CUPERTINO, CA – July 12, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Sales at Ducati North America reached a new 12-month high, surpassing the previous record set in 2007, with 10,094 new motorcycles delivered. A retail sales gain of 26 percent was also recorded in Q2 compared to the same period in 2011, marking the eighth consecutive quarter of growth. This success further solidifies North America’s position as Ducati’s largest global market.
Ducati also reported substantial growth for the brand’s apparel and accessories line with a 25 percent increase in Q2.
Ducati’s growth was fueled by the arrival of new models in dealerships, including the highly anticipated 1199 Panigale Superbike, which recently earned “2012 Motorcycle of the Year” by Motorcyclist magazine, and the confidence-inspiring Streetfighter 848. Also new to the Ducati product line is the Diavel Cromo, a vintage interpretation of the powerful Diavel, with a striking chrome-plated tank and classic Ducati logos.
“There are many factors that led us to reach this milestone, but none are as significant as the constant support we receive from our passionate customers and the tremendous contributions that are made daily by our dealer partners,” said Cristiano Silei, CEO of Ducati North America. “Combined with the company’s most attractive commercial and marketing programs to date and the largest product line in our history, we are confident this growth will continue into the rest of 2012.”
Ducati will continue to strengthen its dealer network in North America. Through investments in advanced dealer trainings, new experience-based marketing initiatives, and further integration of the brand’s new Retail Identity program, Ducati is poised to set a new standard in sales and service.
For more information about Ducati North America and Ducati’s line of performance motorcycles, please visit the new www.ducatiusa.com or your local Ducati dealer.
Public Relations Manager
Ducati North America
Founded in 1926, Ducati has been producing sport-inspired motorcycles since 1946. “Desmodromic” performance engines, innovative design and avant-garde technology characterize its motorcycles. Covering several market segments, Ducati’s range of motorcycles are divided into model families which include: Diavel, Hypermotard, Monster, Multistrada, Streetfighter and Superbike.
These authentic icons of “made in Italy” are sold in over 80 countries around the world, with concentration on the European, North American and Asia Pacific markets. Ducati competes in both the World Superbike Championship and, with an official team, the World MotoGP Championship. In Superbike Ducati has won 17 Manufacturers’ titles and 14 Riders’ titles and in 2011 passed the historic milestone of 300 race victories. Ducati have participated in MotoGP since 2003, and took both the Manufacturers’ and Riders’ titles in 2007.