Friday, January 29, 2010

Coronation Street Star Jimi Harkishin orders his new Ducati Multistrada 1200

TV Soap Star Jimi Harkishin, who plays the character Dev in Coronation Street, has joined a number of Ducati Manchester customers who have placed orders for the new Multistrada 1200.
Jimi dropped into the Manchester dealership during the recent Multistrada preview day where interested customers were given a chance for the first time to see the 1200cc bike up close and try it for size.
Jimi found time during a busy day filming to pop in to the Manchester dealership. He commented, ‘I had heard so much about this bike and was desperate to see it. I was a fan and owner of the last Multistrada and I knew this was the bike for me. I placed my order for a Multistrada touring there and then.’
The Corrie star was one of eight Ducati Manchester customers to put down deposits on the day. So far Ducati Manchester has taken deposits for thirty four Multistradas and obviously Ducati Manchester manager Chris Booth is delighted. ‘The interest in this bike has been amazing. Most of the deposits were taken even before we had the bike here and to take another eight on the preview day including Jimi’s is fantastic’.
The Multistrada 1200 is due to be released this spring and is one of the most highly anticipated bikes of 2010. The Multistrada is one of the most advanced road bikes ever produced utilizing a 150hp engine and has four different modes that can alter power output, suspension and traction control according to the type of conditions the rider encounters.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

24th Jan 2010 - Rideout from the Store

Rideout from the Store Sunday 24th - Meet at the Cafe next door for Breakfast around 10.30am depart 11.00am.

Call Gav on 07801 290685 or Speak to Chris in store for further information.

World Ducati Week 2010

World Ducati Week 2010 (WDW affectionately referred to in Italy as Woo de Woo!) is on and Ducati Manchester will be there!! Fancy joining us ?? Then Read on..

The Event has now been confirmed for the 10th-13th June 2010 at the World Famous Misano Circuit in Misano Adriattico on Itlay's eastern sea board about 2 hours south of the Factory at Bologna.

If you haven't heard of Woo De Woo - its a festival of all things Ducati and a huge party thrown by the Factory every 2-3 years - its an event definitely not to be missed for all Ducatisti!!!
Four days of non-stop fun are planned: track sessions, official riders and stunts, evening parties, concerts, motorcycle tours, Ducati Factory and Museum visits, historical bikes exhibitions, conferences, and much more. Not to mention fantastic sunshine, food and wine that's out of this world and some of the best roads in the world!

We are not organising a fixed route this time - instead you choose your route and your pace - and simply meet us in the evenings! We will be providing a Van to carry our customer's luggage down to and back from the event together with a few spares in case the worst happens oh, and our resident Italian Sergio!; We will publish in due course Hotels where will we be staying each evening - just meet us for Dinner!

Plans are currently formulated, but a rough outline at the moment will be to depart from Folkestone via the Euro Tunnel on the evening of 5th June and rendez vous at a hotel in Calais;

6th June Calais to Colmar / Mulhouse in the Alsace
7th June Mulhouse to Italian Border via Switzerland with plenty of time to play in the passes!
8th - 9th June - touring Northern Italy at leisure - probably staying first night around Monza area, arriving on the 9th in Misano ready for the Festival beginning on the 10th.

The event tickets will go on sale directly from Ducati at - watch this space for more info.

Type purchased until April 30th
purchased from May 1st
biker 70 euros 80 euros
visitor/ passegger 45 euros 50 euros
DOC member
40 euros 40 euros

For further information about this event - contact Sergio in Store or Gav Brooker at the DOC on 07801 290685.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Manchester Bike Show Cancelled- Show goes on in store @ Ducati Mcr

As the Manchester bike show is now Cancelled Ducati Manchester is putting on a show of their own with the all new 2010 Models being on display Saturday 9th - Sunday 10th January 2010. We will also have some show stopping offers over the weekend and refreshments and snacks in store. Bring the kids for free posters and handouts over the weekend. The long awaited Multistrada 1200S is on display for you to sit on and admire along with the UK debut of the Hypermotard 1100 Evo SP. The Hypermotard 796 is also on show. Join us this weekend - the snow isn't stopping us!

Ducati Superbike Promotion now extended till 30th April

Joining the Ducati team has never been so easy! If you buy a new Ducati Superbike between now and 30 April 2010 you will receive a free Ducati bundle packed with items specially geared towards those of you who ride without compromise - just like our official factory riders!When you buy a Ducati 848 or 848 Dark you will receive a complete set of Ducati Corse Riding Gear, as proudly worn by our factory riders. The complete set of 2010 gear worth over £2000 contains the following:- Ducati Corse leathers- Arai Chaser helmet with Ducati Corse graphics- Ducati Corse gloves- Puma Desmo V2 boots- Ducati back protectorIf you buy a 1098, 1098S, 1098R, 1098R Bayliss, 1198, 1198S, 1198S Corse, 1198R Corse. in addition to the set of Ducati Corse Riding Gear above, you will also receive:
Ducati Track Day: A day at a conveniently located European race track, with one of our riders helping you perfect your riding technique.In addition, our technicians will reveal all the secrets of the Ducati Superbike in a dedicated workshop.The calendar of the track days will be available soon.
A Day at the Races: A ticket to join us at a World Superbike Championship round and a place in the official Ducati Grandstand.Now it’s up to you!