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Old 03-12-2007, 09:50 AM   #1
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Some questions:

Where are you located?

What was the out the door price?

How many miles do you have on it?

What is the scheduled maintenance?

Any word on the expected life of the motor?
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Old 03-12-2007, 09:55 AM   #2
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Very good last 2 questions.
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Old 03-12-2007, 10:04 AM   #3
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Question 4 is important as there are rumors that the motor won't last long (something about a tear down at 50 hours, which seems unlikely, but...).



These are rumors from those who haven't owned or riden on the bike, though. Still would like it cleared up.
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Old 03-12-2007, 10:16 AM   #4
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He mentions the mountains in Hawaii. The big island maybe?
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Old 03-12-2007, 10:25 AM   #5
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The "rumors" came from Aprilia itself when it originally announced the SVX/RVX. Their website still doesn't list any street legal models.
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Old 03-12-2007, 10:38 AM   #6
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Which makes it all the more interesting to get someone that actually owns one to tell us the details.



I also found it interesting the Aprilia didn't allow for street testing of the new machines during the MO review. Most of the talk is about the motards, yet the news really seems to tap dance around it and focuses on the dirt versions.



Also, I haven't heard much on Duc's motard lately either. And frankly, they can't be much more expensive than Aprilia's 8,400 they are asking. I'm guessing somewhere between 9 and 10.

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Old 03-12-2007, 11:12 AM   #7
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I'm on Ducati's mailing list and they send emails releasing specs (but not price) and now they say they are in the final testing phase to make sure all the bugs are worked out.



Ducati has two winners this year. 1098 and Hypermotard.



Decisions, decisions.....
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Old 03-12-2007, 11:27 AM   #8
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Ducati Motoard Pricing:

2007 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 (200

M.S.R.P. $11,495.00

http://www.powersportsnetwork.com/en...icleCode=42989



2007 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 S (200

M.S.R.P. $13,995.00

http://www.powersportsnetwork.com/en...icleCode=42990



How accurate is this? Probably pretty close. Doesn't sound surprising at least.

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Old 03-12-2007, 11:46 AM   #9
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Valve adjustments come in 8 hr increments and, from a friend that owns one in England, the rebuilds are done in 45 hr increments (but I have not confirmed). As *****in' as this ride seems the fact is it may be more of a headache than it's worth. I'd choose the Huskey 610sm or the new Ducati Hypermotard for the most glaring and obvious reason- I want to ride not wrench.
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Old 03-12-2007, 11:53 AM   #10
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From a marketing standpoint, that just can't be right. People will ***** and moan about the bike and Aprilia far too much and it will be deemed a failure.



I'm not saying you are wrong, but I just can't believe that a company would put out a bike that requires that much attention. The price is already at a premium and the maintenance would be extremely high.



That's incredible.



Do you know if the company sends this info out to the dealers? Will your sop carry them?

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