It had to happen. Harley, Royal Enfield, Honda and many others have found the used motorcycle segment in India lucrative. Ducati couldn’t resist the charm either and has started the Ducati Approved program. The Ducati Approved program chooses pre-owned Ducatis in India which are less than five years of age. Moreover, Ducati certified technicians inspect the motorcycles over a 35 point check. It is a pre requisite that the motorcycle should have less than 50,000km genuine odometer mileage.
Does the Ducati Approved motorcycle also have a warranty?
Subject to terms and conditions, the Ducati Approved program brings in a 12 month warranty coverage. One also gets complimentary roadside assistance with the same. There is also the possibility of transferring over the warranty to the new owner, should the pre-approved motorcycle be sold within a year. As per agreed terms and conditions, Ducati India dealers will cover the parts and labour cost as well.
Sergi Canovas, managing director of Ducati India, said “Our entry in the pre-owned segment in India will make Ducati more accessible to passionate bikers who aspire for the luxurious & premium experience offered by Ducati motorcycles. I believe that Approved program will help bike enthusiasts in upgrading themselves to their dream machine in a cost efficient and assured manner. With this program, our aim is to sell bikes with the same level of sophistication and authenticity as offered with a new Ducati.”
Ducati’s new range of motorcycles have found a great approval in the Indian market. Service as well as dealer friendliness is said to be the prime reason behind the sales. Moreover, the company has been quick in introducing relatively affordable as well as high end motorcycles, soon after their global launch. This reason will also spur sales of the used Ducatis in India. Especially considering that these will be certified and backed by a warranty.