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24th April 2019
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The Red Baron's Ultimate Ducait Desmo Manual


If you’re passionate about your Ducati, wish to know your motorcycle in real depth, and keep it in perfect shape with the loving care she’ll only receive from you, this is your book.
This is a comprehensive service manual for you and your Ducati, that will help you to perform all maintenance and repair operations in your own home workshop. From basic servicing to the most complex repair and adjustment operations, everything is covered.
The bikes covered in this book range from the first 1980 ‘Pantah’ to the ‘Testastretta Evoluzione’ models, so it spans 30 years of Ducati models.
Within these pages you will discover the secrets of your pride and joy, and how to make repairs or carry out maintenance in your home workshop or garage.
With the rhythm of their mechanical soul, and powerful twin heartbeat, Ducatis are motorcycles for true lovers of voluptuous Italian style and character. The author, Eduardo Cabrera, is better known in the Spanish ducatisti community as Baron Rojo (Red Baron), a lifelong Ducati owner and enthusiast, and a regular contributor to the Spanish Ducati online forum.


ISBN: 9781845848781
UPC: 6-36847-04878-5


£65.00 (UK), $90.00 (US), 117.00(CAN)

• User friendly explanations, written from the D-I-Y mechanic’s point of view
• Fully practical book
• Difficulty rating for each of the operations to be performed
• Modular engine logic: common crankshaft + different head configuration
• Money-saving home-made special tools and commercial alternatives
• Covering a wide model range
• Lots of neat & clear schematic drawings
• 1220 full colour step-by-step photos and other illustrations
• Lots of useful practical tips & hints
• Free EMS diagnostic software and alternative software explained


Eduardo Cabrera, better know in the Spanish ducatisti community as Baron Rojo (Red Baron), was born in Madrid, in 1972. Since his earliest memories, he has been passionate about motorcycles. He got his first bike in 2000: a Ducati 750 SS, and since then he’s only ridden Ducatis.
With a natural inclination to all things mechanical, it was a breakdown of his 1988 Paso 750, just after a complete service by the dealer, that started his deep interest in the mechanics of that iconic Italian motorcycle.
From a self-taught beginning, his fluency in English and French allowed him to further his knowledge in Ducati mechanics through foreign literature.
It was in this way that a first rough draft of what would later become his Ultimate Ducati Desmo Manual started taking shape in a series of articles published online at, the main Spanish DOC forum.
Thanks to the contacts he made with respected specialists in the Ducati marque, he’s been able to gain a complete knowledge and the ability to perform the most complex repairs.
Progress in this work, and his recognition by the ducatisti, finally resulted in the opening of his own Ducati specialist workshop in early 2016.

Place of birth: Madrid, Spain • Hometown: Irún, • Nearest city: San Sebastian

V4878 • Paperback • 27x20.7cm • 280 pages • 1220 pictures • ISBN: 978-1-845848-78-1 • UPC: 6-36847-04878-5
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