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« Reply #40 on: February 21, 2012, 05:53:14 PM »




Excellent post.

I'm sure they are much more "affordable" in other markets.  I wonder why the price gouge?  I think Ural would do better here as well if they were less expensive.


I just googled the price in India.
125,000 Indian Rupees, which is about $2500...
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« Reply #41 on: February 21, 2012, 06:31:06 PM »




I just googled the price in India.
125,000 Indian Rupees, which is about $2500...


Damn!  That's quite a gouge on American buyers.  Sad
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« Reply #42 on: February 21, 2012, 06:46:04 PM »


Anyone interested in going in 99.999999999999999/0.000000000000001 with me?


Sure! I get the 0.000000000000001 investment, but I want 50% of the voting power  Bigsmile
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« Reply #43 on: February 22, 2012, 01:46:59 PM »

I'll buy em if they'll take a post dated check. Then, free Ducati's for all!
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« Reply #44 on: February 22, 2012, 03:28:09 PM »




Excellent post.

I'm sure they are much more "affordable" in other markets.  I wonder why the price gouge?  I think Ural would do better here as well if they were less expensive.


Because they can (gouge that is).....& they are probably the last bike still manufactured on the planet that you can fix with vise grips, screwdriver, & a hammer.....unlike all the new stuff Sad
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« Reply #45 on: February 22, 2012, 03:32:15 PM »




Because they can (gouge that is).....& they are probably the last bike still manufactured on the planet that you can fix with vise grips, screwdriver, & a hammer.....unlike all the new stuff Sad


I think automobile manufacturers do more gouging "because they can" then much more limited appeal motorcycles specific ones.  Still, it is a heck of a difference in cost between the markets.  The thing is by lowering their initial cost, they seek to gain more buyers, which increases their end profit.
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« Reply #46 on: February 22, 2012, 03:35:32 PM »




I think automobile manufacturers do more gouging "because they can" then much more limited appeal motorcycles specific ones.  Still, it is a heck of a difference in cost between the markets.  The thing is by lowering their initial cost, they seek to gain more buyers, which increases their end profit.


I agree, but that's only when a company is willing to see the big picture......& you have to admit with todays economic climate a lot of them aren't doing this (which is their loss)
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« Reply #47 on: February 22, 2012, 03:37:49 PM »




I agree, but that's only when a company is willing to see the big picture......& you have to admit with todays economic climate a lot of them aren't doing this (which is their loss)


Very true my friend.  Smile
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« Reply #48 on: February 22, 2012, 03:52:09 PM »

Ya but what do we know.......we've been seduced by the Italian stuff Lol
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« Reply #49 on: February 22, 2012, 03:59:48 PM »


Ya but what do we know.......we've been seduced by the Italian stuff Lol


Hell yeah!!!!

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« Reply #50 on: February 22, 2012, 06:47:30 PM »

I have it on good authority that a Nigerian Citizen has offered $5.3 Billion for Ducati but requires that $2.3 billion be sent back and Ducati can have the rest.

Seems like a good deal to me... Lol
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« Reply #51 on: March 12, 2012, 10:40:52 AM »

Despite the recent rumors of a possible purchase by Hero (of India), the latest news is that Audi (of all companies) is working on a deal to buy Ducati.  So in the end, we may have VW Ducs after all.

http://news.motorbiker.org/blogs.nsf/dx/audi-to-buy-ducati.htm

http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/News/Search-Results/Industry-News/Audi-to-buy-Ducati--the-four-rings-expands-from-four-wheels/

Why is Audi buying Ducati?

It's all part of Project Eagle, another brainchild of Volkswagen group scion Ferdinand Piech. He has been eyeing up the opportunity of buying a prestigious motorcycle brand for some time, and considered reviving Horex, a German motorbike firm which made single- and twin-cylinder bikes from 1936 to 1956.
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« Reply #52 on: March 12, 2012, 04:30:54 PM »

German AND Italian ingenere, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria!  OMGOMGOMG
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« Reply #53 on: March 12, 2012, 08:00:38 PM »

So many ST.N-based timing belt jokes. I'm ready to start completely unfounded and reckless speculation about future diesel-engined Ducati MotoGP prototypes. Maybe Audi 5000 sudden, unintended acceleration technology will be adapted?  Lol
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« Reply #54 on: March 14, 2012, 01:56:13 AM »


German AND Italian ingenere, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria!  OMGOMGOMG


Don't forget the Twinkie.  Bigsmile



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« Reply #55 on: March 14, 2012, 01:53:35 PM »

Lamborghini hasn't exactly suffered at the hands of Audi/VW ownership.  

This could be interesting.
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« Reply #56 on: March 15, 2012, 12:01:04 AM »

Maybe Audi just wants to tweek BMW's nose...... Bigsmile
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« Reply #57 on: March 28, 2012, 03:35:41 PM »

Latest news: Audi is offering 750-million Euros.  

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/news/audi-acquisition-offer-ducati/#more-29258
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« Reply #58 on: March 28, 2012, 08:01:58 PM »

Could make for a very interesting future
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« Reply #59 on: April 02, 2012, 10:56:00 AM »

A new challenger appears.  Metrosexual, Italian industrialist Lap Elkann says he may make a bid to keep Ducati from falling into "foreign hands."  Headscratch Shrug 

http://www.agi.it/english-version/business/elenco-notizie/201204021359-eco-ren1045-lapo_elkann_doesn_t_exclude_bid_for_ducati

He seems like a good fit to me.  I bet he has multiple man purses.



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