A couple of years ago I visited the Ducati Factory and Museum (click here to read all about it) ), but now I was part of the Visit San Marino and the Emilia Romagna Tourist Board event, bring people like myself to not only visit this fantastic area of Italy, but also motorcycle events like the MotoGP and a visit to Ducati. I was the only motorcycle blogger in the group, but visiting Ducati is never boring, even if you have been several times.
The first thing I noticed when we arrived at the Ducati factory, apart from the obvious many Ducati motorcycles in the staff car park, but now most, almost 90%, of the staff cars are Audi. I wonder why?
Since we are not allowed to make photos inside the factory, here are some photos of the Ducati museum. The only thing I can say is if you have a chance, go and see the museum. But do remember, that you can not just show up, you need to make a reservation to see this well laid out, well kept and very informative museum.
The Ducati radio from the beginning of time
The museum starts with the very origins of Ducati, that of making radios. That is what started Ducati.
The famous Ducati Cucciolo motorized bicycle
After the World War II, Ducati jumped in the breach of people needing cheap and efficient transportation, but placing a 50cc engine and gas tank on existing bicycle frames.
Most of Ducatis motorcycle from all ages.
Ducati never looked back after that, and ignored all the other things they were making, and concentrated on making beautiful and very fast motorcycles.
Winning World SuperBike motorcycles
You can see all the winning World SuperBike (WSB) motorcycles in the museum.
Winning MotoGP motorcycles
.. and all the winning MotoGP bikes. There is also a trophy area where you can see massive amounts of trophies.
As I said, if you have a chance, go and visit.
Click here for a virtual visit of the museum