World Of Motorcycles is Ducati South Africa’s New HQ
Any uncertainty that might have been felt with the announcement that Ducati was once again changing hands was firmly dispelled at the beginning of June as Ducati South Africa’s new showroom in Centurion opened in fine style.
New owner Jos Matthysen was there to introduce guests to the new-look Ducati SA premises and impressed everyone with his enthusiasm and commitment to the iconic Italian brand.
No less impressive are the new showrooms at the World Of Motorcycles, conveniently situated in Centurion, right next to the John Vorster off-ramp on the N1.
A brand such as Ducati deserves something special and it now has it. Spread over four levels, it is a self-contained hub for everything Ducati; the full range of 2019 Ducati models as well as a select choice of used models and, for the first time, there will also be the full range of Ducati apparel on sale, as well as apparel and accessories from other major brands.
The service department is also fully operational and, with a full inventory of spares, able to deal with any eventuality on any model. In the off-chance that a spare isn’t held in stock, it can be ordered and shipped within three days.
A brand is only as good as the people that work there and Ducati SA has been fortunate to retain all the key players from the previous ownership. Sales are handled by Roy and Bruce and the whole entity is kept running smoothly by Bonitha. The workshop performs its surgery under the watchful and skilled eye of Zoki, overseeing a team of fully qualified Ducati technicians.
Jos is keen to make World of Motorcycles more than just the home of Ducati SA; visiting must be an experience and, to help that, there is Outlaws Pub and Grub, serving excellent food and drink. A liquor licence has been applied for, meaning that you never actually have to leave the place from dawn to dusk, if you don’t want to!
World of Motorcycles will happily look at any motorcycle as part exchange for a new or used Ducati and will have a section of the showroom devoted to the sales of these trade-ins. But whether you’ll be able to look past the gleaming Ducatis on offer is another matter.
Should you wish to try before you buy, there are demo rides available for potential customers. Current demo units include Panigale V4S, 950 Multistrada, Scrambler 1100, Scrambler 800 Icon, Monster 797 and Monster 821 and there will be more demo models available in the coming months.
Tel: 012 765 0600
Address: Office Park, Akkerboom Steet & John Vorster Dr, Zwartkop, Centurion, 0046
Pics: Meghan McCabe