The economy has changed and we are living in the information era where customers are everyday more and more informed, more sophisticated, and more demanding. Ducati faces a great challenge which is the one to react to fast changes and to select the adequate strategies that will allow it to do so.
Through our project we intend to analyse the current trends of the motorcycle industry, where it is heading and what place Ducati occupies in it. Once we understand the whole picture we will go in depth, analysing it and decomposing it into bits and pieces to better understand why it occupies this place, and what strategies it must take to maintain and improve its position and itself as a whole.
In order to provide a deep and complete analysis of the Motorcycle industry we provide an extended Porter's five forces framework, because as we know this framework has several flaws and we have reinforced it with the factors we think affect the industry and alter its profitability.
The market can be divided into 2 categories men and women. In the category of men Men: Men under 30 group accounts for 44% of all sales. Therefore, a great opportunity exists here because of the group's size. This group's members buy motorcycles for their transportation and recreation needs. Men in this group buy more of mopeds, scooters and entry level lightweight road bikes. Men between 30 and 50 makes up 45% of buyers. The motorcycles most frequently purchased are the heavyweight tourers and cruisers. Many buyers are married couples looking for an alternative to taking the car out for weekend drives to the country. Men over 50 group accounts for about 11% of motorcycle sales. The heavyweight touring class and the middleweight road bike categories account for most of the sales here. Women group is a segment that is growing at a fast rate, and represents an opportunity area.
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