It is a true product of our time through which older generations of Ducatisti can relive the splendor of an age that seems to have disappeared, while younger generations can discover the importance of Ducati’s vast, rich history.Livio Lodi - Curator
Visiting the birthplace of these amazing machines has always been a dream of mine, and I was able to finally visit the Museo Ducati this spring. Taking place in both the factory and the actual museum, it’s well worth the 10 Euro entry fee. Unfortunately you can’t take any photos inside the factory, but it’s allowed in the museum. Every significant Ducati motorcycle ever made is represented here, from the first to the latest and greatest, they are all accounted for.
One thing I found interesting was that Nicky Haydens MotoGP bike wasn’t on the stand with the rest, but rather, it was tucked away by itself in some hallway. No respect for the American Moto GP World Champion, can’t be can it?
Seeing legendary motorcycles, ridden by legendary riders, to legendary victories, invigorated my Ducati lust and made me long for the times I spent on my 999 cruising up Big Sur in California. Those days can’t be replicated anytime soon, but it was nice living the dream for a couple of hours.