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Post  SteveCat Thu Feb 16 2012, 11:48

Looks like the equity company which owns Ducati is looking to sell. Possible buyers Mahindra or VW. I'm not which is more worrying, an Indian cheap and cheerful car maker or the German conglomerate whose chairman is reported as saying he 'drives' Ducati's. link
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Post  MrNutt Thu Feb 16 2012, 11:53

I reckon merc/AMG will take it over, as there have been some odd ongoing ties with them for racing and road bikes from what I have seen and read.

Hopefully whoever buys it won't take anything away from a great motorcycling establishment
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Post  weasley Thu Feb 16 2012, 12:24

Mahindra, whilst they do make cars, are a global force in tractors, being world number one in terms of units sold. I've actually visited one of their production plants in Mumbai - it's not the last word in automated production but it was a surprisingly modern facility.

You could say the same of Tata and Jaguar/Land Rover (and Tetley Tea!) - they don't seem to have suffered.

I'd probably resist the VW approach more, for fear of removing character from the brand.
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Post  MrNutt Thu Feb 16 2012, 18:06

Lets hope if a Indian or Chinese company get it they don't do similar things like the parent company of beneli did, will post a link up about it when I am back In front of a bigger screen
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Post  YZFJohn Thu Apr 19 2012, 11:35

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Post  Wooster Thu Apr 19 2012, 17:58

That could be interesting, they didn't fart around after they bought Bugatti. Very Happy

Ducati Veyron anyone? green smile
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Post  Eddie990 Thu Apr 19 2012, 21:53

Vorsprung Duc Technik indeed!

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Post  SteveCat Thu Apr 19 2012, 21:55

Wonder if they'll do the 'leading through technology' slogan in Italian
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Post  Guest Fri Apr 20 2012, 18:55

what ever the case I think Rossi will be saying good bye to Ducati at the end of the year.
he certainly got burnt on this one.
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