Have any of you ever fancied the thought of riding a MotoGP bike as it goes all-out on a legitimate racing circuit? If you answered yes, you’re in luck because MotoGP’s Riders for Health charity organization is offering interested participants a just to experience just that.

The caveat, of course, is that you actually won’t be riding the MotoGP bike, in this case the Ducati Desmosedici, by yourself. You’re going to have be accompanied by a professional rider in a two-seater version of Ducati’s MotoGP-prepped racing horse.

The ride-along will take place during the Silverstone leg of the MotoGP calendar on the weekend of August 30, 2015. More importantly, MotoGP racer Randy Mamola and Ducati test rider Franco Battaini will both be in attendance, ready to offer a rider to anybody willing enough to experience the frenetic feeling of riding a real MotoGP race bike.

The rides will make use of a specially modified version of the Desmosedici, complete with a reinforced suspension system and rear subframe, stronger spring with improved compression braking, and higher preload to accommodate the extra weight of another full-sized adult riding shotgun on the bike.

There’s still no word on how much the ride-along is going to cost, but with the involvement of Riders for Health, you can be sure that whatever that amount is will go to the charity organization to help with its mission of supplying motorcycles and maintenance for health workers in African countries.

Continue reading to read more about Riders For Health’s Ducati Two-Seater Ride promotion.

Why it matters

It’s always nice to help out a charity, especially one that’s doing the kind of work that not a lot of charitable organizations are into doing.

I don’t know about you but the Riders for Health’s platform is pretty unique as far as who it’s targeting is concerned.

That speaks to the kind of purpose and dedication this organization has as it lays the ground work towards helping countless of our African brothers and sisters and their motorcycles.

The only cause for pause on my end is the price you’re going to have to pay to be eligible for the ride. Penny-pinchers might have a problem with it, but should you be comfortable enough to shell out what I think will be a significant amount of money, you could be well on your way to experience the kind of MotoGP ride not a lot of people can claim to have experienced themselves.

What do you think?
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