Ducati Motorcycle (Italy): Riding Traditional Business Channels or Racing through the Internet

This case discusses the e-business strategy of Ducati, an Italian manufacturer of high-performance motorcycles. Ducati became the first firm to sell a new-model motorcycle over the Internet, its MH900e motorcycle (15,000 Euros each). Professor Tawfik Jelassi and Stefanie Leenen discuss the company’s Internet venture from creation to launch, raising issues about how to handle and integrate an online operation.