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Old 06-06-2008, 12:42 PM   #1
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Old 06-06-2008, 01:11 PM   #2
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Sounds like H-D is going to learn how to make 100 million Euros selling Italian bikes.

Start with 200 million Euros!
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Old 06-06-2008, 02:26 PM   #3
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Old 06-06-2008, 02:30 PM   #4
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Ooooohhh, bad timing there HD. Why not try to buy Cagiva, who the Castagoti brothers made from the ashes of Aremacchi? Let the circle be unbroken...then you can bring back the Sprint ERS...where'd I put that tooling? Oh, it's in the chicken coop....
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Old 06-06-2008, 06:02 PM   #5
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Will HD change the name to Aermacchi?
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Old 06-06-2008, 11:34 PM   #6
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Will HD change the name to Aermacchi?
MV-Davidson..........
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Old 06-08-2008, 10:24 PM   #7
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Holy Christ, imagine the model names.

From the people that brought you the FLHTCU and the VRSCDX, comes the F4 RR 312 1078...
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Old 06-09-2008, 06:58 AM   #8
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This whole rumor of Italian marquee buying started three years ago with the possible buyout of Moto Guzzi off the Piaggio band. When that fizzled I guess HD felt it was important to keep the Italian link. Cagiva (other than MV and the sell off of Husky to BMW) were not in the US market anyway. Other than MV they only really sell scooters in Europe for their primary source of business. I know they have a couple bikes but really it's all scooters paying the bills. So, why not buy the brand? Question is: What happens to Erik? Does Buell start building MV's or is MV going to build Buells? Also- MV races. Will they continue? MV is readying a 675 triple to compete in supersport racing in WSBK and maybe able to enter into the Daytona Superbike class here. Would all that work be put on hold? Can Erik run two completely different Sportbike companies or are the Italians going to run MV. Man, I got questions on top of questions waiting to be answered.
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Old 06-09-2008, 07:00 AM   #9
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Holy Christ, imagine the model names.

From the people that brought you the FLHTCU and the VRSCDX, comes the F4 RR 312 1078...
No, no, no. The 312 was the previous engine. The F4-RR-345rrs167.96.215.682 is the model you are thinking of with the 2 horsepower increase. Not to be confused with the F4-RR-345rrs167.96.215.695 that has the passenger seat or the F4-RR-345rrz160.96.215.682 which has the hand warmers or the F4-RR-345rrs165.55.205.682a which, of course, has the anti-lock brakes.
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Old 06-09-2008, 07:05 AM   #10
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No no no, the F4-345RRS16555205682a has the Chrome'n'Skull package(tm)..

The ABS model is the F4-rrs16555205682aABS is the one with Brembos......
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