After a big refurbishment the Ducati museum has re-opened, and now it includes road bikes
Ducati's new museum: lots of white emulsion and some nice red V-twins.
DUCATI’S FACTORY MUSEUM has re-opened after refurbishment. Previously the bikes on display were almost exclusively racing bikes, but the emphasis has been shifted so that there are now 18 road bikes among the 44 machines on show. The re-working of the museum, which attracts 40,000 visitors a year, was arranged as part of the firm’s 90th anniversary celebrations. It was opened by Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Admission costs 10 euros and it’s open Monday-friday, and Saturday mornings, but check opening times before visiting.
Take your shoes o and don't touch
Time for a last ride on the old nails before winter, though after its Beamish Trial triumph (see p122) my Matchless has thrown a strop. Oh well, I’ve got all winter to fix it.