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FUEL 16 litres @ 41.3mpg = 146 miles WEIGHT 210kg (kerb) POWER 113bhp TORQUE 71.3 ftlb at 6000rpm THE RIDER Andy Calton. Rid­ing for 30 years and still loves smelly old two-strokes HEIGHT 6ft 1in WEIGHT 95kg andy.calton@mo­tor­cy­cle­news.com My first few weeks with the Du­cati have been a bit of fa­mil­iari­sa­tion ex­er­cise. Try­ing out the var­i­ous en­gine modes (three) and fid­dling around with ad­justable screen (two po­si­tions), while dream­ing of great days to come. The screen can be man­han­dled into two po­si­tions and it’s do-able on the move once you’ve got the knack – al­though I’m not sure I’d at­tempt it in the rain with chunky gloves. I’ve ac­tu­ally found the lower po­si­tion bet­ter as my head seems to get caught in the tur­bu­lence when the screen is in its tallest set­ting. I’m also plan­ning a track­day and a high­mileage (1200-plus) tour of Scot­land so I should re­ally be able to put the Du­cati’s all-round abil­ity to the test.

Andy hasn’t quite got the knack of the screen

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