Riding high on Ducati

Riding high on Ducati

There are 33 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from May 12, 2007, titled Riding high on Ducati. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

Sometimes called the Porsche of motorcycles, Ducati sold only seven of its highly engineered bikes in Indiana in the first two months of this year.

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#21 Jul 5, 2007
This is probably the best thing to happen to Ducati since I first came across these wonderful machines in 1978!

Kendallville, IN

#23 Jul 5, 2007
wonderful news...my multistrada and i will be down to see you soon!!!



United States

#24 Jul 6, 2007
Has anyone heard if they got approval to open the doors? I'm droolin' here...
Chris Ratledge

Winter Park, FL

#25 Jul 6, 2007

I am SO STOKED to know this is happening. I'm a hoosier stuck in Florida but I've enrolled in classes @ MMI starting in August and can't wait to get started.

Hearing the news of my favorite brand being back in my home city is awesome! I never really liked the guys down in Cincinnati, hopefully Indy Ducati will succeed expand to include other euro brands maybe? MV Agusta, Aprillia, bring back BMW to Indy? I just wonder if the market can really sustain a Ducati dealer again, they've disappeared before in Indy.

Mount Prospect, IL

#27 Jul 9, 2007
check website for updates

Bowling Green, KY

#32 Aug 15, 2007
Habib wrote:
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After speaking with these guys, and visiting their dealership, I can tell you with all honesty they have no clue.
A backyard mechanic who's "piddled" with someone's race bike isn't what I consider "qualified".
I'll give them 10-12 months before they're just another memory.
Guess I'll still go out of state to get my bikes. And a real mechanic.
I don't really know what Habib's true experience was with the new Ducati dealer, CarrMoto/IndyDucati, but I can say nothing but great things after my first experience. I've bought 9 Ducatis in the past 15 years, all out of state (MCC in Chicago, mainly). I recently purchased a Hypermotard at MCC before I knew there was a dealer coming to Indy. It experienced some fuel delivery problems and after having the issue fixed by Matt Carr at Indy Ducati, I can definitely say he is no 'piddler'. I actually met Matt when he was a technician at MCC years ago and then I understand he worked at a dealer in Detroit for years. Matt was able to bring his many years of experience as a Ducati technician to the issue and solve it quickly. Customer service was outstanding. I'd trust Matt to work on any of my bikes. I for one am very impressed.

Mount Prospect, IL

#33 Aug 20, 2007
Glad we got you fixed and still running strong!!
tall paul

Walled Lake, MI

#45 Feb 6, 2008
wow, they poster who says matt is a backyard mechanic has no clue. Matt and bill are the best stand up ducati guys i know. i live 5 hours away also and must say their service, shop,and hospitality are nothing but exemplary. i love my monster that i bought from them and love it even more with the big bore kit done by matt. his service has me commited to them as one the best in the business. coach have you been in the store at all? ducati indy rocks!

Santa Monica, CA

#48 Mar 31, 2008
I've seen that a company called http://Sportbikerental.com rents the Ducati Desmosedici

Santa Monica, CA

#49 Apr 13, 2008
Sportbike Rental.com rents them
Indy Duc

Indianapolis, IN

#50 May 2, 2008
696 Release Party May 16-17 www.indyducati.com

Indianapolis, IN

#51 May 2, 2008
today wrote:
... no they don't but they make great organ donors.
Indy Duc

Indianapolis, IN

#52 May 28, 2008
Bike Nights are now happening. Watch the website for updats

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