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Ducati announced a new company sales record with 45,100 motorcycles sold in 2014. The year marked the fifth consecutive annual increase, with 2% more motorcycles sold than in 2013.

The newly-revamped Monster line played a big role in Ducati’s sales record. The addition of the Monster 1200 and Monster 821 models helped increase the family’s sales by 31% to 16,409 units. Ducati also sold 9,788 motorcycles from its sportbike lineup, including 5,806 units of the 899 Panigale (so by our calculations, the 899 outsold the 1199 Panigale last year).

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The U.S. continues to be Ducati’s largest market, with Americans scooping up 8,804 units last year. Sales in Europe, however, were less impressive, with Ducati’s sales decreasing by 3% to 19,743 motorcycles, thanks mainly to tough times in Ducati’s home market where Italian sales dropping by 14% to 4,284 motorcycles.

More positive news came out of Asia where Ducati set a new company record for the continent with 5,787 motorcycles sold (up 11% from 2013). Thailand saw a 22% increase to 3,057 units sold.

Ducati isn’t the only European brand reporting record sales in 2014. BMW set its fourth-consecutive sales record with more than 120,000 motorcycles and scooters sold (breaking its previous record in just 11 months) while KTM is also expected to announce a new sales record after selling 115,731 in just three quarters. Triumph also announced sales of 54,432 motorcycles during its 2014 fiscal year, the most since the company’s relaunch in 1983.

[Source: Ducati]