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Ducati: Taglioni and His World-Beating Motorcycles - wBW Book Review

Ducati: Taglioni and His World-Beating Motorcycles

by Mick Walker
Hardcover: 224 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.80 x 10.64 x 7.92 
Publisher: Motorbooks International; (January 15, 2001) 
ISBN: 0760310033

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Through five decades, Dr. Fabio Taglioni was the inspirational force behind the success of Ducati motorcycles on both road and track. This revealing new book explores Dr. Taglioni's radical visions as an engineer and how his designs made Ducati the most charismatic Italian motorcycle marque.

Described are Taglioni's training, his early designs, his emergence with 1956 Swedish Grand Prix-winning 125cc bike, his long association with Mike Hailwood, his groundbreaking desmodromic road bikes, and his winning race bikes of the 1970s are all discussed, as are Ducati's financial difficulties in the 1980s.

A fascinating insight into the impact of one man on the evolution of the motorcycle.

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