Originally Posted by doyle
My expectation is that they will hastily rebrand the bike as BMW for the remainder of 2013 and for Dakar 2014 with a Speedbrain massaged version of the Husky 450 (which essentially was the BMW/Kymco 450) and when contracts are up, Speedbrain either continues on their own with the bike (since they control most of the engineering data rights) a la Bordone-Ferrari or they link up with another manufacturer. Beyond contractual obligations, I don't see BMW continuing along that path. What would they have to gain?
maybe Speedbrain by KYMCO...??? What a spectacular way for an Asian marque to break into the game...
they could piggyback/synergise the thing off the CCM/Kymco project perhaps?
Wouldn't that put a ding in JengChings little red wagon (re-stickered for Dakar) tactics...?