The new Stoke Ducati I heard is part of the company that owns Ducati Preston And Ducati Manchester.
If the sales figures for Ducati are as successful as in the press release they will need a few more trained technicians around the country to keep all these new customers happy. Hope Ducati UK are training people up to meet the demand, don't want a tired techi rushing the jobs do we.
I hear what you're saying Steve, Trouble is sometimes they get trained up, then they lose the good ones because they don't pay the right wages for the job, and the sales teams change every other week, for the same reasons,
I tend to use the same dealers year after year, Whether it be for HD, BMW Honda or Ducati,
To be honest I'd rather travel 150 miles knowing it'll be done properly rather than 5 miles down the road to some dealer who's let people you know down on numerous occasions,
Called in DMC Ducati Stoke yesterday met the staff who were very friendly and enthusiastic!
They have a dedicated Scrambler room which I think we could use for a meeting place for ride outs!!
The official launch is Saturday 21 November 10.30am onwards.
I will be working unfortunately!
Check out their Facebook page
I've registered my Classic with them for servicing, for the warranty, and expect to call in there fairly often, but will avoid the crush next Saturday. Have visited five times already and am impressed by the friendly members of staff. I will be happy if the business proves to be a success.
Just got back home after dropping off two more scramblers, for those of you that are coming (and you're all welcome) we've arranged car parking on the Michelin car park, the entrance is on the junction of London Road and Rookery Lane, it's behind the store and a very short walk.
Picked up two remodelled seats today to take down to Stoke for tomorrow's open day, a brown leather one complete with matching leather covered tank side panels and an all black one which is for my FT so hopefully see you tomorrow.
Sorry Graham that I didn't reply but was on my way down to the store.
It was great to meet up with you guys and there's a big thanks to those that braved the weather.
Oh and guess what, that frame plugs and bar ends arrived at 11.33am so all I can advise is for those of you that are interested in frame plugs have a look on desmoworld.com website as I know Chris has started to post scrambler goodies.
Well! What a great morning we had at the new Stoke Ducati Store opening, Shane Burn did the honours, and what a nice bloke he was, very easy to talk to etc, and he was telling us how much he was looking forward to the new BSB season riding his new Ducati,
Geoff (Mr Shifter) made us most welcome on the scrambler stand, and I got to have a sit on his new bike, with all the extras and mods it must be the most expensive Scrambler in the country, but very tastefully done and by no means over the top, it's a credit to you Geoff, I'm not sure the Carbon side panels suit your bike but they would sure look nice on mine hand em over mate,
Only took a couple of pictures, but I thought you'd all like this one of Mr Shifter sitting on his pride and joy in the Scrambler department,
I love those mirror/indicators , and the re-profiled seat, and last but not least all those Rizoma parts are just stunning,
Thanks to all the guys at Stoke Ducati who made us feel at home and kept the coffee flowing,