RideAbout65.3 – Bike and Gear

Bike for 65.3


2009 Ducati Multistrada 1100S

2009 Ducati Multistrada 1100S


Windscreen: Zero Gravity.

Cruise Control: Kaoko Throttle Lock.

Rubber insert footpegs from Yamaha FZ-1 installed.

Crash sliders installed on frame and axles.

Powerlet rear and handlebar outlets installed.

Powerlet jumper cables installed.

Voltmeter installed.

Driving Lights: PIAA 510ATP with Strada Avventurosa LM-1 Light Mount Kit.

Security Lock: OnGuard.

Saddlebags: Ducati Performance with Liners.

Tankbag: Ducati Performance with Powerlet wiring for iPhone.

Bike Cover: Guardian Traveler.

Top Case: Givi TRK33N Trekker 33L.

Mirrors: Replacements from Moto-Science.

Centerstand: Ducati Performance.

Tires:  Michelin Pilot Road 3.

Carbon Fiber rear splash guard and chain guard.

Rear Seat Cover with tool compartment.

Operator Seat: Sargent’s Seats custom.

Horn: Screaming Banshee air horn and headlight flasher.

Rowe PDM-60 Power Distribution Module.

Heated Grips: Ducati Performance.


Helmet:  Shoei Neotec.

Jacket: Tourmaster Flex 3.

Pants: Aerostitch Darien (purchased in Jan 1995 – almost starting to get broken in).

Boots: Garne – G. King Aquatech Boots – waterproof.

Gloves:  Fox, Ducati branded Dainese DCP, and Moose Off-Road.

Heated liner & gloves: Warm & Safe/Firstgear

Raingear: Firstgear jacket & Frog Toggs pants.

Raingloves: Alpinestar Drystar ST-1.


ELECTRONIC and SOFTWARE (GPS, Phone, etc):  

Personal Locator: SPOT.

GPS 1: Garmin Zumo 660 with Motonamics Mount.

GPS 2: iPhone.

Laptop Computer: HP Lenovo.

Mobile Phone: iPhone.

iPhone Apps: Trip Journal, Hotel and Restaurants, Yelp and Urban Spoon.



Tom Carter
Franklin, Tennessee

Mechanical Engineering Consultant

Motorcycle Rider/ Racer/ Tester

Husband/ Dad/ Grandfather/ Great-Grandfather

Planet Earth Arrival 1947

First rode a motorcycle around 1958

Still riding today…