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Ducati changes ownership

August 10th, 2008 · Comments Off on Ducati changes ownership · Industry

Back in February I did a little profile on Ducati based on an article in Cycle News. You may recall that Harley-Davidson made a run at buying Ducati late last year, but the move was quashed by the investment group Investindustrial, which owned a significant, but not controlling, portion of Ducati stock. H-D has since […]

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Having failed with Ducati, HD now tries to buy MV Agusta

June 5th, 2008 · Comments Off on Having failed with Ducati, HD now tries to buy MV Agusta · Industry

According to this report, Harley-Davidson is in an advanced stage of talks to buy part or all of Italian motorcycle company MV Agusta. Why would HD buy an Italian sportbike company when they already have Buell? Because big companies have to grow sales – year-over-year, quarter-over-quarter – always growing. When sales slow (as they […]

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Ducati profile

February 7th, 2008 · Comments Off on Ducati profile · Industry

Getting detailed financial info on motorcycle manufacturers is difficult. The Big Four Japanese are vertically-integrated conglomerates who make everything from bullet trains and ships to pianos and keyboards. They don’t usually break out motorcycle sales in their financials. Ditto for BMW – they don’t separate cars and motorcycles. The small companies – Ducati, Piaggio, etc. […]

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