It’s Britain’s best road test route. A tough 250-mile mix of A and B-roads, a stretch of busy motorway, plus plenty of towns, villages, blind corners, ballistic straights, and a huge range of grippy to slippy tarmac. There are two cafés, an off-road section for adventure and trail bikes, track time for sportsbikes, and Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground and the dyno for hard and fast data when needed. You want answers? We’ve got ’em.
Round town we flick the Ducati into rain mode B4632 A44 A439 A46 A422
Out of town and with the weight off your wrists you’re laughing
B4525 A413 Super Sausage, A5 A5 A508 A509 A422 A45 A4280 A605
In standard trim it’s the Ducati that has the edge on everything except braking
Find some bends and the R6 is still up for some fun
You need to stick the R6 in a low gear to keep its engine singing sweetly