About Ducati

The unmistakable perfectly pitched purr of a Ducati is impossible to beat. With its impeccable design, this motorbike is adored and coveted right the way round the world. Ducati motorbikes have been imagined, designed and assembled with microscopic attention to detail. Even in today's mass-produced society, every single Ducati is hand-made.

In 1950 Ducati launched its first Cucciolo-inspired motorcycle: a 48cc bike. It weighed 44kg and had a top speed of 40mph and a 15mm carburettor.

Throughout the 1950s Ducati continued to nurture its designs, such as the Ducati desmodromic system, which went on to become one of Ducati's defining features. Ducati roared into the motorcycle history books in the 1960s with the fastest 250cc bike available. In the 1970s Ducati continued to push the boundaries of innovation and beauty by producing large-displacement V-twin motorbikes. In 1973 Ducati unveiled their hallmark V-twin desmodromic valve design.

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Popular Ducati Motorcycles

Fabio Taglioni was the designing genius behind Ducati Motorbikes in the 1950s. He created a wide range of designs, from a single-cylinder bike that was a favourite in local street races to the large-capacity twin-cylinder darlings in the 1980s. In 1979 Ducati launched the Pantah, the first Ducati bike blessed with belt-driven camshaft motors, paving the way for contemporary Ducati V-twins. The Ducati SuperSport (SS) of the 90s was an update of the Pantah engine. In fact, all current Ducati engines are spin-offs from the Pantah, with its distinctive feature of using a toothed belt to trigger the valves. Below is a selection of the most popular Ducati motorcycle models, click on one of the buttons to view tyre options:

Ducati Diavel

The Ducati Diavel has a four-valve, desmodromic, liquid-cooled L-twin, 1198.4cc engine packed inside a steel trellis with a cast aluminium rear subframe.
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Ducati Hypermotard

Designed by Pierre Terblanche, the Ducati Hypermotard was introduced at the 2005 EICMA trade show in Milan. It has a 1,078cc, dual-spark, desmodromic, aired-cooled two-valve 90° V-twin engine with fuel injection and weighs just under 180 kg.
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Ducati Monster

The Ducati Monster muscle bike was designed by Miguel Angel Galluzzi and has been manufactured since 1993. The Monster's simplistic design resulted in it becoming a firm favourite for custom motorcycle builders, showcasing their creations at competitions like the Monster Challenge.
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Ducati Multistrada

First produced in 2010, the Ducati Multistrada models include selectable engine mapping and traction control that is adjustable through eight levels, known as DTC (Ducati Traction Control).
Ducati Multistrada Tyres

Ducati Scrambler

The Ducati Scrambler has a L-twin, air-cooled, 4-stroke desmodromic engine and the retro design incorporates some of the elements of both the Scrambler dual-sport single engine motorcycles from the 1960’s and 70’s and motocross elements, such as the handlebar and brake pedal.
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Ducati Multistrada 1000DS

The Ducati Multi Strada series of V-twin "street trailie" motorcycles first appeared in 2003, with the 1000DS reaching the streets in 2005. The series was designed to be something of an all-rounder, appealing to both the touring and sports markets with some track racing capability thrown in too (top speed is around 138 mph).
Ducati Multistrada 1000DS Tyres

Ducati Desmosedici 1000

The Ducati Desmosedici has been in production since 2003. This handsome bike is a four-stroke, V4 engine racing bike which was originally made for MotoGP racing.
Ducati Desmosedici 1000 Tyres

Ducat Sportclassic GT1000

If you’re looking for the ultimate touring bike then the Ducati 1000 GT Sportclassic could just be it. Combining style, elegance and plenty of raw performance and power, this is a grand tourer par excellence, harking back to the timelessness of the original 1970 Ducati GT bikes.
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Ducati Monster 1000 IE

the Ducati 1000 Monster IE include its ride-height adjustment which allows riders to customise the steering to suit their riding style, as well as the road conditions. This bike also offers a comfortable riding position, with an easy-to-read speedometer and generally good fuel economy.
Ducati Monster 1000 IE Tyres

Ducati Superbike 1098R

The Ducati 1098 was built around a brand-new engine, the Testastretta 1099cc V-twin. No superbike before it had ever had the power to weight ratio of the 1098 R, (171 kg and 180 hp).
Ducati Superbike 1098R Tyres

Ducati Hypermotard 1100

Ground zero for Ducati came in 1986 with the development of the Pantah, the superbike that shares its DNA with all modern Ducati models including the superbly muscular Ducati 1100 Hypermotard. This supermoto model is light and incredibly agile yet offers a superbly comfortable ride with plenty of flexibility in the riding position.
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