Fabio Taglioni

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Fabio Taglioni (Lugo di Romagna, September 10, 1920July 18, 2001 in Bologna, Italy) was chief designer and technical director of Ducati Motor Holding from 1954 until 1989. His desmodromic V-twin design is still used in all current Ducati motorcycle engines. Among the many race victories of his early desmo twin, the 1978 legendary return of Mike Hailwood at the Isle of Man is perhaps the most memorable.