Arthur has only ever owned Ducati motorcycles, his first being a 450 Desmo single, purchased in 1975. He learnt his Ducati trade working with Ian Gowanloch at both the Lidcombe and Belmore workshops for 18 years. In 1992 Arthur took up the role of Technician and Team Manager of the Australian Ducati Dealer Superbike Team. The Ducati race team owned by the Ducati Importers N.F.Importers Pty Ltd.
After winning the Australian Superbike Championship in 1999 with Steve Martin on board the team was disbanded and Arthur continued on with Ducati at the Homebush workshop of Fraser Motorcycles until January 2001 when Desmo Headquarters opened its doors in Byron Bay.