Ducati’s Foundations

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Ducati is an Italian company, designing and manufacturing motorcycles with the head quarters based in Bologna. Ducati is well known for sport bikes and street bikes with V-twin engine, known as an L-twin by the company.

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Antonio Cavalieri Ducati and his three sons founded Ducati in 1926. By 1935 Ducati were so successful they were able to build a new factory in Borgo Panigale, the production continued right through World War II despite the factories being repeatedly bombed.

Ducati’s first ‘light weight motorcycle’ was the Cucciolo bike, it was 48cc, weighing 98lb with a top speed of 40mph. Ducati soon disposed of the name Cucciolo (Italian for ‘puppy’) and switched to 55M and 65TL.

ducati-2As the market moved towards bigger bikes, Ducati created the 65TS cycle and cruiser, which was a four stroke motor scooter. There was a lot of interest in this bike at the 1952 Milan show, however the sales weren’t great and only a few thousand were made over a two year period.

1953 saw the company’s management split between Ducati Meccanica SpA and Ducati Elettronica, showing acknowledgement of both its motorcycle and electronics product lines. Ducati Meccanica SpA increased production to 120 bikes a day.

In 1960 Ducati finally earned its place in history by creating the fastest 250 cc road bike available at that time. In 1973 they released the V Twin with the trademarked desmodromic valve design.

Ducati’s fame grew in the 90’s with the help of Carl Fogarty, who won four World Superbike championships on Ducati’s. Carl was born in Blackburn, Lancashire and is known for the love of these bikes!

Volkswagen Group’s Audi subsidiary announced its intention to buy Ducati in 2012 for €860 million. AUDI AG acquired 100% of the voting right’s of Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. via Audi’s Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. subsidiary.

The Ducati brand is only becoming more popular with every year, Ducati Motor Holdings were very happy to report that sales for 2015 were up by 22% compared to 2014! Last year was not only Ducati’s best ever sales figures, they also managed get the Scrambler into the Global Top 10 bikes with 16,000 sold around the world.

Current Ducati Line Up:

Monster

  • 821
  • 1200
  • 1200 S
  • 1200 R

Multistrada

  • 1200
  • 1200 S
  • 1200 S Pikes Peak

Diavel

  • Diavel
  • Carbon

Superbike

  • 959 Panigale
  • 1299 Panigale
  • 1299 Panigale S
  • Panigale R

Hypermotard

  • Hypermotard 939
  • Hypermotard 939 SP
  • Hyperstrada 939

Scrambler

  • Classic
  • Urban Enduro
  • Icon
  • Full Throttle
  • Sixty2

Top 10 Ducati Bikes Countdown 2015

(These figures are from Jan – Jun 2015, Government’s registration records)

10. Multistrada 1200 S Touring (89 registrations)

This bike comes complete with luggage, Ducati’s semi-active Skyhook suspension and cornering Lights. The engine is 1198cc V-twin, with 160hp and 100.3lbft torque.

9. Diavel (95 registrations)

Ducati’s marketing line for this bike was ‘Don’t call me a cruiser.’ This bike has LED headlights and indicators, large air intake and new slash-cut stacked silencers. The engine is 162hp and torque of 96.3lbft.

8. 1299 Panigale (97 registrations)

This bike is beautifully styled, a twin cylinder superbike that is also known as user friendly due to the electronic suspension and rider aids. The 1299 has 205 hp and 106.7 lbft.

7. Multistrada 1200 (106 registrations)

Known as one of Ducati’s most ‘versatile machines’, this bike gives comfort and fun. The Testastretta DVT engine adjusts perfectly to the road. This bike gives flexibility when riding, with 160hp and 100.3 lbft.

6. Scrambler Classic (128 registrations)

The Scrambler Classic is aimed at people who appreciate the 70’s vibe, but who want the riding fun and comfort of modern bikes. It has aluminium front and rear mudguards, spoke wheels and brown vintage seat. This bike is more about style and slightly less power than the above, with 75 hp and 50 lbft.

5. 1299 Panigale S (146 registrations)

The 1299 Panigale S looks pretty much the same as the older model, but has some nice tweaks. Some of which are the new wider front fairing, styled air intakes, tail unit, larger screen and seat. The engine is 205hp and 106.7lbft torque.

4. Monster 821 (169 registrations)

The Monster 821 is one of the cheapest Ducati bikes and the sales reflect this. Ducati wanted to market to new and old audiences with this bike, which has been extremely successful! This bike has also been offered in a restricted version at 48hp in some EU countries. Usual power is 112hp and 65.9lbft.

3. Multistrada 1200S (202 registrations)

This is the Multistrada’s third appearance in Ducati’s top 10, showing how popular it is! This bike is said to be unbeatable on tarmac and comfortable on long distance travelling. This is another really versatile bike due to the Skyhook Suspension and refined electronics. Power of 160hp, torque of 100.3 lbft.

2. 899 Panigale (223 registrations)

The 899 supersedes the 848 model, although this is a smallish bike it still has a claimed 148hp and 73lbft of torque, not really aimed at a novice. It features redesigned intake and exhausts ports, a different cam profile and larger valves than those on the 848 Evo.

1. Scrambler Icon (291 registrations)

So the best seller..Scrambler Icon. The Scrambler flew past the predicted sales for the first six months of the year, even though it was not actually available until March. The bike is small at a seat-height of 790mm and weighing 170kg. The look of the Scrambler is based on the Ducati model made from 1962 – 1975, it is a classic looking bike but with the perks of new technology which has been extremely popular. The engine is an 803cc V-twin with a torque of 50lbf. Sell motorbike? If you would like to sell your motorcycle, get in touch with We Buy Any Bike.com, a well known and trusted bike buyer in West Yorkshire.

Last 15 Ducati’s We Buy Any Bike bought:

  1. 1. Multistrada 1000ds bought from Bristol
  2. ST2 Ducati bought from Newcastle
  3. Panigale 1299 bought from Portsmouth
  4. Hypermotard bought from Carlisle
  5. Diavel bought from Cardiff
  6. Ducati 848 bought from Kent
  7. Monster 699 bought from Glasgow
  8. Hypermotard 769 bought from London
  9. Ducati 749 bought from Stevenage
  10. Panigale 1199 bought from London
  11. Ducati 1098s bought from Brighton
  12. Hypermotard 1100 S bought from Manchester
  13. Ducati 848 Nottingham bought from Sheffield
  14. Ducati 999 bought from Exeter
  15. Monster 699 bought from Peterborough

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Ducati

1000SS 1098 1098 TRICOLOUR
1098R 1098R TROY BAYLISS 1098S
1198 1198 R CORSE 1198 S CORSE
1198 SP 1198S 1199 PANIGALE
1199 PANIGALE ABS 1199 PANIGALE R 1199 PANIGALE S ABS
1199 PANIGALE TRICOLORE 1199 SUPERLEGGERA 1299 PANIGALE
1299 PANIGALE S 1299 PANIGALE S ANNIVERSARIO 600 SS
620 SPORT 748 BIPOSTO 748 E
748 R 748 S 748 SP
748 SPS 749 749 DARK
749R 749S 750 SPORT
750S 800 SPORT 800 SS
848 848 DARK 848 EVO
848 EVO CORSE SE 848 EVO DARK 899 PANIGALE ABS
899 PANIGALE ABS – RED 899 PANIGALE ABS – WHITE 900 FE
900 SS 900 SUPER LIGHT 900S
916 SENNA 916 SPS 916 SPS FOGARTY REPLICA
916 STRADA 959 PANIGALE – RED 959 PANIGALE – WHITE
996 BIPOSTO 996 SPS 996R
996S 998 BIPOSTO 998 FINAL EDITION
998 MATRIX 998R 998S
999 999 BIPOSTO 999R
999R FILA 999R XEROX 999S
DESMOCEDICI RR DIAVEL DIAVEL – DARK STEALTH
DIAVEL AMG SE DIAVEL CARBON DIAVEL CARBON – RED
DIAVEL CROMO DIAVEL DARK DIAVEL STRADA
DIAVEL-CARBON GT 1000 GT 1000 TOURING
HYPERMOTARD HYPERMOTARD – BLACK HYPERMOTARD – RED
HYPERMOTARD 1100 HYPERMOTARD 1100 EVO HYPERMOTARD 1100 EVO SP
HYPERMOTARD 1100 S HYPERMOTARD 796 HYPERMOTARD 939 – RED
HYPERMOTARD 939 – WHITE HYPERMOTARD 939 SP HYPERMOTARD SP
HYPERSTRADA HYPERSTRADA 939 M1000S i.e. MONSTER
M600 MONSTER M600 MONSTER DARK M620 i.e. MONSTER
M620 i.e. MONSTER DARK M620S i.e. MONSTER M750 i.e. MONSTER
M750 i.e. MONSTER DARK M750 MONSTER M750 MONSTER DARK
M800 i.e. MONSTER DARK M800S i.e. MONSTER M900 i.e MONSTER DARK
M900 MONSTER M900 MONSTER DARK M900 MONSTER METALLIC
M900 S MONSTER MONSTER 1000 MONSTER 1000S
MONSTER 1100 MONSTER 1100 ABS MONSTER 1100 EVO ABS
MONSTER 1100 EVO ABS 20TH ANNIVERSARY MONSTER 1100 S MONSTER 1100 S ABS
MONSTER 1200 MONSTER 1200 R – BLACK MONSTER 1200 R – RED
MONSTER 1200 S MONSTER 1200 S – RED MONSTER 1200 S – WHITE
MONSTER 1200 S STRIPE MONSTER 620 MONSTER 620 CAPIREX
MONSTER 620 DARK MONSTER 695 MONSTER 696
MONSTER 696 20TH ANNIVERSARY MONSTER 696 ABS 20TH ANNIVERSARY MONSTER 696+
MONSTER 696+ ABS MONSTER 796 20TH ANNIVERSARY MONSTER 796 ABS 20TH ANNIVERSARY
MONSTER 796+ MONSTER 796+ ABS MONSTER 821
MONSTER 821 – RED MONSTER 821 – WHITE MONSTER 821 DARK
MONSTER 821 STRIPE MONSTER DIESEL MONSTER S2R
MONSTER S2R 1000 MONSTER S4 MONSTER S4R
MONSTER S4RS MONSTER S4RS TRICOLORE MULTISTRADA 1000
MULTISTRADA 1000DS MULTISTRADA 1000S MULTISTRADA 1100
MULTISTRADA 1100S MULTISTRADA 1200 MULTISTRADA 1200 + TOURING PACK
MULTISTRADA 1200 ABS MULTISTRADA 1200 ENDURO – GREY MULTISTRADA 1200 ENDURO – GREY + TOURING PACK
MULTISTRADA 1200 ENDURO – RED MULTISTRADA 1200 ENDURO – RED + TOURING PACK MULTISTRADA 1200 ENDURO – WHITE
MULTISTRADA 1200 ENDURO – WHITE + TOURING PACK MULTISTRADA 1200 PIKES PEAK MULTISTRADA 1200 S – RED
MULTISTRADA 1200 S – RED + TOURING PACK MULTISTRADA 1200 S – WHITE MULTISTRADA 1200 S – WHITE + TOURING PACK
MULTISTRADA 1200 S D-AIR MULTISTRADA 1200 S PIKES PEAK MULTISTRADA 1200 S PIKES PEAK LTD EDITION
MULTISTRADA 1200 S SPORT MULTISTRADA 1200 S TOURING MULTISTRADA 1200 S TOURING D-AIR
MULTISTRADA 620 MULTISTRADA S GRANTURISMO PANIGALE R
PAUL SMART 1000 LE SCRAMBLER CLASSIC SCRAMBLER FLAT TRACK PRO
SCRAMBLER FULL THROTTLE SCRAMBLER ICON – RED SCRAMBLER ICON – YELLOW
SCRAMBLER ITALIA INDEPENDENT SCRAMBLER SIXTY2 – BLACK SCRAMBLER SIXTY2 – GREY
SCRAMBLER SIXTY2 – ORANGE SCRAMBLER URBAN ENDURO SPORT 1000
SPORT 1000 BIPOSTO SPORT 1000 S ST2
ST3 ST3S ABS ST4
ST4S ST4S ABS STREETFIGHTER 1100
STREETFIGHTER 1100 S STREETFIGHTER 848 X DIAVEL

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