Ducati can be called the renaissance of the motorcycle industry. This two-wheeler manufacturer is full of thrilling surprises. The company takes great care in building these bad boys. Each and every step involved in the making of the bike is signed by the individual who did it. That takes accountability to a whole different level, and not to mention the amount of trust it can instill in the customer. This is just a part of the package. If you are a Ducati fan, then you will love the following six things about it that you probably did not know before.
Number Six: The Old Trade of Ducati
Ducati is a master of diversification. They used to make radios, reel-to-reel projectors and electric razors. Hardly believable, yes? This reminds you of Honda that made lawnmowers and Yamaha that manufactured pianos.
Number Five: Cicciolo’s Birth
Ducati started manufacturing the Cicciolo after their factory was bombed in World War II. That little motor could be strapped to any bicycle and you can have turbo speed at any time.
Number Four: Ducati Is All Hand Made
Yes. They are still made by hand in Italy. The factories in Brazil and Thailand are only for assembly purposes and only for local markets. There are no robots involved in Italian craftsmanship. That is also the reason why each and every part of the bike making process is signed by the worker who did it. This makes problem solving and accountability pretty easy.
Number Three: A Diverse Workforce
Talk about breaking stereotypes and providing gender equality. About 30 percent of the production staff at the Borgo Panigale factory is female. We wonder if they were behind the signature roar too?
Number Two: Dual Production Lines in Bologna
Thanks to the stringent emissions standards of California and the lack of feasibility for producing motorcycles for a single state, Bologna has two production lines. One is for bikes for the US market, and the other for the rest of the world.
Number One: Speed Is Key
The Monster takes 88 minutes to be built. That has to be some sort of a record, right?