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*30% of customers who took out a new policy between 1st January 2024 and 31st March 2024 and paid annually, paid £128 or less.  Price includes IPT. Please note that cover and premiums are subject to individual circumstances

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A brief history of Ducati motorcycles 

Ducati was founded by three brothers, Adriano, Marcello, and Bruno Ducati in 1926. Originally, the company was known as Societa Scientifica Radio Brevetti Ducati, and produced vacuum tubes, condensers, and other components for radio transmission. 

After World War II, the Cucciolo was developed – a small auxiliary motor for bicycles. In 1950, after more than 200,000 Cucciolos had been sold in collaboration with SIATA, a small Turinese company, Ducati began producing its own Cucciolo-based motorcycle. The debut Ducati motorcycle was a 60cc bike with a top speed of 40mph. 
Ducati responded to a changing market in the Fifties with the introduction of its 65TS motorcycle and Cruiser (a four-stroke motor scooter) at the 1952 Milan show. However, the Cruiser model was not popular and only a few thousand were made during a two-year period. In the 1960s, Ducati developed the fastest 250cc road bike available, the Mach 1. 

In 1967, Ducati revolutionised its engines, introducing the Desmodromic system which, until then, had only been used on its race bikes. Despite not being able to officially compete in racing, Ducati developed the Mach 250, which was capable of exceeding 150km/h. 

In 1983, Ducati was purchased by Claudio and Gianfranco Castiglioni – becoming part of the Cagiva Group. Under their management, the company expanded its share of the motorcycle market, introducing new models, increasing the supply of its large displacement motorcycles, and focussing more on racing. 

In 1993, Ducati launched its Monster, a bike that is still the manufacturer’s biggest commercial success, followed in 1994 by the 916.  However, despite its success in the road bike sector, Ducati was unable to avoid a downturn in sales and was saved by American investment fund, Texas Pacific Group, in 1996. 

The new management team overhauled the company, strengthening Ducati to become one of the strongest motorcycle brands on the market. However in 2005, it returned to Italian ownership with the sale of Texas Pacific's stake to the investment fund of Carlo and Andrea Bonomi. 

2007 will be forever remembered as the year that Ducati took its first MotoGP World title. It was won by Casey Stoner and the Desmosedici GP07 at the Motegi track in Japan.  

Ducati was purchased by the Volkswagen Group's Audi subsidiary in 2012.

Ducati’s range of motorcycles


The Ducati Diavel cruiser-inspired range comes with a 168hp V4 adrenaline rush that can be controlled by three riding modes, while the Diavel for Bentley is the epitome of exclusivity and performance. 


Ducati’s Hypermotard 698 mono is designed to thrill! With aggressive styling and sports bike technology, the 698 monorings unrivalled single-cylinder power and big-bore acceleration to the street.  


Ducati’s iconic Monster was first produced in 1993, but there have been several variants of the naked machine over the years. The current range of Monster, Monster S and Monster +  lose the iconic trellis frame, but boast a Euro-5 compliant 937cc Testastretta engines. 


The Multistrada range provide a series of real all-rounders, combining sports bike technology with long-distance touring and road enduro. The current range includes the 937cc V2 and V2 S, the 1158cc V4, V4 S, V4 S Grand Tour, V4 Rally, V4 Pikes Peak, and he all new V4 RS. 


For those looking for a more capable off-road solution, Ducati’s Desert X might fit the bill.  


The aggressive Streetfighter features everything that has made Ducati Superbikes legendary. Today, the Streetfighter family comprises the 937cc V2 and the mighty 1158cc V4, V4 S and V4 SP models. . 


A perfect introduction to the world of sports bikes, the supersport provides all the thrills of the Panigale range but in a more user friendly, ergonomically pleasing package. Powered by Ducati’s 937 V-Twin engine, the Supersport 950 and Supersport 950S can even be restricted to become A2 compliant.  


Launched in 2016, the Scrambler comes in myriad styles, colours, and attitudes. From the blank-canvas basic Icon to the Café racer inspired Nightshift and engines in both 801cc and 1100cc variants, there's a model to suit all tastes and needs. 


The pinnacle of Ducati’s sportsbike range, the Panigale V2 and Panigale V4, V4 S, V4 SP, and V4R models provide the ultimate sports experience based on proven race pedigree. 

How Bennetts provides motorcycle insurance for Ducati owners 

We specialise in providing competitive insurance quotes for motorcycle owners. We work with a panel of insurers to make sure that you get an insurance quote to suit your requirements – whether you ride a Diavel or a Monster. 

As part of your motorcycle insurance policy, you receive a number of benefits. These include cover when riding other motorcycles (qualifying criteria applies), 90-day European Union insurance as standard and RAC Breakdown cover can be organised for added peace of mind. 
Whether you’re looking for comprehensive, third party fire and theft or third party-only cover for your Ducati motorcycle, you’ll want to know that you choose an insurer you can trust. 

How to get a quote for your Ducati motorcycle 

Getting an insurance quote for your Ducati motorcycle couldn’t be easier. We search our panel of insurers to find you our best price for the cover you need. 

Simply complete our online form or call our dedicated customer service team on 0344 412 2171, who are on hand to find our best deal for you. 

Sources of interest for Ducati owners and fans 

Ducati Official Website – all the usual features including history of the brand, racing news, information about its models, links to an online store and dealer services. 

UK Monsters Owners Club – celebrating everything about the Ducati Monster. Formed by Terry Herbert and Grant Carr in 2001 as a forum-based club, its aim is to unite a group of like-minded individuals who enjoy riding their Monsters to the max. 

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