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Post  BanditDave on Sat 01 Apr 2017, 9:49 am

Holden’s shocking two-wheel plans | Manufacture News
According to industry insiders, General Motors Holden is about to start producing motorcycles in Australia at its Elizabeth facility in South Australia, where production of its Holden Commodore car will cease in October.

The top-secret plan has the backing of the Australian Government, which was shocked at the backlash over its callous abandonment of the local car industry. It will now invest $500 million in an Aussie Holden motorcycle to save thousands of jobs.

A Holden insider said the top-secret project could be revealed today.

Holden will leverage GM’s close links with Suzuki, which helped develop the Cruze small car that was built in Australia until last year. Suzuki has been asked to supply motors, including the 250cc twin from the forthcoming GSX250R.

Holden wants to repeat the formula that worked with cars for decades and could even retool an old advertising song as “Football, meat pies, kangaroos and motorbikes”. It is understood to have registered the names Kanga, Goanna, Dingo and Drongo.

Government assistance could extend to offering the next contract with Australia Post so Holden can pursue a plan for a postie bike to be called the Modern Mail. This bike, which would provide critical volume, is understood to already be pounding the footpaths at Holden’s Lang Lang Proving Ground.

by David Hassall

http://amcn.com.au/editorial/holdens...o-wheel-plans/

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Post  NZspokes on Sat 01 Apr 2017, 9:53 am

Good old first of April comes along again.
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Post  BanditDave on Sat 01 Apr 2017, 10:20 am

I got this from a reliable source who also advised me that to maintain some traditional values, the first bike model will be known as the Holden Commode as a reminder of the Holden Commodore series.

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Post  madmax on Mon 03 Apr 2017, 6:45 pm

@NZspokes wrote:Good old first of April comes along again.

First thing i did was look at the date!

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