Why high risk? Do you know what bike your lover rides? If not this route could be troublesome. Sadly not all Ducati parts fit all Ducati bikes. High reward? Well take it from us, if your lover rides - say a Ducati Hypermotard - and hasn’t yet got a full Termignoni system, you will be buying not just the accessory of their dreams, but 10 years of bankable favors.
So how do you go about buying the right accessory?
Follow this simple guide:
Find out what bike your lover rides. This shouldn’t be that difficult. If in doubt visit our accessories page on Pure-Ducati.com and identify the bike. Alternatively, ask your lover’s biker mates. If they describe your lover’s bike as a ‘Hog’, you are probably in the wrong place. But as long as it is a Ducati manufactured within roughly the last ten years you are definitely in the right place!
Personal Shopper: We can provide personal advice from a real Ducati fan. If you need personal help in buying the right gift, just contact Adrienne on 954-788-9550 or on email (on our Contact page). Call Adrienne now!
Are you comfortably seated?
First, follow the clues. Is your lover built for (or inclined towards) comfort or speed? If you share your Ducati lover’s bike, then you might have shared the problem of either too high a seat, or one that isn’t comfortable enough.
Well here’s a good gift idea – a replacement seat. There are low seats, comfort seats and low and comfortable seats, and there are seats for riders, pillions and seats that are for both riders and pillions.
There are also racing seats. These are generally covered with Alcantara – a very clever kind of synthetic suede leather which ‘sticks’ to leathers. The last thing you want on a race track is to be slithering around on your seat.
And custom seats. This one is for the Ducati Scrambler. A bike that was created with individuality in mind – no two Ducati Scramblers should look the same. So there are three different seats for the Scrambler that are not only add some comfort, but indisputably add a lot of style.
So how do I pick the right seat? Just use this simple problem solver:
Rider’s bum numb on longer rides+
Check the bike model and look for a seat with the word ‘comfort’ in the description.
Pillion rider’s bum numb on longer rides+
Check the bike model and look for a seat with the word ‘comfort’ or ‘touring’ in the description.
Rider on tippy toes at lights+
Check the bike model and look for a seat with the word ‘low’ in the description
Rider sliding around seat at track+
If your Ducati lover rides any of these: Any model of the 848, 1098, 1198 or Panigale (also the Hypermotard/Hyperstrada) there’s a racing seat available.
I want my Ducati Scrambler to look more mine+
Pick one of the several custom seats avalaible.
Is your lover's Ducati loud enough?
If you aren’t a biker yourself this may seem like an odd question. If you are a biker then your bike can never be too loud. Other people’s bikes can be too loud (if you don’t ride a Harley then all Harley’s are too loud) but your own Ducati can never be too loud.
Of course judging whether your lover’s Ducati is loud enough is difficult for an amateur, but again we offer you this simple advice. Does you Ducati lover’s bike’s exhaust have the words Termignoni or Akropovic on it? These words are to Ducati lovers what the words Stradivarius mean to a violinist or Steinway to a pianist. They make beautiful music. If your Ducati lover is a total purist only a complete system will do. However, near elite noise status can be achieved with a ‘slip-on’. A ‘slip-on’ is what it sounds like. It’s the final part of the exhaust or ‘silencer’ (bit of a euphemism that), a full system replaces everything (including the catalytic convertor, so don’t do this if you or your lover are a tree hugger).
Is your lover's helmet stylish enough?
And – is it Ducati enough? OK we wouldn’t advise buying a helmet without a conversation first with your Ducati lover, but a new helmet that fits well could show your love and care for your Ducati lover in a number of ways.. There are basically two routes that the style-conscious Ducat lover can take: 1. A Ducati- themed Helmet. 2. The right colored helmet. .
All Ducati Helmets
So what happens if you’re still not sure what to buy the Ducati lover in your life? Well fortunately there is another route.
You can still show your appreciation of their Ducati passion and let your lucky Ducati rider choose their own gift.
Simply select a certificate from $25 to $1,000 and we will do the rest. You provide the recipient’s email address and we will send them a code which they can redeem on Pure Ducati.
Get Yours Now
This one may be more for the Ducati lover than the gift giver – but you can always save products to a wishlist on the Pure-Ducati.com website.
You can then share the page privately by providing it to your Ducati gift hunter. Don’t make hints – send them your wishlist!
Create a Wishlist
Returns & Exchanges
What if I bought the wrong thing? Unlikely of course if you used our guide – but hey you know, things happen!
Well we will happily exchange anything bought as a gift for something else. Provided that it sent back in original packaging and good shape within 30 days. See our full Returns Policy
Last dates for Christmas deliveries
For items marked as 'in-stock' the cut-off dates for Christmas deliveries* in the mainland US are as follows:
Standard Ground: 18th December
Express: 21st December
For destinations outside the mainland US: 14th December
For items marked as 'Delivered in 10-14 days' dates for Christmas deliveries* in the mainland US are as follows:
Standard Ground: 7th December
Express: 9th December
For items marked as 'Backorder' dates for Christmas deliveries* in the mainland US are as follows:
Standard Ground: 1st December
Express: 4th December
*Please note: These dates are only guidance designed to help you get gifts in time for Christmas. Pure Ducati is not in any way guaranteeing that these dates will be met.