Ducati Desmo Owners Club - "Factory DOC" (as we refer to it)
Ducati DOC - Desmo Owners Club Factory membership system
This is an official factory run membership system which has been running for a few years now, and is a membership system in its own right, it is designed to be used by smaller provincial clubs as their membership system, of course we have our own system, so we don’t use it as such, but being an officially affiliated club it’s there for us to use to our members benefit, and it does have its benefits, which include:
- A DOC membership card - which allows the bearer free of charge access to the factory museum and tour.
- Discounts on items in the Bologna factory shops (approx. 15%)
- A ‘Welcome pack’ which is provided once a year (‘gadgets’, patches, and badges etc?)
- Reduced price (approx. 50%) World Ducati Week tickets
- Reduced price Ducati Riding Experience
- Reduced price entry to some trade shows etc
So, as you can see it is worth doing, especially as it’s all free of charge, BUT, this is only available to our fully paid up members, not available to forum or Facebook only members.
Another benefit for us as a club is the increased presence it gives us in the eyes of the factory, as because we do not share our membership information with 3rd parties we have no way of proving the numbers of paying members we have. Therefore, as more members register our actual level of membership will become apparent to the factory.
This system runs for 1 year, from January to December, which means that we have to re-affiliate and re-enrol all of our existing current members on the system, which we do for you in December/January, so if you are already on the system (and you are all paid up), you will be automatically re-enrolled, if you are unsure, please log on to MY DUCATI to check your status.
Now, as this system requires the sharing of personal info with a 3rd party (ie Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A) and the setting up of password access, this is something that members must instigate for themselves (as we do not share our members info with 3rd parties)
So, if you want to take join in, this is where you need to start:
Go to www.ducati.com on the front page just under MY DUCATI click on SIGN UP
And follow the sign-up procedure
Setting up you profile and access password will give you access to your info later on....
You must do this as this is the
Please keep your info up to date as this address is where your Members Kit will go to.
Once you have signed up, or signed in you will see…
Click on Profile…
Next click on the 3 lines top left to get to MY PROFILE MY GARAGE MY CLUB
Click on MY CLUB and either click on Join a doc or check the status of your membership your status should read ACTIVE if you are one of our members.
To ask to join, simply type Ducati Owners Club in the club field, our name should pop up, then just select.
A final note on the Members Kits, at the moment it’s unclear whether these will be sent to us to send out or sent direct to members.
**October 2019 update**
The red DOC membership cards can now be downloded as a pdf from 'My membership' simply log in and download, they can be printed off or kept on a smartphone to be shown as required.
If they are sent out to us to distribute the club will cover the cost of postage to send them on
We have no control of when these kits are sent out, as they are provided by Ducati
Once you are registered and accepted there is no need to re-register each year, providing your DOC GB membership has not lapsed we will automatically renew all current members in January for the coming year.
If you are unsure or have any further questions about this, please e-mail me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kevin Baker - Membership secretary