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    DUCATI (The Company) FOR SALE ?

    http://thekneeslider.com/archives/20...o-be-for-sale/

    I thought they are really doing well?


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    That is a good time to sell, yes?

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    Maybe a good fit with Mahindra - they make some very robust tractors.
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    1Billion euro would be a significant move upmarket
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    So what if Piaggio bought Ducati?
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    Then they might have a marketing dept that would market the Aprilia brand as well as ducati.
    "It's an Italian sport bike." " Oh, it's a Ducati?" " No, it's the other one." " a moto guzzi?" "Nevermind"
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    Quote Originally Posted by JPP View Post
    Then they might have a marketing dept that would market the Aprilia brand as well as ducati.
    "It's an Italian sport bike." " Oh, it's a Ducati?" " No, it's the other one." " a moto guzzi?" "Nevermind"

    I want to see Mahindra buy Ducati. I have a soft spot for tractor companies building bikes. Look at my sig pic.

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    Don't forget that Lamborghini started out making tractors! (I know its not a motorcycle but its still a sweet Italian machine)
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    Good time to sell as the current ownership group would see a significant ROI.
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    Let's see, if each of us wanted to put up $10,000 that would be only 9,999 more people...naahhhhh
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    Didn't AMG just purchase Duc?
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    Just when I'm a little short on funds. This would be a dream come true. A great investment and all the exotic bikes your dear to dream of.

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    Audi moving in......

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    Yup,

    Official announcement will be next week.



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    OK, so Audi actually owns Ducati now but because Audi is a German Manufacturer, they have placed the Ducati acquistion under the Lamborghini umbrella to keep it Italian, at least this is the feedback I have recieved from my European riding buddies and input from their connections. One owns this years model and the other owns last years so they both have been watching the Ducati acquistion closely as they both have a bigger investment in the outcome than I do with my 99 Ducati.
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