UPDATE 1-Ducati 9-month profit soars, 2007 forecast confirmed


(Adds quotes, details, closing share price) MILAN, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Italian motorcycle maker Ducati confirmed its 2007 profit margin forecast on Wednesday after posting a 107.5 percent rise in core profit for the first nine months, as new models like the SBK 1098 helped boost sales. Shares in the maker of racing bikes driven by Australian world champion Casey Stoner raced 8.5 percent higher to close at 1.972 euros, their highest level in about two months. Ducati Motor Holding SpA , ...

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