The May edition of International Dealer News (IDN) is now available to read online or download to your personal archive at...
Highlights this month include timely publication of a 'no-holds-barred' interview with Ducati Director General Claudio Domenicali - one conducted by Alan Cathcart just as Ducati owner Investindustrial was preparing to enter the exclusivity due-diligence phase of the agreement to sell the legendary Italian sport-bike maker to the Volkswagen Audi Group.
In a 'double-dose' that will please all Alan Cathcart enthusiasts, IDN also presents his test ride of BMW's new scooters, in which he reports that he considers them as setting a new benchmark for the increasingly popular maxi scooter market.
Other highlights include a first quarter 2012 year-to-date industry statistics analysis, and a look at the Ducati - Audi deal - a very different one to those that have appeared in the media so far following the flurry of corporate press releases that were released last week. Plus - a ten page selection of international parts and accessories news, and ten pages of Motorcycle Fashion vendor reports from around Europe.
All advertising in IDN's print edition also appears automatically in the online version, where advertiser website URLs are hyperlinked for reader research and response convenience.
Meanwhile... the first show floor-plan for Big Bike Europe is now under construction - if you are interested in getting involved, contact Expo Managing Director Chris Gothard (email@example.com); expo information is available online at www.bigbikeeurope.com