The Complete Book of Ducati Motorcycles

Every Model Since 1946

Author: Ian Falloon

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760350221

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

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From the single-cylinder bikes of the 1950s to the high-performance sportbikes of today, The Complete Book of Ducati Motorcycles showcases the entire spectrum of Ducati. Legendary Ducati motorcycles have something of a rags-to-riches story. This Italian motorcycle manufacturer began by selling motorized bicycles to impoverished residents of post-World War II Italy. Today, Ducati is the world's premier manufacturer of street motorcycles whose sales continue to rise year after year. Its svelte, hyper-accelerating motorcycles are two-wheeled wonders that are fluent in the language of speed. The Complete Book of Ducati Motorcycles traces the stunning chronology of the motorcycles dreamed up by Ducati, from the 1950s to present day. Laid out for the first time in encyclopedia form with gorgeous photography and insights from Ducati expert Ian Falloon, this book offers motorcycle enthusiasts a closer look at the craftsmanship, power, and beauty of these extraordinary motorcycles. The book features all of the motorcycles from Ducati's storied history, including the groundbreaking Desmodromic 750 Super Sport, the Mike Hailwood Replica, the Superbike-dominating 916, and the epic Panigale. From the street bikes that gave birth to the very notion of the modern superbike to the racing motorcycles that dominated tracks in Great Britain, Europe, and North America since the latter part of the twentieth century, The Complete Book of Ducati Motorcycles runs the full gamut of sportbikes. It's a collection that demands shelf space in the library of any true motorcycle collector or fan.

The Complete Book of Moto Guzzi

Every Model Since 1921

Author: Ian Falloon

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760352216

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

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Everything you wanted to know about Moto Guzzi! The oldest European motorcycle manufacturer in continuous production, Italy's Moto Guzzi has built some of the most iconic motorcycles ever produced. Established in 1921, the company is one of the most traditional motorcycle makers and also one of the most innovative. Today Moto Guzzi has a higher profile than ever, thanks to its popularity among celebrities like Ewan McGregor. Moto Guzzi was formed by Carlo Guzzi, Giovanni Ravelli, and Giorgio Parodi after WW I. Carlo Guzzi's first engine design, a horizontal single, defined Moto Guzzi's road-going motorcycles for the company's first 45 years. In the 1950s, Moto Guzzi experienced tremendous success in Grand Prix motorcycle racing. Moto Guzzi has experienced low points as well as high points. In February 1967, a state controlled receiver took ownership of Moto Guzzi. It was while in receivership that Guzzi developed the 90-degree V twin engine that came to define Moto Guzzi. De Tomaso Industries Inc. purchased Moto Guzzi in 1973. In 2000 Aprilia S.p.A acquired Moto Guzzi. In 2004, Piaggio & C. S.p.A acquired Aprilia. With the financial backing of a large corporation like Piaggio, Moto Guzzi was once again on firm financial footing, and sales have been on the rise. For the first time ever, The Complete Book of Moto Guzzi: Every Model Since 1921 collects all of these iconic motorcycle in encyclopedia form, written by widely respected Moto Guzzi expert Ian Falloon.

The Complete Book of BMW Motorcycles

Every Model Since 1923

Author: Ian Falloon

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 1627887644

Category: Transportation

Page: 288

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Get a close look at every production motorcycle ever built by BMW. The Complete Book of BMW Motorcycles is a thorough year-by-year guide to every production machine ever built by Germany's leading motorcycle manufacturer. All the classic bikes are here--pre-World War II BMWs such as the R5 that defined performance in that era; the military R12 that carried the Wehrmacht as it blitzkrieged its way across Europe; the Earles-forked R69S that offered the perfect platform for mounting a Steib sidecar; the R90S cafe racer; the K1 "flying brick"; and the GS (Gelände Sport) series that launched a dual-sport revolution, right up to today's world-class S1000RR. All of BMW's bike families are covered--the side-valve machines from the early years, the early overhead-valve performance bikes, the postwar Airheads and Oilheads, the four- and six-cylinder touring bikes, the early pushrod singles, the modern overhead-cam singles, the latest parallel twins, and inline four-cylinder sport bikes. From the first model, the R32 that launched BMW's motorcycle dynasty, to the latest (and fastest) model, the World-Superbike-dominating S1000RR, The Complete Book of BMW Motorcycles captures nearly a century of motorcycling excellence with a combination of historic and contemporary photos. Complete technical specifications for each model make this book a must-have for any serious BMW aficionado. Don't miss the most thorough reference to these outstanding German motorcycles available today!

Ducati Desmoquattro Twins

851, 888, 916, 996, 998, ST4 1988 to 2004

Author: Ian Falloon

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845844300

Category: Reference

Page: 64

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Having this book in your pocket is like having a real marque expert by your side. Benefit from the author's years of Desmoquattro ownership experience, learn how to spot a bad bike quickly, and how to assess a promising one like a professional. Get the right bike at the right price!

The Ducati Monster Bible

Author: Ian Falloon

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845843215

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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Dramatically styled, minimalist in stature, yet bristling with innovative engineering, the 900 Monster created a new niche market. This book provides a guide through the maze of Monsters produced over the past 18 years.

Ducati Desmoquattro Superbikes

Author: Ian Falloon

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760310939

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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Ducati stunned the world in 1988 when the struggling, small Italian firm unleashed its Desmoquattro -- 8-valve, desmodromic -- Superbike. The bike found success on the world's racetracks right from the start. Road-going versions soon carried that success to the general public, proving this design wasn't just another noisy prototype. The Superbikes -- 748, 851, 888, 916, and 996 -- are now Ducati's best-selling machines in the United States; and the Desmoquattro engine found its way into the company's more pedestrian series such as the Monster roadster and ST4 sport-tour. This is the comprehensive volume on Ducati's ultimate performance motorcycles and replaces the out-of-print Ducati Super Bikes: 851, 888, 916.

The Complete Book of Classic and Modern Triumph Motorcycles 1936-Today

Author: Ian Falloon

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 1627886419

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

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Take an authoritative, thorough, and heavily illustrated look at Triumph motorcycles, from beloved classics to popular new models! What do Marlon Brando, James Dean, Steve McQueen, Bob Dylan, and Arthur Fonzerelli all have in common? All of these men define the very essence of cool, and all have owned Triumph motorcycles. Originally formed as a bicycle company in 1885, in 1902 Triumph produced its first motorcycle, which was simply a bicycle fitted with a Belgian Minerva engine. From there, the company, in various iterations, went on to build some of the most iconic motorcycles of all time. For the first time ever, The Complete Book of Classic and Modern Triumph Motorcycles 1937-Today collects all of the motorcycles from this iconic brand in a single volume. Written by respected Triumph expert Ian Falloon, all of the major and minor models are covered, with an emphasis on the most exemplary, era-defining motorcycles such as the Thunderbird, Tiger, Trophy, Bonneville, and new machines such as the Speed Triple, Thruxton, and Daytona 675. The Complete Book of Classic and Modern Triumph Motorcycles 1937-Today will also feature important non-production models and non-factory racing and speed-record-setting motorcycles that have become integral parts of Triumph's stellar reputation. This is a book no Triumph fan will want to be without!

Ducati Desmodue

The Complete Story from Pantah to Scrambler

Author: Greg Pullen

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847979025

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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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 the history of Ducati and the rise of the brand in the 1970s and Grand Prix racing with Fabio Taglioni's desmodromic valve engine design. The world-beating TT2 and TT1 racers are covered along with the best-selling Ducati Monster, the Desmodue 900SS and the SportClassic range. With the Scrambler, and new Ducati factories in Thailand and Brazil, the Desmodue story is brought right up to date - a story based a wonderful corner of Italy, some very special motorcycles and the astonishing people who made it all happen. Fully illustrated with 211 colour photographs.

Ducati 2-Valve V-Twins

The Complete Story

Author: Mick Walker

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781861263094

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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This text charts the development and production of the Ducati 2-Valve V-Twins. A companion volume to Ducati 4-Valve V-Twins, it describes the rise of these machines and the personalities that helped develop them. Topics covered include: the background history of the company; the F1/F3, Paso, Monster, Super Sport and ST2 models; and full specifications and detailed part-by-part engineering.

Ducati 1098/1198

The Superbike Redefined

Author: Marc Cook

Publisher: David Bull Publishing

ISBN: 9781935007067

Category: Ducati motorcycle

Page: 176

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For Ducati, creating a replacement for the controversial 999 meant that the 1098 was nothing less than a make-or-break motorcycle. This book looks at the design process and development of the 1098 and its subsequent evolution into the 1198.

Museo Ducati

Six Decades of Classic Motorcycles from the Offical Ducati Museum

Author: Chris Jonnum

Publisher: David Bull Publishing

ISBN: 9781935007166

Category: Ducati motorcycle

Page: 144

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'Museo Ducati' profiles 25 historic motorcycles from Ducati's official museum in Bologna.

A Short History of the Motorcycle

Author: Richard Hammond

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 0297609912

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

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It's cold, wet and dangerous, so why do we do it? Richard Hammond's A SHORT HISTORY OF THE MOTORCYCLE attempts to explain what it is about bikes and biking that calls to some people, leaving them powerless to resist. This entertaining guide charts the history of the bike from its origins as a cheap and modest means of transport for the masses to its modern incarnations: a terrifying symbol of rebellion and menace, a high-tech racing machine and the rich kid's plaything. We look at the bikes that have propelled people across the world to work, to school and to their doom. As for the bikers ... Edwardian ladies did it, though not in large numbers. Young bucks desperate to prove their manhood did it, because it was the cheapest speed available. Hammond examines bikers of every type, from the happy farmer trundling through fields on their Honda Cub to the Hell's Angel terrorising Californian towns on their hog. Wittily written and lavishly illustrated, A SHORT HISTORY OF THE MOTORCYCLE is a thrilling ride for bikers and non-bikers alike.

Ducati

The Official Racing History

Author: Marco Masetti

Publisher: Virgin Pub

ISBN: 9781852272760

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 319

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Elegant lines, outstanding build quality and international racing success - Ducati is the elite motorcycle marque. The history of Ducati is inspired by the designers and engineers who created the classic machines of the past - and the world-class machines of today. It is also the story of the remakable riders who propelled Dukati to legendary racing victories. Created with the support of Ducati and with full archive access to the factory museum in Bologna, Duckati: The Official Racing History retraces Ducati's pursuit of excellence with over 450 stunning historic and up-to-date images, drawings and technical plates. From the very first Cucciolo engine to the intoduction of Taglioni's desmodromic valve, from Mike Hailwood to Carl Fogarty, Ducati: The Official Racing History is guaranteed to raise the pulse of Ducatisti everywhere.

Ducati 999

Author: Alan Cathcart,Marc Cook

Publisher: David Bull Publishing

ISBN: 9781893618275

Category: Ducati motorcycle

Page: 192

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How do you replace a legend? For Ducati, the Italian motorcycle manufacturer worshiped by racers and riders all over the world, the answer was to start from scratch. When the company decided to produce a successor to its immensely popular 916/996/998 series, it allowed designer Pierre Terblanche to create a completely new bike built from the inside out. This approach resulted in a radically styled motorcycle whose improved ergonomics offer greater comfort and control, with more agile handling at all speeds.Ducati also broke with tradition by allowing two of the worlds top motorcycling writers, Alan Cathcart and Marc Cook, to document the birth of the 999-from the earliest design ideas through final production. In an industry where product plans and manufacturing techniques are usually guarded like state secrets, Cathcart and Cook were given complete access to the designers, engineers, and technicians who worked to make the 999 a superbike sensation.

Ducati 916

Updated Edition

Author: Ian Falloon

Publisher: Veloce Publishing

ISBN: 9781845849429

Category: Transportation

Page: 168

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The 916 spearheaded the Ducati revival of the 1990s. Introduced at the end of 1993, this product of Massimo Tamburini and the Cagiva Research Centre took the water-cooled four-valve engine of the 851, placing it in an evolutionary chassis with revolutionary styling. The 916 immediately set new standards of performance for twin-cylinder machines, epitomised by its unequalled success in the World Superbike Championship. This book will trace the conception and development of the four-valve Ducati from its first appearance at the Bol d'Or in 1986. By 1990 Raymond Roche gave Ducati their first World Superbike Championship, this being followed by Texan Doug Polen. Star British rider Carl Fogarty then took over the reigns and along with Troy Corser and Troy Bayliss dominated the World Superbike Championship from 1994 until 2001. Along with the factory racers, all the related four-valve models will be covered in depth, from the initial 851 and 888, to the 748, ST4 and 996. All the variants, including the Sport Production series, will be detailed, along with rare and beautiful Supermono. This book is the definitive guide to these models.

The Art of Ducati Limited Edition

Author: Ian Falloon

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760347201

Category: Transportation

Page: 240

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Celebrate more than 60 years of Italian motorcycle mastery, in an elegant slipcase. Over 60 years ago in Bologna, Italy, a small company called Ducati began manufacturing simple, inexpensive 50cc motorcycles—really no more than two-stroke-powered bicycles. Since then, Ducati has evolved into one of the most storied names in the motorcycling world, its lineup of beautiful machines revered for their technical excellence and extreme performance. In The Art of Ducati, Ducati expert Ian Falloon teams with renowned British photographer James Mann to present a gorgeously illustrated, wonderfully curated review of more than six decades of Ducati excitement. From the single-cylinder bikes of the 1950s and 1960s to the bevel-drive twins of the 1970s and early 1980s to the high-performance bikes of the 21st century, The Art of Ducati showcases a motorcycle marque that has never rested on its laurels. Ducati’s style and technology have constantly evolved, engineering timeless classics like the 900SS, Darmah, Mike Hailwood Replica, 851, 916, Monster, and ST sports touring series, bikes that laid the foundation for today’s cutting-edge models: the Panigale superbike, Multistrada adventure bike, all-new Monster, Hypermotard, and Diavel power cruiser. While there’s no end in sight for Ducati’s dominance, The Art of Ducati pays homage to their past six-plus decades of masterful motorcycle engineering. This deluxe, slipcased numbered edition is perfect as a gift for the Ducati aficionado.

The Red Baron's Ultimate Ducati Desmo Manual

Belt-Driven L-Twins 1979 to 2017

Author: Eduardo Cabrera Choclán

Publisher: Veloce Publishing

ISBN: 9781845848781

Category: Transportation

Page: 288

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With the rhythm of their mechanical soul, and powerful twin heartbeat, Ducatis are motorcycles for true lovers of voluptuous Italian style and character. If you’re passionate about your Ducati, wish to know your motorcycle in real depth, and keep it in perfect shape with the loving care she’ll only receive from you, this is your book. This is a comprehensive service manual for you, and your Ducati, that will help you to perform all maintenance & repair operations in your own home workshop. From basic servicing to the most complex repair and adjustment operations, everything is covered. The bike range covered here goes from the first 1980 “Pantah” to the latest “Testastretta Evoluzione” models, and covers 30 years of Ducati models. Within these pages you will discover the secrets of your pride and joy, and be enabled to enjoy making repairs or carrying out maintenance in your workshop or garage.

Ducati Belt-Drive Two-Valve Twins Restoration Guide

Author: Ian Falloon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781937747114

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

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This hands-on guide helps owners ensure originality during restoration and modification by identifying key components of the 500/600/650SL, 750 F1, 750 Sport, 750SS, 900SS, Monster, and other two-valve belt-drive built since '79.

The Art of the Racing Motorcycle

100 Years of Designing for Speed

Author: Phillip Tooth

Publisher: Universe Publishing(NY)

ISBN: 0789322137

Category: Transportation

Page: 240

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Presents chronologically arranged profiles of over fifty classic racing motorcycles, including studio photographs, archival images, and essays on the technological developments that led to the creation of these machines.

Ducati Super Bikes

851, 888, 916

Author: Paolo Conti

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760302224

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 94

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The full story of the awesome 4-valve, V-twin cylinder Ducati. These motorcycles have dominated superbike road racing since 1988. Features beautiful color photographs of Italy's leading sports motorcycle.