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Ducati USA announce record sales

Italian marque enjoys 22% increase in sales despite slump in motorcycle market

HARLEY-DAVIDSON may be in the doldrums right now but Ducati North America announced a record retail month in June, 22% higher thna in the same period last year.

The company say demand for the Monster 696 outpaced supply with a new record of 1410 units during the period. Ducati say sales would have been higher if production had met demand.

A string of commercially successful motorcycles, from the Hypermotard to the new 1098 and 848 superbikes, and now the new Monster have taken the brand to sales of over 10,000 in the last 12 months.

"The transformation of our product lineup and the exceptional dedication of our dealer network to improve has delivered these outstanding results," commented Michael Lock, CEO of Ducati North America.

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