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Is Ktm Looking At Acquiring Ossa?

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I heard a rumor at a trials meet last weekend that KTM

may be having a look at buying OSSA, can anyone confirm?

 

I'd sure like to see them stay alive. 

 

 

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I can't see why they would. There was a shared history with Husqvarna, and later a shared parts bin, so it made sense. I can't really imagine KTM having any interest in Ossa.

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Gas Gas owns Ossa.

 

KTM buying Gas Gas would hopefully keep Ossa alive.  Bonus for those of us that restore and ride Ossa.

 

Makes total sense as it would bring Trials bikes to KTM. 

 

Rumors I have heard is that employees are not so happy about the purchase if KTM re-brands GG bikes as KTM vs letting the Brands continue.

 

Given KTMs resources I think it would be a good thing as long as it is to keep bikes and products available vs shelving the purchased companies products, i.e. buying market share just to kill it.  If it happens could be mean the end to any bikes that directly compete with KTM bikes, but I doubt they really consider them competition anyway, should just be a product line expansion.

 

I for one would vote yes on the purchase/merger, can only help two struggling companies.

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I can't see KTM having any interest in the OSSA as a motorcycle / going concern, but if they could get the brand name at a good price that may be a different matter.

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All I know is KTM boss said they were interested in making a trials bike, but not for a year or two.

And that the GasGas employees were not happy with the visit of KTM to the GasGas/Ossa plant.

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Gas Gas owns Ossa.

 

KTM buying Gas Gas would hopefully keep Ossa alive.  Bonus for those of us that restore and ride Ossa.

 

Makes total sense as it would bring Trials bikes to KTM. 

 

Rumors I have heard is that employees are not so happy about the purchase if KTM re-brands GG bikes as KTM vs letting the Brands continue.

 

Given KTMs resources I think it would be a good thing as long as it is to keep bikes and products available vs shelving the purchased companies products, i.e. buying market share just to kill it.  If it happens could be mean the end to any bikes that directly compete with KTM bikes, but I doubt they really consider them competition anyway, should just be a product line expansion.

 

I for one would vote yes on the purchase/merger, can only help two struggling companies.

 

KTM clearly does not want to acquire extra factories. They sold the BMW freshly build husqvarna plant straight away. So thats why the workers dont want an acquisition. They will loose their job...

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I don't think Ossa were ever "owned" by Gas Gas. The bikes were built in the Gas Gas Factory due to the local government putting up cash to keep both going. As per Gas Gas Ossa are talking of taking a bike to the Milan Show and restarting production.

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Latest I heard VW were interested in Ossa.

 

Needing some technology to mak smoky things run right!

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I don't think Ossa were ever "owned" by Gas Gas. The bikes were built in the Gas Gas Factory due to the local government putting up cash to keep both going. As per Gas Gas Ossa are talking of taking a bike to the Milan Show and restarting production.

 

They claimed to ''join forces'', so merge on same base.

 

Firstly they only used parts of the production line of GG which was available, but later they did merge formaly. ''As Ossa CEO Oan Gurt phrased it, the two companies had to put aside their egos in order to realize a stable motorcycle company from Catalunya.''

 

But in reallity it did look a bit like an acquisition in the end.

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Latest I heard VW were interested in Ossa.

 

Needing some technology to mak smoky things run right!

i can see a Ossa   Passat  Diesel in my nightmares .....

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Latest I heard VW were interested in Ossa.

 

Needing some technology to mak smoky things run right!

 

Should be emission free then!

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