Ducati has enjoyed a strong first half of 2021 and a record-breaking June for sales of motorcycles.

The Italian factory delivered 34,485 motorcycles to enthusiasts in the opening six months of 2021, recording an increase of 43% over 2020 and 9% over the same period of 2019.

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June in particular was the best month ever for the company with 8,598 units sold worldwide.

The order portfolio is the highest ever recorded by Ducati at the end of the first half, with 63% compared to the same period in 2020 and a growth of a huge 284% compared to 2019.

Francesco Milicia, VP Global Sales Director Ducati, said: “The month of June was the best-ever for the company, confirming the positive trend that began with the excellent second half of 2020 and with the significant growth in the first quarter of this 2021.

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“Despite the great complexity recorded in the supply sector and transport, with delays in deliveries and a scarcity of various raw materials, and the difficulties generated by the many lockdowns experienced in these first six months of 2021 in various parts of the world, Ducati recorded truly significant growth, exceeding pre-Covid values by almost 10%. The order portfolio is also excellent, demonstrating the fact that enthusiasts are appreciating the 2021 range and the family of Ducatisti is expanding more and more”.

Countries leading the growth include Australia (+ 82%), Italy (+ 55%) which confirms itself as the top market with 6,071 motorcycles, Japan (+ 53%) and North America (+ 51%).

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Which Ducati motorcycles are the most popular?

The motorbikes leading the most-wanted list are the Multistrada V4, the first motorcycle in the world equipped with front and rear radar, the Ducati Scrambler 800 driven by the success of the Nightshift and Icon Dark versions and the Streetfighter V4, the super-naked Ducati par excellence, modern and technological.

Excellent numbers also for the new Monster, which arrived on the market in April.

Ducati hope the new Diavel 1260 S ‘Black and Steel’ and the Hypermotard 950 SP follow suit having just arrived in Ducati dealers.

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