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Ducati company was founded in 1926 in Bologna. The founders of the company were the brothers Adriano and Marcello Ducati. Both of them were interested in radio, so the first focus of the company's production was just radio engineering. In the 20-ies of XX century the demand for horns, speakers did his job, and the company is well developed. After World War II the demand for radio equipment plummeted, and the company came under the control of the state. At that time, Italy was important for the creation of cheap vehicles, so activities Ducati retrained on production facilities moving .
A in 1954 became the chief designer of the young engineer Fabio Taglioni. It is associated with the main achievements of Ducati. His first motorcycle Ducati 100 Gran Sport with a 98 cc engine immediately liked racers. Fabio tried to increase engine power by increasing turnovers. By placing the camshaft in the cylinder head, the engineer was able to achieve power 9l.s. and 9000 r / min, allowing the motorcycle 80 kg of speeds up to 130 km / h. Single cylinder engine of this bike was a volume of 125 cc
And in the next year, Ducati released the same bike, but with a two-cylinder dvigatelem.No it all for sporting purposes, for internal market Ducati produced motorcycles with engines of 175 and 200 cc And in the early 60's was created a new generation of motorcycle - Ducati 250 (18 hp 4takta, overhead camshaft). Motor-fans without problems Increase the amount of the engine of this model up to 450 cc
The most effective models with 250 cc engine became Mach-January 1964 and the Mark 3D 1968. Later Taglioni engaged in development of the 1300 cc engine for the US government services. As a result of work to get 4-cylinder engine (100 hp) Apollo. But at that time had not yet been established suitable for a power bus, so from its use was abandoned.
The truth motorcycle Ducati 750GT 1970 issue), Fabio established a simplified version of this engine in a volume of 750 cc This model could accelerate to almost 200km / h at a mass of 185 kg and a 60 hp engine A similar bike Super Sport 750 with desmodrom Drive accelerates to 215 km / h. These technologies allow to win first place in motorcycle racing from year to year. But Taglioni was going on, he replaced the camshaft of bevel gears on the timing belt, and in the manufacture of the cylinders used instead of cast iron - aluminum alloy with nickel-silicon coating. Around the same time came the famous Ducati frame of pipes chrome-molybdenum steel, like a bird kletku.
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1979 Ducati released the 500 Pantah, this model is the fastest with an engine capacity of 500 kub.sm.V 1980, the company started the crisis . In 1985, competing and succeeding Moto Cagiva group buys the production of motorcycles and Ducati motorcycle production begins in style enduro based on twin engine Ducati.
Just in 1985 after retiring as chief Fabio Taglioni constructor takes Massimo Bordi. On the basis of the volume of engines Pantah 350, 750 and 904 cc produced single sports model Ducati 350F3 and 750F1, travel Ducati 350/750 Paso, and Ducati Super Sport. Ducati, from this moment begins its collaboration with the manufacturer of exhaust systems, the Italian firm Termignoni.V early 1990 debut Ducati 916. The design of the bike made famous Italian designer Massimo Tamburini, who created the design of a number of motorcycles Bimota and MV Agusta F4 (PDF Manuals pages) and Brutale. He had a small feature - command of the rear wheel suspension with front suspension fork in the form of an inverted "telescope" .
In 1992 designer Michelle Galucci created the legendary Monster. On it stood a two-cylinder L-twin engine with Two valve cylinder heads and air-oil cooled.
The next step was Ducati motorcycles Ducati 748 and 916, their engines had Desma-actuated valves Desmoquatro, liquid cooling and fuel injection topliva.V 2000 model appeared Testatretta. During its development, each part of the engine subjected to computer processing in order to reduce weight and increase strength. Designed so even a better engine capacity of 135 hp (10200 rev / min) has been installed on the new model Ducati 996R.