Kuala Lumpur, 6 June 2013 – Ducati Malaysia (Next Bike Sdn Bhd) launched its first Ducati dealership in Sungai Buloh today, just over a year after the opening of Asia’s largest Ducati Centre in Petaling Jaya. The launch of Ducati Welly Sungai Buloh as an official Ducati dealership marks the beginning of Ducati Malaysia’s plans for further development of the brand throughout the country. During the momentous occasion, Ducati Malaysia also unveiled the Multistrada 1200 ABS China Adventure special edition.
Present at the launch were Mr Pierfranceso Scalzo, Ducati Region Asia Commercial Director, Mr Nik Danial Nik Mahmood, Vice President of NAZA Two Wheels Division, representing Datuk Wira SM Faisal Tan Sri SM Nasimuddin, Mr Ngo Yoke Kwang, owner and operator of Ducati Welly Sungai Buloh and Mr Nageb Abdul Majid, President of Ducati Club Malaysia.
“Since being granted the rights of Ducati distributorship locally, Next Bike has ensured the steady and successful expansion of the brand’s presence. Now that it is better established in Malaysia, we have an ever-growing number of Ducati owners and enthusiasts to cater to and our customers can be sure that our commitment to creating a larger network of Ducati Centres and dealers is firmly on track,” said Datuk Wira SM Faisal Tan Sri SM Nasimuddin, Joint Group Executive Chairman of NAZA Group of Companies.
“Moving forward, we are in plan to open few more new CI showrooms to extend Ducati’s reach in Malaysia and enable us to better serve the Ducati owners and customers,” added Datuk Wira SM Faisal. “Those key areas that we are looking at are Hartamas, Penang, Kelantan, Johor and Kuching,” furthered Datuk Wira SM Faisal.
Mr. Pierfrancesco Scalzo, Ducati Region Asia Commercial Director said, “The opening of this brand new showroom is the proof of the increasing demand and interest towards the Ducati brand in Malaysia; now our customers have even more occasions to feel and see closer all the Ducati motorcycle range.” Mr. Scalzo added “We are delighted to have a great partner such as NAZA in Malaysia for pampering our Ducatisti customers and enhancing the Ducati lifestyle and passion in Malaysia.”
Owner and operator of Ducati Welly Sungai Buloh, Mr. Ngo Yoke Kwang (also known as Kwang or Welly) said, “I started off as the average mechanic with a particular fondness for magnificent two-wheelers. The combination of this passion and ambition drove me to build a motorcycle dealership in Klang Valley, and be the first official appointed dealer by Ducati Malaysia is deeply satisfying and a great honor.”
Ducati Welly Sungai Buloh showroom holds the full range of Ducati products – from bikes and merchandise to performance parts and genuine spare parts. There is also a dedicated Ducati service centre with the capability of handling 5 bikes simultaneously with certified Ducati after-sales personnel and fully equipped with Ducati special tools.
During the official dealership launch, Ducati Malaysia also unveiled its Multistrada 1200 ABS China Adventure special edition, limited to 50 units at RM95,888 NSP. This edition, which comes complete with side panniers and double stand, was released in conjunction with the upcoming 1st Ducati Strada China Adventure. The trip planned for 27 August to 18 September spans over 23 days and will take 14 bikers on a journey that spans 5,168km through North Eastern China, from Tianjin to Dalian.
Kwang, who will lead the group on behalf of Ducati Malaysia said that, “I was impressed by the Ducati Multistrada’s capability of handling arduous and often challenging journeys cross country. So when it came to planning this China Adventure with Ducati Malaysia, knowing that we needed a dynamic and reliable motorcycle, the Multistrada was the perfect choice for everyone in the group!”
Ducati Malaysia has already pre-sold substantial number of the Multistrada 1200 and the first batch was recently registered. Ten units of the Ducati Multistrada were presented to the proud owners at the opening of Welly Sungai Buloh dealership.
Datuk Wira SM Faisal added “In the coming months, we expect to hand over many more keys to proud owners of the new Multistrada and will organize more lifestyle activities around this model. At Ducati Malaysia we strongly believe in developing a vibrant, healthy lifestyle and finding ways to celebrate the best in life.”
“The 1st Ducati Strada China Adventure which takes inspiration from the 2011 Ducati Multistrada Borneo Adventure, further strengthens our commitment to fostering the unique and thrilling Ducati lifestyle that takes Ducati owners beyond our borders to conquer roads throughout the region,” he added.
For more information, do contact:
DUCATI WELLY SUNGAI BULOH
No.2135, 2136 & 2137, Jalan 3/1,
Batu 13 1/2, Bandar Baru Sungai Buloh,
47000 Selangor D.E.
Tel : 03-6156-1768, 03-6156-2135
Showroom: 9am till 7pm daily
After-sales service centre: 9am to 7pm daily.