Devonne Duerbaum, 22, a college student from Hollywood, Fla., on her 2009 Ducati Monster 696, as told to A.J. Baime.
My father has been taking me to motorcycle races since I was young, so I grew up around bikes. He always had Ducatis—which are beautifully designed Italian motorcycles. When I turned 16, I wanted one, but he wanted me to wait. Two years later, I graduated high school, took a motorcycle class and got my license. I came home one day and he said, "Hey, let me show you something."
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