Reports: Ducati sale will not happen


The word on the street is that Ducati is no longer for sale.

Although several companies were interested in buying the Italian motorcycle manufacturer, the chance of a deal was supposedly nuked by internal opposition; all the way back in August, there were rumblings that Volkswagen’s supervisory board and unions (VW owns Ducati) were opposed to the sale.

According to Asphalt & Rubber (who got it from the Italian moto-press), that’s exactly what happened, and the company’s bigwigs have sent out internal communications to settle the matter. So, for now, VW remains in control of Ducati, which is probably good news for Ducatista—the brand has certainly strengthened under German control.

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