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:
A history of Ducati and the rise of the brand in the 1970s
Grand Prix racing with Fabio Taglioni's desmodromic valve engine design
The world-beating TT2 and TT1 racers
Ducati's virtual swansong and the Cagiva takeover
The best-selling Ducati Monster - the 'naked' desmo twin
The Desmodue 900SS and the SportClassic range
Racing today, the new Ducati Scrambler and the future for Desmodue motorcycles
Greg Pullen trained and enjoyed a career as a chartered surveyor, being awarded the RICS postgraduate diploma in building conservation in 1995, and finally retiring as a Fellow in 2009 to pursue his interest in Italian motorcycles. He has been fortunate to have had private tours of Italian motorcycle factories and private collections to better understand the history and machines of Italy. Greg is also a consultant to Bonhams collectors' motorcycles department. Greg has written on Italian motorcycles for many magazines including Classic Bike, Classic Bike Guide and Bike, alongside his own publication, Benzina. He is also the author of Moto Guzzi - The Complete Story, and A-Z of Italian Motorcycle Manufacturers, available from Crowood.