• May 22nd 2008 at 7:59AM
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Tata Motors, rumored to have been interested in purchasing a large chunk of Italian motorcycle maker MV Agusta, could have some competition. Another large Indian conglomerate, Mahindra & Mahindra may now be interested in a controlling stake in the storied company. According to India Automotive, the potential exists to gain instant traction in the global motorcycle market by picking up MV Agusta, and the Italian company could use the extra funds from a large and profitable company to release a new line of more competitive machines.

Volkswagen, are you paying attention to all of this? As we've previously reported, the German automaker has expressed interest in purchasing an established motorcycle brand, even going so far as to mention Ducati by name. MV Agusta would offer instant credibility and would be a rather easy entrance into the marketplace.

[Source: India Automotive]

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 7 Years Ago
      Man, Tata's really on a premium brand buying spree here.
      I wonder why the Chinese auto groups only bought MG. But then again sometimes these luxury group purchases end up being disasters, so we'll see.
      • 7 Years Ago
      there goes the neighborhood.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Look at GM or Ford. The neighborhood went down without any help from outsiders
      • 7 Years Ago
      With huge two-wheel market going upscale, it makes sense that tata and m&m are interested in this company. In any case, many may not know that Indian and Italian business houses usually get along very well.


      On a side note: US of A is excited to attack Iran next.
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