Here is a book packed with good advice on how to find and maintain a Ducati Desmodue twin. From running costs, through paperwork, vital statistics, valuation – Ducati Desmodue Twins shows you exactly what to look for when examining a potential Ducati Desmodue purchase. Along with a detailed description of all the individual models, there is a comprehensive condition checklist and guide, photos of key areas to check, and foibles to be aware of. Includes key specifications and details of useful upgrades that will enable one of these classic machines to be used on a regular basis, and a guide to the market and values. Written by Ian Falloon who has been involved with Ducati motorcycles for nearly 40 years. He has written several books covering the two-valve, belt-twin Desmodue models. He has owned several examples, and through his role as a motorcycle journalist, he has attended press launches for many of the models covered in this book. A long standing, close association with the Ducati factory, and a personal association with many of its engineers, has provided Ian with an invaluable insight into Desmodue development.
Ian Falloon is one of the world’s foremost motorcycle historians. In his career as an author, he has penned more than forty-five books on motorcycles. His titles include The Ducati Story (6 editions), Ducati 750 Bible, The Art of Ducati, Ducati 900 Bible, The Moto Guzzi Story, The Complete Book of Moto Guzzi, BMW Story, The Complete Book of BMW Motorcycles, and Triumph Bonneville 60 Years. He has a small collection of classic sporting motorcycles, including a 1974 Ducati 750 Super Sport, which he has owned since 1976. Ian has contributed to many motorcycle magazines around the world, including Motorcycle Classics, Classic Bike, Motorcycle Sport & Leisure, Cycle World, and Motorcyclist. As an acknowledged expert, he has also authenticated motorcycles for collectors in the United States, England, Germany, Japan, Australia, and Argentina. Ian was born in New Zealand, but currently lives in Australia.