Wednesday, 11 November 2015

British Ducati fans rejoice!

What a year to be a British bike - and especially Ducati - fan. Danny Kent's our first Grand Prix world champion (used to live just up the road from me), Michael Rutter pedals a TT1 round the Isle of Man at over 120mph - and now this; Ducati have already sold over 50,000 bikes in 2015
All-time sales record for Ducati: bike deliveries top 50,000 for the first time ever

  • On 10 November Ducati delivered its 50,000th bike of 2015, an increase of no less than 23% with respect to the same date last year
  • Seven new 2016 bikes to be unveiled at EICMA
  • “More than Red: Black, Wild and Pop”. This is the title of the Ducati World Première 2016, to be streamed live around the world on Monday 16 November at 4.30 pm (CET time)

Borgo Panigale (Bologna, Italy), 11 November 2015 – Ducati Motor Holding continues to grow and has now - for the first time its history - broken through the 50,000 bike sales per year barrier. This ground-breaking result was reached on 10 November. By the same date last year Ducati had sold 40,650 motorcycles which was, at the time, a record for the Bologna-based bike manufacturer.

In the wake of this major achievement, the company is now getting ready to reveal the most important new products for 2016, a year that will, as previously announced, see the arrival of nine new bikes.

To ensure the ever-greater involvement of the Ducatisti community, the “Ducati World Première 2016” will be streamed live starting at 4.30 pm (CET time) on Monday 16 November.

From 17 November (the day set aside for the press) to Sunday 22 November, all the latest from Ducati will be on show at EICMA 2015, the international motorcycle exhibition  - now at its 73rd edition - that will be held at the Trade Fair centre in Rho-Milan.

Reaching the 50,000 bike mark is a huge sales achievement for Ducati”, commented Claudio Domenicali, CEO of Ducati Motor Holding. “Growth is not a goal in itself but, rather, an indicator of customer satisfaction with regard to both the bikes and the overall quality of our work. It’s a result we’re very proud of, one that rewards our efforts and confirms the soundness of our strategy. It also stems from continuous product innovation, far-reaching geographic expansion and efforts to become ever-closer to the Ducatisti community. It’s also a result that augers well for EICMA 2015, where we’ll be presenting seven all-new bikes. Together with the Monster 1200 R and another new bike eagerly awaited for the end of the year, that adds up to no less than nine new bikes for 2016.

On Monday 16 November, Milan will also host the Ducati World Première 2016, a live-streaming event that will involve thousands of enthusiasts all over the world. It will be entitled “More than Red: Black, Wild and Pop”. Three words that herald new horizons for Ducati – and an entry into three new worlds.

Watch the Ducati World Première 2016 on (worldwide), (Germany).


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