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Ducati Motorcycles

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Founded: 1926
Age: 94 years
Country: Italy
Website: www.ducati.com
Total series: 58
Active series: 10
Discontinued series: 48
The Ducati Company manufactures racing inspired bikes that are engineered to deliver excellent performance on the track. Ducati bikes are highly sophisticated and are reported to be the most desired bikes for the road. The bikes, sold in over 60 countries worldwide effectively indulge even the most extreme motorcycle enthusiasts with its high performance and handling. The technology incorporated into the bikes is state-of-the-art with engine features unique only to this label. With more than 50 years of experience in the field, the Ducati Company continuously makes significant innovations in engineering and bike design and has the reputation of being one of the top bike companies in the world.

Active series

Series
Produced
Variations
2015 - 2020
8
2011 - 2020
30
2007 - 2020
31
1995 - 2020
127
2002 - 2020
72
2015 - 2020
20
1968 - 2020
41
2009 - 2020
14
2003 - 2020
8
2016 - 2020
11

Discontinued series

Series
Produced
Variations
1984 - 1986
6
2010
4
2012 - 2014
10
1960 - 1978
6
1964 - 1967
4
1961 - 1963
3
1961 - 1974
24
1969 - 1990
24
1968 - 1974
15
1975 - 1983
12
1981 - 1998
13
2003
4
1987
1
1995 - 2003
18
2003 - 2006
13
1971 - 2002
36
2003
1
2010 - 2013
5
1989 - 1992
6
1974 - 1978
6
1993 - 1994
3
2014 - 2015
2
1975 - 2002
46
1989 - 1991
3
1991 - 1993
3
1994 - 1998
12
2016 - 2018
3
1999 - 2001
6
2002 - 2003
4
2003 - 2006
11
2007 - 2008
2
1961 - 1966
6
1959 - 1965
7
2007 - 2010
2
2006
1
2013 - 2016
4
1994 - 1995
2
2001
1
2002
1
1965 - 1968
3
2007 - 2010
5
2006 - 2010
10
1995 - 2002
14
1997 - 2007
26
2006 - 2012
20
2014 - 2017
2
2017 - 2019
6

Company timeline

1926
  • founded as Società Scientifica Radio Brevetti Ducati to produce vacuum tubes and other radio components
1935
  • establishing of new factory
1944
  • Bombing destroys factory
1950
  • first Ducati motorcycle 48cc bike weighing 44kg - Cucciolo
1953
  • company is split into Ducati Meccanica SpA (motorbikes) and Ducati Elettronica (electronics)
1985
  • Cagiva buys Ducati
1996
  • Cagiva sells 51% Ducati shares to Texas Pacific Group
1998
  • Texas Pacific Group buys almost all remaining shares
1999
  • Company is renamed Ducati Motor Holding SpA
2012
  • Audi buys Ducati