The premium motorbike market has been seeing some action in the recent past. Harley Davison which had set up a shop in September is now joined by Ducati Motors.
Ducati Motors, which announced its India foray in 2008, has opened its first showroom in Mumbai. It plans to open similar showrooms in six other major cities by early next year.
The first Ducati store in Mumbai has been opened in partnership with Precision Motor India Pvt Ltd, which would import Ducati bikes. The company is looking for different partners to open dealerships in other cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad. The racing bike maker expects to sell around 100 bikes in the Indian market over the next one year, said a company spokesperson.
Ducati’s 15 models available for retail include Hyper Motard, Monster, Fighter, SBK and Sport Classic. These models and their variants are priced between Rs 13-43 lakh.