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Claudio Domenicali Is the New Ducati CEO

Claudio Domenicali Is the New Ducati CEO

Ducati named General Manager Claudio Domenicali as its CEO. Claudio Domenicali joined the Italian sports-motorcycle brand in 1991 as a project leader. He will replace Gabriele Del Torchio, who will be CEO of Alitalia, with immediate effect. Del Torchio joined Ducati in 2007 and became CEO after the company was […]

Piech suggests VW will add at least one brand

Piech suggests VW will add at least one brand

Volkswagen AG chairman Ferdinand Piech suggested the company has plans to add at least one brand to the lineup in a bid to become the world’s largest carmaker by 2018. In an interview with German monthly magazine ADAC Motorwelt, Piech said that his children 10 years from now will drive […]

BMW vs Audi becomes Ducati vs BMW Motorrad. Really?

BMW vs Audi becomes Ducati vs BMW Motorrad. Really?

Audi, VW’s premium brand bought Ducati in April for $1.12 billion dollars. That’s a lot of money if you start counting the zeros, but in the world of giant corporations like VW Ag , it’s simply not that significant. So yes – Audi is now the new owner of Ducati. […]

Official: Valentino Rossi quits Ducati

Official: Valentino Rossi quits Ducati

Valentino Rossi, the nine-time world champion will leave Ducati team at the end of this season and will return to Yamaha. In a short statement, Ducati said: “As the MotoGP series awaits its return to action for the August 19 Indianapolis Grand Prix, Ducati announces that its working relationship with […]

Audi to Complete Ducati Purchase Today

Audi to Complete Ducati Purchase Today

German luxury carmaker Audi Ag plans to complete the 860 million-euro ($1.06 billion) purchase of Italian motorcycle manufacturer Ducati later today, a spokesman at Ingolstadt, Germany-based Audi said. “We expect the announcement this afternoon from our colleagues in Bologna,” spokesman Juergen De Graeve said. Although the deal was effectively completed […]

AMG ends relationship with Ducati due to Audi takeover

AMG ends relationship with Ducati due to Audi takeover

Mercedes-Benz AMG division has canceled its nearly two-year marketing partnership with Ducati, the Italian two-wheeler company. Alongside the traditional Italian brands Lamborghini and Italdesign, Ducati is now a third pillar for AUDI AG in Northern Italy. “Since the end of 2010 a successful marketing cooperation has existed between AMG and […]

Ducati 1199 Panigale launched in Malaysia

Ducati 1199 Panigale launched in Malaysia

Ducati Malaysia has officially unveiled its latest model, the 1199 Panigale – one of the most powerful two cylinder motorcycle in the world. The new 1199 Panigale benefits from a monocoque frame and the first electronically adjustable suspension on any superbike anywhere. That’s not the only technology on board, though […]

Malaysia: Naza opens largest Ducati Centre in Asia

Malaysia: Naza opens largest Ducati Centre in Asia

Naza Group of Companies, the Malaysian business conglomerate associated with motor trading, automotive franchises and other activities has officially opened the largest Ducati Centre in Asia today. Located at Naza’s Automall PJ off the Federal Highway, the 15,000sq ft one-stop centre features an impressive showroom, coffee lounge and a club […]

Official: Audi buys Ducati for $1.1 billion

Official: Audi buys Ducati for $1.1 billion

Audi, the luxury car unit of Volkswagen, said Wednesday that it had agreed to buy Italian motorcycle maker Ducati from Investindustrial SpA for 860 million euros ($1.1 billion), including debt. The Supervisory Boards of AUDI AG and Volkswagen AG approved the acquisition today in Hamburg. Alongside the traditional Italian brands […]

Audi may be Ducati’s new owner next week

Audi may be Ducati’s new owner next week

Audi Ag, Volkswagen’s luxury carmaker plans to announce the acquisition of motorcycle maker Ducati, two people familiar with the matter said, Reuters reports. According to the same source, Europe’s biggest carmaker, encountered no major stumbling blocks during due diligence on the Italian motor cycle manufacturer. The purchase could be announced […]

VW’s Audi Plans to Buy Ducati

VW’s Audi Plans to Buy Ducati

German luxury carmaker Audi plans to extend its automotive empire and fulfill its chairman ambition by buying Italian motorbike maker Ducati for about 780 million euros. “The due diligence is not yet completed. There are still a few issues that need to be examined,” the source said. A deal with […]