Ducati Motor Holding SpA is an Italian motorcycle manufacturer, founded in 1926 in Bologna (Italy) by engineer Antonio Cavalieri Ducati, Carlo Crespi, and three of his children, but it was not until 1952 when they designed their first motorcycle. Currently considered one of the biggest names in the field of commercial and recreational motorcycling.
In 1925 a society was founded as a manufacturer of radios and radio engineering in general. In 1935 production moved to Borgo Panigale (near Bologna factory above) where you build a new modern factory and with it, Ducati will start to expand into the international market. During the Second World War, the Borgo Panigale plant was bombed and destroyed, was saved and rebuilt machinery factory.
In 1952 Ducati designed their first motorcycle, the “Cruiser”, equipped with electric start, automatic transmission, and a 173cc engine, achieving great sales and further strengthening the company in the sector. In 1953 Ducati designed its first motorcycle, the model 98 (98
During the 70 Ducati focused on the area of motorcycle sports, getting big wins, and great fame. After the successful season, Ducati created a commercial version of the one used in the championship, the limited edition 900 SS Mike Hailwood Replica. In 1983 the company was bought by Claudio and Gianfranco Castiglioni and becomes part of Cagiva Group, which under his leadership would get important victories in the sports motorcycle industry created.
Ducati Logo Symbol
The first-ever Ducati Logo was incorporated in 1927 by the company and since then the company has made several changes in its logo. The current official logo is consists of a triangular shield having three colors, red on the top, white in the middle, and grey at last. Ducati is written on the red portion of the symbol while the grey portion has corse written on it.