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I am an avid investor and have been looking into buying both Ducati and Harley Stock. Harley Davidson has been a steady growth stock for over 20 years.
 

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I don't own any Ducati stock, but may consider buying some.

Being an avid investor what are you thoughts of buying Ducati stock? You didn't mention whether or not you were planning on buying any.

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I don't own any Ducati stock, but may consider buying some.

Being an avid investor what are you thoughts of buying Ducati stock?
 

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I am thinking of buying stock. It is not volatile and the volume of trades is low. Looking at their 5 yr, 2 yr and 1yr chart, it seems the stock is at a low point.

The monster 620 was a great financial move it seems, "an astonishing number of people who never owned a motorcycle before entered into our family via the M620 - something like 40% of all the buyers, which is terribly high."

In those past 5 yrs in the US, Ducati's registrations went from 2000 bikes a year up to 6000, and then it dropped slightly to between 5000 and 6000. They have had problems with marketing in the U.S.

For a small italian company to approach a large country as the US with a heavy ad campaign is not cost effective. They have tried to share the burden with other euro bike companies in cobranded mega stores without success.

My outlook on the stock is a positive one.
- They make bikes that evoke emotion and wanting.
- All their sales numbers in US and intl are growing slowly.
- The stock is near its 5 yr low.
- They have entry model bikes to create new customers.
- Motorcyle registrations in the US are up 15%

I think it will be critical for Ducati to make their bikes more servicable and to find a way to mass market to US customers.

I was going to reduce my risk exposure with buying shares of Harley.
 

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Thanks for the clarity!

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As an aside, if you own DCH stock, you can then also complain to Investor relations about any issues you have with customer service or bike defects. :)
Hmm... That's an interesting thought.

I wonder if owning stock would have helped the people with leaking batteries facilitate a resolution with Ducati?

From what I've seen and what you and SoCalMonster900 stated I agree DCH stock should be purchased for the long haul.

Thanks again for your thoughts and suggestions.

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My concern is the backlash about the new design. If sales are dropping due to the current economic situation the new designs might make things worse. Then againt they do not sell that many superbikes compared to Monsters.... I have been thinking about it for a while but the new design trends have kept me away.
 
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I bought 15 shares awhile back but purely for enjoyment.
 
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I have an extensive portfolio and own a nice chunk of Ducati Stock. I don't require dividends on any stock and on that note and if this is of no concern to you, than it is definitely worth considering. I am however a bit concerned on Texas Pacific Group wanting to dump their 35% interest and even though I do not follow my interests in Ducati that closely- itis a definite concern. If we all remember back 6+ years ago, it was TPG that saved our most cherished marque in the moto world.
 
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