I fished out of the depths of my hard disks some old XLS files where I had tried to assess what kind of performance one could expect from an accurately tuned Pantah. The starting basis was that “all Pantahs are created equal” that is to say, that the designers increased capacity, from […]
It’s very difficult to obtain a reliable “absolute” measure of power. A normal dyno bench will give you a “relative” measure, useful if you want to check the progress in the tuning of a certain motor. Too many parameters influence very strongly the measure of power and precision and constancy […]
Remember the Ducati Supermono? That outstanding racing single of the nineties that was only available as a racing bike? With a capacity of 550 cc it reached a top power of 75 HP at 10000 rpm: not bad for a big single! Its engine was practically that of an 888 […]
It all started in 1979 with the Pantah 500… then came the 600, the 350, the F1 and the Alazzurra… The Pantah family wrote a fundamental page of the motorcycling scene of the ‘80s
Fabio Taglioni, and Ducati motorcycles with him, always remained faithful to a very distinctive philosophy. Even when the whole motorcycle world was going in the direction of bigger-heavier-wider-more-cylinders-more-power, following the economical boom of the 70s, his bikes remained light, thin, simple, efficient. They had one or two cylinders and did […]
Taglioni, dead.The drop of oil on the garage floor,A tear of sorrow from my Ducati(haiku, 2001, unknown author) Engineers seldom reach great fame. Those who did, built gravity-defying skyscrapers or cut canals that join two oceans. Fabio Taglioni designed motorbikes, fine motorbikes, but hardly something that will grant a man […]
A brief history of Ducati from the own words of Bruno Cavalieri Ducati, one of the brothers that founded the firm.
The Pantaheads logo was created by Ron Verweij with the help of Marc and Peter Bonner, my wife Antonia and myself. This logo is the intellectual property of Ron Verweij so you should ask him permission if you wish to reproduce or use it in any way. The belt covers, the most distintive […]