one with skill and physics being applied has to be taught. The Ducati Rider Experience Safety Academy will teach Ducati owners just that.