2- Ducati North America achieves Record Market Share. Company posted two quarters of consecutive growth and closes December 2010 up 35 percent. Last year, Ducati introduced a host of exciting new products that contributed to the company’s retail success in North America including, the Hypermotard 796, Hypermotard 1100EVO and EVO SP; Monster 696 ABS, Monster 796, 848EVO Superbike, 1198S Corse Superbike and the Multistrada 1200 family. Unveiled at November’s EICMA Milan Motorcycle Show, the new-for-2011 Ducati Diavel has set the stage for further success in 2011.
3- CARB Legal Catalytic Exhausts. You wonder. Which emission after-market control parts (catalytic converters, oxygen sensors) are CARB legal? The California Air Resources Board has posted on its website a list of motorcycle aftermarket emission control parts that have received an exemption from the California state’s anti-tampering laws adopted in January 2009. Only five companies had products on the list: BUB Enterprises, Cycle Shack Inc., Ducati North America, Thunder Heart Performance Corp. and Yoshimura R&D of America Inc. To see the list jump HERE.
4- Zero Motorcycles, the global leader in the electric motorcycle industry, has announced plans to open a new motorcycle manufacturing facility in Santa Cruz County that will more than double the company’s current production capacity. Steve Salyer (Vice President of Operations for Zero Motorcycles) says: “With this exciting new expansion, we reconfirm our commitment to building the best electric motorcycles in the world as well as creating U.S. based manufacturing jobs. Recently, Zero also announced a $1.84 million investment in a “next generation” powertrain project.