Ducati can be called the renaissance of the moto-industry. The two-wheeler manufacturer is full of thrilling surprises. Each and every step involved in the making of the bike is signed by the individual who did it. That takes accountability to a whole different level, and not to mention the amount of trust it can instill in the customer. Here, MusicSnake Magazine put together a list of top 6 surprising facts you probably didn’t know about the brand.

Number One: Cicciolo’s Birth. Ducati started manufacturing the Cicciolo after their factory was bombed in WWII. That little motor could be strapped to any bicycle and you can have turbo speed at any time.

Number Two: Dual Production Lines in Bologna. Thanks to the stringent emissions standards of California and the lack of feasibility for producing motorcycles for a single state, Bologna has two production lines. One is for bikes for the US market, and the other for the rest of the world.

Number Three: Speed Is Key. The Monster takes 88 minutes to be built. That has to be some sort of a record.

Number Four: Ducati Is All Hand Made. It’s true! The bikes are still made by hand in Italy. The factories in Brazil and Thailand are only for assembly purposes and only for local markets. There are no robots involved in Italian craftsmanship. That is also the reason why each and every part of the bike making process is signed by the worker who did it. This makes problem solving and accountability pretty easy.

Number Five: The Old Trade of Ducati. Ducati is a master of diversification. The company used to make radios, reel-to-reel projectors and electric razors. This reminds you of Honda that made lawnmowers and Yamaha that manufactured pianos.

Number Six: A Diverse Workforce. Talk about breaking stereotypes and providing gender equality. About 30% of the production staff at the Borgo Panigale factory are women. Thanks for reading!

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