Yamaha to Sell Motori Minarelli to Fantic?


Motori Minarelli

An Interesting Collaboration

Yamaha has a lot of businesses under its umbrella and one of those is Motori Minarelli. Recently, there has been a discussion of Yamaha selling Motori Minarelli to Fantic, according to Total Motorcycle

If the deals that I’ve been hearing about go through, Motori Minarelli will be owned by Fantic by the end of the year. The details of the deal are not yet known. 

I will say that I think Fantic could be getting a heck of a deal here. With 100 percent ownership, the company could really expand its engine manufacturing and increase Motori Minarelli’s footprint.

RideApart points out that Fantic has also been investing heavily in electrification, so there’s a chance it could use Motori Minarelli to further these endeavors.

Yamaha and Fantic have a strategic partnership, and the moves the companies make are supposed to complement one another. This would make me think that if Fantic were to focus on electrification, Yamaha would likely be the one who comes out on top in the end. It will be interesting to see where this goes.

6 Comments

  1. Bondichook
    October 19, 2020
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    It’s Fantic, not Fanatic.

  2. PS
    October 19, 2020
    Reply

    You mean Fantic motorcycles?

  3. October 20, 2020
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    FFS Wade, & subs (do you have any?). You’d better put FANTIC in your spellchecker dictionary quick, to save any further huge embarrassment! I can’t believe you had it mis-spelt FanAtic all the way through, including in the friggin’ headline!
    Jeez! You’ll be telling us next you’ve never heard of the long-established Italian firm, well-known here in Blighty since the ‘Frantic Fantic’ supermopeds appeared back in the 1970s!

    • October 20, 2020
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      Paul, oh golly, silly spellcheck. Updated.

  4. PK
    October 20, 2020
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    Fanatic are a windsurfing company, I’m sure you mean Fantic instead. I’ve owned a Fantic for over 30 years, & have been windsurfing for 35 years, so I’m fairly sure I’ve got that right…

    • October 20, 2020
      Reply

      Yeah, spelled it wrong. Spellcheck got me.

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