The Essential Buyer’s Guide: Ducati Desmoquattro Twins review


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Tested by: John Milbank, Editor MCM RRP: £12.99 ISBN: 978-1-845844-30-1

Having owned two Ducatis, I thought I knew all I needed when I started looking to buy another Monster. Veloce Publishing’s book by Ian Falloon proved me wrong. A mine of useful information, there’s far more than the usual things to check on any motorcycle (though this is all here too). The smallest details and issues are covered: Did you know that Ducati switched to a three-phase voltage regulator in 1999; or that pre-1995 748 and 916 cush rubbers tend to disintegrate? I’d been talking about bikes with a friend who’s an independent Ducati Specialist – everything he told me was in the book.

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My only criticism would be that the pricing information – obviously designed to avoid reprinting the book in different parts of the world – is a little confusing, but if you’re in the market for a Ducati, or simply a bit of a geek, this book comes thoroughly recommended.

More info: www.veloce.co.uk

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