sounds like a fun way to spend a hallowe'en...
Michael Jordan feeling the need for speed
Michael Jordan test drives a Ducati Desmosedici. -- Javier Soriano / Getty Images
October 31, 2004
VALENCIA, Spain -- Michael Jordan has mastered basketball, dabbled in golf, even attempted a career in baseball. Now he has his eyes set on motorcycles.
Jordan took a 230-horsepower Ducati Desmosedici for a spin around the Ricardo Tormo circuit on Saturday. He was invited by Carmelo Ezpeleta, the CEO of Dorna Sports, rights holders to the MotoGP World Championship.
"That was fun, but I only got it up to fourth gear," Jordan said. "I can't imagine what these things are like wide open in sixth."
Jordan took the track with MotoGP riders Sete Gibernau, Colin Edwards, Kurtis Roberts and Kenny Roberts Jr.
"These things have so much power, I was trying to pull a wheelie," Jordan said. "In the end, I was a bit too afraid so I just started waving."
Jordan professed a lifelong love for motorcycles and hinted he might be interested in owning a team.
"I've been into bikes pretty much all my life," Jordan said. "I started riding dirt bikes when I was 5. And I really like this MotoGP thing. Maybe I'd like to have a team one day, but I'm only learning this whole deal right now."