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When I start seeing people tattoing Ducati's coporate symbol on themselves... well then I'll REALLY be impressed.
 

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Oh I thought you were going to say that Ducati should put Buell motors in their U.S. bikes since Buells sells more bikes in the U.S. ;)
 

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A guy I know has the Desmosedici on order. He has replaced about $8k worth of stuff on his 999R.

But then he ordered his GT2 with $50,000 in options.
 

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LOL kpaul says "Just think how much money they would make and bikes they would sell with a 800 cc V-4. :) " World Super bike (WSB) hasn't approved the 1098 for racing yet ..kpaul thinks the WSB should put the 4 cylinder bikes limit down to 800cc and let Ducati race the 998 engine..Better yet let them race the 1098 against 800 cc bikes.. The 4s will still win with traction control..God told kpaul this on the 10th day of the year.
 

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I measure their success by how loyal the customers are. Stupid or not. It makes no difference.
 

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I lust for a Desmosedici ...
 

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Those of us with MBA's measure success by net profit. You can have a loyal customer base and lose money..
 

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Hasn't Harley's stock price gone up something like 15,000% since they went public?
 

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Probably...
 

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P.S. But it all starts with profit.. If you don't make a profit you go out of business. I worked for a company that had loyal customers because the product worked well but lost money and went out of business. i.e. people weren't willing to pay the true cost of the service.
 

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Yeah. Hiring MBSs is a good method for destroying a company too after they get done ruining the products with their incessant bean counting. It's the MBA centering on next quarter's dividends that's been a big factor in short-sighted poor quality American products. One mustn't forget the big picture.



If it weren't for loyal customers the American auto industry would have gone bye-bye a long time ago. What else explains how companies that sell such junk can stay in business?
 

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Jeeezus. 6 out of twelve posts on this thread. Unbelievable.
 

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Hey I just pointed out the problem with your definition of success. See my post below.
 

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Wellllll, in at least One case......

It did work for Harley.......

Rob
 

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Must be distracted at the moment.....
 

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An older, wiser, man once told me that it was possible to economize until you went broke. I think he had something like that in mind.
 
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