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Old 03-08-2007, 06:40 AM   #93
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Originally Posted by dlearl476
What's yer point?
I was referring to the phrase "rebadged Aprilia" where we all know that in the early 90's Aprilia was desperate to have a volume selling model. Imagine their faces when BMW suggested to develop a single cylinder together and produce them in Aprilia's plant (because BMW's Berlin plant was fully booked making oilheads of course). BMW knew exactly what they wanted and were in charge, they weren't simply buying Aprilias, made small modifications and then sold them under the BMW flag.

I believe without BMW and Rotax, the Aprilia's 650cc thumpers would never have existed. Or even Aprilia at all (for I believe the Pegaso produced the money for Aprilia to pay Rotax to develop the 1000cc V-twin for them).
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