Ducati Motor Holding

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Ducati Motor Holding (NYSE: DMH) is an Italian motorcycle manufacturer located in Bologna.

Ducati motorcycles have long been known for their excellence in design and performance. From the first post-war bicycle-like low-displacement motorbikes Ducati has grown over the years into a racing giant that is consistently competitive in both the racing arena and the world motorcycle marketplace.

In the 1960s, Ducati earned its place in motorcycling history by producing the fastest 250cc road bike available, the Mach 1. In the 1970s Ducati began producing large-displacement L-twin motorcycles and in 1973 released a L-twin with the trademark desmodromic valve design. In 1985, Cagiva bought Ducati. In 1996, Texas Pacific Group bought 51% of the company for $325 million and renamed the company Ducati Motor SpA. In December 2005 Ducati went back into Italian hands with the sale of Texas Pacific's stake to Investindustrial Holdings, the investment fund of Carlo and Andrea Bonomi. Ducati is best known for high performance motorcycles characterized by trellis-style frames and large capacity four-stroke, 90-degree L-twin engines featuring a desmodromic valve design. Modern Ducatis remain among the dominant performance motorcycles available today despite the aging technology of Desmo engine, which is nearing its 50th year in production. (Desmodromic valves are those which are positively closed by a leverage system, rather than relying on the more conventional springs to close the valves). While most other manufacturers have adopted wet-clutches (with the spinning parts bathed in oil) Ducati uses dry clutches in most of its motorcycles. This eliminates the power loss from oil viscosity drag on the engine even though the engagement may not be as smooth as the oiled versions. Although the exorbitant cost of servicing the Ducati's finicky engine can shock some owners, most will still agree that the improved ride quality, performance, and styling of Ducatis is worth the extra cost.

Product History

The chief designer of Ducati motorcycles was the late Fabio Taglioni (1920-2001). He introduced the Pantah 500 in 1979; its engine was updated in the 1990s in the supersport series. [1] In 1993, Miguel Angel Galuzzi introduced the Ducati Monster, a naked bike with exposed trellis and engine. Today the Monster accounts for almost half of the company's worldwide sales. The Monster, which has been out since 1994, has undergone the most changed of any motorcycle that Ducati has ever produced. After more than a decade of manufacturing, Ducati continues to create innovative changes to this classic motorcycle.

In 1995, the company introduced the Ducati 916 model designed by Massimo Tamburini, a water-cooled version that allowed for higher output levels and a striking new bodywork that featured aggressive lines, underseat exhausts, and a single-sided swingarm. Ducati has since ceased production of what many called the bike of the 1990s, supplanting it with the 749 and 999. Ducati now manufactures several lines of motorcycles, from the nakeds Ducati Monster, to the supersport 600, 750, 900 Sport and Supersport, superbike 749 and 999, adventure-tourer Multistrada 600 and 1000 and tourer ST3S.

Racing History

The company has enjoyed nine World Superbike championships in recent years. The company also races its motorcycles in MotoGP where it returns from a hiatus of over 30 years.


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The company also races its motorcycles in MotoGP where it returns from a hiatus of over 30 years. Male guests. The company has enjoyed nine World Superbike championships in recent years. Female guests. Ducati now manufactures several lines of motorcycles, from the nakeds Ducati Monster, to the supersport 600, 750, 900 Sport and Supersport, superbike 749 and 999, adventure-tourer Multistrada 600 and 1000 and tourer ST3S. Later that week MTV News released information on the group's next single, Buttons featuring Snoop Dogg. Ducati has since ceased production of what many called the bike of the 1990s, supplanting it with the 749 and 999. In February 2006, they released the news that they would be going on tour with the Black Eyed Peas.

In 1995, the company introduced the Ducati 916 model designed by Massimo Tamburini, a water-cooled version that allowed for higher output levels and a striking new bodywork that featured aggressive lines, underseat exhausts, and a single-sided swingarm. In January 2006, the album PCD went platinum. After more than a decade of manufacturing, Ducati continues to create innovative changes to this classic motorcycle. In December 2005, the band won a Billboard Music Award for "Don't Cha" as Top Hot/Dance Club Play Single of the Year, the song was also nominated for Top-selling Single of the Year and Top-selling Dance Single of the Year. The Monster, which has been out since 1994, has undergone the most changed of any motorcycle that Ducati has ever produced. Will.i.am produced and rapped on "Beep", while Timbaland produced and rapped on "Wait A Minute". Today the Monster accounts for almost half of the company's worldwide sales. The album features tracks produced by will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas, Timbaland, Rich Harrison, Sean Garett, and Ron Fair.

[1] In 1993, Miguel Angel Galuzzi introduced the Ducati Monster, a naked bike with exposed trellis and engine. It continues to receive attention, spending its 20th week at number 20. He introduced the Pantah 500 in 1979; its engine was updated in the 1990s in the supersport series. It debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200 selling over 99,000 copies.The album slipped down to number 15 on its second week, 23 its third week, 36 its fourth week, but returned to the top 30 thanks to the new single "Stickwitu".The album has been doing great on sales, since its release it has sold over 500,000 copies, acheiving a Gold certification. The chief designer of Ducati motorcycles was the late Fabio Taglioni (1920-2001). The Pussycat Dolls released their debut album, PCD, on September 13, 2005. . More recently, "Stickwitu" reached the No.1 spot in UK charts on 12/11/05.

Although the exorbitant cost of servicing the Ducati's finicky engine can shock some owners, most will still agree that the improved ride quality, performance, and styling of Ducatis is worth the extra cost. It has also reached #1 on the Australian ARIAnet Singles Chart, and debuted at #1 on the official UK Singles Chart on September 11, 2005. This eliminates the power loss from oil viscosity drag on the engine even though the engagement may not be as smooth as the oiled versions. It has peaked at #2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and reached #1 on the Pop 100 and Hot Dance Music/Club Play singles charts. While most other manufacturers have adopted wet-clutches (with the spinning parts bathed in oil) Ducati uses dry clutches in most of its motorcycles. They congratulated themselves with their first hit "Don't Cha" (featuring Busta Rhymes, originally recorded by Tori Alamaze) in 2005 by performing it in a club for their fans. (Desmodromic valves are those which are positively closed by a leverage system, rather than relying on the more conventional springs to close the valves). Other past and present members of the group include Carmit Bachar, Cyia Batten, Kasey Campbell, Kaya Jones, Ashley Roberts, Rachel Sterling, Jessica Sutta, Melody Thornton, and Kimberly Wyatt.

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In 1985, Cagiva bought Ducati. The dancers perform in lingerie and old-fashioned pin-up costumes and there is no nudity or explicit sex in their performances. In the 1970s Ducati began producing large-displacement L-twin motorcycles and in 1973 released a L-twin with the trademark desmodromic valve design. A number of celebrities have also guest-performed with the group. In the 1960s, Ducati earned its place in motorcycling history by producing the fastest 250cc road bike available, the Mach 1. . From the first post-war bicycle-like low-displacement motorbikes Ducati has grown over the years into a racing giant that is consistently competitive in both the racing arena and the world motorcycle marketplace. The group was founded by choreographer Robin Antin in 1995, and the group released their first single in 2004.

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2005 PCD: #5 US (RIAA Certification: Gold) #8 UK (Certification: 2xPlatinum), #16 AUS. 2006 NOMINATED - Australia's VMAs - R&B Video of the Year. 2006 DIE GOLDENE KAMERA IN GERMANY - win for Pop International. 2005 UK Smash Hits Awards - win for Best Video of The Year ("Don't Cha").

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