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Old 06-13-2007, 11:57 AM   #11
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"Half of all Ducati owners in the US also own a Harley"

--I think the single dealership would work. If Harley goes through with it there would have to be mandatory training and reeducation programs set up nationwide, though



It would also give Harley a greater presence in the European market.

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Old 06-13-2007, 11:59 AM   #12
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A week gets shorter and shorter, doesn't it?
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Old 06-13-2007, 12:00 PM   #13
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And I was thinking we'd start seeing folks out there with assless chaps and flip flops at the same time.



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Old 06-13-2007, 12:01 PM   #14
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God that is so disgusting on so many levels.. kpaul is bummed.. but hey what happens to Buell if the merge happens. My guess the firebolt become collectors items as Burns said they will cause they won't be made anymore.. One way for Harley to get a Modern V-Twin for the next gen of Sportsters..
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Old 06-13-2007, 12:02 PM   #15
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LOL As long as it's not longride and Buz..I'm good with it.
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Old 06-13-2007, 12:03 PM   #16
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And a statistic that I hope to be a part of in the very new future. If that Multistrada turns out to be what I hope it is...woo woo!!!



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Old 06-13-2007, 12:03 PM   #17
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I couldn't help it first biodiesel now this.. God you guys conspired against me didn't you..
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Old 06-13-2007, 12:05 PM   #18
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"The US market is flattening," DÂ’Onofrio said.



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Old 06-13-2007, 12:28 PM   #19
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I think Ducati should ask Daimler-Benz how their merge with Chrysler went....



The only positive thing I could see is the ducati 1100 ds engine dropped into a Buell lightning, but even then, why buy one when you can get a Duc for a lil more money? And Harley dealers have been pothetic at best when it comes to sales and support of the Buell line, what makes Ducati think they can sell their bikes any easier?



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Old 06-13-2007, 12:34 PM   #20
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This is one of those cyclical rumors that pokes its head up every few years. Superficially it's interesting (complementary product lineups! long and noble corporate histories! they're both V-twins!) but I cannot see the integration working out at all.
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