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Re: Trouble for Ducati?

How many of these old fart bikes you think they are going to sell?
 

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A sh!tload.

Schizuki the Great Motorcycle Swami says roadsters are the next wave.
 

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"not that silly PS with its B-17 nose cone fairing."



Damn straight. That F model only mounts a single .50 cal. Give me the G model with the twin-.50 turret.

 

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At the Duc shop I work at the Sport is the fastest selling Duc next to the Superbikes. They are even outselling monster models right now.
 

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Yeah. And Harley is collapsing next week too. (snicker)

Like it or not the future is still cruisers. Deal with it.
 

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I'm sorry I said you were kpaul's sock puppet. You're obviously not, because:

1) You work at a Duc dealership

2) You saw indisputable evidence that the Sport Classics are selling well and didn't say it was proof of your prediction that Sport Classics will not sell well.
 

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Now, now, I never said they'd outsell cruisers. Just that they'll be a growing niche. And I was being ironically grandiose.
 

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Thanks. One megalomaniacal bipolar attention deficit narcissist personality on this site is quite enough.
 

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Boy you sure know alot about psychology...hmmm
 

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by the way did you take advanatge of those GPTB specials I posted...
 

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Last 3 Years of Duc Reviews...

So we do always like the way they ride, sound and look, but as to saying they don't make enough power? Here are some quotes:

(From 2003 S4R story): "Ducati claims the S4R is the most powerful Monster ever. You'll get no argument from me on that point. Ease out the clutch and it practically pulls your arms off, right off idle."

(From 2003 ST3 review): "It does indeed feel more powerful than the two-valve mill and just as strong through the midrange as an ST4, but it is the sheer fluidity of the three-valve unit that impresses most. " and "I wouldn't be surprised, if the ST3 gets the "Best wheelying sport tourer" nomination at a coming MO comparo."

Expensive? Here's what I said when I rode the S2R:"The bike looks expensive and exotic, even though the price is quite reasonable considering the exclusive nature and hand-built quality."

Reliability? I couldn't find any mention of the word "reliability" in any MO story mentioning Ducatis in the last few years, although if you read my story on San Francisco motorcycle messengers, you will find this information:

"In the parking lot, I admire Rick's motorcycle for a bit. It's probably the most battered and high-mileage ST4 I've ever seen. "I bought it salvage title and got new bodywork off of eBay" he says in a rare display of glasnost.

I ask him if it's had any reliability issues, and he tells me he's never even checked valve clearance in the couple of years he's had it. How many miles is that? He shrugs and guesses at somewhere around 50,000, although the Ducati's odometer froze at 10,000."

We also don't discuss maintenance costs much, but if you take these bikes to the dealer for valve adjustments, you will pay a lot of money. That is a fact, not our opinion.

In short, we love Ducatis at MO, and feel some of the models are pretty good values. Also, we will start featuring Ducati motorcycles in more future tests.
 

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See you brought up the political thing.. I am not a Democrat by the way. Though the SV650 seems to be more conservative fiscal Republican (tight wad) than Democrat. but you are the guy with the chaotic confused, nickname ..not me... :)
 

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Poor Buz

Ah longride was right.. He said you were ripping off senior citizens in Hawaii. This post proves it. Must be a bummer to go to paradise and have to attend an AARP convention for business. All of those silver foxes to choose from eh Buz.
 

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bout time you figured it out...
 

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Ace has been making sense lately. That was my first clue.
 

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Remember there is only one kpaul the GMP.
 

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That's pronounced "gimp", right?
 

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Wow, I can see why there's so much hatred for these bikes: Classic styling, modern design and hardware with a simple, reliable, clean, efficient, and fairly powerful engine. What a piece of crap.



V-twin sportbikes suck. Except when it comes to, like, riding them and stuff...
 
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