Expanding its presence in India, Ducati has opened its new dealership in Pune, also the company’s fifth dealership in the country. The Italian motorcycle maker has appointed Bavaria Motors for the management responsibilities and the 4500 sq.ft. showroom is located on Boat Club Road in the heart of the city.
Potential buyers will also be interested in knowing that a service facility is part of the dealership, in addition to the display area.
Making a re-entry in the Indian market last year, Ducati India’s first dealerships opened in Delhi, Mumbai and Gurgaon followed by the one in Bengaluru later in 2015. The company had then expressed plans to expand further, and as a result, is making its presence felt with a wider dealership network.
The Pune showroom will be offering the complete Ducati lineup to its customers with the portfolio including the new Scrambler, Monster and Panigale range of motorcycles; while also including the Diavel, Multistrada and Hypermotard family.
Ravi Avalur, Managing Director, Ducati India said, “Pune and its neighboring cities have some of the most passionate motorcyclists in the country and we are keen to bring to them a taste of the Authentic Italian Performance that Ducati offers. We believe our partnership with Bavaria Motors will help us deliver to the city a customer ownership experience that is consistent with our global standards.”
The Pune dealership will also retail the all-new 959 Panigale superbike that made its domestic debut at the 2016 India Bike Week last month with sales set to commence later this year. The bike maker promises that the service centre has a trained team of technicians, while funded with state-of-the-art equipment and diagnostics.
The service personnel are constantly trained by the company to deliver the same level of service found globally. Prices for the complete range start at Rs.6,83,000 (ex-showroom Pune). Apart from the motorcycles, enthusiasts can also pick up merchandise, apparel and riding gear at the Pune dealership.