A Club Called US DESMO

In 2003, The Ducati Owners Club of Canada (DOCC) Southeast Region undertook a metamorphosis and emerged as “US DESMO INC.” This separate charter was formed by Jim Calandro, the past DOCC Southeast Regional Representative, with assistance from Clyde Romero and Bob Lattanzi.

US DESMO is a gathering of rider enthusiasts whose common interest is to promote Italian motorcycles on the road and on the track, safely. The clubs initial efforts were in the Southeastern United States. There are now three area rallies, two track days and two 2 day track weekends. More adventures are planned for the future. Please revisit this web site for more information on membership, the magazine, discounts with area dealers, rallies, track days, and other events to come. We always welcome like-minded riders, members and volunteers!

If you wish to join US DESMO, you may use this Adobe Acrobat application form. If you have questions and comments contact Jim Calandro at capo@carolina.rr.com


Founded in 1926, Ducati now builds racing-inspired motorcycles characterised by “Desmodromic” performance engines, innovative design, and avant-garde technology. The company produces a range of premium motorcycles with technical and design features that are relevant in the main market segments and grouped into six unique model families: Diavel, Hypermotard, Monster, Multistrada, Streetfighter, Superbike.

Ducati’s main factory site and headquarters is located in the Borgo Panigale area of Bologna, Italy, with an additional assembly factory in the Rayong Province of Thailand and a CKD provider in Manaus, Brazil.

Throughout its range, Ducati combines sophisticated, race-derived technology with unique brand characteristics such as Desmodromic valve control, 90° L-twin cylinder engines, innovative chassis solutions, benchmark electronics, unique sound and Italian Design. For more information, please visit our web site at www.ducatiusa.com.