Ducati Desmoquattro Superbikes (Motorcycle Color History)

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Ducati stunned the world in 1988 when the struggling, small Italian firm unleashed its Desmoquattro -- 8-valve, desmodromic -- Superbike. The bike found success on the world's racetracks right from the start. Road-going versions soon carried that success to the general public, proving this design wasn't just another noisy prototype. The Superbikes -- 748, 851, 888, 916, and 996 -- are now Ducati's best-selling machines in the United States; and the Desmoquattro engine found its way into the company's more pedestrian series such as the Monster roadster and ST4 sport-tour. This is the comprehensive volume on Ducati's ultimate performance motorcycles and replaces the out-of-print Ducati Super Bikes: 851, 888, 916.

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One of the worlds foremost motorcycle historians, Ian Falloon is the author of twenty books on motorcycles, including ten on Ducati. These titles include the best-selling Ducati Story, and Ducati Twins Restoration Guide. As an owner of several Ducati 750s since 1973 he has a particular enthusiasm for this model, still owning the 750 Super Sport he bought back in the 1970s. Ian Falloon trained as a symphony orchestra oboist before a serious motorcycle accident forced a change in profession. Now a freelance contributor to a number of motorcycle magazines around the world.  He resides in Australia.

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