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The Ducati company began as Societa Radio Brevetti Ducati in 1926, by brothers Adriano, Cavalieri, and Marcello Ducati Borgo Panigal Bologna, Ducati began by manufacturing components, diversifying into bicycles shortly after

A company called Societa per Applicazioni Tecniche Auto-Aviatorie began producing small engines designed to be mounted a bicycle frame. The engines dubbed Cucciolo , or little for the unusual exhaust-note emanating its short exhaust pipe.

At the end of businesses like Ducati and fell under the jurisdiction of the IRI for Industrial Reconstruction), a governmental that co-managed large companies.

Ducati Singles to 1973)

With the success of the engine, Ducati decided to with SIATA to produce its small-displacement motorcycle in 1950. The Ducati was called the was 55M (65TL), and a 60cc pushrod engine produced a top speed of 40 mph.

The 100 Gran Sport

The limited production 1954 100 Sport was designed by Fabio (Dr. T), founder of the now-defunct Motorcycles. The Gran Sport had a single-cylinder engine with a OHC driven by a vertical shaft conical gears, and a 10ј forward to the nearly vertical cylinder

The Gran Sport’s single-cylinder OHC design was the precursor for two decades of production at Ducati.

In 1953, Scientifica Radio Brevetti was broken into two separate Ducati Elettronica SpA, and the division of Ducati Meccanica Fabio Taglioni was elevated to designer of Ducati Meccanica in and his Gran Sport was upgraded to a double overhead cam (DOHC) in 1956.

100cc Gran Engine

As the popularity and performance of motorcycles grew with enthusiasts, they set out to position as a race-worthy marque.

The Ducati (Desmodromic) Engine

To develop horsepower race-capable engines such small displacement, it was to significantly increase the rpm range of racing motors. The 125cc Sport engine was capable of hitting the 11,500 rpm range, producing enough valve-float to piston with valve.

The principle of mechanically ‘forcing’ the to close, and not relying totally on a was first conceived in the late but was not put into practical use until the This mechanical valve became known as desmodromics , is Greek for desmos . meaning and dromos . meaning ‘course.’

motorcycle company M˜ndial with the idea of a desmodromic in the early 1950s, but soon the idea. Ducati first their own version of a desmodromic, or valve system in 1956, the design on their 125cc Prix race bike. The Desmo was capable of reaching a 14,000 to 15,000 rpm range, creating higher horespower.

The Ducati Desmo proved to be a competitor to the MV Agusta. which had dominated the 125cc GP class.

the 1950s, America’s newfound in Italian marques such as had prompted two brothers named and Michael Berliner to open the Ducati franchise in the United — the Berliner Motor of New Jersey. Berliner was soon to exert a great deal of in the design of new models that destined for the American consumer.

In the late 1950s, Ducati the 125 Monza and Monza ‘Super,’ and was now trying to squeeze as much as possible out of their 125cc with their retail moving to higher displacement

Fabio Taglioni steadily the reliability, displacement, and power of single-cylinder engine using cams, high-compression pistons, and SS racing carburetors, helping to win several Grand Prix over the next decade.

The 250cc Mach 3 Diana

moved into the 250cc category in the early 1960s, the introduction of the ‘Ducati 250′ and 3 (Mach 3) ‘Diana’ Super

Moving up the displacement ladder, introduced its first 350cc motorcycle in the mid 1960s, which was the ‘350 Sebring.’ By this US Ducati importer Berliner was for the reluctant company to start larger displacement twins could compete with and Harley Davidson .

In 1967, the Italian government over the day-to-day operations of through the holding company as EFIM ( Ente Partecipazioni e Industria Manifatturiera ), which now over 114 industrial companies Italy.

By 1967, Ducati SpA produced its first production (Desmo) consumer model, the 3D. The Ducati 450 cc motor was the company’s displacement model to date. for Ducati, the non-Italian buying was looking for 2-cylinder larger-displacement and Ducati would need to with the times to survive.

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The Apollo

By the mid 1960s, the Berliner helped to underwrite the development of first multi-cylinder engine. The having a launch date of 1965, was to be named the Ducati featuring a 1256cc 90ј V-four with two valves per cylinder. over 100 bhp, it would been one of the most powerful of the time.

Unfortunately for the Berliner the Italian government’s EFIM nixed the project, however the of the Apollo’s engine did lead to the of smaller displacement 90ј V-Twin in 1970. Ducati’s unusual of the V-Twin lead to it being to as the L-Twin.

Ducati Twins (1970 to — V-Twin 750GT

In Ducati’s first v-twin were designed primarily for use in Prix racing. Working Italjet founder Leopoldo Fabio Taglioni designed and several 500cc V-Twin Ducatis.

The Ducati 750GT

The first production v-twin was the 750GT, with bevel-gear two-valve cylinder heads, gastank, and painted silver The 750GT evolved over the decade to be sold as the 750 Sport, 860GT GTS, 900SS and Hailwood Replica.

Ducati moved to a belt-driven double camshaft (DOHC) system for GP bikes in 1973. The belt-drive were distinguished by their a forward cylinder head.

The ‘Pantah’ Series

Ducati’s use of the belt-driven camshaft in a production came in 1980, with the Pantah 500SL. The Pantah belt-drive would be the precursor for all v-twin engines to come. The also featured the first use of the now trellis frame, which the engine/transmission as a stress member, and pivot point.

The Pantah engined series for six years under the model 500SL, 600SL, 600TL, and the 750 F1 series which was the last of the line in 1986. The F1 was one of the premier of the 1980s, which were by the 4-valve 851 series.

The 750 F1, first in 1985, was designed by Taglioni, and was the production Ducati to use the Verlicchi-style frame with mono-shock suspension. The F1 used fully-floating and rear disc brakes.

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