The History of Ducati Glasgow
At the tail end of 2001, when Glasgow found itself without any Ducati Dealer, our then owners, Roger and Martin saw an opportunity that simply couldn't be missed. Good friends for about 8 years prior to going into business together, it seemed an ideal partnership to combine their respective talents and try to bring a life long passion they both shared into Scotland.
After about six months of pulling together a large number of local resources and a lot of seriously hard work from new staff and family members, Ducati Glasgow phase one (showroom one and workshop) opened its doors in May 2002.For the next few weeks the finishing touches went on to showroom two and the official grand opening with Ruben Xaus (then Ducati factory WSBK Rider) on June 29th 2002.
Nearly sixteen years later we're still here, stronger than ever.
Most of the original team are still here but we have now grown from just four to over thirty dedicated staff members working as hard as possible to make your ownership experience unrivalled in the motorcycle industry.
We haven't stopped learning and adapting to the changes in our market. The products coming from Italy have changed so much since we first opened the doors we have been delighted to be moving with the times, and we wont stop here!
As of 2012, Ducati is now owned by the Volkswagen Audi Group. Every new motorcycle released pushes the technological boundaries in today's motorcycle industry. Our relationship with Ducati grows every day, our experience gets even more comprehensive, our service to our customers gets better!
If you haven't seen us for a while - please pop by, we have opened our new showroom!
Welcome to our brand new showroom. After 15 years at our Great Western Road premises, we have now expanded and moved to Pit Lane, Mossland Drive, Hillington Park, Glasgow.
We are continuing our award winning customer service throughout sales, after sales and our high standard of motorcycle servicing. We continue to supply for customers with genuine parts, accessories and our full range of technical and casual clothing and merchandise.
With an incredible array of new, used and show-piece-only motorcycles on display, a cafe which serves hand roasted coffee and delicious light bites, an abundance of free parking, and not to mention the long list of incredible facilities now available, this new showroom provides the perfect location for all motorcycle enthusiasts.
The facilities which will be available from this new premises include: full workshop facilities for any bike with courtesy bikes available as well as a minibus drop off service which is perfect if you would like to head into Glasgow while your motorcycle receives high standard servicing. Our dealership also has an extensive range of 2017 model bikes on display, offer used bike purchasing services, hosts the full range of technical and casual branded clothing as well as dedicated Parts and Accessories Centres with friendly staff on hand to assist.
Our brand new model range bikes are available to view, test ride and purchase from our brand new showroom, as well as immaculate condition previous models, pre-registered bikes and ex-demonstrators. We also have a dedicated used bike display area so we have something in store to suit everyone.
We can buy your used bike from you, you can receive cash in return or use the bike as a deposit against another new or used bike. We also sell and display an incredible range of used bikes, with any make and model available. Our used bike floor is hosted on the upper level of our new showroom, and displays immaculate condition bikes. We don't settle for anything less. Almost all used bikes come with a 12 month warranty and we look after you and and our used bikes just as much as we do with our new Ducati's.
In our brand new premises we have a dedicated Land Of Joy - a perfect piece of tranquillity full of the latest Scrambler models including the ever popular Desert Sled and the Cafe Racer. This area is like a mini-dealership, with Scrambler dedicated clothing, merchandise, as well as both new and used Scramblers.
There's no better way to ride off into the sunset on your new bike than right out of the showroom, and now you can with Ducati Glasgow. We have purpose built a comfortable handover suite with an extra wide sliding glass door so you can leave the showroom on your brand new bike. Our Sales Team will dedicate this handover time especially to you, uninterrupted and undivided attention. Exactly what you would expect from the Ducati Glasgow family.
The upper floor of our new showroom hosts our entire range of technical motorcycle safety clothing as well as casual wear. We supply both ladies and gents clothing, as well as kidswear and merchandise. We have stylish extra large fitting rooms with full length mirrors as well as highly knowledgeable retail staff on hand to assist with sizing, measurements and product guidance. Gift cards are also available.
We want to ensure you get the correct part you require for your specific motorcycle. Our friendly and experienced parts team have years of expert knowledge and can advise, source and arrange delivery for genuine parts for the entire range of Ducati models. We also have a full range of tyres on display and a range of accessory kits in stock. Not sure what it is you are looking for? We can help with our expert adivce.
Our factory trained Technicians can perform any and all operations required for your machine. On display you can see a wall adorned with just some of the certificates our Technicians have been awarded in recent years. A reassuring aspect when you entrust your motorcycle for essential servicing and maintenance. Whether it is a simple tyre change or a full service - our customers can watch from start to finish. To us, this is the ultimate demonstration of our trustworthiness and confidence.
All of our factory trained Technicians have successfully completed VOSA and DVLA recognised and certified MOT Testing Training. Within our brand new workshop we have a dedicated 7 metre squared MOT testing bay with the latest brake testing equipment. We can MOT any motorcycle, not just Ducati bikes.
As bikers ourselves, we understand that being without your bike can be difficult, therefore we now have a courtesy bike available for you to use for a small fee, while your bike is undergoing servicing and maintenance. This bike is subject to change and will have limited availability so let us know as early as possible if you require the use of it.
You can have your motorcycle collected from your home or office within Scotland and returned to you for just £1 per mile each way. Our Dealer Support Vehicle can collect and deliver up to three bikes at a time, and our drivers are fully trained in manual handling, loading, unloading and securing any make and model of motorcycle.
This is a coffee shop for bikers, friends of bikers, their friends and families and a comfortable, welcoming space for the local community. Not only do we serve hand roasted coffee, we also have dedicated shelves for helmets and gloves, jacket storage, sockets for you to charge your phones and sat-nav's, 2x Smart TVs with sports channels and live racing, smoking area and a sun facing balcony with outdoor seating.
It is a condition of being employed with us that you must have a passion for motorcycles. This means our team has a combined knowledge base from which to give you the best advice possible. We know what it's like to ride a bike and what it's like to be a customer on the other side of the counter. We have an unrivalled enthusiasm for a brand that thrives on its personal link with its customers.