April 6 2006.
Ducati UK has announced the appointment of two new dealerships in Ashford and London and the addition of two new service centres in the East Midlands.
Motorline of Ashford is entering the motorcycle market for the first time, by adding Ducati to its six existing car franchises which are spread across 13 locations in the Kent area. The company established 30 years ago, is a family business that is run by three brothers, with Glen and Thomas Obee both already owning Ducati 749's.
Motorline is now open for business and has a selection of demonstrators for customers to try, as well as a full range of motorcycles, parts, and clothing and Ducati Performance accessories.
Motorline Ducati is easily accessible from Junction 9 of the M20 in Ashford.
Ducati UK has also added two new service centres in the East Midlands; GTech Performance in Market Harborough, south of Leicester and Cornerspeed in Kirkby in Ashfield to the north of Nottingham. Run by Neil Barrett and Jeff Green respectively, both GTech and Cornerspeed have been operating as independent Ducati specialists for some time and have a good reputation amongst the local Ducati owners clubs.
Ducati has also appointed Metropolis Motorcycles as the franchised dealer for Central London. Metropolis is located on the Albert Embankment in Vauxhall and is an established dealer within the central London area.
Although the 2,500sq ft Ducati showroom is not yet fully open, customers can already test ride a range of Ducati demonstrators.
Metropolis should be fully operational for sales and service by the end of April.
Andy Simpson, Ducati Network Development Manager commented on the new appointments; 'We are delighted to be able to announce these new appointments, particularly coming as they do at the beginning of the season and ensuring our customers in these areas have local access to the Ducati brand. In making these appointments we have been looking for representation offering high levels of customer service, professionalism and enthusiasm for the brand. We are very confident that Cornerspeed, GTech, Metropolis Motorcycles and Motorline will all deliver on these expectations."
Any parties interested in pursuing opportunities within the Ducati network should contact Andy Simpson on 07718 037595 or via info@ducatiuk.com