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Ducati will build its new Scrambler motorcycle in its new plant in Thailand. The Scramblers that have been seen so far at motorcycle shows like Cologne and Paris could have been produced in either Thailand or Borgo Panigale. its unclear right now.

The good news is that regardless of where the Scramblers were built, they have no visible defects (which happens more often with Asian-manufactured products.)

Ducati still builds it frames and engines in Bologna, but other components are built outside Italy. This reduces taxes and labor costs. The parts are then all sent to plants around the world to be assembled. This scheme helps to reduce manufacturing costs.

Does it bother you at all that the Scrambler is not going to be entirely Italian made? Are you worried at all about Thai manufacturing quality?

Ducati Scrambler to Be Built in Thailand? - autoevolution
 

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That wouldn't bother me. A number of bikes from other brands have been build in thailand and overall build quality on them seems to be great to me.
 

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We've known this for months now, I'm surprised the media is once again picking it up. Of course it will be built in Thailand, and its not a new facility either, the little monsters have been coming out of Thailand for sometime now. Frame and engine assembly take place in Bolognia and are shipped over for completion...
 

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I've read multiple articles that have said that they will be built in Bologna for the European and American markets, Thailand for the Asian and Middle East markets, and Brazil for South America. Then, one other before this said it will be built in Thailand for all markets.

Honestly it doesn't matter to me.
 

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Assembly only in Thailand. Complete motors and frames are being shipped from Italy.
 

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Once the quality of the bike is perfect, does it really matter where it's built, As you would be paying a lot of money for your new bike.
All well know manufactures know this and strive for excellent QC.
They want you to keep coming back and to be able to recommend them.
 

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Honda has shifted the bulk of their manufacturing there as well and you know the Japanese don't play games with operational efficiency...

Thailand is currently the 17th largest global manufacturer. It is the second largest producer of light pick-up trucks as part of it's #14 ranking in auto production. In other areas of manufacturing it ranks #2 in production of hard disk drives and occups the top spot globally in the production of natural and synthetic rubber.
Even with these strong standings, the country is looking toward positioning itself as the center of the ASEAN Economic Community which starts in 2015.
 
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