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Old Aug 10th, 2006, 1:39 am   #1 (permalink)
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Ducati of Seoul Korea, Update w/pics.

http://www.proitalia.co.kr/

To my amazement my lodging is 300 yards from the Seoul Ducati dealer. In a city of 11 million this is remarkable.

Anyway, I visited today and found the sole employee on site to be very friendly but Korean speaking only. They have about one of everything and all MV bikes too. Up the stainless steel spiral staircase was the accessories and clothing room plus the xerox bike etc. [nothing to fit my full size American body]

It is noteworthy to mention that is was 100 degrees today and high humidity . Hence, the outdoor showroom was not my thing , to say the least.
The second floor was like a oven. Odd .

One picture shows a extreme low end restaurant in a shack beside the Duc building. This is not unusual though. But, the important point is the shack has a A/C unit on the side.

About 1/2 a mile away is the HD dealer and it was a very busy place , altough I didn't stop.

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Old Aug 10th, 2006, 7:25 am   #2 (permalink)
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Hey Thomas. Thanks for following up w/ pics regarding your trip. Hmm. Do they have any service dept. there that you noticed? That store is very boutiquey. Surprised no AC.

Now I know what it looks like, so when I eventually take my wife, daughters, and mother to Seoul, it'll be a touch easier to spot.
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If the guy next is any kind of entrepreneur, he'll clean that place up, buy a cappuccino machine and some tables with some Cinzano umbrellas!
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Old Aug 10th, 2006, 9:27 am   #4 (permalink)
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more pics

The store's web site lists a service dept. It may be somewhere else.

The dealership is located in the Hannam-Dong section of the city.

I have seen one Ducati on the road , a ST3 or 4. Most motorcycles are used as for work , not fun. I'll attach a pic of a favorite delivery bike . Seems to be a Korean made Honda copy.

A couple shots of a nearby street also .
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Old Jan 30th, 2008, 5:38 pm   #7 (permalink)
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Actually, this isn't the official Ducati dealership. I also live in Hannamdong, right down the street from Pro Italia, and ride a Monster 695 Dark. I have run into many people at Pro Italia that speak excellent English and are very friendly. They have no on site service department, but instead, outsource all work. The official Ducati dealership is on the South side of the Han river. Just take the Banpo bridge from the N to S side and keep going straight. You'll see it on your right hand side.
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I have been to the store in the pic, but it was closed, so I hope to make it back again in a year or so to check it out. I love visiting Korea. I was adopted when I was nine months old and so far have been back about three times, Me and my family have many friends over there. It is a pretty proud country.
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so funny the place is named after the Ducati dealer in Glendale, CA. ! Thanks for the photos, very cool!
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I have been to the store in the pic, but it was closed, so I hope to make it back again in a year or so to check it out. I love visiting Korea. I was adopted when I was nine months old and so far have been back about three times, Me and my family have many friends over there. It is a pretty proud country.
Hey duc rider ! WOW, what a very interesting story you have here. Do you have a parent(s), grandfather relatives over there? What is it like to ride there, the climate change of seasons? My sister lived there for 3 years and thought there as a teacher,her husband was a captian in the US ARMY. So they basically did alot of stuff in Seoul. She enjoyed teaching there and had some interesting tales to tell. I would imagine the there is quite a number of motorcyclists over there.
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