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DUCATI STORY, THE

RACING AND PRODUCTION MODELS FROM 1945 TO THE PRESENT DAY (R535)

Falloon Ian , Taglioni Ing. Fabio

The Ducati Story - Ian Falloon’s authoritative history of the marque - tells the inside story of Ducati’s chequered path to glory, and describes every model, from the original 48cc... Read more
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The Ducati Story - Ian Falloon’s authoritative history of the marque - tells the inside story of Ducati’s chequered path to glory, and describes every model, from the original 48cc Cucciolo to 1996.

Initially under government control, Ducati went through several decades of ups and downs, characterised by dubious managerial decisions. Held together by the great engineer Fabio Taglioni, the father of desmodromic valve gear, Ducati produced some of the finest motorcycles of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s: the Marianna, desmo 125 single, Mach 1, 750 and Pantah.

Taglioni also instigated Ducati’s return to racing, and victory in the 1972 Imola 200 was the turning point. Mike Hailwood rode the 900 Ducati to victory in the 1978 Isle of Man Formula One race and Tony Rutter took four World TT2 Championships.

Cagiva purchased Ducati in 1985, bringing a new engineer, Massimo Bordi, and new designs – most famously the Desmoquattro. In various guises this model dominated the World Superbike Championship during the 1990s, particularly in the hands of Carl Fogarty.

Landmark models included the 916 and Monster, and, with the sale of Ducati to the Texas Pacific Group in 1996, the company continued to grow. 

Product specification

Binding
In hardback
Pages
160
ISBN / EAN
1852605359
Languages
English
Publication date
06/1997
Dimensions
21.5 x 21.5 x 1.5 cm

Additional information

Book type or Series
History

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