Audi Completes Ducati Takeover Through Lamborghini

BMW has been making motorbikes for a long time. They’ve established themselves with reliable and powerful police bikes, off-roaders and even some bikes for city use. However, a couple of years ago, they launched their first leader class utensil of destruction, which has managed to become a best seller. The R1000RR has been winning favor with customers and boosting BMW’s image.
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Ducati finally challenged the Bavarians with the 1199 Panigale. Clearly, this has the potential to make a strong case for itself. Audi, with its mountains of capital, decided the Italian motorcycle brand is what they needed to challenge BMW in terms of corporate image, so they bought the company.

The takeover of Ducati Motor Holding by Audi AG has been fully completed through its controlled company, Automobili Lamborghini. The company’s new Board of Directors subsequently appointed the CEO of Audi AG, Rupert Stadler, as President of the Board and Gabriele Del Torchio and Claudio Domenicali from Ducati as Members of the Board alongside Horst Glaser and Axel Strotbek of Audi AG.

“Ducati is known worldwide as a premium brand among motorcycle manufacturers and has a long tradition of building sporty motorcycles. It has great expertise in high-performance engines and lightweight construction, and is one of the world’s most profitable motorcycle manufacturers. That makes Ducati an excellent fit for Audi,” said Audi board of management chair, Rupert Stadler.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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