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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – April 12, 2019 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Last night the influential seaside community of Newport Beach, California, was a motorcycle mecca as Ducati celebrated the grand opening of its newest exclusive dealership location. Global Chief Executive Claudio Domenicali as well as North American CEO, Jason Chinnock, were in attendance for the gathering of hundreds of Ducati fans, industry media, local VIPs and respected clients, all eager to experience the welcoming Italian atmosphere of the U.S. West Coast’s newest flagship exclusive showroom.
“Southern California is the largest market in the U.S.,” said Claudio Domenicali, Chief Executive Officer of Ducati. “In a short time, Ducati has grown from only racing motorcycles to a diverse range of sports motorcycles for many types of riders. This breadth of motorcycle segments makes it possible for such an important dealer to make a Ducati-only showroom a profitable business model in Southern California. The opening of Ducati Newport Beach as an exclusive dealer is testament to the evolution of Ducati.”
Ducati has extended its reach in recent years, currently with more than 700 dealerships globally. Ducati Newport Beach is located at 1601 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 and features Ducati apparel displays, a dedicated Ducati accessories showroom, a customer lounge, and state-of-the-art Ducati service department.
“To have Mr. Domenicali here with us to open the doors to our new flagship dealership is something we’re honored to experience,” said Michael Guerin, owner of Ducati Newport Beach. “We’re fully invested in the Ducati experience, particularly here in Southern California where the population is so enthusiastic about riding. Now that we’re able to focus solely on Ducati, we can be an even stronger pillar for the brand providing the Ducati customers with the best Ducati experience.”
On display last night were stunning selections from the 2019 Ducati model lineup, including the new Diavel 1260 power cruiser, which recently won the prestigious “Red Dot: Best of the Best” award for its unmistakable design. Powerful and muscular, the new Diavel 1260 combines the performance of a superbike with the style of a cruiser, integrating a new Testastretta DVT 1262 engine with an impressive 159 horsepower.
Additional information about Ducati, including participating dealers and availability can be found at www.ducati.com.
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Founded in 1926, since 1946 Ducati has been producing sport-inspired motorcycles characterized by high-performance Desmodromic engines, innovative design and cutting-edge technology. Situated in Bologna, the factory is located in the Borgo Panigale district. The model range covers several market segments with the following families: Diavel, Hypermotard, Monster, Multistrada, and Superbike. In 2015 Ducati presented the Ducati Scrambler: a new brand made of bikes, accessories and apparel that provide the last word in creativity and self-expression. These authentic icons of “made in Italy”, together with an extensive range of associated accessories and technical and lifestyle apparel, are distributed in 90 countries around the world. Ducati competes in both the World Superbike and MotoGP World Championships. 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, winning both the Manufacturers’ and Riders’ titles in 2007.
Source: Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A.