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MCN  says:

Poll: Audi's Ducati buyout - good thing?

Audi can spout all the boilerplate it likes about benefiting from Ducati's technical expertise in small engines, all we want to know is will its buyout be a good thing or not for the Italian firm? Is it a harmless vanity purchase by a German sugar-daddy who'll keep Ducati in treats and clean knickers or do you fear its influence will...

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  • Posted 3 years ago (19 April 2012 17:10)

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Sep 08

Posts: 498

vw and suzuki

are you all so quick to forget that fiasco?! Remember these big companies have to make however many units with a certain amount of carbon output

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Sep 06

Posts: 310

gixercarl says:


you quote audi drivers arrogant aresoles perfect match for ducati riders

clakeson says audi drivers are all cocks this make ducati and audi the perfect marriage

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Jun 09

Posts: 18

mjaldridge74 says:

Buy oil now!

(repeat from previous post)  Lets hope the Audi guys don't get involved in the Ducati engine design, otherwise we will start to think that we are riding 2 strokes again.  My year old Audi A5 burns through a litre of oil every 1500 miles, all "within manufacturing tolerance" according to Audi.  And it's not just me, I have 3 friends who have Audi's with the same engine (2.0 TFSi 211 PS) and they have exactly the same problem.  Good cars yes.  Good engineering, mmmmmmmmmmmm

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Aug 10

Posts: 7

tamashiihyu says:


Can't wait to see the all wheel drive Duke!!!!!!!! 2x2 ! Lol

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Apr 04

Posts: 28

gsxr1969 says:

Interesting photo MCN. ! Is that the best shot you could find? Nobody here has mentioned if they think Audi will trim the racing budget.

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Mar 12

Posts: 21

oscarman says:

When Audi purchased Lamborghini it was an excellent thing, they began making cars with all the soul and passion you could want withe the advantage of being reliable and safe. i think they'll do the same with Ducati...

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Apr 12

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Simon1967 says:

I hope Ducati will keep its Italian style and will not be made less exciting. Look what happened to Lamborghini, they probably are building safer and more practical cars than before, but they are also less flamboyant and exciting. Who wants Ducati to become a second BMW?

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Apr 10

Posts: 1

eddypriem says:

audi's ducati buyout

I am the proud owner of a multistrada 1200S after I have been driving BMW motorbikes for years. I replaced the bmw for a ducati is I wanted to ride from A to B with more sensation, with more pleasure on the driving. The strada does it but in terms of reliability it is just the shadow of the bmw, the bike has been in the workshop for a great number of times: electronics, mapping, leaking öhlins, no rear break,... I definitely encourage the deal and hope that Audi will level up the technological aspects whilst keeping in the Italian soul. And please Mr.Audi, no diesel motorbikes, even if I love the audi cars. (I have a 3.0 V6 TDI Q5, best engine on the market!) eddy from belgium

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Jan 11

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snev says:

it could have been worse

if they bought Suzuki.... the "suzi quatro"

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Jun 11

Posts: 569

ratchetman says:


GSR1969 has a good point about the racing budgett. I cant see them pulling the plug on WSB. for a couple of reasons 1. they have outstanding success in WSB 2. The development and heritage shows in their current range of bikes.Even my 749 has a WSB LOGO on it. MOTOGP is a diferent ball game. It has little to do with their current line up of bikes, is very expensive to compete in and at the moment they have a lot of adverse publicity and little success. I hope they dont pull the plug on MOTOGP because ti could be the death nell for that series but who knows     

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