BMW, Ducati see sales changes

Ducati has been a bit slow coming out of the gate, with Q1 sales down in 2013.
Ducati has been a bit slow coming out of the gate, with Q1 sales down in 2013.

European motorcycle manufacturers BMW and Ducati both released sales numbers in the last few days, but they’re two different stories.

April was a record-setting month for BMW; the German manufacturer sold 14,587 units in April, up from 13,088 the year before. That’s an all-time record for BMW in April.

That number is likely mostly due to the new water-cooled R1200GS, but BMW says their other models are doing well too. They’ve certainly got a fresh lineup this year, with their new touring F800GT, the revamped F700GS, and the high-spec HP4.

On the other hand, Ducati announced a slip in Q1 sales. While the high-end Italian sportbikes sold very well last year, like BMW, they saw a 5.2 per cent drop in sales in the first quarter this year, under their new owners from Audi.

 

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