HD offers to buy Ducati from VW

Discussion in 'Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports' started by Steve W., Jun 21, 2017.

  1. Hoak

    Hoak Long timer

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    I bet HD can fix that...
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  2. BobcatSig

    BobcatSig They call me... Huckajawea

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    LOL. Let's hope not.
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  3. gbtw

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    I wonder how many patents come with the sale of Ducati and if they are for some esoteric stuff they could sue competitors with for a cut of their profit or use them to start another trade / import war like in the 750 bike era.

    Also killing of that Ducati Diavel seems like a good idea because its cutting into their market quite a bit.

    VAG has a certain amount of clean vs dirty vehicles it can make based on international treaties. I don't think people would like to buy a German designed hybrid or electric bike (with junky Bosch parts). And since VAG got caught with their hands in the cookie jar (diesel emissions) these treaties will only get stricter in the future it seems logical to get rid of some negative balance it sooner than later.
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  4. BushX

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    Doesn't HD make more on the lifestyle brand with clothing and accessories? Maybe they see the same potential in Ducati.
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  5. wandererjim5

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    I am hoping just maybe a replace for my Ulysses please Ducati keep the weight down and torque up and simple 'self mechanical' servicing?
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  6. Sparrowhawk

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    VW is not going to sell Ducati.
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  7. NickW1

    NickW1 Been here awhile

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    Perhaps but VW needs money, their world wide diesel legal woes are killing them, they need the money.
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  8. Max Kool

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    VW is actually doing very good. Dieselgate was a bitter pill to swallow, but sales are good.

    They’ll survive without selling Ducati.
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