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Touring with Ducati in the Land of Motors Photo Gallery

Motorcycle USA ventures to the home of Ducati motorcycles, Bologna, Italy to get an up close look at the Italian motorcycle marquee. Read the Touring with Ducati in the Land of Motors.

See first-hand how Italy looked during the 13th century at the Piazza Maggiore open-air square. A variety of shops and cafes line the square and provide ample opportunities for shopping.
Bologna, Italy: come for the riding and stay for the food, or, is it the other way around?
Ducati's wall of fame. Take a look at the upper-right newspaper clipping where 2007 MotoGP champ Casey Stoner meets the Italian government officials after capturing Ducati’s first title.
Inside Ducati's almost everything is branded with Ducati logos including sugar packets.
Ducati North America's John Paolo Canton poses with a super rare Ducati Indiana Cruiser in the streets of Bologna.
Components like the frame and suspension are delivered to the factory pre-assembled while the engines are still built inside the factory by hand.
Where the magic happens. This is where all Ducati motorcycle are designed, engineered and assembled.
It’s as if the Ducati Multistrada was engineered for the vigors of riding in Italy.
Whether piling on the miles, railing around the corners, or navigating through the tight confines of the city, the Mutistrada can do it all. Without a doubt it’s the most versatile motorcycle within Ducati’s model line-up.
All of Ducati's Desmosedici MotoGP bikes are on display inside the museum.
The opportunity to view the collection of Ducatis inside its museum was well worth the trip by itself. The museum is open to the public Monday through Friday.
World Superbike domination. Ducati's 916/999/1098 Superbikes rule World Superbike competition.
Ducati built this single-cylinder Supermono motorcycle for use in the European Supermono Cup. It was made in extremely limited numbers.
Ducati has a heavy inventory of machinery at its factory in Bologna.
The race is on! Whenever you’re at the controls of any type of motor vehicle in Italy you feel the need to stay ahead of the person next to you.
Motorcycle-USA travels to Bologna, Italy home of legendary Italian motorcycle manufacturer Ducati.
The stacked Ferrari F40 statue at Imola racetrack erected
by the late French sculptor Arman, pays tribute
to Ferrari founder, Enzo Ferrari.
One of the many perks of living in Italy is being able to ride at a world-class racetrack like Misano.
Covered walkways or arches are abundant in Bologna. Here a series of 666 arches line the road up to the sanctuary of the Madonna of San Luca.
The transition from the small streets of Bologna to the endless fields of grapes is definitely experienced best on a motorcycle.
Touring with Ducati in the Land of Motors
Misano paddock during the Ducati Desmo Challenge racing event.
The Ducati Desmo Challenge race series provides great opportunity to explore the pits and experience the difference between American and Italian club racing.
Touring with Ducati in the Land of Motors
The air-cooled 1078cc L-Twin engine in the Multistrada delivers power instantly to the rear wheel and makes one wheel lawlessness all too easy.
This is the Ducati factory after allied bombs leveled it in 1944.
The engine that started it all: the 48cc Cucciolo engine mounted to a bicycle frame and filled the need for affordable transportation in Italy after World War 2.
Touring with Ducati in the Land of Motors