Pro Italia Welcomes Miguel Galluzzi Advance Design Director, Piaggo Group

About Motorcycle Design and Business Directio

Thursday, April 19
6:30PM - Cocktails and h'orderves; 7:00PM - Presentation

You're probably familiar with Miguel Galluzzi's work, even if you don't recognize his name. Miguel created the original game changing Ducati Monster in 1992. He's the Buenos Aires-born Italian designer and graduate of the Art Center of Pasadena who kick-started the entire "naked" bike category with his idea that "all you need is a saddle, tank, engine, two wheels and handlebars". More recently as Piaggio's Advanced Design Director and Head of the Piaggio Design Studio in CA, Miguel penned the Aprilia Dorsoduro, RSV4, and new Tuono, as well as the Guzzi V7 and California. Miguel's been tasked with re-imagining both Aprilia and Moto Guzzi for the 21st century and we can't think of a better man for the job.

Miguel will speak about the future of transportation, how he goes about designing great motorcycles and what he considers to be great motorcycle designs. "I'm not thinking only about motorcycles," he says, "This global financial situation is opening many windows and giving designers a chance to reinvent the way we move around. We're talking about two- and three-wheeled transportation that's urban, mobile and intelligent. In the future, we're going to be moving a lot more people."

Don't miss this event. Please RSVP to Rick Nelson ([rick.nelson@proitalia.com](mailto: rick.nelson@proitalia.com)).

[Bring your old helmet in and get a credit based on the MSRP of the new helmet, details here. If you aren't local or don't have an old helmet for exchange use coupon code GGMXD online for 10% off MSRP. This offer is only for a limited time, ends April 13, 2012.

UPCOMING EVENTS

MOTOGP OPENING DAY
April 15 is the first race of the 2012 MotoGP season. (It's also two days away from Tax Day in the US ... but that's another story.) The race is in Qatar and we hoping for the best for Ducati. So, if one or more Ducati riders podium we're going to offer Triple Loyalty Points on all Ducati Parts, Accessories or Apparel all day Monday, April 16, through midnight PST. You'll have to buy online as we are closed on Mondays. We're hoping that this race costs us.

TAX DAY (APRIL 17) SALE
You won't pay tax on any in-store purchase made during our regular store hours and you'll get double Loyalty Points if you order online. This sale is good only from midnight (PST) to 11:59PM (PST) on Tuesday, April 17.

PANIGALE LAUNCH
April 28 is a very special day for Pro Italia as we welcome the new 1199 Panigale to the shop. We'll have an unveiling, tech talks, hourly raffles, give-aways, a special BBQ and more. And, of course, all the accessories you need are already in stock. Stay tuned for more information.

NEW PRE-OWNED see all >

[Clockwise: 2011 Ducati MS 1200 S, 2011 Ducati MS 1200 T, 2008 MV Agusta Brutale 910R, 2010 MV Agusta Brutale 1090R

NEW IN THE STORE see all >

[Clockwise: Ducati Corse Team Button Up Shirt, Cortech Super 10 L Tank Bag, Rizoma Large Next Front Brake Fluid Tank, Ducati Team Backpack in Black

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DUCATI TEAM LUGGAGE April 2nd, 2012
Fairly recently we received a shipment from Ducati Performance of their new bags for 2012. Check them out below or shop all Ducati luggage online. These are made by Puma for Ducati and are all made of 100% Polyester. READ MORE >

CORTECH MOTORCYCLE LUGGAGE April 2nd, 2012
Spring has sprung early for a lot of the US so it is time to get the bikes out and hit the road. I just did a bit of an update on our Cortech motorcycle luggage (saddlebags, tank bags, tail bags and a helmet bag). READ MORE >

PIKES PEAK 2012 March 23rd, 2012
Ducati has put together a website and packages for all you Ducatisti who want to venture to Pikes Peak for this years Hill Climb. More details here: http://pikespeak.ducatiusa.com/ and a quick overview of what is going on straight from Ducati READ MORE >