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Old 02-02-2013, 12:59 PM   #1745
FlyingFinn
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Originally Posted by itsatdm View Post
I do not think BMW is going to allow KTM to use that engine and compete with their G650/Sertao version, Loncin made or not, if they have any voice in the matter.
That. (and one can substitute "KTM" with Bajaj or "Pierer" what ever you want to call the new owner of Husky)

And at least equally importantly, BMW for sure as heck is not going to be in the business of parts supplier for a competing company.
The Terra and Strada are, what at least 50%, made of BMW components.
Once those bikes are not in the family anymore, BMW won't be supplying all those components to the new Husky. That's for sure.

Look at what happened to TE630 and XChallenge. Gone in a year or two.

With the new owner of Husky, and most key components of the Terra/Strada coming from BMW, same thing will almost inevitably happen to those bikes.
And that's a pity because the Terra is great bike.

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