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Ducati India to start operations from March 18, 2015

Italian bike manufacturer Ducati is gearing up to restart operations in India from March 18, 2015. The company has revealed that it will set up two dealerships in the county initially - one each in Mumbai and Gurgaon.

Ducati's Gurgaon dealership will be handled by AMP Motors, which also runs Jaguar Land Rover dealerships. Bangalore is also likely to get a dealership in the future.

The company is likely to entire its entire motorcycle line-up in the India market. Initially, all bikes are likely to be imported as CBUs. CKD operations are likely to commence later.

Earlier, Ducati sold its bikes in the country through an importer, Precision Motors. However, the importer lacked the capability to handle Ducati's operations. Deliveries of bikes were delayed, spare parts were unavailable and after-sales support was poor. Customers demanded a reorganisation of the dealership and service network. This resulted in Ducati ending its contract with Precision Motors and going solo.

Source: Overdrive, Gaadi

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