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Bologna has always been home to one of Italy’s most well known two wheeled exports Societa Scientifica Radio Brevetti Ducati. The early name is a clue to the company’s humble begin­nings. In the industry’s infancy Bologna was something of a leader in radio commu­nic­a­tions. The university produced a certain Sig. Marconi (who invented wireless telegraphy) and in 1922 a young physics student named Adriano Cavalieri Ducati, whilst studying radio commu­nic­a­tions, developed his own radio trans­mitters and condensers...more