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An Italian motorcycle manufacturer created in Bologna in 1926, Ducati Motorcycles has a rich history of rising from the ashes and ultimately becoming one of the worlds top-premier brands for motorcycles and riding equipment. Beginning in post-world war 2, Ducati had a rough start initially producing vehicles for their factory had been completely bombed during the conflicts. Like any other persevering company, Ducati pushed through for many years and gradually grew from being a minor scooter manufacturer during the early 50’s, into eventually making a name for itself in the racing world by the 1960’s. The 60’s and 70’s saw great success for Ducati racing, the brand was then purchased and merged with another larger Italian company. Soon thereafter, Ducati would continue to find success on the racetrack and lay down a reputation for being a force to be reckoned with throughout the late 80’s and early 90’s. After unexpectedly going through multiple economic hardships and ownership changes in the late 90’s, Ducati once again finally found a new place to call home and all the while still proceeded to give outstanding performances in competition. For the years to come, Ducati would thrive as a stand-out motorcycle brand in the 2000’s and would continue to release various newer models and in addition claim even more racing titles. Around the world, you can find 400 clubs dedicated to the Ducati name. Some clubs are made up of collectors/enthusiasts that focus on the history of the brand, other clubs follow Ducati's racing legacy while others are current owners of the bikes. No matter where you go, you'll find other Ducati collectors, fans and followers in both formal and informal situations. The brand's success on the track has built it up and helped it to continue to maintain and improve its racing teams, production models, construction quality standards and customer satisfaction.