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CYGNUS X-1
10-12-2004, 09:13 PM
Pretty sad dont you think?
Or perhaps fitting !


I heard that it is now official, Aprilia is owned by Piaggio.
:)

amauri
10-12-2004, 09:29 PM
Not just any scooter company, Piaggio is THE scooter co.

Piaggio has a long history that goes back to before WW2, I think it's the best thing that could have happened to Aprilia.

Time will tell.

Ricky J
10-12-2004, 09:49 PM
Not really.

Aprilia started off as a bicycle company before they made scooters.

Yamaha made musical instruments to begin with.

Exdukenut
10-12-2004, 10:25 PM
Who cares who owns them!! As long as they continue to offer quality bikes, with a sole, (unlike Honda.......:rolleyes: ) to a knowledgeable market, I'm a happy chappy. :)

:cool:

Dr. Thrillride
10-13-2004, 01:08 AM
Originally posted by CYGNUS X-1
Pretty sad dont you think?
Or perhaps fitting !


I heard that it is now official, Aprilia is owned by Piaggio.
:)

hey cyg, is your bike for sale or something? or did your mommy take it away?

:bitchslap :bitchslap :bitchslap :fangs: :fangs: :fangs:

hank
10-13-2004, 07:00 AM
Remember that Ducati made scooters before motorcycles.

And the Wright Brothers built bicycles......

DockingPilot
10-13-2004, 07:06 AM
Cyg,
Saw Dan jr. the other day.

FR
:peace:

quinno
10-13-2004, 04:30 PM
So how did Honda start out ?.....Building small motors & scooters.

Yamaha ?.....Piano

Kawasaki ?....Ship building

Suzuki ?......Textile looms

vintagemxr
10-13-2004, 10:08 PM
Seems like everybody is owned by somebody these days. Back in the '70s Honda bought a big chunk of Suzuki, I don't know if they still own it or not. Ferrari is owned by Fiat, Jaguar is owned by Ford, Lamborghini is owned by Audi who is owned by Volkswagen, and on and on... Heck, last I heard Ducati is controlled by an American investment concern, TPG or something like that (update, anyone?). Next time a Ducati guy razzes you just tell him Ducati isn't even an Italian company now. :eek:

Nah, Aprilia tying up with Piaggio is a good thing, brings a little more stability and a chance to renew development of new and interesting things.

Exdukenut
10-13-2004, 10:47 PM
I don't smoke, I don't drink, I don't do drugs, I don't consort with women of easy virtue, I just ride motorcycles.

I guess by missing all the early stuff in your statement, it doesn't give you much else to do, except m/cycle! :D :D :D :D And unfortunately it's all fun! :D :D

:cool:

vintagemxr
10-13-2004, 11:02 PM
Originally posted by Exdukenut
I guess by missing all the early stuff in your statement, it doesn't give you much else to do, except m/cycle! :D :D :D :D And unfortunately it's all fun! :D :D

:cool:

I didn't say I'd never done those things in the past... :D

Motorcycles are legal, safer, and don't keep your house when you decide it's time to get rid of them.


:peace:

radduc
10-14-2004, 09:22 AM
sounds like a born again to me. LOL!!

DRT-Tuning
10-14-2004, 12:26 PM
Originally posted by CYGNUS X-1
Pretty sad dont you think?
Or perhaps fitting !


I heard that it is now official, Aprilia is owned by Piaggio.
:)

Aprilia is also a scooter company, so...

Marko
10-17-2004, 10:36 PM
Piaggio also makes aircraft. The Avainti is an all composite corperate aircraft in a canard, pusher config. VERY expensive.