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seruzawa 04-22-2004 11:15 AM

Re: Ducati Confirms Interest in Moto Guzzi
This will be okay as long as they decide not to build a Moto Guzzi Indiana.

ebass 04-22-2004 11:31 AM

Re: Ducati Confirms Interest in Moto Guzzi
Gotta say, the Guzzis have charisma, which I value highly, but some engineering flaws in the California EV we had last summer such as a horrible transmission and unreachable kickstand, left me wondering what the hell those guys were thinking.

Steve781 04-22-2004 11:34 AM

Suggestion to the New Investors
Whoever winds up with Guzzi, I hope they put their new swingarm (as seen on the Brevas) on the LeMans bikes. IÂ’d even give up my VFR for such a bike.

acecycleins 04-22-2004 11:34 AM

Re: Ducati Confirms Interest in Moto Guzzi
Aprilia has Guzzi in it's holdings. Aprilia is in the race business not the cruiser business. Guzzi make some fantastic "street sport" bikes but the bread and butter are tour/cruisers. Ducati has the "air cooler" motor down to a science and the old tractor motor from the Guzzi could only benefit from this. Ducati would not have to worry about trying to develop a cruiser for a growing market if it were to aquire the Guzzi brand. Natural fit? Yes.

Neal 04-22-2004 11:56 AM

Re: Ducati Confirms Interest in Moto Guzzi
Well they gotta California and a Nevada.....guess an Arizona is next. Plenty of states before they get back to Indiana.

Neal 04-22-2004 11:59 AM

Re: Ducati Confirms Interest in Moto Guzzi
I think you hit the nail on why Ducati would want MG......I'm just not sure why Aprilia would want to unload it unless its losing money.

Buzglyd 04-22-2004 12:03 PM

How about a Utah?
It comes in one color: Vanilla. It has no chrome and 10% of the proceeds go to the Mormon church.

BMW4VWW 04-22-2004 12:10 PM

Re: Ducati Confirms Interest in Moto Guzzi
Wow seruzawa you really do remember so relatively obscure motorcycles. It's hard to believe that the same company that brought us the Montjuich was simultaneously dreaming up the Indiana, a cruiser that looked like it was designed by a 60's era Japanese company. VWW

seruzawa 04-22-2004 12:27 PM

Re: Ducati Confirms Interest in Moto Guzzi
I even remember Greeves, DOT, Zundapp, Marusho and DKW! How about the Munch Mammoth?

My neighbor had a Sears Puch.

Lots of obscure motocycles. DOT was supposed to stand for "Devoid of Trouble". Hahaha. A British Villiers engined leading-link dirt bike. Devoid of Trouble. Pull the other one.

tonyharrah 04-22-2004 12:31 PM

Re: How about a Utah?
...and it runs fine on low-octane gasoline. All the way down to 3.2% without knocking.

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