‘The seed that grew Du­cati’

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Feature -

“This is not a mo­tor­cy­cle, but it was Du­cati’s first ve­hi­cle. Af­ter the war, peo­ple in Italy needed cheap trans­port as they had lost ev­ery­thing and Aldo Farinelli at­tached an aux­il­iary en­gine made by Si­ata to a bi­cy­cle to cre­ate the Cuc­ci­olo. It would do 100km on a litre of fuel, 50kph and was very pop­u­lar. This was the seed that grew into Du­cati.” En­gine Sin­gle-cylin­der, air-cooled 4-stroke, 2-valves, 48cc Power 1.5bhp @ 5500rpm Weight 30kg

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