Borgo Panigale (Bologna, Italy) 5 March - For Ducati fans, visiting the Italian motorcycle manufacturer’s official Museum in Borgo Panigale, Bologna is like coming home and each year a steady stream of owners and enthusiasts arrive to soak up the spirit of competition that made Ducati a legendary name for more than 60 years. Now, the Museo Ducati book from David Bull Publishing offers readers the next best thing to visiting the famous Museum.
Publication author, Chris Jonnum, and photographer, Peter Harholdt, profile 25 of the greatest racing motorcycles on display at the Museum. The tour begins with a 1947 Ducati Cucciolo motorized bicycle and concludes with the 2010 Ducati Desmosedici GP10 ridden by MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden. Other highlights include a Ducati 900 Super Sport prepared for Mike Hailwood’s legendary 1978 win at the Isle of Man TT and the 1990 Ducati 851 that Raymond Roche rode to the company’s first-ever World Superbike title.
Harholdt captures the essence of each one of the unique machines in stunning detail with photographs taken in a specially prepared studio at Ducati's headquarters in Bologna, Italy. His carefully composed images reveal each model’s overall design as well as details of engines, frames, suspension and other components. Detailed text by Ducati Team Press Officer, Chris Jonnum, explains each motorcycle’s contribution to Ducati’s long and rich heritage of racing success.
The book’s large 9” x 11” format and superior design add to the impact of the images, and for the benefit of readers in Ducati’s home market, the text is rendered in both English and Italian. The price of just $39.95 or €32.90 in Europe (£26.99 in the UK) makes Museo Ducati affordable to a wide range of enthusiasts. Available via Shop.Ducati.com, the new book can also be purchased through book stores, specialty motoring booksellers or directly from the publisher by visiting the David Bull Publishing website at Bullpublishing.com.
Title: Museo Ducati
Subtitle: Six Decades of Classic Motorcycles of the Official Ducati Museum
Author: Chris Jonnum
Photographer: Peter Harholdt
Format: Hardcover, 9” x 11”, 144 pages, text in English and Italian
Photos: 107 colour images
About the Author
American, Chris Jonnum, edited specialty motorcycle magazines for two decades and was the author of The Haydens, the authorised biography of Nicky, Tommy, and Roger Hayden. He is now the Ducati Team Press Officer for Ducati Corse.
About the Photographer
In a career that has spanned 30 years, Peter Harholdt has photographed precious objects for clients like the Smithsonian Institution, the White House, the Louvre, and the Museum of Modern Art. He has been a racecar constructor, has raced in SCCA and IMSA and has taught in racing and high-performance driving schools.
About the Publisher
David Bull Publishing is dedicated to producing the best books in motorsports. Founded in 1995, the company has consistently won praise from readers and the media for the editorial quality and presentation of its titles.