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Old 02-10-2013, 03:04 PM   #11
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Interview Manfred Grunert BMW Motorrad about Husqvarna
Thursday, January 31, 2013

(web translation)
Today talked with Manfred Grunert, Head of Product Communications BMW Motorrad. "I can now announce that BMW Group indeed will sell Husqvarna Motorcycles to Pierer Industrie AG for an undisclosed sum. This is subject to approval by the competition authorities, we expect that within a month can be completed. Due of the enormous drop in the offroad market, BMW has decided to focus purely on BMW Motorrad, so onroadmodellen of over 600cc. never say never, but in the short term, BMW will therefore not return in the offroad segment.

The new owner will be responsible for the service of the sold Husqvarna's. At the moment he takes over the brand will immediately cease all involvement of BMW, which also applies to supply engines and parts for current models. All "expat" employees from Germany at BMW are still on the payroll and will therefore return to BMW. The employees of Husqvarna'll just stay in service.

We do not feel this as a loss of face but as a logical decision after the collapse of the offroad market. I know the circumstances under which other major engine manufacturers withdrew from an Italian company, but for us this is not an issue. Your remark that this is very costly for BMW I can not answer, as you know we do not talk about the sums of money. "


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Originally Posted by klxmack View Post
Really? Everything that I have read stipulates that" the new company has access to all parts manufactures currently available to husky."
Where did you read your info? End:

Parts yes, Husqvarna will have to arrange a supplier but complete engines for another model year not likely. Hundreds of posts on

if above is true, buy a skid plate asap as the aftermarket is not often keen on making or continuing to make parts on a 1 model year only bike.
that lower mounting area for the front of the skid plate is very much unique to the rotax/bmw design.
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