Ducati was founded in Bologna, Italy in 1926 by Antonio Cavalieri Ducati and his three sons, Adriano, Marcello, and Bruno Cavalieri Ducati. The company, like any other, saw many ups and downs. Currently, Ducati is owned by Lamborghini through its German parent company, Audi; therefore, falling into the Volkswagen Group. Ducati is known for its legendary success on race tracks and they manufacture top-of-the-line motorcycles. The Ducati Museum in the city of Bologna showcases the full history of the company, from its humble origination as a radio and electronics producer to the motorcycle powerhouse it became over the course of the 20th century.
The world’s first-ever road trip commenced in the August of 1888. The drive covered a distance of 105 kilometers between 2 cities in Germany, Manheim to Pforzheim. Pforzheim is the birthplace of Mrs. Bertha Benz; the driver behind the wheel of the world’s first-ever Motorwagen.