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Old 11-14-2006, 10:05 AM   #11
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MARCH- Italian time. Which should be May US tme.
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Old 11-14-2006, 10:24 AM   #12
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Ah 800 cc version would be the cat's meow.. I love the lines of the Desmosedici RR.. Now if they can just make a 800cc version for 15 grand. Ducati should not ignore the GMP. This last hoorah for the V-Twin is a waste of resources. Probably a stop gap measure until they get the 800cc V-4 ready
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Old 11-14-2006, 10:28 AM   #13
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What Ducati said was they weren't going to homologate and race the V-4 in Superbike, that decision hasn't changed.



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Old 11-14-2006, 10:30 AM   #14
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I'm guessing this'll be a pretty profitable "stop gap"



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Old 11-14-2006, 10:48 AM   #15
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I saw a PowerPoint presentation Frederico Minoli gave to investors about 6 months ago on future Ducati product plans, the idea being to simplify their product lineup and improve margins:



-the number of different bike models will be cut almost in half, all the "dark" models gone, Supersports gone, 750cc sport bike gone, MTS 620 gone



-only one low cost introductory model ... the Monster 695



-focus on introducing new higher price bikes like the Hypermotard, MTS1100, 1098 and Desmosedici



The number of core bike families cut to 4



Superbike

MTS/motard

Monster

Sport touring



as well as profitable "specials" like the Desmosedici and SportClassics



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Old 11-14-2006, 10:49 AM   #16
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NOBODY GIVES A CRAP !!!
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Old 11-14-2006, 11:04 AM   #17
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They haven't got my memo yet. Right now the new bike isn't legal in WSB or AMA. I can see the mighty 4 from Japan be pissed enough to start their own league..
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Old 11-14-2006, 11:06 AM   #18
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We will see. The looks are so so. Performance compared to the latest liter inline 4 bikes is probably inferior as well.
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Old 11-14-2006, 11:44 AM   #19
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looks like a kawasaki to me. nice but not really breaking new ground like original 916 is it? i am holding out for cleanburn flat four two-stroke.
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Old 11-14-2006, 11:52 AM   #20
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I thought you were holding out for the return of the grey pompadour.
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