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April 27, 2004, 12:23 PM


I still have not bought the RSV-R I promised myself some day.

I am sure someone will buy them/bail them out!

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April 27, 2004, 01:23 PM

After years and tons of miles on Hondas, I just had to get an Aprilia. They ride and look great. The are Iiiiitalian. Blah blah. Now that I have one they are going under.....

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April 27, 2004, 01:31 PM

Well, what are we waiting for! Let's buy 'em!! they only need 5 million pounds, hell let's give them Scot!
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April 27, 2004, 01:36 PM

You guys are only reading the surface stories.
I can assure you with almost 100% certainty that Aprilia is not going anywhere. Ducati had serious growing pains also. This is a NEW company. They have 15 investing companies willing to bat for them. They are holding out for the best possible deal-

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A rumour is circulating in the trade that aprilia is in recivership - it is not - if you telephone either aprilia UK or aprilia Italy you will speak to someone - what has happened is that the scooter division has effectively gone into temporary suspension - this is a scenario common Italy where a company in financial negotiation can close down all or part of it's operation for a limited period during which the government pay 80% of the employees' wages. The sccoter division is the primary cause for aprilia's problems and it is a logical step to take advantage of this facility whilts negotiating a sale of shares.

The motorcycle aspect of aprilia is fully functioning as always and this includes spare parts. It is no secret that ROTAX Bombardier (the Austrian company who builds aprilia engines) is at the final stages of a due dilligence exercise prior to putting in a bid to purchase aprilia spa or at least to become the principal shareholder. It is also a well know fact that Ducati are most likely to purchase Moto Guzzi from aprilia.

In the meantime it's business as usual and as someone else pointed out this whole scenario is a fairly normal and regular occurence in the Italian Corporate world.
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April 27, 2004, 02:10 PM

too bad it's not Buell going under
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Originally Posted by TylerDare
too bad it's not Buell going under

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