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KTM buying Husky?

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/Ne...arna-for-sale/


Bug, hang onto that RR for a bit, it will be worth more if the deal goes thru.
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i saw that bullshit! KTM is owned by indian corporation!
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Husky has bounced around being owned by several parent companies over the years. Things won't change much, especially for the consumer... UNLESS... KTM's purpose is to kill the brand removing a competitor from the market and use the manufacturing facilities to increase their own production. This I doubt because the Husqvarna name has alot of value. You don't kill something that will put money in your coffers!

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i saw that bullshit! KTM is owned by indian corporation!
Bajaj (Indian Co.) only owns a minority share of KTM. KTM's CEO and chairman still own a controlling share.

BMW ownership hasn't exactly been good for the Husky brand.
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I cant imagine that too much will change . I would be very surprised if KTM killed off Husky.
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Bug, hang onto that RR for a bit, it will be worth more if the deal goes thru.

Don't know about that it might be harder to get parts for older Huskys I would think if the deal goes through.
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Bajaj (Indian Co.) only owns a minority share of KTM. KTM's CEO and chairman still own a controlling share.

BMW ownership hasn't exactly been good for the Husky brand.
German magazine MO is reporting that BMW is selling, but not to KTM. Indian Bajaj is said to take over more % of KTM and KTM boss Stefan Pierer wants to bail out of the Austrian company.

He´s said to use the money to buy Husqvarna. MO also says the facility will stay in Varese.

Here´s the German report, run it through a translator if you like.
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German magazine MO is reporting that BMW is selling, but not to KTM. Indian Bajaj is said to take over more % of KTM and KTM boss Stefan Pierer wants to bail out of the Austrian company.

He´s said to use the money to buy Husqvarna. MO also says the facility will stay in Varese.

Here´s the German report, run it through a translator if you like.

it'll be really disappointing if they sell a majority share and quality starts going downhill. I guess I'll have to start riding Betas.
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yeah ORANGE BABOON rider=)
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yeah just read another publication and it looks like Stefan Pierer i the one buying Husky it will be announced by the end of the week! thats great new!
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yeah just read another publication and it looks like Stefan Pierer i the one buying Husky it will be announced by the end of the week! thats great new!
http://hellforleathermagazine.com/20...ll+For+Leather)

that does change everything!
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Dont make this another Sandy Hook report . Lets hear the facts and then see.
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The fact is that Husqvarna is going to remain a European motorcycle brand and ktm will be owned by Indian corp=)
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I don't understand how this helps KTM at all. If I remember right, Bajaj owns about 20% of KTM.

The only models that Husky really has that are at all different than what KTM already has use engines based on the BMW 800 engine. Would they get to keep that engine? How much more premium would BMW start asking for?

THey already own Husaberg which was another Swedish brand that was started by Swedish former Husky engineers in '88-'89 that didn't want to move to Italy when Cagiva bought Husky and moved it there in '87. Maybe they are going to reunite the brands back together.

I will be interested to see how this actually works out. Pierer has done a great job pulling KTM out of near bankruptcy from the early 90's, i just don't see how this makes sense.

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I don't understand how this helps KTM at all. If I remember right, Bajaj owns about 20% of KTM.

The only models that Husky really has that are at all different than what KTM already has use engines based on the BMW 800 engine. Would they get to keep that engine? How much more premium would BMW start asking for?

THey already own Husaberg which was another Swedish brand that was started by Swedish former Husky engineers in '88-'89 that didn't want to move to Italy when Cagiva bought Husky and moved it there in '87. Maybe they are going to reunite the brands back together.

I will be interested to see how this actually works out. Pierer has done a great job pulling KTM out of near bankruptcy from the early 90's, i just don't see how this makes sense.

I bet Piere sells the rest of his KTM shares to Bajaj and becomes CEO of Husky.
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I bet Piere sells the rest of his KTM shares to Bajaj and becomes CEO of Husky.
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Colin Bajaj owns 47% and Pierer is selling his 52%!
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So Bajaj is going to just buy his shares and let him go out and buy a direct competitor for everything the Bajaj is buying without any kind of "non-compete" clause? Usually companies like Bajaj don't get that big without being smart enough to protect themselves from something that seems like such a direct conflict.

Even if they do become a full Indian company, I think I will stay Orange. I can't see switching over to Husky.

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So Bajaj is going to just buy his shares and let him go out and buy a direct competitor for everything the Bajaj is buying without any kind of "non-compete" clause? Usually companies like Bajaj don't get that big without being smart enough to protect themselves from something that seems like such a direct conflict.

Even if they do become a full Indian company, I think I will stay Orange. I can't see switching over to Husky.
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Well it is offial now! SP bought Husky!
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Well it is offial now! SP bought Husky!
So now I own a couple of KTM's ?
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No Husqvarna is now owened by an Austian, he was a ceo of Ktm but sold the rest of his KTM shares to Bajaj
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The fact is that Husqvarna is going to remain a European motorcycle brand and ktm will be owned by Indian corp=)
Where is your sense of humor ? I dont own BMW's anymore.
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