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VW gauges interest in Ducati from potential buyers

Delicate dance is just beginning

Volkswagen Group is hosting preliminary talks with potential bidders for its Ducati brand to gauge potential interest in the motorcycle maker ahead of a November planning round, three people familiar with the matter told Reuters. During the five-year planning round, VW will review the future of its Ducati brand as well as of its super sports car brands Lamborghini and Bugatti, they said. Volkswagen is analyzing the future of Lamborghini, Bugatti and Ducati as part of broader quest

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As VW electrifies, it questions the role of Lamborghini, Bugatti, Ducati

'Volkswagen needs to change,' so the supercar brands' fate is up in the air

Volkswagen is reviewing the future of its high-performance brands Lamborghini, Bugatti and Ducati as part of broader quest for more economies of scale as it shifts to mass producing electric cars, senior executives told Reuters. Volkswagen's management board and directors will look at the carmaker's strategy at a meeting in November and are working on a new "to do list" as the company tries to more than double its value to 200 billion euros (182.7 billion pounds), one executive said

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2020 Ducati Streetfighter V4 S First Ride | Not as mean as it looks

Its 208-horsepower engine deserves respect, but it's not too rough to tame

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The Ducati Superleggera V4 is a 230-hp carbon fiber rocket

Only 500 will be made, and all of them will be sold in 2020

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Ducati Panigale V2 joins revised V4, Multistrada and Diavel

A full look at Ducati's 2020 lineup that's packed with horsepower and heritage

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2020 Ducati Streetfighter V4 packs 208 hp in a 400-lb package

It's an evolution of the world's best-selling superbike

Motorsports
Carlin Dunne killed in a crash at the Pikes Peak Hill Climb

The crash took place less than a quarter mile from the finish line

The crash took place less than a quarter mile from the finish line.

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Watch the Ducati Streetfighter V4 prototype prepare for Pikes Peak

The Italian marque hopes to set a new record on the mountain

Ducati is testing its Streetfighter V4 motorcycle ahead of its run at the 2019 Pikes Peak racing event. Watch the video footage here.

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Ducati announces MIG-RR electric-assist mountain bike

Ducati MIG-RR e-MTB unveiled in Italy, available this coming spring

Ducati MIG-RR e-MTB unveiled in Italy, available this coming spring.

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VW Group plan puts Porsche in charge of a 'super-premium' division

It will coordinate efforts at Audi, Bentley, Bugatti and Lamborghini

It would 'coordinate' efforts at Audi, Bentley, Bugatti and Lamborghini.

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Audi CEO drops plan to sell motorcycle brand Ducati

The company has recovered from the diesel scandal well enough that selling the Italian motorcycle brand can be taken off the table.

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Ducati planning electric bike, might not arrive until 2030

Why so far in the future?

Why so far in the future?

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Ducati is not for sale according to VW supervisory board

"We don't need money and our subsidiaries are not up for grabs by bargain hunters."

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VW has received several tentative bids for Ducati

Benetton wants to keep Ducati Italian, but is bidding against some heavyweights.

One of the most famous names in the motorcycle world is back on the auction block.

Harley-Davidson enters race to buy rival Ducati

Harley will be bidding against some other big names.

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