Beetle manufacturer wants to get onto two wheels
He reportedly regrets missing out on Ducati when it was in serious
trouble in 1985. ‘We could have snapped it up for peanuts then,’
admits Piech, a 71-year-old Austrian billionaire who actually owns
and rides a Ducati.
Piech and Porsche, the two grandsons of VW Beetle creator Ferdinand
Porsche, are currently backing the reunification of their companies
in a controversial takeover of Volkswagen by Porsche. The latter
raised its stake in VW last year to 31 per cent and aims to acquire
majority control as soon as all the European and German regulatory
authorities approve the deal. Trades unions representing Volkswagen
workers, led by militant convenor Bernd Osterloh, are opposed to the
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Just think if they had bought Ducati all those years ago. We may not have seen all these italian exotics, but instead a functional and relliable motorcycle.
A VW bike would be a nice change though. Be good to see what other poeples idea's for push two wheels forward.
Also, with Porsche owning 31% of VAG would we see a special Porsche model much akin to Audi RS's? Now we're talking.
Posted: 17/04/2008 at 13:57
Like the article says, they most likely would buy some existing manufacturer.
But can you imagine, if they did build their own bike. It would be functional, reliable, pretty quick, chunky looking and oh-so-boring. But it would have storage space and cup holders.
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