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In 1926 the Ducati and other Bolognese investors the Società Radio Brevetti in Bologna.

Their aim was the production of components for the growing field of transmissions, based on Adriano patents.

The first product, the condenser for radio equipment, followed by others, was extremely throughout the world, allowing the to expand by leaps and bounds, and it the respect of the international industrial


On June 1, 1935, the of the factory in Borgo Panigale was

The new complex was an extremely modern and project, with the objective of an industrial and technological center in

During this time the industry further developed and opened branches and offices in Paris, New York, Sydney and assuring direct service and to its clientele in all the major world


The Second World War was hard on Ducati: the Borgo factories were razed to the in 1944. Fortunately, the Ducati spent the duration of the war studying and new products to be introduced to world at the end of the conflict.

In 1946, the Cucciolo the small auxiliary motor for destined to become the most in the world. First sold in an box to be attached to the bicycle, it soon a frame of its own, which was by Caproni in Trento (another brand in the aeronautical field) and on a Capellino patent.

In a short the Cucciolo became a real motorcycle.

Thank to the Cucciolo’s and that of its descendants, Ducati an affirmed trademark in the mechanical


1952 saw the birth of the Cruiser 175 cc, with an electric and automatic transmission.

In 1953, Ducati unveiled an and spartan 98 cc, which was soon to 125 cc.

In 1954, a person arrived to become a myth in the motorcycle engineer Fabio Taglioni. at the Tecniche of Imola, Taglioni had constructed motorcycles of original character and astonishing performance. The design, avant-garde and non-conformist, was at the races.

From his debut at the engineer tried to demonstrate the of his solutions, participating in long-distance such as the Milano-Taranto and Giro

By the end of 1956, Ducati production a four … Tourist 174 and and Sport models, capable of performances (110-120-135 km/h). At the Milan Salon, the above-mentioned appeared together with an model.

During 1958, also produced the 200 cc Elite. also marked the triumph of the system, which engineer had been developing since This project resulted in the twin-cylinder 250 cc of 1960, ordered Ducati by the world famous racer Mike HailwoodTM, who requested a machine of superior


The crisis of the Italian market continued throughout the with significant declines in which also affected The introduction of utility cars, the being the Fiat 500, was the cause of this collapse, with the withdrawal of some of the Italian motorcycle brands the racing scene in 1957, Gilera, Moto Guzzi and

The state administration hence to make drastic spending in the management of the Borgo Panigale in both racing and road manufacturing. Ducati went a sort of hibernation, from it would only start to from the mid ‘60s onwards.

this period, projects on foreign markets, which only converted for the Italian and market in the years to come. saw the launch of the Scrambler 250 on the US market, was to become a generation icon, on the Italian market. Moreover, in the ‘60s, one of the most ambitious and projects was developed, the Apollo, saw the creation of the very first 90 L-twin engine.

In 1964, the 250 cc model was added to the roster of commercial single in the Diana, Monza, Aurea, later, GP types, capable of 150 km/h — really performance for the time. This directly influenced all subsequent cylinders until the famous 350 and 450 cc Scrambler.

In 1967 Ducati to revolutionise its engines, introducing the system which, until had only been used on bikes. Two new engine displacements 350 and 450cc, were thus and went on to be widely used during the first half of the Despite not being able to compete in racing competitions, developed the Mach 250, of exceeding the 150km/h threshold, gained it a special place in the of all sporting enthusiasts.

In 1968, bewitched bike aficionados the fabulous performance of the 450 Mark 3D than 170 km/h), the first Ducati with desmodromic

Finally, in 1969, also due to the of the first Japanese maxi-bikes on the and European markets, the Italian started to update their and reorganise their factories. It was in year that Ducati its factory plant in Borgo creating new production areas and a new area were the first racing and road bikes produced, the 500 GP and the 750 GT.


In 1972, the success attained in America in the of the sixties with the Scramblers, proposed utilizing the same on the Italian market, with it had incredible success, especially the desmodromic 450.

The end of the 1960s with the boom of the maxibikes. again, engineer Taglioni Ducati with the winning On April 23, 1972, Ducati to racing, participating in the Imola 200 with a new twin cylinder 750, entrusted to Paul and Bruno Spaggiari who finished and second.

The exceptional 750 Supersport was created in to the spectacular race.

In 1978, Hailwood, who had grown up with the single cylinders, got back on the for the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy, the public and fans with his win at the 1 TT on the mythic mountain. The bike was a elevated to 900. In recognition of his effort, Ducati created the limited edition 900 SS Mike Replica.


In 1983, was purchased by Claudio and Gianfranco and became part of the Cagiva With this change of the group was in the hands of two great and racing fans, who together Ducati to the triumphs of the Superbike

The adventure began in 1988 Marco Lucchinelli on his superb constructed by engineer Massimo

Under the management of the Castiglioni Ducati expanded its share of the market, introducing new models, the supply of large displacement and intensifying the company’s commitment to


Ducati’s commitment to the SBK from 1990 allowed it to its dream of winning its first with the Ducati 851 just two later, the first twin-cylinder with a 4-valve Desmoquattro The French rider, Raymond won the first riders’ title for the team in 1990. This was the start of an incredible run up the championship for Ducati, with bikes on the standard production models.

these years, in fact, raced with its 851, 916 and 996 bikes, totting up an amazing of titles with riders who legends in the history of the SBK, and foremost Carl Fogarty, but Doug Polen, Troy and Giancarlo Falappa.

As regards the production of road Ducati wrote one of the most and intense pages of its history. on the experience gained on the racing the 851 and 888 became the first road available to the general public and

1993 saw the launch of the Monster, a that is still Ducati’s commercial success, followed in by the 916, the bike that the history of road motorcycles in the and is still considered to be one of the most motorcycles ever built. Claudio Domenicali — a key in the new generation of Ducati engineers designed his Supermono bike, an and very successful project.

despite its success in SBK and significant in the road bike sector, was unable to avoid yet another brought about by the occasionally management policies of the Cagiva which was forced to sell to the American investment fund Pacific Group in September The new management team made extensive changes in its administration, and marketing policies that Ducati to the point where it one of the strongest motorcycle brands on the

Simultaneously, the launch of the ST family Ducati to enter the Sport segment of the market.

The new management together with the old group of responsible for product development, the company around posting after quarter of record and profits.

The great success of period was the Monster Dark, was the best selling motorcycle in in 1998 and 1999.

Ducati changing from a purely company to an entertainment company. It now a full motorcycling experience, on the technical excellence of its motorcycles but extending to racing, heritage, and apparel.

The first World Ducati underlined the newly found of the Ducati Community, bringing in Misano 10,000 Ducatisti all over the world.

The turnaround era on March 24, 1999 with the of Ducati Motor Holding at the New and Milan Stock Exchanges.

2000 was the year that the became the first motorcycle to be exclusively on the Internet; its success led to establish itself as a major on the Web by creating the Ducati.com website. The season closed with the Superbike Manufacturers’ Title, the forced retirement of Carl Fogarty after a bad fall at the end of

In 2001 the Italian factory the production of 100,000 Monsters 1993 and presents the Multistrada. On the front Troy Bayliss won the Superbike Championship on the 75th of the company’s founding and Ducati announced its intention to take in the GP World Championships from onwards with their new engine.

This was also the that Ducati organised the rider’s school for women and the Motogiro d’Italia back many years. 2001 also be remembered for the deaths of Cavalieri Ducati, the last of the brothers who founded the company, and of Dr. T Taglioni, father of the 90° twin-cylinder still the hallmark engine of motorcycles.

2002 will go in history for the launch of the 999, of the Year according to the British News magazine, whereas, in the Superbike Championship, Ducati won its Manufacturers’ Title.

Finally, three years of intense efforts, in 2003 the Multistrada was on the This was also a special for Ducati Corse with the to the Grand Prix with Troy Bayliss and Loris along with the Desmosedici V4 The results in this debut exceeded all expectations with a place overall in the Manufacturers’

In the World SBK Championship, Ducati won the Title again with Hodgson, along with the Title.

2004 World Week Edition exceeded the of the previous years and on the Misano stage, Federico Minoli, president and CEO, announced the next dream project: the RR, a limited-edition road replica of the MotoGP motorcycle.

November saw the announcement of the Hypermotard, set to begin in 2007. In December, the controlling holders of Ducati changed TPG to the Italian company Investindustrial.

In the Desmosedici RR was launched at the Italian in Mugello. The Superbike 1098, the of the 999, was also announced and Best Design.

2007 has an eventful year for Ducati, with Gabriele Del Torchio the new CEO in May, taking over Minoli’s former position. In the WDW2007 took over the Adriatico circuit once for four days and set records of type — over people and 20,000 bikes. is also the year that new bikes were released amazing success: the 1098, the and the Desmosedici RR.

However, 2007 be forever remembered as the year Ducati took its first World Title — the in 33 years for an Italian company won by Casey Stoner and the Desmosedici on September 23 at the Motegi track in

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