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Old 04-08-2003, 02:02 PM   #11
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Default Re: Price Reductions - New bike

I agree, I rode with a guy that had a 748. The sound and looks were everthing. But he is single with no dependents etc. Between my wife, who doesn't work, my two teenage daughters, and a mortgage, I'll settle for a 600. My wife says I am lucky to have it.
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Old 04-08-2003, 02:08 PM   #12
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I would find another shop if you can. That shop's attitude is really short sighted. Seems to me that the more comfrontable a customers feels the better. I have heard good things about Ducati of Seattle i.e. no poofy attitude.
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Old 04-08-2003, 02:17 PM   #13
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You bought your wife that new bike she was wanting yet?
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Old 04-08-2003, 02:19 PM   #14
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Default Re: Forget the Ducatis tell us about the head bolts

We still haven't heard about your head bolts JB or was the divorce necessary instead.
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Old 04-08-2003, 03:00 PM   #15
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Apparently BMW hasn't had a problem selling bikes for more than 10k. See previous article.



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Old 04-08-2003, 04:23 PM   #16
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And I just bought an RC51...
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Old 04-08-2003, 06:08 PM   #17
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That first PR paragraph was great. They want make Ducatis more affordable? Did they roll back the prices on '03s?



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Old 04-08-2003, 06:14 PM   #18
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I'm always amazed when people think that raw numbers are the only valid criteria for making a purchase decision. Is it just motorcycles, or do you apply the same logic to clothing, cars, houses, etc.? Hey, I may ride a Ducati but I don't wear leather arm chaps...
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Old 04-08-2003, 08:30 PM   #19
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BMW is doing the same thing car makers are doing, 0.9% intrest, no payments for 4 mos. no down payments, if they were selling so well they wouldn't be offering incentives. I think the market is tightening up on higher end bikes, with tough economic times it's hard to justify large price differances between comparable bikes. look at the v-rod / warrior test. $7000 differance in price for basically the same performance and style, you can carry that along almost any make and model, the Japanese have a comparable product for thousands less. thats why Ducati is lowering prices and why BMW is offering incentives out the yazz and why HD dealers are selling at or close to MSRP with full model lines on the showroom.
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Old 04-08-2003, 09:50 PM   #20
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I' not considering just raw numbers at all. In fact, I have a Duc (albeit an older model) and I'm very fond of it and it's.... err.... character.



I'm just wondering where, if at all, the Duc would surpass the Jap 600's that are on offer. And if it does, is it to the tune of a several thousand dollars?



Comfort, track use, urban drivability, medium distance hauls, performance, build quality, etc ... I'm considering all those factors, and yet I can't give the nod to the 749 on any of these apart from "looks"



I really want the 749, but I don't knwo why. Can someone do the justifying for me?
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