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Ducati is an Italian motorcycle manufacturer. Ducati was founded in 1926 by Antonio Cavalieri Ducati and his three sons. Af first, they produced radio components like vacuum tubes. In 1944, another Italian company created a small engine meant to be attached to bicycles. They sold this engine alone, meant to be mounted by consumers. Many companies, Ducati among them, began buying the engines in bulk to design their own motorized bicycle units. The first Ducati motorcycle could reach speeds of 40 mph and weighed nearly 100 pounds.
Ducati became one of the most important players in the motorcycle game in the 1960s with the production of the Mach 1. The Mach 1 was the fastest motorcycle of its time, able to go over 100 mph. After this, Ducati became a fixture in motorcycle races with over 30 championships won on Ducati bikes. Ducati left the hands of the Ducati family in 1950 and has bounced from owner to owner since. It has been owned by the Italian government, a U.S. equity group and other groups. Today, it is owned by Volkswagen via Audi.
Ducati is known for its L-Twin engines, use of the dry clutch and the Trellis Steel Frame. Most Ducati motorcycles were designed by Fabio Taglioni. Taglioni was the chief designer at Ducati from 1954-1989.