- Ducati opens new Dealership in Kochi expanding its presence across six major cities
- Managing Director Ravi Avalur: “We believe that our partnership with EVM Motors will enable us to deliver an unparalleled ownership experience to motorcyclists in Kerala.”
Kochi, 22nd May, 2017 – Ducati’s newest addition to the growing network in India is a world class dealership and service facility in Kochi, Kerala. The 12,000 square feet showroom, which also houses a state-of-the art service facility, has been established by EVM Motors at Maradu in Kochi. The dealership is equipped with ultra-modern equipment and a team of highly qualified and trained service personnel to ensure excellent levels of service.
Ravi Avalur, Managing Director of Ducati India said, “We are very excited to bring the unique experience of Authentic Italian Performance to Kochi. Kerala already has a large number of Ducatisti and we look forward to seeing the community grow. We’ve seen very promising results in South India over the last two years and the opening of the Kochi dealership is strategically aligned to our goals in the region.”
Kochi is Ducati’s sixth store in India, with dealerships already operational in Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad and Bangalore. With over 20 models on sale, the range in Kochi will extend across Cruisers, Naked motorcycles, Super Bikes, Sports Touring, Adventure Enduro and the complete Scrambler range. The dealership will also stock the Ducati and Scrambler apparel collections and motorcycle accessories.
Established in 1952 as a small entrepreneurial group, today the EVM Group has gone on to become one of the most established networks of diverse companies. It has experienced rapid growth and innovative excellence under the leadership of Sabu Johny, son of E.M. Johny (Chairman, EVM Group), acquiring a broad spectrum of clientele.
Sabu Johny, Managing Partner, EVM Motors, said “Ducati is one of the most coveted premium motorcycle brands and we are extremely excited to partner with Ducati in India. I’m looking forward to starting the Desmo Owners Club in Kochi and riding together with the motorcyclist community. Customers in Kochi can expect the same unprecedented levels of service and ownership experience that Ducati delivers around the world.”
Ducati will launch five new motorcycles in India this year. The current range starts at INR 7,09,000 (ex-showroom Kochi) for the Scrambler Icon.
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Founded in 1926, Ducati has been producing sport-inspired motorcycles since 1946. Today, their motorcycles are characterized by performance engines with Desmodromic valve actuation, innovative design and avant-garde technology. Covering several market segments, Ducati’s range of motorcycles is divided into model families which include: Diavel, Hypermotard, Monster, Multistrada, Scrambler and Superbike. These authentic icons of ‘made in Italy’, together with an extensive range of associated accessories and technical and lifestyle apparel, are distributed in over 80 countries around the world, with concentration on the European, North American and Asia-Pacific markets. In addition to the Bologna factory located in the Borgo Panigale area, Ducati has a plant in Thailand, which opened in 2011 and assembles motorcycles for the Asian market, and since 2012, another in Brazil that assembles motorcycles for South America. Ducati competes in both the World Superbike and MotoGP World Championships. In Superbike, Ducati has won 17 Manufacturers’ titles and 14 Riders’ titles and in 2011 passed the historic milestone of 300 race victories. Ducati have participated in MotoGP since 2003, winning both the Manufacturers’ and Riders’ titles in 2007.