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This is the list of references (“Bibliography”) of desmoliterature after our desmobook from about 1990 till present time.

Progressively more articles will be added and some hyperlinked.

Last update: Saturday 18.02.2006

Nb Untill 1990 not very much was published on Ducati in general and desmodromics in specific. Most publications are from the last 15 years. In my list I will only mention the books and articles that contain content that helps me build the desmo website. There are other places like : http://www.cowin-tech.com/ducati/ where one can find a listing of articles (about 450) and books (about 40) on Ducati (and desmo). Search for “desmodromic” @ http://scholar.google.com to find some very fine articles of Dalpiaz and Rivola.

Bibliography (new)

* Baker, Alan Desmodromics In: The Classic Motorcycle; 1991, p. 16-19

* Blunsden, John The power to win : The design, development and achievements of the Ford Cosworth DFV, DFX, DFL and DFY V8 racing engines. First published 1983. Chapter on Desmodromic Valve Gear p. 52-p. 54

*Clarke, Massimo Ducati Scrambler, Desmo E Mark 3, Vimodrome (Milano), Giorgio Nada Editore, maggio 1995

*Colombo, Marcello Basta con le molle : Storia del desmo In: Moto Ciclismo d’epoca; Anno 7, numero 8-9 agosto/settembre 2001 [a.o. MV Agusta 125 cc desmo]

*Ducati2001 [Yearbook], 2001 *Foale, Tony Design of Desmodromic Valve Gear to fit cylinder head of Velocette 500cc racing motor engine, 1994 [Foale Velocette desmo]

*Green, Steve Pukekohe Park Life : from Bantams to Guzzis in: Classic Racer nr. 89 (May/June 2001) p. 8 (text) and p. 10 (picture) [Brian Thomas” Norton Manx 350]

*Leverkus, Ernst Neander K 500 : Voller Ernst In: Motorrad Classic 1/91 Januar/Februar p. 13-18 and 2/91 Mar./Apr. p. 36-43 [Neander K 500]

*Ludvigsen, Karl Classic Grand Prix Cars : The front-engined Formula 1 Era 1906 – 1960, Phoenix etc . Sutton Publishing Ltd., 2000 [a.o. Maserati 6 cil., Scarab, SEFAC, OSCA, BRM]

*Masetti, Marco Ducati : A Motorbike, a Myth, a Museum, Florence; le Lettere, 1999

*Guizzardi, Gianluca Motorbike Design : Tradizione ed innovazione nelle Moto Ducati / Guizzardi, Lombardi, Ferrari, Fiorilli, Torroni; Bologna Facoltà di ingegneria, 1995

*Norton Engine Developments : Some Interesting Design Activities on Racing Motor Cycle Power Units In: Automobile Engineer, July 1959 [Norton Desmo]

*Perelli, Carlo L’uomo del desmo In: Moto Ciclismo d’epoca; Anno 3, numero 02 1997 [about Fabio Taglioni]

*Perelli, Carlo Romantico replicante In: Motociclismo D’Epoca 11/2002. [about Arturo Serri] *Perelli, Carlo Rettifica! (45 Anni dopo) In: Motociclismo d’Epoca of february 2002. [Mondial supposed Desmo]

*Rauch, Siegfried Richard Küchen : Deutsche Motorradkonstrukteure In: Motorrad Classic 2/91 März/April p. 36-43 [Küchen & Capriolo desmo]

*Töns, Wolf Ducati : Pantah & Co 1978 -1996, Rösrath, Art Motor Verlag, 1995

*”In Moto” of October ’93 [Del Biondo].

*”In Moto” of May ’94 [Del Biondo]. *Moore, George In: Automobile Quarterly, Vol. 30, nr.4 summer 1992 (Duesenberg Special) [Duesenberg]

*Schwarz, Waldemar Königsweg : Königswellen-Boxer In: Motorrad 25/1997, Rubrik: Test & Technik [BMW Franz Pohn]

*Schwarz, Waldemar Schattenboxer : Technik BMW R1 In: Motorrad 18/1999, Rubrik: Test & Technik [BMW R1]

*Sharpe, Norman Straight from the island In: Motor Cycling, May 28, 1959 [Norton Desmo]

*Announcement that an article will be published in issue six (November/December) about the JAP desmo-phenomenon In: MOTORRAD Classic; issue 5, September/October 2002 [JAP desmo]

*Slancar, Martin Puzzle für Fortgeschrittene : JAP-Prototyp mit Zwangssteuerung In: MOTORRAD Classic; issue 6, November/December 2002,

*Slancar, Martin Der Ventiltrieb eines JAP-Einbaumotors, 1999 [non published Private Document]

*Taglioni, Fabio Storia e realta’ del sistema desmodromico per il comando delle valvole dei motori a scoppio [Signed non published document handed over by Dottore T. himself to Franciso Tijsse Klasen (see also “Desmobook” button), summer 1990.]

*Walker, Mick Morini; Transport Source Books, 1996 p. 38 [Morini desmo] *White, Gordon Eliot Offenhauser : The legendary racing engine and the men who built it. First published in 1996. This pb edition published in 2004 by Motorbooks Int. Desmo info. in Scarab chapter p. 120-124.

*Zacche, Stefano Ottimizzazione della Distribuzione desmodromica per motore motociclistico : Tesi di laurea, Università degli studi di Bologna Facoltà di ingegneria Anno Academico 1988/89 De Vincentiis, Antonio Disegni Assistito Dal Calcolatore I http://www.dipmec.unian.it/disegno/didattica/progetti/desmo/relazione.htm

Faurès Fustel de Coulanges, Sébastien “Léon Michelat and the Poincarian Delages” In: Les Amis De Delage L’automobible, Bulletin Juin 2008 [Text in English] Desmoparagraph on p. 12-13 “The real fatherhood of the desmodromic distribution of the Delage S” Maître, Sébastien La distribution desmodromique d’un moteur à explosion. “Rapport d’histoire des techniques” UTBM, Printemps 2005 Ludvigsen, Karl A-cams and Z-drives. Especially compiled article (summer 2008) with all the desmo-facts from his prize-winning book, Mercedes-Benz Sports and Racing Cars. Berto, Andrea e Celeghin Linda Simulazione dei sistemi di distibuzione desmodromico e a molla; 2006/07