Site Visit Program
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
|1.30 pm||Departure from Palazzo della Cultura e dei Congressi (Bologna)|
|2.00 pm||Arrival in Ducati (Bologna)
Welcome by management board
Company presentation and visit to productive plant and museum
Questions and conclusions
|5.45 pm||Departure from Ducati|
|6.15 pm||Arrival in Palazzo della Cultura e dei Congressi (Bologna)|
Founded in 1926, Ducati now builds racing-inspired motorcycles characterised by “Desmodromic” performance engines, innovative design, and avant-garde technology. The company produces a range of premium motorcycles with technical and design features that are relevant in the main market segments and grouped into six unique model families: Diavel, Hypermotard, Monster, Multistrada, Streetfighter, Superbike.
Ducati’s main factory site and headquarters is located in the Borgo Panigale area 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 will compete in the 2014 World Superbike Championship with an official factory team and the 2014 World MotoGP Championship with both an official and a factory-supported team. In Superbike, Ducati has won 17 Manufacturers' titles and 14 Riders' titles and in 2011 passed the historic milestone of 300 race victories. Ducati’s 2014 World Superbike riders, Chaz Davies (United Kingdom) and Davide Giuliano (Italy) will compete the championship aboard the 1199 Panigale. Ducati have participated in MotoGP since 2003, and won both the Manufacturers' and Riders' titles in 2007. For 2014, the official factory Ducati Team will compete the Desmosedici GP14 with riders, Cal Crutchlow (United Kingdom) and Andrea Dovizioso (Italy), while the factory-supported Pramac Racing Team’s line-up is factory rider, Andrea Iannone (Italy) and Pramac rider, Yonny Hernandez (Colombia).
Ducati motorcycles are delivered to owners in 88 countries worldwide and, with primary focus on the European, North-American and Asia Pacific markets, has 10 Ducati subsidiaries:
- Brazil – (Ducati do Brasil)
- France, Netherlands, Benelux – (Ducati West Europe)
- Germany – (Ducati Motor Deutschland)
- Japan – (Ducati Japan)
- Mexico – (Duc Motocicleta)
- Switzerland – (Ducati Schweiz)
- Thailand – (Ducati Motor Thailand)
- United Kingdom – (Ducati UK)
- United States – (Ducati North America)
- Canada – (Ducati Canada Inc)