The laws of physics haven’t changed, but its application to motorcycling can be hard to understand at times. To help educate local high school students, Ducati created the Fisica in Moto at the company headquarters in Bologna. Among its many features, the physics laboratory includes several interactive and hands-on displays to help understand the inner workings of Ducati motorcycles. Now the Fisica in Moto is open not just to students, but to the general public.
Developed with the help of teachers from the Malpighi High School of Bologna, the lab covers topics like desmodromic valve operation, the physics behind lean angle, and even the purpose of your helmet liner.
The laboratory will be opened on Saturdays and Sundays during the school year (October – June) and from Monday to Friday in Summer (June – September), closed on Wednesdays. Saturday-Sunday hours are 9:30am, 11:30am, 2:00pm and 4:00pm; Monday-Friday hours are 10:30am, 12:15pm and 3:00pm.
The Fisica in Moto tickets includes entry to the Ducati Museum (a must see, in my opinion), and tickets can be booked here. Pricing structures are detailed below (in Euros):
- Fisica in Moto + Museo Ducati: Full € 30,00 / Reduced € 25,00 */ Children under 11: Free
Fisica in Moto + Museum Fisica in Moto + Fabbrica + Museo Ducati: Full € 45,00 / Reduced € 40,00 * / Children under 11: Free
*Reduced for under-18 with parents and universitary studens (up to 26yo)
Still not sure how the physics lab works? Maybe this video can help you understand:
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