When you experience a Ducati and don’t get tingles whenever you see the letters NCR it’s time for a historical past lesson. NCR is an acronym of its founder’s names, Rino Caracchi, Giorgio Nepoti and Rizzi. Collectively the trio (and later simply Rino and Giorgio) laid the groundwork for Ducati’s racing success. Through the 1970s Ducati didn’t have a racing program of their very own in order that they entrusted close by efficiency specialists NCR with tacking their marque to the racetrack. It was there that the NCR title grew to become legendary. From the 60s via to the 90s NCR labored with one of the best Italian engineers and technicians to develop bikes that left an enduring impression out on the monitor. Maybe essentially the most iconic of all was the Ducati 900 NCR ridden to victory by Mike Hailwood through the 1978 World Championship on the Isle of Man.