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48 1961-67
48/50 Brio 1963-67
48/1 & 50/1 Brisk 1961-67
48 / 60 - Cucciolo 1946-52
Ducati 48 Piuma / 48 Export / 48 Sport / 50 Puima / 50 Sport 1961-68
48 Rolly 1968
48 SL / Cacciatore 1964-68
50 SL / 50 SL/1 / 50 SL/2 / 50SL 1A / 50 SL2A 1966-68
55 / 55E / 55R 1955-57
60 1949-50
60 Sport / 65 Sport 1950-53
65T / 65TL 1952-58
65TS 1962-66
80 Setter / 80 Sport 1962-66
85 Turismo / 85 Sport / 85 Bronco 1958-63
90 Cadet / Cacciatore (Mountaineer) 1964
98 / 98N 1952-57
98 Bronco / Cavallino 1960-66
98 Sport / SS 1953-58
98T / 98TL 1953-58
   

100 and 100/25 Brio

1965-66

100 Cadet / 100 Mountaineer

1965-66

100 Gran Sport "Marianna"

1955-58

100 Sport

1958-60

125 Aurea

1958-62

125 Bronco 1960-66
125 Cadet/4 / Cadet/4 Lusso / Cadet/4 Scrambler 1967
125 Formula 3 1959-62
125 Gran Sport "Marianna" 1955
125 Regolarita 1970
125 Scrambler 1962-63
125 Scrambler 1971-72
125 Sport 1957-60
125 Sport 1961-64
125 Sport 1965-67
125T / 125TV 1956-60
125 TS 1961-63
125 Tourismo Speciale 1958-65
125 TV Testone 1962-68
160 Monza Junior 1964-67
175 Cruiser 1959-62
175 Formula 3 1957-62
175 Gran Sport 1957-62
175 Americano 1957-60
175 Sport / 175T 1957-61
175 TS 1960-63
175 TS 1964-65
200 Elite 1959-63
200 Elite 1964-65
250 Diana 1961-64
250 Diana Mark 3 1962-64
250 Desmo 1971
250 Formula 3 1960-62
250 GT 1964-66
250 Mark 3 1964-67
250 Mach 1 1964-66
250 Mark 3D Desmo 1968-69
250 Mark 3D Desmo 1970
250 Monza 1965-67
250 Monza 1968-72
250 Scrambler 1962-64
250 Scrambler 1965-66
250 Scrambler 1967-75
350 Condor Militaire 1973
350 Desmo 1970
350 Desmo 1974
350F3 1986-88
350GTL 1975-77
350GTV 1977-81
350 Indiana 1986-90
350 Mark 3 1968-70
350 Mark 3D 1971-75
350 Paso (prototype) 1987
350 Scrambler 1968-71
350 Scrambler 1972-75
350 Sebring 1965-67
350 SC (Sport Corsa) 1965-66
350 SCD (Sport Corsa Desmo) 1967-68
350 Sport Desmo 1977-79
350 Sport Desmo 1980-83
350SL 1983-85
350SS 1991-98
350TL 1983-85
350XL 1983-85
400F3 1986-88
400SS Junior 1989-90
400SS 1991-98
400SS (half fairing) 1991-98
450 Mark 3 1969-75
450 Desmo 1969-70
450 Desmo 1971-78
450 Scrambler 1968-69
450 Scrambler 1970-71
450 Scrambler 1972
450 Scrambler 1973-78
500GTL 1975-77
500GTV 1977-81
500 Desmo 1978-79
500 Sport Desmo 1976-83
500 Pantah Prototype 1979
500SL Pantah 1979
500SL Pantah 1980
500SL Pantah 1981-83
600SL Pantah 1980-85
600TL Pantah 1982-84
600 TT2 1982-84
600SS 1994-98
600SS (half fairing) 1994-98
620 Sport (full fairing) 2001
620 Sport 2003
650 Indiana 1986 - 90
650SL Pantah 1983
748 Biposto 1995-96
748SP 1995-97
748 Biposto 1997-98
748L Neiman Marcus Limited Edition 1998
748SPS 1998
748 Biposto 1999-00
748SPS 2000-02
748S 2001
748S 2002
748R 2001
748R 2002
749 2003
749 2004
749 Dark 2004
749 2005
749 Dark 2005
749 Martini 2005
749 2006
749 Dark 2006
749R 2004
749S 2003
749S 2004
749S 2005
749S 2006

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Ducati history
It all began in 1926, when two Italian brothers, Adriano and Marcello founded an electronics company in Bologna. Back then this was something quite rEVOlutionary, and they probably saw great future in the electronics industry. there family name: Ducati.

The company called Societa Scientifica Tadiobrevetti Ducati produced tubes and other electronic components for the army and because of this was subjected to heavy allied bombardments during the Second World War as it was considered a strategic target.

The company’s first motorcycle was born out of the cauldron of these war-torn times. Aldo Farinelli, who first thought of and then manufactured a small engine that could be fitted on a bike (a startling similarity to how Harley Davidson got their start), had to keep his plans a secret up until the end of the war as diverting any resources from the war effort was considered a capital crime by the fascists - then ruling Italy. As soon as the war came to an end though, the small engine (nicknamed Cuccioli- Italian for ‘puppy’) was offered to the public as a cheap means of transportation. (it could squeeze 100kms out of a liter of fuel) Soon Ducati started bulding a frame to the engine and thus the first official Ducati motorcycle was born. It was a 60cc bike with a top speed of 40 mph and was officially named ”50M”

 

 The year 1952 marked a cornerstone in Ducati history. It was the year it introduced its 65TS model at the Milan Show, together with the first 4 stroke scooter, the Cruiser.

In 1953, the company was split into two separate entities, Ducati Meccanica SpA which went on to produce motorbikes, and Ducati Elettronica SpA which continued the company’s tradition in electronics under separate leadership. It was also the year when the government appointed Giuseppe Montano as manager for Ducati Meccanica. Montano was a true biker at heart, plus he had a keen sense of commerce. He realized that in order to be competitive with other motorcycle companies of the era ( like Guzzi) Ducati needed to score race wins in two of the most prestigious races in Italy at the time: Milan-Taranto and Giro d’Italia


  Ducati got a racing edge over the competition - as far as engine power was concerned - an edge it seems to possess to this very day in the motoGP, by adopting positive valve control, also known as Desmodromics. This allowed its engines to reach rpms far superior to what the competition was capable of, and thus secure those extra few horse-powers it took to best the rest.

The company had its ups and downs in racing (winning the 1956 Swedish G.P, only to have the victorious rider die in an accident in Monza just before the following race) but its 125 Desmo was probably the first bike that would take them on the road to world-wide recognition.

The next successful racing model was the first 250cc model Ducati designed, winning almost all of its races and becoming a production model in 1961.

The model sold in the U.S., the Diana Mark 3 Super Sport went on to become the fastest 250cc production motorcycle in the world.

The 1970s brought the beginnings of hard times for the Bologna-based company. The invasion of Japanese-made superior quality motorcycles spelled doom for every European small-capacity engine manufacturer.

Ducati was one of the few who could hold off the “Japanese invaders” thanks to its engines which were beginning to be regarded by then as “marvels of modern engineering”

The company however, was not able to recover from the shock of dropping the small-to-medium capacity motorcycle-line, and by 1983 it was nearing collapse.
It was saved by Cagiva. The two companies agreed that Ducati would provide the engines for Cagiva’s Elefant and Alazzurra, the former racing successfully in the world-famous Paris-Dakar rally.

1985 was probably the year that shaped the manufacturer of the “Rosso”s into what we all know today. With the help of Cagiva, a new research facility was founded in Rimini. 

  The first ever “modern” Ducati to be born as a result of research in Rimini was the famous Paso. The company even tried its hand at creating a cruiser, the Indiana. The motorcycle to start winning races again for Ducati, and to mark the company’s exit from under the shadow of hard times, was the 851, built in 1985,.

This successful motorcycle later EVOlved into the 888 and then the 916 which established Ducati as a World Superbike superpower.

Getting into the World Motorcycle Championship was the last jewel on the Ducati crown. Here, despite the strong opposition and initial hardships Ducati is regularly scoring race victories to this very day.

As the bikes continue to be produced at the Borgo Paigale plant, the craftsmanship and exceptional company pedigree make sure no one has to look twice at a Ducati motorbike to know what they’re feasting their eyes on.