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The Ducati Story 6/e

by Falloon, Ian Code: 50416 Format: Hardback / 368 pages Publication date: 28/04/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: April 2018 Price: AU $75.86
The Ducati Story is brought right up to date in this new edition of Ian Falloon's authoritative book, covering the complete history of the marque. Initially under government control, Ducati went through several decades of ups and downs, characterised by dubious managerial decisions. Held together by the great engineer Fabio Taglioni, the father of desmodromic valve gear, Ducati produced some of the finest motorcycles of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s: the Marianna, desmo 125 single, Mach 1, 750 and Pantah. Taglioni also instigated Ducati's return to racing, and victory in the 1972 Imola 200 was the turning point. Mike Hailwood rode the 900 Ducati to victory in the 1978 Isle of Man Formula One race and Tony Rutter took four World TT2 Championships. Cagiva purchased Ducati in 1985, bringing a new engineer, Massimo Bordi, and new designs - most famously the Desmoquattro. In various guises this model dominated the World Superbike Championship during the 1990s, particularly in the hands of Carl Fogarty. Landmark models included the 916 and Monster, and, with the sale of Ducati to the Texas Pacific Group in 1996, the company continued to grow. The racing programme expanded to MotoGP and new model families were introduced. With control taken by the Italian company InvestIndustrial in 2006, Ducati embarked on the next era of development, Casey Stoner winning the MotoGP World Championship in 2007. Now under the Audi umbrella Ducati continues to thrive. This new edition includes a brand new chapter featuring all the models from 2012 up to 2018.
Format: Hardback
Pages: 368
Illustration: B&W THROUGHOUT
Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: April 2018
Publisher: VELOCE PUBLISHING LTD
Publication date: 28/04/2018
Country of publication: UNITED KINGDOM
Weight: 0 g
Dimensions: 270mm X 207mm
Code: 50416
1. Origins 2. Desmodromics 3. Production overhead camshaft singles (narrow case) 4. Oddballs 5. Desmodromics reborn and the wide-case singels 6. The birth of the V-twin: the 750 round-case 7. Imola and the Desmodromic 750 8. Production mainstays 9. The Isle of Man and the Mike Hailwood replica 10. The Pantah: 500SL and 600SL 11. Racing Pantahs and the 750F1 12. The Cagiva take-over 13. The 851: four valves and water-cooling 14. American buy-out 15. A new age 16. Back in Italian hands 17. 2012 to 2018 Appendix Index