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Before I could say hello, the voice on the other end of the call said “Vir do you know anyone who can ride the Ducati Multistrada Enduro down from Delhi to Mumbai. We can’t think of anyone do you have any idea” Me “errrrrm” The Voice “Just messing with you man what you doing over the weekend” Me “riding the Ducati Multistrada Enduro from Delhi to Mumbai” the voice “HA HA see you in Delhi”.

The last time I rode this bike was a few months ago when I rode it across Europe all the way to Moscow for the first leg of the Ducati Globetrotter 90 ride. So I was more than happy to fly down to Delhi and meander my way towards Mumbai. The good folks at Ducati knew I would take my time so they gave me a window of a week to get the bike delivered. I decided since I had that time I was going to ride through Madhya Pradesh and check out some of these brilliant spots I had been hearing about.

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Delhi to me was always a place I would come and party. Never in my many years of traveling to the capital have I every explored it. So, it was a great Sunday of just riding around and taking in some of the more unusual sites of the city. The Ducati Multistrada Enduro is quite happy in the city as it is on the open road. Just don’t get stuck in traffic with the panniers because then there is no way you are going anywhere fast.

Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro From Delhi to Mumbai

The Strada and I stopped into the Jaguar Experience to see what the big deal is about this British Marquee. I think we both will agree as we may have been a bit impressed with what they can do with 4 wheels.

Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro From Delhi to Mumbai

Morena was used by the dacoits as a hideout and the man in charge from the Archaeological Society of India had a run-in with Nirbhay Singh Gurjar, the dreaded dacoit. After several rounds of negotiation, the dacoit whose ancestors built the temples was convinced of ASI’s intentions that the temples needed to be restored and shown to the world. He finally acquiesced and allowed ASI to carry on the restoration and in fact provided protection to the workers. It seems once the law caught up with the dacoits is also when the restoration work came to a halt. Only 80 out of the 200 temples have been fully restored.

Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro From Delhi to Mumbai

The Ducati Multistrada Enduro is as much at home in the dirt as it is on the highway. Here in the Chambal Valley, it was a dream to ride. Just pop it into the Enduro mode, stand up on the pegs and you can ride forever in this maze of ravines which happens to be the largest in the world.

Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro From Delhi to Mumbai

This is where the dacoits would bring the kidnapped people because there are lots of hiding places and it’s very remote.

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An Enfield, a Ninja and a Multistrada… sounds like the start of a bad joke. But it turned out they made a great Motley Crew to explore the countryside with.

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The good folks from Motology in Gwalior played host to me. They took me to all these cool spots just a stone throw away from the city for us to explore.

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I couldn’t help but just sit and start there was something very mesmerising about the spot.

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What the problem turned out to be was try turning the behemoth of a bike on such a small flat patch on top of a hillock. Even for me and my 6 foot 3 frame it turned out to be a Herculean task.

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Sir, how many people can fit on that bike? Only two!!! Our train is better.

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It would have been easy to choose NH 8 and ride straight down from Delhi to Mumbai and onwards to Pune but what fun would that have been, Madhya Pradesh and its hidden spots have been intriguing us for a while and with the Enduro, it would be the perfect place to make a detour to. This spot was 10 min off the Agra-Gwalior highway and was actually in Rajasthan.

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Sometimes you have to just sit and stare.

Ducati Multistrada Enduro From Delhi to Mumbai

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