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Of course the Edwards replica RSV R is pretty sweet too.



Its a wonder why Honda didn't do a world championship edition of the RC51 to honor Colin Edwards Championsihp. (boo Honda)
 

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Ducatis are already too expensive. I can't believe how much people spend on them. And now some fools are gonna waste several thousand dollars on a bunch of stickers that aren't going to do anything to make the bike better. As a matter of fact, it's just going to be a rolling billboard. Idiots!!!
 

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Another gem of wisdom from a McDonalds-eating, Saturn-driving Sam's Club member. Bet you've got a Velvet Elvis on the wall of your doublewide, don'tcha?
 

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no, but I don't understand what would make people spend so much on something when they could get better for less. I assume that the people buying these bikes will probably never do much riding. In that case, I suppose it's understandable from a from a collector's point of view. True, I couldn't afford one, but if I could, I think I'd buy a few functional bikes for the price. I don't collect anything, never did, and probably never will. But I do like to use what I have, and not just look at it.

And no, I don't have a Saturn, I drive a Triumph.
 

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"better" is subjective.

ride one first, and hope it doesnt become something that you just have to have.....
 

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Laddy, replace "Ducatis" with "Harley's", and "stickers" with "chrome doo-dads" and you're getting to the reason some of us aren't riding lead-sleds...
 

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You are absolutely correct. I wouldn't spend a whole lot of money on something that doesn't make the bike much more functional. But then again, I'm secure in my image and don't try to go out of my way to impress people with eye-candy.
 

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No disrespect, but once you "can" afford it, you think differently. You desire what

others may not have; the exclusivity of it. This has tremendous value. Would you go to

McDonalds if you could afford to dine at nice restaurants? After all, McDonalds is quick and convenient and is arguably the "best value"?

Everything changes when you "can".
 

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Do the stickers make the bike a better ride than any other top of the line Ducati 999? Will they make you ride like Hodgson? I think not. I'm not trying to bash Ducati, they make great bikes, but for the average rider, with an average income, there are much more appropriate alternatives. And to all you who must stick out your pinky while sipping your champagne and smoke your cigarettes on those long sticks, I'm sorry I called you fools or idiots. You just have a different set of value$.
 

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To presume someone is insecure if they buy this bike is a very pragmatic and defensive

position. One of the principle reasons we all buy "new" bikes is due to the joy of owning it. Really, a five-year old bike is no less superior for all but the best riders. The rest just makes us "feel" good, maybe even makes us "think" we are faster.

There is ego involved.
 

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I am a bit of an eccentric. Not a bad thing, because I consider my eccentricities to be in a positive way. I donate to charity more than I spend on "toys" for my self. I find myself very fortunate to be in the status I'm in and feel no better about myself than when I did have to save just to go to McDonald's. I've gone from getting my food at a food bank to being able to pay cash for just about anything I want, but I always feel as though I am wasting it when spending it on my self, and walk away feeling guilty. Call me frugal. After all, it's easier for a camel to walk through the eye of a needle........
 

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I must disagree about one thing. Warranty makes a new bike much better than a five year old bike, in my way of thinking. But if whatever it is you have makes you happy, that's really all that counts.
 

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A bike five years old is usually worth less then 50% of the cost of a new one. Even replacing the engine does not cost as much as the "warranty". That's why used bikes are the required choice for those who can not afford to buy new ones.

Now, piece of mind is another benefit of the newer bike, but with a price attached.
 

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you are a real retard to be commenting on someone else's values.

If someone can afford it, why not?

It also does have some trick parts on it not on any of the other 999s.

Its an F'ing ducati. its not made for the "average rider with the average income" get the chip off of your shoulder.
 

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Cycleguy26: Some people buy Ducatis for the same reason you bought your sensible Honda Rebel instead of an even more sensible moped - it makes them (and you) feel good to splurge on a luxury once in a while. You know, a simple yet estimable attempt to experience the things that make a man happy before he eventually croaks.

Better check on that lump of coal you've got up your bung, it might be a diamond by now. Or not.
 

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Damn right. I am so freaking' with you on this one. Let me take it one step further though... DOWN WITH MATERIALISM!!! DOWN WITH CAPITALISM!!! FREE MOTORCYCLES FOR ALL!!!
 
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