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post #6 of (permalink) Old 09-04-2007, 11:55 PM
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Originally Posted by GSXR_Drew
I think Benelli are Chinese owned now right? I don't know...I find it hard to think of Benelli as being exotic knowing that they are a Chinese based company.

Imagine how you would feel if you just found out that the Lambo or Ferrari you just bought was really funded by a Chinese company. Kind of takes away the Euro out of it I think.

I think that is a bit of a shallow way to think about it. If you are worried about the current owner causing supply problems for parts, etc., fine, that makes sense and doesn't smack of elitism.

MV was owned by a malaysian company for a while. I don't think that stopped many people from buying them or thinking of them as any less Italian.

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