Ducati Motor Holding is motorcycle manufacturer based in Italy. Ducati makes world-class racing and street motorcycles. Three brothers, Adriano, Marcello and Bruno Ducati together founded the company in 1926 which was then known as Societa Radio Brevetti Ducati. Initial Read more...
Ducati Motor Holding is motorcycle manufacturer based in Italy. Ducati makes world-class racing and street motorcycles. Three brothers, Adriano, Marcello and Bruno Ducati together founded the company in 1926 which was then known as Societa Radio Brevetti Ducati. Initially the company used to produce vacuum tubes, condensers and other radio components in Bologna factory, after making huge profits the brothers inaugurated a new factory at Borgo Panigale.
In 1950, Ducati firm finally came up with small 60cc displacement engine based motorcycle with top speed of 64km/h. Three years later company management parted ways resulting in two different companies Ducati Meccanica SpA and Ducati Elettronica. Dr. Giuseppe Montano took over Ducati Meccanica which manufactured motorcycles. In 1960s, Ducati name became very popular after they produced the fastest 250cc road bike. A decade later, the company began production of iconic L-twin engines angled at 90 degree.
Modern Ducati engines with trademark ‘desmodromic valve’ were first released in 1973 which are known for their smoothness and torque. In 1985, Caviga bought Ducati and had intentions to rebadge the brand with lesser-known Caviga but changed its mind and stayed with the Ducati brand name. Ducati administration changed many hands in a short period of time with Texas Pacific Group buying 51% stake of the company in 1996, just two years later TPG brought rest 49% and renamed the company as Ducati Moto Holding SpA. In late 2005, Ducati returned to Italian ownership of Carlo and Andrea Bonomi.
In India Ducati reaches the customers through Precision Motor India Pvt. Ltd. who are the sole distributer and service provider of Ducati Motorcycles in India. Ducati offers all of its product line up in India through CBUs which are brought here on order.