Apparently the higher-ups at Ducati are trying to make sure they go to the right place when it finally comes time to meet their maker. You see they’ve just given Pope Benedict XVI twin Multistrada 1200S motorcycles to be used by His Holiness’s special police force, the Vatican gendarmerie. The bikes were even custom painted yellow and white which is apparently the papal paint scheme. For Ducati this was a momentous occasion and something that Ducati has taken much pride in.
Ducati’s CEO Gabriele Del Torchio stated that, “This meeting for us, for all women and men working in Ducati, is of particular pride,and confirmation of our every day efforts throughout the company. A symbolic gesture with which we want to witness the appreciation of Ducati to the Magisterium of the Pope, it achieves the message of hope and confidence addressed to the world of work contained in the Encyclical “Caritas in Veritate.”
Now I’m not sure if the Pope the is a hip guy or not as that’s not my area of expertise, but who knows, maybe one day we’ll catch His Holiness doing a single peg cross-up wheelie through Vatican Square. Hey, it could happen…