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. The civil and criminal trials of Simpson were not the only important legal cases that were spawned by the deaths of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman on June 12, 1994. The company has enjoyed nine World Superbike championships in recent years. In June 2004, Simpson had planned a long series of news appearances to mark the tenth anniversary of the killings, but ended up being displaced by another story – the death and funeral of former President Reagan. 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. Carroll responded to the criticism by proclaiming "we respect our Heisman Trophy winners.". Ducati has since ceased production of what many called the bike of the 1990s, supplanting it with the 749 and 999. The Southern California coach Pete Carroll allowed Simpson to come onto the field and mingle with the players and pose for pictures.

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. Prior to the 2004 Orange Bowl football game featuring Simpson's USC Trojans, the former football star showed up unannounced at a USC practice. After more than a decade of manufacturing, Ducati continues to create innovative changes to this classic motorcycle. Also, Simpson considered becoming a news commentator for actor Robert Blake's murder trial. The Monster, which has been out since 1994, has undergone the most changed of any motorcycle that Ducati has ever produced. There were plans for him to have a reality TV show in the style of The Osbournes in 2003. Today the Monster accounts for almost half of the company's worldwide sales. In 2001, he was involved in a road rage case that received some publicity, but he was again found not guilty.

[1] In 1993, Miguel Angel Galuzzi introduced the Ducati Monster, a naked bike with exposed trellis and engine. In 1998 at the end of an interview conducted by Ruby Wax for BBC1, Simpson mimed stabbing her with a banana while mimicking the theme music from Psycho. He introduced the Pantah 500 in 1979; its engine was updated in the 1990s in the supersport series. He was accused of illegally accessing signals from DirecTV. The chief designer of Ducati motorcycles was the late Fabio Taglioni (1920-2001). He seemed to have a knack for appearing in news stories that often had nothing directly to do with him. . Even after his two trials Simpson was never far from the news.

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. In 2000, Simpson won custody of his children in a second trial. 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. The ruling was thrown out when an appeals court determined that it was wrong to exclude evidence from the murder trial [1]. While most other manufacturers have adopted wet-clutches (with the spinning parts bathed in oil) Ducati uses dry clutches in most of its motorcycles. In late 1998 Simpson won a custody trial filed by the Browns. (Desmodromic valves are those which are positively closed by a leverage system, rather than relying on the more conventional springs to close the valves). When Simpson was acquitted, he was given back custody over the children.

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. While Simpson was in prison during the murder trial, Nicole Brown's parents, Louis and Juditha Brown, had custody over Simpson's younger children Sidney and Justin. 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. It is still speculated among most people that he is guilty. 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. Simpson has not filed for bankruptcy. In 1996, Texas Pacific Group bought 51% of the company for $325 million and renamed the company Ducati Motor SpA. In Florida a person's residence cannot be seized to collect a debt under most circumstances.

In 1985, Cagiva bought Ducati. He subsequently moved from California to Miami, Florida. 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 2000 Rolling Stone article reported that Simpson also still makes a significant income by signing autographs. In the 1960s, Ducati earned its place in motorcycling history by producing the fastest 250cc road bike available, the Mach 1. However, California law protects pensions from being used to satisfy judgments, so Simpson was able to continue much of his lifestyle based on his NFL pension. 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. Simpson was ordered to pay $33,500,000 in damages.

Ducati motorcycles have long been known for their excellence in design and performance. Attorney for plaintiff Fred Goldman (father of Ronald Goldman) was Daniel Petrocelli. Ducati Motor Holding (NYSE: DMH) is an Italian motorcycle manufacturer located in Bologna. On February 4, 1997 a civil jury in Santa Monica, California found Simpson liable for the wrongful death of Ronald Goldman, battery against Ronald Goldman, and battery against Nicole Brown. With the damage done to his public reputation, his acting career was ruined. There have been significant criticisms of the prosecution and some still feel that Simpson should have been found guilty.

After one of the most widely publicized arrests and trials in American history, Simpson was found not guilty. Simpson was soon charged with their murders. On June 12, 1994 his former wife Nicole Brown and friend Ronald Goldman were found dead outside Brown's condominium. He was paying substantial child support.

Simpson had pleaded no contest to a domestic violence charge and was separated from Nicole. He also hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live but he was the only host not invited to attend the program's 25th anniversary celebration special in 1999. Besides his acting career, Simpson had stints as a commentator for Monday Night Football and The NFL on NBC. Simpson was spokesman for the pX Corporation, and he appeared in comic book ads for Dingo shoes.

He would often be shown running through airports, as if to suggest he was back on the football field. He was a spokesman for the Hertz rental-car company (Ford vehicles are usually found in Hertz rental fleets, hence the nickname 'Simpsons' for the cars). Simpson's amiable persona and natural charisma landed him numerous endorsement deals. Simpson was considered for the lead role in The Terminator, before it was decided audiences might not accept him as a villain.

After his retirement from football, Simpson went on to a successful film career with parts in films such as the television mini-series Roots, and the motion pictures The Cassandra Crossing, Capricorn One, The Towering Inferno, and The Naked Gun trilogy. They had two children, Sydney Brooke Simpson (born October 17, 1985) and Justin Ryan Simpson (born August 6, 1988), and were divorced in 1992. On February 2, 1985 Simpson married Nicole Brown. That same year Simpson and Marguerite were divorced.

In 1979, Aaren drowned in the family's swimming pool a month before her second birthday. Simpson (born April 21, 1970) and Aaren Lashone Simpson (born September 24, 1977). Simpson (born December 4, 1968), Jason L. Together they had three children: Arnelle L.

Whitley. On June 24, 1967 Simpson married Marguerite L. Simpson has eight siblings named George, Sue, Emily, Abraham, Kyra, Kirsten, Bryant, and Jim. Away from football but within sports, he won the 1975 American Superstars competition.

He is a member of the Bills' Wall of Fame. After being traded to the San Francisco 49ers in 1978, Simpson retired from the NFL the following year, and on January 23, 1985 became the first Heisman Trophy winner elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Simpson went on to earn All-Pro honors five times and amassed 11,236 rushing yards during his career. He also had back-to-back 200 yard performances in both 1973 and 1976.

Over his career, Simpson ran for an NFL record 6 200-yard games, three of which occurred in 1973. His 1973 performance earned him the Hickok Belt as top professional athlete of the year. "The Juice" powered one of the league's top rushing offenses, and ran behind the famed "Electric Company" offensive line. Simpson's yards per game average was ten yards higher than that of the closest competitor.

Eric Dickerson holds the 16-game season and overall records with 2,105 yards rushing in 1984). Although his 2,003 yard season has subsequently been eclipsed by four running backs, only Barry Sanders managed to match Simpson by rushing for 2,000 or more yards in 14 games (Weeks 3-16 of the 1997 season; including Weeks 1 & 2, Sanders rushed for 2,053 yards. In 1973 Simpson ran for a then-record 2,003 yards, becoming the first player ever to eclipse the 2,000 yard mark, and was voted the league's Most Valuable Player. Simpson was selected by the American Football League's Buffalo Bills, who held the first selection in the draft after finishing 1-12-1 in 1968 - the worst record in professional football.

After originally playing in Junior College at the City College of San Francisco, his talent landed him at the University of Southern California (USC) and won him the Heisman Trophy, Maxwell Award, the nickname "The Juice", and the distinction of being the first player selected in the 1969 professional football draft after winning the Heisman Trophy. While attending Galileo High School in San Francisco, Simpson played for the school's football team, the Galileo Lions. . He was found liable and responsible for their deaths in civil court in 1997.

He was acquitted in criminal court in 1995 after a lengthy, highly publicized and controversial trial. Although considered to be one of the greatest running backs of all time, Simpson is now best known for being charged with the murder of his wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman in 1994. Orenthal James Simpson (born July 9, 1947 in San Francisco, California), publicly known by the initials O.J., and nicknamed The Juice, was a Hall of Fame former college and professional football player and film actor. The Naked Gun 33⅓:The Final Insult (1994).

The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991). The Naked Gun - From the Files of Police Squad! (1988). Capricorn One (1978). The Cassandra Crossing (1976).

The Towering Inferno (1974). The Klansman (1974). was a former football player, was in a police chase, and was in a controversial murder trial within the scope of the three PS2 GTA games. B.J.

Simpson. Smith is a parody of O.J. In the popular Grand Theft Auto series of videogames, the character B.J. Simpson's search for his wife's killer was parodied in the Doonesbury comic strip.

was referenced prior to the murder case in an episode of Seinfeld, "The Masseuse", in which Elaine suggests her then-boyfriend, Joel Rifkin, change his name to O.J. O.J. Simpson has since abandoned his trademarks. Ritchie convinced the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit that he had standing to challenge Simpson's trademarks under the Lanham Act.

Ritchie argued that because of the whole sequence of events from 1994 through 1997, Simpson's very name had become immoral and scandalous and thus could not be protected as a trademark. Ritchie, challenged the validity of Simpson's trademarks under a federal statute that bars immoral, deceptive, or scandalous subject matter. A New Hampshire intellectual property attorney, William B. Kaelin settled his lawsuit for an undisclosed amount.

The district court granted summary judgment to the defendant, but on appeal, Kaelin convinced the Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit that he had a valid claim for defamation. Simpson's houseguest on the night of the murders, Brian "Kato" Kaelin, sued Globe Communications for $15 million after it ran a headline in one of its tabloid newspapers insinuating that Kaelin was the real murderer. Their subsequent legal battle with the IRS culminated in the rule that they could not apply the drop in their house's value as a casualty loss deduction on their income tax return, because it was only temporary. The media circus and hordes of curious tourists tormented them (and the rest of Simpson's neighbors) for the next four years.

Gerald Chamales and his wife, Kathleen, bought a house next to Simpson's just ten days before the murders of which he was accused.

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