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View Poll Results: Harley purchase of MVA, good or bad?
Good 71 84.52%
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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-12-2008, 11:31 AM
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Don't forget that MV made small bikes for the masses (more upmarket than Piaggio, but not by much) for years before they went into GP racing and became what we remember them for.

HD don't make mopeds, Buell don't either. Personally I don't see it as a disaster if the HD/B/MV group did go and produce a high-end small bike to entice youngsters into the brand. It doesn't do Aprilia any harm. There's plenty here wanting a 675 triple anyway. Most likely if they want to go that route, they will use the Cagiva name.

Who really cares nowadays which corporation owns the money that owns a niche company anyway? As long as the same people are designing and building MVs, thats what matters.

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post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-12-2008, 02:01 PM
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You know what: My MV Agusta is still owned by me! HD didn't buy it...


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You know what: My MV Agusta is still owned by me! HD didn't buy it...
I think that's KEY though--> What H-D MUST ABSOLUTELY DO is support existing MV owners, first and foremost!
If they alienate or drop support of 'pre-buyout' bikes, I think they are sunk.
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Very good point fazer6, a lot of prospective buyers of new MV's are already owners of a modern MV.

We are the hands that feed them.
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I think that's KEY though--> What H-D MUST ABSOLUTELY DO is support existing MV owners, first and foremost!
If they alienate or drop support of 'pre-buyout' bikes, I think they are sunk.
Spot on!

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Good!!!

At least they have some money in comparison to previously.

It's all about money! No money, No talk!

Motorcycle is more than just a transport.

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I think it is the best that could happen to MVA. Practically HD bought the feature perspectives of the new products, but at the same time they will keep alive the customer base. For me one is sure, MV Agustas of any code name (F1, F3, F4 or F5) will become very expensive motorcycles, much more as they are now.


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