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Old 11-08-2006, 08:48 PM   #1
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Default Re: Ducati Announces 2007 1098 Superbike Family.

Holy Crap! 381 pounds? Just a hair heavier than the GSXR1000 claimed weight of 379-ish...--Pete
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Old 11-09-2006, 01:05 AM   #2
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Default Re: Ducati Announces 2007 1098 Superbike Family.

We already covered this. For the haters: Tough nuts. For the lovers: I work at Atlanta Triumph Ducati. For the indifferent: Buy a Triumph and refer to the lovers line.
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Old 11-09-2006, 01:13 AM   #3
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Seems to me they fixed the looks issue. Does anyone notice the (2*GSXR1000) price tag? Ouch!
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Old 11-09-2006, 01:27 AM   #4
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My mistake. The base model is about $15k not $20k.
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Old 11-09-2006, 02:39 AM   #5
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You know, $15K seems a little bit more reasonable compared to the latest Jap bikes...granted, the $20K "S" model is probably the most comparable, but still...



I wouldn't mind seeing the Japanese manufacturers come out with "premium" editions of their bikes - factory Ohlins & Marchesini, possibly mildly hotted-up engines etc., sort of like the Yamaha LE R1 but maybe a little bit more thoroughly thought-out (that bike seems...unfinished to me).



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Old 11-09-2006, 02:41 AM   #6
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Default Re: Ducati Announces 2007 1098 Superbike Family.

Maybe I could buy one of these and a set of throw over bags since my ST3s doesn't seem to be coming. Whaddya think?
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Old 11-09-2006, 02:44 AM   #7
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I wonder how many back rubs and trips to the ballet this is going to cost me?



Is it just me or does 15 large seem almost reasonable?
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Old 11-09-2006, 03:16 AM   #8
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Good thing you don't compare them to Japanese products. You get a motorcycle that will perform better for lots less money from all four. If price/performance is your game, Ducati ain't the name.
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Old 11-09-2006, 04:03 AM   #9
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Especially for something that, if ridden as it should be, stands a fair chance of sliding on its side during track daze. You're gonna also need to buy a .44 to shoot yerself if that happens, cuz it's gonna cost you another $15K to put it back together.
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Old 11-09-2006, 04:20 AM   #10
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My god! It's like I just stepped into the Twilight Zone (or maybe OZ). Kpaul would have used that exact argument.
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