Ducati celebrates its achievements in 2020 to boost its 2021.
With the paradigm shift in the global situation, the two-wheeler sector took on new challenges and this made an impact throughout the whole year. The pandemic also caused a seven-week halt in production right at the peak period of the season which made an impact on the first six months. Despite that, Ducati Motor Holding managed to conclude 2020 with a record second half.
Due to the results from July to December, Ducati was able to deliver a total of 48,042 bikes in 2020. The sales differential compared to 2019 was limited to -9.7%. Ducati managed to increase its sales in China, with 4,041 motorcycles sold (+26%), and the country thus becomes the fourth largest market for the Borgo Panigale company. An increase in sales compared to 2019 was also recorded in Germany, with 5,490 units (+6.7%), and in Switzerland (+11.1%). Italy is the first market in the world with 7,100 units.
“2020 was a complex year in many ways and a whole new challenge for everyone in the world. Inevitably, it ended in a different way than we would have liked, but Ducati was able to make the most of the recovery trend of the two-wheel market that began in June, achieving an excellent second half of the year with a result that was better than we had expected back in March. By redefining working methods and processes we managed to maintain the safety of our employees, to stay close to the fans and to consolidate the Ducati brand in the world by growing in some markets such as China. We also won the Constructors’ World Title in MotoGP for the second time in our history.”
-Claudio Domenicali, Ducati CEO.
Ducati also made its impact by winning the MotoGP Constructors’ World Title. Apart from its newest Australian subsidiary and the start of production of one-off limited series such as the Superleggera V4 and the Diavel 1260 Lamborghini. The “Land of Joy” marks a return to the true essence of motorcycling, guaranteeing accessibility and fun in complete safety.
“The final part of 2020 was characterized by an excellent second half, which allowed Ducati, with 48,042 bikes sold, to recover part of the sales gap formed in the first months the year. The company confirmed its growth trend in the markets of China, Germany and Switzerland, recording better numbers than in 2019”, added Francesco Milicia, Vice President and Global Sales Director Ducati. “During 2020, Ducati also committed to supporting its sales network all over the world, developing the Ducati Cares program, which allowed Ducatisti to be able to return to visit their trusted dealers in complete safety, or to interact digitally to book an appointment or evaluate the purchase of a motorcycle remotely. All without halting the expansion process that continued with the opening of new dealerships and the new Australian subsidiary”.
The positive trend in 2020 paves the way for a better year in 2021. For 2021, the product range is more complete than ever. The interest of enthusiasts was immediately reflected in an order portfolio that is the largest ever observed at the beginning of the year.
“We are starting 2021 with the certainty that we have an increasingly complete range that is careful to meet the needs of different types of motorcyclists. The new products have led to a very positive order portfolio at the beginning of the year and this is a clear sign of the appreciation of our fans. Motorcycles like the new Multistrada V4, which with its technology marks a new milestone for the world of two wheels, or the Monster, which represents all the essence of Ducati in the most compact, essential and lightest form possible to have fun every day. Even the upcoming racing season will see us participate with a group of young and talented riders, who are helping us to look to the future with optimism and a constant desire to improve.”