Originally Posted by TokyoLunch
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.
You're right, sounds a bit like elitism, but....it's OK.
Anyway, back to the topic, I would get the 312R as well, even though it's comparing apples to oranges, like was already said.