Author(s): Ian Falloon
In The Art of Ducati, expert Ducati historian Ian Falloon teams up with renowned British photographer James Mann to present a gorgeously illustrated, wonderfully curated review of more than six decades of two-wheeled Ducati excitement. Celebrate more than 60 years of Italian motorcycle mastery. Over 60 years ago in Bologna, Italy, a small company called Ducati began manufacturing simple, inexpensive 50cc motorcycles-really no more than two-stroke-powered bicycles. Since then, Ducati has evolved into one of the most storied names in the motorcycling world, its lineup of beautiful machines revered for their technical excellence and extreme performance. In The Art of Ducati, Ducati expert Ian Falloon teams with renowned British photographer James Mann to present a gorgeously illustrated, wonderfully curated review of more than six decades of Ducati excitement. From the single-cylinder bikes of the 1950s and 1960s to the bevel-drive twins of the 1970s and early 1980s to the high-performance bikes of the 21st century, The Art of Ducati showcases a motorcycle marque that has never rested on its laurels. Ducati's style and technology have constantly evolved, engineering timeless classics like the 900SS, Darmah, Mike Hailwood Replica, 851, 916, Monster, and ST sports touring series, bikes that laid the foundation for today's cutting-edge models: the Panigale superbike, Multistrada adventure bike, all-new Monster, Hypermotard, and Diavel power cruiser. While there's no end in sight for Ducati's dominance, The Art of Ducati pays homage to their past six-plus decades of masterful motorcycle engineering.
IAN FALLOON has enjoyed an involvement with Ducati motorcycles for nearly 40 years. In addition to writing several books covering the marque, he is an avid restorer with over 20 Ducati restorations to his credit. He enjoys a close association with the factory and the engineers, providing him with invaluable insight into the company's history and technical development. JAMES MANN is one of the world's leading car and motorcycle photographers and authors with more than 20 years' experience shooting for car and bike publications, the motor industry, and commerce all over the world. His work has appeared within and on the covers of more than 55 books and has provided stunning visuals for numerous magazines, including Classic and Sports Car, where he has been on the staff for 23 years, as well as CAR, Automobile Quarterly, Autocar, Motorsport, and Automobile magazines, among many others. Official Website: www.jamesmann.com On Twitter: @JamesMann63 PIERRE TERBLANCHE'S passion for automotive design led him to enroll in the Masters in Transport Design program at the Royal College of Art in London. Upon graduation, he took a position in Volkswagen's advanced design studio. In 1989, Mr. Terblanche traded four wheels for two and joined Ducati Rimini. He has worked in motorcycle design ever since.