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Old 11-16-2005, 10:29 AM   #11
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I drooled over these pictures this morning. It looks stunning.
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Old 11-16-2005, 10:33 AM   #12
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a $500 Increase won't increase sales, but it will probably increase profits.



There are 2 ways to increase porfit (without considering cost cutting, efficiencies, Etc). If you sell x Bikes at x $ you can either Sell more Bikes at the same price or you can sell the same amount of bikes at a higher price.



And honestly because Ducati has a prestige factor associatted to it, $500 probably won't deter someone who wants at DUC, because if he wants a DUC and probably doesn't want anything else. Especially since the other Exotics are harder to get a hold of in America.



So the extra $500 will most likely more then make up for any loss in sales.



Look at how Harley Sustains a price premium for a motorcycle that performs worst and is less comfortable then its competitors.



Plus if the prices of everything keep going (highly related to the cost of Oil) then I sure in the next couple years you will find very few products that don't increase with their cost of manufacturing going up.
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Old 11-16-2005, 10:46 AM   #13
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if you go to the ducati web site you can do a survey and tell them which

engine you would like and how much you would pay
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Old 11-16-2005, 01:42 PM   #14
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What a beautiful bike, hope they make it. I would rather have a 620 motor in there and even lighter weight, keep the single sided swing arm though.



This is exactly what I am looking for, 2 wheel, no plastic, and a barrel of fun.
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Old 11-16-2005, 02:14 PM   #15
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HDT Diesel bike bad...Hypermoto more bad. I agree; an 800cc engine would be perfect. Looks like there might be enough travel in those forks for some serious on/off-roading...not a poser bike. Tasty...me want review.
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Old 11-16-2005, 02:42 PM   #16
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Note that there's a survey you can take over at the Ducati Website where you can give your opinion about the bikes strong and weak points, make suggestions as to price point and engine size, etc.



Worth the time!
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Old 11-16-2005, 02:50 PM   #17
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Supersport and literbike owners suddenly notice that the tarpits are soft and sticky.
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Old 11-16-2005, 04:59 PM   #18
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this is easy...I'll just paste my remarks about the Aprilia, it all applies.

wow...Another Italian money pit. OH, can't find one? Gee maybe there's a dealer within 500 miles or so. No, only 700 miles away!! They can't get one? No parts? Welcome to Itlalian bike ownership...I think I'll take my chances with the avian flu, I might stand a better chance of getting it. At least it's not as hideous as a Moto Guzzi.
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Old 11-16-2005, 05:42 PM   #19
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On the Ducati web site they have an online poll asking people which engine they would like to see in the Hypermoto... choices were 620, 800, 1000DS and 1000 desmoquattro



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Old 11-16-2005, 06:01 PM   #20
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Beautiful bike. Would love to see that shootout.



Thanks MO!
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