Visitors to the 2013 EICMA show in Milan voted the new Ducati Monster 1200S the “Most Beautiful Bike of Show”. The new Monster powered by Ducati‘s liquid-cooled 11-degree Testastretta engine received the most votes out of more than 10,000 ballots to win the honor. Second place went to the Turismo Veloce 800 from MV Agusta, […]
Italy Recognizes Cultural Importance of Ducati Museum
Italy’s Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities has granted official recognition to the Ducati Museum in Bologna, Italy, for it’s cultural significance.
The Museo Ducati‘s archives have been deemed to be of such cultural importance, they deserve to be part of Italy’s national archive.
First opened in June 1998, the museum houses documents form Ducati‘s technical archive as well as a vast collection of engines and motorcycles. The museum records Ducati’s history since 1946, when it emerged from the Second World War as a builder of motorized bicycles. Prior to the war, the company existed as Societa Scientifica Radio Brevetti Ducati, a manufacturer of vacuum tubes and other radio components.
The museum’s collection includes several historic motorcycles including a Ducati Cucciolo motorized bicycle; the streamlined 1956 Ducati Siluro 100cc which set 46 speed records; a 1980 Ducati 600 Pantah TT2, the first Ducati with a trellis frame, and race bikes ridden by legends such as Marco Lucchinelli, Carl Fogarty, and Troy Bayliss.