The Com­plete Book of Du­cati Mo­tor­cy­cles

Old Bike Australasia - - EYES RIGHT -

Every model since 1946 By Ian Fal­loon.

Large for­mat hard cover 256 pages. Pub­lished by Mo­tor­books ISBN: 978-0-7603-5022-5 Avail­able from Pit­stop Book­shop Or­der Code 38345 RRP: $69.99

From midgets to Mon­sters, this book cov­ers every prod­uct from the Bologna fac­tory in the past 90 years, in chrono­log­i­cal or­der. It also deals with the highs and the lows of the fa­mous com­pany, of which there have been many. More than once Du­cati sur­vived by the skin of its teeth, the nadir be­ing the pe­riod of state own­er­ship in the late ‘sev­en­ties that all-but fin­ished it off. But with the bril­liance of de­signs like Tam­borini’s age­less 916 and even the era of Ca­giva own­er­ship and in­flu­ence, Du­cati has flour­ished to to­day rep­re­sent one of the world’s most recog­nis­able and pres­ti­gious brands, a fact not lost on cur­rent own­ers VW/Audi. As with all Ian Fal­loon’s books, this one is pro­fusely il­lus­trated and metic­u­lously re­searched, and pre­sented in such a way that it is a colour­ful and seam­less trip through time. A must-have for the Du­cati afi­cionado and the ca­sual en­thu­si­ast alike.

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