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Old 04-28-2004, 04:58 AM   #11
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Default Re: again the HD faithfull refuse to admit that change is possible

That's not exactly what I'm after here.



My point is that the squids and print rags rave over how great the latest Aprilia, Ducati, Fischer!!, Truimph is (and how Harley should be doing the same thing) but when it's time to crack open the wallet, they trudge down to the local Honda/Yamaha etc. to take advantage of the superior price/performance ratio.



Lord knows I don't agree with KPaul about much but if he breaks down and buys a Triumph rather than another Japanese sportbike I'll have to give him credit.
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Old 04-28-2004, 05:04 AM   #12
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Default Re: again the HD faithfull refuse to admit that change is possible

KPAUL should go with the Buell.
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Old 04-28-2004, 05:05 AM   #13
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Default Re: again the HD faithfull refuse to admit that change is possible

I'll put is simply. If your going to compete in the price/performance catagory, which Aprilia is trying to do, then the Japanese are going to rip your lungs out and feed them to you for lunch. Maybe wasting all that money on a race team isn't so smart after all. Harley is looking smarter every day.
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Old 04-28-2004, 05:13 AM   #14
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I agree with the folks that say Harley should buy Aprilia and MotoGuzzi. Harley has tons of cash, and they need to spend it badly buying dying sportbike manufacturers. No better way of p!ssing away your profits in my book.
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Old 04-28-2004, 05:16 AM   #15
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Default Re: again the HD faithfull refuse to admit that change is possible

You know a Ducati ST4 would look good in your garage alongside all that Japanese and American iron.



Just think how cool you would be when you roll up to the Italian beef stand.
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Old 04-28-2004, 05:27 AM   #17
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Maybe they could buy Oldsmobile too.
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Old 04-28-2004, 05:43 AM   #19
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Ducati

Rotax

Scooters



Ducati will get MG, and maybe Laverda

Rotax might take over the motorcycle line, more likely to just produce the rsv motor to sell.

Whats left of Aprillia will revert to scooters.

my $0.02



The shame is the GP tace team will shut down, I allways have a soft spot in my heart for the underdogs in racing.



I had to admire them for trying to compete, and if I had the $$$, I'd own one (of just about every bike made by every manufacturer, got to have dreams, right)



Someone had mentioned Foggy/Pertronis getting Laverda. Be a interesting idea, but I don't think Pertronis is really interested in making motorcycles, it seams to be more of a marketing/racing/prestige thing to them.
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Old 04-28-2004, 05:45 AM   #20
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Your kidding right? You know he is saving up to get the triumvirate of the motorcycle gods (VFRCONNIESV650)
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