The company's financial problems appear to come from a variety of quarters. Scooter sales in its Italian home market, a big portion of the company's business, have slowed dramatically. The devaluation of the American dollar, though it sells more Harleys abroad, means sales of bikes imported to this country either send fewer lire home or require price increases here, reducing sales volume. The firm's acquisition of struggling Moto Guzzi and perennially failing Laverda has probably also been a cash drain. In addition, Aprilia's MotoGP program requires a substantial investment.