In the U.S., the name Mahindra is best associated with tractors. Over in its native India however, the Mahindra Group has its fingers in a lot of different industries, from aerospace to agriculture to tourism. Mahindra is kind of like India’s Kawasaki in that way. Mahindra is also heavily involved in the automotive industry, producing cars, trucks and its own motorcycle and scooter brand, Mahidnra 2 Wheelers.

Mahindra’s two-wheeled lineup currently consists of just one motorcycle and five scooters, however, and acquiring Ducati would better position the company against rivals Hero MotoCorp (which owns the largest share of India’s motorcycle market) and Bajaj (which owns a stake in KTM).

Reports out of India however say Mahindra is not interested in making a play for Ducati.

Mahindra has the economic weight to support Ducati
Ducati would help Mahindra compete against its rivals

Mahindra’s own motorcycle business has not been doing very well