2020 Ducati Revs Laguna Seca

Rennie Scaysbrook | November 26, 2020

Ducati owners get a chance to spin laps at Laguna Seca with a few fast names.

2020 Ducati Revs Laguna Seca
Laguna Seca gets painted red for the Ducati Revs event with lead MotoAmerica Ducati rider Kyle Wyman taking center stage.

Ducati’s famous Revs event made its debut on the West Coast following the final round of the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship at Laguna Seca.

Ducati Revs has been going for 15 years and allows Ducati owners from all over the country to ride in a controlled environment and under the tuition of some big-time American racing legends. Roger Hayden, Jake Zemke and current MotoAmerica Ducati rider Kyle Wyman were all on hand to pass on information on bike setup, cornering lines and body positioning.

Ducati’s Superleggera V4 at 2020 Ducati Revs
Ducati’s Superleggera V4 was a massive hit at Laguna. The $100,000 mega machine is one hell of a bike to see up close and even better to ride. If you want to know just what the feeling is like to hold onto a bike worth more than some people’s houses, check out the video in the Cycle News 2020 Ducati Superleggera V4 Review 
Ducati SuperSports at 2020 Ducati Revs Laguna Seca
Ducati bought out a full range of machines to test, including a fleet of SuperSport machines (in white). We loved the SuperSport when we rode it in Spain a few years ago, which you can read more about in our 2017 Ducati SuperSport Review.

“This was a good opportunity to come here at Laguna Seca after MotoAmerica to have an end-of-year celebration,” says Ducati North America Marketing Manager, Phil Read. “We’ve had Revs on the East Coast plenty of times, but this is our first time at Laguna Seca. Our original plan was to do as many MotoAmerica rounds as possible where we do a Ducati ticket package—parking, meet and greet, tech sessions, coffee bar—because we knew with MotoAmerica we would have more presence racing this year with Kyle [Wyman] and later Lorenzo [Zanetti]. 2020 threw a wrench in that plan, but we held a Revs event following the Jersey round, and this is the biggest one we’ve had so far.”

Pirelli at 2020 Ducati Revs Laguna Seca
Pirelli was on hand with CT Racing to hand out tires (at a cost).
Kyle Wyman’s Ducati Panigale V4 R
Kyle Wyman’s Ducati Panigale V4 R. The Arizona resident endured a trying year in MotoAmerica, with crashes and occasional mechanical gremlins halting his charge. By the penultimate round at Indianapolis, he’d started to get the issues sorted and will be looking for a championship top three in 2021.
Roger Hayden and Kyle Wyman and Ducatisti
Roger Hayden (front, center) and Kyle Wyman (#33 beanie) show the assembled Ducatisti the way through the infamous Corkscrew. Trying to get this right is like trying to correctly fall off a cliff.
Ducati Streetfighter V4 S at Laguna Seca
We even got out for a spin on the Ducati Streetfighter V4 S. It’s great fun on the road and a real handful on the track. We’ll have a track test soon on this beast coming in Cycle News.

The Laguna Seca Revs set customers back $400 for the day and for that they got seven track sessions (thankfully free of the infamous Laguna Seca noise regulations), plus lunch and a chance to hang with Hayden and Co, and we were there to soak in the action. CN

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Rennie Scaysbrook | Road Test Editor Rennie Scaysbrook is our Road Test Editor. A lifetime rider, the Aussie made the trek across the Pacific to live the dream in the U.S. of A. Likes puppies and wheelies.