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Ducati, the queen of vehicles

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It was when the three Kn. Ducati — Adriano, Bruno and — first founded the Company Radio Brevetti for the production of electric and mechanical

In harsh times like the period, the company managed to itself around thanks to a — or, more precisely, a engine mounted on a bicycle and as Cucciolo.

In the Fifties, the era of the first races, Ducati entered a of competitions with its Gran 100 and 125 — also called — designed by engineer Taglioni.

In 1990 the motorcycle company from Bologna won the International Superbike Championship, and a leading name in the field of racing for the following 10 years. its most famous motorcycles the 916, the 996 and the 999. At present, is enjoying new successes in the MotoGP

The TPG group, headed by Federico owned the company from to 2002 and achieved outstanding in terms of sales, going 12,117 units in 1996 to units in 2002. However, on 1, 2006 Ducati returned to ownership with the sale of Pacific’s stake (30% one share) to Investindustrial Holdings, the fund of Andrea Bonomi of Carlo Bonomi and nephew of Bonomi Biolchini, the legendary Exchange Lady).

And Bonomi has an ace in the Porsche. The leading sports car from Germany has in fact an industrial plan which is to revitalize the Ducati brand.

The headquarters also host a interesting Ducati Museum.

The Museum

The Ducati Museum opened in 1998. The exhibition is into two main areas: the one — shaped like an arc and of the bends of a racetrack — is theatrical than the other, as it the legendary Ducati motorcycles have won circuit and road from 1946 to the present The other main area of the — which is divided smaller sections — visitors with more information about the history of the while focusing on specific

In particular, the first section of the area is centered on Cucciolo and debut as a motorcycle manufacturing while the following section on Marianna’s successes in long-distance Twin-cylinder bikes and parallel trees — inevitably to the name of Mike Hailwood and to the mind of engineer Taglioni are the main topic of room n. 3. 4, on the other hand, is dedicated to return to official races its ground-breaking L-shaped twin-cylinder — the ones which help Paul Smart win 200 Miglia in 1972, and grant place to Mike Hailwood at the Trophy in 1978.

Room 5 focuses on the Pantah engine, the key to for TT2 and 750F1 bikes in major throughout the Eighties. Finally, the section of the area describes the of the revolutionary four valve created by Bondi and Mengoli in and a key to the company’s success in the Superbike

At the end of the exhibition is a presentation of the latest models.

Visitors can also a short tour of the company’s and get familiar with the different of their production process.

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A 27-time record

Soon after the end of WWII, Ugo had the honor of bringing the first motorcycle into the limelight. His was in fact a micro-cycle named and equipped with a small single-cylinder engine. The Ducati had just started producing it.

Ducati Cucciolo

was a motorcyclist from the Brianza who had achieved outstanding results in races. However, he became for breaking the Class 1 world for 27 times on his Ducati Cucciolo. 1, which applied to motorcycles engines up to 50cc, had been soon after the end of WWII as a of the incredible success of this of vehicles.

However, nobody had yet tried to use motorcycles to compete.

Tamarozzi therefore start from with no reference points to his results with. He rode for 6 at an average of 55 km per liter and filled up once. He would in fact a series of records — distance and halfway time.

On May 16, he tried to break a new record the 12-hour duration, specifically. time he would race Glauco Zitelli, another driver of small-engine motorcycles. the bad weather, the two managed to smash all records which, incidentally, had set by Tamarozzi himself.

They managed to break 8 new records all related to 7- to 12-hour-long races.

that year, on November 13, and Zitelli tackled 48-hour-long in an attempt to set new records. They turns with other to complete their task.

The race started at noon. The ran 486 laps, during which the event timekeeper, never turns with any other thus breaking a record

The race was a huge success, and new had been set by the end of it, such as 24-hour and highest speed — at peaks of 76 km/h, a remarkable considering that the motorcycles nothing more than a bicycle.

Pirelli tires, Marelli spark plugs, carburetors and Regina chains to Cucciolo’s series of successes a sure sign of Ducanti’s and sponsors’ growing interest in races.

Cucciolo was the result of idea, occurred to SIATA Company for Auto and Aerial Applications) employee Luigi a lawyer from Turin. The started producing the motorbike in However, Cucciolo was so successful SIATA could not keep up the demand, and therefore an agreement Ducati was reached in 1946.

In all the different models it came in, was in production for thirteen years, 1946 to 1958. In fact, at only the motor unit was and the first real, complete would not be built until in 1952. The engine weighed 8 kilos and it could reach a of 35 km/h — 65 km/h for models.

Ducati Cucciolo
Ducati Cucciolo
Ducati Cucciolo

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