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Ducati announces new retail finance deals

By Sean Alexander, Oct. 20, 2004
*PRESS RELEASE* DUCATI ANNOUNCES "DESMO DEAL" FINANCING PROGRAM WITH GE RETAIL SALES

Ducati North America and GE Retail Sales Finance team up to provide Ducatisti excellent financing on every model Ducati.

Cupertino, California - October 18th, 2004 ~ Ducati North America and GE Retail Sales Finance are proud to announce their first joint promotional finance program. This new partnership brings Ducati owners the support and backing of GE, the largest financing company in the world.

The "Desmo Deal" is a special program with Ducati and GE providing a comprehensive financing resource for all Ducati models. Low rates and low payment plans are available for both existing showroom and new 2005 models.

The financing offer also allows for a 125% of MSRP maximum allowance. Now Ducatisti can accessorize their bike or themselves with helmets, jackets, exhaust systems, or other Ducati Performance accessories and apparel.

All Ducati models qualify for one of the Desmo Deals currently available until the end of 2004. Visit www.ducatiusa.com or call 1-888-DUCATI 2 to locate the nearest Ducati dealer.

All 2003 and Prior year models:
$0 Down, 2.9% for 36 Months *
$0 Down, 3.9% for 60 Months *

All 2004 Models:
$0 Down, 4.9% for 36 Months *
$0 Down, 5.9% for 60 Months*

All 2005 Models:
$0 Down, 6.9% for 36 Months *
($0 Down, 7.9% for 60 months is also available on the standard GE plan)*

*Tier 1 credit qualification - other rates will apply to Tier 2 and 3 applicants.

The Offers:

2003 and Prior Model Year
36-Month Payment Plans
--- Rate --- Term - Down Pmnt - Max Advance
Tier I 2.9% 36 Months 0% 125%
Tier II 4.9% 36 Months 0% 125%
Tier III 9.9% 36 Months 10% 125%

60-Month Payment Plans
--- Rate --- Term - Down Pmnt - Max Advance
Tier I 3.9% 60 Months 0% 125%
Tier II 5.9% 60 Months 0% 125%
Tier III 10.9% 60 Months 10% 125%


2004 Model Year
36-Month Payment Plans
--- Rate --- Term - Down Pmnt - Max Advance
Tier I 4.9% 36 Months 0% 125%
Tier II 6.9% 36 Months 0% 125%
Tier III 11.9% 36 Months 10% 125%

60-Month Payment Plans
--- Rate --- Term - Down Pmnt - Max Advance
Tier I 5.9% 60 Months 0% 125%
Tier II 7.9% 60 Months 0% 125%
Tier III 12.9% 60 Months 10% 125%


2005 Model Year
--- Rate --- Term - Down Pmnt - Max Advance
Tier I 6.9% 36 Months 0% 125%
Tier II 8.9% 36 Months 0% 125%
Tier III 13.9% 36 Months 10% 125%

60-Month plan available under the standard Ducati-GE finance program Down payments are subject to credit application review. GE Consumer Retail Finance reserves the right to require a larger down payment based on individual applicant circumstances and credit quality.

Promotion is subject to Tier I, II or III credit approval through GE Consumer Retail Finance. There is no cost to the dealer for this promotion. This program is not eligible to earn dealer participation. All U.S. Ducati Motorcycle dealers (except Puerto Rico) who are enrolled with GE Consumer Finance and in good standing may participate. Proof of insurance required on all contracts over $10,000.

Program Period:
September 22nd, 2004 to December 31st, 2004 Credit approval good for 60 days. Eligible purchases must be made and contracted between 9/22/2004 and 12/31/04. No contracts for this promotional program will be accepted for funding after January 14, 2005.

Maximum Advance:
No Ducati is complete with out accessories. GE Retail Finance has increased the maximum advance available, up to 125% of MSRP is allowed. (all-inclusive: including tax, title, and reasonable costs for freight, set-up, and dealer installed Genuine DUCATIPERFORMANCE accessories and apparel only).

*Offer subject to credit approval. Applies to purchases of 2003 and prior models of $2,000 or more made on a Ducati installment loan account from 9/22/04 to 12/31/04. Fixed APR of 2.9%, 4.9%, 9.9% or 16.9%will be assigned based on credit approval criteria. Examples of monthly payments over a 36-month term: at 2.9% APR, $29.04 per $1,000 financed and at 16.9% APR, $35.60 per $1,000 financed. A 10% down payment may be required based on credit approval criteria. See participating U.S. Ducati dealers for details (available in U.S. only, not available in Puerto Rico). C2004 Ducati North America, Inc.

Founded in 1926, Ducati builds racing-inspired motorcycles characterized by unique engine features, innovative design, advanced engineering and overall technical excellence. Ducati has won eleven of the last thirteen World Superbike Championship titles and more individual victories than the competition put together. The Company produces motorcycles in five market segments which vary in their technical and design features and intended customers: Superbike, Supersport; Monster, Sport Touring and Multistrada. The Company's motorcycles are sold in more than 40 countries worldwide, with a primary focus in the Western European and North American markets. For more information about the Company, please visit our web site at www.ducati.com
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