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BrowningBAR 06-13-2007 11:33 AM

Re: Ducati and Harley Merger?
 
"Ducati would consider Harley-Davidson merger ‘anytime,’ CFO says"

--Who wouldn't?! HD is massively profitable and has a huge consumer base. Ducati is nearly a boutique shop that has had a hard time keep it's head above water.



Ducati is kind of the HD of sportbikes...

BrowningBAR 06-13-2007 11:34 AM

Re: Ducati and Harley Merger?
 
"Half of all Ducati owners in the US also own a Harley"

-Interesting quote.

longride 06-13-2007 11:36 AM

Re: Ducati and Harley Merger?
 
So, in other words, the GPTB IS the Ducatisti!

JBK1200LT 06-13-2007 11:41 AM

Re: Ducati and Harley Merger?
 
Fat chance

BMW4VWW 06-13-2007 11:42 AM

Re: Ducati and Harley Merger?
 
Look for the soon to be introduced 700 pound Fat Boy Motard!

BMW4VWW 06-13-2007 11:43 AM

Re: Ducati and Harley Merger?
 
Just ask Buzz.

BrowningBAR 06-13-2007 11:44 AM

Re: Ducati and Harley Merger?
 
I don't know, I think it makes sense from a marketing perspective.



Ducati LOVES their history. So does HD. I think it could work and I think HD buying Ducati would be great for Ducati and give Buell something interesting to play with.




ksquid 06-13-2007 11:48 AM

Re: Ducati and Harley Merger?
 
"Ducati is kind of the HD of sportbikes" I think kpaul, the GMP, said that a long long time ago.. But thanks for agreeing with me..

sarnali2 06-13-2007 11:54 AM

Re: Ducati and Harley Merger?
 
It's happened before, the Castaglioni Bros. owned both Ducati and Aeromacci, Aeromacci built Sprints and Baja's for Harley........



It makes a lot of sense for Ducati to get in bed with Harley given the corporate resources available. To take it one step further they could set up independent Ducati/Buell dealerships to focus on the sportbike demographic and have Harley dealers as Harley only.



That way the rugged individualists on Harleys wouldn't have to associate with those crotchrocket guys and sportbike riders wouldn't have to explain why they want carbon fibre parts, not chrome ones to the parts counter guys 20 times a day



It's a win/win I tell ya' !

sarnali2 06-13-2007 11:55 AM

Re: Ducati and Harley Merger?
 
Gee k-pissgums, you did and no one else thought of it before you......



keep up the good work !


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