Founded in 1926, Ducati now builds racing-inspired motorcycles characterized by performance engines with desmodromic distribution, innovative design, and avant-garde technology. The company produces a range of premium motorcycles with technical and design features that covers the main market segments with the following model families: Diavel, Hypermotard, Monster, Multistrada, Superbike and SuperSport. In 2015 Ducati presented the Ducati Scrambler: not just a new motorcycle but rather a new brand, offering a whole new world made up of bikes, accessories and apparel that provide the last word in creativity and self‑expression.
Ducati’s main factory site and headquarters is located in the Borgo Panigalearea of Bologna, Italy, with an additional assembly factory in the Rayong Province of Thailand and a CKD provider in Manaus, Brazil.
Throughout its range, Ducati combines sophisticated, race-derived technology with unique brand characteristics such as Desmodromic valve control, 90° L-twin cylinder engines, innovative chassis solutions, benchmark electronics, unique sound and Italian Design.
Ducati takes part in both the MotoGP and the Superbike World Championships. In the production-based Superbike series, Ducati has won 17 Manufacturers’ titles and 14 Riders’ titles and in 2011 passed the historic milestone of 300 race victories, while it has been competing in the premier-class MotoGP category since 2003, winning both the Manufacturers’ and Riders’ titles in 2007.
For 2017, the factory Ducati Team has confirmed the Italian rider Andrea Dovizioso, who has been joined by three-time MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo from Spain. Michele Pirro continues to be the official test-rider, taking part as a wild-card in a handful of races, while two-time World Champion Casey Stoner remains with Ducati as special test-rider and brand ambassador. Danilo Petrucci carries on racing with Pramac Racing, the only factory-supported Ducati team in MotoGP, together with Britain’s Scott Redding. The 2017 MotoGP line-up also includes satellite Ducati teams such as Avintia Racing with Hector Barbera and Loris Baz, and Team Aspar with Alvaro Bautista and Karel Abraham.
Ducati races in the Superbike World Championship in partnership with Aruba, a leading Italian web hosting and cloud services company. For the fourth year in a row the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati Team lines up with Welshman Chaz Davies, whose 11 race wins powered him to third in the 2016 World SBK Championship, and Italy’s Marco Melandri as the factory riders, both on the latest version of the Panigale R.
Ducati motorcycles are delivered to owners in 90 countries worldwide and, with primary focus on the European, North-American and Asia Pacific markets, Ducati has 12 subsidiaries:
- Brazil – (Ducati do Brasil)
- Canada – (Ducati Canada Inc)
- France and Benelux – (Ducati West Europe)
- The Netherlands (Ducati North Europe)
- Germany – (Ducati Motor Deutschland)
- Japan – (Ducati Japan)
- India – (Ducati India Private Limited)
- Mexico – (Duc Motocicleta)
- Switzerland – (Ducati Schweiz)
- Thailand – (Ducati Motor Thailand)
- United Kingdom – (Ducati UK)
- United States – (Ducati North America)