The Pantah Desmodue brought Ducati into the modern world of motorcycles. They were immediately more reliable than the earlier bevels, and established a blueprint that continues today. The proliferation of models is such that it can be difficult to determine the exact specification of an example.
Ian Falloon been involved with Ducati motorcycles for nearly 40 years. He has written several books covering the two-valve, belt-twin Desmodue models, having owned several examples, and through his role as a motorcycle journalist, he has attended press launches for many of the models covered in this book. A long standing, close association with the Ducati factory, and a personal association with many of its engineers, has provided Ian with an invaluable insight into the Desmodue development. He lives in Australia, with his wife Miriam, and two sons, Ben and Tim.