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Ducati 999 S
Ducati 999 S

Ducati 999

Birth of a Legend

Alan Cathcart and Marc

Format: 192 pages

Photos: 271 and 18 black-and-white photos


A book as much about the of Ducati as it is the 999 itself . Introduced in to acclaim and controversy, the Ducati 999 the spirit of the 916 series even as it in a new era in motorcycling. Like all Ducatis, quick, charismatic, and fun to ride on the or the racetrack. Yet it’s also comfortable and easier to use for day-to-day

These changes were the of an entirely new design philosophy by designer Pierre Terblanche, who set out to the 999 from the inside out. His to simplicity and thoughtful design has a bike with improved and control for riders. It also unprecedented manufacturing efficiencies for 999 has 23 percent fewer parts its predecessor, an astonishing reduction to on a motorcycle.

But the process that produced fundamental improvements was actually complex. Join us for a journey of as authors Alan Cathcart and Cook go behind the scenes at the factory in Bologna, Italy, for interviews with the designers, and test riders who created the most important motorcycle in a

Ducati 999 S
Ducati 999 S

Each has his own story to tell of the tools, and technology that used to create this motorcycle, as it evolved from the design sketches through core and clay mock-ups to and various test models. evolution is brought to life hundreds of original photographs chronicle the bike’s development and and take you inside Ducati’s RD facility, including the off-limits development and engine development

Ducati 999: Birth of a also tells the dramatic of Ducati’s history and heritage, how it grew into a superbike and a brand revered by the most riders in the world.

Following are excerpts from press release distributed at the Motorcycle show and early of Ducati 999: Birth of a

This is the best book ever been involved in . and Marc have done a job presenting the challenges of developing a new and the photographs, illustrations, and design are This book is as much the people of Ducati as it is the 999 itself. Ducati Creative Director, Gross

I’ve known the engineers and at Ducati for many years as and personal friends. That me tremendously in telling the story of the development. — Alan

We had absolutely unprecedented access and from Ducati. I’ve to many factories, but none Ducati. High-tech design and walk arm-in-arm with charm and rampant enthusiasm . Marc Cook

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