Ducatis in Malaysia: Red riding hoot!

I squeeze two fingers on the lever and the Ducati 1199 Panigale S I’m riding shocks me with the fiercest braking I’ve ever experienced on a motorcycle. I slow down to what I think is a magnificent entry speed for the first corner. And just then, two bikes go past me into the first corner, side by side, both drifting their rear wheels at a crazy angle.

The only thing keeping my jaw from hitting the tank is my helmet’s chin strap. Those two gentlemen, by the way, happen to be two motorcycling legends – Troy Bayliss and Loris Capirossi. Yes, stuff like this happens at the Ducati Riding Experi-ence, part of the Asia Ducati Week 2012. And it can be a bit too much to take, really.