While we all dream of sunny days and great traction, sometimes the weather just doesn’t cooperate. Many manufacturers, in fact, will call it a day when rain falls, but leave it to the Italians to spoon on Pirelli rain tires and let us loose. That’s the spirit! And while the torrential downpour kept the track wet, it couldn’t put a damper on my three brief sessions aboard this new middleweight twin, whose Ducati Traction Control and Pirelli rain tires were impressive, to say the least. Check out the video: It shows one of the greatest wet-weather riding days I’ve ever had.