The secrets of Ducati L-twins with belt-driven cams finally explained in a single DIY-mechanic-friendly manual.
This is a comprehensive service manual for you and your Ducati, that will help you to perform all maintenance and repair operations in your own home workshop. From basic servicing to the most complex repair and adjustment operations, everything is covered.
The bikes covered in this book range from the first 1980 ‘Pantah’ to the ‘Testastretta Evoluzione’ models, and it spans 30 years of Ducati models.
Within these pages you will discover the secrets of your pride and joy, and be enabled to enjoy making repairs or carrying out maintenance in your workshop or garage.
This book is the incredibly comprehensive practical manual you have been waiting for!
From the street bikes that gave birth to the very notion of the modern superbike to the racing motorcycles that dominated tracks in Great Britain, Europe, and North America since the latter part of the twentieth century, this book runs the full gamut of sportbikes. It’s a collection that demands shelf space in the library of any true motorcycle collector or fan. Published on occasion of the Ducati 90th anniversary.
Those who think the Formula 1 World Championship begins with the first race are wrong. Since 1991, the first meeting with the ‘circus’ is the one that is celebrated each year on the snowy ski slopes of Madonna di Campiglio for the now traditional VROOOM. This extraordinary event, which started as a sort of joke and almost by accident, today gathers journalists from all over the world, managers but especially the Scuderia Ferrari and Ducati MotoGP the drivers and riders with their respective wives and companions.
To tell the story of these rather special ‘white weeks’, during which just about everything happens, is the expert eye of Ercole Colombo, one of the most celebrated Formula 1 photographers, as well as some of the most prestigious motor sport journalists.
Vrooom is the chance to get to know the stars of Formula 1 and MotoGP from close-up but far away from the circuits, almost as private people.
Now in its 21st year, Wrooom is an inescapable date with which the Ferrari team and, for a number of years, Ducati, were the ones to open the racing year. Before becoming involved with strategies, asphalt, technicians, team personnel and drivers, they challenged the snow and ice in the unequalled scenario of Madonna di Campiglio. In 2010, Vroom also became a summer rendezvous, so this new book is about both events. The indisputable stars of this year were Fernando Alonso and Valentino Rossi who, in a lively verbal sparring match and talking of their experiences at Wrooom, re-live their respective seasons. And all packed with spectacular pictures by that maestro of the lens, Ercole Colombo.
The entry of Ducati into MotoGP, the record of 200 races wins in Superbike, the conquest of the world title by Neil Hodgson on the new Ducati 999 and the extraordinary results achieved in MotoGP with the “rookie” Desmosedici bike. The complete report about Ducati in the 2003 season, including the classification and the results concerned the different races, the driver and their team.
A volume full of stunning pictures by Michele Morisetti and Fabrizio Porrozzi describing the triumphs of this motorcycle in all races of the 2002 World Superbike Championship. A must for all fans of this great motorcycles make!
This book captures emotion in a vividly illustrated historical review of every major design, including the Cucciolo auxiliary bicycle engine in the late 1940s and Ducati’s first mass-produced motorcycle, the 1958 Elite 200, and the Scrambler, 750 GT, Pantah, 851, Monster and today’s MH900e. Interviews with the protagonists who shaped the company and its products make this a complete tribute to what makes Ducatis so special. Details about the original factory’s products -- condensers, radios, projectors, and mini-cameras -- are featured for a well-rounded account about the company’s history.
Ducati is known around the world as one of the most famous motorcycle brands, but few know the real story. A fascinating story, like an "adventure novel". Told for the first time, this adventure story reveals Ducati history with pictures, videos and testimonials from 1926 to the 2007 MotoGP World Championship. From the innovative Ducati brothers and the birth of the "Cucciolo" to the unforgettable engineer Taglioni and the Desmodromic system. From victory in the Imola 200 to the Scrambler and from Superbike dominance to debut in MotoGP, witnesses recount their personal experiences and accompany the viewer on a journey that is not only the story of a company, but a window through social history and the subsequent passion that created Ducati engines destined to write the history of motorcycling. From the collaboration of Ducati and the production company, Strike of Milan, director Angelo Barberi has achieved the most complete and compelling account of Ducati’s incredible heritage, and with so much exclusive material released for the very first time, the captivating ninety-minute movie reveals a fast-moving and exciting story. The film and photographic material, perfectly complemented by interviews with former employees, riders and people who have indirectly experienced this adventure, is divided into twelve chapters. It is the result of ten years of research in Ducati and Italian state archives and historical records. "This is a new way to tell the story," Livio Lodi, curator of the Ducati Museum, proudly explains.