A definitive account of the popular Ducati Desmodue – the reliable, affordable, high-performance motorcycle range that boasts one of the most successful Italian motorcycles of all time, the Ducati Monster, and is still in development today. Including full production histories, comprehensive specification details and owners’ experiences, this new book covers: A history of Ducati and the rise of the brand in the 1970s Grand Prix racing with Fabio Taglioni’s desmodromic valve engine design The world-beating TT2 and TT1 racers Ducati’s virtual swansong and the Cagiva takeover The best-selling Ducati Monster – the ‘naked’ desmo twin The Desmodue 900SS and the SportClassic range Racing today, the new Ducati Scrambler and the future for Desmodue motorcycles AUTHOR: Greg Pullen began a lifelong love affair with motorcycles in the sports moped and Barry Sheene era, during the long, hot summers of the 1970s. The Italian motorcycle obsession soon followed when a near neighbour bought a Laverda SFC750, soon replaced by a Moto Guzzi 850T3 for continental touring. Trained as a chartered surveyor specializing in old buildings, these days Greg spends his time in rural Wiltshire riding and writing for magazines that have included Classic Bike and Classic Bike Guide, alongside his own publication Benzina. 211 colour photograph
Ducati Desmodue: The Complete Story From Pantah to Scrambler (Crowood Motoclassics)
Lovely book on the Ducati Pantah engine (2 valves, air cooled, desmo and belt drive). Beautiful pictures and very well written, it tells you the history and background of Ducati, the Pantah engine and it’s creator mr. desmo Fabio Taglioni, it describes the bikes and it reviews and sometimes judges them. A well balanced book also! One of the best books on Ducati !
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