Ducati Ducati and the prancing horse

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Ducati 125 Bronco

Francesco Baracca on its plane, not yet with the prancing horse

Ducatisti, upon visiting our or leafing through books on history, have posed an question: Why do some Ducatis of the bear a prancing horse identical to that of Ferrari’s?

For a time, our racing motorcycles and a road version (called in Europe and Bronco in the U.S.) on their side panels a identical to that of the Ferrari For those fond of old stories Ducati, the symbol helped our motorcycles as Ferraris on two wheels.

Around 1956, Fabio Ducati’s head engineer, for and received approval to paint the horse on our motorcycles. The first donning this symbol was the 125 Camshaft Desmo of 1956, debuted and won the Sweden GP of that

Later, other motorcycles as the Marianna. several versions of the 175 F3, and the 250 Twin-cylinder of Mike Hailwood TM the recognizable horse.

The reason why chose the prancing horse is very simple: Fabio was born in Lugo di Romagna, a 35 km from Bologna. This town was the birthplace of the most Italian personage of the First War, Major Francesco the Italian ace fighter pilot, who 34 victories in air battles on the Italian and then was … on June 19, on Mount Montello.

Francesco Baracca was an official of the In 1915, upon the outbreak of war Austria-Hungary, he took his pilot’s When Baracca reached his he decided to personalize his airplane by the fuselage with a black on a white cloud.

Many historians of World War I that Baracca painted the not so much as a reminder of his past as a officer, but to pay tribute to the cavalry to which he belonged, the Second Cavalry. Indeed, this emblem depicted a silver horse

against a red background.

Ducati 125 Bronco

In 1923, five years the … of Francesco Baracca, his Countess Paolina Biancoli, the symbol of her son to Enzo Ferrari as a luck piece. That Ferrari ran the Lugo Grand with his stable, then with Alfa Romeo Ferrari had no symbol for his team at the so he used the black horse a yellow shield and placed a band across the top.

The represents Modena, Ferrari’s

An interesting fact is that horses used by Ferrari and have their tails up, whereas Baracca’s original had its pointed down.

The decision by the management of the era to fold the official team owing to the high as well as a lack of respect for the of the symbol, resulted in the disappearance of the from the side panels of our

Thus an incidental link between the rosse on two and four consolidated by the history of two legendary

Ducati 125 Bronco
Ducati 125 Bronco

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