Hmmm. Looks like the first world countries have been pretty affluent for the past little while. Upscale bikes like Harley and Ducati ('luxury' items) have been selling rather well. Let's hope this continues... particularly if a Duc ends up in my garage!
Wish they'd post unit sales numbers as well. How much of this increased revenue is due solely to the big jump in prices from last year?
I guess I'm not unhappy, though. Nice to see someone still doing well in this economy. Looking forward to 2002 and seeing what goes on then, and especially if the 620 i.e. is as good as I've seen so far.
...until I demo rode an ST2 and an ST4. If I had the $$$ I'd get one in a heartbeat. And by the way, Ducs are not unreliable, but the scheduled maintenance is expensive. Try to get a demo ride, you might become one of the "ducatisti". The bikes are such a joy to ride that I would gladly pay the maintenance.