Ducati delivered 36,662 motorcycles worldwide over the first nine months of 2013, according to the third quarter financial report from parent company Audi. An exact year-over-year comparison is not available however, as Audi only took control of Ducati on July 19, 2012, but Audi admits demand had declined mainly due to a weak economy in […]
Go Inside the Ducati Museum with Google Maps
The Ducati Museum in Bologna is a popular attraction for motorcycle enthusiasts vacationing in Italy, but if you can’t make the trip, Google has an alternative. The Internet giant has added a virtual tour of the Ducati Museum to its popular Google Maps application, allowing anyone to “visit” the 9150 square-foot facility.
To access the virtual tour, search for “Ducati Museum” or “Museo Ducati”, or by going to http://goo.gl/maps/jAHeL and zooming in to Street View mode. Once “inside” the museum, you can see exhibits such as Ducati’s MotoGP and World Superbike race machines and historic models like the original 1946 Ducati Cucciolo motorized bicycle.
The highlight is the main hall offering a timeline of motorcycles that played significant roles in Ducati’s racing heritage.
Unfortunately, you won’t be able to get an up-close look at the displays or use the multimedia exhibits. For that, you’ll have to be there in person.