ROAD MAP: Tartarini & Monetti's legendary world tour on Ducati 175s

05 Oct 2018

Sixty years after their epic undertaking, Ducati celebrates Leopoldo Tartarini and Giorgio Monetti with a temporary exhibition recalling the two protagonists of the extraordinary world tour of 1957-1958. 

From Europe to the Middle and Far East, from the boundless Australian deserts to New Zealand, from the Amazon Rainforests to Andes Peaks and Sub-Saharan Africa: Tartarini and Monetti contributed to promote the Ducati brand and build a network of dealers in countries where the Firm wasn't yet known.

The exhibit in the Ducati Museum will open on 7 October 2018 and will be open until 7 January 2019. The opening's inauguration will be held at the Auditorium of the Ducati headquarters, which will be accessible to the public upon booking at the email popcultdocs@gmail.com or at the phone number 333 774 6283.

The event will feature the participation of Monetti – one of the two riders who made the exceptional journey – and the screening of previously unreleased films, restored with the support of the Ducati Foundation. On the day of the inauguration tickets to the Museum will be offered to the public at discounted prices. 

The restoration and digitisation of the films also contributed to the creation of the box set ROAD MAP, il leggendario giro del mondo di Tartarini & Monetti su Ducati 175 (ROAD MAP, Tartarini & Monetti's Legendary World Tour on Ducati 175s) that features images and previously unpublished letters sent to family and Head Office during their journey around the globe. The book will be presented during the press conference scheduled for 6 October at the Misano Classic Weekend, the event dedicated to vintage motorcycles. 

The box set will be on sale in October at the Ducati bookshop, in book stores and digital stores.