Originally called Società Scientifica Radio Brevetti Ducati, Ducati as we know it today was founded on 4 July, 1926, by brothers Adriano, Bruno and Marcello Cavalieri Ducati.
The original headquarters were located in the town centre, next door to an institute for Spanish students in the city.
The Borgo Panigale factory was built in 1946 and was one of the most advanced companies in the area, employing over 3500 employees. This area is widely regarded as the spiritual home of the manufacturer.
Flash forward to present day and Ducati is one of the leading manufacturers across the motorcycling spectrum.
From A2-friendly Scramblers, to cutting-edge 200+bhp superbikes, they continue to push the boundaries of technological innovation on both their road-going and race-prepared models – not bad for a company that almost folded 25-years-ago. Read about the history of these beautiful machines here.