Ducati history on display at MotoCorsa's pop-up museum

Publish Date: 
Jan 14, 2013

PORTLAND, Ore. – For the month of January, past Top 100 dealer MotoCorsa has transformed its showroom in downtown Portland into a veritable museum celebrating the classic Italian marque, Ducati.

The Museo Ducati is a free exhibition features more than 30 significant Ducati motorcycles spanning over 60 years. According to a press release from the dealership, the display represents the rarest of the rare, and the most significant chapters in Italian transportation and Ducati’s own history.

 

Some examples include:

  • 1957 175 sport, a symbol of Italy’s race to the pinnacle of 1950s motorcycle engineering
  • 1974 750SS “Green Frame,” a bike so rare that one recently sold for more than $150,000
  • 1982 TT2, the first Ducati to use the trademarket trellis frame en route to countless race victories
  • 1993 Supermono, an engineering marvel of which only 67 examples were ever produced
  • 2008 Desmosedici RR, the most exotic road-going motorcycle ever put into series production

The selection was assembled from several private collections and museums, with many of the bikes being shown publicly for the first time since new. The exhibit is open through Jan. 31 at MotorCorsa, 2170 NW Wilson St., Portland, Ore. Opening hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Posted by Dennis Johnson