I started riding to get out of New York City, and now my club celebrates it!
Tigh Loughhead, Founder Gotham Ducati Desmo Owners Club
Sport Riding / New York, NY
Our Club Members: We are passionate Ducati riders. We celebrate Italian engineering and design, from the latest racing accomplishments and technology development with our family of Ducatisti across the world.
Our Club Experience: I've been amazed to become instant friends with other Ducati riders, and see the love of Ducati to be a truly global phenomenon. New York already a global city, but in the past year, we've had club leadership from Israel, Italy, Mexico, Germany, France and other countries stop through Manhattan and forge friendships for life. The bonds we create with members and among clubs transcend race, religion, politics or creed, and that's a beautiful thing in modern society.
Friends Through Riding: NYC can be a tough city, but most of my best friends are riders now. The family forged by the club is now even more important than riding. We support each other and our relationships, while rooted originally in riding, are stronger than friendships you could find anywhere else.
Why Was This Club Started? We started Gotham Ducati to support and facilitate the love of Italian motorcycles (especially Ducati) for New Yorkers in NYC. Riding a Ducati through the streets of New York City is a unique (and slightly crazy) experience, and the club was founded to celebrate what we do.
We have been in operation for 1 year!
Our Signature Ride: Several of our members participate in an early morning ride (really early, about 5-6am) that we call Harlem Superbike School. It's a core group of dedicated members that forego the other pleasures of a weekend and get up before it's even light out to go ride Italian motorcycles.
How the Founder Got Into Motorcycles: I started riding to get out of New York City, and now my club celebrates it. Riding a motorcycle demands presence and provides agency.
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