Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A is a privately owned Italian motorcycle manufacturer located in Bologna, Italy. Ducati has achieved prominence in the motorcycle industry and in motorcycle racing. Founded 1926
Ducati produces racing-inspired motorcycles with unique engine features, innovative designs, advanced engineering and overall technical excellence. Ducati offers a range of the most highly sophisticated and sought-after bikes ever created for the road. Currently Ducati produces motorcycles in dinstict market segments which vary in their technical and design features and intended customers: Superbike, Monster, Streetfighter, Hypermotard, Multistrada, SportClassic and Desmosedici RR. The Company's motorcycles are sold in more than 60 countries worldwide, with a primary focus in the Western European and North American markets. From the fastest sport bikes to the meanest Monsters, Ducati turns dreams into reality for even the most demanding riders and fanatical enthusiasts.
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Subsidiaries of Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A
Ducati Corse (MotoGP and SBK Superbike racing) Founded 1954
Ducati Corse S.r.l. is a subsidiary arm of Ducati that deals with the firm's involvement in motorcycle racing. It is directed by Claudio Domenicali and is based inside Bologna in quartiere Borgo Panigale. More than one hundred people work in Ducati Corse (almost 10% of the Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. workforce). Ducati Corse currently competes in MotoGP, the Superbike World Championship and other national championships.
Superbike World Championship (also known as SBK) is the premier worldwide Superbike racing Championship. The championship was founded in 1988. The Superbike World Championship season consists of a series of rounds held on permanent racing facilities. Each round has 2 races and the results of each race are combined to determine two annual World Championships, one for riders and one for manufacturers.
The motorcycles raced in the championship are tuned versions of motorcycles available for sale to the public, by contrast with MotoGP where purpose built machines are used.
The championship is regulated by the FIM the governing body of motorcycle racing and managed and promoted by FGSport.