I’m a sucker for old bikes, and the vintage collection on display in Long Beach really caught my eye. Seen here is a row of classic Ducati motorcycles, starting with the green machine in the foreground – a Ducati Cucciolo. Technically speaking, Cucciolo is just the engine bearing the Ducati name, as it was the first product the company produced after the war. The intent was to be able to fit it to most bicycles. When we think of Ducati today we think of exotic sporting machinery, but this nice example of Ducati’s beginnings reminded me that it wasn’t always this way. Ducati motorcycles from the 1960s and 1970s follow along down the row.