In 1983, Ducati was purchased by Claudio and Gianfranco Castiglioni and
became part of the Cagiva Group. With this change of management the
group was in the hands of two great bike and racing fans, who together
brought Ducati to the triumphs of the Superbike era.
The adventure began in 1988 with Marco Lucchinelli on his superb
851, constructed by engineer Massimo Bordi.
Under the management of the
Castiglioni brothers, Ducati expanded its share of the motorcycle
market, introducing new models, increasing the supply of large
displacement motorcycles, and intensifying the company's commitment to