Ducati is a renowned Italian motorcycle manufacturer. Founded in 1926 by Antonio Cavalieri Ducati, the iconic motorcycle established its reputation for hand-built motorcycles worldwide. Ducati motor bikes are best known for their sleek appearance and high performance. Ducati motorcycles are characterized by large capacity four-stroke, V-twin engines and desmodromic valve design. Ducati is currently owned by German automotive manufacturer Audi through Italian subsidiary Lamborghini.