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Postby giumorin » 02 Oct 2018 20:42

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Postby 72degrees » 02 Oct 2018 22:47

Ah - you beat me to breaking the news!
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Postby MickeyMoto » 03 Oct 2018 10:19

Good and bad in equal measures.

Gives investment money, but will the Made in Italy' tag still apply?
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Postby 72degrees » 03 Oct 2018 10:35

MickeyMoto wrote:Good and bad in equal measures.

Gives investment money, but will the Made in Italy' tag still apply?


I suspect that at least after a while it will become like Benelli and SWM (or even AJS). Badge engineering with generic Chinese engines. If that pays for the continued production of the 1200s it's an "acceptable price to pay". Having said that, will punters pay the ticket price for a ZZ once it's thought of as a 'Chinese' bike?

If they build something light, low, medium capacity and decent power though I would certainly go and have a ride on it, but for example the Benelli 502 is > 200Kgs!
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Postby mbmm350s » 04 Oct 2018 08:48

worse still follow the model of MG cars in the UK. Not even assembled in Longbridge any more.
And all the kids in Europe can sell American coffee to Chinese tourists.
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Postby MickeyMoto » 04 Oct 2018 10:33

https://mg.co.uk/about-mg/

High value jobs, and not a Birmingham screwdriver in sight!
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Postby P&S » 24 Dec 2018 18:18

The good news is that Lambertini has been contacted by the new management for a collaboration.
He should work on a new 800 twin made in Italy.
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Postby 72degrees » 24 Dec 2018 19:01

P&S wrote:The good news is that Lambertini has been contacted by the new management for a collaboration.
He should work on a new 800 twin made in Italy.


Encouraging! Please Franco make it lower than a Corsaro. A bit lighter would be good too - though I realise that as an 800 twin there are limits to weight saving with modern emissions and noise requirements. A competitor for the Ducati Scrambler 800 Icon perhaps?
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