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The First Two Ducati "Dirty Dozen" Members Get Badged

Redmond, Washington, United States

The badges aren't that big, but the effort to get them is substantial.

It takes a successful assault on 12 mountain passes in the heart of the Colorado Rockies to earn one of these elusive and exclusive awards. The first two Ducati Dirty Dozen badges were handed out to riders Spencer Hill and Cory Hanson during a ceremony at Ducati Redmond by Ducati North America CEO Jason Chinnock.

Each of the 12 curated mountain passes exceed 12,000 feet and present a challenge that calls for riding skill and endurance.

Hill and Hanson completed the feat last year over four days on a journey that offered unforgiving terrain, bad weather, and adventure riding mishaps.

The pair completed Schofield Pass, which is known as Colorado's deadliest, as well as Ophir Pass because Black Bear Pass was closed due to rockslides. You can find video of the journey on Camel Adv, which is Hanson's channel.

"This initiative reflects our commitment to providing Ducati enthusiasts with unique experiences that push the boundaries of exploration, ignite their passion for riding motorcycles and inspiring adventure," Chinnock said.

To get your own Dirty Dozen badge, you need to ride each pass and find the signpost. Then document your arrival with photos of you and your Ducati Desert X motorcycle while sharing the journey on social media using the hashtag #DucatiDirtyDozen and tagging @DucatiUSA.

The Ducati Dirty Dozen consists of the following twelve mountain passes:

Imogene Pass - 13,114 ft
Black Bear Pass - 12,840 ft
Cinnamon Pass - 12,620 ft
Engineer Pass - 12,780 ft
Corkscrew Pass - 12,220 ft
Hurricane Pass - 12,700 ft
California Pass - 12,900 ft
Stony Divide Pass - 12,588 ft
Tincup Pass - 12,154 ft
Cumberland Pass - 12,034 ft
Hancock Pass - 12,208 ft
Mosquito Pass - 13,185 ft

Hanson and Hill atop a pass. Ducati photo

Hanson and Hill atop a pass. Ducati photo

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22 days ago

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