And plenty of ’em. Ducati Island has grown from a bikini atoll to a land mass we’ll soon be disputing over with China, and Ducati North America lined up a bunch of its biggest hits. All the other major (and a few minor) manufacturers had their wares on display too of course.

Too bad Yamaha couldn’t get us a new FZ-10 in time for our ride up (and next week’s six-bike nakeds comparo). No sportbike needs a naked version of itself worse than the R1. And it would’ve been the only one with cruise control.

Too bad Yamaha couldn’t get us a new FZ-10 in time for our ride up (and next week’s six-bike nakeds comparo). No sportbike needs a naked version of itself worse than the R1. And it would’ve been the only one with cruise control.

Grom stunter Ryan Sandoval wows the next generation.

Grom stunter Ryan Sandoval wows the next generation.

It’s not just fast, it’s stupid fast...

It’s not just fast, it’s stupid fast…