We are aware of the fact that Ducati Monster has completed 25 years in the industry. We did a short report about that too. Everyone knew that Ducati is going to celebrate this significant milestone in a grand way. Eyes were on the 2018 World Ducati Week. However, Ducati had something else in mind.
Ducati West Europe organised a parade at the Paul Ricard circuit in France as a part of the Sunday Ride Classic motorcycling festival. And just like that a new record of the biggest Ducati Parade ever was made. A total of 517 Monsters marked the attendance as present at this parade. This incredible number of bikes included every type of Monster Ducati has ever built.
From the first Monster 900 built in 1993 to the very latest Monster 821 made in 2018, from extremely rare models such as one of the very few Monster “Senna” motorcycles and a perfectly preserved Monster Cromo, to various customised, personalised Monsters. And all these Monsters together created a gigantic and colourful convoy of bikes that set a new record.
517 Ducati Monster bikes did a lap of the track. The group was lead by former official Ducati WSBK rider Régis Laconi with a Ducati flag. Everyone was amazed by the magnitude of the event. Never in the history had such an event took place.
The new record has been certified by Raphaël Botte, the judiciary official of Bandol (Var, France). The previous record was established in 2008 by the enthusiasts of the Monster Owners Belgium Club with 405 bikes.
Organising such a grand event is clearly not an easy task to do. But everything was made possible by the passion and hard work of Desmo Grand Sud, the local ducatisti club that handled the logistics and hospitality. They organised registration, parking facilities and all the participating bikes, which were divided into seven model-based categories.