Ducati North America announced today that sales figures for the first quarter of 2011 are up 68% compared to last year’s numbers. The third month in a row of positive sales growth, Ducati’s North American market is clearly recovering from the recession, with all models in the company’s line showing positive growth. “We have had an outstanding start to the year,” said Cristiano Silei, CEO of Ducati North America. “We expect our growth to continue strong for the rest of the year with our most sought out newest product, the Diavel, just hitting dealer showrooms in late March.”
While we don’t have concrete sales numbers to put this figure into perspective (we’ll see if we can’t pry some out of the Cupertino company with a batch of mom’s delicious cookies), the trend is at least good news for Ducatisti, as Ducati continues to gain back its post-recession sales numbers. According to the company, these numbers fall in-line with its 2011 sales plan, and Ducati North America expects to see the newly released Diavel, along with the Monster 1100EVO and Multistrada 1200 S Pikes Peak Special Edition bolster sales in the coming months.
Source: Ducati North America