Hold on to your saddles, ladies and gentlemen. Ducati could be coming to a town near you really soon. The Italian motorcycle brand has announced its plan to go on a cross-country dealership tour to showcase its newest models to the public.

The coast-to-coast excursion, appropriately called the Ducati Experience Tour, will make stops at participating dealerships all over the US where attendees will get a chance to test ride a handful of the brand’s newest models. Care to take the all-new Multistrada 1200 out for a spin? How about the Monster 1200, 899 Panigale, Diavel, Hypermotard, and Streetfighter bikes?

All of these machines will be available for test rides at any one of the three-day stops included in the Ducati Experience Tour. Likewise, the bikemaker will also launch Ducati Demo Days, a separate tour around the country that will give attendees the chance to test out a majority of Ducati’s newest models.

The Ducati Experience Tour and the Ducati Demo Days will also set aside time for a variety of other activities, including concerts and viewing parties for MotoGP and World Superbike races that will coincide with any of the scheduled tour dates.

The Ducati Experience Tour will make its first stop at the Motor Cafe in Sunnyvale, California from May 8 to 10, 2015 before concluding at the Ducati Week LA in Los Angeles, California from September 10 to 14, 205.

Meanwhile, the Ducati Demo Days will hit Moto Forza in Escondido, California on the same weekend as the Ducati Experience Tour’s stop in Sunnyvale and will conclude in the same venue - Ducati Week LA - on the same dates.

Continue reading to read more about Ducati’s upcoming Experience Tour and Demo Days.

Why it matters

Don’t sleep on these these events and disregard them as afterthoughts to your weekends because you can really learn a lot about Ducati and its bikes by attending them. These events are even more important if you’re looking to make your first Ducati purchase.

There aren’t any better places to learn as much as you can about the brand and the specific bike you’ve got your eye on than the Ducati Experience Tour and the Ducati Demo Days. They’re called differently, but the purpose of the two events are pretty much the same. There are a whole lot of bikes to choose from and for what it’s worth, you can also use these events to get to know your fellow Ducati enthusiasts. If you don’t end up buying a Ducati, then at least you can tell your friends that you were able to ride some of the company’s newest models, even if it’s thinly veiled under the guise of a test drive.

So here it is. In case you’re interested in attending a Ducati Experience Tour or Ducati Demo Days event that’s nearest to your location, check out the schedule of stops the brand has lined up in the press release below.

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Press Release

As the most anticipated new Ducati models continue to arrive in showrooms across North America, Ducati is launching the cross-country Ducati Experience Tour in May to give customers and Ducati enthusiasts the ability to test ride 2015 models at participating dealerships, including the all-new Multistrada 1200, Monster 1200, Monster 821, 899 Panigale, Diavel, Hypermotard and Streetfighter.

Ducati Demo Days will also begin in May and will create an opportunity for attendees to test the majority of the 2015 lineup, hosted by local participating dealerships and supported by Ducati North America. In addition to offering test rides on some the brand’s most exciting models, dealerships participating in the Ducati Experience Tour and Ducati Demo Days will also feature a variety of activities over the three-day Ducati experience, including live music, BBQs, food trucks, MotoGP and World Superbike race viewing parties, and more.

The full calendar lineup of the Ducati Experience Tour and Ducati Demo Days can be found below:

Ducati Experience Tour

  • The Motor Café | Sunnyvale, CA | 5/8 – 5/10
  • Southbay Motorsports | Chula Vista, CA | 5/15 – 5/17
  • GO AZ Motorcycles | Scottsdale, AZ | 5/29 – 5/31
  • Fay Myers Motorcycle World | Greenwood Village, CO | 6/5 – 6/7
  • Advanced Motorsports Ducati Dallas | Dallas, TX | 6/12 – 6/14
  • Mountain Motorsports Roswell | Roswell, GA | 6/19 – 6/21
  • Ducati Miami | Miami, FL | 6/26 – 6/28
  • Coleman PowerSports | Woodbridge, VA | 7/10 – 7/12
  • Cross Country Ducati | Metuchen, NJ | 7/17 – 7/19
  • Riverside Motorsports | Medford, MA | 7/24 – 7/26
  • Fast By Ferracci | Willow Grove, PA | 7/31 – 8/2
  • Mosites Motorsports | North Versailles, PA | 8/7 – 8/9
  • Ducati Detroit | Birmingham, MI | 8/13 – 8/16
  • MCC Motor Cycle Center | Villa Park, IL | 8/21 – 8/23
  • MotoCorsa | Portland, OR | Seattle, WA | 8/28 – 8/30
  • South Sound Motorcycles | Fife, WA | 9/3 – 9/4
  • Ducati Seattle | Seattle, WA | 9/5 – 9/6
  • Ducati Week LA | Los Angeles, CA | 9/10 – 9/14

Ducati Demo Days

  • Moto Forza | Escondido, CA | 5/8 – 5/10
  • Ducati New Orleans | New Orleans, LA | 5/15 – 5/17
  • Big #1 Motorsports | Birmingham, AL | 5/29 – 5/31
  • MelilliMoto | Ocala, FL | 6/5 – 6/7
  • Ducati of Fort Myers | Fort Myers, FL | 6/12 – 6/14
  • Bloodworth Motorcycles | Nashville, TN | 6/19 – 6/21
  • Hudson Valley Motorcycles | Ossining, NY | 6/26 – 6/28
  • Wagner Motorsports | Worcester, MA | 7/10 – 7/12
  • Seacoast Sport Cycle | Derry, NH | 7/17 – 7/19
  • Ducati Indianapolis |Zionsville, IN | 7/31 – 8/2
  • Tytlers Cycle | De Pere, WI | 8/7 – 8/9
  • Moon Motorsports | Monticello, MN | 8/14 – 8/16
  • Northern Ohio Ducati | Akron, OH | 8/21 – 8/23
  • Harrison Eurosports | Sandy, UT | 8/27 – 8/29
  • Ducati Omaha | Omaha, NE | 8/28 – 8/30
  • Ducati Week LA | Los Angeles, CA | 9/10 – 9/14
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