Ducati is reported to have sought a buyout from Royal Enfield owner Eicher Motors, according to the Times of India.
Volkswagen was recently also reported to be looking for a buyer for Ducati to allay some of its massive debts over the 2015 emissions scandal.
Now it seems Ducati has reached out to Indian automotive manufacturer Eicher to buy them.
Eicher boss did not confirm the buyout report.
“We are always open to thoughts and ideas,” he told the Times of India.
“But as you know, we are the most focused and selective company… So basically, without saying absolutely no to anything – because we never say never – we are so zeroed in on our own opportunity that we do not want anything to distract us.”
Either already has links with Sweden’s Volvo for heavy commercial vehicles and American manufacturer Polaris for utility vehicles.