The biggest Indian motorcycle companies are Hero MotoCorp, Bajaj Auto and Eicher which owns Royal Enfield.
Last year, Hero and Eicher were among the prospective buyers for Ducati with Eicher making the highest bid at a reported €1.8 billion.
The Volkswagen board shelved its decision to sell the Italian motorcycle company, but now CEO Herbert Diess says Ducati will either expand or be sold, despite being the group’s second most profitable subsidiary behind Porsche.
“Either we find a way forward for Ducati, which provides some growth” and expand the brand, “or we have to look for a new ownership,” he says.
If it is sold, what are the chances it will be bought by an Indian company?