From rudeness to beauty: the Ducati 175 Sport

The Ducati 175 Sport was born out of an act of rudeness, which later turned out to be a blessing in disguise. What happened was that engineer Fabio Taglioni (1920-2001) was not invited to the party celebrating the victory of his Mondial 175 and Tarquinio Provini at the 1954 Motogiro.

Offended, Taglioni left the team and his job without a shred of explanation, and joined Ducati on May 1st of the same year. The Bologna-based motorcycle company was facing a grave crisis at the time, but Taglioni stayed for forty years, designing over one thousand models and fostering amazing technological innovations for the brand.

The beautiful Ducati 175 Sport was presented at Milan’s Auto Show in 1956, and was manufactured until 1961.

Photos via:
http://www.motorcycle-usa.com

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