Harley-Davidson newest MV Agusta suitor?

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First we heard ruminations that India's Tata Motors was considering a purchase of Italian bike manufacturer MV Agusta, followed shortly thereafter by similar rumors regarding Mahindra, another huge Indian automaker. The latest company rumored to be keeping tabs on a possible purchase of MV Agusta is none other than Harley-Davidson, which would provide some rather interesting storylines to consider. For one, HD already owns one sportbike manufacturer in Buell, which even uses Harley V-Twin engines in the majority of its bikes. Therefore, one might question the logic of snatching up another boutique maker of bikes with outwardly sporty intentions. Still, it is a well known fact that Harley-Davidson would like nothing more than to bring younger buyers into its showrooms, which is something that MV Agusta's stunning range of machinery would surely do. For fans of the Italian marque, the idea of Harley infusing some much-needed cash flow into MV should more than offset the shock that the purchase would likely make.

[Source: Cyril Huze Blog]

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