Ducati has given a preview of its 2013 Multistrada with a second generation Testastretta 11° engine and optional (and fabulously named) Skyhook Suspension - a semi-active suspension system. I'm off to Monza and Pesaro next month, and this looks just the ticket. Monza's nearly 900 miles from me, but Major Tom-Tom reckons that's 14 hours of riding, never mind fuel and food stops. Looks more like a challenge than a timetable if you're armed with the world's fastest armchair. Press launch is Bilbao this weekend, so with a bit of luck Ducati UK will have a new Multistrada back here by the time I need to leave. "Hello? Is that Ducati UK? I like the look of the Pike's Peak Multistrada and wonder if..."