KTM to buy Ducati

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7/21/2017 7:57 AM

KTM or Bajaj close to making a deal the the Iconic Italian brand. Ducati might bright close to 800 million pounds. Ducati would be a nice fit for KTM. Both are premium sport orientated brands.
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/auto/news/two-wheelers/motorcycles/we-are-very-close-to-finalising-a-very-promising-alliance-rajiv-bajaj-md-bajaj-auto/articleshow/59685848.cms

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7/21/2017 7:59 AM

Bidding war with Harley?

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7/21/2017 8:01 AM

Wow didn't see that coming.

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7/21/2017 8:09 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/21/2017 8:10 AM

Johnny Depp wrote:

Bidding war with Harley?

Harley backed out after price valuations reached $1.4B

According to Cyclenews there are no shortage of potential buyers: Companies Line Up to Buy Ducati

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7/21/2017 8:15 AM

KTM needs to buy Alta. They would then be setup to dominate nearby every corner of the future market.

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7/21/2017 8:37 AM

How much is a dollar to a pound these days? Imma say about tree fiddy

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7/21/2017 8:56 AM

Stuntman949 wrote:

How much is a dollar to a pound these days? Imma say about tree fiddy

Sounds about right. I've got about 350 lbs of beef coming and I'm giving about $3.25/pound. blink tongue

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7/21/2017 9:06 AM

So what will that make Duck owners, Tropical punchers?

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7/21/2017 9:13 AM

I thought harley bought it??

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7/21/2017 9:34 AM

TXDirt wrote:

KTM needs to buy Alta. They would then be setup to dominate nearby every corner of the future market.

here is one of the owners of alta visiting a ktm factory so it looks like they are getting familiar with one another


KTM line at Bajaj

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7/21/2017 10:18 AM

A company who mainly is in charge of scooters and rikschas wants to buy Ducati? awesome idea...

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7/21/2017 10:43 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/21/2017 10:46 AM

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7/21/2017 12:22 PM

Well, that's one way to win a MotoGP championship. wink

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7/21/2017 12:40 PM

The company that owns Auto Union (AUDI), owns Ducati. They gotta come up with some cash for their diesel car fraud fines.

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7/21/2017 1:17 PM

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7/21/2017 2:53 PM

endurox wrote:

KTM or Bajaj close to making a deal the the Iconic Italian brand. Ducati might bright close to 800 million pounds. Ducati would be a nice fit for KTM. Both are premium sport orientated brands.
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/auto/news/two-wheelers/motorcycles/we-are-very-close-to-finalising-a-very-promising-alliance-rajiv-bajaj-md-bajaj-auto/articleshow/59685848.cms

Fake news

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7/21/2017 2:58 PM

TXDirt wrote:

KTM needs to buy Alta. They would then be setup to dominate nearby every corner of the future market.

es337 wrote:

here is one of the owners of alta visiting a ktm factory so it looks like they are getting familiar with one another


KTM line at Bajaj

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Bajaj auto is the mother company of KTM along with KTM Ag. So they're quite familiar and ready to buy Ducati from Audi.

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7/21/2017 3:06 PM

TXDirt wrote:

KTM needs to buy Alta. They would then be setup to dominate nearby every corner of the future market.

They don't need to buy them. Could build an electric bike quick and easy on their own.

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7/21/2017 3:09 PM

KTM could develop a bike to comptete with Alta in a year or two, but by buying them now, they own the tech and removed the competitor.

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7/21/2017 3:58 PM

Just bought a 939 Hypermotard SP last week - glad they aren't going out of business.

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7/21/2017 4:11 PM

Imagine the advantage of a desmodromic valve 250 or 450, valve float and valve spring failure would be a thing of the past

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7/21/2017 6:04 PM

Mit12 wrote:

Imagine the advantage of a desmodromic valve 250 or 450, valve float and valve spring failure would be a thing of the past

There are little to no benefits, just increased cost and complexity. There is a reason most motorcycle manufacturers do not use it....

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7/21/2017 6:08 PM

Mit12 wrote:

Imagine the advantage of a desmodromic valve 250 or 450, valve float and valve spring failure would be a thing of the past

Is that a problem in mx bikes or something? lol

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7/21/2017 6:18 PM

aFACEdismembered wrote:

Well, that's one way to win a MotoGP championship. wink

Have to buy Yamaha or Honda for that to happen.

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7/21/2017 6:36 PM

Mit12 wrote:

Imagine the advantage of a desmodromic valve 250 or 450, valve float and valve spring failure would be a thing of the past

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Done in 1971; 450cc. They had a 350cc in 1969.

There's always been a lot of talk about the complexity of desmo valvetrains. I have a 907ie with the twin valve head and while it's different I don't feel it's as difficult to adjust as a four valve head with shims under bucket followers that require lifting the cams. Not sure how the four valve heads would be.
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7/21/2017 6:45 PM

Mit12 wrote:

Imagine the advantage of a desmodromic valve 250 or 450, valve float and valve spring failure would be a thing of the past

BobPA wrote:

There are little to no benefits, just increased cost and complexity. There is a reason most motorcycle manufacturers do not use it....

Do you watch MotoGP? Ducati is the fastest most powerful bike in the field. Don't knock what you don't understand. The reason it is not used by other manufacturers is because it is patented by Ducati.

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7/21/2017 9:35 PM

aFACEdismembered wrote:

Well, that's one way to win a MotoGP championship. wink

Ya, maybe Rossi should sign, that worked well...get outta with that nonsense.

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7/21/2017 10:47 PM

Bajaj buying Ducati from Volkswagon

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much ty. How to spot a paid forum poster/artificial forum traffic producer (see list of actions/phrases below):

Copius pattern amounts of phrases like “Anyone have”..., “Anybody know?”.... and their variations.

Thoughts?
Any help is appreciated!
Thanks in advance!





7/21/2017 11:02 PM

Stuntman949 wrote:

How much is a dollar to a pound these days? Imma say about tree fiddy

I can remember scoring a pound for about $250.00 back in the 70's. Those were the good ole days...

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7/21/2017 11:08 PM

Mit12 wrote:

Imagine the advantage of a desmodromic valve 250 or 450, valve float and valve spring failure would be a thing of the past

BobPA wrote:

There are little to no benefits, just increased cost and complexity. There is a reason most motorcycle manufacturers do not use it....

Mit12 wrote:

Do you watch MotoGP? Ducati is the fastest most powerful bike in the field. Don't knock what you don't understand. The reason it is not used by other manufacturers is because it is patented by Ducati.

The Ducati's are fast as long as there are no turns on the MotoGP tracks. What sucks is they all have turns. Ask Lorenzo how he likes his Ducati.

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