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The thing that rocks about this bike is the engine is the real deal. Japan, and especially Harley, take note. Twins in "cruisers" can make power, oh yes they can...

The looks are too far out there for me, but this bike's motor looks to be the coolest thing slotted into a motorcycle yet. 90 degree V-twin character blended with good old fashioned excess horsepower. Sign me up for some of that Devilish goodness!

In all honesty, I would spring for the Multi though. Pretty much the same tune and it is not a rolling circus attraction. Gotta had it to Ducati though, as a company they have big solid brass balls. Ducati has also been quite a success as of late. It goes hand in hand :D
 

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I really do hope they sell. They should. We are talking cruiser dollars here, not sportbike dollars. Cruiser guys are used to paying 20 grand and getting 70 or less horsepower. This Vmax is cool and all, but it is a heavy tank. This new Duc blows the lid off the game.

Ya, the not quite ready for assisted living "Faithful" won't buy it, but the younger punks should be all over this thing! Put a set of Termis on it and it is by default the coolest sounding cruiser on the road.

God knows, if I had stupid disposable income, one of these would find it's way into my garage, just cuz :D
 

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Japan could do this bike. Not as cool perhaps, but for $9,000 less and with the usual Japanese unbreakable reliability, it could have appeal.

Victory could do this. Who knows. Victory seems pretty progressive and they are not necessarily tied into a one dimensional engine offering.

To be fair, Harley tried this market quite awhile ago with the V-Rod. Harley likely feels rather burned by the V-Rod and it would be understandable if they believe that nobody bought it because it is not a traditional Harley. That may be. Traditional Harley riders are not V-Rod buyers, and a lot of riders are not potential Harley customers due to the strong brand image that is either highly attractive or not. The V-Rod is a bit of an orphan - unloved by the "faithful" and not of interest to the rest.

It will be fun to see how this new Duc does. If it sells in decent numbers despite it's high price, expect imitators. Just because the V-Rod failed, it does not mean this concept does not have serious merit. It just may be that the concept of a no excuses high performance power cruiser needs Ducati, the coolest of all manufacturers, to sell it :)
 

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Forgot to add. Regarding the Duc Streetfighter with 3K worth of bling for 12.9K mentioned in the prior post. I concur. Buy it. Buy it now!!!! :cool:

Any links to the VRod documentary? I would be interested in seeing that.
 

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Well, I'm not too sure about that. A VMax is more expensive than the base Diavel and lacks TC. I feel kinda sorry for Mr. Max, one of the most expressive Japanese bikes ever.
The V-Max has it's own unique and expensive V-4 engine. The Duc has the advantage of a shared engine, so that saves them money there.

Hmm. Suzuki could drop a Hayabusa motor in a cruiser chassis with a phat rear tire. Should be suitably ridiculous. An inline 4 "cruiser" likely would not sell though. Been there, done that before I guess.

Nevermind - LOL
 

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Maybe... If Yamaha will give us one.
Jay Leno, Kaming Ko, Lyle Lovett - gotta be somebody who has one for you to ride.

If MO is the Black sheep of the MC journalism industry, it needs to work on it's wealthy but cool riding buddy benefactor pool. Sure wish I qualified. :D
 
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