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Ducati : History and the Latest Launches

Let me tell you that Ducatis models are the most desirable motorbikes and the tale of their history starts way back in 1926 when they first began making radios.

Unfortunately, their start was not that successful as expected. The main reason was the WWII that targeted the entire Ducati factory with bombs. Yes, that was an insane and depressed phase Ducati went through!

However, this is how winners are born out of failures. It was in the post-war era that Ducati decided to manufacture motorbikes. Even then, they first went for Cucciolo, a kind of motor engine which purchasers can assemble themselves. 

Today, let’s see what Ducati faced over the years and their fantastic evolution in the motorbike community through branding strategies and manufacturing more racing boys.

Ducatis Motorcycles History: Are Ducatis made in Italy?

It’s fast because it’s Italian!

You may have probably heard this quote many times for Ducatis’s irresistible performance. Well, I have already mentioned the year, i.e., 1926, in which the Ducatis were born. In this year itself, the invention of the company was named Societa Scientifica Radio Brevetti Ducati, by the principal founder Adriano Cavalieri Ducati.

It’s the post-war era that let the Ducati introduce itself in the mobility range. So, they went into emergency motorization of bicycles during this period. The beginning of the 1950s also caused an urge to switch towards speed than the cheap and dependable transportation medium.

The period of the 1960s – 1970s opened new challenging opportunities for Ducati. Now, they have to make American bikers’ dreams come true with the advent of their racing Ninjas and maxi motorbikes.

It is after the 1980s that Ducati came into the supersport range and how their motorcycle community came with more sophisticated yet premium designs. Thus, the brand started reflecting the passion and premium style of every motorbike rider.

Even today, you can witness the success of Ducati with regards to the different social phenomena and events like World Ducati Week.

5 Most Exceptional Facts about Ducati

  • Ducati has never changed its headquarters location from the beginning until now, which is in Bologna.
  • Cucciolo was the first motorbike-related product that purchasers can themselves assemble at home with the bicycle’s frame.
  • Ultimately, they manufactured their first entire motorcycle primarily in 1950 based on the Cucciolo motor itself.
  • Each of Ducati’s motorbike is made by hand via skilled workers, also the reason for their higher price.
  • In 1953, the Ducati split itself into two entities: Ducati Electronica for its electronic components and Ducati MeccanicaSpA for motorcycle manufacturing.

Thus, this was a unique historical journey, and some facts Ducati survived over the years. Now, it’s high time to delve into the section of their best launches to date.

So, get set ready, all you two-wheeler community!

Ducati’s Latest Launches

Ducati Panigale V2

The middle range Ducati motorbikes are always the game-changer. And, this is what we can experience while switching from the 959 to V2 series of Panigale. So, the visual framework done in this motorbike, along with its two-wheeler accessories, is just breathtaking. The handling package and internal structure of V2 would never feel you lacking, rather always fulfilling.

Price: INR 16.99 Lakh (Ex-Showroom)

Key Specifications

  • 955cc Engine Displacement
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 17 Liters
  • Max Power: 155 PS @ 10750 rpm
  • Max Torque: 104 Nm @ 9000 rpm
  • Bluetooth Mobile Connectivity
Ducati Diavel 1260 S

Well, what’s the most attractive feature of the Ducati Diavel 1260 S? If you see it from the back, it’s the 240mm width of the tire itself to let people think of it twice. The unique style of Diavel 1260S makes it super appealing among other models. The exhaust system of this Diavel is underneath and thus more compact. There’s a sense of vacation while bringing the Diavel to life. Even though the engine heats up a bit, it can easily handle Indian traffic and roads.

Price: INR 19.25 Lakh

Key Specifications

  • 1262cc Engine Displacement
  • 17 Liters fuel tank capacity
  • Max Power: 157.7 PS @ 9500 rpm
  • Max Torque: 129 Nm @ 7500 rpm
  • 1600mm wheelbase
Ducati Scrambler 1100

The Ducati Scrambler is now available with three incredible models:

  • 1100 Dark Pro,
  • 1100 Pro,
  • 1100 Sporty Pro.

These motorbikes come in a whole retro-finish motorbike with lots of exciting features, including dual-channel ABS. You get pretty color options – Shining Black, Viper Black, 62 Yellow, Ocean Drive, Custom Grey, and Matte Black. The LED lights running across offer a red horseshoe at the back and a bright white ring at the front.

Price: INR 10.9 lakh – INR 13.7 lakh

Key Specifications

  • 1079cc Engine Displacement
  • 4.0 Gal Fuel Tank Capacity
  • Max Power: 83.5hp @ 7250rpm
  • Max Torque: 66.7lb @4750rpm

So, you probably can now imagine the reasons for Ducati’s popularity. Apart from the above, Ducati also is in limelight for its new Multistrada 950S model.

Thus, do stay tuned for more updates as we unscramble the latest Ducati models in our upcoming articles soon.

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