Ducati Multistrada Caption Contest Winners

Win a hardback copy of Rider Contributor Clement Salvadori’s book, 101 Road Tales!

Ducati multistrada and Pope Benedict
See Wining Captions at end of post.

Submit a ficticious, humorous, imaginative and non-offensive caption in the comments section below for the photo(s) posted in this blog entry. The best caption–as determined by Rider’s not-entirely sober editorial staff some night later this week or next–will win the book! It’s that simple! We reserve the right to delete any captions we don’t think are appropriate.

NOTE: Contest is over as of 9/24, winners are announced in the comments below.

Ducati Motor Holding recently made a gift of two Ducati Multistradas to Pope Bendictus XVI to be used as special escort vehicles for the Corps of Gendarmerie of Vatican City during official security duties for the Pontiff. Finished in the special livery of the Pontifical State, the bikes were delivered directly to the Pope’s summer residence in Castel Gandolfo, Rome on September 15. According to Ducati, this is the first time in history that the Vatican Gendarmerie Corp will use motorcycles in their security tasks. The 1200cc bikes were modified for the Gendarmerie Corp with a vertically telescopic flashing light mast, siren and radio communication.Here’s the real story:

Rider tested a Multistrada S Touring version in the June 2010 issue, and we’re currently working on a long-term test of a standard model with ABS.

See winning captions at end of post.

Thanks everyone for participating in our Caption Contest! The Editors of Rider have convened in the holy watering hole and the white smoke has risen. The winners are (yes, we’re giving a copy of Clem’s book to the top three):

1) Chuck Stafford on September 20th, 2010 5:40 pm
In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti. Vroom Vroom, Amen

2) Steve9000 on September 21st, 2010 6:28 am
If you twist the right hand grip all the way like this, you will see god.

3) Kyle Allen on September 21st, 2010 7:49 am
1st Photo- ‘Your Holiness, being Holy does not mean being impractical. This new Pope-mobile gets 50 MPG, is light and nimble for efficient commuting, and will help you to spread the word of God faster and over more varied terrain than any Pope before you.’
2nd Photo- ‘…and a second bike for one of the Cardinals to join you for some adventure riding after Sunday services…’

-Caption entries were taken from the old Rider blog @ Ridermagblog.com


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