CLAS­SICS

Af­ter a big re­fur­bish­ment the Du­cati museum has re-opened, and now it in­cludes road bikes

BIKE (UK) - - CONTENTS - du­cati.com/ducati_­mu­seum with Hugo Wil­son

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 oΠand 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.

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