Ducati sells 34,485 bikes in first-half 2021, up 43 percent

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 17 Jul 2021

The very positive trend continues for Ducati which, at the end of the first six months of 2021, delivered 34,485 motorcycles to enthusiasts, recording an increase of 43% over 2020 and 9% over the same period of 2019. June, in particular, was the best month ever for the company with 8,598 units sold worldwide.

The order portfolio (motorcycles to be delivered) is the highest ever recorded by the company at the end of the first half, which is a 63% increase compared to the same period in 2020 and a growth of  284% compared to 2019.

The robust growth is led by Australia (+ 82%), Italy (+ 55%) which confirms itself as the top market with 6,071 motorcycles, Japan (+ 53%) and North America (+ 51%).

Francesco Milicia, VP Global Sales Director, Ducati, said: " June was the best-ever month for the company, confirming the positive trend that began with the excellent second half of 2020 and with the significant growth in the first quarter of this 2021."

He added, "Despite the great complexity recorded in the supply sector and transport, with delays in deliveries and a scarcity of various raw materials, and the difficulties generated by the many lockdowns experienced in these first six months of 2021 in various parts of the world, Ducati recorded truly significant growth, exceeding pre-Covid values by almost 10%. The order portfolio is also excellent, demonstrating the fact that enthusiasts are appreciating the 2021 range and the family of Ducatisti is expanding more and more".

Multistrada V4 the best-seller
The Multistrada V4, the first motorcycle in the world equipped with front and rear radar, is the highest-selling Ducati in the first six months of 2021. It is followed by the the Ducati Scrambler 800 driven by the success of the Nightshift and Icon Dark versions and the Streetfighter V4. The company, which has not revealed specific model-wise sales numbers, says “excellent numbers also for the new Monster, which arrived on the market in April.”

Ducati is present in over 90 countries around the world, including India, with 769 dealers.

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